Tuesday, January 6, 2015

OLW: Embrace!

Good morning friends!!!
It has been a beautiful, crazy month around here. After 3 long years, we were blessed to be able to visit family for the holidays. Meeting new family members for the first time, getting caught up with life face-to-face, getting to hug my Mama after 3 years; needless to say, our Christmas was easily fulfilled this year!
This past year was filled with great change for our family, as we went through a closing of my home daycare in preparation for a cross country move. We than packed up from West Coast to East Coast. A few short weeks after the move, we were given the hard news that My husbands Nana had passed away. Husband began very long hours at work, leaving me alone with little K day upon day. To go from taking care of 6 children daily, to just one little angel each day can make for long days. How easily one can go crazy with the monotony of the day. Sitting alone with little K asleep one day a few weeks back, I was hit with great inspiration.
Why fill the days with busy work and repetitive playtime, when I can EMBRACE this free time and really use it to grow. I taught myself to crochet.I have always wanted to learn guitar. I would love to fill more hours with books, both novels and informative. I yearn to grow my mind and learn more things.
I have chosen to focus on a new thing to embrace every month, sharing my thoughts and learnings along the way! I would love for you to join me each month in this path of growth!
To begin this "movement" I chose to document my word in a layout.
This marks my first project as a design team member for My Scraps and More, the online store that carries a great variety of product, along with an amazing forum with some of the sweetest members around. I used the new October Afternoon line: Public Library, which I am now, officially in love with!
Did I mention that I got a Cameo for Christmas(woohoo). I created a cut background with my silhouette, and backed the design with Fancy Pants Corrugated paper. I loved the look, and need to retake the photo as the weather has been very dreary and dark here the past year.
How super fun is that scribbled circle! I am so happy to share this all with you, and hope everyone is having a beautiful start to their new year!!



  1. So glad you had a wonderful holiday! I love love love your lo! LOVING the colors, the photo and the circle bit!!!!!

  2. LOVE your word!!!!! great page and love the colors!!! such a cool photo too!!!

  3. What a year that has been for you! And 3 years without seeing your mom? That must have been hard. So glad you had a wonderful Christmas. :) Love your word and your page! And how awesome you got a Cameo! Have fun!

  4. Beautiful beautiful post and layout! Inspiring and can relate. So glad you had face to faces. What a blessing that is! Congrats on the DT. Deserved!! Have a wonderful 2015!