Monday, May 16, 2016

Make It Happen-2016 (Mini Sleep Series-PT II)

So, good morning my friends! Hope this Monday finds you fantastically wonderful! I am here today to give you an update on how my sleep pattern and getting things started earlier is going.

Well, it is going pretty good I would sayof course there is always room for improvement though.
Since I last posted the end of March about this I have averaged going back to bed only once a weekand therefore have increased my productivity.
For instance, this morning I
   Made the bed
Cleaned the kitchen
Made my breakfast (which included baking muffins)
Did two loads of laundry
Straightened and picked up from the weekend
Took a shower

And I did all of this by 8:00 am!

I only have 5 months to be really productive because at the end of this year (mid-November) my whole schedule/pattern will change again when my hubby retires. Looking forward to it but I know it will be a big change.

Here are a couple resources for you about sleep habits and patternsif you struggle like I have in the past I hope you will find them helpfulnext installment of the mini-sleep series will come at the end of June.

A simple, yet helpful articleclick here to read the entire 

A great step by step approach can be found in this article.

Have a fantastic daystart it early!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Make It Happen-2016

Note: I wrote a draft of this post and never published it back at the beginning of April, well here it is mid-May and I am just know posting. I am going to go ahead and post this and update within the list below and then add on a list for May.

What a beautiful Monday morning! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and I am full of life!  I have totally reset my life. If you will remember I talked about this back in January and how I was going to make some major changes in my life. Well, sometimes life has other plans for you and I had many obstacles that were preventing me from heading on the path I wanted to travel on…well I decided that all that was going to change beginning the month of April . So, I began some serious mind decluttering, list making, kicking into gear mode.
Here is the list of things I plan to accomplish for April:
Get the scraproom painted…and begin to organize and decorate...scraproom was painted, organization has begun to happen.
Get the interior of the house painted…and put back together....this happened and was all finished...YAY!
Begin (again) my daily Scripture writing plan....I did begin this however, as things got moved and packed away for the painting to happen my journal and Bible I use where among the things that got packed away...hopefully I will get back to this 
  Create my list making pages for the month and keep up with listing...unfortunately I have decided this is not something that I can fit into my schedule at this time
Get pictures printed for Tyler’s album and get started!....I HAVE to get started on this!!!
Get retirement folder set up...all is together just need to get it done
a.       Send invoices and place this fact I sent in 7 orders this month!
b.       Mid-month order...done
c.        Tax documentation notebook set up...done, need to update a couple pages
d.       Blog and other items designed...has been paid for...just in the process
  Get one room of the house completely organized and decluttered...still working on...Master Bedroom is almost room will be living room

May least the rest of the month
Finish the decor in the Scrapbook room
Track my meals in my Fitness planner every single week this month.
Exercise at least twice a day 5 days a week.
Get Tyler's photo album completed.
Get Tyler's surprise done
Keep up with my daily schedule,
Order photos for the picture frames around the house.
Order photos for Ireland and Italy album
Business plans for future outlined

So, as you see lots has happened life has been full of ups and downs so far this year. Hoping I can get back on track and on a solid schedule to get things accomplished that need to happen in my world. 

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to care about what is going on with me!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Design Team!

Special post today over at Scrapbook Blessings Club! Head on over there and see what's cooking!

Today is my sister's birthday and there is one thing she absolutely loves is a handmade card. She also loves Copic coloring. So, I colored one up special just for her!

Supplies Used:
LaLaLand Kit February 2015: Shining Star Marci and Matching Dies
Paper Smooches: Salutations
Echo Park: Captured 6x6
Want to Scrap: Silver Bling
Copic Markers
White Wink of Stella
Kaisercraft Pearls

A funny story about the white wink of stella...I really meant to use clear but did not notice until I looked down at my card and wondered what in the world white got all over my stars. I totally laughed out loud as I realized well...that would have been because I did not look at the label on the cap before starting. Note to self: Look next time!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Precious Times!

Hubby has been on vacation this week so my whole schedule has been regular schedule next week either cause he is still on vacation and this week was stay at home get stuff done kind of vacation but next week is get away together and enjoy each other and some Florida sunshine. 

Anyhow for today I have a very special post/project. Last Saturday I had the pleasure of helping my granddaughter create thank you cards for her cheer coaches and her two little friends (one her cheer sister, the other a good friend she bonded with over the season.) She has been doing competitive cheering for the past season and is quite good. I love watching her. It was absolutely precious to see this wonderful, little 10 year old come up with kind and caring messages (all different I might add) for people who had come into her life only a short time ago and quickly became like family. I am so very proud of this young lady she has the most caring and kind heart I have ever known in a 10yr old child.
My beautiful cheerleader

We had a blast creating the cards and although Grandma helped by coming up with the ideas, Hannah was right there doing all the work herself. She even did the Copic coloring on the Marci cheerleaders all by herself.

We created 7 cards...1 for each coach (with a personal message to each one)
and 2 cheerleader cards. Hard work all in one day, but we had fun.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Design Team Day!

Thankful Thought: For my son, who almost drops everything at the drop of a hat to do things for me!

Head on over to Scrapbook Blessings Club today to see what is going on. I will keep you in suspense and have you check over there. If you head over there and then leave a comment in both places (and shoot me an email I will send you out a small prize. Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Celebrations Galore!

Lately it seems like I have one thing or another to create a card for! But that is a good thing right? It means there is and will be lots of content for my blog. Anyhow, yesterday I was able to go celebrate my granddaughter's honor roll accomplishments so I made this sweet little card to give to her with a small monetary gift to let her know how proud her Papa and I of her.

Supplies Used:
My Favorite Things: Blu Raspberry Cardstock
Avery Elle: Dotted Die
Penny Black: Tulips for You Stamp
Lawn Fawn: Scripty Congrats Die
Copic Markers
Hot Pink card base pulled from my stash
And for the first time ever I am entering this in a few challenges.
~use a punch or die

Eclectic Ellapu
~spring flowers

Cardz 4 Gals

In the Pink
~use a punch or die

Fantasy Stampers
~in springtime

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Birthday Card #6

 I am back over at Scrapbook Blessings Club with another birthday card. This is for a sweet little 12 year old in my life.

Supply List:
Doodlebug Sprinkled Vellum
Avery Elle Balloon Stamp and Die Set
My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink: Red Hot, Tropical Teal, Sour Apple
Kraft Cardstock

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