The other day I posted the new removable shelf in the hallway closet and Jack just finished installing the second shelf. We put it in the office closet, right above my treadmill. It is the perfect height for me to use my computer to work on while I walk. He made me another shelf for a much bigger treadmill we used to have but had to get rid of it when we needed room for Andrew’s nursery. My current treadmill is smaller (small enough to fit in the closet) and the handles have pulse readers that wouldn’t allow a shelf to sit on them. When I run I can remove the shelf so I can see the time and speed. This is such a great way for me to get two things done at one time, walking and writing. However, the one thing I noticed is that I am going to need to put a light in there, the light in the center of the room casts a shadow on everything, because well I’m in a closet!
Yep, I became one of those people. I actually have wanted to do this for a while now, but not until I seen a pin on Pinterest saying it cost $20 that I decided to do it. Mostly because I wanted to see if it actually cost $20 cause I thought that was too much! And I was right! Mine only cost me $15 and a few minutes of Jack’s time. We bought a white pre-made shelf at the home improvement store, 4 eyelet screws and two heavy duty bungee cords. Jack drilled the wholes for the screw and was even nice enough to use some left over fireplace trim to put a lip on the bottom of the shelf to prevent my lab top sliding off. I leave the cords in place and just slide over my treadmill arms and off I got….very slowly! Now I have a great way to work on this site!
Earlier this year I attempted to run my first 5K and didn't do as well as I had hoped since a few weeks before the event I really messed up my ankle. I still had a lot of fun doing it and I still want to push myself to be able to run a 5k. However, stupidly I talked my friend into doing the 10k Spooktacular Halloween Run instead of just the 5k. In honest truth a 10k is much harder than a 5k when you are not prepared. I didn't train like I needed to and it hurt me on race day. On a more positive fun note a Halloween Run means Halloween Running Costumes! Our original idea was to be Thing 1 and Thing 2 from the Cat and the Hat, but we decided to be Alice and the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. When we did the Super Hero run back in April we had tutus and decided we wanted to go the route again. The costumes were comfortable, easy to run in, and super fun! We got a lot of compliments at the event! Even Jack came and cheered us on as we (finally) crossed the finish line!
Queen of Hearts
Black Tank Top
3 Yards Black Ribbon
Red, White, and Black Rolls of Tulle
Red and Black Glitter Foam
I sewed the red lace and gold trim on the tank top to make it look more like something a queen would wear. I cut two small red hearts from the red glitter foam and sewed them on the tank top.
For the tutu I alternated groups of red, white, and black tulle on a black ribbon. I sewed on larger red glitter hearts and black glitter spades onto some of the strips of tulle. Lastly I added the red rose and black bow to the front of the skirt.
She found purchased the cute crown and socks.
Blue Cotton T-Shirt
Thin Black Ribbon
3 Yards White Ribbon
Blue Rolls of Tulle
1/2 Yard of White fabric
I sewed the white lace around the neckline of my top and added a thin black bow. I cut the fabric in a simple apron shape and sewed the top of it to the t-shirt. I left the bottom unsewn so it could be easily tied into place over the tutu. I sewed a little silver trim to the top of the apron.
For the tutu I simply knotted blue strips of tulle on a white ribbon. Once on I was able to tie the other white ribbon with the ribbon from the tutu to hold the bottom part of the apron in place.
I bought the stripped sock and made the black bow for my hair.
These are posts from the original Oak Tree Junction blog before I took a break in 2020. These posts were created to share my creations with the hopes that it will inspire others to show their creative side. I plan to continue to share new creations on the current blog.