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I did a thing!

 

It has been several months since I last blogged and for that I apologize.

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Adding more to my arsenal

I have this bad habit of getting into hobbies and never doing anything with them. This new hobby I've already invested hundreds of dollars in, well…not really it was gift cards, but you get the idea. My newest acquisition is an impact driver from Harbor Freight, I went into the store not planning on buying anything but when I saw the price of it I couldn't not get it. I've been wanting to get an impact driver for a while and the one I liked the best was $99, but I wasn't really prepared to spend that much on just one tool. So this one caught my eye it was only $20 and since I just started into woodworking and home-improvement DIY I figured that this would be a great starter tool and that I would not be using it all that often to justify a $99 purchase.

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I've only used it a few times but already I am happy with it since it fits my needs perfectly and it matches the rest of my toolset. The first thing I plan on making is a shoe rack for my kids closets since they have their shoes all over the place. I have to do is plan it out since I have everything I need to make it. With all the negative stuff that's been happening the last few months I want to focus on this positive aspect of my life, I love working with my hands and I always have the ability to make something that I can't afford to buy. I can't wait to get started!

Crafting for Fun

Tonight I attempted making my own chap stick for the first time. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’ve watched a lot of tutorials on Youtube about how to make it and what to use. One commentator was right, using cocoa butter makes it smell like chocolate. I added my own mix of peppermint water to flavor and taste, but I think I didn’t quite add enough and should have added it to the mix before heating it up. I’ll post some pictures of the finished product. I have some melt and pour soap kits that I may take a crack at if I can find my small pyrex measuring cup. This sense of accomplishment is helping with my stress.