Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

30 Days Of Lists : September

Are you participating in the 30 Days Of Lists September 2011 edition? I am and I am so excited. I participated back in the spring and loved it so much I had to participate this time as well. You can register on their website here. Each day of September you are given a prompt. Then you journal your list for each day. It doesn't take long and at the end of the month you have a completed mini album. Fantastic!!

Here is my cover page for this month's album and as well a template page I will use to decorate and journal my daily lists on. Can't wait to get started tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thankful Mini Album

Snapshots Mini Album (August Pages)


The original idea for this weekly post came from life love paper .
Thought I'd try it out as well. So here goes:

listening: The Breath You Take - George Straight
eating: nothing yet
drinking: first cup of coffee
wearing: capris & t-shirt
feeling: sick
weather: dull & grey
wanting: to stop being sick
needing: to finish editing my latest photoshoot
thinking: that I hope the girls don't get sick before school starts
enjoying: nothing yet - too groggy
wondering: how our schedule will be once school starts

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


The original idea for this weekly post came from life love paper .
Thought I'd try it out as well. So here goes:

listening: Who Says You Can't Go Home by Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles
eating: nothing
drinking: water
wearing: shorts, t-shirt
feeling: excited
weather: sunny
wanting: to have a fantastic day
needing: it to not rain today
thinking: about how much fun it is going to be watching the girls at Wonderland
enjoying: the girl's excitement
wondering: how much fun we are going to have today

Monday, August 22, 2011

My Best Shot Monday

{weekly intention}

According to Andrea from ABC Creativity :

'Hello Monday Morning! A fresh week. A fresh start. Everything is wide open. Everything is possible.
Before you jump right into your week, take a few minutes to choose where you want to focus your energy this week, to think about what direction you want to be moving in.

Setting a weekly intention is taking some time to pave the way for success, joy and dreams come true to find you throughout the week.
This is not about setting goals or creating to-do lists and working your tail off to achieve them. This is about taking some time to be quiet and still and ask “What do I need this week?” and setting an intention from there to align yourself with that.

Then the real work is to remember your intention and align with it throughout the week.'

My intention for this week is to take in every minute and enjoy the simple things, the simple moments of having my kids with me as they are going back to school in a few weeks. I want to breathe in and enjoy every second with them. I want to always remember how much fun they have on our little trip this week.

Mental Health Monday - Tapes

You can follow along with the Monday Madness Blog Hop on the WordsIn Sync blog.

Do you ever just have these "tapes" that play in your head. Recurring thoughts that you know when faced with facts are not true but that you can't help but always thinking anyways? I've been charting these recently for therapy and was quite surprised to find that they are always the same ones over & over again.

  • I am not good enough.

  • I am a failure.

  • I'll never be a good mom

  • I'm stupid.

  • I'm ugly.

These are the "tapes" that constantly run through my head. My therapist has suggested that when one of these "plays in my head" I need to write it down. Then I need to write down the facts that make it not true such as

  • I try the best I know how

  • No one tells me I'm stupid

  • My girls always tell me what a good mom I am

  • Who judges what's "good enough" it's something different to everyone

Writing these down over & over keep reminding me that the tapes I "play" are not always true. I have thought them for so long that they are imprinted in my head. Just because they are there does not make them true. The more I remind myself of the true facts, the more I am reminding myself that my "tapes" need to be turned into positive ones.

What kind of "tapes" play in your head? And what things do you do to try to do to make yourself believe that they are not true?

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