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February 10, 2016

I don’t come from a liturgical church background, but this year I am observing Lent along with other church holy days. As I get older and discover more about myself and my personality (ISFJ) I have realized that traditions, holidays, liturgy, and observances really inspire me. I’m leaning in to that and hoping to bring it into my home as well. I thought and thought about how I should personally observe Lent. Some things I considered giving up were sweets, social media of some form, caffeine (that was just a passing thought), and TV. I also thought about adding in some things: exercise, family time/activities, Bible study. This is what I settled on: I am going to do daily Bible…
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February 2, 2016

loving the gorgeous 70-degree sunny days we’ve been having this week getting my 10,000 steps per day again eating a ton of salads but not planning dinners very well enjoying my kids so much; they have been surprisingly well-behaved lately thinking that I might want another one after all (I may be crazy) celebrating small holidays like Candlemas by gathering with friends buying a few things at Target I’ve had my eye on: candle holders, basket, sheets wearing some black high-waisted trousers and dark wash skinny jeans I got from Stitch Fix – I asked for a box of pants only and they totally delivered looking for an everyday pair of jeans, tall cognac boots, and some oversized sweaters spending more time…
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2016 goals, after all

January 20, 2016

I said I wasn’t going to make goals for this year, but I changed my mind. I’m allowed to do that, right? I already knew this, but I was reminded recently that my personality thrives on detailed goals. And since I’m really hoping that this is the year we get out of survival mode, I went ahead and wrote out some ideas. The idea is that by writing them out (and making them visible) I’ll make some sort of forward progress, even if I don’t complete everything. So here are my 2016 goals: Financial Pay off our USAA credit card Continue debt snowball Make monthly budgets Home Declutter/KonMari the entire house Fully decorate & set up the master bedroom Family Have the…
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recent crafting & what else i’m up to

January 6, 2016

Well it’s the new year and I can’t say I’m unhappy about being back to the routine! The holidays were very fun but the kids were also crazy and I feel like they are finally settling down again. We have a ton of birthdays to celebrate in our family this month so I didn’t make any plans or goals, but I feel fairly prepared for them and I have a lot of creative energy which is a good feeling. As for crafting, I absolutely loved the first month of The Crafter’s Box. I completed the Rya weaving wall hanging within a couple of weeks and I can’t wait for next month’s project. I’m working on my holiday minibook digitally; it’s going to…
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2015 in review

December 31, 2015

Hello and welcome to my second annual year-in-review survey! This year I dropped a couple of questions and changed one to make it more applicable to me. I really enjoy this look back over the year, even if it wasn’t what I had hoped, because it puts things in perspective, makes me grateful for what I do have, and gives me inspiration to start new. 1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Ran a half marathon. Went to a blog conference. Learned to knit. Owned cats. Tried Snapchat. Had ringworm. Joined a direct-sell business. Made a softie. Recorded a podcast. 2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next…
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