Monday, January 16, 2012

32 Goals Update


#5. Dress more girly – I’ve been wearing earrings to work everyday since New Year’s, even the day when I couldn’t find my gold pair that would have matched my outfit much better. 

#10. Make a pumpkin pie Done!

#16. Start Project Life – I’ve been slowly working on this.  Slowly because I decided to switch the kit I was working with.  I had decided at first to use Clementine. But then a blog friend was using Cobalt and I thought it looked good so I ordered it.  Well, after putting the weekly cards in I just couldn’t like it enough to use all year. So I put in an order for Clementine so it should be arriving in the next couple days.  Yea!  The good news is that I didn’t pre-date the cards so I’m hoping to pass the Cobalt kit along to someone else to use.  I’ve also ordered a few things to help me along, including some 4x6 multiple picture collages.  PL is my scrapbook for 2012 so I want to include a lot of pictures when I want to. 

#17. Read 20 books – I decided I needed to read The Hunger Games since we can’t keep it on the shelf in the library.  It was ok.  I’m also still plugging away at LOTR: The Two Towers.  It’s pretty slow right now as Frodo, Sam & Sméagol work their way towards Mordor. 

  1. I Still Believe by Jeremy Camp
  2. Middle School Ministry Made Easy (for school)
  3. Courageous (the novel based on the movie)
  4. Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow
  5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  6. 7 Practices of Effective Ministry by Andy Stanley (for school)
  7. The Castle in the Attic (read w/ my 4th graders)
  8. The Hunger Games

#18. Watch 20 movies – I watched two movies this weekend – Something Borrowed & Flypaper. They were both pretty good.  Courageous will arrive this week.  Can’t wait to finally watch Breaking Dawn next month!

  1. The Grace Card
  2. Madea’s Big Happy Family
  3. Little Fockers
  4. 12 Dates of Christmas
  5. Something Borrowed
  6. Flypaper

#23. Make an apple pie – Done!

#25. Build craft armoire – almost done. I finished the painting this weekend and just need to get the doors back on and then load it up with all my crafting goodies.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Send a Card Challenge & Giveaway

UPDATE: Contest is closed. Congrats to Lyndsey on winning $20 to spend at the DaySpring store!

Recently I got the opportunity to review a package of cards from DaySpring. I was very excited when these Peanuts – Encouragement & Friendship cards arrived. They are all super cute and some even have textures added into the design. And something that surprised me about this particular collection is that the envelopes were not white. They were made from brown craft paper. I love colored envelopes. Yes, I’m that girl who stands at a card rack looking for a colored envelope instead of the white one that goes with the card I’m buying. And who doesn’t love Peanuts, right??

Jessica Turner over at The Mom Creative is encouraging everyone to send a “thank-you-for-being-you” card. She’s sending one to her children’s pediatrician. So that got me thinking about who I could send mine to. The other night I was going through some things in my bedroom and found the vintage makeup case that I use to store cards and letters from throughout the years. I had to take a few minutes to go through it. One of those stacks included multiple cards sent to me by my Aunt while I was a freshman at Ohio State. She consistently sent me cards throughout that year. I was 18 years old, away from home for the first time in a place about 25 times bigger than my hometown. Going to my mailbox every afternoon was my favorite time of the day and anytime I got a card or letter it totally made my day. My mom actually got me a mailbox ornament that year for Christmas. I’m glad she did because it reminds me every year I place it upon the tree of all the people who took time to send me a card or letter that school year. I chose to send my Aunt one of these Peanut cards to thank her for her encouragement and thoughtfulness. She’s just one of those people who are really great about sending cards. Like so great that she sent my niece a Halloween card. I aspire to be like her (:

So I want to challenge you to join Jessica & I and the other in(courage) readers in sending a “thank-you-for-being-you” card to someone in your life. Who could you encourage with a card?

Now for a Giveaway, my very first one! Want to win a $20 gift code to spend at DaySpring? Simply post a comment below about a time you’ve received a card that meant a lot to you or who you would send a “thank-you-for-being-you” card to. Want to get another chance to win? Go look around DaySpring and come back here and write a new comment on what you would buy at DaySpring if you won. For a third chance, follow me through Google Friends Connect on the right side of my blog and leave another comment that you did. Giveaway closes on Friday, January 20th @ 5 p.m. Winner will be notified by email.

{I was provided these cards by DaySpring for review. All opinions are my own. Post may include compensated affiliate links.}