Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Motivation to Sweat

I have WAY too many t-shirts.  Seriously.  But it’s ok because I like to make new things out of them.  I love making game day dresses out of my oversized Baylor shirts, and someday I’d like to try my hand at a t-shirt quilt.  But right now, my latest craze is the t-shirt tank top.  I LOVE this project because you don’t have to sew!  I brought my sewing machine up here when we moved, but until a couple of days ago, I didn’t have a table and chair the right height with which to use it. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Great Speaker Spruce-Up


 Hello everyone! So, yesterday's post was a little heavy, so here's something to lighten the mood!  I love crafts, so here is a DIY project that I did a couple weeks ago.  I already posted the before and after pictures, so these are all the steps in between! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Pursuit of Passion

I dream big.  I am an artist.  For those of you who don't know me, I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance from Baylor University (Sic 'Em!!).  And unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the job market isn't too hot right now, especially in a field that has never offered steady employment anyway.

Actors live a hard life, but they do it because they love it.  It's their passion.  They don't quit.  Not if they're like me.  If they can't shake the bug.  If they're unhappy doing anything else.  Sometimes dreams change, but we creative types, we are constantly asking ourselves, "Am I happy? Am I chasing my dreams? Am I fulfilled?"  I always worry that if I change my career plans that I will always think, "What if?"  I have to give this a shot.  And if it's not meant to be, maybe someday I'll find a new dream that fills me with just as much passion.  But I won't settle.

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Week of Firsts

Well, we have been residents of Champaign, Illinois for one week now.  We've gotten a lot done in just seven days.  Last Monday, we had dusty furniture placed awkwardly throughout the apartment, boxes were stacked to the ceiling and trash and debris was scattered across living room and kitchen. 

Now, we are unpacked, organized, decorated (mostly) and settling in nicely.  It's cost us some money and hard work to get here, but it's starting to feel like home.  Opening our wedding presents and setting them up felt like Christmas morning.  I had been waiting two long months to tear into those shiny new appliances and pretty kitchen wares, and man, did it feel good!  What felt even better was taking back some repeat gifts ($260 worth), combined with our many, many gift cards and going on a SHOPPING SPREE in Bed, Bath and Beyond.  It was glorious.  We probably took home $500 worth of merchandise and only spent $5.