Monthly Archives: January 2012



Today I opened an email from Michael’s and it read “Smash Journals are Here!” This piqued my curiosity because I love papery things, lol. So I googled the term and this is what I found:

*Images via Google

They are basically scrapbooks that you “smash” mementos in. It comes with a handy pen that has a glue stick on the other end of it. With this tool, you can simply smash and go. The journals often contain large pockets for storage. The pages contain quotes or oer illustrations. Any takers? I plan to go check them out over the weekend–as if I need another scrapebook, lol

As you can see, I bought one!


34 and Counting


Here is a review of last year’s birthday list of goals and how I progressed:

1.  Go on an adult vacation: Preferably an island–any island! I went to Cancun and had a nice time

2.  Have my baby boy potty trained: He will be 21 months then. Not quite, but he is almost there

3.  Make time to pursue my hobbies: I did start a personal style blog

4.  Decide if I want to attend law school No, I’ll stick to the education industry.

5.  Find a place of worship

6.  Find a great, simple recipe for mac and cheese Thanks to Suzanne, half and half, and cooking creme

7.  A serious relationship: I am lonely: I am dating someone

8.  Make a pink champagne cake Very rich and decadent!

9.  Start/finish my a scrapbook for my mother: I haven’t even started!

10. Gain 10 pounds: In my opinion there is a such thing as being too thin: Hasn’t happened yet

11.  Have a family vacation somewhere where there is a beach–Australia maybe: Maybe next year!

12.  Compliment/encourage someone at least once a day

13.  Pray more

14.  Keep a resilient attitude I think I am pretty good at this, I am still standing.

15.  Read at least 10 good books that are not work related: The Help, Priceless Inspirations, Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So  They Don’t Control You, Power& Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets, The Hunger Games

16.  Manage my time more efficiently

17. Stop and smell the roses

18.  Develop a plan for my debts No plan, I just started paying what I could pay, lol

19.  Be grateful for the smALL things

20.  Consciously choose to forgive those who have hurt me

21.  Finish the Old Testament: 24 more books to go

22.  Take a class–likely pertaining to my career

23.  Cook whatever I want to eat: I’m back to trying different recipes

24.  Start an online business I opened a store on Esty if that counts, however, I haven’t sold anything yet.

25.  Organize the garage I did, but now it needs organizing again, lol

26.  Create a formal will: Shame on me that I don’t have this done by now!

27.  Save more, spend less

28.  Stop using retail as therapy

29.  Exercise patience

30.  Stop taking everything to heart: I’m about 50% better

31.  Laugh more: Sometimes I am such a wet blanket

32.  Be more creative with my wardrobe

33.  Spend twice as much more QUALITY time with my kids: I have gotten better at this, now I just need to find mutual activities that can be enjoyed by my toddler and teenager. It feels soooo weird that I have a teenager!

34. ?