I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was good and full and productive.
Today officially begins my birthday week…counting down to turning 30. This is my first birthday without my Mom and I wanted to make sure that I didn’t sulk it away. It’s easy to have a pity party, but I think it takes a bigger person to step up and think outside yourself. Even though my Mom isn’t here anymore I still want to make her proud and thinking of others above myself definitely would make her proud. So that’s what I’m choosing to do. Blessing others and thinking of others and doing for others is pretty much always a good idea. This weekend I got down to planning and preparing for my 30 acts of kindness leading up to my 30th birthday. There were lots and lots of lists involved, but at the end of Sunday night I was ready. Let’s do this.
I also worked on some orders. I don’t know if you’ve seen the “Family Rules” prints all over Pinterest, but I’ve always thought about how I would do one if given the chance. And then Trisha in Indiana custom ordered one. She decided on a 16×20 canvas and sent me her color scheme and “rules” and away I went. Thanks so much Trisha.
I also finished this 12×12 “Here comes the sun” canvas for Jennifer in North Carolina. Thank you so much Jennifer…hope your mom loves it.
I also made several gifts and giveaway/auction items for friends. I love to volunteer for giveaway or auction items and when friends ask me to be involved, it’s an honor to be able to donate pieces.
I know several people who are struggling right now with different things…just some hard days…don’t we all struggle? And sometimes it’s just nice to get a little special something to make our day a little brighter. I know God has blessed me with creative juices and I want to share those. I want Him to receive all the glory that He so deserves.
My Uncle Tom’s birthday is coming up and I know my Aunt Linda reads my blog, but I don’t think my Uncle Tom does, so I feel like I’m safe to post these. Mums the word Aunt Linda. I saw a pin on Pinterest where you write on a mug with a Sharpie and then bake it at 350 for 30 minutes. I apparently never pinned it so I don’t have the exact source, but it makes a super easy and sweet gift.
Huddy got busy on his thank you notes for his birthday presents. He was a coloring, thanking machine.
Harper got to spend some time with her sweet friend Mary this weekend. They seriously make for the best playmates ever. Both equally adorable and laid back and sweet…makes for a very easy friendship.
Josh and I splurged on Buffalo Wild Wings Saturday night. So so delicious. Seriously, BW3s would be my request for my last meal. Their dry rub wings are probably in heaven.
The wee Kelleys are funny. They do strange things like line all their pretzels up at snack time or hold a meeting in our closet. I like their quirky ways.
Amon had a big weekend. He got new pacis…which are totally strange. I’ve never seen pacis like this. It makes giving him his medicine easy though…we don’t even have to remove the paci.
And he got the hang of his sippy cup. Oh the watery goodness. He loves it. I think he’s growing up a bit on us. Tear.
I hope your week is amazing. Mine is going to be great…I just know it. Maybe celebrate with me and spread some kindness. You can do it. You’ll be glad you did.