Well, hello March. How did you get here so quickly? I’m glad you’re here because there are lots of fun and exciting things planned for you. February, I’m not gonna lie. I’m kind of glad to see you go. You are always my least favorite month of the year and 2012 was no different. We did have a few good moments though, skiing in the Bighorns, girl’s weekend in Colorado and my little brother graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
So what’s on tap for March? An old friend is in town for a week of cycling, crafting and working out, Jake’s birthday, Saint Patrick’s Day and Tele Fest are gonna go down and we’ve got a week long ski trip planned in Utah and Colorado. If that wasn’t enough my March To-Accomplish list has me pretty stoked.
- Find and hang a vintage mirror for our hallway
- Make 2 shopping bags (use up fabric remnants)
- Make a new lunch bag (fused plastic or waxed canvas?)
- Use old bike chain to make earrings
- Refinish the office desk
- Create portfolio of graphic design work
Somehow, inside my crazy head, February effectively ended last weekend. So even though this week is more February then March I decided to get a head start on my projects.
The repurposed bike chain earrings were easy to tackle. What’s really funny is that up until Girl’s Weekend two weekends ago, I didn’t have a clue how to make bead earrings. After some Etsy research and one how-to book later, I’ve become a beading fool! I’ve made about 9 pairs of earring since last week and love it. Earrings, like painted toes, are one of my few girly tells.
I also started shopping for the new hall mirror. HOLY EXPENSIVE! The last one we had was probably a cheap $10 mirror with absolutely no character but at least it worked, right up until the dogs and I broke it. I figured I could find something cute and shabby chic or old barn wood for around $50-$70. After yesterday’s shopping adventures I might have to rethink my plan. $350 is a little more than my pocketbook is willing to pay. It’s a good thing today is only March 1st because it looks like this might be a tougher project then I imagined.
So there you have it. The road sign reads, “Fun March Ahead.”