Monday, January 9, 2012

Personal Goals 2012

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This is my ME year. I really want to focus on bettering myself so I can be a better person. I am thinking of making a nice framed goals list (both personal and house) and hanging them somewhere in the house so we can see them daily. Then I can just cross things off with a dry erase marker.

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1. Healthier. This encompasses everything; mind, body & soul. Eat better. Work out. Drink more water. Get DRESSED. Wear makeup. Go to church. Moisturize.

2. Business. Get photography business up and running and promote myself. Go to at least two conferences this year, and aim for three clients a month.

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3. Blog. Blog. Blog. Blog. More. I really enjoy blogging. Even though I have not posted in decades, doesn’t mean I don’t read all my favorite blogs daily and get my creative juices flowing. I really want to participate more in blogging link parties and sponsorships.

4. Craft. Crafts/sewing/knitting. Do at least one project a month. && BLOG about it. I have so many things I want to do, I just never set time to do it, so I am excited and eager to get going on things.

5. Be more present. Often when I get home from work, I am ‘tired’ and don’t feel like doing anything. I want to stop doing nothing and start doing something, anything. I really want to set a schedule and set time when I get home from work to craft, blog and organize. I am really hoping I stick to this.

6. Sleep less. Yes you heard me right. Take less naps. Wake up earlier on the weekends. I am not eliminating these things, I just want to be more present, healthier, do more crafts; and really that means sleeping less.

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7. Be more thoughtful. SEND BIRTHDAY CARDS. ON TIME. Remember anniversaries. Help those who have helped you. Etcetera.

8. Save Money. This is a biggie. I really want to start saving money. & then we will be able to use it for the nest ‘rainy day.’

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Friday, January 6, 2012

House Goals 2012

Last year, we did not do that great at our goals. See below.

Some things I really hoped we would have finished is the wall d├ęcor in the bedroom and get the fence for the yard so Emmy can roam free. Also, we can basically cross off the business because I am this close to having my photography business up and running along with website and blog, so I am super pumped about that.

I have more realistic and attainable goals for the house this year. I have already started because last night I tackled the bedroom closet. It is SO organized, and my hope is that we can keep it that way! We have tons of clothes to donate now, but I am looking for a more reputable place, I am thinking of a nearby shelter, but I have to do some investigating.

I am very eager to start on the living room renovation. I think it will really help to make it feel a bit homier. I really want a swivel chair. Wicked bad. Kind of ironic seeing that I am convinced the reason I have sleeping problems to date is due to the fact my mother rocked me as a child.

I love new years. The feeling of rejuvenation and motivation. I really, truly believe I can accomplish these house goals.  Hopefully this year proves true.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Handmade Gift Exchange #2

I participated in Craftaholics Anonymous’ Handmade Gift Exchange again. I really enjoy doing it to get to know new bloggers and challenge myself.

This time around I met Kristina. After speaking with her via e-mail I found out that her room is painted pink, but her favorite color is purple and she really enjoys taking naps. I immediately knew I wanted to make her a blanket. I wanted something that she could incorporate into her bedroom. I really hope she liked it as much as I enjoyed making it.

The front is various patterns that are pink and purple, pieced together into a vertical square pattern. The back I just did purple fleece, so it is nice and cuddly to nap with. It was fairly big, measuring at 40 x 60. I am still new to sewing so all in all it took me quite a bit of time, but I was very pleased with the end result. I have made one other blanket before for my sister, so I felt a little more comfortable making this.

I can’t wait to participate again in another handmade gift exchange. I love meeting new people and being inspired by their creativity.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

day of thanks

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Hope you all have a safe and happy holiday. I will make a list of things I am currently thankful for.

Hubby. Love him. He makes me laugh all the time, and there is no better quality in a spouse. Familia. Where would I be without them?!? Love you all. Emmy. My firstborn. I love her so much its crazy. Even when she tries to escape. Heated Blankets. D bought me one for Christmas last year, and I have no idea how I managed 24 years without one. It is amazing. I sleep with it every night. Blogs. Entertainment for my workday and helps fuel my creativity. TV. Obsessed does not even express my love for the show Revenge. Cheese. Only my favorite food group.

&& Of course, who doesn’t Love Sophia & Rosie. These girls are to die for. Watch the whole thing.

Friday, November 11, 2011

11.11.11

Today is such a great day. Not only because they are finally playing Christmas music on two radio stations, but also because it is 11.11.11. I MISSED the clock this morning at 11:11am, so I set my alarm so I will be able to make a wish at 11:11pm tonight. I hope you do to, cause it just has to come true today, right?!?

Also, happy Veterans Day! We would not be ‘the land of the free and home of the brave’ without all of your blessed souls, and for that we THANK YOU! Have a great weekend!

 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

follow along!!

A lot of my close friends and family are confused when I ask them to ‘follow’ my blog. I thought I would explain it a little so people have a better understanding of why it is so important to me.

If you have a blogger account, when you log in you see your dashboard. Among others things, is a ‘reading list.’ This is all of the updated blog posts from blogs that you follow. It is formatted for ease of use, showing you the most updated first. If you do not belong to blogger, you can receive e-mail notifications, or just not get notified of a new blog post.

You do not, I repeat, you do not have to have a blog or belong to blogger to be able to follow a blog. Following a blog is a show of support. Following a blog shows you appreciate what the blogger has to say and want to know more. You are showing your respect for the person and their endeavors.

I hope that you will take a minute to click Follow on the right hand side to show your support.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HOO Are You?!? #60

Linking up with Night Owl Crafting again for another week of Hoo Are You? Sorry for the intermittent posts, I swear I will be getting better soon, promise!

1. Do you type of the keyboard the correct way or do you peck like a cute litte chick? I type on the keyboard the appropriate way. My mother does do medical transcription, how many typing classes do you think I have taken?!?

2. Typically, how long does it take you to get ready in the morning? On a work day, I am out of the house within 15 minutes of waking up, but I do little to nothing to myself and always pick clothes out the night before. If I am actually getting ready and going somewhere, an hour.

3. Do you prefer lip gloss or lipstick? CHAPSTICK! But out of those two, definitely lip gloss.

4. Do you take clothes to the dry cleaner or wash them yourself even if they say dry clean only? If it says dry clean only, I will take it to the cleaners. I don't like to ruin my clothes.

5. Do you prefer Wal Mart or Target? The closest Wal Mart to me is about 20 minutes away and the closest Target is much closer. I go to Target much more and like more of their stuff, but Wal Mart is cheaper. I would go with Target.