art journal / 2 (and possibly the last)

September 16, 2014

I did this simple art journal page awhile ago when I was doing my Bible study on James. At the time I intended to make a page whenever something struck a chord with me in my study. Well, I couldn’t keep up. God was really speaking to me, but I began to feel like I was “behind” on this for-fun project. So I stopped.

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I still love the idea of an art journal and I love looking at them, but I find when it comes time to make my own I am overwhelmed by the blank page and I would keep putting it off and focusing on other things. The little pockets of Project Life work much better for me. :)

art journal

So for the moment, I’m shelving my art journal. It’s still there within reach, but I’m focusing on other projects right now – including survival of Meredith’s threenage years. ;)

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dutch apple bread (and a baking challenge)

September 15, 2014

As I was reading through my More-With-Less cookbook I was overwhelmed with the urge to do some baking. One day I’d love to master baking yeasted bread from scratch, but I’m not quite ready to tackle that yet. For now, I was very inspired by the quick bread section of this particular cookbook. Quick bread is any bread leavened without yeast. Technically this could include cakes and brownies and such, but I want to branch out from that. I set myself the goal to try ten new quick bread recipes. My first attempt – Dutch apple bread – was rushed and I realized too late that I used baking powder instead of baking soda (I am ALWAYS doing that; I…
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app review : kids academy

September 13, 2014

Hey, this is a sponsored post – I am being paid to provide a review of these three (free) kids’ apps, but I promise to always give you my honest opinion!  So recently I tried out the free versions of these three apps by Kids Academy, and I wanted to share some quick reviews of them. Kids Puzzle This is a straightforward game to teach your child about numbers. It has them tracing the number in order to collect fireflies and fill a jar. You can also create a little profile for your child including a picture which is kind of fun. What I thought: It’s a really cute concept. I thought it would be way too hard for Meredith,…
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link roundup / 13

September 13, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the Internet. Not as many links today because I’ve been buried in continuing education classes for work, but these are definitely worth checking out! Enjoy! >Get your Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle! It’s awesome, trust me, and only available until Monday. >I’m always impressed with Ali Edwards’ week in the life project, but have never taken one on myself. I wonder if this is the year? Her new project kits look so cool! >My all-time favorite TV show, Gilmore Girls, is going be streaming on Netflix soon! Ten episodes that will get anyone hooked – they listed my favorite first! (My dad shared this link with me – he knows what’s up.) >This…
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currently

September 12, 2014

Genius: Meredith goes through phases where she has these daily screaming meltdowns, and we were in one this week. I am never sure what is the answer to these, because sometimes she’s done something that needs punishing, and other times she just flips out. One day this week we were trying to get out the door to head to daycare/work and she was screaming and crying. Thank God for the extra dose of patience and optimism that I had prayed for that morning, because I picked her up and started singing “This is the day the Lord has made…” and she immediately calmed down and asked me to sing it several more times. She even asked what it meant and we…
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30 days of lists : days 1 – 10

September 11, 2014

This month I’m participating in 30 days of lists, a fun journaling idea that challenges you to make one list each day. I’ve been sharing mine daily on Instagram, but today I’m sharing the first ten days with you here. Obviously I’m keeping it super simple! I stamped out the prompts beforehand, and each day I add the washi tape and my list, then snap a quick photo. It’s been easy and fun to keep up with. I love fun little projects like this every once in awhile, and I’ve enjoyed looking through the hashtag #30lists on Instagram to see what everyone else includes on their lists. 0 Like

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