Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Much Needed Me Time

Thanks for the positive comments about my new layout! Someone asked where the link to my 365 Blog is now. That link can be found in two places - on the "Favorite Sites" page (along with a link to our YouTube Channel) and also on the far right side bar, right under the search bar.

This past Saturday I was in definite need of some "me time". It had been a long two weeks of Nick working a lot, including an overnight staff retreat and a 12 hour day on Sunday and Wednesday. Lucky for me, I had an All Day Crop (scrapbooking) lined up for Saturday! From 9am until 10pm (with brief breaks for lunch, dinner and time in the nursery with the boys while Nick attended church) I did some serious scrapbooking. I'm now only about 6 months behind. Whew!

By the time I arrived home shortly after 10pm, I was feeling totally refreshed. Normally I don't look forward to Sunday's, due to how long they seem to me, but this time I wasn't dreading the day ahead. I was looking forward to some play time with the boys in the morning! (Of course, they ruined that feeling by 10am the next day when I was breaking up the 5th fight of the morning and administering what was probably the 12th time out of the day so far.)

Below are some of the layouts I came up with! I'm so glad one of the ladies brought her Cricut to the event - just makes everything so much cooler!

I had a lot of fun using chalk on my pages. I think it especially pops on a black background!
The chalk drawing on the right page is like the giant chalk man the boys' uncle drew on the deck (which you can kind of see on the left hand page).



Amy said...

How do you find the time? I have an almost 2 year old and 13 1/2 month old twins and can't find enough time in the day to do all I need to and want to?

Helen said...

Amy, this past "me time" was very much scheduled. I told my husband months ago that this day was coming up and he would be on kid duty. I also try to get out at least once every other week with some mom friends at night. You need to schedule some "me time" for yourself! You'll feel so much better and less overwhelmed if you do.

Brenda B. said...

Helen - Sweet pages, my fave, the "Summer Fun" spread, and the "Chalk Fun" Spread.

New tip learned, use the "reverse cricut" letters for a page (potty training).

Thanks for the ideas :) I hope you get out more often!

Christina said...

Those are so good. I'm not good at things like that..I just do digital photo/story books online and order them, lol. They do most of the creative work for me! :)
Can you please tell me how to do a navi bar on the top of my blog? :(

Helen said...

Christina, you can pay $3 and have a pro do it :) That's what I did. Hilary at Scrapblog Designs (her link is on my favorite links page) did it. You also can do it yourself, but I'm not sure how to center it or make the background a color (like mine is) by clicking on "Edit Pages" from the Edit Posts page on your blog.

Mackenzie said...

Cool!:) Those pages are cute.

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