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Year 25.

8 Jun


This week I turned 25. I am a mix of emotions about this one. It feels kind of like a big deal but I know it isn’t a HUGE deal. I feel like this is the age where I thought I would really have it all together. I thought 25 would look different. I feel a sense of urgency to get my butt in gear because 25 sure snuck up on me and I’m sure 30 will do the same. So I have listed 25 things I hope to accomplish during year 25.

1. Read more. For fun.
2. Take more time to enjoy the moment.
3. Worry less.
4. Visit a new place.
5. Learn how to use my sewing machine better.
6. Continue living a healthy(ish) lifestyle.
7. Focus on happiness.
8. Avoid sweatpants.
9. Become more comfortable in my own skin.
10. Listen to more music.
11. Wear something from the back of my closet more often.
12. Reorganize our teeny tiny apartment.
13. Go to the doctor for a physical.
14. Be kind.
15. Tackle project life.
16. Send more packages to friends.
17. Participate in a 5k.
18. Play more.
19. Use more coupons.
20. Take more photos.
21. Cook.
22. Try Zumba.
23. Volunteer.
24. Make a few new friends.
25. Do something that scares me.

I think 25 is going to be a good year.


Resolutions: An Update

22 May

Every year on December 31 I make all sorts of big resolutions. And this year I am actually holding myself accountable for them. That’s right, I’m even following up on the blog so that all of YOU can hold me accountable for them too. I am so happy to report that I have been working on most of my resolutions that I made for 2012. You can read that post here.


Ok, so here it goes, a peek into my progress almost halfway in:

Lose 20 lbs. – This resolution haunts me every year. Especially as I get older, and that darn metabolism of mine just isn’t doing it on its own anymore. I am so so happy to report that I have lost 17 pounds since March and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. It feels so good to be making some progress in this department. Woohoo!

Do something creative once a week. – This resolution seems quite easy and really is most of the time. However, when life gets busy I find it more of a task. Whether it’s working on a project or making plans for a new one I am really finding genuine happiness from this resolution. I love being creative. I have also made plans to begin Project Life after my birthday. Documenting my 25th year. And maybe if it sticks I will end up documenting many other ages in that format also. If you’ve never heard of Project Life check it out here. I will still continue to work on my regular scrapbooks but will document each week in PL. It’s a little intimidating but also very interesting. I’ll keep you updated!

Visit a new place. – Haven’t made any progress on this one yet. Hoping to plan something in the next few months.

Learn to knit. – Hahaha. This one is kind of a joke around here. I was so determined to knit until about.. January 7. Then I gave up. I would still love to learn and have learned some of the basics. We will see how this one pans out before 2013.

Be happy. – Check

How are you doing with your resolutions and goals for 2012?

A Birthday Shout-out & A Summer Wreath!

10 May

First order of business, I have to wish my best friend a very happy birthday. She lives 1,600 miles away and I miss her dearly. She is fantastic and what a true friend really is. Challey is one of those lifelong friends that you can call anytime night or day and no matter how ridiculous you are being she will have your back. I’ve been lucky enough to have her in my life for over 11 years and we have been through many growing pains together. I hope you have a fabulous birthday Challey. I love you!

I feel like such a nerd because I absolutely love to make wreaths. I love it and I don’t care who knows it. I wanted to make a fun wreath for summer on the CHEAP. It’s a common theme most of my projects have. I’m not going to do a tutorial on this because it is very simple. I loved how it turned out so I had to share. Oh and my total cost was $1!! I used a wreath form from the dollar store and cardstock I already owned to make the flowers and banner with my silhouette. If you have one I would highly recommend purchasing the 3D Gerber daisy flower file. It is SO cute. What do you think? Simple…but fun, right?

I’m Baaaack!

3 May

Lately life has been keeping me way busy. Which I really enjoy, but hasn’t left me much time for this little ol’ blog of mine. I feel like I need to get back into the groove. It’s been so long since I’ve hung out in this space and I feel a little guilty about that. Like I just ate a whole carton of ice cream or spent all day watching Real Housewives documentaries.

I am going to be around these parts a little more often and hope you will too! I’ve been working on some fun projects that I can’t wait to share. Check back soon!

Here’s a super cute video for you.

pssst – It’s almost Friday!


8 Mar