project life 2014 : weeks 47 – 48 (& a blog update)

December 10, 2014

Popping in to share a Project Life spread with you today. But before that, let me give you a little blog update… The season of life where I am able to post daily is over for the foreseeable future. Work is busy, Liam is mobile, and other personal projects need to take precedence when I do get spare time. So my aim is to post here 2-3 times per week, but it won’t be scheduled. You can expect similar content as always: thoughts on motherhood & life updates, tips for working moms, goal setting, memory keeping projects, creative pursuits, natural health topics, things I love, and thoughts on books & reading. Basically anything I’m up to or interested in. :)…
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real life rambles

December 7, 2014

As I write this, it is Sunday afternoon. David is out driving with Meredith. I’m sitting at a desk in my craft room – leaning back, with my legs crossed over the knee – and Liam is asleep on top of me. Somehow I’ve managed to balance him on my chest with his head on my shoulder and get my hands free to type. My legs are propped against the legs of the desk in such a way as to keep me exactly in this position. He is a large baby, as I may have mentioned before, so I can’t say that I am exactly comfortable. I opened the computer intending to browse my Project Life Pinterest board. Before Liam…
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my finished handmade felt heirloom advent calendar

December 5, 2014

I finished this up last weekend after Thanksgiving, just in time! I may have an addiction to felt needlepoint. New favorite craft for sure. I call this an “heirloom” advent calendar because the materials are high quality and labored over¬†by me with love so I am definitely forcing it on one of my kids when they grow up. :) I want to give another shout out to my mother-in-law for getting this for me way back in the spring or summer (an early Christmas gift!) so that I actually had time to make it for this year. I love it so much. If you want one, you can find them here. It requires basic needlepoint, embroidery, and sewing skills. Advanced…
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Posted in: crafty, personal, holidays, crafty, needlepoint

favorite things giveaway blog hop! (closed)

December 3, 2014

As a thank you to our readers and in celebration of the season for giving, I’m happy to be joining with a bunch of other bloggers to give away a bundle of my¬†favorite things. Each of us put together our own gifts, so once you’re done here be sure to visit their blogs and enter for a chance to win there too. Here is what I’m giving away: One of my favorite books, Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout A reusable coffee cup And a reusable handmade coffee sleeve for when you forget the cup at home Amazing handmade bar soap from a local company, in my favorite vanilla orange scent Two sets of alphabet stamps (upper and lower case) The…
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working mama files : sarah from beauty school dropout

December 2, 2014

Working Mama Files is an interview series designed to support and encourage working moms along the path to having a fulfilling life. Today’s episode features one of my favorite bloggers, Sarah from Beauty School Dropout. She and I have a ton in common: professional careers with creative hobbies and small children. She’s a great one to follow for goal inspiration and managing life as a working mom. I’ll let her introduce herself to you in more detail, but be sure to check out her blog! Who lives in your house? I live with my husband, Matt, my two boys, who are 4 1/2 and 1, and my old grumpy dachshund, Lucy. Will you tell us a little about your current…
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