Got my SC box on Thursday.
Have you gotten yours yet?
From bookjourney, what am I reading this lovely Monday?
Confessions of a raging perfectionist by Amanda Jenkins
A Confident Heart by Renee Swope
The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce
Here is to hoping I get these done this week. The Renee Swope is part of an online class AND I am also doing a comic book study class. Eeek, so much stuff.
What are you reading?
Any of you who follow me on Instagram, or whome might have
rukristin has a new printable (it’s free)—for your organizational,crafty pleasure…
I really like it.
It’s a weekly projects organizational worksheet—check it out for yourself here…
So looking forward to doing cool things with this—and getting organized…
I will probably feature how I am using it soon. How about you?
And, thanks to @rukristin for providing this!
I opened up my email from #30DaysOfLists and found out that I won the Digital Card Lit Giveaway from Alexandra Rae. I was surprised and so immediately happy. I actually didn’t believe it at first.
What am I grateful for, you may ask?
I am thankful
For having the best fiancee on the planet
For having an incredibly supportive family
For the internet–allowing me to meet at sorts of amazing people.
And all of that is 100% true. I’ve been pretty stressed out because of something else lately, so this was a good kick that I am truly blessed.
I wholeheartedly recommend #30Days. You can sign up here.
And, if you want to check out the designer, you can buy the cards here.
See that new picture on the right hand side of my blog? It’s for push up blogging. I am definitely a fan—I have no idea when I began following Julie, but I’ve been super happy to read her series lately, and it’s been responsible for giving me the push I need to get things done. I am definitely a fan.
I cannot believe it’s been a month since I’ve blogged. Granted, I’ve been pretty busy, but I have been doing a lot of journaling and crafty stuff and reading, so it’s not been for naught—however, coupled with a lot of work stuff going on—it’s really no excuse. I’ve been coming home from work exhausted, and I have to work on ways to change this.
Also, we set a date. My fiancee and I are getting married this year!!!
We must be crazy—to set a date so soon, but this kinda makes it all make sense.
November 9, 2013 is the day. It’s close to our anniversary (November 12), but on a weekend so that people could actually make the day.
We’re doing it on our own, and relatively small and cheap in the hopes that we can eke enough money to get together a down payment on a place we can call our own—which would be super nice.
I’m excited, but also it hasn’t really sunk in yet. If you are interested in hearing more, let me know. And maybe it could be a thing for the blog.
I’ve been penpalling, doing project life, not taking care of my nails and straightening my hair more. I’ve been reading and WRITING. My book reviews will be going to my book review site very soon (hopefully this weekend). And I want to share some layouts and the process I used to catch up with Project Life.
I have so much going on, but again, I haven’t had time—and I have to get back to doing some working out—for health reasons AND for the fact I will be wearing a pouffy dress in 7 and 1/2 months. LOL.
My hope is that I will still be posting here 3-4 times a week (I will MAKE myself do it!). After all, my blog is a priority to me—I heard about the demise of Google reader and I am floored. I feel my blog and the bigger blogger community is very important to me. While my goal is to eventually become a published writer, I think a blog will be playing a big role in my future—especially as an outlet. I also need to be more open with sharing stuff from this blog. I tend to compartmentalize my blog—having friends online who know it, but my day-to-day people do not know. So that is something else I will be working on.
Sorry for the rather introspective post, but I figured I needed to say it. I am back!!! Has anyone missed me? LOL.
It is almost March and I’ve been terribly neglectful. Sorry blog! I’ve been working like CRAZY. But I did manage to snag some time with my fiancee… We even got a chance to go on a boat for a harbor/openwater cruise.
Check out the goods here:
30 Days of Lists is coming soon (March 1), so of course I decided to sign up, only this time I took the lessons I learned from the last round (that I sorta forgot about) to heart and made a few changes to how and why I was doing the project.
For example, I picked up some cool pens at the store—they aren’t gel pens, but there are a ton of colors and I figured it was time to try something new. And, while I was at Staples, I picked up a Martha Stewart by Avery notebook. Love these, they are sort of like Moleskin, only they’re on SALE!!!!
So once you sign up, you get a ton of information—you get printables as well as prompts (if you want to work ahead) and you also get some exclusive discounts and the chance to win!!! So, with my 38 page notebook, I decided on a 2 page a day spread, and I printed out some of the printables. Here is one of the printables from the rukristin papercrafts freebie page in use. Thanks to my handy MS glue pen, it went in perfectly, and I love the size!
I also decided I wanted something a little different on the inside, and I still had this transparency from my Studio Calico Project Life Kit last month, so I taped it in using some washi from my stash.
And then I used tape from the January Main kit (as well as some of the alphas) to cover the journal. I was out of the S, so I had to use a lowercase z, instead of using an uppercase s. The S would bother me more, or so I thought, more than the z, but now both are kind of annoying me.
Apart from the Staples purchase of pens and the notebook (just over $5), I was able to use my stash for everything else, which really impressed me. I thought the Amy T cutout worked so well with the overall look and feel of the journal, and I’d never used washi tape to cover a whole notebook, which was awesome (and I’d originally used a sharpie paint pen to decorate the journal, but didn’t like how it turned out).
Super Excited for this to happen—and to finish the book. I plan on popping it into a small page protector and put it into my project life once it’s completed!
Are you doing 30 days of lists? If not, you should check it out. Also, if you are doing it, what does your book look like?
So if you know me, you know that I love lists… And my project life would be a great way to demonstrate my lists. Sometimes, the cards I do see out there are guided and I have some issues with them, perhaps my writing is too big or my lines overlap…
And this was definitely an issue—until I found these cards from the rukristin shop.
I enjoyed the freebie cards so much that I decided to spend $1 to buy the colorized version of the cards. This week’s I decided to pick green (mostly because I need more ink for my printer, LOL)….
I love how easy these cards make this project…And I look forward to seeing everyone’s cards as well as looking forward to how my project turns out with these as a regular feature.
Oh, there’s even a bloghop for currently going on right now via rukristin’s site. Check it out for your chance to win a copy of the downloadable colorized cards—and even if you aren’t doing Project Life, currently might just be a great option for you, for memory keeping, a meme for your blog, or even as a fun way to interact with the family! The possibilities are endless.
How about you? Do you like these cards? How would you use a copy of the cards?