2012 in review


Thank you all so much for your support! 2012 has been a great year! I set up New Year’s Resolutions and checked most of them off! Yay! One of my new New Year’s Challenges will be to post a new project at least twice a month. Yes I know that doesn’t sound like much but hey it’s a promise to you.

I have read one of the many ways to keep you followers coming back is to set a date that you will be posting your new blogs. Well I hate to tell ya folks but I’m random! Haha just keep checking back and I will be here. I welcome any comments you may have. Seriously they make me happy! They inspire me. I need you! 🙂

Ok so here are my stats for the year. Thank you all so much this made my day! Happy New Year!


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all! Well I have to say I’ve been in a rut. I have visited my regular thrift stores several times since my last post but nothing has jumped out at me and screamed, “Refashion me!!!” I guess I’ve had a refashioner’s block?

Lovely...if you are a second grade teacher from the 90s! Yikes!
Lovely…if you are a second grade teacher from the 90s! Yikes!

Ok so the face I’m making is because my husband was assisting me with pics and was being rather silly! 🙂

Anywho today my nieces and I were at the Goodwill in Dublin. I have to say I was impressed with this Goodwill! Well when my 10 year old niece Brianna rushed over to me with this little gem I was not impressed. Until she said,

“Aunt Shalah I know this is ugly but you can refashion it into a cute Christmas apron!.” Then with a bob of her head she took off to find other diamonds in the rough. I stood there with my mouth opened in surprise! What a genius she is!

I could hardly wait to get home to tackle this new project! I threw it in the washer, then the dryer, then grabbed my seam ripper and got to work! First I cut the length off. I won’t be needing it. Then detached the front from the back. I sewed up all the raw edges. This one had ties which I placed around the shoulders and attached to the sides. Then I took all that extra length at the bottom and made wide ties for the waist. Pressed it  and here it is!

I am quite pleased!
I am quite pleased!
Christmas Candy! Yum!
Christmas Candy! Yum!

So much fun! Have a Merry Christmas everyone!