It’s pretty unbelievable to me that my little girl and her friends are getting baptised in this next year. Ella is the first of this year, and I always love taking her pictures.. look how cute she is! This was an opening card, giving us four pages to fill.. so I knew I needed some cute paper. I found plenty to love on www.lillybimble.com
This is the first page..
And when you open, you see this. Most of the fonts I use I get from 1001freefonts.com There is always plenty to choose from, and I feel like it’s so simple to download. You can click on the picture to see it without my side bar shtuff covering it.
Love my little Ella bo bella! And I can’t believe my own little Benny Boo has her baptism on the way.. yikes I’m old.
I really didn’t take many pictures along the way since it’s so simple.. and I used my old wire hanger because I’m lazy. All I did was connect the hangers together shaping them like a heart. I like using the hangers because they’re a thick wire that’s bendable without being too touchy and bending where you don’t want it to.
And just when you thought it couldn’t be easier, you just glue the feathers straight on to the metal. I twisted the boa around maybe three times, but for the most part I just glued it straight on.
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and I thought I’d re-post one of my projects from last year.. I did this as a room mom activity for Bentley’s Kindergarten class. It’s so cute to look at just one year later and see how she’s changed.
I thought this was a fun idea for Valentine’s gifts for parents and grandparents. Super simple.. I just photoshopped the images together. If you don’t have photoshop, just print three different pictures and throw them in a frame together. Or put them on a card.. Have a great Valentine’s Day!
Avoidance – Come take a little gander through my house. Unfinished projects everywhere. And while I have gotten much better at finishing what I start, I am not going to start anymore projects until all my unfinished, or broken projects are complete.
Having a Bad Attitude – It may just be that I’m three months pregnant, but I need to focus everyday on having a good attitude, and appreciating the moment.
Complaining – Kinda the same thing. But I’m healthy, I have a great family, my husband is a hottie, we have a home, a great neighborhood and family.. what do I really have to complain about?
Gossiping – I’ve already been trying to stop, but I have to admit.. The other night I really wanted to tell a friend something that had happened earlier that day. It was a story about an acquaintance, and it wouldn’t be a story I’d really want shared about me. It wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t untrue, but it wasn’t nice. That’s one of the first times I’ve really felt myself talking myself out of it questioning myself what good it would do. I really did feel proud to stop myself, and maybe a little more grown up.
Co-Dependency – I have been thinking a lot about if I could provide for three kids if something were ever to happen to Jesse. I don’t work, and I never finished college.. Time to step up and make sure I could take care of my family if needed. That’s my biggest goal this year. Plus.. I would love to be able to buy Jess surprises without him knowing I spent the money first.
Those are some of the ideas from the article.. Here are some of my personal thoughts..
Be a better mom – Have more fun with the things that already should be done.. Have my kids help cook.. Do more art projects with my kids.. take them new places.. take more pictures.. Be patient.. my kids are pretty sweet and they’re growing quick. Blog more about them.
Be a better cook – Jess has me beat on this one.. I know it’s in my genes (from Grandma Shirley.. not Donna), I just need to give it the effort.
Get better at the things I love – Photography, Writing, Painting, and singing. I want to improve all these things in the next year.
Get Organized – I’m going to start by throwing stuff out.
Budget – Waste less, Save more.
Jess & Me- Go out more.. but different restaurants and different things than movies. I love my date nights.
And of course, Blog more of what I’m up to. I’m really going to try.
Curious.. am I the only one who loves New Years Resolutions?
For this tree, I just snapped off a piece from my tree in the back yard and spray painted it white. Instead of cut out leaves, I just did circles.. because I already had them.
One of my favorite parts of the activity was asking the kids to name something Dad is grateful for. It was pretty funny to hear what they see as Dad’s favorite things.. the gym, football, beef? Bentley said beef.. she’s on this weird beef kick.. She wrote “I love beef” on my foot the other night…
Some of my favorites from the tree:
definitely lemonade and definitely toast-bauer