Thursday, October 30, 2014

Week in the Life|Picture My Life|Wednesday Words & Photos

It's half way through the week & I'm feeling like I might get farther this year than I did last year! Having a few goals has been helpful. And now I'm starting to get excited about putting my layouts together in a few weeks at our annual fall retreat. I'm thinking the For Always Picture My Life set is going to be perfect.
Each set comes with a variety of 10 12x12 Memory Protectors. And I can supplement with my own pocket card designs using our newest Cricut cartridge, Artfully Sent. If you haven't seen this cartridge yet, you must check it out!

I'm still thinking about what album I'll use…I'll post my decision by the end of the week.

So here's a peek at what yesterday looked like - posting fewer photos/words because a detox foot soak is calling my name.

35 photos with my iPhone 5

10:05am Slow start

10:43am No rain
1:17pm Blue Sky
1:22pm Falling leaves
2:28pm Successful trip to the liquor store!

2:36 Red trees
5:45pm Playtime
6:14pm Home cooked meal

6:25 Grace

9:21pm Happiness

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Week in the Life|Picture My Life|Tuesday Photos & Words

Day 2 - Another of my goals this year is to post my daily photos & words on my blog. This takes significantly more energy than I usually have at the end of the day…but I'm committed to doing it. I was really encouraged by Ali's response to my Facebook post yesterday -- "You can do it!" Thanks for the support :) I'm also playing around with the formatting, would love to hear your feedback.

Here's what my typical Tuesday looked like.

21 photos with my iPhone 5

8:07am Hate saying goodbye to this sweetie

8:26am A rainy, gloomy drive into work this morning 

 8:45am Waiting for my carpool partner, so I don't have to pay $10/day to park

 10:13am My standing workstation saves my neck & shoulders on stressful days

10:38am Trying a new tea

1:07pm Spent my lunch hour in a Retirement Planning session…ugh...

1:34pm Still standing - it's going to be a long afternoon

9:11pm Home late & no dinner planned so we ended up getting carry out; which I didn't get a photo of. Heading downstairs after spending 1/2 hour uploading Monday's photos. Computer is still on, but I'm tired & ready to stretch out

9:26pm Relaxing with my Love

10:12pm Nightly ritual; Cheyenne gets a treat after getting her eye drops

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week in the Life|Picture My Life|Monday Photos & Words

This is my 2nd year participating in WITL. Last year I felt I failed miserably; by mid week I had stopped journaling/documenting & I found it extremely difficult to find things to photograph as the week went on (not having children makes the days seem pretty uneventful). But I did print a few dozen photos & put them together in Memory protectors using Picture My Life products -- they have yet to be put into an album, but I'm formulating a plan. I also discovered that I'm HORRIBLE at taking selfies. And, in general, just don't like taking photos of myself. But it was a start.

This year, my goal is to take the "required" daily photo of myself. I'm still not good at selfies, but with the new camera timer on the new iOS (thanks Ali, I downloaded it last night!) it's getting easier. I love the whole concept of this week; capturing reality, instead of what you think your life should be or what you want others to think your life is. If you're new to WITL, check out Ali's blog

38 photos with my iPhone 5

8:16am This is where I find her most mornings 
7:55am Notice I need a pedi

8:21am My new favorite feature (heated seats)
8:41am Morning commute

8:44am Beautiful fall colors

8:53am Where I spend 24 hours/week
9:23am Breakfast;
wheat free, dairy free, egg free...

5:04pm Singing to Sweet Baby James
 on my way home

5:33pm Gas hasn't been this price in almost 4 years
5:38pm Love my fuel discount!
5:45pm Almost home

5:46pm This little face is always waiting for me 

7:16pm A little craft time
Getting creative 

My craft room is my sanctuary...

...and my therapy

8:02pm A little DWT
8:43pm Writing out Halloween cards
 during the commercials 

9:20pm Bedtime routine

Friday, October 24, 2014

Trick or Treats?

Halloween is next week, are you ready for the festivities? I embellished these cute paper straws I found at the party store; it was quick & easy with my Cricut doing all the cutting for me! I used the Art Artiste cartridge (page 62) to do all the cutting. Then I stamped on White Daisy card stock with Black, Autumn Terracotta, Topiary & Gypsy inks.
This is the stamp set I used Trick or Treat Sweets - the images are just the right size for these straws.

I'm taking witches brew to a Halloween party this weekend - I think these straws will be a spooktacular addition! Looking for more easy treat solutions? Check out this Cut Above Halloween treat bag kit.

Everything is pre cut & ready to assemble. Order by this weekend to get it in time for Halloween. Happy Haunting!

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