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Life Update

Hi everyone.  Things have been quiet here.  I do apologize.

Want the mini version?  Read only what’s in color.

PTA School has been crazy insane this quarter.  With all the snow days we had, this has felt like the shortest quarter and we still had the same amount of material we had to learn!  Finals week just ended and so far I know I have passed 1 of my 2 classes.  Awesome, because that was a killer class, Musculoskeletal 1.  We learned about all the joints of the body (for the 3rd time) and then all the different exercises that would be used for those areas. It was so hard!  And we have it again next quarter where we learn all the pathologies (diseases and injuries) and how to apply those exercises!  AHH!  Another class, Kinesiology 2, have not heard back yet if I passed.

In other news, my boyfriend of 5 years and I have ended our relationship.  It was a tough decision, but I do believe it is the right one.  Eventually, we just stopped being compatible.  I am excited for the next chapter of my life.  The past few months I had really started missing being creative, painting, DIYing, sewing, etc.  Partly because I felt like anytime I had free time, I should really be studying.  But also because of the extra stress of school and the responsibilities of everything else.  It had become too much and I just wasn’t happy anymore.

For the past week (at least), I have been feeling good and ready to get my craft on.  I’ve already made 2 new pieces of jewelry and photographed them to share (yay).  I have a refashion project that I have been planning for months and took some of the steps to finish yesterday.  Of course, I did it all backwards so its actually going to be much harder then it essentially needed to be.  Naturally.

Other awesome news, where I went to college, the University of Dayton of Dayton, OH made the Sweet 16 for the first time in 30 years!!  THEN they beat that team and now they are in the Elite 8 (this one shows pictures of the student neighborhood celebrating after the Sweet 16 win)I am so ecstatic I can barely contain myself!  Their next game is Saturday night, I cannot wait to watch it!  I had planned to stay home and relax and craft, but now I’ll be out at a bar with some peeps enjoying the game!

My lovely niece and nephew are so full of energy!  They are 10 months old!  J is walking, he can officially stand up not holding on to anything, and walk on his own at least a few feet before crawling again!  Its crazy, his sister C is walking as well, she walks circles around the couches and everything.  Reminds me of how I used to crawl around the sides of a swimming pool when I was a kid (I can’t swim).  They are incredibly adorable and so much fun.  Extremely active, I am constantly crawling after them.  My knees will be all bruised up this summer from crawling on the kitchen floor!  But so much fun 🙂  Their birthday is early May, so we are already started the plans for their party!  I will show some photos of their decorations and the setup afterwards.

I think tonight I will work on my blog.  Set up some posts.  Finally update my buttons to make my new banner.  (PS.  Do you like?)  Just kinda clean up some things!

…Actually I won’t get too far.  I got up at 4:20am this morning, and tomorrow I have to get up at 4am!  So I’ll be heading up to bed in about an hour, I like to read and pin things before I go to sleep.  I work at 6am on the weekends (usually), so my Friday nights are fairly lame.

Thanks for catching up with me, everyone who made it all the way through!


I’ve been Nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!

Its so awesome when another blogger notices your talents or loves the content you share on your blog, enough to let their own followers know!  I’ve been nominated by Evarel’s Creations a handmade jewelry blog.  She makes lovely jewelry collections that I encourage you to check out here: Collections.

The rules of this award are as follows:

Display said award logo on blog.
Thank and link back to the person who nominated you
State seven things about yourself
Nominate 15 bloggers
Notify these mentioned bloggers

7 Things About Me:
1.  I have a twin sister, who is having twins!
2.  I’m scared of butterflies and ladybugs (Confession post in the future)
3.  I (still) hate burlap
4.  I’m going back to school to be a Physical Therapist Assistant
5.  I’m obsessed with pinning DIY stuff
6.  I still have a QWERTY keyboard non-smartphone
7.  I’m addicted to chapstick (Confession post in the future)

I now nominate:
Deliciously Organic: yummy recipes and kitchen help, including Gluten Free ideas
DiscoverCreateLive: a new fave site, gluten free, printables, and tutorials
For the Love Of... : a fashion and style website
Flat Broke Bride: planning a wedding on a budget
M&J Blog: diys and diy round-ups
Runway DIY: runway looks to diy looks
Grow Creative: diys, tutorials, watercolor and photography inspiration
Say Yes to Happy: inspirational photos
Stuff Steph Does: Make, Eat, See …stuff!
Stripes & Sequins: DIY and tutorials, fashion and beauty
Thought Catalog: funny editorials that you are sure to relate to
DIY Dreamer: crafty tutorials
Live Simply by Annie: professional organizer gives awesome tips
Free Kindle Books and Tips: free Kindle books, I never miss a post
My Crafty Crazy Life: don’t miss her Feline Fridays!
After Nine to Five: she inspires you to be better, at everything including blogging