Friday, October 19, 2012

i guess i'll start blogging...

I've been thinking about starting a blog for a couple of years now, so here goes...  To be honest I'm not sure if I've got the time and energy for this but I figure there's no harm in trying.

I guess I should start with a little bit about me.   I'm certainly not a writer.  I definitely prefer to be out getting things done.  The name of this blog is a pretty good description of my life.  A few parts sand paper and a few parts silly putty.  I love junk (well, I love recreating junk).  It's so fun to give new life to something that seems like it's seen it's day.  Our whole house is filled with flea market finds, craigslist treasures and even some dumpster rescues!  That's where the sandpaper comes in! Thank goodness we've got a huge 3 car garage (such a luxury in California) for all of my goodies.  My husband doesn't love the fact that we can't keep a single car in it - but that's the price you pay for creative genius!

I majored in elementary ed and taught for a few years before settling in with my current job training teachers on reading software.  Kids are the best.  I'm totally a kid a heart.  I have a 1 year old son who is already ridiculously fun to play with!  He's not quite to the silly putty/play dough/mud stage yet (he'd probably eat it) but I sure can't wait to get there!  I already have a big folder and plenty of pinterest pins full of kiddo project inspiration.

So hopefully this blog will serve to document my projects from big to small.  I'm aiming to do this for a year and see if it sticks.  Perhaps I can share ideas with a few friends and a even make a few new ones.  We'll see what happens!

Next blog entry, we start a project.  I'm currently putting together pics of our kitchen remodel before (yikes!) and after (yahoo!) for This Old House (fingers crossed we make an issue).  So I think I'll start there.  That was quite an adventure...a kitchen remodel under $10,000.  I'm looking forward to reliving it a little now that I'm no longer washing my dishes in the bathtub!


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