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I'm so excited to share my progress on my new STAMP STUDIO with you today! I had my TEAM CHRISTMAS PARTY last night (virtually - we played bingo, I demo'd 3 cards with brand new Spring Mini & Sale-a-Bration product, we showed off our ugly sweaters and fun head gear, and we shared dollar store hack ideas - we had so much fun! JOIN MY TEAM - you'll love it!) and I was able to give them a tour - just moved in yesterday! Things were still a bit messy but I was happy to share with them! I have a video tour for you today on my new studio BEFORE I moved in here:


If the video above does not play - click HERE to watch it on my blog.


Here's where it all started! You've heard me talk about it - this is my "dressing room." The wall with the closet is the one we knocked out (we - LOL - FRED did it!) between this room and a very little bedroom. This old house has - or should I say...HAD 5 bedrooms.

Click to watch video: New stamp studio tour - before & after.

This is the little bedroom beyond the closet in the previous photo. The closet in this photo was enlarged to make my studio closet a nice big walk in closet. We called this room "the little purple room." No more little purple room.

Click to watch video: New stamp studio tour - before & after.

Here's a view from both rooms with the wall knocked out.

Click to watch video: New stamp studio tour - before & after.

The first photo shows the new flooring going in and the 2nd one shows the new walk-in closet wall.

Click to watch video: New stamp studio tour - before & after.

And then my IKEA shopping spree!!! I couldn't get all the pieces that I wanted - IKEA is out of stock on several items - but I did pretty good!

Click to watch video: New stamp studio tour - before & after.

And here we have Mr. Steve - can you feel the LOVE radiating from him as he assembles my IKEA haul??? He actually volunteered to do it - I was speechless! And I was giggling a tiny bit inside. I put all my IKEA furniture together for my last room and OH BOY - it is a time consuming endeavor. I really didn't feel like he knew how enormous that offer was! I was definitely feeling the LOVE.

Click to watch video: New stamp studio tour - before & after.

And who else but a MAN would think to use the Pampered Chef trays (these are coating trays for things like chicken or fish) to keep all the bits and pieces in? LOL!!! Someone commented when I posted this photo on FB that they would never allow that. Funny thing...he picked out these trays from my party earnings and he's the cook in our house - they are his!

Room 2

Mr. Steve said he was pleasantly surprised at how well the IKEA furniture is made and the fact that the instructions were easy to read and everything went together as it should. No missing pieces either! HAPPY ASSEMBLER!

Click to watch video: New stamp studio tour - before & after.

And there's that smile! You know the one..."are you taking my picture again?" He yelled at me for getting such a substantial shelving unit for my closet. But in my I was looking at them online and picked one out - he said that it looked cheap and flimsy - don't buy junk! SO.....I got the one that will hold up to 650 lbs...LOL! No junk here! In the end - he said it was a very good shelf. Tee hee hee.

Click to watch video: New stamp studio tour - before & after.


I am in the process of getting everything moved in and set up. It's a complete mess right now - lots of work to do. Hailey is coming over on Saturday to help me arrange and decorate. Can't wait - she's really good at so much! It's so nice to have various talents in the family right? My Anna and Stephanie are fabulous decorators too!

Stay tuned for the finished project soon!



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Sue Floyd

Your new office looks fabulous!
Love the barn door. My husband would have said the same thing yours did!...& his name is Steve too!.
Have fun decorating. Thanks for sharing and loved the Santa video. I shared with some of my family:)
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Judy Gielniak

Loved the video and pictures of the progress! Good job Steve and I know you and Hailey will have lots of fun organizing and moving into your NEW Studio! Can't wait to see it. YOU certainly deserve this extra special place cuz YOU WORK HARD and I appreciate every minute you share! Merry Christmas!

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