Jul 25, 2014 | Post by: Meghan 4 Comments

A Year of Living the Dream

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I just realized the other day that I have been working at Blitsy for a year now! Holy moly! Where the heck has the time gone?

It is hard to believe it has been over a year since I decided to take the leap and pursue my passion of crafting and creating. If you would have told me 10 years ago, heck even 2 years ago that I would be doing what I love for a living, I would have laughed at you. I still find myself pausing to pinch myself to see if this is my reality. How in the world did I get so lucky to be spending every day doing what I truly love?

I am always reading my horoscope to see if any of the info relates to what is going on in my life. I saved my horoscope from last June when I was trying to decide what to do about my job situation. Below are snippets from my June 2013 horoscope:

“…you may try your hand on creative writing this year.” I started writing my own blog and started writing the Blitsy Blog.

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“…you may get an offer to host a TV show you’ve had in mind, and may make a pilot show to see how your concept translates. You may get media training to be a spokesperson for your company, even if you’ve never been asked to do anything like that before. The idea is that you will branch out to new areas and grow as a result.” I started filming sale sneak peaks and project tutorials for Blitsy, with clearly no prior experience!

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“There’s no time to spare – plan to get started in early July.” I started at Blitsy July 15th.

This month you will get the chance to make a quantum leap, but it will be up to you to make it happen. A window is opening – the question is, will you redouble your efforts and make the most of this month’s extraordinary new moon and alignment of Jupiter, or let the moment pass? I made the leap, jumped through the window, and have never looked back!

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Jul 17, 2014 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

Blitsy Thursdays: Striped Tote

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It’s Thursday, so that means it is time to see what I have been up to over at Blitsy!

We are always running amazing canvas products (i.e. totes, bags, hats, aprons, etc.). I grabbed a tote the last time we ran them, and FINALLY did a project with it! I wanted to create something quick, easy, and colorful. So, I painted some bright-colored stripes onto my blank canvas tote. The result was a super cheery, summery bag! Oh, and did I mention you can make this adorable tote for less than $10! Score!

Shop the canvas goodies HERE.

Shop the fabric paints HERE.

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Jul 16, 2014 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

Happiness is…a new house!

house1So, I have clearly been absent lately. I am SO sorry! Mike and I have had a TON going on…

Mike graduated from the Chicago Fire Department Academy (this has been a lifelong dream of his!). While he was in the academy, we started our house hunting search. We had waited for 7 years, yes 7 YEARS to start the home purchasing process. We wanted to make sure he would actually get on the CFD. We figured before we committed to buying a home in Chicago, we would wait to make sure this thing was actually going to happen!

Well, he got on, he graduated, and is now a Fire Fighter! While he was in the academy Click here to continue reading…

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Jun 18, 2014 | Post by: Meghan 3 Comments

DIY Stenciled Shopper

DIY Stenciled Shopper #happinessiscreatingBeing an employee at Blitsy, I get access to thousands of products. This is good AND bad. It’s good because I get to shop items that neither Michael’s nor Joann’s have (SCORE!), but it’s bad because all  I want to do is shop!!!

Speaking of shopping, we recently ran these blank shopper totes. If you remember way back when, I did a Trader’s Joe’s Bag Challenge. I did this challenge to start recycling all of the bags from Trader Joe’s I had been collecting. When I saw the shoppers on sale, I grabbed 4 of them. I figured it was about time Click here to continue reading…

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Jun 05, 2014 | Post by: Meghan No Comments

Create Your Own Journal/”To-do” Notepad

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I am always on a mission to get organized. No, really! Everyday I tell myself to get organized, I need to write down my “to-dos” for the day so I can stay on track and actually get things done. I figured maybe if I actually had something cute to jot my to-dos down ON, I would actually do it.

The last time I was at Michael’s to grab one item, I ended up spending like $40.00 (don’t tell Mike!)! That’s what happens when I allow myself to wander all of the aisles at the craft store; I get inspired to create 10 more projects! One of my purchases was this cute journaling card that had the word “hello” cut out of it. Now, I didn’t need this, but I WANTED it! Click here to continue reading…

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May 29, 2014 | Post by: Meghan 2 Comments

Another Large Event Under My Belt…

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Mike’s Chicago Fire Department Academy Banquet was last weekend. When the discussion around centerpieces came up, Mike told his team he had someone that could do them for the event. That “someone” was ME!  Click here to read more…

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May 22, 2014 | Post by: Meghan 1 Comments

Blitsy Thursday’s: Mini Felt Bowl

Here is a super quick and easy DIY for you! These mini felt containers are made using felt and Phoomph! If you are not familiar with Phoomph, it is a fabric bonding sheet with peel-and-stick permanent adhesive. The sheets add thickness and structure to your favorite fabric! I love trying to come up with new projects using Phoomph. It is a product that I don’t think many people know about, but should!

Want to make your own felt container? Check out the full tutorial here!

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