Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Peeks at my new 2015 projects, YAY!

Hello!  Excited to share some new projects with you, I've just started them and officially saying Happy New Year to myself and jumping in to the year, YAY!!
Isn't that sky gorgeous, love when the cold days/nights can be this gorgeous! This was from last night when Rich and I were walking Lucky, so glad I took my camera with me.
See, I wasn't kidding about the Happy New Year part, lol.  Say hello to my first moodboard of 2015, inspired by a friend on IG who made 365 last year. I was almost going to do that many but knew it would take time and having a lot of cute collections on hand which I don't have. So every Monday I will make one for this year and will add my mandalas to it when the weather is nice again. I liked starting off with some happy bright neon colors, was much needed on Monday when it was cold out.
This is going to be my daily project this year, 365 days of painting whatever happy colors I'm thinking of. They will be abstract/no plan just paint to paper and see what happens. I love this already and hope to keep loving it all year.
Say hello to my 365 calendar art this year! Each day I will color in a square with a design of some sort or just color. I started this on the 19 so it will go into the next year to count as 365. This little squares are making me very happy, it's the simple things with me.
Just these two simple daily projects are part of a bigger plan I have so I hope you will enjoy them too.
Here's is my writing project, lots of practice writing to improve my handwriting. Not sure why it's blurry like this. I am picking 5 words and writing them in cursive and print for 20mts 3x a week. Hoping this will help when sending happy mail and just writing in general.
So those are my projects so far started, a few more are coming and I will share then.
Lastly a photo from this morning, it was below freezing but the sun came out and made everything sparkle and gorgeous again. Was so nice walking out in it today and seeing it in the windows.
Thanks for reading and have a good week!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

T stands for Trees and Togetherness

Hello! I'm posting early for my T Time post, this way I will be on time for Elizabeth and gang visits. This past week has been a good one, the kids are in school, routine is back and I'm feeling great. Have been organizing my craft space and cleaning around the house and even read a book in one day.
I'm sharing a fun outing I had with my mom and sisters this past Thursday. We went to a wine and brush gathering. Something way out of our comfort zones but so neat too, thanks to Heather hearing about this. At a local winery they have classes each Thursday where you get a glass of wine and do some painting for $30. When we first decided to go we thought we'd get to paint whatever we wanted, but they have it all planned ahead of time. Above is the picture of us before heading in, was quite cold that night. Aren't they cute!
I didn't get any pictures of the inside but was beautiful rooms and we were away from the customers there. Thankfully we had a back wall so no one could view our paintings, lol. There were quite a few women that come often and have quite a talent in painting. Was neat to see everyone do the same painting but each one looks different, all good!!! 
By the way we got our drinks, I had lemonade and they had a glass of wine. See the pink cup to the right, this will count as my cup for Elizabeth's link up. We each had an easel and paints ready ahead of time for us. I've never used an easel before, I liked it.
Here is the end results, TREES, my favorite!! I didn't do well with them and gave up and now wish I had made more. We used very big paintbrushes which I'm not used too. By the way the teacher was in front of the room showing us how to paint, usually I sketch first then paint which she didn't have us do. The rest was a bridge and snow, all of ours came out different and the colors too. The girls and my mom didn't like theirs but I loved all of theirs!! They did so good considering they never paint or draw so I'm impressed!! Way to go ladies!!
Can't forget my cute mom!! I love hers, so pretty and wintry and TREES!! They all had trees!! We saw the paintings for the next month and they look amazing. Don't think we will be back but it was so fun to be together and try something new. If I could paint really well, I'd go back to do some of the new ones but for $30 I better stay at home and keep practicing.
It's time to head over and see what others are doing at Elizabeth's stop by and say hello. Have a great week everyone, thanks so much for your visits. I missed being here the last 2 weeks, glad to be back.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

MIA and Project Life

Hello and happy weekend! Sorry to be MIA this week,  I was enjoying having a quiet house to myself again. The kids had 4 days of school in a row, YAY!! I enjoyed the quiet house and got busy cleaning house, organizing my scrap space, reading and taking lots of pictures of the snow and some sunshine peeks through the week. It was a great week, feels good to be back on schedule again.
Next week will be a busy one again, extra babysitting and night time activities. Will try to post but might just stay MIA again to get things done when I do have a quiet moment. hard to believe this month is half over already. Will be nice to have winter behind us!
I also got some Project Life done, YAY! Click on image to see better, sorry the picture dark.
I loved using these gorgeous photos from last week. The sun, the clouds, the blue sky all made me happy!! Not sure if this page is done, might do some journaling on the white cards or just leave it. I just wanted a place to put these pictures, it really was what that week was about, going outside and freezing but enjoying nature's beauty. I never get tired of it, keeps my heart happy!
Someone else was happy about the sun coming out too!
Happy weekend, thanks so much for visiting! Hello Nancy!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

First snow of 2015... snow day

Love seeing this in the morning, so worth being awake early for. As you can see we got snow, yep old man winter decided to come right in time for the kids to head back to school. So we have two bonus days so far, hoping tomorrow they go back. Rich stayed home yesterday with us too, was actually a great day for us all. Lucky is also happy to have these extra days with the kids.
The backyard looked pretty in it's own way too. If you look closely you will see the moon. It was a good morning for me, quiet while kids were sleeping. I took almost 20 pictures of the outside today, YAY!! Thinking of a plan with them all too, can't wait to try it!
The house was extra quiet and toys were lonely since Sienna and Colt haven't been over in 3 weeks. Colt has a bad cold/fever and didn't come today. Hoping he feels better tomorrow to come play with these toys that are waiting for him. Miss them both bunches!
Hope you are staying warm if your in the cold areas and cool enough if your in the warm areas. I will continue to clean up my space and working on my PL and other projects. See you back here soon, thanks for visiting!  HELLO NANCY!! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

T stands for first Tuesday of 2015

Hello and Happy New Year! The first Tuesday in 2015, YAY! How was your NYE? Did you make it till midnight? We did, barely and went straight to bed at 12:05am, lol.  I'm sharing our photos from the day (Sunday) because it was Day In The Life for us, this year I will be doing DITL every month on the 4th, inspired by Megan at NerdNest, she has inspired me so much in my PL. The photo above was from Saturday but I'm counting it for this, sneaky I know. This is the other idea inspired by Megan who is a big reader and gets a picture every month with what books she's reading. So I had the kids pose with their latest books/movies. I will mostly be doing this with Rich, he reads so much, just need to get his picture still. Our tree is up but decorations are off now, will get tree out this week.
I am on meds/drops for pink eye, what a great way to start the year, not really!
Here's my real T Day photo, breakfast and Sunday flyers! It's biscuits and gravy with bacon, I know the picture isn't the best. It was very yummy!
We had blue skies for a short time, YAY! Then cold/rain/wind the rest of day.
Here's the beginning of my Document Life Project page. It was to use book paper to cover the fear of a blank page. I rarely do this but I love it! Next I will paint it and add my goals/lists/olw to it. This is my first year doing this project, loved seeing it from others last year and happy to do it this year.
Thankful for Rich changing the light bulbs I can't reach, we have quite a few. It doesn't help that I'm short and scared of heights.
Summer took Lucky for a walk before her and Rich went driving. He's been getting her on the freeway and parking practice. She doesn't like merging or the freeway, lol.
Starting to get my plans organized for the year. Today finally seemed right and I enjoyed it. To read more about my plans and my OLW for the year, read the post below. I'm turning February into the new January for myself. Enjoying the calm after the holiday hoopla!
Took the kids to their first youth group meeting at church that night. Didn't want to drive all the way home and back so I brought stuff to keep busy with and listened to some of their meeting.
Here's a peek into my 2015 Project Life!! Playing around with the title page, added my OLW and the year drawn in snow by me for now. Loving this new HAPPY kit I bought for the year. The colors are soft and pretty, especially the purple. I already have the first week done too, YAY!
Sorry for the darkness of it, couldn't get it lighter. Here's the first week all done and recorded! Click on the image to see it better. Off to a good start and hope to stay that way this year.
Hope everyone's year is starting off good. To see what others are doing on this first Tuesday stop by Elizabeth's and gang to say hello. There is always something fun and yummy going on.
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year and OLW

Hello and Happy New Year! What a gorgeous sight it was to see this on the first morning of 2015!! Wishing for lots more of these views and even the light dust of snow was pretty. Everyone else is jumping into their new goals and resolutions and such, not me. Last year I noticed when I did that it didn't set well with me, after all that holiday time craziness and kids home for so long, I needed some quiet time to reflect and get back on schedule. So this year that is what I'm doing, turning February into the new January, lol. I didn't get up and eat healthy or start my new projects for the year. I cleaned and cleaned and rested, read, normal everyday stuff. It felt good to do that and not stressing about getting it all done on that BIG day. I want to take the time to set up a good schedule for myself this year, too many things didn't get done or done good enough for me, I'm going to make monthly goals instead of a long year one too, make it more easier to succeed. I also have my OLW sitting big in my heart, each day I wake up it's right there calling me. I want to listen to it and see exactly what I'm suppose to do with it and do it, not miss anything because I was rushing to jump into 2015.
Here is my OLW for 2015
This word has been calling me since September, pretty early for my word but God was making sure I heard it and wouldn't pass it up. I do have a second word too, INTENTIONAL.  I need this in all areas of my life, being more intentional, listen more intently, organize intently and leave it that way, etc. I think it will be a good word for me to carry through with me and make sure I get things done.
My word for 2014 was PRAY, if you remember and it was a good word and a good year for it. Just what I needed many times and helped my faith walk so much. Thankful for this word and year.
Had fun with it in the little bit of snow too
Look at that beautiful blue sky!
My mom and Sam had a date yesterday, such a delight it was to see this!
Do you have a word picked out for the year? If so let me know in the comments please. Happy New Year friends. Let's make it a good one for ourselves and for others. Thanks for visiting.