Monday, October 31, 2011

Marriage Monday: Remember & Be Strengthened

Remember the positive things in your marital history. Talk about them with your spouse. Remember celebrations (your wedding, anniversaries, birthdays, holidays), vacations, activities, everyday actions in your home where you felt loved, cared for, thought about. Draw strength from these times.

You can find my other Marriage Monday's here.

A shout out to my husband who proposed to me 10 years ago on Halloween night. Here's a picture of us after I said yes. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Pixar Sneak Peak

(This picture was taken in Emeryville California at Pixar Studios in September 2011.)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Micro Scribbles: Affordable Custom Designs

Check out Micro Scribbles for affordable custom designs.

You can see the examples of a woman, bat and reindeer at the different price levels and decide if your image would work into one of those categories. If you're looking for something more, that can be arranged too!

Click around the site and see how the quality, detail and color of each design changes with the amount you’re willing to spend.

Ideas for your micro scribbles needs: :)
  • birthday card
  • an image for blog post
  • spice up your webpage
  • an avatar (twitter, blogging, pinterest, any social media site really)
  • coloring page
  • school project
  • newsletter
  • iron-on (you know you want to stand out with your one-of-a-kind shirts!)
  • stand out advertisement for your yard sale or bake sale
  • scrap booking embellishment
  • tattoo
You can check out tarl's scribbles for your illustration, animation, graphic design or general art needs.

*Different pricing available for businesses and branding.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Marriage Monday: Hand in Hand Combat

Not your ordinary hand to hand combat
Consider holding hands with your spouse when you have a tough decision, disagreement or important matter to discuss. The physical closeness may help you remember to be calm in your approach and understanding in your listening.

There may even be other side effects like keeping your voice at a moderate level, looking each other in the eye, giving each other your complete attention, etc. Can you think of others?

You can find my other Marriage Monday's here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Marriage Monday: Habits to Cut and Habits to Nourish

I'm so glad to be back on track. It's been busy around these parts and I've thought often about you sweet folks who always were so nice to check in on my Marriage Mondays. Here's a quick one for you all to get us going again.

Cut out these seven bad habits and be sure to nourish these seven caring habits.

Deadly Habits:
  1. criticizing
  2. blaming
  3. complaining
  4. nagging
  5. threatening
  6. punishing
  7. bribing

Caring Habits:
  1. supporting
  2. encouraging
  3. listening
  4. accepting
  5. trusting
  6. respecting
  7. negotiating your differences

What are your thoughts?
Would you consider writing one or both lists to use as a visual reminder to cut out/encourage these behaviors in your relationships?

Information from this post was found in
Eight Lessons for a Happier Marriage
by William Glasser , Carleen Glasser

You can find my other Marriage Monday's here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Introducing: Twilight Cliffs Notes (Animation)

Several years ago my husband thought he'd draw a little diddie in his free time. It ended up being a little bit bigger of a project then he intended but personally I think the finished project is pretty darn fun. So if you're interested in seeing a little movie go check out his Twilight Cliff Notes.

(Click title below)

(or click this)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Four by Eight

Eight Things I'm Looking Forward To:
1. Date night with my husband
2. 10 year anniversary (and planning it)
3. Halloween!!
4. Finishing my current read (Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins)
5. The weekend (any in general)
6. Bedtime. Haha.
7. My new church calling! (Primary Secretary)
8. New clothes.

Eight Things I Did Yesterday:
1. Did my run in the rain.
2. Created and wrote a newsletter. From scratch.
3. Killed a spider. You're welcome honey.
4. Read a book.
5. Cleaned and organized my sons room and half of my room.
6. Helped kids with homework. I like it.
7. Took my girls to Hip Hop. (Love that class.)
8. Watched 30 Rock. Hilarious.

Eight Things I Wish I Could Do:
1. Sew fabulous things
2. Travel around the United States
3. Write a book
4. Make everyone around me happy
5. Eat vegetables without gagging. :)
6. Have a girls lunch every week
7. Decorate a house of my own
8. Read faster

Eight Websites I Visit Often:
1. Pinterest
2. Goodreads
3. Facebook
4. Google (g+, calendar, docs, etc)
5. City Library page
6. bank
7. mapmyrun
8. Pandora

Anyone have any fun weekend plans?