Well...Christmas is over and it's time for the real world again. My last semester of school EVER begins on Thursday (HALLELUJAH PRAISE THE LORD BEST DAY OF MY LIFE). I mean...I love school...ehhhh...Here's the thing...don't get me wrong. I am SO thankful for my education that I had. I went to a wonderful private Christian school (Evangelical Christian School) from Kindergarten through 12th grade. I am so grateful for the opportunity to go there. I wouldn't change anything about it. I made so many life-long friends there and loved learning about God's world from a Christian perspective. I've attended the University of Memphis since I was a Freshman and I have actually really enjoyed it there also. I've never been super involved because I've never lived on campus and I got married summer after my Sophomore year. I wouldn't really say that I've had the "normal college experience". My life has been so different from most of my friends' lives at this age; but again, wouldn't change a thing. Getting married at age 20 was an awesome experience for me. It's weird now that my people are just starting to get engaged and I've been married over a year and a half. Matt and I had been dating 4.5 years (I was a Sophomore in high school when we started dating) and he was graduating from college, had a great job, we had a house, etc...everything just worked out in our favor. Memphis has been a great place for me to continue my education despite my marital status. I'm majoring in Professional Studies with a concentration in Child Development and minoring in Sociology. I've really enjoyed my classes. I love learning about how children think at different stages of their development. All that to say, I've enjoyed my 17 years of education and I'm so thankful for it, but I am BEYOND ready to move on with my life. I seriously don't know what I'll do! No papers, tests, quizzes, presentations...music to my ears. Oh, and the famous question that all of us college-goers get: what do you want to do after college? If I had a dollar for every time I've been asked that...I WANT TO BE A MOM! Not yet, but ultimately that's why I chose my major. It was the closest one to motherhood. When the time comes I want to be a stay-at-home wife/mother. I'd love nothing more. I also plan on continuing my cake business (Katie Cakes). I might get a small job somewhere after I graduate. I do want to do something...maybe work in a bakery? Babysit? IDK....I'll cross that bridge when I get there.
This has, yet again, been a completely pointless paragraph that has nothing to do with this blog post. I know some of you wanted to know what I made this year to give my family for Christmas!! I made them TREAT STANDS!!! These were so easy and fun to make
I went to a lot of different places (thrift stores, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, Target, Hobby Lobby, Garden Ridge, Macys, etc) to find dishes and things (candle sticks make good connectors for stands with 2 plates) to make them with. It was fun being creative with them. All you do is glue the pieces together using E-6000 glue (love that stuff..appx $6 a tube). You can find it at Hobby Lobby and Michaels I know...probably other places too. Once I had my things glued in place I put some textbooks on them and left them overnight to dry. Voila!! So fun!
The possibilities are endless!!! Hope you enjoyed!