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40 Selfies Before 40 Album

40 Selfies Before 40 Instax Album by @createoften for @heidiswapp

As my 40th birthday was coming I realized that in the last year I hadn't taken very many photos of myself and if I did, they for sure were not printed. This is what kicked off the inspiration behind my 40 Selfies Before I am 40 Album... well that and 3 other things.

How to Pack for a Crop


I am packed and ready to go to a local crop! It is tradition that my sister holds an all-night crop event at her home. First we head to our independent local Craft Warehouse's annual open house. It is a craft store's Black Friday with games to earn prizes, amazing sales, and make and takes all night long. It officially kicks off the holiday season for us!


Ways to Keep Your Craft Space Organized


Ways to Keep Your Craft Space Organized by @createoften

It has been a year since we put an offer on this house and I started packing up my office and craft space for the move. Now, even after downsizing all the "stuff" that I had before moving here, I realized it was now to me to re-evaluate once again. Piles started to consume me and I started to feel the chaos that clutter can do to a person. It was time to reclaim my room and find a solution to the problems in my craft room.


Hot Glue Gun Holder or Watercolor Station

If given enough glue sticks I could rule the world. Adhesive station in my craft space by @createoften

I am now very careful when it comes to my hot glue gun. When my daughter was a toddler, she pulled the cord to my hot glue gun and I wasn't fast enough to get to her before the tip made it on to her lips. There is nothing like mommy guilt. It was then that I turned to a cordless hot glue gun. Now, I am excited to have something for it to sit on for more safety and functionality!


DIY Gratitude Bank

DIY Gratitude Bank by @createoften

I have found that gratefulness is what the heart needs for peace and contentment. Whether this Gratitude Bank is used this coming Thanksgiving or all year long, it is the first step to writing gratefulness down tangibility and keeping it close at hand for the family to see!