Happy Wednesday! It's a beautiful sunny one here today, even if it is shining over that several inches of snow we received yesterday. Spring will come! (my eternal mantra).
Wednesday's continue to be the day I check-in (or "weigh-in) on how I'm doing with my 2015 goals. Today I was thinking about how I've been trying to be more focused this Lenten season. I've been better with my devotional and reflection time, so that has been good.
I've been dusting off the fitbit and getting back to work on the treadmill (since weather still not cooperating). So feeling pretty good there too...although that is always my area of improvement! If only I loved to workout as much as I love to cook. Sigh.
And I've been spending more time on my crafts and scrapbooking. This has been easy and I enjoy my time creating immensely!! I have also been slowly changing decorations to Spring around here. I wanted to share this little hanger I have in my craft/office room that I just love & changed to a Spring photo. I purchased it through Creative Memories long ago and I don't know that they still have it.
I have it hanging above my little scrapping draft table area and below my shelves. It came with the knob you put up and then hang the framework with the ribbon attached from the knob. It measures about 11x11 inches total and the photo part is 8x8. I have made several of these 8x8 photos from templates they have on www.shutterfly.com. They have different styles, patterns, colors and you choose how many photos you want on it and place them in and then shutterfly ships them to you. I have quite a handful of them now to represent different seasons but haven't made a new one in a while so many of the photos are dated. However, I love looking back at the old memories.
This one is for Spring and it says "Spring has Sprung!" below the photo of my daughter. This picture was from her birthday when she was in 4-k (4year kindergarten) and we brought garden cupcakes to school - which are cupcakes you top with frosting, "dirt" (oreo cookie crumbs), a silk flower and gummy worms.
As you can see I've hung other items from the other little knobs attached.
Here you can get a little idea of the handful of these I have to play around with each season or if the mood strikes me to change to a new picture. I guess it's the little things that bring joy. Lol
In other news, I wanted to share that this is the last day for the journal give-away. I will have my daughter draw a name tonight by 8:00PM central time zone here in the states. So please leave a comment on that post if you'd still like to enter! I'll announce the winners (yep, as in 2 chances to win as I will have runner up goodies) on Friday. Here's a few new peeks too:
Just to remind you of the journal and markers.
another embellished page peek
I told you candy would be involved - mmmmm!
A card to go to the winner that I will leave blank so they may use it as they wish!
The only thing I have left to do is find the little Spring decoration I wish to add. My friend's specialty store is only open certain days of the week and due to Vegas last week I didn't get there. However, I will be going tomorrow so that part of the prize package will remain a surprise! The runner-up will also receive candy and a Spring decoration.
In final news.... I just wanted to share some bits from the Pentatonix concert in Las Vegas last week, as I couldn't get my photo or video to upload and share them this past Monday. Enjoy!
Photo of Pentatonix (or PTX) - acapella group. Check out video below: