Make time for crafts

by Jennifer on January 3, 2011

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This is one of the many things on my 2011 daily checklist. Why? Well, because I really like crafting and I want to spend as much time doing things that make me happy in 2011.

I was also inspired by the idea of a vision board since so many of you have created beautiful ones, such as the Fitnessista.

After about an hour of cutting, gluing, arranging, and decorating, I present you with my 2011 vision board! (I apologize for the weird lighting)

I had such a great time putting this together which is just another reminder as to why “make time for crafts” and “read something that inspires me” are on my daily checklist.

On a side note, I joined a gym today. While I have an awesome home gym in my basement (which I really need to do a tour of on the blog), I do not have a treadmill or an elliptical. Since I have exercise induced asthma, which really only flairs up from intense cardio or cold weather, running outside is really not an option right now. Luckily I had a PF near me for just $10 bucks a month which happened to be located right by the craft store! Coincidence? I think not. That was my 2011 Resolution Fairy acting up right there! ;)

Do you go to a gym or do you workout at home?
Do you make time for crafts?

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephanie
Twitter: SKToronto
January 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I’m hoping to do some major scrapbooking this year. It’s a fun project but time consuming and expensive as hell, but I think the preservation of memories justifies it. I think you and I should meet consistently to chat about blogging while we craft. :)

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2 Jennifer January 5, 2011 at 11:10 am

Count me in! :)

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3 Kristina @ spabettie
Twitter: spabettie
January 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I LOVE your board – beautiful and inspiring! :D

For the last couple of years, I run at home on our treadmill, and have some great workouts (Jillian Michaels, David Kirsch) on DVD. For a holiday gift, I bought memberships to a new gym for Jason and I… we cannot wait!! It’s been a while since I’ve been to a gym, and I always loved it… it opens in a month – nice BRAND NEW gym!! :D

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4 Jennifer January 5, 2011 at 11:10 am

Ahh congrats! A brand new gym is exciting!! Let me know if you guys need any help putting a routine or plan in place! :)

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5 suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic]
Twitter: suki
January 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I don’t order enough magazines to create something like this. ;) I saw them on Fitnessista’s site as well as Alycia of Fit ‘n Fresh’s site.

I definitely want to make more time for crafts.

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6 Amy B @ Second City Randomness
Twitter: AMYSRANDOMNESS
January 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I have a hard time actually setting aside time to make things per se… but I will have a moment of creativity hit me and will stop everything I’m doing to get it done at that exact moment. It’s just how my brain works…

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7 mindy @ just a one girl revolution. January 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I just ripped that Aubrey Hepburn quote out of Shape for my board!

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8 mindy @ just a one girl revolution. January 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Or Audrey…somebody can’t type today!

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9 natalie January 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

i love your inspiration board ..good job on join the gym

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10 Patricia Nagy January 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Great job Jen on the board…Still have Audrey on the brain huh? That’s good, she was a great lady!

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11 Kristina January 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Love your board!!!
I work out both at home and at the gym-mainly the gym but if it’s too cold or i want to fit something in quick I roll out of bed and make it happen!

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12 Lee
Twitter: inmytummylee
January 3, 2011 at 9:26 pm

I actually do a lot of crafts for my job. Not exactly fun crafts, but we do a lot of mock up products that involve cutting and spray mount and stuff.

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13 Monique
Twitter: monique_m07
January 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm

This is why I scrapbook :) Love it!

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14 Laury @TheFitnessDish
Twitter: lauryannraik
January 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

Cute vision board….I love crafts too. however, I am trying to de-clutter/ make extra room so extra mags and papers/ posters were not around to do one of my own! I loved reading everyone’s on Fitnessistas site, and love seeing yours too!!

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15 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 4, 2011 at 1:18 am

beautiful board! just snipped away at my mags as i watched the bachelor. anxious to finish mine!

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16 Marie C.
Twitter: camachomarie
January 4, 2011 at 1:52 am

I never make enough time for crafts. I highly doubt this year I will either, but I can’t wait to see what you work on!

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17 Caree @ Fit-Mama January 4, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I wish I was more crafty!! That looks like fun! I saw that on fitnessista’s blog and I read it too late to entertain the idea!

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18 Erica D (Gratitouille) January 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm

$10 a month?! That’s a crazy good deal! The gym in my hometown charges me nearly 7 times that amount, but I really need it and it delivers! I can’t wait to get back to school where I have free access to the weight room!

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19 Fit Chick in the City
Twitter: FitChickNYC
January 4, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Love your vision board! I so need to make one!

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20 Katy
Twitter: kwidrick
January 4, 2011 at 9:18 pm

OK — you inspired me to do a virtual dream board. I’m posting it tomorrow. :) Although it’s not as pretty as yours.

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21 Alycia [Fit n Fresh] January 4, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Love the board! And congrats on joining the gym – this means you’ll definitely be stopping at the craft store more ;)

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22 Paige @ The Gravy Boat January 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I love the idea of doing a vision board…I should really make it a priority for this year. Yours looks beautiful!

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