Friday, April 3, 2015

five on friday

How was your week this week? I froze my girls' cereal for April Fools Day as I said I would. Their reactions were the best. I knew that my oldest 2 would be confused/amused, and I knew that Addy, my 5 year old, wouldn't be as amused. She's at that age where she likes to be the prankster not the one who gets pranked. She threatened to hit me over the head with the frozen bowl of cereal. lol. I promise it was funny and not at all violent. ;)
five on friday (evie's invites)
This week we also sent out invites for Evie's birthday coming up. I went for simple and quick. I bought some cute note cards at Target and stuck the info inside. Sometimes easy is the way to go.
five on friday (evie's invites)
I'm here to share 5 links I came across this week:

1. Because "my favorite way to scrapbook" is "FAST," as well: Elsie Larson's Scrapbook Sunday: Keepin' It Simple.

2. Months ago, I said I wanted join Hope (from Besottment by Paper Relics) for her "Be.Prompted" monthly journal prompts. Though I didn't get around to it, I think I will join her soon. She recently posted her prompt for April. See it here.

3. I'm still reading for 15+ minutes a day. I recently shared tips for reading more books. I came across this helpful article this week: How to Read More: The Simple System I’m Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year by James Clear. Clear says, "I usually wake up, drink a glass of water, write down 3 things I'm grateful for, and read 20 pages of a book. [...] Here’s why I think this pattern works: 20 pages is small enough that it’s not intimidating. Most people can finish reading 20 pages within 30 minutes. And if you do it first thing in the morning, then the urgencies of the day don't get in the way." (Pssst- establish a morning routine).

4. YES! "Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be. -Elizabeth Gilbert." Shared by Jelly Wong. Along the same lines, "Don't ever assume others know what you want. Communicate your needs openly and honestly." Also shared by Jelly Wong.

5. My soul needed this: 20 Things All Mothers Need to Hear by Savannah Marie. "Parenting is a long and winding road with plenty of ridiculous twists and turns. And if you ask any mom, she'll tell you it’s the only ride worth all the trouble."

To note: I tend to link to Lifehack often. It's one of my favorite sites. They cover a variety of topics (the site has many authors) that interest me: productivity, motivation, communication, fitness, health- to name a few.

Hope you have a great weekend! See you Monday. :)

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