Saturday, November 28, 2015

What is Blah's World?

What is Blah's World?

Blah's World is a place that I set up to be able to post whatever was going on in my world.  I originally thought I would be able to keep up with both my blogs and post things weekly, if not daily. I really want this blog to be a place where I can document my everyday life.  But my everyday life got in the way.  Since I have become a stay at home mom, there have been a lot of changes in my life that I did not always know how to cope.  In the past the stress has caused me to start loosing my hair, breaking out in hives, and severe anxiety attacks.   I really need to a place where I can sit back and let it all out.  So often I hold it all in, I have so many blessings that I feel guilty that I cannot handle the things that life hands out to me.  I need a place that is mine where I can share what is going on with me. Plus I want a place where I can look back and see how blessed and gifted my family is.

So then, who is Blah?

I am a 40 year old mom to three of the most handsome little men in the world.  I use to teach 7th grade, but now I am home with my boys.  God must have known that my little guys needed me at home, because he made the decision for me to stay home so easy.  After I had my third son we (my whole husband and I with the full support of our parents, my grandmother, my aunts, and our siblings) knew it was best for me to stay home.  My mom and dad help out so much.  My mom even hired me as her administrative assistant, which allows me to work from home.  A lot of people do not have the support system I have, so I know what a blessing it is to be able to stay home.

If this blog is mainly for you, why should I follow you? Or why do you promote your blog on social network?

I would love to have you come along with me on this journey, but that is up to you.  It is my hope that we can inspire each other to be the best that we can be at that moment.  I cannot guarantee that I won't go on hiatus again or that I will post anything useful to you or that I will respond to every comment and question, but I know there is strength in numbers.  So you can follow me or just check back in every so often to see what is going on in Blah's World.

Occasionally, I will post things to Pintrest to share with my fellow addicts...I mean Pinners since that is where I go to search out ideas and inspiration.  I am not a Facebook person even though I do have a Facebook account. I am sure I will post my "Why I Dislike Facebook" rant at some point.  However, I use my account for coupons and other Facebook exclusive offers. I love a bargain and need my cartwheel.

*****Please know that I have my comments moderated.  I have 3 busy boys and busy schedule, so I am not always able to answer or respond to comments.   Sorry!!  I hope you understand.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Baby Shower Center Pieces

This is my most viewed post from my other blog!

A lady I work with asked if I would make the centerpieces for a baby shower she is hosting for a friend. Since I haven't posted in a very long time, I thought I would put the pictures up. The turned out AMAZING!! The flowers are actually pens.


Fake Flowers Roses-Hobby Lobby

Floral Tape- Walmart

Pens- Office Max or Sam's Club

Glass Rocks- Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby

Vases- JoAnn's

Pink Ribbon with Wire-Walmart

Baby Shower Signs- Wild Card Cricut Cartridge


Red Sticky Strip- Michael's

Once you have found your flowers, hopefully you got them on sale or used a coupon, cut the flowers off the bunch using wire cutters. Make sure you have at least 3 inches of stem, so that you can attach the flowers to the pens with ease. Cut off any extra baby's breath or small flowers, so that you may use it for added decoration (the small white flower are just placed in the vase to help fill out space).

Use the floral tape and wind it around the pen attaching the flowers to the top. Make as many as you would like. I made 12 per vase, so that each person at the table(8) could take one pen and the person who won the centerpiece could have 5 pens in their vase for their desk at work or home.

Add the decorative rocks at the bottom of each vase.

Add ribbon using red sticky strip.

Add decorative sign.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

My First Official Crop...Well at Least My First Crop not at Archivers

The Achievers in my area closed a few years ago.  My BFF and I would love to go there, but with 3 kids each now it impossible for us to find the time to plan a crop.  Fortunately, my oldest son's school had their annual scrapbooking crop.  I did not go last year (sad face).  But this year we did everything to allow for me to be able to attend.  Here was my set up and a few things that I worked on.

 Next year, I will be more prepared.  I will not bring everything I own.  Hee!  Hee!

I saw these adorable turkeys on Pinterest (of course). If you would like to see the posts that inspired me...Click here or  Here.  I adapted them to suit my needs. They were easy to make once I figured out what I wanted to do, but they take a lot more time than I had budgeted for the crop.  So I only made enough for my family coming on Thursday.  I did not have time to make any for my son's class.   We will see how the week goes, but it is not looking good.  

Then I saw a baby card On this site that I wanted to make as an embellishment for a scrapbook page.  I love how it turned out.  I post the finished page soon.