22 October 2014

Workplace Wednesday

The beginnings of a notebook for all things December. A place to write notes. Make shopping lists and lists for Christmas Cards. More photos coming soon!

( I am playing along with Marcy Penner and her weekly Workplace Wednesday Post. If you'd like to play along, just post your photo online and tag it #hfworkplacewednesday)

19 October 2014

This boy?

 He is growing up before my eyes. 15 years olds already. *sigh*

He is taller than I am and he is still growing.

He loves country music and dreams about fast cars.

He is kind and gentle. And he loves his momma.

On the weekend he follows around Alex - learning, working, and laughing.

He's a runner. And a Boy Scout. He loves politics and reading.

I always knew this boy and I would have a special relationship. And we do.

He's my first born. He is the boy that taught me how to be a Mama.

I am so proud of this boy and the man he is becoming.

14 October 2014

Project Life Freebies

Hey friends! It's been a crazy Monday here - how was your day?

Sunday evening I worked more on my Project Life 2014 album. I have completed through July and needed to order prints for August. Being about 6-8 weeks behind is normal for me. I like to let the months activities 'marinate' a bit before I add them to our book.

After I got my prints uploaded to Persnickety Prints I went looking for freebies journaling cards to use for the rest of 2014 and I found some great ones and wanted to share the links to them with you.

The fine print: This list is in no-way all inclusive. I have tried to check all the links I have included to verify they are truly free but in the case I missed one, let me know so I can delete it from my list! Also, this will be a 'running' list of sorts. My plan is to have a freebie post every week to showcase other, new freebies that I have found. Also, go leave these creative people some love & thank them for the freebies. They worked hard to create these & unselfishly give them out for free. Oh, and these are not for resell or copying. And, as always, give the creator of the wonderful stuff you download credit. 

1.  Holly & Co. I love the colors Holly has used - perfect for documenting all things fall.

2. While you are at Holly & Co. make sure you download the set of Project Life cards that coordinate perfectly with Studio Calico's November kit. Such a lovely color scheme! 

3. Smitha Katti has shared a simply stunning Fall journal card set. I just love the whimsy of them! 

4.  Plant Your Story  has created a set of cards that are great the front cover of your album (for this year or for 2015). I will be including one on our front page of our book for certain.

5. Holly Mc Craig put together a set of Christmas cards that would be absolutely perfect for Project Life or December Daily. I am seriously in love with the simple style of these cards. 

Interested in even more Project Life Freebies? Check out here and here for even more awesome printables that I have found on the web!  

06 October 2014

Our Weekend in Photos

Happy Monday! We had a great weekend here - our boys were home and we had some fun things planned.

The weather was perfect for fall - warm with a slight breeze. Perfection. 

On Saturday we met up with PawPaw and his friend, Shirley.  My mom has been gone 9 months and Dad is ready to start putting his foot into the dating world.

Yeah, I am freaking out about it.  Its hard seeing him with someone new - even if he is happy.

The boys met Shirley for the first time and they loved her. Pretty sure the feeling was mutual (atleast I think it was?!?). We all met up at a pottery painting place where everyone picked their own piece to paint. Dad and Shirley each painted a cross, while Ben chose to paint a Texas flag and John chose a shark bank.

Of course I had to get the boys handprints and turn them into turkeys. The running joke in our family is that the boys will be in college and I will still be using their handprints for holiday decorations. Ha!

Then we headed to get some gelato on 6th street. Oh it was so good! Afterwards I had to take the boys to the mall for some jeans . Yeah, that was fun. Or not! 

Sunday was spent doing chores here at the house. Alex and Ben were outside while John and I tackled projects indoors. At the end of the day we were all so tired - but the garage was clean and 2 pieces of furniture were painted for my store at the Nat.

It was a good day.

It was an awesome fall weekend! 

03 October 2014

Five on Friday (Reading Edition)

1. Lets All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs - I  love this book about being brave, having courage and learning to listen to the (sometimes) small voice of God.

2. Interrupted by Jen Hatmaker - There is nothing I love more than reading a book that encourages me to step outside my comfort zone and take a hard look at what I think and believe. This books does just that - and opened my eyes to what I should be doing so others can see Christ in me.

3. Encouragement for Today - this is the devotional book I am reading through. It has easy to read devotionals that don't have a ton of time to get through. Perfect for someone like me who is just getting back into the Word.

4. The Best Yes by Lisa Terkeurst - I have not started this one yet, but I am anxious to. This past year I am beginning to understand thatt.sometimes saying no allows me to say yes to something that is more important. So excited to read this as I have heard great reviews on it.

5. Three Story House by Courtney Santo - I just picked this up today (t was on sale). It has mixed reviews so we will see how it goes. I have read other books by this author and liked those so I am hoping for a repeat performance!

Five books. Three of them opened and actively being read. Two waiting to be started - maybe this weekend?

Do you read more than one book at a time?

02 October 2014

See number 38?

He has my heart.

He is my youngest in age but wise beyond his years. He's an old soul.

He is the smallest on the football field yet has the biggest heart. This is your year to grow, I tell him.

One moment he is arguing with his brother then in the next moment laughing and making jokes.

Saturday mornings? That's our time. He will bring his laptop and come crawl in bed with me. We watch the Food Network while he plays on his computer and I check emails on mine.

This boy? He is picky about what clothes he wears. Name brands don't matter. He just wants the softest tshirt he can find. Holes or no holes, he doesn't care. It's all about how soft it is.

Being your Momma is just so awesome.

YOU are just so awesome.

The photo in this post was taken with my Canon Rebel T3i with a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. T he digital stamp I have used on my photo is from Ali Edwards Digital Brush set: Half Circle Sentiments No. 1. You can purchase it here.

01 October 2014

Hello October!

I have missed you!