Friday, September 12, 2014

Love For the Weekend

Source: The Jew in J. Crew
In an effort for you all to know me a little better, as well as spread the love to other bloggers, sites, etc that I enjoy, I will be posting various links every Friday. These links will be whatever I've found interesting, exciting, or what I've absolutely fallen in love with over the past 7-ish days. Enjoy!

Oh. My. Gosh. This woman is my fashion role model! I have loved almost every. single. thing. she's posted on her blog. Check it out, NOW!


And because of said blog, I absolutely NEED this!


This blog has some lovely printable planners, as well as other printables. I may be purchasing one...

I've never made these kinds of cards, but this one really makes me want to start!

And, in case you were wondering about my project for the September Just Two Midwest Girls scrap challenge, you can find that here.

Such a great tutorial on using your Silhouette for hybrid scrapbooking! There's so many possibilities with the Silhouette; it's time for me to explore!

xoxo,
Heather

Monday, September 8, 2014

30 Days of Lists: Week One


I know you all know by now that I AM A LISTER! Any kind of list, I'll write it. Naturally, I just had to participate in yet, another round of #30lists.

I completed my first challenge in March 2013. I made a mini album for the challenge. I completed every list except for two or three. In March 2014, I again made a pretty kick ass mini album. Although, I only wrote a handful of lists in it. I know, somewhere, I have the rest of the lists on sticky notes or Project Life cards. Someday I plan to transfer those "drafts" to the album.

This time around, I am determined to write my lists DIRECTLY in my album EACH day. I made my album really simple. I'm not even going to embellish beyond what's already done. If I had planed to do that, I wouldn't post photos of the lists until it was done, and then I wouldn't write the lists in the album because I wouldn't have time to embellish, so on and so forth. This time, it will be different!

30 Days of Lists Has Begun: Coffee & Pretty Paper

After each week, I will be posting my completed #30lists. 

List One:  Today is brought to you by...

#30lists -List One: Coffee & Pretty Paper

-a work holiday
-Earl Grey
-Criminal Minds binge watching
-couch sitting
-planning
-a little bit of cleaning...

List Two: I can't pass up...

#30lists -List Two: Coffee & Pretty Paper

-anything pumpkin in the fall
-coffee in the morning (or any time of day)
-dessert or candy
-pretty paper
-a date with a friend
-a hug from my husband
-a new book
-a trip to the craft store

List Three:  If I had an extra hour in the day

#30lists -List Three: Coffee & Pretty Paper

I would use that time just for me, doing whatever my little heart desired! It would be an hour of not doing chores or worrying about adult stuff.
...and...
I'd wish for more hours in the day!

List Four:  Projects to finish this month

#30lists -List Four: Coffee & Pretty Paper

-setting up my blog planner
-August Project Life
-Mal's Scotland mini album
-United Way donation basket
*I think that's ambitious enough
-organize papers (apparently not done being ambitious!)

List Five:  Things to nurture this month

#30lists -List Five: Coffee & Pretty Paper

-my marriage
-me: body, mind, and soul
-my Etsy shop

List Six:  Every night before I go to bed

#30lists -List Six: Coffee & Pretty Paper

*how appropriate that I'm writing this in bed...
-tell my husband goodnight, "I love you" --ALWAYS
-wash face
-think of something I am grateful for 
-set my alarm
-sometimes read a book
-fall asleep with the TV on, usually Netflix
-cuddle with Willie

List Seven:  Chores I actually enjoy

#30lists -List Seven: Coffee & Pretty Paper

-laundry (not the putting away part though)
-dishes because it's a mindless task and allows me to daydream
-vacuuming
-I also enjoy chores/cleaning in general when I'm in the mood to do those things

Week One is complete! Make sure to follow me on Instagram (@hsweet12) to see daily #30lists. I post my list every night. If you're playing along with #30lists, please comment below with your blog (if you're posting on your blog) or your Instagram name. I love seeing fellow listers!

Also, check out my Flickr album for pages from my album as well as my completed lists.

Enjoy your Monday,
Heather

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Love For the Weekend

Via Live Life Happy
In an effort for you all to know me a little better, as well as spread the love to other bloggers, sites, etc that I enjoy, I will be posting various links every Friday. These links will be whatever I've found interesting, exciting, or what I've absolutely fallen in love with over the past 7-ish days. Enjoy!

I definitely don't need this, but I really, really, REALLY want it!


I'm pretty sure I'll be using this collection for my Journal Your Christmas 2014 album. Now, if I can keep it to just this collection...


Experimenting with this layout design in my DIY Planner.


Something new is up at the Just Two Midwest Girls blog


Printed out these to start setting up a blog planner!

xoxo,
Heather




Friday, September 5, 2014

Sneak Peek: Just Two Midwest Girls' September Challenge!

JTMG Sneak Peek-September 2014 Challenge

Just Two Midwest Girls released our September challenge! Check it out and make sure to play along! If you linked your August project, the winner is announced in the above post too. See my full project at Just Two Midwest Girls scrap challenges.

xoxo,
Heather

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Currently

I have to tell you guys, life is good right now. I'm just feeling very grateful, excited, and happy!

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WATCHING: Criminal Minds on Netflix...I was so excited when I saw this show finally became available on Netflix! I used to watch it in college when I had cable. But, after graduation, I had to pay for a lot more of my things, so cable went bye-bye. Mr. Sweet and I haven't had cable for 4 years now.
READING: A Time to Kill by John Grisham...I think I've seen this movie, but if I did, it was many, many years ago. I'm looking forward to watching the movie after I finish the book.
LISTENING: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows...my saga of Harry Potter on audio book has almost come to a close. Which is convenient with the timing (more on that later).
MAKING: well, more like attempting to make-Christmas crafts...I'm trying to get ahead with the holiday season, mostly for my Etsy shop.
FEELING: renewed...like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
PLANNING: a major planner overhaul...I'm thinking I may need separate planners for different areas of my life. I know, it sounds crazy, but I've been doing some poking around on the Interwebs, reading different posts about reasons behind multiple planners exclusively for different life areas. Having one planner is just not working. So, I'll be trying out some new things. Don't worry, I'll keep you filled in along the way!
LOVING: the direction my life is going...like I said, I'm feeling very happy and grateful!

Do you guys play along with the #currentlylist challenge? If so, link me up to your post or photo below!

xoxo,
Heather

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

30 Days of Lists Blog Hop!


You guys should all know by now how much I love listing! I am super looking forward to September for another round of 30 days of Lists!

As a way to get more people to get the excitement going-c'mon, you know you want to!-a bunch of us are doing a blog hop. We were asked to pick a list from a past #30lists challenge.

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Weekly Rituals
  • every morning, once at the office, I get myself organized with my planner(s)
  • one load of laundry a day
  • facial mask on Wednesday and Sunday


When I was writing this list, I realized I don't really have weekly rituals. Especially not set days for certain tasks. I don't even have a regular/weekly friend date! I got to change that!

Okay, now go check out all the other lovely ladies who participated in this challenge! All blog posts can be found here.

There's still time to sign up for September's round of #30lists! Play along with us!

xoxo,
Heather

Monday, August 25, 2014

Love For the Week/35

This post is a bit late, but hopefully you'll still enjoy all these links!

via Etsy
In an effort for you all to know me a little better, as well as spread the love to other bloggers, sites, etc that I enjoy, I will be posting various links every Friday. These links will be whatever I've found interesting, exciting, or what I've absolutely fallen in love with over the past 7-ish days. Enjoy!

I've linked a post to Sarah's blog before, in this same blog series. This post is good!

I really want to read this book, especially now that I'm seeing it on Elise Cripe's Instagram feed!

If you've missed what Just Two Midwest Girls have been doing this month, check out this round up post.

This is such a cute idea! Also, I love the name because it's my mom's, even with the "right" spelling!

So excited for one of my favorite memory keepers! I love this new direction she's heading. She reminds me all the time why I started and should continue documenting my stories!

And because I'm on the hunt for the best way to schedule blog posts and basically to run my blog efficiently, I've been scouring the net for ideas. Here's what I have so far.

Have a great week! Come back tomorrow for a fun blog hop!

xoxo,
Heather