Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Last Week's Madness

So this past week, I tackled what IMHO is one of the great uglies of my home. The basement.

For many moons the basement has been the catch all. The place to put whatever it is that I have no idea where it will go, and yet I can't bring myself to throw away. (Familiar?)

Well... Last week we went from having all of this (which is in my garage now),

To looking like this!

After taking out all the treasures (crap), giving it a good dusting and few different vacuums, it is habitable. Over the next few weeks I will finish painting (I've started and the view you're looking at is the new paint. It used to be 3 different shades of white. We bought the house that way...)

Now it is a nice calming grey-blue that Mr. ITICB picked out.

It's his new office.

I'll let him have one.

We've always found this to be the weirdest room in the house. When it was finished off... let's just say there was no professional involved. In fact, I think a trained monkey might have done better. But it's a room, and Mr. ITICB needs an office so that he can go and seclude himself from the world while living through his MBA.

The exciting part for me is that I get the other half of the room!

This wonderful hole in the wall is going to serve the secondary purpose of being my craft/learning/I can think I can be ... room! Yay!

Now I'm going to be off... I've started another project so that I can get ready to post later this week. (I'm hoping.)

With 2 little boys, a new puppy, and a husband in his MBA program, I just might be the craziest chick I know for doing this blog too... but I'm actually hoping it will keep me sane.

Go figure...

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Hi! I'm Nichole and I think I can be ANYTHING!

No really...

I think I really can be anything I want to be. With a little work, a lot of research, and effort put into it, I really do think I can be anything I want to be. AND I think I can be great at it!

Am I great now? Well... My husband thinks I am, and my dog thinks I walk on water (what dog doesn't?) ... My boys from time to time think I am ... and I have a few select friends out there who think that I'm pretty cool.

Other than that, it's iffy.

You see, I'm one of those people. The people who look like they've got it together on the outside, but really, on the inside I'm just a big hot mess. I have so many ideas, and things I want to learn, but I'm either way to lazy, way to busy, or way to tired to do those things I know I need to do to be anything but tired!

So, I'm starting a blog. (Cause, I need to be held accountable.) I need to set goals I actually keep. And come up with those lists of things I want to learn how to do, and then do them.

I know secretly you're agreeing with me. That you too have that idea that maybe, just maybe you might be a hidden crafter, or painter, or photographer, or ________ (please fill in the blank). And if you are, you just might be my kind of person.

So join me! Find something every week that you want to figure out how to do. It might be big (mondo project of the century... my basement...) or it might be small (how do people make those little crafty things they give away?!?). But even if you don't join me, I'm bound and determined to do it!

My goal: Once a week to pick a project that I may or may not know how to do and post about it. I might give updates throughout the week, or just one big blog after it's done. Either way, you'll be able to either laugh with me, cry with me, or gasp at my awesome failure/achievement!

I'm Nichole... and I think I can be...