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Stock(ing)piling

Friday, the most lip curling prestigious honor was bestowed upon me by my boss. I was assigned to decorate stockings for our department unit of 13. As you may have already concluded, I don’t just “decorate.” I embellish, garnish, adorn, jazz up, festoon and beautify; obviously he had no idea what he was asking of me because this won’t just be glitter and felt. I then, in turn,  drafted another unsuspecting willing coworker to help.

I don’t know if I am confident enough in our abilities to actually post “before and afters” of our stockings. I mean, we’re dressing-up 13 stockings in 4 hours; I guarantee they all won’t be worthy of a Smithsonian exhibit. But I may as well be thoughtful enough to post some of the *inspiration* for my designs. (You know, just in case your boss decides to give you the same assignment…)

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About Kristen Van Loon

My name is Kristen Van Loon and this is the chronicle of my search for *Oomf!* Not only have I deemed myself qualified to revamp, repair, refurnish and refine my house, but I also jump into any DIY project that my friends, co-workers, family and practical strangers stumble upon. I would love to tell you that this is my full-time job and my complete life mission, but I make my bread and butter elsewhere and raise a daughter (Olivia). I have some experience but no time, no formal training and no money. My only saving grace is that I love figuring things out, I’m great at improvising and I’m always inspired. For the record, some things that I do (play with electricity, for one) may seem risky, and some of them are. I will always tell you what I’ve done, but I won’t ever suggest things for you that aren’t safe. Even though I push the envelope, I am only marginally incompetent. If sources (father, my brain, Google) tell me not to do something then I usually won’t. But if I do try and it blows up in my face (figuratively or literally) you will hear all about it, and you hopefully won’t attempt it. At the end of the day, I hope to inspire you. Space-Lift isn’t just a blog, it’s a verb. It’s an action that brightens your surroundings by assaulting everything that needs improvement. Nothing is off limits, and all possibilities will be considered.

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