Happy New Year's Eve!!!
We are almost done with 2013. I have updated my goals for 2014 on my blog header. I have selected my word for 2014 ~ balance. I want to find balance between work and play, craft time and family time, and most importantly being happy with what I have and living in the moment. I am an introverted person and prefer to stay in my craft room all day or evening. I need to maximize my craft time and get out there into the big world more!!!
When I think of balance, my first thought is:
This would be so cool to be able to do!!!
More realistic for me is:
I would be the cat on the right :)
Today I write my favorite annual post - my best posts of the year!! Sit back, grab a cup of coffee (or Diet Dr. Pepper) and enjoy my highlight reel!! I had to limit myself to no more than projects 3 per month!!
Countdown to Disney at this point we had 9 month to wait!!
Elephant Gift Bag - isn't this a sweet gift bag?!? This was put in my friend's store and sold almost right away!
Every year I make the large signs for our school's Book Fair. I loved the robot theme!!
Love: One Word Challenge This photo was taken at my cousin's wedding - just love it!!
Beach Bum - my three boys on the beach in Mexico.
This is the month I got my Cameo. It was an early birthday present, but it was a few months later that I put my Gypsy down and started learning Cami!!
I can't believe how much Tyler changed from K to 12th Grade!!
We said goodbye to Mike's Grandma Lousie after battling Alzheimers Disease. I saw this picture of her for the first time and just had to scrap it! I wish I had known her back then.
Baseball Wreath This is on my front door - I am a three-time baseball mom and coach's wife and proud of it!
Cupcake Note card Set - aren't these yummy looking!!
Travel Mini Album one of many I sold in Robin's Nest!
Garden Journal - I created some journals for my friend Robin's Store.
Disney Autograph Book pages for our upcoming trip!
Friends Photo Board - inspired by Pinterest!
Easy Money - Tanner finally lost his first tooth at age 7!! I have been waiting a long time to scrap this page!!
Brothers and Best Buds Tanner (my youngest) and Kramer (my oldest) are super close!!
Thank You Cards for the firefighters
In June, Kramer moved out into an apartment....26 days later his apartment building burned down. He was very lucky as he was at work when the fire started and his lower level unit had mostly water damage. He recovered 95% of his things.
It was very surreal watching the firefighters work. I have a much greater respect for those men and women!!
The lower unit on the right was his apartment.
The fire started on the second level balcony and spread to the roof. The roof caved in which let the smoke and flames out. Only two pets died in this fire, many were rescued the next day. One resident was treated for smoke inhalation after beating on everyone's doors to wake people up and get them out.
Baseball Layout Tanner played his first season of select baseball.
Tyler's Senior Season. This was my first layout for Let's Scrap as a new Design Team Member!
Hello Bear this bear was very close to us!!!
Princess Gracie Banner - a special banner for a special little girl!
Caught on Film Tanner hates when I take his picture!!
Cousins I just love this photo of my middle son and my middle niece!
Instagram Mini Album - a great place for those square pictures!!
All About Me a fun layout about me!!
We took Flat Tanner to Disney with us.
Hiking - I just love these pictures of Tanner.
Baby Gift for my newest daycare baby!
Sewing Shadow Box gift for my Step-Mom.
My first ever Split Letter!
My very favorite Christmas Decoration this year is my Sled.
I hope you enjoyed my tour of 2013!! I love reviewing the year and seeing how my crafting changes.
I have stepped down from three of my 6 Design Team commitments. I am currently designing for Frosted Designs, Let's Scrap and The Buckle Boutique. I also guest post once a month at She's A Sassy Lady. I am selling some of my paper crafts in my friend Robin's store (Robin's Nest). I recently was asked to sell my decorated wine glasses in a new Paint and sip wine store called Twisted Vine that opens in February.
I am very blessed and will work on finding my balance!!!