blogging plans and a reader survey

August 21, 2014

If you are reading via email or in a feed reader, please click through to the site today! Thank you! Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us. -1 Thessalonians 2:8 It may sound strange, but when I read those words in my Bible study this week I thought about this blog. Sometimes blogging feels like such a solitary activity, a lot of work for little return, at low points even a waste of time. Sometimes it is hard to open up and be vulnerable. It can be scary to share life. But that is what I’ve decided to…
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project life 2014 : weeks 31 – 32

August 20, 2014

Time for another Project Life update! Here we have the usual two week spread ranging from July 28 to August 10, in my usual neutral style with no inserts. On the left side I documented our date night, the start of Meredith’s swim lessons, and her sickness. Filler and journaling cards are from the Midnight edition. On the right side we have a few everyday photos, the start of my half marathon training, and a QR code with a link to a video of Liam swinging that I thought was hilarious. Here is a good tutorial for making these QR code cards. I put it together myself in Photoshop Elements without a template. (And also, I am under no illusion…
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Posted in: crafty, crafty, project life

on contentment

August 19, 2014

Contentment is one of those things that you never really master, is it? It seems to come and go. Right now I’m searching for it. There has been a lot written on the internet about fighting comparison. Sure I deal with that from time to time: wanting my life to look a little more like hers, wishing my blog was as successful as that one or that I had the resources to pull off that project. I’m searching my heart, though, and I think that I’m being truthful when I say that I don’t really play the comparison game too much. I know that we all have different struggles and we are all coming from totally different places and we…
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Posted in: personal, thoughts

liam at seven months

August 18, 2014

He:  >Still has the bump on his head from his vacuum-assisted birth attempt. I’m wondering if it’ll ever go away at this point. >Was in the 95th percentile for weight at his last checkup. >Dropped a bottle per day in favor of baby food. >Is eating mostly jarred baby food, when he eats solids, since we had a bunch given to us and that’s what they have at daycare. >Has no teeth, and doesn’t seem to be actively teething yet. >Is in an awkward stage for bathing where he doesn’t fit his infant tub but he’s not stable enough to go in the big tub with Meredith. >Still sucks his thumb often, and likes to have something else in his…
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Posted in: motherhood, monthly liam, motherhood

link roundup / 9

August 16, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! >I’ve read a lot of lists with iPhone tips, but I still learned several new things from this one. >I’m a big fan of Book Riot, and they recently started a YouTube channel which I am really enjoying. I especially love the videos by Amanda – check out this one about how to read multiple books at once. >What it means to be raw with God. >Do you collect books, so that your shelves are like a time capsule of memories? Or do you want them to reflect who you are today? (Good thoughts here.) >Interested in frugal natural living? You gotta check out Hello Natural. >Love this free…
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