Monday, August 13, 2012

Shar- NOOOOOOoooooo.....

I had a whole interesting blog to post today. And then Blogger kept trying to close out my webpage and now it's not letting me talk about Shark Week. Even the mention of Shark Week and IE freezes.

Yeah I'm not typing that again.

Maybe tomorrow I can post...

OH be on the look-out because my best friend and I are going to do the famous "blowdry/glue-gun crayons on a canvas" pin on my crafting blog :)


Me (left) and my best friend Alecz (right) May 2010

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Word Clouds

So after a lot of pinterest stalking (HEY, it's a weekend! I can do that!) I wanted to make a word cloud.

The only thing I know enough about to actually make a valid word cloud is Harry Potter. My creative juices were flowing but they were no Mississippi, so I bothered my husband and Twinnie for help.

Here's the finished product :)

I chose Gryffindor colors because, well, I freaking love Gryffindor. Needless to say, I will be making MANY MORE Word Clouds soon. Like right now...


Friday, August 3, 2012

A Bit About Me

Hello, blogger world!
This is my first real attempt at blogspot. I grew up using xanga and have always struggled with blogspot. But here I am! Venturing out into the unknown! With nay a friend nor foe for company! (Okay sorry... I'm a bit strange...)

My name is Michelle, although you can call me Shell, Shelli, or Shelby. I am a 23-year-old wife, mother and student. I am a 3rd generation Marine wife (OOH-RAH!) with two daughters (Chloe and Cady, 4 and almost-2, respectively). I was born and raised in sunny South Florida, only moving because I married my high school sweetheart (Bryan) at 18. We moved back to Florida in 2011 when he was medically discharged. I am going to school for my AA, and getting my Bachelor's in either Interior Design or perhaps English. I am still

I am a Christian, but I do not shove it down people's throats or feel the need to bother people and attempt to convert them. I would be aggravated if someone did that to me, so I do not do that to others. Easy enough.

A big part of my life is crafts; from beading to quilting, I absolutely love making things. I love being able to say, "Oh you like it? Because I made it!" there is no better feeling. The only crafts I failed at are bow-making and scrapbooking. (Ugh, it was so bad....*shakes head sadly*)

Well, enough about me!! This blog is specifically for my personal life - from venting about school work to plans for the holidays, this is ALL ABOUT ME. You can find my crafty blog, The Tutorial Tryer, at

I can't wait to start this adventure and hopefully I won't do it alone...

-The Unpaid Maid
A.K.A. Shelby