Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Goals - A look back

As 2013 comes to a close it is fun to look back and see how I did on the goals I set for myself.

1. Finish reading through the Bible this year. Not finished yet.

2. Do a giveaway on my blog. DONE, in fact, I did 2!

3. Continue to decorate our house. Specially finish the guest room and living room (maybe the guest bath and playroom). Worked on this. The guest room is almost finished and we installed shelves in the game room. Not to mention working on our room a little bit.

4. Meal plan! I did really good at this for awhile and I need to get back to it! It helps us save money and eat healthier. This one comes and goes, sometimes I am good at it, sometimes I am not.

5. With the above, I also want to start eating at the table! Landry will be eating dinner with us this year and I want it to be a family affair. Sadly, we eat most of our meals in front of the TV. EPIC FAIL!

6. Learn how to use my Silhouette machine that I got for Christmas It took me till October to learn, but now I love it! Check out out Christmas photo booth fun!

7. Pay off all student loans! We will still have my car payment, but it won't be far behind. Not done yet, we got off budget and were never able to pay extra towards our loans. We hit a major milestone though!

8. Have people over at our house more often. Maybe throw a dinner party or something. DONE

9. Write hand written notes. Not birthday cards, I mean thinking about you notes I wrote a few, but not like I had hoped to.

10. Get pictures off my computer and into our house. Work in progress

Monday, December 30, 2013

Favorite DIY Project of 2013

As I look into all the projects I want to get done in 2014 I thought this would be a good time to share my favorite project of 2013.

This year Joel and I have done lots of projects around the house. We made our bed and night stands (and by we I mean Joel... post coming soon), we made a corner shelf for the guest room, a cornice for the guest room,  we installed shelves in the game room and we painted our kitchen table.By far my favorite project was the shelf. Main reason being I did it mostly by myself.

things to do with an old door

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Photo Booth Fun

This year we hosted my mom's family at our house for Christmas Eve. I used my silhouette machine to cut out some fun Christmas shapes and what do you know we had a photo booth. It turned out to be loads of fun!

photo booth ideas

christmas eve

christmas entertainment

santa hat

snowman cutout


red lips

santa and elf

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