Around Here

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Around here, we've had our first snow and this is the fourth snow day in a row. The girls have already tried two different recipes for snow cream and we're going to make cookies today. I'm such a slacker, I didn't even step off the porch to take their photo and I was still rewarded with smiles!

Around here, after Gordon cleared the driveway, I headed to my annual mammogram. This was my first time with the 3D mammogram and I have to say, it was a much gentler experience...if you know what I mean. I've had suspicious reports in the past, which makes me quite faithful in making sure I take advantage of the annual exam and mammogram benefits of our health insurance.

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Around here, I'm working on an organized 2018 and making plans. An easy peasy magnetic bookmark DIY is coming next week, stay tuned. Here's where you can find more tutorials and Filofax posts. If you're a planner girl, too...have you seen these print at home Filofax planner pages sets

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Around here, my birthday is just around the corner, and this tote is on my wish list. Now to decide which pattern, design and monogram style.
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On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for a husband that scrapes the snow from the driveway before he leaves for work, for the privilege of having insurance so that I may get my mammogram screening every year and for my hair appointment today to cover those pesky gray roots.


High Points This Week

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Whenever I think of high points of the week, I remember the "big bang" moments, don't you? But, if it were not for my habit of journaling my grateful thoughts I wouldn't remember the extraordinarily ordinary everyday moments that mean more and make my life MY life and end up being the moments that really count.

Okay, now on to catching up on sharing my December 2018 #30lists mini book. You can see more photos and learn more than you ever want to know about me here.

THE LISTS
List 8 | Songs on Repeat
Our oldest girl sang "Mary Did You Know" at church and our youngest girl captured it on video. Whenever I listen, I get happy tears. I cannot believe that she can sing so beautifully. Of course, her DaDa has an awesome voice so she definitely gets her talent from him. Well, both my girls do, our youngest is quite the singer herself.

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List 9 | Things I Am Grateful For
Okay, so journaling my grateful thoughts is not new for me, it's a practice I'm quite used to. Some days it's as simple as finally getting to the grocery store to buy more of my favorite yogurt for breakfast and other days I need more room, and a bigger journal, to put my heart into it

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List 10 | High Points This Week
The coin envelope already came with the NOTED stamped on the flap, but I added the sticker for my list prompt and then used one of these die cuts to hold the date on my journaling card.

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#30lists December Challenge


The #30lists December challenge is over and I'm still playing catch up with posting my lists.  And can it even be that we're already into our second week of 2018? If you missed my journal set up, how I'm using journaling cards or List 1 now's the time to go check them out.

List 2 | On My Calendar This Month
Because everyone's December calendar is sure to be full, here are just a few highlights:

Hello 2018


Drag image to your desktop and print this 4x6 journaling card, in Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year, and use it for all your memory keeping projects.

Printable Goals List for Filofax + Travelers Notebooks

Projects Lined Notes | part of a 3 sheet set

Personally, I haven't made resolutions in years. But, I do like to set goals and writing them down is a way for me to "remind" myself of my good intentions. If you're the same, print out a sheet or two to tuck inside your planner or journal as personal reminder to yourself make 2018 a very good year.

A few of my goals for 2018 are:
  • read more | I read mostly for pleasure and 2017 was a great year for that. I read more books than I have in a very long time. As much as I love holding a real book in my hands and turning the pages, reading on my Kindle Paperwhite {make a Kindle cover for under $1.00 with my easy peasy tutorial} has allowed me to read and finish more books than ever. And, without those pesky overdue fines from the library because I didn't make it back into town in time! 
  • spend more time outdoors | Being a small business owner responsible for all aspects of making it run smoothly, I tend to spend more time in my craft studio that overlooks the creek than I do outdoors splashing and splashing IN the creek. I must change that, life is too short to work all day without a little play time.
  • date night | I am so often reminded that a little "we" time goes a long way in making our family time all that much better. Too often we think of the family unit and forget that we need time alone together to make it all work.
  • think first, then speak | Yes! I too often speak my mind when I should just allow what is on my mind to remain unspoken.

I have more to add, but they're for my eyes only, wink, wink.