Let's face it: Mortgages are a big part of life. If you ever plan on buying a house, you'd better plan on being tied down to a mortgage for at least 15 years. Every month that chunk of money comes out of your income, you pay your balance down, and dream of the day you'll own your home free and clear. You might think about your mortgage frequently, but what about the people who actually make that loan a reality? Ever think of them? Yeah, I didn't think so. And if you did think of them, you'd probably imagine something along the lines of... boring people in shirts and ties, staring at computer screens all day, who get their kicks by ordering new pocket protectors online. Well, I'm here to tell you... sometimes the people who take care of your mortgage are fun and creative. And that's where we come in. Meagan, Cicelie and Ashleigh: Crafting Extraordinaires. You'd be hard pressed to find three girls who love creating masterpieces more than we do. All day long we work hard inside the "Box" to help put our husbands through school, but at night it's our time to play "Outside The Box," by painting, mod podge-ing, sewing, wallpapering, and decorating anything we can get our hands on. Everyone deserves an outlet for their creativity, and this just happens to be ours! Caution: By observing our fabulous creations, you may find yourself buying bolts of fabric that you're not sure what you're going to do with yet, searching for yard sales near you on Craigslist, purchasing mod podge by the gallon, and making excuses for reasons to stop at DI. After reading our blog, your pocket books may end up being considerably lighter as you search for ways to create your own beauties. Consider yourself warned.