I hope that those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful time. We spent the day at my parents' house and enjoyed the company, food and relaxation.

The relaxation part was important because we've been in moving mode for three days, transferring many, many of our belongings into the garage. We're clearing things out so that the contractors can finally make our house look decent again. I'm sick of the torn up spaces were we used to have base boards, walking on ripped up carpeting with no padding underneath and having so many things in big piles everywhere.

So... all of the above has placed me in a lamentable state of limbo.
- We'll be living out of suitcases for the next 10 days or so (hotel bound today or tomorrow).
- I feel like the creative side of my brain is on pause.
- All my crafty things are in the garage partially or completely surrounded by a bunch of other boxes, which doesn't help matters. However, I'm taking a small stash with me to see if I can figure something out.
- The house can't be decorated until about two weeks from now (crossing fingers!).

And yes, I know things could be worse. In the end, we'll have a really nice update that was needed anyway. For that I am very grateful.

On the brighter side of things, I do have an ornament that I'll be showing you tomorrow that will help me start December in a festive way. In the meantime, here is a paper piece that has been making the rounds. Brilliant.


  1. I believe Vladimir Nabokov said somewhere: "When you remember all the troublesome days they will look like an adventure". Best wishes!

  2. WOW! that video is pretty AMAZING! thanks a lot for sharing!

    Soory to hear about your home set up woes - hang in there :)

  3. The paper animation is fantastic. Good luck with your transition!

  4. Hoping you don't run into any hiccups for this next phase of getting your house back to a home!!

  5. I can completely relate to the limbo- I think I'm finally at the end. My hopes for you that the work is done quickly so the fun part of decorating it can begin!