texas style council 2015 recap

March 26, 2015

Photo credit: Chelsea Laine Francis For a couple of years now I’ve been interested in attending some sort of blogging event or weekend, if only to make new friends with similar interests. Last year, when I was considering making a bigger push to monetize my blog, I began actively seeking conferences to attend. Nothing felt right. But then my friend Indiana, who I had met through a mutual friend before either of us knew the other were bloggers, announced that she’d be putting on the fifth and final Texas Style Conference. It would be scaled back, totally non-glitzy, at a camp, with a theme of creating meaningful presence. I loved this. And since it was to be held within driving distance and all…
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back from texas style council

March 24, 2015

Hi friends! I made it back from Texas Style Council, and it was everything I hoped it’d be. I do plan to do a more complete recap of the weekend, but my head and heart are still swirling with thoughts and emotions that I want to process before I really write about it. I went with the purpose of making friends and having fun, and I totally did both of those. Being a volunteer was 100% the right choice for me because it allowed me to connect more quickly and easily with a smaller group of people rather than getting overwhelmed with 200 at once. I wouldn’t say it was a restful weekend because we did work hard and stay…
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link roundup / 26

March 20, 2015

I’m off at Texas Style Council, but in the meantime enjoy these links that I just discovered in my drafts. :) >I haven’t been inspired by a DIY project in awhile, but this acrylic and wood message board looks so awesome! (photo above) >I agree with everything Anne says in this post about boundaries in the books she reads (i.e. profanity/sex/violence) and I would add that I have the same thoughts in choosing other media like TV and movies as well. >For as much as I love photos, I hardly have any as part of our home decor. I’m thinking of changing that with something like this. >Trisha Harrison and the A Beautiful Mess girls are really making me want…
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off to texas style council

March 18, 2015

Well, it’s finally time for Texas Style Council. You’ve seen me mention it since last year and now I’m really going! Although I’m extremely excited, I’m also pretty nervous about leaving my kiddos. As a volunteer, I have to be there around 10 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) so my plan is to drop the kids at daycare just like every other day and then make the drive. I will tell Meredith that I won’t see her for a few days, but my hope is that the blow will be softened by the routine of going to school and the excitement of getting to stay at her grandparents’ house. She has been suuuuper attached to me lately so I’m dreading the goodbye….
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week in the life 2014 : friday in the album

March 17, 2015

You guys I’m so happy about this album update! I think it’s actually my favorite day so far (see the others here). I think because I left room for simple filler cards, and there is a bit of a color scheme. I never use orange in my scrapbooking, but since it was Halloween I went with it. On this page I actually used a flip page protector. I wanted to include most of the Halloween pictures, but I needed just a little more space to document some quotes and a favorite moment. It worked out great! I love this last series of photos of Meredith jumping into David’s arms. She slept in her Spider-Man costume also. <3 I’m re-inspired to…
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