Thursday, December 23, 2010

New Year Resolutions

I think I have made my self some pretty good resolutions this year.  Some are pretty simple, but others with be hard as it has to do with changing myself a little bit.

To not get so frustrated when I totally mess up the first time when it comes to something crafty. 
To not eat so much chocolate.
Exercise more that 3 times a week.
Go back to having Family Home Evening every Monday.

Now for the real hard ones.

Shortly after my ex moved in I ended up being forced to give up the things I love.  Things like Family Home Evening, watching the BYU Channel and reading the scriptures.  Having Late Night Movie Night and game night.  These were all things that had to do with the TV not being on ESPN or resulting in him not having his way completely.  So naturally to keep from being hit, things thrown at me or him trashing the house, we were forced to give in his demands.  He tossed out my bible and my book of Mormon because he said just by me sitting peacefully reading to myself was forcing religion on him.  So I am no longer going to allow someone to force me to have to give anything up again.

Growing up I was programed to believe that no one will ever care how I feel, what I want or what I need.  Also that anything I have to say isn't of any importance and no one wants to hear me speak. So my whole life I have never really put an effort to do anything about it when it came to some things.  I have always listened to everyone problems and help them when they needed it.  Yet when it came to my turn majority of the people I have been there for were always too busy.  So gradually I had been working on just not having them in my life.  I have always felt that a real friend is there for you no matter what.  Even when what ever it is you are going through they really can't do anything, but offer words of encouragement.  Further more if I have something to say I will not always keep it myself.  I have a voice and it deserves to be heard, just like everyone else!

So there are my resolutions for this year!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Jumping for joy!

This summer I made some video tutorials and also took pictures for tutorials that can be downloaded.  I put it all on discs so it was all in one place.  Well it disappeared from the craft table.  I found those disk in my daughters room today!  So now i can do my editing and put them up on my website.  So starting this week I will be doing my editing and uploading them as I get them done.

Another thing I am excited about is that an art gallery opened up this month.  It filled with nothing but Thomas Kinkade paintings!  I haven't gone yet, but Alicia and I will be doing that during her Christmas break.

Tonight she has her Christmas concert for school.  We don't have to be there until 6, but I have her getting ready now (4:15) becasue we would be late if she got ready any time later then now.  I am just tired of always having to sit in the back and not even being able to see her.  So hopefully this will be a time I wont be stuck in the back.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Challenges

Getting my scrapbooking done is huge challenge for me.  I am so far behind that is is just pathetic.  So I thought of doing a few challenges for myself.  Last month I hosted 2 challenges on and everyone had a lot of fun.  So I am extending to all who view my blog.

The first challenge is the Out of the box challenge.  I challenge all of you to get those old pictures either out of the box, plastic container, undeveloped rolls of film or any place you have old photos that are stored away being neglected. 

The second on in to "Shop your stash".  I have huge problem with buying all kinds of things and not using it right away.  I see something I like and not have anything in mind for it.  I have things that I bought 10 years ago when I first started scrapbooking.  So I challenge all of you to create a layout with only using stuff that is 6 months or older. 

These challenges are for you to get caught up in your scrapbooking and to get rid of the old to make more room for the new or in my case to just make your stash little bit smaller and more organized.  LOL  If I use it I wont have to spend money on a way to store it.

Have fun and happy scrapping!!!