I have been away far too long! Well I’m coming back with a vengeance! I have project life pages to photograph and a few weeks to catch up on. I’m going to use the March Moodboard from Twopeasinabucket to jump start me! The greens are perfect for March and St Patty’s Day. Wanna join me? How are you inspired?
I am really liking this smaller size album this year. It’s working for me. I was a little bit behind so I’ve done a few power sits to catch up. Legos are pretty much part of our daily life.
When we went to PF Chang’s for dinner this was in my fortune cookie! I’ll take it. We are working hard at growing our Young Living essential oil biz, so this fits right into our goals.
Since I’ve been taking cooking classes I wanted to highlight some of my dishes. And I’m a little nutty when it comes to using my creativity to make my son’s lunches.
Loving the warmer temps here in SC!
My son came home sick from school with a throat infection. This was the fist time he was sick that we treated him exclusively with Young Living essential oils. He was better in 24 hours! WOOT!
My father in law gave me cooking lessons for Christmas! I am so excited. It’s a 6 part series with the first class being about how to make your own stock. I used my homemade vegetable stock to make this risotto. Let me tell you, I’ll never used that boxed stuff again. It made such a big difference. One of the keys for me is the quality of ingredients I use. It makes a big difference in the overall flavor and nutritional value of the food. Most everything in this dish is organic. No other way to go for me! Let me know how your risotto turns out!
My husband went on a date and even got to stay in a hotel for the night while my father in law watched our son. It was a great time to focus and grow our relationship. We are going to make an effort to do this often!
Ali Edwards has done it again with the One Little Word challenge. Last year my word was FOCUS. This year it is GROW. So what does that mean? It means that all year long, with intention and purpose, I will work on growing. Actively and deliberately growing first in my faith. It’s all about Jesus. It’s not about church activities and politics and all that garbage. It’s about becoming the woman of God that I am called to be. It’s about personally exploring though the Bible and in prayer and drawing close. It’s about growing in my marriage. That means date nights and quiet time without noise where we talk and share what’s on our minds. It’s about growing my family. We haven’t given up on that just yet! It means growing in my relationship with our son. About helping him become who he is destined to be. Jared is totally creative, he is super smart, and he’s generous. We will continue to encourage his art, push him in school and provide positive reinforcement when he’s doing well. We are truly blessed with a great kid! And lastly it means growing in my business. I’m going to be eligible to retire in March and I’m going to devote much more time to growing Young Living Essential Oils. These babies have changed how we do life. The Healing Oils of the Bible book has changed me forever. It totally fits with our natural approach to life with Jesus and what He created all rolled up into an amazing package. This year is going to be awesome!
I saw this recipe in the Food Network Magazine and knew I had to try it! Of course I had to change out a few ingredients to make it my own. I used organic butter, organic heavy cream, organic sugar, organic eggs and organic chocolate.
There’s just something about melting chocolate in double boiler that excites me! LOL! It’s just magical!
This year I’m working with a SNAP 6×8 binder from Simple Stories. I’ve done the 12×12 Project Life albums for the last several years and felt like doing something a little different.
I found the clip board quote on Pinterest. Love it. Then I cut 2 3×4 pieces of patterned paper from the Lucky Charm collection. The hello 2014 was a freebie I also found on pinterest. The yellow card is from the Planetarium collection i had left over in my stash and the design of the card i stole from Susan Weinroth.
I had such great success with my 2013 One Little Word, “focus”. Ali Edwards came up with a great idea with this baby! I know this is something i want to do every year to keep me on my toes! This year my One Little Word is “grow”. I plan on continuing to grow in my faith, my relationships, my motherhood and my business. Woot! Bring it!
I love how Elise captures what OLW has meant to her. Totally inspiring. What’s your One Little Word?
I finally was able to finish my album! Woot! December 10 we bought Despicable Me 2 and had family movie time.
I love using my sewing machine and sequins. Cute!
I bought from amazon a coin collector protector and chose photos of Christmas decor around the house.
We had a cookie exchange with neighbors. YUM.
I love love love these rings from Silpada.
I wanted a little bling on Christmas. My light pink nails with a little sparkle is so me!
Made my famous chili. YUM!
I like to collect random shots from Christmas magazines to include in my album.
Jared has his own tree in his room. Everything is red since that’s his favorite color. He loves his own tree.
Elf is one of our Christmas movie favorites.
Lamar got me a new iPhone! and it’s orange! LOVE!!!!!
I need to remind myself that Christmas is about the birth of our Lord ABOVE ALL!
We went to the Biltmore for the first time. OH MY GOSH! incredible.
We went for a walk in Traveler’s Rest. Feeling the town out for a house!
It seems like many of us are playing catch up with December Daily, and I’m actually ok with that! Making the memories is more important to me than documenting them. I find I kinda like doing a few pages at a time anyway! I wanted to have some of my son’s drawings in my December Daily so i had him draw me a Christmas tree!
My mom was visiting, so it’s great to see them reading together. I treasure that now we have moved 15 minutes apart as opposed to a 6 hour plane ride, we will get to have a lot more of these moments!
My brother surprised me with this Christmas candy we used to get every year when we were little. I LOVE IT!
My husband bought me Christmas tulips. What a month this has been!
Can’t have Christmas without Michael Buble!