Creativity in the cracks & A giveaway

This week has been insane, like someone peed on my comforter crazy.  Since it’s too big

for the washer it’s just chillin in the bathtub for now.

My beloved chalkboard fell off the wall, twice.

I made the kids homemade cookies and they crumbled them up and threw them at me, really.

Meet our cat, Alfred.

We got a cat, which is turning out to be more of a stress reliever than anything else, although right now he has to wear a cone so he’s not a huge fan of that.

Last Friday Kel announced officially that he wants to get his PhD, not someday but like, now, soon, ASAP.

So in the midst of the chaos, creative outlets have been keeping me sane, and for once in the three years since Noelle was born I don’t feel guilty about it.

I now realize that unleashing creative energy is part of the way I tick and tock, part of the the way I was created.  I have Jessica Heights of Muthering Heights to thank for this epiphany of creative freedom.

A few weeks ago she wrote a post about fitting in creativity into the cracks and suddenly I felt like there was another Mom out there who felt this need to create.

So this week my creative energy has taken then form of rag rugs, the art of transforming old sheets into lovely throw rugs.  I love to up cycle and transform so these rugs are a natural outlet for me.

The kiddos and I gather the materials together at garage sales and thrift stores and then I prep the sheets into strips while they play in the backyard.  Then I take a massive crochet hook and weave them into a cozy throw rug in the in-between moments.  The same moments where I do most of my writing these days.

So today I am giving you a piece of my sanity, in my favorite color, Aqua.  The color of my wedding, my dishes, my bedroom, my toenails and the office in which I sit.

This up cycled aqua rug wants to be under you.

This rug can be yours for the easy price of liking my Facebook page.

If you already like it, just get someone else to like it and write wall post that you referred them and then, wha-bam!  You’re both entered.

This giveaway will last all weekend until Sunday night at midnight, EST, because even though I live in CST, EST is my favorite time zone.

What’s your favorite time zone?

What creative outlet is keeping you sane?

Where in Ada can I take my comforter to de-pee it?

(Tons of comment fodder ^^^ no excuses, happy weekend!)