November 26, 2011

My 27th Year

In honor of my 27th Year (yes that's right, I turned 27 on Thanksgiving day...Happy Thanksgiving Birthday to me) I am going to write a post for you all to bear witness to. It's going to be a post about what I want to accomplish in my 27th year. Some days I look back on my 26 years and wonder where they went. I wonder if I did everything God called me to do. I wonder if I could have done more for my family, friends, customers, students, friends, etc. Well my 27th year I want to be a good one. I want it to be one I look back on a year from now and think...yep I did everything I could to make it a great year...I did everything I could to use my God given talents and abilities to help others, better myself, and and better my family. are my goals for the next year (in NO certain order)...

1. Create the prayer journal I keep talking about creating! And pray through it daily. (Like this one I found on

2. Lose 27 pounds (yes 27 because I am now 27)
3. Build my Mary Kay customer base by 50 new faces.
4. Actually finish things on our home to do list (ex: remove bar, tile, refinish railing, re-roof house, etc)
5. PAY OFF DEBT!! I would love to have it completely paid off in a year...but it will still be a few.
6. Grow my hair back out!

Source: via Daphne on Pinterest

7. Complete a Christian Book Study (I start too many and don't finish). I am looking for suggestions!!
8. Teach Elijah a few more signs! (He knows eat, more, all done)
9. Take a Vacation! I have been away from Elijah only ONE night since he was born...I NEED a vacation!

10. Write more letters, cards, thank you's. I love hand written letters (Thank you Grandma Hope) and need to remember to do this more often for others.

11. Do more freezer meals/cooking in general. I am not the best cook or even like doing it but I do LIKE having food in the freezers and like having the accomplished feeling when I do make a good meal.

12. Make more homemade items. Things on my list: homemade bath soap (found some for sensitive skin for E), homemade hand soap, homemade lotion, etc.

13. Exercise More!!

14. Run another 5k! Remember when I did my first one!?! Ha ha! Read about it here, here and here! Why would I do another one? I have NO idea! Well because hopefully it will force me to train!

There are probably plenty of other things I can and should add to my list...but for now that will do. As I actually accomplish them I will keep you all updated!

November 18, 2011

Personalized Gift Idea

Do you need a great gift for Christmas, birthday or another special occasion? Look no further! 

I use to nanny for a family in college (yep way back in the day) and the mom is an author. She started her own business called I See Me! It's a company that specializes in personalized Children's books! These books are great AND Hollywood stars are purchasing them as gifts!! Seriously! Brooke Shields, Courteney Cox-Arquette and Jessica Alba purchase these books as children's gifts!

When I first started as their nanny she just had a couple books, which I sometimes got to get a sneak peek of or give my opinion on, now she has over 14 books along with many gift sets!! 

So, why am I telling you?? Because on Groupon today you can pay just $15 to get $30 to spend on the website toward anything!! That is such a great deal! I can't wait to order E his book for Christmas! Trying to decide which one to buy will be the hard part! 

Anyways, I had to share the deal with you! So here it is...

$15 for $30 Toward a Personalized Children's Book from I See Me!  Purchase the deal  here!!

*This post is completely my own opinion and is not a paid post. I just had to share!

Much to come...

Hi friends! I have not abandoned you...I have much to come for my blog...

Until then...may you find warmth in this cold weather (well at least here in MN)! We are heading to Story Time!

But wait...I will give you a quick sneak peek of some upcoming things...

1. MORE "birthday month" giveaways
2. My adventure in night time CLOTH diapers
3. Some more homemade recipes
4. My 27th year post

See you are already on edge with excitement! :) See you soon...

November 14, 2011


The winner of the First "Birthday Month" Giveaway is Elizabeth Anderson who "liked Life's A Project on Facebook! Bert gets her choice of frame from PerfectlyFramed! Congrats to Bert...and thanks to all who entered!

  • ×1One frame of your choice!
+8entries so far
OVERcontest is over!


Entry #4Bert Anderson
results powered by
contest powered by Rafflecopter.

November 10, 2011

FIRST "Birthday Month" Giveaway...PerfectlyFramed!

I am very excited to announce that my first Birthday Month giveaway is from PerfectlyFramed! My dear friend, Tanya, from my MOPS group started her own home business called PerfectlyFramed. They are hand painted and embellished photo frames. Perfect for one of a kind gifts or that special spot in your home.

Tanya is a mama to two handsome boys! She is on our leadership team for MOPS as the Event Hospitality Coordinator! Fancy title, huh!? 

She is very creative...

Tanya does some great work with her frames! She has a frame for every occasion! If you don't see something you need she can custom make one! 

PerfectlyFramed can be found on Etsy!  

Isn't this adorable!?! I can just imagine a picture of E and his buddies in there!! now on to the giveaway! PerfectlyFramed is giving one lucky Life's A Project reader a FREE frame of THEIR choice!! That's right, if you win, you get to pick a frame out! 

Here is how you enter, thanks to Rafflecopter: 

November 9, 2011

Birthday Month Giveaways

This month is my birthday month! honor of that, I thought I would have a couple giveaways...stay tuned tomorrow for the first one!! It will be picture perfect! *hint, hint*

November 7, 2011

MOPS Monday

Today was our MOPS Monday! We have two MOPS meetings a month. E and I enjoy going to meetings. E gets to play with his buddies in the nursery! Today was Toy and Book Exchange. We came home with a few new books! E is VERY into his books right now...he even sits, flipping threw all the pages, and "talks" like he is reading the books!

How was your Monday?

November 2, 2011

Guest Post at Cloth Diaper Geek!

Yesterday I had the honor of being a guest poster at Cloth Diaper Geek Blog on Homemade Laundry Detergent!

Cloth Diaper Geek

Be sure to stop on over and show your love!