Because it makes me happy! I often see things in my house and other places that make me think. "Hmmm... What can THIS become?" I often find myself reimagining things. I'm a single Mom with a Daughter in college who I am determined to keep from having a huge debt load when she finishes college. I work 5 jobs currently so that we can pay bills and pay her college each semester. God has been good to us and as she has no debt from college thus far. God has graciously gifted us a car (2018) so she has transportation at school and can get around to do what she needs to do. She is currently in a dorm room alone and with the help of the Lord, we are hoping to move her into an apartment for her Junior and Senior years. Noelle thrives on her own and is good at managing her time and is fairly good with managing her finances. I'm thankful for that.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANYWAY, we've been on our own for 14 years now. We've never had a lot, but we've always had enough. I have been creative in doing a lot of things so Noelle wasn't lacking any of the necessities nor was she lacking fun and whimsy in her life. In fact, let's have a quick look at some of the creative things we've done over the years.
Noelle always loved bags. I made the first one from scraps of what I had laying around the house. It was such a hit, she kept it for a VERY long time. When long bags were super popular, I made the second bag. We were really struggling financially, so I made her first day of school outfit from a denim hoodie (Goodwill) that I cut the hood off of, a tank top ($7) and a skirt I made to match the bag. I used an old jean skirt to create the bottom part. We just do what we have to do, right? I ended up making several bags for Noelle's birthday party. We stuffed them with Dollar Store goodies and they were a hit!
This child's desk came to our home about 10 years ago. Noelle had begun her noellejanae.com website and she was making videos left and right. She wanted her own office because my office was in the house at that time. We had plenty of space and I just couldn't deny her! LOL
The desk came with that large shelf in the back and a couple of other things. The whole lot was $15 I believe and everything is solid wood. The desk stayed with her for years until 2020 when I gave her my grown up desk and took her small desk until I could find what I want. I decided that this little desk could become so much more and I moved it over to my office!
Stay tuned for the reveal!