I’m excited to tell you about my new Create Room Dreambox set up. If you’ve never heard of a Create Room Dreambox, imagine that you are a 7 year old little girl and you really REALLY want a Barbie Dream House, and then you actually get the Dream House. Ok, so it’s like that, but it’s even better! I always wanted a Barbie Dream House as a little girl, but that wasn’t in Santa’s budget at my house, but my neighbor, Janeen, got one and I loved playing with it! And when my nieces were really young, my husband and I bought them a Barbie Dream House, and I will never forget how their little faces lit up and were so excited. So… Yesterday, I got my Barbie Dream House! Except it’s not for Barbies, it’s for craft supplies and it’s called a Dreambox.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
I originally planned to write about the Little Free Library in today’s blog. I will show a picture of it, so you can see I actually have it here, ready to paint. The problem has been that we live close enough to the Caldor Fire in California that our air quality is terrible. The sky is brownish and the air is filled with the smell of smoke, and when you go outside, you literally feel it in your lungs and your eyes start to really burn. So I haven’t been able to go out and paint my library with the air quality being so bad.
By the way, I just have to say that with all of the devastation and loss due to these wildfires, if you are able to donate to the American Red Cross for disaster relief, they do amazing things for the people who have been evacuated and have lost their homes. It’s definitely a worthy charity, and one that we choose to support.
CREATE ROOM DREAMBOX
So, back to my blog about the new Dreambox. Because I couldn’t get my Little Free Library up and running this week, I had another subject in mind for my blog today. But yesterday, things changed when I got the call saying that my Dreambox was being delivered. We had ordered it way back in April, but with the shortage in lumber and all of the delays because of COVID, I’m finally getting it 5 months later.
If you like to do any kind of craft or artistic work, this is the coolest thing you could imagine. It comes in a crate that weighs over 750 lbs. It is an incredibly spacious storage system for craft supplies, but it folds up completely to look like an armoire. It has dozens of clear, acrylic drawers in several sizes and a craft table that folds out. I wish I could tell you that I’m a paid affiliate for them or that I’m receiving anything for talking about it, but the fact is that I’m just a very excited consumer who is thrilled that I actually have such an awesome way to organize all of my craft supplies.
After it was unloaded off the truck and brought into the house in three separate pieces, I immediately started getting it set up. We had turned my son’s old bedroom into a craft room, and ever since I’ve been waiting for the giant organizer to arrive, I’ve just been throwing everything onto the floor and all over the new craft room, knowing that I will be able to organize things very soon.
I’ve taken some pictures that I will share in this blog and I will continue to keep you updated as I get this thing set up. It’s overwhelming, but it’s so much fun because one of my favorite things to do is organizing things. Yep, I’m one of those people.
I am hopeful that one of my blogs next week will be about the Little Free Library, and we can get it all set up. Now, I’m going to give you a little more update on planning the Halloween Party!
HALLOWEEN PARTY PLANNING – PART 2
**First things first – CORRECTION! In my last post I mentioned that Halloween was on a Saturday this year. I’m so sorry, but I was incorrect! It is on a Sunday this year, so I hope I didn’t completely confuse anyone!**
Last week I gave you a list of some of the decisions you will need to make for your Halloween Party before you go further with your planning. For myself, I have decided that we will have a maximum number of about 40 guests, all adults. We are going to serve wine, beer, a cocktail or two and appetizers and desserts. Our party will start at 7:00 p.m. and it will definitely be a costume party. I ordered some really cute Halloween Invitations from Zazzle.
We also ordered a fog machine from Amazon. We are going to have our party sort of indoor and spilling out onto the patio. I’m starting to look at some really great DIY decorations, and I will be sharing many of them with you, both in my blog and on my YouTube Channel. In fact, tomorrow, check out my YouTube Channel to watch my tutorial on making a really cute (spooky) wreath, using all materials that I bought at the Dollar Tree. I hope you will watch and enjoy (and please Subscribe to my channel, if you like it!).
That’s it for this week. Thanks for stopping by my website.
Go celebrate something fun! xoxo