Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Doodles: My Art

I shared some of my son's doodles here, now I am going to share some of my own!  Drawing is a great way to relax and decompress.  It is also something I can do to relate to my kids, which is always a plus.

This is from a coloring book.  I do enjoy the coloring books, but they are very detailed and take a long time to do.  Quick doodles are more enjoyable for me.

I would love to see your doodles!  Tag me on Instagram if you post a photo of your doodles.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Doodles: Ethan's Art

My son loves to draw.  He is in an art class in junior high.  These are some of the things he has drawn that have really impressed me.  He is so patient, creative, and passionate.  He truly inspires me to take more time to draw.  Thanks for letting me share with you!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Currently: 05.06.16 Kids' Edition

I thought it would be fun to do a kid version of the Currently List.  You can check out my most recent list here.

Watching:  The girls' most recent favorite is Kate and Mim-Mim.  My oldest likes Big Bang Theory.

Reading:  I don't even remember how I came across these books, but I. LOVE. THEM.  Getting kids interested in classic literature is really important to me, and these books are the gateway to this.  The artwork is colorful and playful.  My son loves reading the Jabberwocky book to the girls.  There are more being released later this year that I have already pre-ordered!

Listening:  My son loves his podcasts, and the girls like twirling around to Let It Go.

Making: ...a huge mess!  I love seeing their imagination sprinkled around the house.

Feeling: I could not choose just one feeling.  The girls' feelings seem to roller coaster all over the place daily.  Overall, I believe them to be happy and content, but the emotions do vary widely throughout the day depending on the situation.  You know, like if they asked for triangle toast, and we gave them triangle toast, but it was on the wrong plate.

Loving:  They love our backyard chickens.  They always ask to hold them, feed them, get them out of their coop.

Wearing: The girls are wearing lots of dresses.  They beg to wear dresses daily!  My son is totally into comfort.  He wears jeans and tee (his favorite is a bacon shirt).

Drinking:  The girls love juice boxes and chocolate milk.  My oldest likes hot chocolate.

Wanting:  The girls want sleepovers.  They constantly ask us to sleep in their rooms.  The oldest wants an XBox.

Needing:  Snuggles.  No, wait, that's what I need from them!  They do need time and patience.

Waiting:  My youngest is waiting for her birthday!  It is next month, so for her that means it will take forever to get here!

Dreaming: My oldest is a big dreamer.  He wants to go to a high tech college and create characters for Nintendo.  I love his dreams and I hope so much that he achieves them.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

April 2016 Google Searches

Here is a roundup of some of my Google searches for the month of April:

laughing taffy pie for chickens
chick temps by week
notice without judgment
How do I find my nest entry key
PIV valve
Law enforcement tax deductions
Netflix binge watch
human foosball
norwex dryer ball
when were telephones invented
catastrophe actors
Cat in the Hat ride
pancake shapes
baseball love mug
football love mug
yin yang chicken
western festibal elk grove
essential oils for allergy relief
great wolf lodge garden grove
The Boss movie trailer
elements for the perfect bath
chicken monogram
gold and diamond lips necklace
teach appreciation gifts
best pedometer wearable
ikea picture frame brackets
rose water recipe
swimming pool cover
whirlpool fridge filter
life mapping
sunset beach oceanfront house

Monday, May 2, 2016

Planner Addict: Simplified Planner Love

Back with more planner layouts!  These are from my Simplified Planner.  You can read how I plan here, here, here, and here.  For the last two years I used a medium time planner agenda from Kikki-k (you can see the layout and color here).  I still use it for blogging.  Last year, I purchased the Simplified Planner.  I'm not sure if it gives me planner peace.  I wasn't used to having very much room in the Kikki-k, and now I feel like there is too much room!  So silly.  But more room for decorating!  The paper is good, I use extra fine Sharpies and it doesn't bleed.  I wish the weekends had more space, but I make it work.

Here are a few of my layouts from the Simplified Planner:


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