Thursday, August 7, 2014

Currently July

As another month comes to an end and already half the year over with... I can say one thing. I'm exhausted but enjoying every moment!! 

For example look at this block schedule. I keep myself pretty organized and thisat least  keeps me somewhat on track as I become the new operations director for a salon


I've been focusing on Emma, family time  olw, project life, work, relaxing, and getting the salon going.. It's pretty much life consuming now and I'll be honest I can't wait to see what the rest of the year goes. 


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Currently- May and June

What's been happening the last couple months? Nothing much really and that's what's great!! A little relaxing was necessary and welcomed. We've really settled into our new routine of work, summer school, and having your grandma as a new babysitter!


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sensory Bins- big/small + pretend play

So I've started making sensory bins for you. It would have been a great thing to be doing for the last couple years, but hey better late then never right?! So how did I get started?!

1. Pinterest! That's right it's the usual starting off point for anything I do. It's seriously the best place to go for inspiration. Everytime I get on there I leave inspired to do something new. 
I just created a board and searched sensory bins in the search. Tons of great inspiration out there. 

2. Organize/sort/toss! I went threw what you had already. I was so stinking tired of all those little toys just laying around. The sensory bins serve a dual purpose- storage and creative play. From here on out I'll probably turn every small toy into a  sensory bin. It's better than this-
I mean really get in there create seperate areas with a focus you can turn the bin into.

3. Purchase containers and fillers! The possibilities here are endless. I went the simplest route for the first bin. I went to search around the dollar store! What a great store for cheap stuff. The total out of pocket for this first bin was $3.19.  <-- what a deal! I grabbed a container and two bags of rice (only used one so technically we are looking at $2.00. For the filler I checked around for some how to color rice tips and found the easiest way was to grab a bag, fill it with vinegar and food coloring, then add the rice and shake, and then set the rice to dry. Super easy but-

** WARNING- the rice stinks!!! I've read about adding essential oils. I will for sure add it next time. I can't stand the smell at all.

4. Assemble the bin!! This was the funniest part. I had separated out some random pink and purple toys I had found. I took Pom poms, bracelets, little bits from a pony book, and some other random pink/purples and added them into the rice filler. 

5. Play!! Yep it was so much fun. With this bin we talked about ponies, eating ice cream, big and small, and pretend play. 




Sunday, May 25, 2014

Currently- March and April


The last two months have been insane! Things in life are finally balancing back out and I'm finding myself able to update things. Most of march and April were such a blur of hectic work schedules, weeks of school, birthdays, wedding events, party planning, and living life that I've been so lost to actually update the blog and document thing. Project life, olw, the blog, and even social media and Pinterest have all but been almost completely forgotten. I try my best not too it just sorta happens when life gets away from you. So let's just get us a nice update of photos to show what's been happening. 









Sunday, March 2, 2014

Currently- February

As we come to the end of another month... I couldnt be happier than to put February behind us. The first two months of 2014 have been a drain on everyone. I think when you try and start on a new path career wise it's stressful, demanding, and a pain in the ass! Atleast at the end of February I'm completely trained and settled into both my new jobs and we should be going strong by the end of March. February has been a big month for you too... You've worked so hard and it's paying off! You met every goal that school set for you and we will be doing a meeting to set new goals (normally wasn't planned until October) that's how well you are doing. You are communicating so well and we are proud. Besides work, school, and daily life not much else happened in February. I'm catching up you project life spread and my olw pages for the album.. Just can't find a black pen to journal.. Oh life we love you.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Currently- January

The first month of 2014 down and I have to admit it was a whirlwind of crazyness. I started the month and one job, then another one that didn't work out, two interviews, and then ending the month with two weeks off. I'm starting February with a new job in a new salon a friend bought. I've love the weeks off to spend time with you tho it's been relaxing and fun. We've been working on you communication which is coming along amazing!! You withdrew a little after time off from school, but being back for a month and have a couple weeks with mom time it's growing! You are reading words, and repeating words back, and a refining your main words! It's fantastic!

So I'm going to be doing my 52 lists project, doing my olw classes for February, and finish up January project life. 
Some photos taken in January!
Daddy+daughter selfie 

Mommy+daughter selfie

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Project Life 2014 January layouts 1st half

So it's halfway through January and I'm still caught up with my project life believe it or not. I don't do weekly like week 1, week 2 etc but I do them monthly or seasons depending on how I feel. So here is the dividing intro into 2014 page-
Used supplies from the sunshine edition project life, the we r memory keepers captured album, and some thickers and wood veneers. It's a design A page protector I just split the 4x6 with a 3x4 card. I didn't sew you'll see in the second page I went back to standard design A look. 
I'm going for clean and minimalistic this month. It always changes throughout the year I just have the clean feel going so far this year. 
Then we have my olw insert which I talked about in my other post. 
The back to that where I used my quote and my mommy+me photo for January. My hope is to capture a mommy+me, daddy+me, and a #selfie every month. 
More olw inserts
My bold intention + strong commitment insert from my olw workshop. 
And my final layout. I have a feeling I'll go back and add some writing on those two potty photos to talk about what's going on. January has been a big month with potty training! We haven't had an accident since the start of the new year.