Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Sorry for the lack of posting. Just haven't had much to post about lately. Things are going pretty slowly. I did get to make the kids a really quick bento today so I'll be sharing that. Not much else to report so I won't bore you with the uneventful.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Thought I'd share some pics of my newly decorated planner pages. Since I've been looking into the Project Life style of scrapbooking and receiving some very lovely RAK (random acts of kindness) mail containing tons of little embellishments and cards and such, my creative juices have been flowing in all things paper craft. I couldn't contain myself and I went ahead and decorated my pages for the first week of May. I'd been trying to go a week at a time so that I don't end up with nothing to do, but I just had to break out the washi, and stickers and go to work.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
So sorry for the silence and the chaos the last couple of days. Easter was a crazy adventure! So now I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. Let's see, what's been going on?
Well Easter Sunday I was up at 7 to start on making quiche for the first time in my life! They actually came out pretty well and they were delicious! I can thank Pinterest, yet again, for helping me provide a top meal. Haha! That didn't stop Daddy from grilling some very tasty BBQ chicken. I also made our famous Macaroni Salad and Potato Salad. The kids got their baskets, which they loved because this awesome mommy know's what they like. And I was back to preparing for the day that was still up in the air. I got dolled up, got the kids dressed, and made hubs put on a decent shirt, and we had a photoshoot outside in between torrents of rain.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Still keeping up with the Plan! I took this idea from one of my previous bentos! I ran out of bread so no sammies. But that doesn't stop this momma! I rarely get to do much detail work for the kids' bentos so I tend to stick with sandwiches and quick meals. But I had an itch to get artistic with this one.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Ok last one for the night, I think! So I mentioned earlier that I got a box of Mommy Happy Mail. Well there were several fun things in it. Tons of bento supplies that I left behind, Easter stuff, and a bunch of craft supplies I'd accumulated during my stay there. Well she also included some extra goodies for my new planner!
I'm still keeping up with my Bento-a-day plan! Woohoo! Had to do a little extra thinking on these considering I was doing the designing on the fly. M's was by request and I had to use my ingenuity to get it done. But we were all pleased with the outcome. Considering that most of my Easter themed bentos have been bunny-esque in nature, I went with chicks this time.
So I mentioned that I took the night off from blogging last night. Only to occupy it with decorating in my planner. Haha! I had a nice little mini haul from a my day in town so I put some of my finds to work. I don't think I'm done with these pages, but I don't really want to touch them too much as I tend to get ahead of myself and have nothing left to do when a craft itch hits later on.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I decided to take a little break last night from the blog as I was very tired and actually got sleepy hours before I normally do. I still managed some pics of my mini haul from our day in town. But I didn't quite feel up to posting. As you may have read in my last post, Bento-A-Day Easter Edition Day 1 and 2, M had a doctor's appointment and I had packed a bento for her and everything as we'd be in town a few hours. The day went very nicely, I even got to pick up the last of the kids' Easter basket fillers! I'll share pics of that too, I think. Well I also picked out a few things to add to my ever growing stationery stash for my little Day Runner.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Doing a few things at once here: Updating the blog, doing my nails, filling in my planner, watching Fish Hooks... don't judge me. Anyway, I have decided to try and do a bento a day for the kids in honor of Easter. This is kind of an event for me because I don't always get to prepare a bento everyday for them. But I'm really going to just get off my butt and do this. So far, the week is going pretty well.
Just thought I'd share a few snaps of this week's pages. If you remember from my post, My Planner This Week, Next Week, and Some Fun Finds, I has some blank areas in some of my days. Well those filled in quickly and I realized I had to add some Lists and Reminders. So I broke out my Hello Kitty notepads, glued them back to back on an index card, punched, and inserted. I will be able to use this new little insert several times for different weeks because I just slapped some sticky notes on each side. I love my brain sometimes. Anyway, here's how much my week has filled out so far.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Saturday, April 12, 2014
So it was so nice and warm today! I'm loving Spring so far. Well I figured it was the perfect day to take the kids out on their FIRST fishing trip. Well, we'd taken Daughter fishing with us, but she was too little to actually do much more than just sit in the stroller. Anyway, a friend of ours (Uncly Ty we'll call him) let us go out on his pond and cast a few lines. He's always up for fishing. I figured, why not pack a lunch for the kids and make a little day of it. So here's what we took to the pond.
Friday, April 11, 2014
If you don't already know, I got my planner this week. I got it in the middle of the week, so my first shot at planning pages I'm using as a kind of practice run. So I got to start with Thursday. That was actually the only day this week that had specific dates and times to really focus on. But There's still time to add more.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
So in my last post, At Last My Planner is Here! Including Review (kinda) I told you that I just received my very own planner! Well now that I've got it, I can't wait to start decorating and customizing it. I am all for frugality, DIY, recycling, upcycling, and all other cycling you can do to pinch a penny. Well I'm sharing my ingenuity with you tonight. How would you like to make your own custom planner tabbed dividers easily and cheaply? I surprised myself at how easy it was!
So, if you've been keeping up, I've been waiting forever for my Mommy Dearest's package to come in the mail. Well it did today!!! Hooray! Well in it, along with tons of bento things I had acquired while I visited her, she included a planner she had found at a discount store! She wouldn't tell me much about it. She loves to surprise me and I love surprises so that works for me.
But I was getting antsy because the snail mail took forever delivering the box! Well now I've got it and I can finally start up on my new obsession. Something I've been calling, FAUXlofaxing. It's a mashup of the word faux and filofax. If you don't know what a Filofax is, well it's like the Louie Vuitton of planners. Well Louie Vuitton has it's own planners too... but you know what I mean! Anyway, I'll be keeping and decorating a planner. It's a thing. Look it up. Why not an actual Filofax? Look that up. Not in my price range right now.
So here it is. The planner my Mommy Dearest sent me! I hope you don't mind clicking through. I included brief descriptions of each picture.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
So earlier today, I had a nice vent (as you can see here in Trying is Trying). I was still in feisty mood for a good portion of the day. But I managed to keep my head and heart lifted and in tune with the Spirit. Doing this while I made dinner, I could feel the healing Power of the Lord calm my spirit and speak to my heart. By the time dinner was done, I was in a much more pleasant mood.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Just a post to vent so that I can pray and give it all to the Lord. I guess I'm just frustrated with people trying to push their issues at me and my family. It's not my lack of caring that makes me prone to distance, it's the great love for my family and desire for my own sanity that I try and stay as drama free as I can. I've already got my own neuroses and anxiety to deal with. I don't need anyone tring to force me into their problems.
I am praying for patience and peace. And the Lord has blessed me with high tolerance for ignorance. Now I can pray for forgiveness for my short temper and for my angry thoughts. I also ask the Lord to bless the other party for He knows their heart and it is He who ultimately judges them.
Amen. Stay inspired, friends.
So I've been reflecting on a couple of things the past weekend. I thought I'd share. I wonder how many other parents feel these things. Last week, hubs and I came home late from a day in town running errands. The kids got to stay home with Grandma. This is routine except for the lateness. I was rushing around trying to get things put up and start dinner. While I was doing some washing up and dashing back and forth from the fridge to the sink to the stove, Daughter walks into the kitchen and says, "You doing a really good job, mommy." I had to stop a second and blink away the swell of tears that flooded my eyes. Not safe next to a hot stove either btw.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Not much to report tonight. I think I'm pretty much caught up with all my posts. Was having a bleh kind of day today. So it was kinda of easy going. Hubs made dinner tonight so that took a little of the load off. I did help him start the enrollment process for school. He's already graduated his vocational classes and is moving on to his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering!!! Woohoo!!! I'm actually very proud of him for working so hard.
Additionally, the new addition to the family is getting closer and closer to arrival. According to the What to Expect When You're Expecting Android App, I'm 32 weeks and 1 day into the pregnancy. 7 more weeks and some days to go. That's actually not that far off. So my mommy dearest has been working on Baby G's first picture outfit.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Over the last few months, I've accumulated quite a formidable collection of bento gear. But can a girl really have enough? Seriously? Well I'm always on the lookout for a bargain. Especially when that bargain is bento related. So here's a Slideshow of some of the stuff that's been added to my collection. Some of it has made an appearance in my current bentos. Yet, others are still awaiting their debut. But all in good time, my pretties. All in good time.
I know I've been neglecting my page. I'm trying to catch up. Just know that I've got quite a few drafts pending and they'll be up very soon. I hope the knowledge of multiple recent posts is incentive enough to get you to come back haha! As you may know, I like to mainly keep my posts filled with lovely pictures so you don't have to do excessive reading. Well this post is all reading.
I do apologize. My laptop had been out of commission for a good long while before I was able to get it fixed. I had to wait til I went to visit my folks to have it sent out as I live too far away from a Best Buy for it to be practical to drive to and froe. That's another reason for my neglected blog: I've been visiting my family. I packed up the kids and had a nice long stay. It was lovely and therapeutic. I don't get to visit family but once a year and I missed my mommy.