Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shh! It's a Christmas Surprise!

So....I didn't think I would be back for a while, but here I am. With the new year coming up, and me starting to work, I am trying to get as much organization in the house as possible. Let me tell you, it's REALLY easy to do while your house is on the market! (Please note the sarcasm...)

First of all, I have a new set in the store! The Circled Template Set contains 3 temps from the bonanza and a brand new one! Check it out HERE.

The Circled Template

And why I am posting today, I made this chart for us, using One Memory At A Time @'s A Little Bit of This.


It is going to be hung in the middle of our home, right next to the phone, where everyone can see and keep track of what is going on. Every Sunday afternoon, I take about an hour to plan out our week. I figure out what we are having for dinner, what we need from the store, events and such...just do everything to get us organized. Now, I will have it all in one place instead of spread around the house. I also am putting clips on the bottom row to hang pages. I have my chore list(check out if you need one) that will hang there, Kyla's school checklist, then a space for other stuff. I am going to take it to our local education store and have it laminated so I can use dry erase markers.

So, I thought, If I need a place to organize my brain, surely there is someone out in digiland that could use this too. So, here you go! It is a 30 by 20 inch template, and most enlargement places can print this size. I have mine printed at our local Sam's club for about $10.

The Template(numbered 73, which I skipped over before now):


This Download Has Expired! Look for it in the store HERE!

One last thing, I used to have a very simple album set in the store, and have seen some of you make some awesome layouts with it. Unfortunately, when I named it I inadvertently used a trademarked name. As soon as I was alerted to the issue, I removed the album until I had a chance to redo the set and rename it. It is now back and for sale, with a legal name! If you want an easy set for a Christmas or year in review book, here you go:


You can find it HERE, and you can see a beautiful album with it HERE.

I think that's it for today. I have reached a conclusion that I just am not going to predict when I will post again. If I say it will be tomorrow, something happens and I don't post for a week. If I say I won't post for a while, I have all kinds of things to post! For now, I will just say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and I will see you again soon!

PS. I am off to the fabric store to pick up fabric to make the tree skirt in this post HERE. It is too cute an idea to pass up, and I thought some of you might like it too!! Now, let's see if I can get laundry done this week!! :)

Update: I just picked up my poster, had it laminated and hung it. I LOVE IT!!! My next week is already organized and on the wall!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Merry(Almost) Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Where in the world did the last 3 months go??? Poof, and they were gone! My baby is one, our house is still on the market(bah humbug!), I am going crazy making Christmas presents, and I CAN EAT CHEESE!!!

Have you ever gotten in a routine, done really well with it, then something happens and your routine is gone? It seems like that happened with this blog. I was in a great routine making templates, keeping up with everything, then life went haywire in July and I have not been able to get back into a routine with this. IT is driving me CRAZY! I love making the temps, and seeing what you all make with them, and want to do this, but getting back into routine has not been easy! I am going to try to make a big effort to get back into doing this, but it will take a little while. This will probably be my only post between now and Christmas, maybe New Year's.

Is anyone out there going to do project 365 next year? I knew there was no way I would get it done this year with a newbie in the house, but really want to do a "Project 365-2010" album next year. We'll see if that actually happens!

Things have changed a little around our house. With looking at selling our house, the state of the economy, and the housing prices in the areas where we want to live, Jon and I have made a decision. It will take a lot of pressure off him as the sole provider, and I need to do something that gets me out of the house some! It's been 4 years since I became a Stay-at-home mom, and I am craving some other type of mental stimulation. I have wanted for a long time to help parents parent better, learn strategies for a peaceful home, and start their parenting career with confidence. With all that in mind, I am launching Harmony Birth and Parenting Services in January. I am really excited, and will have a link to my website soon. I will be doing pregnancy coaching, childbirth courses, providing doula support during labor, parent consulting, and teaching other classes and such. We will see where this takes us!

Now, Christmas is just around the corner, and I know a lot of you are putting together your 2009 books, so check out the store for some of the great templates you see here:

And here are the freebies I have been promising for a great while!

Template 74:


Template 75:


Template 76:


This Download Has Expired!

Well, that seems to be it for now. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year's. See you very soon!!