I have decided to redo my blog with a new name and format, you can now find me here. As much as I enjoyed Carrie's Craft room I need more structure and it's so much easier to start over than try to fix what I have. So I am sending out this invitation to join me on my new blog Carrie's Creative Home. What will be different on my new blog - well I plan on sharing more of my interests rather than just my crafts and Project Life project. Who knows I may even put together a schedule of post for each day of the week, but you won't know unless you come and visit me there. Thanks for all the support for Carrie's Craft Room and I am looking forward to my new journey at Carrie's Creative Home.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Everyone who knows me knows that I love, love, love summer. There is no other time of the year that I can say I feel this way about. I love the warm weather, spending time out side and enjoying the simple things that go on around me in summer. I'm able to truly slow the pace down in my house and really enjoy being present in my life.
Summer time allows me to be an observer of our lives. I get to see my children at their stage of life and sometimes that makes me reflect back to when I was their age.
I love the fact that I scrapbook and that I can tell my stories through pictures and that one day my children can reflect on their childhood and compare them as I am doing now. I look at this picture and a flood gate of memories comes to my mind. I love that my children are sharing in the same activities I've done in my past. When I look at this picture I can see myself at her age fishing with my father. It's funny how the past repeats it's self. My daughter loved every minute of fishing with her father just as I did way back when. I love summer time so much because the everyday schedule gets thrown out the window and I am able to be present in my children's life. I love that she will have memories of going to the cottage and fishing with her dad like I had with my dad. Those times spent with my dad shaped me into the person I am today just like I know that my daughter will gain the same from her time spent with her dad too. It's nice to slow down every once in awhile and sit back and reflect on the past and to see how it's connected to the present.
Posted by Carrie OConnor at 11:58 PM
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Project Life - June 2011
June was full of activities; my son's graduation party, soccer camp, our annual trip to the drive inn for father's day, visits from out of town guest, parties, swimming lessons, trips to the zoo and Morton Arboretum.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Life seems to be flying so fast here in my house. I fell off the Project Life wagon back in April and I have to omit its been hard to get back on that wagon. So I'm attempting to try to catch everything up by doing it by months instead of weeks.
Project Life - May 2011
Big milestone for my son. He graduated High School and this August he will be heading out for college.
Also in May I decided to reorganize my craftroom. I added a few more shelves, a wrapping paper station, pictures, a shinny new red desk, made a shelve to hold all my copic pens, added bars to hold my punches, found an old cassette holder at Goodwill and decided to use it to hold all my ink pads but my most favorite addition to my craftroom is my mother's old sewing machine. She gave it to me because she doesn't think she will be sewing any more. This is the same machine I used to watch her make my clothes and stuff animals on when I was a kid. I am so happy she decided to pass it on to me.
Stay tuned tomorrow for some more Project Life catch ups. Until then thanks for stopping by.