Hello and Happy T Day, today is the day we head over to Elizabeth's and share a drink of any kind and what's going on in your day. Can you believe the first week of 2014 has flown by already. The weather has changed in this time too, we are below zero now and the wind is whipping around my windows. Hoping all of you in this weather are staying safe and warm right now.
I have a new tea cup to share with you today, there is a peek of it above. My mom got it for me for Christmas, it was the last one and she knew it would be perfect for me, yes, it is MOM!! Thank you! I even had some new tea in it from my sister, which was her Christmas gift for me. We had been on a vacation last summer and they didn't have any Lipton tea so I tried their English Breakfast Tea and liked it. She remembered and bought me a box of it, it was perfect. In this picture I'm planning a menu plan for us this month. Still working on it but doing good. It's all part of the class I won a spot in, YAY!! The teacher is the awesome, crazy, funny talented Cathy Zielske and it's called Move More Eat Well Jumpstart (MMEW), it's only been a week but I love it already. Will be sharing pictures of what we are doing as the month goes on. I also have 2 blog friends in the class with me, my fashion California friend Andrea who won the spot with me and dear friend Tracey who most of you know signed up too and know we can motivate and keep each other on track this year, YAY!!
Here is a better picture of the tea cup, even came with a coaster. I've never had a coaster with my tea before, felt so fancy and I love what it says too. Mom, was right, this cup is perfect for me.
Here is another special gift I received my dear friend Nancy that I go to church with. She had made one for someone in our class and I loved it so much she went right home that day and made one just for me. Isn't it pretty, I love this and it's still out being enjoyed along with my tree that I can't part with just yet. Thanks so much Nancy, I LOVE IT!! Stay warm and safe my friend!
I'd like to share something else exciting, at least for me it is!! I bought this myself and have wanted one for a couple years now and finally I have one and I'm loving it so much!!
a huge new bookcase for my scrapbooks!! Isn't it pretty, yes you can laugh at me but I love it!! All day yesterday I cleaned it and filled it up and played and rearranged and even my PL kits fit on it!! It makes me smile every time I walk into the room. I feel so little next to it too, haha. There's room for more albums which means maybe I will start scrapping again or just leave it this way.
Now to show you where all these were before I got this new gorgeous bookcase that I love, haha!
I know they look messy but I'm working on them. The one on the left is what held all my albums and the tiny one on the right is what held all that's on the brown shelf here. Hope that makes sense. So they all got new homes and even though they look messy it's better then what it was. So these are all my art journals and art journal stuff/loose papers/files/class stuff and old books to use and my canvas that are done and for me. I somehow magically have to make this look all pretty now like my new bookcase is. I can see me getting another new bookcase, so much more room on it. So this kept me busy all weekend and will again during the week.
I know this post is already long but I also have PL to share, can you hang in there a bit longer!!
Here is the first few days, love the Christmas feel to it and hard to believe I was at the track Dec.1st. You can click on the image to see better if you need.
I had fun with this page, my mom's note to me, happy to keep hold of that and in the bottom corner the little mailbox. That was one of my Christmas cards I sent out, cropped it and saved it because I think it's so pretty. On the left side it's about my Secret Pal dinner at church, love this one too.
I have plenty more to show you but will save for another time so I can show you my first week in the new Project Life 2014 album. Couldn't wait to start on this album, a fresh new year of memories!
Here it is, the first few day of the new year. My weeks go from Saturday to Friday so I squeezed in our first couple days in this spread. Seems that a lot of my PL will have snow memories in them. On the left side, I still need to do the journaling about the new class I won. My album this year is the most colorful one I've had too, the Honey album and the kits are a mix of 3 that I have. So there you have it, it's officially a new year for me when the first pages get done, YIPPEE!!
Well, I will be home with the kids again tomorrow, today they should have gone back but with the cold it will be a couple extra bonus days for them now. Thanks for reading it all if you made thru it, can't wait to see what your doing on this cooooold snowy winter Tuesday!!
Thank you again for hosting us on Tuesday's Elizabeth