Friday, January 28, 2011

The One With Five on Friday

Five things I'm loving today:

1.) This popcorn popper. I absolutely adore my air popper, but it's kind of a pain in the ass because you have to haul it out, clean it by hand, make a big batch, etc. So this would be perfect to just pop in the microwave. It's done in less than 3 minutes and it's as healthy as you want to make it. Looks like it's sold out right now though, boo!

2.) This video. Being a HUGE, life-long Packer fan as influenced by my father, of course I am beyond ecstatic that they made it to the superbowl. My only wish is that my Dad could be here to see it and we were all watching the big game together. But I do know that he has the best seat in the house, that's for sure, and may have had a hand in helping them get there. Next Sunday will be EPIC. For now, please watch the video. You will probably NOT be amused if you a.) are not a Packer fan or football fan in general or b.) have never heard "Like a G6" by Far East Movement. Me, I think it is perfect.

3.) This girls yarn. I have been a long time reader of her blog and Jen hand dyes her own yarn. I have been coveting a skein for weeks. I'm not sure which one to get, she has so many beautiful colors! And she even has PACKER colors, which makes her even more awesome. Visit her etsy shop here.

4.) This owl. Yes, I am still obsessed with owls, even while others may have decided they will go by the wayside for the next cool trend. Me, I can't help but continue to love the little guys. They just make me smile. Found this one in this etsy shop and plan to make him mine very soon. Also, all of her cute critters make me want to learn to crochet even more! I must get on that.

5.) This rug. The boyfriend and I have been spending a lot of time in the past few weeks shopping for furniture and I am obsessing over this rug. I *need* it in my home.

(None of these images are mine and I was not paid or reimbursed by any of these affiliates. YET.:) What are you loving or coveting today?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The One With My New Phone

Yes, I finally joined the rest of the century and got an android phone. This is my LG Optimus....isn't it gorgeous?

I am in love with it! I have downloaded a few fun games, but wondering if anyone has any apps that they love or can't live without? Please share, I would love some tips on fun games or things that make your life easier.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The One With Some Layouts

I went to a retreat a couple of weeks ago and finished 6 whole pages plus a card! I got a ton of inspiration from a certain talented scrapper and was extremely productive. (For ME! One of my friends finished 20+ pages!!)

Monday, January 24, 2011

The One With the Flowers

My amazing boyfriend bought me the prettiest flowers in the whole world last week. And for no other reason than because he loves me!

And then, he bought me OWL potholders from Target. Aren't they the cutest?

I am a very lucky girl! He is so incredible.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The One With Balance

For the last several years, I have followed many scrapbookers and bloggers who choose a word every year and then make that word a large part of their year going forward. I always wanted to participate, but kept putting it off--though I'm not really sure why. Possibly because it was intimidating to me, to choose a word and then focus a year of my life around it. But this year, 2011, I feel like I need a bit more guidance. I feel like 2010 was such a huge struggle each day just to keep it together, to keep getting up in the morning and I want this year to be amazing. I know that I can make it amazing, and I think doing this project will help. So, here's to 2011, may I find balance. Balance between friends, family and my boyfriend; between work and play; between all of my many hobbies.

Picture from Ali's blog. Finding balance isn't going to be easy, but I have no doubt that it's going to be incredibly rewarding.

Did you choose a word for 2011? If you care to share, I'd love to hear!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The One With Some Goals

Well, let me just say 2010 was one of the craziest, busiest, saddest, most hectic years of my life. So, I will not apologize for my lack of blogging, I will just say that I hope to be much better in 2011. I think I can stick with it this year....I'm sure 2011 will be a better year for me. Here's hoping! So, I thought I'd share my goals, since many others on the innerwebs are doing the same and have inspired me.

11 goals for 2011.....

1.) Blog more. I'd like to try for once a week or atleast 4x per month, on average.
2.) Get and stay caught up on reading (and commmenting on!) blogs. I love visiting all of my favorites but don't make enough time to do so.
3.) Finish 75 books this year. My goal for last year was 52 and I made it to 65, so I am upping the ante this year.
4.) Spend more time on Ravelry updating my projects and visiting forums. And PR. I need to get (and stay) caught up there too!
5.) Make up a stockpile of birthday, wedding, sympathy etc and have them ready for special occassions. I always run out of time to make cards for people!
6.) Sell my snowmobile, assorted gear, wedding dress and several other things on Craigslist or Ebay.
7.) Take a trip to two places I've never been before. First up: Vegas in March for my 30th birthday! Can't wait! Not sure yet where the other one will be yet.
8.) Finish 10 knitting (or possibly crochet) projects and 25 scrapbook pages. This will be a large step up from this year, so we will see how well I can do.
9.) Find a new place to live. My lease is up in June and I will definitely be moving.
10.) Teach myself to crochet. And possibly sew. (I have a new, way awesome teacher for the sewing part, so hopefully....!)
11.) Take more pictures.

There you have it! I hope I can accomplish most or all of these things this year. What are your goals or resolutions for 2011? I'd love to hear!