Thursday, December 29, 2011


It's that time again ... time for resolutions, a clean start, a new year. Once again, I'll be participating in One Little Word.

I had to look back on this blog post to recall my past words:
2008: FOCUS
2011: LOVE

And drumroll... my word for 2012: MORE!
I originally was going to go for LESS (stress less, weigh less, eat out less...) but wanted a positive spin on my word, so I'm going with MORE. I decided I want to love MORE, save MORE, move MORE, enjoy MORE, forgive MORE, and live MORE this year.

Since I couldn't even recall my 2010 word let alone remember doing anything with my word in 2011, I decided to make a commitment to making MORE a part of my life in 2012. I joined the One Little Word class, and look forward to documenting my word this year.

Oh ... but that's not all! I also just decided to do Project Life in 2012. I've enjoyed capturing my every day with past projects (Week in the Life and December Daily), but struggle with putting it all together. I want to stress less and document MORE! There are so many awesome Project Life ideas out there - but I'm aiming to just do it with less stress! It won't be perfect, but it will be my life!

Stay tuned to how Project Life and One Little Word impact my year ... maybe I'll even blog MORE in 2012. ;)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tiny Prints

I'm trying to get back in the swing of blogging! I know I've mentioned some cool companies lately, and I'm back with another ... Tiny Prints.

I first heard of Tiny Prints when I was searching for wedding stationery. The quality of the cards is unmatchable and they frequently offer specials for free cards. (Like today! Order a Thanksgiving card for free by using code FREETHX11 at checkout until 11:59 pm (PST) on 11/16/11.)

Tiny Prints currently has a Talent Search Contest going on, where you can enter for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 cash, plus a $500 Tiny Prints gift certificate... a perfect prize just in time for the Holiday season!

In the Tiny Prints Talent Search Contest, they are looking for the cutest photos in the following categories:
· Cutest Baby (From ages of 0-24 months)
· Cutest Kid (From ages of 25 months - 10 years old)
· Cutest Family
· Cutest Couple
· Cutest Pet & Owner

After the entry period is over, they'll open up the contest to the entire Community to vote for their favorites and determine the winners! Hurry... the entry deadline has been extended to November 21st!

You can enter the Tiny Print Talent Search Contest via Facebook or on their website.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A New Kind of Boxed Wine

I had dinner with some girlfriends last week, and was in charge of bringing wine. I brought some Black Box wine ... not your average boxed wine! The wine is award winning - and delicious!

All of the girls liked it - we tried the Cabernet Sauvignon. It was very smooth, easy to drink, with a soft finish. Best part? On sale for $18, for the equivalent of 4 bottles. And since we didn't drink it all, it tastes good for up to a month after opening. Perfect when I want only a glass or two of wine!

I learned about Black Box from BzzAgent, and I'm so glad I did. It's nice to have a new, budget-friendly wine around.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

53 More Days

Yes, it's true - only 53 more days until Christmas! Now I have to start my list of things to do in 7 1/2 weeks: pick up gifts, make holiday plans, send out cards ... the list goes on! Last year, I mentioned how awesome Shutterfly Christmas cards were ... and I'm back to say it again!

In addition to last year's Christmas cards, in the past few months, we've sent some wedding thank you notes and birthday cards out from Shutterfly, and I was super pleased with the quality. Professional cards at a reasonable price? Yes please!

I'm trying to convince Nick that everyone likes photo cards so we can send out some of amazing wedding photographs as cards this year. :)

Shutterfly has an amazing selection of cards, so many beautiful designs. I tend to like the whimsical, fun styles... here are a few of my favorite cards:

(Those last two cards are less than $1.00 each ... can you say bargain!?)

New this year is the option to add greetings to the back of the card ... can they make it any more easy?!

I'm also considering ordering calendars, too - hello, easy family Christmas gift!

Now, watch your mailbox to see which card I ended up choosing! :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Style Me Pretty

I'm so excited ... our wedding is featured on wedding website Style Me Pretty today!

I absolutely love our photos, and our photographer Keri Doolittle ... she's amazing!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Week in the Life

Once again, I'm participating in Ali Edwards' Week in The Life ... only this time, I'm hoping to actually do something with the pictures I take. ;) I printed Ali's daily sheets, have started to take pictures ... and am trying to document more of the every day. Sure my life isn't super exciting right now - but I try to think how cool would it be to see my grandma's life at 33, or my great grandma the month after she was married.

An inspirational quote found on Amy Tan's blog:
"In this world, somehow an ordinary life has become synonymous with a meaningless life. And so often we are missing what is truly important because we are on the quest for what is extraordinary. Not understanding that in our ordinary lives, in the ordinary moments of our lives, is really where we can find the most joy. " -Brene Brown

This is my life, right now ... off to document it.