Hey Everyone! Hoping your weekend was fantastic! It's been pretty low key around here since it's Dan's work weekend, but that's ok too. I've been trying to go thru closets in the house and bins in the garage so this is a good time to catch up on things. I've been working on trying to thin out and "have less" for some time now, but it seems there is still more to go thru lol I actually really love the feeling of getting rid of things I know we aren't using. I always ask the kids first if it's anything they can use, if not, it's off to the Good will, in hopes that someone else will make good use of them. The only things I struggle with are things that belonged to family. I'm sentimental about that stuff. Luckily the kids are too. Lucky for me anyway. lol Because I'm thrilled when they want it. I'll share more about that at the end of my post.
For now I wanted to share a new little mini album I created with the Fancy Pants Designs "Family & Company" Collections. It's a super cute collection with great papers and fun bit of ephemera. It mades creating a album like this fun and easy. If you want to see how I created it , here is my post on the Fancy Pants Designs blog.
I know Jared and Kate will be doing lots of remolding in their now home, so I thought it would be fun to make them an album with the "before" photos.
As I was going thru things here at our house there were a few things I asked them if they wanted. Kate text back right away, saying they would love them.
One of the things was this old singer sewing machine that was given to me from my Aunt and Uncle many, many years ago. I always had it displayed in the old house, but just never seemed to have a place for it here. So for 17 years it's been in the garage. Kate found a great place for it here in the entry of their new place. She texted me these photos after she got things in place.
It makes me so happy that these things mean something to the kids and that they once again have a place to shine :)
Although I've been going thru things, cleaning and organizing, it's a slow process. I still get tired so easy and my foot is still causing me pain and a lot of swelling. I get frustrated because I get worn out so easily. I have been having a lot of pain in my heel, which I think could be my bone spur flaring up ,but I'm glad I have my appointment with my Orthopedic Surgeon tomorrow so I can hopefully find out more about whats going on.
THIS was defiantly a bright spot in my week. I'm going to see Garth Brooks in October with MY BOYS! I cant even tell you how excited I am. We all have been Garth Brooks fans since the boys were little. ( Dan not as much). So the boys and I are going. I'm excited to see Garth live, but most of all excited for the time with my boys!