Friday, September 27, 2013

Kids Morning Chore Chart

My kids, specifically my 5 year old, have a hard time remembering what they need to do to get ready in the morning. Instead of having to tell them and repeat myself all the time, I made this quick little chart in Microsoft Publisher and so far, it is working great! I used washi tape (love that stuff!) to decorate clothespins for each girl so after they do something, they move their colored clothespin from the bottom to the side of the chart. I designed it so that both clothespins could fit on the right side but my girls put their pins on different sides - the pink goes on the left and the purple goes on the right. I like that system better (especially for small fingers) and wish I had centered my chart more but I already had it laminated at an office supply store so it's too late now.

The girls love this chart so much so I'm going to make something similar for their weekly chores.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Project Life beach album using the HSN Dear Lizzy mini kit

Hi there! I have wanted to share projects with you but my laptop died a few weeks ago and I have been waiting for my hubby to fix it. He wasn't able to so I should be getting a shiny new laptop this week. Yay because I've been in withdrawal! I'm using his computer so please excuse the lack of photo editing on today's post but I was too excited about finishing my mini vacation album not to share it with you.

I used the Dear Lizzy mini album kit that came from HSN. I'm not crazy about the pink album for a beach vacation so I will probably switch that out for a different color but for now, it works. I did add in a few other products from my stash - new and old things - but the mini kit worked great and I even have some 3x4 cards leftover since I used the front & back of cards quite a bit.

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions! Click the photos to see them larger. (I left a few pages out for privacy reasons.)

I got the idea for the date written in the sand from a woman in a Project Lifers group that I belong to on Facebook. I love that group - they are full of advice, inspiration and tons of nice women.

These journal cards are a little plain for my taste (specifically that green one on the right side) but by this point, I was running out of steam on this project and just wanted to get it done. 

On the bottom left photo, I used one of the new Project Life Overlays from HSN. I love those!! I highly recommend getting them if they get restocked.

Thanks for looking and let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

I'm linking up with Paper Issues.
I'm also linking up with the Week-2-Week challenge to use a quote card.
Linking up with The Mom Creative for her weekly Project Life link up.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Project Life | Week 24 & 25

I recently got to spend a day with my scrappin' BFF, Amy. I was hoping to get 4 weeks completed but when we get together, we chat too much so I only got 2 weeks done but that's ok. It's progress. I obviously still have some catching up to do but now that my daughter is in school and I only have one home with me, I am hoping to pick up the pace.

Here is Week 24.

Left side. I have a bling fireworks sticker to put on that "This" 4x6 card about my July 4th display but I can't find it at the moment so that will have to wait.

 Right side. I'm not crazy about the "SO" card. I like the card but I don't like how the letter stickers get lost on the arrow washi. I could probably use a lighter part of that washi (not the black arrow) but I doubt I will ever go back and change it. I'm ok with that.

And Week 25

Left side

 Right side

And finally, last week I also worked on a 34-page Shutterfly album from my family's beach vacation last month. I made the new 10x10 size for my mom's birthday present and I got an AMAZING deal on it! These are just a few of the pages. I went simple because I was under a time crunch (my amazing deal was going to expire at the end of the month) but I knew my mom will still love it. She should be receiving it any day now.

The good news is that Shutterfly has another great deal on their photo books starting on Thursday. They will have a $29.99 photo book credit promotion with code SUMMERBOOK. The $29.99 credit is good for a free 20-page 8x8 photo book or you can apply the credit and upgrade to a larger size. The code is valid Thurs 9/5 through Wed 9/11.

Disclaimer: Offer expires 9/11/2013 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for $29.99 off a 12x12, 8x8, 10x10, 11x14, or 8x11 photo book at Offer valid for one-time redemption per billing address. Customer must choose only one of the three offers. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply.

I'm linking up with The Mom Creative Project Life link up.
This post will also be featured on Michelle Bostinelos' Saturday Project Life blog hop this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

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