Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year


I have been really wanting to get back into the blogging seeing as I have seriously fallen behind. Unfortunately I can honestly say that I have not done too much crafting lately and that is what my blog originated as, a place to share my craft. I know people say that if you REALLY love scrapping or crafting, you will find a way to fit it into your life but really I feel like I am exhausted by the end of the day! It is my goal to get out of my rut and get back into the swing of things!

Over the summer I was able to create a new scrapping room all of my own, well actually I did create a space in my room for Kayla to sit and create with or without me. I am very fortunate to have this cozy space in my home to do what I love to do. I took a lot of time planning and decorating it and I honestly need to spend some time enjoying it now! Since it is a new year and time to make changes for the positive in our lives, that is what I am going to do. I have this AWESOME table to create at and I am going to plan to set aside a small bit of time each day to creating. It might be a card, a layout, or an actual craft. I can leave it lay and come back to it every day. Who knows, maybe I will get so involved that I will spend hours completing the entire project or layout!!

I haven't spent a lot of time scrapping or crafting but I have been spending a lot of time doing what I call "Blog Stalking"! I have been reading different Blogs and getting ideas for cards, layouts, and photography tips as I "stalk". One thing that really jumped out at me as I have been doing this is Ali Edwards's idea of "One Little Word" I have been thinking a lot of this concept and absolutely LOVE it! For those of you that are not familiar with it, the idea is that you choose a word that you want to spend an entire year working on, it is a word that is only about YOU. For more information, here is the link to Ali Edwards post explaining it way better than I can. I think that the word that I am going to focus on for the year is PEACE. I feel like I keep coming back to this word over and over again as I have been thinking of this concept. I feel like I need to find PEACE within my life and everything around me. Sometimes I feel like I am surrounded in chaos in my day to day life ~ from rushing out in the morning for work, to the craziness at work, rushing to pick up children, and getting Kayla to dance. Home life seems to be as chaotic ~ rushing through dinner, homework, bath, and bed just to get up in the morning and start all over again! So with all of that said, I strongly believe that I can benefit from PEACE in my life. One goal with this concept is that I want to create PEACE through spending time doing things that I LOVE, one of those being scrapbooking/crafting and then also writing. This is also where my Blog comes into play. I want to be better about getting on here and putting things down on "paper", I tend to feel so much better and feel like I can deal with things better when it is out in the open. I am hoping that through many things I can achieve that PEACE in my life that I am looking for. I know this is a process and I am sooo looking forward to this process! I am even hoping to pick up one of those beautiful necklaces featured in Ali Edwards post with my word on it. I think this will help me keep my focus daily even when I am feeling caught up in the chaos, something to ground myself, you know?

Well, since I have rambled on and on here, I am going to step away for the night and head off to my scrap room. I am hoping that I can interest Audrey in a Dora DVD so I can get something started!

Thanks for stopping by!

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