Thursday, January 29, 2015

Around here

Around here the weather really is all over the place! In the last week we have had temps ranging from -4 to 5. 
Most nights are cold so the car is usually covered in frost in the morning, but then it usually melts during the day. 

So I was taking out the trash the other day and spotted these snowdrops! In January. In Sweden! Crazy early! 

Around here I am sick. Again. Since working with the youngest kids at work I have been sick several times. They say their germs are extra toxic and I suppose they are right! I am over it by now. I have been home laying on the couch for most of the week, coughing and without my voice.

Hot lemon water is my besties and yarn is my Buddy ;) 

Around here my girl is going through a tough time, but we are so thrilled she has  taken up an old hobby! 

Around here my love is getting some new meds for his MS. We are both anxious and troubled to see what this will bring. 

Around here our wedding invitations are waiting to be put in envelopes and send out. I have also made the first decorations for the big day. DIY post coming soon. Can you guess our colors?! 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Project Life 2015 | Week 4

Welcome to week 4 in my PL album! 

This year I am using a 6x8" Sn@p album by Simple Stories. I was gifted the album by my love for Christmas after a hint or two on which one I liked. I love the feel of the smaller sized album! As I have said before, I can´t wait until it is all filled!

The first page mostly represent the first half of the week. As you may guess it was kind of on the crappy side. Sometimes all it needs is a good filler card :)

This week I added a whole page to the spread. I love the photo I took of our lovely tulips and printed it a full 6x8. 

Now I needed to add something to the backside and opted to use part of a doodle page from a fun Coloring book I also got for Christmas. I added a little color (actually just grey and black!) and trimmed the page to fit. 
For the photos I made them into circles in the PicFrame app and just printed them 3x4". I did add a few more words in this week´s spread! Yay! I went with just liting current stuff from the week. Easy peasy!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

OLW 2015 | No2

Inspirational quoten + think less & live more
Link to source

I thought I´d re-visit my OLW for the year, more/less. You can read more about it here! One month into the new year, I have been thinking a lot about how I need to do more of some things and less of others. It is in the back of my mind all the time. I have been taking daily walks after work and it makes such a difference from going straight home. I live 30 seconds from work, so there is really no time to "de-work" for me. But a half an hour in nature is doing wonders!

Another aspect is breathing. I have been taking my deep breathes on a daily basis whenever I feel like things are going out of control. It calms me down so I can Re-focus.

As I am a crafter, I have used my OLW in different projects. Like the banner above. I will have a little DIY post up on making these. I like to surround myself with words and quotes. 

When I have some time I like to write words too! I bought a watercolor brush where I can add water to a little container, making it easier to write/paint more evenly since there is a constant adding of water. It is so much fun! 

So, there is where I am with my OLW right now. I'll be back in February with an update! 

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Project Life 2015 | Week 3

Hurray! I am back to making one hour spreads! When I swithed album/pocket sizes for the new year, I had a hard time figuring out the photos vs. words ratio since I had much less space than before. Week 1 I felt almost stumped and was thinking I had made a mistake by leaving a good system behind. But then I decided that I just needed a new routine, so I plugged through and this past Sunday as I made my week 3 spread it felt really good! Yes!

I opted with not doing very much journaling since the photos talk for themselves and to be honest, I didn´t have that much to say. I do struggle with including more words. I know lists work and "in-review" kind of journaling, so I am trying to use more of those! 

Card from Rachel at Big City Quiet etsy shop.

How do you work when the journaling doesn´t come easy?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Project Life 2015 | Title page

I thought I'd share my 2015 title page for my 6x8" project life album. This year I opted to use the colors of the month over at PLSWE which are teal, grey and silver. The cards I used I printed from the Project Life app. It is so very easy to use and you can buy lots of kits right in the app for a very good price!

These cards are from the Kiwi kit and Amy Tangerine´s One mini kit. I really am pleased about how it turned out and I love the colors! 

Here is a quick look at my first page in January last year. I was inspired by Elise and the way she created her title page! 

I really like to include at least a few photos of us on the title pages. it is fun to see how we evolve. 

Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Around here | Week 3

Around here the weather changes almost from day to day. This past weekend we had a big storm  that destroyed a lot of our woods. The morning after we had a few inches of snow and it kept snowing all day. Then a few days later the temps were up to 5 degrees again. I can´t wait ´til spring!

Around here we are settling in to normal routine with work and school. My daughter started her last semester in Jr high and she needs to make an effort to get some of her grades up to be able to get into the High school that she wants. We are doing homework together and once again I thank God I went to school as long as I did! Math is really the only subject I can´t handle, but thankfully she has a smart dad!

Around here we are getting ready to get the house on the market. This past summer we decided to sell the house and get something else together. It makes sense to start over somewhere else, but I will miss my garden terribly. I do look forward to the changes, it is always exciting to set up house somewhere new. We want to stay on the island ofcourse.

Around here I am working on my first bigger knit project. I hope that it will eventually turn out as a sweater! I am such a beginner, but the pattern (in my head) isn´t that complicated. I love having something to do in front of the TV!

Happy weekend!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Project Life 2015 | Week 2

Hello week 2! Again the spread took a little longer than it has before. I am sure the size is still confusing me! However, I do like the new format and can´t wait to have a full album to flip through.

This (above) is a shot of how the spread looks like when you open the album. I added an insert this week too. I hadn´t planned it, but then we had a big storm over the weekend and I just had to add the story and photos.

When you flip over the insert, you can see the second page of both. I added journaling with my white pen right on the photo for the shot of my new audiobook. I had to have a photo of my very first Studio Calico kit. I just subscribed this month! And my love gave me with the most beautiful bunch of tulips and I swear that photo was Instagrammed within the minute and printed/in this album within 10 :)

I also made a flip journaling card to hold a few words about the awful headaches I had this week. I simply added tape to hold to journaling cards together vertically.

On to the next!