Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WILW...

Good morning,

You may be wondering what WILW means. Well, my friend Jen over on her blog It's My Life-Jen links up for "What I'm Lovin' Wednesday" to another blog (I know, how many blogs are there right?). I thought, how cool? I want to be a part of that!! So, I set up a link on my blog and started to type away. You'll notice a tag on the right with a link to WILW.

So, what I'm lovin' this Wednesday...

FRIENDS: 
the chance to spend time with two of my favorite peeps! We went to a Soup Cook-Off at the senior center complex I volunteer at. It was a lot of fun. 6 different soups!

Me, Bev and Aunt Donna. Look how cute this hoedown table setting is! 


TOBY:
trying to be brave (bless his heart, he's such a chicken shit) while I run the vacuum, didn't last long though even though he tried.



BLOOMS: 
My beautiful orchid is blooming. Another one is going to soon and I'll post a pic when it does.


KNITTING: 
I'm knitting a hat for my great niece and trying to figure out how to make a leafy vine. I did eventually figure it out after using two books and my ipad..



AMAZON: 
Yes, amazing Amazon..I love thee!!

My Happy Planner is arriving today!!!
MS OFFICE COLORS: 


I love the new choice of background color for Office 365...oooh, black! So easy on the eyes. Love-Love-Love!
GODWINKS: 
A Godwink is one of those little coincidences that makes you say two things: 'Wow, what are the odds of that?'; and 'I wonder, is that coincidence evidence of divine origin?'"
So, I started a 365 a day penny saver journey. I've always dumped my change into a jar at the end of the day so I thought it would be cool to add a penny each day for a year. Typically, you'd start on January 1 with a penny then on January 2nd you'd put in two pennies and so forth. I being me, (and thanks to Paul who knows me all too well) know that come October, November I'm NOT going to want to be putting $20 a week in my penny jar, so I started from day 365 or $3.65 a day and I'm counting backwards. So far it's going great! I still dump any extra change I have, since I know I'll probably want to spend it come October, November time frame and not wait until January. This way I'll have close to the $677! How cool is that? Know what else is cool? I was to put $3.12 in my jar the other day. I only had a 1 dollar bill and change. 


And that change added up to $2.12!! I LOVE it when that happens! Happens a lot to me. Maybe I should delve a little deeper into Godwinks :)

I know there's a lot I'm loving this Wednesday and you know what? THAT'S A GOOD THING! It's like counting your blessings for piddly stuff. I'm typing this with a smile on my face. Can't wait to see what I'm lovin' next Wednesday :)

As always...

Sunday, February 14, 2016

January Project Life 2016

Finished! I am going to try so hard to stay caught up this year with Project Life. I've put aside Sundays as "my" day. Last weekend my craft room did not see me. But today..I finished January which I really only needed to do the journaling.



Design G

Back of Design G

Last page and I forgot to write why Rylee has that excited look on her face. It's because she's looking at a cat for the first time in her little life! I'll have to incorporate that somewhere.


Now on to February. As always..


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

My OLW for January...

Ack! I've been gone for what seems like forever! Recently I signed up for a workshop on Ali Edward's site called One Little Word. You can find it here: OLW

I'm pretty excited about it. Everyone who's taking the class is to choose a word for the year. A word they can embrace, use and implement to enrich their lives. My word was easy. It's been in my face all of last year and it's been said to me many times by Paul.... FOCUS. So each month we will get prompts from Ali.

I bought my apple green album at Michaels and it's a Becky Higgins Project Life 6x8 album. LOVE IT! I then bought some dividers from Joann's made by Heidi Swapp and stamped the months onto the tabs. Feels like scrapbooking!

Here are my January prompts...



One of the prompts, pick a symbol. I picked a spiral as my symbol. Just so happened I had a spiral stamp in my stash.
LOVE THIS! It's my January divider so I get to smile each time I open my album!


Very old selfie (before there were selfie's) but I think I pretty much look the same, except for maybe
 a few wrinkles.




As always...