Saturday, February 7, 2009

{lessons in time}

(note: be sure to read *that's READ, not scroll* ;) all the way to the bottom for a freebie!)

Wow, time flies. Whether you're having fun or not. I must learn how to slow down and enjoy time, or mine will be over before I get the chance!

My planner has been invaluable in keeping track of time. I get so much more done when I can see the whole week laid out in front of me. The greatest feeling is looking at it at the end of the week and seeing all those little checkmarks next to my completed tasks. I promised a free planner to some random winners in my last post (weeks ago, I know!), so these are the comment-leavers I have chosen:

Chris
Melinda
Teresa
Priscilla

That's approximately 10% of the gals who left comments. But because this is so late, I would love for the other 90% (and whoever else actually still reads this blog) to have it 50% off. Just use coupon code planablog for the discount. Coupon is good for the rest of the month. Enjoy!

Despite my lack of updates, I have been enjoying Project 365 this year! January is now over, so I have a few photos to share, for posterity's sake.

A sampling from January:

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I had several favorites. I just can't resist this little face, especially when he dresses up in his sister's jacket!

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Morgan doesn't usually let me snap many candids of her. She hates her smile, and has to preview each photo before I am "allowed" to keep it. This is one I wouldn't let her see. I love it!

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The kids' cousin (once removed, but I won't go there, Kat ;) ) made them each (and me too!) a scarf and hat:

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My girls don't often get along, so it's sweet when they pretend, just for the camera!

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I have a few faves from February so far too(say THAT five times fast... few faves from february, few faves from february, few faves from february...):

My dear friend and I co-hosted a kick-butt Superbowl party. It was such a blast! At the end of the night, I caught Alex sneaking away with all the party favors:

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He also loves dress-up as much as his sisters did. Other favorites? Using the remote to "watch five zero" (channel 50 is the Disney channel here) all by himself.

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I did some much-needed cleanup in my office (sorry, honey, OUR office) and scrap space. Now the open-shelved closet looks much better:

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I attacked the china cabinet in the dining room as well:

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This is my favorite new home decor item:

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Is that not the coolest cooler you've ever seen? This thing looks old and rustic. It has rusty Texas-style barn stars on the top (I made hubby remove the metal deer skull on the front. *shiver*) and the top is hinged to conceal the ice. It stands on 4 legs and acts as a great sofa table when it's not party time. Keeps ice frozen for 5 days straight. And, yes, that is a bottle opener built right in! Is this thing me or what? I found it at the local grocery store of all places, and couldn't resist.

Now that my (I mean our!) office is clean, my creativity is back in full force. I've even been doing a bit of scrapping.

latest layouts





This one was done with my White Almond Kiss kit. I'm really in the Valentine's Day mood!



Don't miss my coordinating freebie! You can get it HERE.



Enjoy!

This one was done with Crissy's awesome new Crush kit.





I managed to use Jen's Darling kit for a non-Valentine layout. The colors were perfect for my photo!





And here is my Jessie girl in her new hat and scarf. I used my re-vamped Truly Modly Deeply kit for this one:





I'm looking forward to a froo-froo, girly, pink, lovey Valentine's Day! Hubby's taking me out, but won't say where (but I have an idea). Here's to love! Cheers!

6 comments:

Martine said...

Thank you for the coupon and the freebie, I'm off to order the planner now.

crissy said...

love your p365 so far!! and, i love it when you scrap!! it's so inspiring.

Martencja Designs said...

Hi Amy!!!
your blog and photos and of course kits :) are fantastic. You are very talented person. So with pleasure I would like to infom you that I've tagged your blog. If you want to check up I invite you to my blog

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Have a nice day

Marta aka Martencja

Chris said...

Oh thankyou so much Amy I can't wait to download the 2009 weekly planner and put it to fabulous use.

I just love all those beautiful designs and these photos are gorgeous. Well done on organising your scrap/office area as well. I am in the process of dong mine it just takes ages as I have such full days at the moment outside the home. Oh well it'll get done......eventually! Thanks again for this awesome prize. Hugs xo

just Patty Anne said...

Well, I'm a couple of days late for the planner coupon...

...and you KNOW if you ever need more inspiration, I have a HUGE messy office/craft room that would RAIN inspiration down for all the organization it needs... hint hint nudge nudge!

The blog and your photos are so stunning and inspiring.

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