Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday 5: Project Life Monthly Kits

TGIF! I hope you had a great week!

I subscribe to several monthly Project Life kits. For today's Friday 5 let's take a look at the 5 kits and one Etsy order that I got this month!

Scraptastic Kit

OhDeerMe Kit

Chic Tags Kit

Project Life Journal Order

Studio Calico Kit

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring 2014 Home Decor Tour

Well, it was time to take down the Valentine's Day decorations and spruce up our house with Spring decorations! I love decorating for the seasons. I made most of my decorations last year, so decorating was pretty easy. I got a few new things to add to my stuff, but I already had the majority of the decorations.

Here's a glimpse of our home decorated for Spring!

Mudroom Wreath
Kitchen Banner
Table Scape
Den Mantle
Den Wall
Entry Wreath
Coat Closet Wreath
Linen Closet Wreath
Hall Display
Guest Bathroom Wreath
Guest Bathroom
Guest Bathroom
Guest Bedroom Wreath
Guest Bedroom Vanity
Master Bedroom Dresser

Master Bedroom Wreath

Let me walk you through my house room by room in this video!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Make It Monday: December Daily

I decided to do a December Daily in 2013. If you are not familiar with a December Daily, it is a scrapbook project using one picture for each day of December. It is similar to Project Life because you take a picture and journal each day.

To get a head start, I set up my December Daily before hand. I made the foundation pages so that all I had to do was print my pictures, journal and embellish each page at the end of December. I used a variety of Christmas paper collections that I had in my stash. I didn't purchase anything for this project other than the albums and page protectors. I really enjoyed setting up the album!

Crate Paper Peppermint Collection

Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas Collection

We R Memory Keepers 6 x 6 Album (Color Kiwi)

Gathering Supplies

Gathering More Supplies

Laying Out Pages

Embellishing Each Page

Finished Embellishing and Ready to Put Back in Album

Also, have a look at my video! I walk you through my set up process with more detail.

Did you do a December Daily for 2013?

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Surprise Saturday: Project Life Desk Organization

Happy Saturday! I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

For the first Surprise Saturday post, I am sharing my craft desk organization. I walk you through my entire craft area and describe how I store my Project Life supplies in this video.

I hope you got some crafty organization tips! This works well for me and I am a happy crafter with all of my supplies out and ready to use!

Friday 5: Project Life 5 Week of January

Happy Friday! Welcome to the first Friday 5 post! This week's Friday 5 post will be all about Project Life. I am sharing the 5 weeks of January with you. I love how my Project Life is progressing and I am excited to show you weeks 1-5!

2014 Title Page

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

End of January 12 x 12 Layout

For a complete walk through of the 5 weeks of January, grab a cup of coffee and a snack and enjoy the video!

Are you doing Project Life? How did your first 5 weeks come along? Are you all caught up?

Thursday Thoughts: Let's Catch Up

Well hello there! I can't believe we are already 2 months into 2014. Time sure does fly. My grandma told me that as you get older time seems to fly by even quicker. She was right!

I am excited to be writing my first "Thursday Thoughts" post. On Thursdays, I plan to share my thoughts in a journal or dairy style post. It has been a while since we have had a chance to catch up...a lot has happened since my last video update in December.  So let's get into it!

Watch my December video update here:

We had a wonderful holiday season. We were able to spend a lot of time with friends and family, which is what the season is all about. But we certainly had an unusual Christmas day. On Christmas morning, Mark woke up and didn't feel very good. He thought he would just shake it off, so I went ahead and baked our traditional orange cinnamon rolls. While they were in the oven we started opening our stockings as usual, but Mark wasn't able to shake off his queasiness. All of a sudden, he was a sick puppy. So, we stopped opening our stockings and I put him to bed. I played nurse, and got him settled in bed so that he could rest. I stayed in bed with him and we just watched movies, rested and snuggled. We were supposed to have Christmas dinner at our house with his parents, but we postponed that until the 26th. Around 8, Mark started feeling like his old self. We got out of bed and picked up where we left off. We spent the evening slowly opening our presents and enjoying the time together. I was so happy he was feeling better! All in all, it was an unusual Christmas...but it turned out to be a wonderful and perfect day. It will be a Christmas to remember, that is for sure!

On the weight loss front...not much has happened. I fell off the wagon during the holidays and I am having a really hard time getting back into it. I know what I need to healthier, smaller portions, etc. Bottom line...I need to start going back to Weight Watchers. Next week I plan to face the music and re-join Weight Watchers. I know it is the program that works for me, so I am not going to waste anymore time! Weight Watchers here I come! I am ready to tackle my weight loss again and continue the journey. I have to remember it is a marathon, not a sprint.

We spent most of January and February snowed in! We have had a wicked winter. I love snow, but I could do without the bitter cold temps. The snow and freezing temps continued into February. I didn't really venture out when the temps were subzero. I spent a lot of time at home, and I really got into crafting. I dove into my craft supplies and started Project Life! I have really enjoyed this project and I am excited to work on it throughout the year. I am also thrilled to be able to share it with you! Don't worry, I am still going to continue vlogging and post other "housewife" videos. I have a few "housewife" videos waiting in the wings!

Well, that about does it for today's Thursday Thoughts! I hope you enjoyed this post and I look forward to sharing more content with you throughout the year. I am really excited about my new posting schedule. Don't forget to sign up to receive email updates so that you never miss a new post!

Hope all is well in your part of the world! Talk to you soon!