This giveaway is now closed!!! Congrats to Tracy V for winning the Project Life goodies!!! Enjoy!
Welcome!!! This blog post received a lot of love and attention and I am so thankful. The reason I shared it was to encourage every reader to be intentional with their summer time and to keep myself accountable to all of my good intentions!
I know that many of you are first time visitors...hello! Thanks to the wildly talented Becky Higgins for sharing my Project Life Summer Bucket List on instagram and facebook. I know many of you are visiting via that link...thank you! I hope you'll browse around my little blog. You'll find delicious recipes, photos of our everyday life, devotionals, and all kinds of other randomness.
As I state in the video below, I will be hosting many other Project Life giveaways this summer. I love the products (way too much) and have more than I could ever use. So, I will be giving a lot away over the next couple of months. You can follow me on Instagram and/or sign up to receive email updates of blog posts using the feedburner over on the right hand side.
So here's my first vlog ever! You're witnessing my randomness in full force! It was fun and weird and quite an adventure! Thanks for watching and make sure to leave a comment to enter into the bigger and better Project Life giveaway!
The giveaway ends June 26th at midnight. Winner will be announced on Friday, June 27th! Canada and US only, please ;)
NEW GIVEAWAY GOODIES!!!! Cards from many core kits and theme kits and even a few tiny square cards from the Just Add Color Kit :)
ORIGINAL POST on May 31, 2014
I truly love my job...and have especially loved teaching in a Christian school this year. My class of 7 have been a joy to teach and I will miss them greatly. I'm already beginning to plan for next year and think about what I'll do the same and what I'll do differently
This girl is so happy it's summer break!!!! I am so ready for some freedom, more time with Karsten, and a chance to do all those things that have been sitting on my to do list for way too long. I have a to do list a mile long and the hopes and aspirations to tackle it one item at a time. I have dreams of having a well balanced, super productive and very relaxing summer.
I know myself...I know that I am really good at creating lofty goals for myself and then falling way short, very quickly. I've been thinking about my goals for the summer and things I want to accomplish as a Mom, Wife, Writer, Teacher, Friend, Photographer, Believer, and all those roles that make me, ME. I don't want to come to the end of my summer and feel that it was a waste of time and/or resources.
Here are some things I want to make sure that happen almost every day this summer:
***"School time" with Karsten. Spend time working on letters, numbers, counting, colors, sequencing, sorting, crafting, etc. Each week I'm planning a theme that will be a basis for our crafts, stories, etc for that week. Pinterest is a fantastic resource with this. I will share my "lessons" once they're more developed ie: not just rambling thoughts in my head.
***Quiet playtime for Karsten. During this time I will work on projects/laundry/chores while he plays quietly in his playroom. **naptime will also be an integral part of each day**
***Outside time with Karsten. Could be in our backyard, at the pool, the park, or an outing to the Zoo.
***Time with friends (a few times a week) Make playdates for K and Mommy time for me...nothing fancy, just time for socialization
I typed up the following list one evening, but then decided to take it one step further.
I took each item on the list and wrote it on a Project Life 3x4 journaling card. I plan on taking a photo (or a hundred) of each activity and will create a mini album at the end of the summer using these journaling cards. I then taped the cards on the playroom wall and added a banner also made out of Project Life journaling cards.
GIVEAWAY-- to be entered to win leave me a comment and tell me what you're most looking forward to this summer! I'll ship to US and Canada! Winner announced next Satuday, June 7th.
A pack of 80+ 3x4 Project Life cards to create your own Summer Fun Bucket List wall and/or album!
Assorted cards from a multitude of Project Life core kits
For those of you who have never heard of Project Life it's a simple way to document life. I've done Project Life for 4 years and love everything about it. Check out the video on the founder, Becky Higgin's, blog for more information. This is not a paid advertisement...Becky doesn't know me, but I'm sure we'd be great friends if we did know each other ;) I'll be doing more Project Life giveaways throughout the summer, so sign up on feedburner to receive my blog updates.