Archives for January 29, 2015

One Little Word (OLW): My Album – January prompts

binderSo I mentioned before I am participating in Ali Edward’s One Little Word class. So I chose to use the same 8×11 binder I used last year since I have space. It also saved me the time of pick one and creating the spine label.

page1I removed last years while I photograph this so it doesn’t get in the way. So each month, we receive a video, a PDF, sometimes digital files and prompts to help us keep our word visible throughout the year. January’s prompt is unique in that we have to really define our word and explore our intentions for the year. On my first page I used some fun foam stickers to spell out my word and then I printed my blog post and cut it to fit a 6×12 sheet of patterned paper. I had left over page protectors in various sizes from last year so I used them.

page2I think my color scheme for this year is black with yellow, aqua and pink.  I like the combination. They are vibrant and make me smile. Besides I have a ton of products those colors. I used a Project Life card I downloaded off the internet with a pink star sticker for the next page.


I cut down a 9 pocket page to 6 for more interest. She provided 3×4 journaling cards for us to define the word, find a quotation and a few others. I printed them out then cut the titles out and stuck them to another card for added dimension. I found some craft letter stickers to spell out my word again and attached them to a Heidi Swapp’s Dreamy Project Life edition card which happens to coordinate nicely with my color scheme.

page3I used a few photos one of healthy food and the other of some of the books I plan on reading this year to help me with one of my goals. I  really love how cutting this page protector down gives a fun tactile experience to the album.

page4The right page lists my intentions for the word.  I typed it out because I simply couldn’t fit it all on one sheet. I used a wooden arrow and washi tape to embellish this page. Simple things. The purpose of this class is not really so much a fancy album but the process of living with a word for a year and exploring what it brings to your life. So it alleviates the pressure to make it “too pretty”.

page5The last prompt page I used my favorite butterfly washi tape to decorate. I will be sure to share what I do for February so stay tuned in my friends.

Have a blessed day!


Blizzard of 2015: The Aftermath = 2 Snow Days for the Boys

blizzard2015_1This is what I woke up to on Tuesday morning. So much snow and the snow didn’t stop until another 24 hours. I admit, the first sight is so beautiful. It’s so white and perfect since it is untouched.

blizzard2015_2Then reality set in when I got my boots on and headed out to shovel the walkway and clear the cars and found that the wind had pushed the snow onto your enclosed deck!  This photo is from the inside. Oh and yes, that is a halloween banner hanging from the flag pole. Nope, I didn’t get around to changing it…Don’t judge.

So I had to shovel off the deck with Leao before we headed out to our clean up work outside.

blizzard2015_4This is what was left of my car before I began my clean up. Love my SUV but they sure do hold a lot of snow on the top!  I put layers on so I didn’t get too cold until I was almost finished.

blizzard2015_5This is a picture looking back at the house from the driveway while I took a break from cleaning the car. I even listened to Pandora while I shoveled to keep me motivated and moving quickly.

blizzard2015_6The boys loved having two snow days. Yesterday we let them go explore in the snow and they took the opportunity to use the pile of snow from the plowing to slide.  Leao even joined in to show them how it’s done!


The boys played until I bribed them with goodies to come inside.


They loved playing in it and Apollo especially loved laying and rolling in it. Which made me cold watching him but I knew he was having fun.


Apollo’s already asking when he can play out in it again. I told him school today but maybe tomorrow after school for a bit. I had to drink two cups of tea and crawl under my blanket with my heating pad to shake off the chills. But I do love looking at it so much. So I will try to keep my complaints to a minimum.

Have a blessed day my friends.





Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: