Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Little Moments Traveler's Notebook

Happy Wednesday! I recently completed my Little Moments Traveler's Notebook. I had so much fun documenting little moments. I think it's so important to remember the little moments because they are part of our story.

I started this traveler's notebook in February. I loved that I decided not to try to complete this notebook in a set amount of time. I made layouts whenever I felt like it and documented random things like shows I watched, Target finds, family days, and adventures. The layouts are not in chronological order, but I did use my date stamp on several of the pages so I wouldn't forget when the events took place.

I had so much fun working on this traveler's notebook. It was great to use a lot of my scrapbooking and crafting stash on this little project.

*Please note that this is a photo-heavy post.*

I love how my traveler's notebook turned out. I learned a few things about working in my traveler's notebook insert. One thing that I learned is not to use bulky embellishments when working in a travelers notebook. Even though I love that my notebook is chunky, it started to get a bit hard to work in it. In the future, I plan to use flat embellishments and my stamps whenever I scrapbook in my traveler's notebook inserts.

How do you document your little moments?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Atlanta Area Moms Blog

Today I'm over at The Atlanta Area Moms Blog with a new post. I'm sharing the things that make my life easier as a mom. Feel free to check out my post and let me know what you think.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Summer Bucket List

Happy Monday! We consider the first day of Summer to start on the last day of school. However, the first day of Summer will officially be here on Friday. We've been having so much fun this summer, and I decided to make a Summer bucket list. I love making seasonal bucket lists. It's always cool to see what we were able to get done at the end of the season. This year, I included the usual things on my list as well as a few new things.

  • Try 5 new recipes
  • Read 5 books
  • Go to the pool
  • Try different seasonal foods and drinks
  • Drink lemonade
  • Eat popsicles and ice cream
  • Make s'mores
  • Go for a walk every day 
  • Have a BBQ
  • Visit amusement and water parks
  • Explore my city
  • Go to the Silver Comet Trail
  • Go to new-to-me parks
  • Visit the library every week
  • Declutter
  • Relax
  • Blog More
  • Journal every day
  • Make more art
  • Exercise 3 days a week

What is on your Summer bucket list?

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Photo by Heather Ford on Unsplash

Friday, June 14, 2019

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with Charlotte, Lindsay, and Beth for their weekly happy and grateful list link up.

1. Celebrating Father's Day early

2. Cooler weather

3. Catching up on classes on Skillshare

4. Pizza

5. Evening walks with my boys

6. Papercrafts projects

7. Starbucks

8. Captain Marvel

9. Keanu Reeves memes

10. Reading

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Enjoy Today Layout

It's been a while since I made a 6x8 scrapbook layout. Honestly, I really enjoy creating smaller sized scrapbook layouts. It's easier and takes less time to create. I love Crate Paper's All Heart collection, so I decided to use several items from the collection on this layout. I also used a few pieces from Freckled Fawn and Pinkfresh Studio. The rainbow die cut is from a pack of Amy Tangerine ephemera. I love that the words "Enjoy Today" are in gold foil.

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Downtown Smyrna and found a beautiful piano. Of course, I took a photo of it and knew that I wanted to document it in a layout. Finding this piano made me want to explore my city more and discover more hidden (and not so hidden) gems.

What are you currently working on? Have you gone on any adventures?

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

If You and I Had Coffee

If you and I had coffee...

We'd meet at Starbucks. I'd ask you if you have tried the Java Chip Frappuccino and the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino. If you haven't tried either one, then I'd recommend those two drinks. The Java Chip Frappuccino tastes just like the Mocha Cookie Crumble...the only difference is that the Mocha Cookie Crumble has the cookie crumbles.

If you and I had coffee...

I'd tell you that we finally cut the cord and subscribed to Hulu. We already had Netflix for a little over a month and have loved it. We get a good deal on Netflix because we get it for free with our cell phone service. We actually pay an upgrade for Netflix (about $3), but it's worth it since we can use Netflix on four different screens. 

As for Hulu, we decided to try the basic plan so that we could see if we liked it. We ended up really liking Hulu, but the ads were very annoying. I really did not like how the ads just popped up out of nowhere. There were many times when an ad would pop up, and then the show would be over. Eventually, I realized that if the ads are about 80 seconds long or then that meant that the show was over. 

We have been fed up with cable for a long time. We had too many issues such as the price kept increasing every month, the DVR not recording our shows, etc. Cutting the cord was a long time coming, and I think I hesitated because our kids do enjoy watching cartoons. I wanted to make sure that Netflix and especially Hulu, had shows that the kids love as well as a decent amount of family-friendly shows and movies.

If you and I had coffee...

I'd tell you that you should watch Always Be My Baby and I Am Mother. Both films are on Netflix. I loved both movies, especially Always Be My Baby. It was the best rom-com that I've watched in a long time. I Am Mother was kind of weird at times, but interesting. I'd also ask you for any Netflix and Hulu recommendations.

Oh, I would also recommend The Bold Type. This show is on Hulu, and it's fantastic. I love that they discuss social issues and topics that are so important in the real world. 

If you and I had coffee...

I'd tell you that I am so over the rain. Don't get me wrong, I love rainy weather, but not when it's been raining for about a week. We're supposed to have sunny weather for a couple of days and then it's back to rainy weather.

If you and I had coffee...

I'd tell you that I have wanted to go to this little boutique that's close to my home. I've wanted to buy a new summer dress or romper, but I always have the hardest time buying clothes. I'd invite you to come with me because it would be fun to have a friend to help me pick out a dress. Maybe we'd go after our coffee date.

What would you tell me?

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Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Monday, June 10, 2019

Target Finds

Happy Monday! I'm so excited to share what I found at Target in May. There were a lot of great things that I found, and I'm happy to say that I loved every single item that I purchased.

Let's see what I purchased at Target last month.
1. Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chunks

So I didn't actually purchase this at Target because they were out of stock when I went to buy it. I ended up buying it at my local grocery store, but I do plan on going to Target in the next few days because they finally have it in stock.

These snackable cookie dough chunks are so delicious. I actually ate an entire bag in one sitting. There is also a peanut butter cookie flavor that is available.

2. Cantu Hair Products

After trying Cantu's detangle brush, I knew I wanted to try some of their other products. This month, I bought the Natural Leave-In Conditioning Cream, the Comeback Curl Enhancer, and the Deco Easy Wrap. The leave-in conditioner is by far my favorite Cantu product. It left my hair feeling smooth and soft. The curl enhancer was also useful as well. I love the hair wrap for days when I want to put my hair up.

3. Belgian Boys Mini Choco Stroopwafels

I've tried the Belgian Boys Mini Stroopwafels and absolutely loved them, but was curious about their mini chocolate covered stroopwafels. I actually went to Target to buy the regular mini stroopwafels, but unfortunately, they were out of stock.

The mini choco stroopwafels were good, but not as delicious as the regular ones. I would still repurchase them, but they wouldn't be my first choice.

4. Just One You made by Carters Sleepwear

I found two cute sets of sleepwear (on clearance!) for Raphael. It was perfect timing because Raphael needed some new pajamas. Each set came with two pairs of pajamas. They each came with two short sleeve shirts, one pair of pajama shorts, and one pair of long pajama pants. So I basically bought four pairs of pajamas for only $16. Usually, they are priced at $15.99, but each set was on clearance for $7.98. You can check out the pajamas that I purchased here and here.

Overall, I'm really happy with everything that I purchased. I was able to save on several of these items by using the Cartwheel app, checking the sales ads, and/or using coupons.

What are some of your favorite Target Finds?

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