Hi everyone I’m Susan. I’m the mother of 4 girls and I’ve been married to my husband Jim for 20 years. I’m a full time teacher with one of the world’s best jobs. Currently I work in the school library teaching classes to children in the primary grades. It’s my job to read to young children every day and teach them about some amazing authors and illustrators.
I have a creative soul, I especially enjoy decorating (and re-decorating). I like to sew, make jewelry and do crafty projects around the house. I’m energized by working on my blog, I love creating and teaching about it. I like to thrift and turn junky finds into something spectacular! I’m always up for learning new things and I enjoy teaching what I know to others.
Take a look through my site at homeroad.net. I hope you like it and can take away some inspiration from me! I just finished the craft room and I’m working on my next project, a work bench in the basement. My husband Jim and I will work together on this one, power tools are on my wish list! Enjoy!
Here’s my finished craft room,
decorated and filled with supplies.
And completely “lived in”.
I was moving my tables in as my daughter was
moving her furniture out of the room…
(I wasn’t anxious or anything, but in fairness she was too and
I couldn’t be happier for her success!)
And here is what it looks like now…
(Mom cave/office/craft room)
The room I’ve waited for forever is here…
My “crafty” side of the room…
The bulletin board is in an old frame painted white.
Notice the board and batten along the desk wall…
and the raised shelf over the desk is very handy.
A shelf for boxes, jars and ribbons…
a cutting table…
My beautiful thrift store jars with the chalkboard labels from
I added cork to one table for a durable work space.
I made this cool glue gun holder…
This wire rack is for cupcakes…
I love to re-purpose things.
This is husband’s not so crafty side…
(luckily he has me to fix it up for him)
The closet on the right was re-done here.
The closet holds all the “crafty stuff”.
Lot’s of room above the cabinet too.
decorated clip-boards in the basket hold all my blogging notes.
These wall shelves hold different weights
of computer paper.
Here’s another thrift store find,
taken apart and repainted.
I’ve gotta say… I really do love this new space!
A new space for very happy creating!