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The kids look forward to this day every year so they can tell their favorite Star Wars joke – May the forth be with you. Yup, they’re goofy and that’s why I love them! Besides my kiddos, here’s my other favorites of the week.
- A little shopping with one of my daughters
- The book theme party was fun, and now we’ve moved onto the next party – a Cupcake Challenge.
- The King of Attolia. I’m loving this series; probably a little too much. Hopefully now that I finished the book, I can catch up on everything I haven’t been doing to read!
- My writing critique group meeting was great; it’s great to learn from them and have another set of eyes on my work.
- Book Club – I’ll be sharing more of that with you soon.
And as usual, I have some new favorites this week from other awesome blogs!
- Agent Rachelle Gardner shares a great thought about savoring the good stuff in life. It’s aimed at writers, but it applies to us all.
- The Redheaded Hostess shows her Pride vs. Charity journal entry. This would make a great Family Home Evening lesson.
Once you get over your shock that I didn’t have any food links, leave me a comment with your favorites of the week!
April flew by in a breeze of activity. I’ve checked my focus on my word of the year – Nurture. I had to go look up which word I chose, and smiled at how appropriate that word is this year. Despite the busyness and challenges, I feel like I’m on the right path. Here’s how this month sliced!
1 – Book destroyed for our book theme party decorations.
1.2 – Pounds lost in March and another 1/4 inch in my waist!
3 – Recipes added to our Real Food for Real People blog, thanks to my daughter.
7 – Books read! I’ve been a reading machine and I already finished one in May! Court Duel was my favorite for the month.
8 – Scrapbook layouts completed
12 – Projects finished
16 – Blog posts
21 – Days logging my food, 12 were logged on the calorie counting website.
33 – Names added to my PAF (Personal Ancestral File)
590 – Page views for April
How did you slice your month?
I’ve sent out the cute book theme party invitations, and now it’s time to show off the decorations!
There are cute banner ideas everywhere, especially on Pinterest. I ripped a few more pages out of St. Maybe and used my Silhouette to cut letters out of black cardstock for my party banner.
The rest of my decorations were inspired by the Nester and her post 20 Ways to Decorate with Book Pages. I’m not quite as ambitious, so I only used about 4 of her ideas.
First, I made a couple book page bouquets.Then I filled a couple of jars with scraps from my other projects.
I filled a basket with rolled book pages.
Finally, I wrapped one of the gifts in book pages. (Shh – It’s a book!) I pulled out one of my old scrapbooking techniques and made a rolled paper flower out of a book page to make it even cuter!
Remember how I was telling you I wasn’t very fond of the book Saint Maybe and I was going to tear pages out of it to make invitations to a book theme party? I thought you’d like to see how they turned out.
They were super easy to make. I punched a large flower and wrote “Party:” and then printed a definition on the blue paper, cut it out with a scallop blade. After I glued those in place, I just printed the party info on matching blue paper and glued it inside the folded page. I heard from those in the know (the party girl) that everyone thought they were super cute.
One thing I did spend a few minutes doing was to skim each page and make sure it was rated G! I don’t think I would be the only one embarrassed by something inappropriate!