Saturday, January 29, 2011

An Organizational Challenge

I am joining the organizational challenge on  A bowel full of lemons

I am hoping this challenge will keep me on track as far as the homefront goes!

Monday, January 10, 2011

My scrappy projects 2011

There are so many cool projects going on that I thought I would give a few of them a try.

  1. Project Life. I was planning on ordering the kit from Amazon, however after reading several complaints about the quality of the kit being really bad I am just going to do my own thing.  I have tons of divided sheet protectors so I should be good to go. Started yesterday.
  2. One little word.  I have picked a word several times before haven't really done much with it.  I thought about doing the class with Ali on Big Picture, but I have several other classes I need to finish first. So my plan is to make 2 small canvases one for upstairs and one for downstairs.  
  3. Us right now.  This is a combo of several projects found here us right now .   I am thinking more as a part of a monthly thing?  Will have to see how this works out.
  4. Write every day WED in combination with daily Gratitudes.
  5. Monthly round up, similar to Katie the Scrapbook lady round up
I am the queen of finding and starting projects....let's see how I do with the follow through!  lol

Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 2010 roundup

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
creating keepsakes and cooking light

What movies, television shows, plays, etc. did I watch this month?
Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice are the only 2 must watches on my list.  Of course I have watched or listened to tons of kid tv.  

What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?
This month was full of fun stuff.  We went to the pumpkin patch with my Mom.  Scrapbooked with Vickie up at the farm.  Went trick or treating in downtown Washington with Mom, Sarah and the kids.  Had a Halloween party at our house for Sarah's kids plus Amber, Emma and of course Mom.  Halloween night we went and saw Diane and Kenny at the "new house".  

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
Gave  mom a card, lunch at 3Margaritas and a bottle of Pumpkin Pie wine from a Bland, MO winery.

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
bought tons of stuff for the Halloween Bash.  Bought Josh a pirate costume that he didn't wear.  

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
My right wrist has really been bothering me...I am not sure if it is just arthritis or if something else is up.

What were my accomplishments this month?
Got six months of 2 calenders done for Christmas presents.

What were my disappointments this month?
Still haven't cleaned up my scrap crap

Anything else noteworthy to include?
Jason took a week off and power washed the house, patched a hole in the drywall and went hunting.  
Andrew has learned to climb on the small chairs, stools and it is just a matter of time before he is swinging from the "chandeliers".

Thursday, September 2, 2010

August Monthly Roundup

From katie the scrapbook lady blog

Here are the questions:

What books and/or magazines did I read this month? 
I am once again a blog hog.  I did pull out my Photo Freedom by Stacey Julian to actually read (still haven't...maybe September?)

What movies, television shows, plays, etc. did I watch this month?

Have been loving the new TNT shows, Covert Affairs, Izzy & Isolde and of course the kid shows...this month we are all about Dora, Diego, Backyardigans, Wonder Pets and Little Einstiens and Mickey Mouse Club House.

What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends?

Tons of stuff again this month...
Helped Mom & Dad move...down the street!  YEAH!!!!!!
The Washington Town & Country Fair (Josh & Jason went)
Kara's Bachlorette Party and the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Game (we WON!)

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
Found a mail holder to alter for Sarah

Made cupcakes of Uncle Mike's Birthday

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
Both of the boys got some new clothes for summer...growing up too fast!
New cheetah print Dansko clogs for work 

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?

pinched nerve in my shoulder made picking up the boys horribly painful...much better now

What were my accomplishments this month?
Started the reorganization/clean up of my scrap stuff   AGAIN!  lol
Andrew is now walking with baby frankenstien steps...almost all the time!
Josh  is picking up on things like cRaZy...have to watch what we say even closer now...

What were my disappointments this month?

Healthy not so much.

How did I do on my goals for the month? (Or any current short or long term goals)

insert eyeroll and groan here...

Anything else noteworthy to include?
Totally unmotivated...possible hangover from wedding craziness.  Hope to get on track for September.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Organization tip

So here is my super simple tip for planning your 2011

Maybe everyone else already did this...but I thought I would share for anyone else who isn't such a forward thinker!
Pick up a cheap pocket calender (I got mine from Michael's dollar bin) and throw it in your bag now. I already have several commitments that I know of in the new year (examples: teeth cleaning, family weddings, annual fall festivals plus all of the stuff on school & church calenders).  As things come up you can add them on the fly.  When you go to set up your planner or family calender at the start of the new year you will already have everything in one place! 
I used to write this stuff on the last few pages of my planner...but would always miss stuff.

Friday, August 20, 2010


birthday giveaway

Go check out this awesome giveaway...and comfy living room!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Target card giveaway

One of the home decor blogs that I love!  Go check it could win a Target card!