July Currently

July's Currently Sponsor is....

Lucky to Be in First

SOOOOOO where do I start....
wow...
my summer has been crazy!!!
I am going to try to sum it up for you....

got a cortisone shot in my knee... IN MY KNEE... ouch... OUCH OUCH
on 3 weeks of resting... HAHA... keep reading

found out I have pink eye after I got all dolled up the night before for a PARTAY...
got PINK EYE equals... trash all make-up... super sad face

THEN....
toilet flooded....and also flooded...
Bub's room
study
guest bedroom
my bedroom
laundry room
main hallway
living room
and half the kitchen
ummmm pretty much my whole house... oh yeah and my garage...

now have no base boards and carpet in all mentioned rooms...
thank goodness some rooms have tile :)
furniture in all rooms and I mean ALL rooms (even the dry rooms)
are scattered, stacked, and disheveled all over the house along with knick knacks and other decor

called a water clean-up crew.... they removed all the carpet and base boards and placed.... 28 fans and 2 HUGE dehumidifiers blowing nonstop for 3 days straight...
3 DAYS STRAIGHT!!! sounded like a jet engine in my house...

slept at moms every night... 
except hubs stayed at the house with pups and for safety reasons
(lots of strangers were in my house cleaning up the water and I am a worry wart)

and then... then... then 
my air conditioner went out... 
the dehumidifiers were blowing out over 100 degree air... HOT HOT HOT....
my poor air conditioner was working overtime
yep!!!!!
that about sums up my few weeks off from school....

There is a silver lining...
yep you have to look at the good...
because you are the only one in charge of your JOY... 
so instead of sinking into a deep darkness of WTH ....
I am choosing to focus on the good...
I am choosing JOY

so here are some silver linings....
I am now forced to go through and organize and purge... 
we didn't lose anything meaningful or valuable (except if you count the carpet and baseboards... valuable not meaningful)
my air conditioner is serviced and ready for the summer
the blowers and dehumidifiers are gone 
contractors have been out and are working on estimates
my mom was a huge help... 
spending the night at my parents with Bub was fun
I have (with help from mom) the living room and kitchen back to normal and will work on Bub's room tonight
and I am predicting a HUGE garage sale in my near future...
so even though I did shed a tear or two... what good is that gonna do???
we are in full get'er done mode and well i am tired!!!

so please forgive me for using last year's July Currently Design!!! I don't have internet at my house yet... I am using my mom's while I wait for Bub to finish eating...  and well basically I am pooped... I had a PD today and one tomorrow!!! and my other spare moments are putting my house back together... so I hope you understand why I am being lay to the ZEE about designing a new template *WINK*
alright here it is...
and here is your template....



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Monday Made-It

I am linking up today with my dear friend...TARA

I LOVE her Monday Made It linky parties and I finally have something I can share...


so you have probably seen these around Blogville...


well I put a twist on it...
I was thinking of my teamies that were leaving me 
and I wanted to make them something special...
soooooooooo
bring on this art project with....... a dollar tree clipboard and WHAMMO
a special homemade, useful, from the heart...going away gift :)

so here is what I did...
one go to Dollar Tree and get clipboards...
paint and modge podge the back of it to look like the SHINE Projects...

if you don't know the steps to this...
head to this POST or this ONE
and they have detailed steps of how to make this cuteness

ok so while the back was drying I made personalized to do lists for my buds
if you want a freebie to do list... head over to my store and download one...
click HERE
I know this has the same name one is the copy and one is the hardcopy...
I forgot to take a pic of the other but it is the same with a different name :)

 I made different themed pages...
just to keep each week different





the last one has Buck and my signature...
I made copies of these for them probably enough for their entire next year... maybe?!?!
after the front was dried... I decoed (not a word maybe a word) the front of the clipboard with a piece of scrapbook paper...
you can kinda see it sticking out from under the to do list above :)
or a lot of it in the below pic
I had to cut a little slit to fit around the clip part but other than that I just glued it down...
let it dry... and then used a sandpaper block to get clean edges!!!
and decoed it again...
I think I put 3 layers of deco on each side
front and back



after everything dried...
I added ribbon to the clip part...
this took a LOT MORE ribbon than I thought...
I bought a pack of colorful ribbons from the scrapbook section...
in Hob Lob
the kind that comes in like a little plastic pouch thingy...
and I used that whole pocket... well almost
seriously I was tying ribbon for over thirty minutes...
long long time... I just tied and kept tying until it was full...
I then trimmed the ribbon so it was all about even
I didn't measure the strips of ribbon before I tied them on
I just cut one strip tied it on and I liked the length of it and cut out the rest about the same length
some longer and some shorter
no exact measuring at all

after all was dried and tied...
I slipped in the to do lists... and WHA LAA...
CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!!

 I tied ribbon around it all
and put clips on the hard copies of the to do list
and then I had one of my kiddos sneak sneaky
put it on their desks while we were at recess
they loved them!!!

the rays mean something too...
the mustache is for me... of course...
the wordy one is the definition of memory
the animal one has a giraffe on it... Patti's fave
and you can't see it here but there is a flip flop one for my girl Kindred!!!

SO if you haven't guessed it already...
my annual EOY project is going to now be done on clipboards...
it will save us a fortune!!!
and it is multifunctional as well
the clippy part of the board has a thingy that comes out so you can hang it on a nail...
AWESOME
so it can be art and functional...
LOVE IT

OKIE DOKIE
that about does it!!!
I am so glad I can link up with my girl Tara and now I think I am going to spend the rest of the night
clicking from link to link and filling up my to do list :)
thanks Tara for hosting these every week during the summer
that is a lot of work and I APPRECIATE IT!!!
LOVE YA!!!


JUNE CURRENTLY

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This morning

I slept in... that I never do 
so it was so nice
but I was tired from watching the SPURS WIN!!! yee haw
and then I made Bub waffles (really popped them in a toaster and waited)
then I watered my outside plants, washed down my back porch, took a really long and nice shower,
oh and mopped my floor because my dogs walked through the water from the back porch and left nice little doggy prints...  all sizes... small, medium, and large (i have 3 doggies)
and then  I was checking my social networks and 
WHAM!!!
Laura B tagged me about stalking my blog... waiting for the CURRENTLY
OH.MY.GOLLY.MISS.MOLLY
I totally forgot today was the 1st 
well I didn't forget... I wasn't even thinking... really?!?!
so thanks to Laura B for the tag 
or you crazies that stalk all day on the first would have been refreshing a really LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time...
my errand list is pretty long today... HAHA
thanks again Laura... 
so here it is


I am pretty sure all of mine are self explanatory...
* kid acting like he is light sabering Darth Vader... he's 5 that's what I get 24/7
usually hub is in it with him... and he isn't Darth Vader... *smirky face*
* loving that some of you crazies stalk my blog on the first
 I would have been CLUELESS today
or really far from the house because one of my errands is out of town... thanks again Luara B
* my 2 partners are leaving me... I am really going to miss them... REALLY REALLY
they both have gotten jobs closer to their families and although I am SUPER happy for them
I am SUPER SAD and probably have thrown some pitty parties for myself the last few days
streamers and decorations and all... yep they were big pitty parties... BUT I didn't send out any invites to join me soooo I was SOLO at my parties... and it's my party and I can cry if I want to
* I would love to loop with my kiddos... toots and all... I have a really wonderful class this year and even though some are little stinkers.. they are just little stinkers and I LOVE them... I LOVE THEM ALL
* so I need to act like a dog and throw some grass on it and move on... I can't change what is happening in my life right now but I can choose to not let it steal my JOY... moving on
* always go to see my Mississippi Gma... she is awesome and she lives by the beach... I love it there
I want to get serious about losing more weight... I hurt my knee running and I haven't been able to walk or run or yoga or anything without it swelling up... so I am going to focus on my diet and shed some pounds... I have an appointment to see my Dr. ( I have already had surgery on this knee before).. but he travels a lot with a little team called the SPURS and since they are kicking some serious bootay... I can't get in anytime soon... he told me to ICE and rest until he sees what I did to it... he also said as long as 38 year olds act like 20 year olds he will always be in practice... thanks DOC
and #3... we are seriously contemplating selling this house... we need something a little bigger and with a big yard and POOL... we think we found a house we like BUT we need to sell this one first... sooooooo if the house we like is still available when we get this one ready... we might be new home owners... maybe... or we could just put a pool in here and extend my kitchen out, and redo my bathroom, and and and...

ALRIGHT... there was mine...
and here is yours...

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comment on the 2 links ahead of you and the one after you...
PLEASE make sure your comments are about their post and thoughtful
and if you leave a comment for me... I LOVE comments....start with the words blah blah blah...
because one it is funny and two I think my CURRENTLY posts are not really read... people are just so quick to get on the list... I really don't think some of them READ my posts... so if you use the words blah blah blah in the front of your comment I will know you have read through my post and others will be like WHAT the heck is this blah blah blah and we can LAUGH together... ok ... LOL


also if YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO LINK UP...
at the top of my blog is a tab called CREATIONS... click on it and scroll down...
I have several links and sources for your learning how to CURRENTLY enjoyment!!!

alrighty I think that covers everything...
again thanks to