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thrifty decorating ideas // on the wall

April 22, 2014

Even though we are on a tight budget, I figure I can still do some decorating around the house. There are always the craft supplies I already own, thrift stores, and “shopping” at Mom & Dad’s house. :) In this new series I’m going to share with you some ideas I’ve found for thrifty decorating. Since I’m working on our gallery wall in the master bedroom, the first edition is focused on stuff you can make to hang on the wall other than traditional photos or prints. woven wall hangings - I’ve already done one of these, and I love it. This link takes you to a great tutorial on how to do it by making your own loom, and it…
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my project life process

April 21, 2014

I wanted to share with you the exact process I go through when putting together my Project Life spreads, including the time frames. This way you can see that it’s totally doable! I put together this particular spread completely while in sole charge of the kids, so I didn’t even need dedicated alone time. Sunday – end of the week : sometimes I won’t get started until the following weekend, but I didn’t expect to take more pictures and we were staying home from church recovering from sickness so I got started. 10:30am : I create an album in my photos on my iPhone which is my only camera. I put all the photos from the time period in it…
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project life 2014 : weeks 13 – 14

April 14, 2014

This spread is from March 24 to April 6. It was my first week back at work, and the week Liam was in the hospital. Lots of photos here. Mostly people. I love that, but I think I would also like more pictures of our environment – the rooms we spend time in, our neighborhood, etc. I like seeing that stuff when I look back, so I’ll work on that. Those pictures with Meredith and her Pappy (David’s grandfather) are especially sweet because he just had a stroke last week. He is still okay, but lost his language, some strength, and fine motor skills. Week in review cards are still awesome. As is journaling on vellum! When I was putting…
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project life 2014 : weeks 11 – 12

April 7, 2014

We are on the mend in our house, worn out but trying to get back to normal. Liam is still a bit sick but is definitely over the hump. I have a very sore throat but so far nothing worse than that. Our dog is still crazy but we are managing it. So moving on! With this I am caught up with Project Life posting! From now on I should post each spread every two weeks, approximately a week later. This is from March 10-23. The first week was when my best friend Becca was in town, and the second week was my last before returning to work. I used the photo from my spring goals post, and just added the…
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works in progress // sick baby edition

April 2, 2014

Yesterday I kept Liam home sick. I hated to call in to work since it’s only my second week, and he probably technically could have gone to daycare because his temperature was low-grade, but his breathing has been very labored, wheezy, & crackly, he is coughing a lot, and not eating much. My mama gut told me he needed me to hold him so that’s what I did. I didn’t take him to the doctor because I’m pretty sure he has bronchiolitis (usually caused by RSV), which Meredith had around this same age and there isn’t anything they can do for it. Anyway, today my lovely mother-in-law is watching him for me so I can get back to work and hopefully they…
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