Sunday, February 28, 2010

Late on the Program

I keep telling myself that I am going to try to participate in Project 365. So far this year, I have taken one picture and then take a few days off. Well I have taken pictures for the last three days and I think that is a great start to completing the project. By doing this project, I am hoping to take more pictures of who we are as a family, but also improve my picture taking skills at the same time. In the process, I will blog more often. At least that is how the plan is supposed to happen.

So now to my first three days of Project 365:

Day 1/365: February 26, 2010 - Melodye performed in her school's 4th grade musical, The Nightingale. (She is in the silver and blue dress.)

I had to include a close up picture of Melodye. Look at those eyelashes. They are amazing. She is blessed with my eyes and her daddy's eyelashes.

Day 2/365: February 27, 2010 - Maddy stayed the night with the girls. Melodye was reading to Maddy and Brooke. I love when I find them doing this. I need to learn the controls of the camera so I can take this kind of picture without them knowing that I am doing it.

Day 3/365: February 28, 2010 - You know there are girls in the household when you find My Little Pony's in the medicine cabinet.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tutorials on the To-Do List

I am wanting to try the following three tutorials. I thought maybe some of you would like to try these also.

1. A Grocery Cart Caddy - I so need this. I usually end up having the coupons all wrinkled from being held in my hand. Plus the fabric that was used just makes me want to create also.

2. Apple Butter - and homemade on top of that. Mmmmmm I can taste it already. I just need to get the supplies and find a day that I can really focus on doing it correctly.

3. Envelope Clutch - Functional and just so fashionable looking. We are just getting ready to start the envelope system. We will see how it goes before putting the time in to create this.

 ***** I tried to add pictures of each tutorial, but I am getting an error message. Each time I click on the photo icon, I get a message that the link cannot be found. So trust me the links are worth going to and spending time to look at the finished products.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SwagBucks Recommendation

Search & Win

Well, I have been trying out Swagbucks. I wanted to try it out before blogging about it. After becoming a Swagbucks member, I downloaded the Swagbucks toolbar. Now I do all of my searches through Swagbucks. Searching will earn you swagbucks. Most times it is 1 swagbuck but can be higher. Sometimes there are codes that can be entered to earn free swagbucks. The swagbucks can then be traded in for prizes. I am trading my swagbucks for Amazon gift cards. So far I have earned $10 in Amazon gift cards. I have done this in only a few months time while doing my normal searches online. If you are interested go to swagbucks through my referral links so that I will get referral credits. I would appreciate it. I am trying to see how much I can earn towards Christmas presents.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

These stamps are just too cute to pass on sharing. The site is 2 Cute Rubber Stamps.

It think my favorite might be the turtle sundae digi stamp, but that is hard to pick.

The stamps are quite cutesy, but in a good way. Right now the site is offering the first 50 people who follow the site by February 22 through Google Connect a free digi stamp. It has not been posted which stamp will be the free one, but from what I have seen it really won't matter because they are all adorable.

Here are some other favorites:
Owl Miss You ---Oh, I love the glasses on the owl.

Mermaid and Friends---Perfect for those girly girls.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

February Goals

Sorry there are no pictures in this post. My laptop, where I had all of my pictures, had to be rebooted back to factory settings. I am still trying to get things reinstalled. I am getting what I can done without stressing myself out too much.

I have 5 goals for February. They are listed below here.

1. Exercise more than 12 times in the month.

2. Organize scrapbook room.

3. Read at least four books this month. I have really been slacking in my reading and that really makes me sad.

4. Complete a budget and stick to it.

5. Work on February Lady Sweater.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

January Goals Update

Last month I set goals for January and here are the results.

1. Complete Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred ---- Completed 12 days throughout the month, also shoveled snow 2 days which equals 14 days of working out. Almost 1/2 month completed, not the 30 days, but still better than the months before with no workouts. I did lose 8 pounds during January.

2. Do not eat out for the month ---- This was a fail. We went for 1/2 the month, and then things happened that got in the way with us eating at home. The way I figure it 2 weeks is beeter than what we have been doing previous to this.

3. Savings Account ---- did not occur, but we have made the decision that our tax check and any extra pay from tutoring will be going into the savings account.

4. Cleaning and Organizing ---- not bad cleaning wise thanks to my wonderful husband. Organizing did not happen. We both started tutoring twice a week which means that we come home, eat, and get the girls ready for bed. Thank goodness Mel gets her homework done at drama club practice.

5. Work on February Lady Sweater ---- Did not happen at all.

I do like this setting goals for the month, but I think I need more specific goals which are easier to keep track and measure. So now to come up with goals for February.

Blue is For Nightmares

Blue Is For Nightmares (Blue Is For Nightmares, #1) Blue Is For Nightmares by Laurie Faria Stolarz

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Stacey is at boarding school. She starts having nightmares predicting the death of her roommate. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but Stacey has had nightmares before that correctly predicted the murder of someone close to her. The problem is that the nightmares are not as clear as she needs in order to find out who is the villain. Who can she trust?

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