Monday, May 20

Staying distracted.

 Even before I started having health problems and landed myself in the hospital all weekend I was working on this post. However with a great need to keep my mind distracted I decided to finish this post. I think that if I blog about a few goals I have for the summer it will help keep me accountable to then blog about them and prove I actually completed them.
Right now I am currently on a few pain meds and feeling a little crummy so if at the end of this post nothing makes sense, that is why.

Summer Goal list
Work on Projects:
I'm a sucker for fun DIY projects but the biggest procrastinator and also have no crafting ability. So even though I see things which I love and would love to do, I rarely ever complete a project. So, this brings me to goal #1 for my summer. Finish a project.
With the help of some friends and of course Pinterest here are a few things I would like to do.

 I would very much like to try some of these for my kitchen table. I just love bright and fun colors so I will probably pick a few of my own colors to match my kitchen, yellow of course being one of them and add a little excitement to the place.

Buy the wood plaques at Hobby Lobby for $1, paint and mod podge your photo onto them.. I am so in LOVE with this idea! I so want to do this!

 Next on the list are these really fun frames that I want to hang in our bedroom and or possible on a blank wall by our stairs. I haven't decided exactly on colors or placement yet but I am very excited to see what I can come up with. 

Two tees, cut in half and re-sewn. I love the idea of making two new tops out of two old ones!

 Next will be these extremely fun DIY colorblock tees. I am extra excited about this because one of my best friends has already completed this project and has promised to help me with it. Head over to 1508 Grace to see Bethany's post! She is fabulous at getting things done and being organized. So if I had to bet that any of these projects will get done it will be this one, because I know Bethany will help keep me accountable to do it.
Cook More, eat better

Even before my gall bladder landed me in the ER this weekend I had plans to become better this summer/fall about menu planning and cooking more for my family. I do love to cook, but again am just not very good at being organized and trying new things. recipes scare me, there is just so much that could go wrong and then you are stuck with eating something you hate. My wonderful hubby will eat anything..and never complains about a single thing I fix for him but who wants to waste money on food that won't taste good. I wanted to eat healthier anyways, so now my gall bladder ( or in a few hours the lack there of) will be good motivation to get my act together and take care of myself and my sweet family.

Of course I also have to work on my baking skills as well. I am not a fan of baking and that scares me even more than cooking does. So who do I use as my inspiration on this?
My sweet friend Beth. Let me tell you, this girl can bake. She has made me some of the most delicious desserts. One of my favorites? Her Maple Walnut Granola. Please do yourself a favor and head over to Beth's Blue Plate and look at all her yummy food.

Make Memories
This may seem like a silly goal or even like common sense but with Tanner now in our life Kevin and I want to be very intentional about making memories with him this summer. Even though he is small. 
Another one of my sweetest friends Emily, is always so good about being intentional with her life. She is very good about not wanting this life to pass her by without making the most of it.
At our last Bible study (which included all of the friends above) Emily and her husband introduced the idea of making a Family Mission Statement characterized around your family. They went on to explain that it could be anything you and your family decided but encouraged each couple to type it up and somehow hang it in your home so it is a constant reminder everyday.
Kevin and I have many ideas and have been trying to come up with something. We know that making memories will be included. We want Tanner and any future children to grow up knowing that we loved spending time with them. This is important to both of us. You should probably stop over at Emily's blog to see how cute her family is. I should warn you though, if you take one look at her precious daughter you will never be the same.

Hopefully you will be seeing blog posts throughout the summer/fall with completed goals and fun pictures to prove it.

1 comment:

Bethany said...

You are the cutest. You can do this! I'm excited to see what you come up with and will then share with us! These goals will bring you lots of happiness, as you seek to find lasting joy in Christ while living on this earth, minus one more body part as of today!

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