Currently: April


April is always a crazy month for me. Work, travel, spring cleaning. Here is what I am working on currently.

making – this month I am trying something new. Usually, I am a bit free form about my creative process; I make what I want when I want to make it. Baking one day, jewelry making another, I pretty much fly by the seat of my pants. The downside of this is when I am feeling a little blocked creatively things don’t get done. So this month I am participating in the Fall for DIY 30 Days to a More Creative You Challenge. The activities are only 10 minutes each, so if you don’t have time to do them every day you can save up and do them on the weekend. I am a little behind right now, but I am planning on catching up over the next few days.

wishlisting – shoes and sandals. I’ve had the misfortune of breaking/ripping/wearing out about four of my favorite pairs in the last month. That’s the problem with wearing the stuff that you love; it tends to be used up faster. Who knew?

cleaning – a lot of things actually, I am 5 days into my 30 days of minimalism. Each day you get rid of/donate a number of items that corresponds with the date: 4 items for the 4th, 5 items for the 5th, etc. I was sure I wouldn’t have any issues finding things until the middle of the month, but I am already having to “force” myself to get rid of things I don’t use. The bottle of hairspray I don’t like that has been under the sink for 6 months? I honestly thought, what happens if I run out of the kind I do like and I need it? The struggle is real.

posting – as regularly as I can. Tax season is drawing to a close, and the pressure is on at the office right now. I have been putting in extra hours here and there, and some days I am too tired to do more than stare blankly at the TV screen when I get home.

tasting – Indian food. Sadly, my favorite Indian place in town closed a few months ago, and Andy and I have really been missing our veggie korma. When my friend Stefanie was in town for my birthday, she and I tried one of the “newer” places in town, and while it isn’t quite the same, I have to say I am quickly becoming a huge fan.

What is going on in your life currently?

About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.