Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays

So I did a digi layout - yay!   It's been a little while since I've scrapped anything digi other than Project 365.  Here's my take on Sketchy Thursday's 3.25.10 sketch:

You can click on the link to see it bigger.   These pictures were taken at my sister's wedding last August by David & Christie Posey of Lexigraphics.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

30 by 30: March Progress Report

So here we are 20+ days past my 30th birthday!  I feel like I am accomplishing a lot, but due to life adding additional challenges, I have not met my full goals quite yet.  Despite not making all these goals by my 30th birthday, I will be continuing to work on this until the end of this year and, I hope, that I will be finished with it much sooner than that!

Three finished now and four in progress.   So far I have completed:

Something Borrowed...
Something Blue... and now
Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton (loved it)

Lots of progress made, here's the list so far...
2. Knit hat for Brian
3. Christmas Cards
4. Scarf for my sister's Christmas gift
5. Reorganize Master Closet
6. Reorganize Guest Bedroom closet (including reorganizing all wrapping paper + wrapping supplies)
7. Decorate (and undecorate) house for Christmas
8. Reclaimed Window Mirror (joint project with Brian.... we love it! Pictured above... now I just need to paint those walls.... and we need to build out our living room alcove.... it never ends!)
9. January 2010 Project 365
10. February 2010 Project 365
11. Office/Craft Room closet -- gut and remodel (helped Brian with building it out)
12.  Reorganize Office/Craft Room closet (once remodel was complete!)
Still in progress:
13. Christmas Elf Hat for my new 2nd cousin Gabriel
14. Mini recipe books for Christmas Cookie Exchange party
15. Reclaimed Window Frame (joint project with Brian.... needs glass too, then it will be a frame for pictures)
16. Gift for Nancy (almost done!)
17. 365 project every month

8/30 watched.  Not a big change since Brian and I both have been working on the projects or traveling when not at work.  And with Brian's irregular hours during winter months in recent years, we only watched one movie in two months.  Yikes!

15/30 made.  Half way is not bad considering I only cook on average once or twice a week!  And I'm a creature of habit... I usually make the same things all the time.

Last, but certainly not least.... the 5k.   I'm glad to say that thanks to the help of my good friend Andrea, I did do a 5k and while I was only a few minutes away from breaking 30 minutes, I know I gave that run 150%.  I'm really proud of my finishing time!  And I'm hoping to try again later this year in November with Andrea to finally beat that time once and for all!!

I'll be back in the next week or so to share about our birthday trips -- Disneyland for my birthday and a biking road trip for Brian's birthday.  We have had a great time in the last few weeks traveling on our weekends!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Project 365: February 2010

Catching up now... February was a busy month for us!

(If you want to see the larger version, just click on it)

And here we are in March already.... and it's halfway over already! Looking forward to getting outside and enjoying the gorgeous weather this weekend to celebrate Brian's birthday. Hope you have a great weekend!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Project 365: January 2010

So I'm happy to be on track with this project. If you haven't heard of it, the premise is pretty simple. Take a picture a day for an entire year. Some take it a step further by putting it to paper in the form of a scrapbook. I have chosen to document two ways. The first is the daily pictures and a weekly summary in a digital scrapbook which I will have printed & bound next year in January. The second is through a monthly scrapbook in paper form which will have a monthly 2 page spread of pics and journaling. I will also do a 2 page spread for any trips, special events and so forth. The entire point being to scrapbook and document more often than I do now.

So here is the first five weeks of pages. I'm still fussing around with a cover. If you want to see the larger version, just click on it!

Have you done project 365? I'd love to see your pictures and/or book if you have!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

30 by 30: The Davis Stampede 5k

Well my birthday has come and gone.... lots of things were accomplished!  Over the next few weeks I'll be catching up my blog as I get caught up.  May take a little longer as I am now blogging for Flamingo Scraps and I'm working hard at getting some projects done in my craft room!

As far as my 30 by 30 goals are concerned, one of my goals was beat my best time in a 5k and, hopefully, beat the 30 minute mark.  My good friend Andrea saw my goal and jumped in to run it with me.  She was a great cheerleader and I'm glad we got to run the race together.  With her pushing me, I got an official time of 33 minutes and 45 seconds!  My best 5k time and now I know that 30 minutes is within my reach if I actually train to run instead of just working out like I do now. :)

Darn flash on the camera always gets me!

So I guess I didn't officially meet the mark on this goal, but I did complete the 5k and push myself to the edge, so I'm going to happily check this one off and next time I will definitely beat that time on the race clock!


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