Friday, November 30, 2012

Are you ready?

          Is it just me or did November just fly by in a blink of an eye? I can't believe today is the last day of it already seems like it was just last week We were handing out candy on Halloween!! And here we are finishing another month.

          Although I am sad to see another month fly by I am super excited, as you should be too. This month is my favorite and I love all things Christmas!!!  So to celebrate this year I am gonna do a big blogging event. 25 days of Christmas Fun!! I will be posting a craft, a recipe, or simply something about the holiday season that I love!!!

          And to encourage return visits to my blog this coming year I will also be giving away a few things through out the count down. And will also be able to offer some of the crafts for purchase if anyone thinks they would like one.

          I hope it will be as much fun for you as It certainly will be for myself!!! So stay tuned and check back everyday for all the fun to come!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

2/3rds of a year in :)

Nicknames: Kyra Bug, Kyra Boo, Crazy girl, Squishy

Clothing Size: Mostly 6-9  some 12 months

Personality: You are such a happy little girl. You love to wrestle around with mommy and giggle all the time. But you can also be sassy when people aren't paying enough attention to you!!

Things I Could Do Without:  You being so sassy toward your father, and not being able to really do anything without worrying about you screaming at whoever is watching you

Item/Toy We Love The Most: Still the broom probably cuz I need to sweep daily!!

Item/Toy You Love The Most:  Lilia's walker, and the singing frog

Things I’m Loving Most Right Now: Your toothy grin, walking around the house with you, playing tag!

Things You’re Loving Most Right Now:Walking along things and getting into everything around the house. And hanging out with Boe you love dogs!!

The Holidays have been so much fun, Kyra was a butterfly and Eeyore for Halloween, and Than we had thanksgiving with our neighbor the Anderson's it was a great time!! Now Christmas is around the corner and the fun has already started for us!! But more about that later!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Love thine self before others can love you

              Upon having a rough day the other day, I was thinking about how true it really is that you can't rely on others to provide your happiness you have to go out and find it yourselves. This being said you also can't expect others to love you until you love yourself, and if you aren't happy you aren't truly in love with your self (in a non big headed cocky way). This being said I took the time to sit down and think of ways to make oneself happy on your own. I thought up 103 ways!! Some are kind of repeats or more specific of others, and some are more specific to myself but none the less. So in no particular order here is my list:
  1. Meditate
  2. Dance
  3. Sing
  4. Draw
  5. Journal
  6. Yoga
  7. Workout
  8. Paint
  9. Scrapbook
  10. Read
  11. Run
  12. Walk
  13. Cook
  14. Learn and instrument
  15. Sleep
  16. Write
  17. Play Solitare
  18. Volunteer
  19. Clean
  20. Organize
  21. Start a Buisness
  22. Train for an event
  23. Crafts
  24. Decorate
  25. Upcycling
  26. Play Dress up
  27. Practice your hair
  28. Do your makeup
  29. Become a wine conisuer (sp)
  30. Travel
  31. Learn a new skill
  32. Learn a new language
  33. Study other Cultures
  34. Take pictures
  35. Start a garden
  36. Plant flowers
  37. Write a life story
  38. Write a child's book
  39. Illustrate a child's book
  40. Learn to draw animals
  41. Learn to paint with water colors
  42. Deep clean your house
  43. Make an area in your house that is just your own
  44. Drink tea
  45. Day dream
  46. Pedicure
  47. Manicure
  48. Facial
  49. Get a massage
  50. Rearrange your house
  51. Get a job
  52. Remove all debt
  53. Learn Ballroom dance
  54. Write paper letters to friends
  55. Compliment others
  56. Acknowledge your flaws and move on
  57. Get fit
  58. Donate
  59. Teach others
  60. Whiten teeth
  61. Get dressed up and take pictures of yourself
  62. Write down your darkest secrets, and fears and burn them(be better than them)
  63. Forgive and Forget
  64. Pray
  65. Climb your tallest mountian
  66. Make ammends
  67. Read the Bible
  68. Take naps
  69. Be alone
  70. Bake sweets
  71. Fix things
  72. Geocache
  73. Put your feet up
  74. Breathe
  75. Walk away from your anger
  76. Make a collage
  77. Finger paint
  78. Try to copy an artists work
  79. Bike Ride
  80. Roller skate
  81. Shoot Hoops
  82. Eat Ice Cream
  83. Write yourself encouraging notes
  84. Play computer games
  85. Play video games
  86. Build something from scratch
  87. Write down your great qualities and keep it near by at all times
  88. Join support groups
  89. Be present 
  90. Be positive
  91. Color with Crayons
  92. Jump on the tramp
  93. Climb a tree
  94. Sell your old things
  95. Work at a soup kitchen
  96. Win the Lottery
  97. Call your mom
  98. Make-up Jokes
  99. Clean your sheets
  100. Be in another world
  101. Cry
  102. Laugh
  103. Just Be
Just over all know that you are loved if by no one else you are loved by yourself. And if you work on finding the little things in your life that make you happy you will only be happier everyday!! And when you are happier you are more confident and more able to help people on their journey to self acceptance. Take the time to take care of yourself before others. You are the only you you have! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pinterest crafts

          So as most of you know and are fairly familiar with Pinterest has become an addiction that many women around the world can't seem to tear themselves from. This site has things from crafts, to recipes, to cleaning tricks and beyond. There really is something for anyone who cares to look. I tend to find myself on this site more often than even Facebook anymore. Although a lot of the time I tend to just pin and pin and pin and never get the ambition to do any of the crafts there are a couple I have tried...

           The first one was the cleaning chart. Although I don't have a picture of this, it is pretty simple to describe. Basically it is a schedule of things to do each day to keep your house clean. The tasks may seem like such mundane things but done daily you can really keep a tidy home. It also includes a daily task to help pick up the slack around the edges. I have this posted on the pin board in the Kitchen and it really has helped to keep the mess down a bit. Tho I probably should admit I am not and never have been a very organized person. (this i fear I will pass on to my children) So keeping my house clean takes much more than merely sweeping and wiping counters lol. So Sunday's I still tend to find myself doing most the cleaning.

           The second craft that I attempted was Kyra's door sign. Posted all over this site is the suggestion that if you buy either a canvas or a mirror all you need is a little paint and stickers to make this master piece. The basic Directions were to 1. Pick quote, word, or shapes you would like to have on your piece. 2. place these stickers appropriately and than paint over them. 3. Once the paint dries all you have to do is peel off the stickers and VOILA you have a beautiful new sign. It seems really simple and in a way should be. But the problem I encountered was my stickers must not have been sticky enough because unfortunately the paint bled under them a bit and made what should be sharp stars into messy blobs. Which caused more work as I sat with Nail polish remover and q tips trying to regain their shape. Also writing her name was far from working it too bled but was not fixable, and so I had to write it by hand and it certainly didn't turn out as pretty as I was hoping it would. But over all I love the design I made and the effect of the reflective mirror in contrast to the matte pink really is pretty!

What do you think?

And finally the most recent craft I have done from Pinterest is the Menu board!!! It was such a pretty idea, and will be so helpful once I get all the recipe cards written out!!! (haha I should be working on that vs, blogging) But anyways, It was a major up-cycle project that was just as easy as it looked. The originals were done on wood or metal but being craft....well maybe CHEAP haha I chose to use the lid of a pizza box. Follow this link to the original directions if you are interested in doing this project: She has great step by step directions. I did change the clothes pins to giant paper clips as it was all I had on hand. And it will work just the same. Here is my final project (semi final I should say)

What do you think of this one?

Well with the coming month finally be December I am very eager to start doing more and more things with Christmas :) It has always been my favorite Holiday and now that I have a baby to share all the exciting things that the holiday's bring I want it to be even more special!! So I think I will be doing a daily blog with Christmas activities, crafts, recipes, or just simply pictures of what is going on around our house!! You can only imagine the exciting fun things you will be seeing!!  I hope maybe I'll be able to get more people interested in ready my blog...Maybe a new year resolution? Organize the blog? Hmmm....would be cool to have more people interested in what I say :) Any suggestions or thoughts on the crafts I did, and or things to do in the future are encouraged!!!