Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bla, Bla, Bla--I've been busy!

Holy Moly! Things have been craaaazzzy here! If you are still with me and still reading this blog-
 (and I mean that in a sweet, sincere way, not in that snarky southern way)

Life has just been busy, and hectic, and

I bet you are wishing I would just shush up about being busy (I mean who isn't?)  and make something and me both friend!

While I haven't made anything or been able to thrift lately this is what I have been up to:

1.) Nana-sweet Nana... since my last update I think she has been in the hospital twice, and back to rehab twice...and we are crossing our fingers that she will leave rehab next week.  We are learning that you never quite know.  My Mama has been a pillar of strength in the last few months.  I'm doing my best to try and help her, but she is the one holding it all together and doing the most. That woman is amazing. My family is amazing, and I love spending time with them.

2.) I joined Weight Watchers -So far, so good!

3.) I also joined a "Shred Group"  that Jen (who is one of the most awesome, encouraging people ever) at Four Marrs and One Venus started. It is a group of awesome ladies all doing Jillian Michael's Thirty Day Shred. After the first day my body hurt for the next three days and without this group of ladies I probably would have given up.  With everything I have going on with Nana, I've lost count on what day I'm on 6...7...???  I think I'm going to start over...believe me, it's not going to hurt me any to do more than thirty days! Lol

So that is what I have been up to in a nutshell...I know exciting...

This weekend is a three day weekend for me! Whoo-hoo! I am going to use it to catch up on cleaning, catch up with some friends (this poor blog isn't the only thing I have been neglecting-just ask my friends!)and hopefully...make something!!

Have a great weekend friends!! :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 in Review & a 2013 Preview

Happy New Year friends!! I hope you had a great 2012 and that 2013 brings wonderful things and lots of blessings your way!
2012 was a great year for me, full of great days, many changes and many blessings.
This Little Light had a great year as well.  That is all due to every single one of you who read this. I never imagined that having a place to share my creativity would branch into the relationships I have made with other bloggers and that things I created would inspire others.  I hope to make even more connections and grow This Little Light in the coming year.
I would like to share with you the top 5 posts of 2012 (just click on the blog title to see the orginal post.)

1.  Happy 1st Birthday This Little Light & A Giveaway  (No surprise there-everyone loves a giveaway, I know I do!)
5.  Back to School Wreath  (Which became my first ever feature!! Whoo-hoo!)
And that my friends closes out 2012!
Which brings us to a preview for 2013....
I have three major projects (and a lot of little projects) planned for 2013. I have already started working on two of them...
The first project is my bedroom re-do.  I based the color theme on this bedspread I love that I stalked until it went on clearance.
You have already seen two bedroom projects ( this mirror & the jewelry tray)  I have dragged my feet way too long on this project, and my goal is to have it done by the end of January.
The second project is my garage turned craft room.  I originally thought I could use the entire garage  but I realized that was not going to happen, I have way too many things (decorations) to store. Once I figure out the layout I think it my craft (half garage) room will come together.  You might remember this desk that I scored for $7 while thrifting.  It is going to be the desk in my craft room..I can't wait to show you how I am transforming it!
My third project won't be until spring (which will actually be here before we know it!
I plan on sprucing up/redoing my back patio.  This will be a challenge as you can see from the picture.  I also plan on getting rid of all the snow! (he he)
I hope you will join me in 2013! Looking forward to all the great things this year will bring!
Happy New Year Friends & I hope you have a fabulous 2013!