Friday, April 6, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

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


1. 5 more weeks!

2. Sleeping in

3. Getting good news from my doctor

4. Visiting my mami

5. Rice Krispy Treats

6. Naps

7. My boys and John

8. Getting to see how the baby is doing (ultrasound)

9. Catching up on some shows

10. Getting half of the house decluttered

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

What I Read in March

I have been trying to keep up with my reading goal for this year. I want to read 12 books this year (one each month) and decided that I would share some more book reviews on my blog. I also want to share my favorite blog posts, articles, etc. that I read and loved every month. Below are the books, magazines, and blog posts that I read in March.



Must Read

The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna

I read The Crossroads of Should and Must again. This is such a great book and really made me think about my goals. I decided to read the book again since I planned to buy Elle Luna and Susie Herrick's new book Your Story is Your Power.

Light Reading

Cosmopolitan - April 2018 issue

It has been such a long time since I read a magazine, but I'm glad that I picked up the latest Cosmopolitan issue. I loved reading Cosmo's interview of Cardi B.

Blog Posts I Loved

This article on parenting. I think everyone should read it.

A blog post on success and failure.

Love, love, love this post by Sarah Hartley! I loved how honest Sarah was when she told her story. Reading this post made me think about my feelings on being pregnant.

Did Not Finish

How to Be Married by Jo Piazza

I wouldn't say that How to Be Married is a bad book, but it just didn't really interest me. Technically, I didn't try to read this book in March, but I had to mention this book. Usually, I try to finish a book even though I may not be interested in it, but I decided not to try this time. I think I may try to read the book again...once I'm done reading all the books that I really want to read. What do you usually do when you start to get bored with reading a book? Do you just stop or try to power through?

What did you read in March?

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April Goals

Another month has gone by, but I am so excited that it's finally April! My due date is getting closer and soon my little boy will be here! This month is going to be very busy and I have a lot things that I have to get done before the baby arrives.

Since it's going to be a busy month, I decided to make some goals and I have already made a to do list in order to stay organized. Check out my recap of my goals for March as well as my new goals for April below.


Recap of March Goals
  • Read 1 book: I read The Crossroads of Should and Must again and really loved it. I'm still reading The Poet X.
  • Start meal planning: This was kind of a pass and a fail. For most of the month, I didn't meal plan. I started meal planning during the end of the month...so I guess it's kind of a pass?
  • Publish 10 blog posts: I posted 11 blog posts this month. 
  • Make at least 3 scrapbook/craft projects: I made a mini album and a scrapbook layout. I also journaled in my Moleskine sketchbook.
  • Declutter one room or closet: This was a fail. I didn't declutter an entire room or closet, but I did get started. 
April Goals
  • Read 1 book
  • Declutter every room and closet
  • Work on meal plan
  • Make at least 2 scrapbook/craft projects
  • Finish shopping for the baby
What are your goals for April?

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring Q & A

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and a wonderful Easter. Today I'm linking up with The Blended Blog for TBB Asks. TBB Asks is a monthly questionnaire and link up series. This month's theme is Spring.


1. What 3 colors remind you most of Spring? Pink, Green, and Blue

2. What is the first thing you add to your wardrobe in Spring? Rompers or a cardigan

3. What is the first wardrobe item you ditch in Spring? Sweaters and coat

4. Who mows the grass where you live? Maintenance/Landscape worker

5. What's Spring like where you live? Cool in the morning and then really hot in the afternoon

6. What's your favorite thing about Spring? Warmer weather and flowers

7. Are you a Spring cleaner? Absolutely...we have already started Spring cleaning

8. Are you a Baseball fan? Yes! I'm a Yankees fan.

9. Tulips or Daffodils? Tulips

10. Favorite Outdoor Spring Activity? Going to the Farmers Market

11. Flowers in the ground or in pots? Both

12. Favorite bird? I'm not a big fan of birds, but I do love parrots and blue birds

13. Car wash or wash vehicles at home? Car wash

14. When do you pull out your sandals? In late Spring, but I prefer to wear sneakers

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Friday, March 30, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

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


1. Crafting

2. Me Time

3. Naps

4. Mac and Cheese

5. Words of Encouragement

6. Starbucks

7. My boys

8. Yoga pants and leggings

9. Getting to see my baby in another ultrasound

10. Warm weather

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List!



Watching: I finally caught up on the last week's episode of Grey's Anatomy. I'm still upset that April and Arizona are no longer going to be on the show. I also caught up on a couple of episodes of Here and Now. Today, John and I watched the finale of The Good Doctor. When I saw the preview of the episode, I thought about skipping it because it definitely looked like it was going to make me cry...and I almost did!

Reading: I'm still reading The Poet X and am hoping to finish it before the end of the month.

Listening: I just heard a cover of Rhiannon by The Langley School Music Project. I heard the cover on an episode of Here and Now and I really liked the song. You can check out the song here.

Making: I've been making a couple of layouts and I've been journaling more.

Feeling: Oh my goodness! I have been feeling so uncomfortable and exhausted. It is so uncomfortable to sit, stand, walk, and lay down. I swear I have to change positions like almost every five minutes. I feel bad for complaining, but it's the truth.

Planning: It's almost April and I still have a few last minute things to take care of before the baby comes. Luckily, it looks like we will be done with everything before the end of April.

Loving: I am so excited for May. The countdown has begun! I'm so ready to have my little one in my arms.

What are you currently up to?

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Friday, March 23, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

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



1. Carrot Cake cookies

2. Lucifer

3. Me time

4. Groupon deals

5. My mami

6. Naps

7. Hershey's Cookies 'N" Creme Crunchers

8. Maternity bra

9. Gabriel's school performance

10. Mildliners Creative Markers

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Book of Me - Introspection

Happy Wednesday! Last month, I shared a project that I made for The Awesome Ladies Project Book of Me workshop. You can check out the project that I made last month here.

Today, I'm so excited to share a mini album that I made for this month's chapter of The Book of Me workshop. This month's chapter is Introspection.


I decided to use some interactive elements from the I AM collection by Simple Stories. This is collection is perfect for this month's Book of Me chapter. I used most of the interactive elements to make a mini album and I absolutely love how it turned out. Once I put the elements in order and adhered them together, I added my journaling and some embellishments like alpha stickers and puffy stickers. 

Check out the images below for my entire album. 


I really love that this mini album is interactive. I love that I was able to add journaling to a card and have it placed in a little pocket.


I added some journaling to the front and back of my card. Then I embellished the card with some alpha stickers. I also added a black and white selfie to my album.


On the left side of the image, is the back of the card. 


I added another selfie to the page. I used the tags to list things that describe me. Each tag can be pulled out of the pocket that I adhered onto the page.


Below is a closer look at the tags.


Instead of handwriting the words on the tags, I decided to use some alpha stickers. 


This is one of my favorite pages. Most of you may already know that I love Currently List cards so I'm sure you're not surprised to see another currently list in my album.


This page was simple to make. I just added some alpha stickers and then added some journaling.


On the right side of the page, I adhered my currently list and then stamped "March 2018". 

Overall, I'm really happy with how this album turned out. I'm also happy to say that I was able to use a lot of items in my scrapbooking stash to make this album.

Do you plan to participate in this month's Book of Me workshop?

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Friday, March 16, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

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


1. Muffins with Moms event at my son's school

2. New books

3. Donating supplies to my boys' school

4. New-to-me ice cream

5. Target

6. Encouraging words

7. Letting go of negative people

8. Funny memes

9. Pizza

10. Homemade quesadillas

What made you happy this week?

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.


Watching: I've been watching Grey's Anatomy, Lucifer, Atlanta, The Good Doctor, The Walking Dead, and 9-1-1. For those of you who watch Grey's Anatomy, how do you feel about Arizona and April leaving the show? I'm actually kind of annoyed that they are leaving...I wish some of the interns would leave.

Reading: I found out that Elizabeth Acevedo has a new book that was just released. I had to go buy it and I'm so glad that I did. I'm loving The Poet X. I can't wait to share a review of this book.

Listening: Top Off by DJ Khaled featuring Jay Z, Future, and Beyonce has been stuck in my head.

Making: I've been working on this month's chapter for the Awesome Ladies Project. I'm making a mini album for this chapter, but I also plan to make a couple more projects for ALP.

Feeling: I'm so exhausted. Being pregnant, recovering from my wisdom tooth removal, and Daylight Saving Time has really made so tired. Luckily, I'm not having any pain from the wisdom tooth removal so I'm really grateful for that. I've just been trying to rest as much as I can.

Planning: I planning to work on some more blog posts especially for this month. My goal is to have at least 10 posts for this month so I'm hoping that I can work on some blog posts soon.

Loving: I've been craving and eating so much vanilla ice cream which is so weird since my favorite ice cream is chocolate chip cookie dough.

What are you currently up to?

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Friday, March 9, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

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


1. Me Time

2. Muffins for Moms event at Gabriel's school

3. Top Off by DJ Khaled ft. Jay Z, Future & Beyonce

4. Kind nurse at my doctor's appointment

5. Shopping for the baby *I keep saying this every week, but baby clothes are so cute!*

6. Wisdom tooth appointment went well

7. Groupon

8. John

9. Video games

10. Naps

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Beauty Q & A

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm linking up with The Blended Blog for TBB Asks. TBB Asks is a monthly questionnaire and link up series. This month's theme is beauty. 


1. Eyelash Curler Yes or No? No...I don't even know how to use one.

2. Favorite Nail Shade? This is a tough one. I rarely paint my nails, but when I go to the nail salon, I usually tend to go for a dark color...kind of like a shade that reminds me of the galaxy or night sky. I also do like a lot of blue shades as well.

3. Favorite Lipstick Shade? I don't really like lipstick. I prefer to use lip balm. Usually, I like pink shades, but my favorite lip balm is Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm Crayon in Sassy Scarlet.

4. Blow Dry or Air Dry your hair? I air dry my hair at home. The only time that my hair gets blow dried is at a salon.

5. Artificial Nails: Yes or No? I rarely get my nails done. I think I get artificial nails about once or twice a year.

6. Foundation: Yes or No? It depends on the situation. I rarely use foundation and I prefer to use a BB Cream.

7. Hair Up or Hair Down? It depends on my mood.

8. Bar Soap or Body Wash? Body wash

9. Bath or Shower? Both, but I have been loving baths especially since I am pregnant. However, I will probably have to start taking showers instead of baths...it's getting hard to get out of the bathtub lol.

10. Favorite Body Lotion? I love Bath and Body Works Dancing Waters. I wish they would bring that scent back.

11. Do you wear perfume? If so, favorite scent? I've never been much of a perfume girl, but I do like Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue.

12. Do you shave your legs every day? Not during winter.

13. Favorite Lip Balm? As I said before I love Maybelline Baby Lips Color Balm, but I also like Sun Bum's lip balm in Pink Grapefruit.

14. How old were you when you first started wearing make-up? I think I was about 18 years old when I first started wearing make up. I never wore any make up in high school and I rarely wore any after that.

Do you have any favorite beauty products? 

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.


Watching: I fell asleep a bit early on Sunday so I didn't finish watching the Oscars. Thank goodness for my DVR because I was able to watch the rest of the award show today.

Reading: As usual, I'm reading blog posts and emails. Tomorrow is the release day for Elle Luna's new book and The Shape of Water so I'm excited to buy those two books. I'm not sure which book I want to read first, but I can't wait to read them.

Listening: I'm getting some laundry done and I'm waiting to hear the little tune that my washing machine makes when the load is done.

Making: I'm working on some blog posts for this month and I'm still working on some posts for May.

Feeling: I have a doctor appointment and a dentist appointment this week so I'm really nervous.

Planning: It's going to be a very busy month and I have to finish planning the rest of this month. There are so many appointments and events that is going to take place this month so I know that my planner is going to get a lot of use.

Loving: I got a new Polaroid SnapTouch Camera and I'm still learning how to use it, but so far I kind of like it. I have noticed that the photos look great when it's taken in a bright area. I think this camera will be perfect for my journal and other crafty/scrapbook projects.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, March 5, 2018

March Goals

Happy Monday! Oh my goodness...can you believe that it's already March? I keep hearing everyone say that January felt like a long month and February felt like it went by way too fast. I actually think January went by fast and February lasted forever. Either way, I'm really excited for this month. There are a lot of exciting things that are going to happen this month. 

Since it's going to be a busy month, I had to make sure that I made some new goals as well as use my planner to make sure that everything goes as planned. Today, I thought it would be great to do a recap on my February goals as well as share my new goals for March. 


Recap of February Goals
  • Read 1 book: I finished reading My Friend Fear by Meera Lee Patel. You can read my review here
  • Meal plan more: This was such a fail. I have got to do better. If you have any tips on meal planning...please share them.
  • Make more art: I didn't really make any art in February, but I did get some supplies that I needed for some projects that I need to complete.
  • Post 15 blog posts: I published exactly 15 blog posts this month. 
  • Try new writing techniques: I also did not try any new writing techniques, but I did make a list of some techniques that I want to try. 

March Goals

  • Read 1 book
  • Start meal planning
  • Publish 10 blog posts
  • Make at least 3 scrapbook/craft projects
  • Declutter one room or closet
What are your goals for March?

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Friday, March 2, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

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


1. Smoothies

2. Awesome sales

3. New polaroid camera

4. Cupcakes

5. All of my favorite shows are back

6. Ice cold water

7. Freshly washed and dried laundry

8. Feeling better

9. Surprising John

10. Fruit

What made you happy this week?

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.



Watching: I just realized that I have never watched the entire musical, but I really like Mamma Mia! The songs are great and now a couple of them are stuck in my head.

Reading: As usual, I'm reading a lot of blogs. I'm trying to decide which book I want to read, but I have so many choices. How do you choose which book to read next?

Listening: Look Alive by BlocBoy JB and Drake has been stuck in my head.

Making: I think I may have mentioned this before, but I hate making phone calls. If I could text everyone then I would, but unfortunately that is not possible. Do you prefer to talk on the phone or just text?

Feeling: I'm feeling so much better. My wisdom tooth is not bothering me anymore. Now I don't know if I should get the wisdom tooth removed before or after the baby comes. I plan on calling my dentist, doctor, and the surgeon in order to make a decision.

Planning: I have got to work on meal planning. I'm going to work on that today. I really failed at meal planning this month.

Loving: You all know that I'm all about naps. I'm still dealing with pregnancy insomnia so I try to take as much naps as I possibly can.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, February 26, 2018

My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown - Book Review

Happy Monday! Last week, I finally finished reading My Friend Fear by Meera Lee Patel. I was so excited when I found out that Meera wrote this book. I am a big fan of Meera's work and I even reviewed her diary/planner which you can read here. You can call it fate or just simply good timing, but I found out about this book at a perfect time.


Lately, I've been really into self-help and inspiring books. This book is filled with beautiful watercolor paintings and quotes as well as Meera's personal story on fear. I could relate to Meera and found myself nodding in agreement to a lot of things that I read. 

The main reason that it took me so long to finish reading this book is that I ended up taking notes while reading. I also wanted to take my time reading the book. Have you ever found and read a book and just didn't want it to end? My Friend Fear definitely had me feeling this way. I learned to look at fear in a different way and this book really inspired me to work on some projects that I have been putting aside due to fear.

If you'd like to learn more about Meera Lee Patel, you can find her on various social media platforms as well as her website. Check out the links below to see her work.

Website: https://www.meeralee.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/merelymeeralee
Twitter: https://twitter.com/meeralee
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meeraleeillustration

Have you read My Friend Fear? Are you a fan of self-help and inspiring books?

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Friday, February 23, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

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


1. Warmer weather

2. More shopping for our little one

3. Sleeping in

4. Finally getting to my third trimester

5. Paying off debt

6. Being ahead of schedule

7. My boys

8. Old Navy tank tops

9. Mandarin Oranges

10. Me time

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Currently Mini Tag Album

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm over at The Awesome Ladies Project with another take on this month's chapter, Currently. Instead of making another scrapbook layout, I decided to make a mini tag album. You can check out the rest of my album and get more information on how I made this album here. Below are some images of my mini tag album.






Are you working on any projects? Have you ever made a mini album?

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another currently list!


Watching: I watched the latest episode of Here and Now and I think that it's a pretty good show. This new series is about a multi-racial family in Portland. So far the storylines for the characters have been really great.

Reading: I've been reading lots of news articles and blog posts. I think I'm going to accomplish my reading goal for this month.

Listening: Preguntas by Danay Suarez is one of my favorite songs. I say this all the time, but Danay's songs are amazing.

Making: I'm still working on blog posts and really hope that I can get a lot of blog posts done before my baby's arrival.

Feeling: So apparently my wisdom tooth decided that now is the perfect time to start causing me trouble. Luckily, I only have on wisdom tooth and it's crazy that it's causing problems now. I've always heard that it usually causes problems in people ages 17-25. I'm hoping that I can get an appointment soon.

Planning: We already have all the major things that we will need for our baby so now we just have to buy clothing and some other supplies.

Loving: It's been in the upper 60s and I have been loving it. I'm hoping that the weather stays this way because I am so over winter.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Babies R Us Great Trade-In Event

Hooray! It's here! The Babies R Us Great Trade-In Event finally started! You guys have no idea how excited we were for this event.


For every eligible baby gear or furniture item that you trade in, you will receive a 25% off coupon for the purchase of a new item. If you have a "R" Us credit card, then you will receive a 30% off coupon for the purchase of a new item. Also if you do not have an item to trade in then you can get 15% off any one baby item with the coupon. This year, Babies R Us is even allowing customers to receive 25% off eligible clothing purchase if customers donate gently used baby clothing.

Below are the baby gear and furniture items that you can trade in:

  • Bassinets
  • Bouncers
  • Car Seats
  • Car Seat bases
  • Cribs
  • Crib/Toddler mattresses
  • Entertainers
  • High chairs
  • Infant seats
  • Infant swings
  • Jumpers
  • Playards
  • Strollers
  • Toddler/twin beds
  • Travel Systems
  • Walkers
On Friday, John and I decided to trade in some items. We traded in two convertible car seats and purchased the travel system that we wanted as well as a nursery center (playard). The playard that we purchased comes with a mattress pad, full size removable bassinet, changing table, and an electronic soother. In addition to using the 25% coupon on each of the baby gear, we were able to stack our 15% off completion coupon (from our baby registry) on every item that we purchased on that day. So we basically got 40% off our travel system and the playard. 

There was also a really good baby sale going on that was not related to the trade in event. If you make a $75 baby purchase (i.e. diapers, wipes, etc.) then you can receive a $20 Babies R Us gift card. We bought two boxes of The Honest Company diapers, two boxes of Babyganics wipes which were already buy 1, get 1 50% off, and two packs of Pampers Swaddlers diapers. We used several coupons on the baby items and we also received 15% each item that was purchased. 

We saved almost $300 and only spent a little over $500! Since every item we purchased was on our baby registry, we will also receive cash back about 12 weeks after our baby's arrival. 

If you or someone you know is currently expecting a baby, I highly recommend that you check out the trade in event and take advantage of all the baby registry benefits that Babies R Us offers.

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*This is not a sponsored post. I just really love Babies R Us and I was so excited with how much we saved and thought it would be great to pass on some information.*

Saturday, February 17, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

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



1. Shopping for the baby

2. Awesome deals at Babies R Us

3. Preguntas by Danay Suarez

4. Ferrero Rocher chocolates

5. Michael's poem recital

6. Reading

7. Writing

8. Chick-fil-A

9. Naps

10. My boys

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Currently List

Happy Valentine's Day! It's time for another Currently List.



Watching: I love this movie. The storyline was great and I really liked the acting in this film. Have you watched Burnt?

Reading: As usual, I'm reading lots of blog posts. I also picked up A Wrinkle in Time from my local library and can't wait to read it. I think I may have read it when I was a kid, but that was such a long time ago. I thought it would be great to read the book before I go watch the movie.

Listening: Quien Manda by Mala Rodriguez and Rapsusklei is such a great song. It's a older song, but I still love it.

Making: Of course, I waited until the last minute to make Valentine's Day gifts. Luckily, I got them done in time.

Feeling: I've been so busy. I'm still getting a lot of stuff done at the house in preparation for our little one and I'm still shopping for the baby. There's so much stuff that I want and need to get done. I really want to be done by mid April so that I can relax as much as I can before the baby comes. Wish me luck on getting everything done in time.

Planning: I'm planning to write some blog posts for May because I'm planning on taking at least a month off from blogging. It would be great to have some posts drafted and edited so that all I have to do is just schedule the posts and not worry about actually writing anything.

Loving: Normally, I'm not a big fan of flowers, but lately I have been loving them. I think I'm just ready for Spring so whenever I see bouquets, I get really excited. I also have an idea that involves flowers (yea I know another project) and I can't wait to start working on it.

What are you currently up to?

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Day Date at Newk's - Project Life Layout

It's been a long time since I made a Project Life layout so I'm really excited to share this little layout I made.


Last week, John and I went to a new-to-me restaurant called Newk's and it was amazing! If you are ever in Georgia, I highly recommend that you go to Newk's. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious!

To make this layout, I decided to keep things simple. I used two Studio Calico project life cards and some Studio Calico alpha stickers. I used a Freckled Fawn kit and a few other little embellishments to complete the layout.

I really love making simple and smaller layouts. I've noticed that I'm not as overwhelmed with the smaller format and I usually finish the layout in about an hour.

What have you been working on? 

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Friday, February 9, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

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


1. Going to a new (to me) restaurant

2. Amazing deal on baby items

3. Target

4. Day date with John

5. Spending time with my family

6. My curly hair

7. My mami

8. World Gone Mad by Bastille

9. This article

10. The Babies R Us annual trade in event is back!

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Awesome Ladies Project - Book of Me Workshop

Happy Wednesday! I'm so excited to share this really awesome workshop from The Awesome Ladies ProjectThe Book of Me workshop is an amazing year long course where participants share their stories. There is no right or wrong way to complete this workshop. You can choose to use a mini album, a travelers notebook, journal, notebook, hybrid album, photo album, etc. for your individual Book of Me project. The only thing that you have to do is be open and honest with your storytelling.

It took me a while to decide which format I wanted to use for my Book of Me. I thought about my One Little Word and decided that I'm going to use my Moleskine sketchbook for this workshop. Many of you may know that my word for the year is grow. The three main goals that I hope to accomplish this year is to grow as a writer, grow as a creative, and grow as a person. The Book of Me workshop is a fantastic way to help me along the way to my journey of growing.

This month's Book of Me chapter is Currently. You all know how much I love currently lists so I thought it was only right to use a currently list card in this layout. Now you may be surprised to see that I actually made a scrapbook layout instead of something in my sketchbook. However, I do plan to journal in my sketchbook and will share that at a later date.


As for this layout, I decided to document my birthday. Every year, I make a birthday scrapbook layout and I thought it would be perfect to document the things that I am currently doing now. I think it will be great to look back at the things that I was doing on my birthday. 

To make this layout, I used a bunch of items and kits from Freckled Fawn, a pink currently list, and a few other embellishments. I also used a selfie that was taken a day before my birthday (I decided to celebrate all week long). 

Check out The Awesome Ladies Project's blog for more information on how I created this layout, more information on the currently lists, and to learn more about the Book of Me workshop.

Do you plan to participate in the Book of Me workshop?

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.


Watching: I probably should have read the book first, but I did like the movie. I plan on reading the book soon.

Reading: I'm still reading My Friend Fear and I am loving it. I've been taking some notes and answering some of the questions that are in the book. I'm so glad that I found out about this book. I can't wait to share my review soon.

Listening: I just heard This Town by Kygo featuring Sasha Sloan for the first time today. I really like the melody.

Making: I've been working on a few simple greeting cards and I've also been journaling. I got a few new supplies and have been using them on lots of projects.

Feeling: I came up with a crazy idea/project and I am determined to complete it. I'm a bit nervous, but excited to work on it.

Planning: I need to make to make time to work on my project so I have to just sit down and come up with a schedule.

Loving: I'm not a football fan, but I am loving the football memes that are popping up in Facebook.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, February 5, 2018

All About Love Q & A

Happy Monday! I've said it before and I'll say it again: I absolutely love The Blended Blog's monthly questionnaires. This month's questionnaire is all about love and Valentine's Day. I love reading everyone's responses to the questionnaires so I thought it'd be fun to share mine as well.


1. Kisses or Hugs? It depends on the person. With my husband and kids, both. Everyone else usually gets a hug or a wave.

2. Candy or Flowers? Flowers...even though I'm horrible at keeping plants and flowers alive.

3. Baking or Cooking? Baking...always baking. I hate cooking, but I have to do it because...you know I have kids and a husband lol. 

4. Do you remember your first kiss? Unfortunately yes. 

5. Favorite color of roses? White roses

6. Conversation Hearts, Yes or No? No

7. Do you leave love notes? Sometimes

8. Do you decorate for Valentine's Day? Not really, but I do put up the arts and crafts that my kids make. That counts for decorating...right?

9. Red or Pink? Neither...red and pink are not my favorite colors. 

10. Milk, White or Dark Chocolate? Milk chocolate

11. Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes. When I first saw John, I just knew that I was going to marry him. And now look at us! This month will mark 10 years together and in July we will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary.

12. Do you give Humorous or Serious Valentine Cards? Humorous

13. Favorite Chick Flick or Romantic Movie? This is a tough one. I'm not really into romantic movies, but I really love The Age of Adaline, Tristan & Isolde, Sweet November, and West Side Story.

14. Stay In or Go Out? Stay In

*Linking up with The Blended Blog.

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