project life 2014 : weeks 39 – 40

October 15, 2014

Yay! Another spread that I am happy with. I’m still culling my photos so that I have more white space and journaling in each spread, and I’m loving it. I’ve also been using the Project Life app to plan and it is helping immensely! Next week I’m going to have a comprehensive look at it for you guys. On the left side we have a picture and story from my first 10k, a couple books I read, a classic #toddlerfashion, and just a plain ol’ cute pic of Liam and a pretty sky. I liked typing up some of my journaling in PSE this time. On the right side: the kids playing outside, at the toy store, journaling about our anniversary…
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my first quilt FINISHED

October 14, 2014

Slow and steady wins the race. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Better late than never.  All the cliches apply to the making of this quilt, but my favorite is: Better done than perfect. In 2013 I decided I would make a quilt. For Christmas I received this rotary cutting set and this pattern book. I had a hand-me-down sewing machine from David’s grandmother. I got it serviced and practiced a little (very little). I made a plan. I gave myself a year to do it, and broke it down month by month with manageable steps. Choose the size and design. Obtain fabric. Cut blue triangles. Cut cream triangles. Lay it out and stack the rows. Sew…
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want to join a postal book club?

October 13, 2014

Did you know that October is national book group month? Are you part of a book club? I’ve been in one with a couple of friends for years, but I’m excited to try something different; a little more relaxed and still lots of fun! Keep reading for the details on a postal book club, and be thinking about if you want to be involved! Here’s how it will work: 1. Each person in the group will pick out a book. The book should be about 300 pages (or less) but can be any genre. 2. You will obtain a hard copy of the book (it doesn’t have to be new, though) along with a small, blank notebook. 3. On the first page…
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link roundup / 17

October 11, 2014

Today I’m sharing some stuff I found around the internet. Enjoy! >Thoughts on making your life what you want. >Every year about this time I want to buy all of Alicia’s ornament kits. One day I will! >This post went to my heart. I have such strong nostalgia surrounding the births of my kids. >I am loving Laura’s honest writing this month. I have a relationship just like this one in my past. >Simple & budget-friendly tips for hosting. This really makes me want more guests! We have a guest room, anyone want to come visit us?? >Oh man, I want some sheep. And to learn to knit. >My friend Indiana got a wedding redo on national television because her…
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currently (according to david)

October 10, 2014

Genius: This is partly my friend Lauren’s genius, because she had the fun idea to take Meredith to visit this adorable new independent toy store in town. So we went last Sunday after lunch, and since it was 30 min away I had to keep Meredith awake on the way there or else it wasn’t gonna happen. No one wants to be around her if she’s woken up from a nap. So we had a very intense conversation about Frozen on the way there as well as singing the same song about twenty times, but it worked. And she was just in the best mood, and played happily with all the different toys, and she didn’t know that you could buy…
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