Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Pins Roundup

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving for us here in the US.  Are you guys ready for some serious grubbing??  I'll be at work but that doesn't break my festive spirit!  I didn't have time to do any Thanksgiving dedicated post this time around but thought I could do a round up for those looking for some easy last minute dinner and decoration ideas for the weekend.  I haven't tried these recipes/projects yet myself but here are a few of my favorite floating around on Pintrest.  Hopefully I'll get a chance to try them soon.  If you guys try them out let me know what you think of them!

Do you remember this from last year? ;)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Dressing Up My Dresser

So my home away from home calls for me to buy a few new "furniture" fixtures and I'm not about to go out and invest in a ton of money into a temporary home.  Moving cost a lot.  And I mean a lot!  Especially if you're making that initial move to rent a room.  You always have to think about the deposit and how you're going to move all of your stuff, or buy new furniture.  I ended up moving some of my stuff but mostly been furnishing my room with plastic and non permanent fixtures.  So my latest addition to my room is this plastic 3 tiered dresser.  I decided to use this as my socks, underwear, pj, pants etc drawer.  Since I didn't want my clothes to be showing straight through the dresser I decided to dress it up a bit.

What you'll need: 
  • Plastic dresser drawer
  • Scrapbooking paper (or wrapping paper)
  • scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • Ruler
  • Pen

Friday, November 15, 2013

Training with Disney

Sorry, yet another non crafty related blogpost talking about Disney...but I promise the next one will be crafty.  :)  I just really wanted to share some cool photos from my first day of training.  Nothing too crazy since the majority of it was in a lecture hall/auditorium and we were told not to take any photos in the backlot area, but I did get some photos that I thought were cool and shareable!

Cool sign that I think really goes unnoticed when you're pulling into the Casting area.  There's an additional fencing that divides the street and the sidewalk so when you're driving in the sign is covered.  I had to walk from the parking structure to the sidewalk to get a picture of this sign.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Opening new doors all around

"When one door closes another door opens..." - Alexander Graham Bell

I've officially moved into my new room. I have 4 other roomies sharing the house so I feel like I'm in college again. Exciting new opportunities await for me. ^_^ New job, new living quarters, new roommates, new town! So much exploring to be done! Not to mention so much I need to get done for my new room.  So I guess this will be my mini series of #roomimprovement.

Day 1 of the move has been busy!  I drove down to SoCal this morning and arrived at about 4:00. My new landlord was so nice and helped me move all of my stuff into my room. Got everything out of the car in no time.

Check out my new front yard buddies.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Big Announcement and Changes

Hi Everyone!   So I made a big announcement last week on my Instagram account that I finally found a job and I'm making a big move.  I've accepted a job at Disneyland and will be moving this week down to SoCal to start working for the Mouse.  :)  I'm already head over heels for the fact that I'll be working at the happiest place on earth, but the icing on the cake is the fact that I'll be working for the Costume department!!!  I'm super excited but also very nervous at the same time since I'm picking up and moving in such a short amount of time.  I just accepted the job a little less than 2 weeks ago so it's been quite the whirlwind of an adventure.  Everything just sort of lined up and fell into place so it seemed like perfect timing with the exception of how much notice I had before having to make the move.  I'm not sure how much I can talk about the interview process and/or what I'll be doing at the company so I'm going to have to be vague for now.

So I'm going to sneak in a little info about my Halloween costume since I haven't been able to do that yet. "Minnie" Skirt & headband/ears made by me. Necklace, gloves, cardigan, shirt, shoes and tights I already had in my closet.  Bloomers purchased from Black Cat Collective Vintage Emporium.

So that's it for the big announcement, now for the changes.  I originally started this blog when I first got laid off and wanted to fill my time with completing my long list of Pintrest projects.  I've learned so many cool skills, tricks, recipes and completed a lot of projects thanks to Pintrest.  I've slowly moved away from purely Pintrest based projects and started working on my own projects and twist on ideas hoping to have people pin my projects onto Pintrest and hoping to inspire others to be crafty.  The name  Simply Pinspirational still worked for my change of direction despite it not having been the original idea for my blog.  Now that I'm going to start working again I'm not 100% sure I can dedicate time to blogging.  I'm sure I'll be looking up quick meals for 1 to make and blog about, or working on a new sewing project I can snap photos of but will that be enough?  I remember when I first started out my blog I was advised not to "be all over the map" and just pick one thing I wanted to blog about.  Of course I found a "loop hole" by saying I'll blog about Pintrest projects as my main focus knowing I will have thousands of projects and topics to choose from.  I didn't want to restrict myself to just one thing on a blog but didn't think the interwebs would really be interested in a blog about my life...

I still don't know exactly what I want to do...Do I want to keep Simply Pinspirational up and running, Do I move on to another blog with a new name??  Do I rebrand?  How do I rebrand?  Or can I handle 2 blogs??  Those are some of the things I'm thinking about right now.  I do have a couple of blogpost I have in mind that I want to post but I don't think they're new blog blogpost worthy so you'll still be seeing some activity here so don't fret.  I just don't know what the frequency of the blogpost will be but hopefully it'll still be once a week.  If not, I'm pretty active on my Instagram account so be sure to keep an eye out there.  I've also added a Instagram Widget to my blogpage so you can view those photos from here if you'd like as well.

Whew!  I know that was a lot of reading for you but I just needed to share the big news with everyone and hopefully this won't call for too many changes but I just wanted to put that warning out there just in case. Wish me luck!