For the background on my One Little Word or Word of the Year posts, read this post. My One Little Word for 2015 came to me … [Continue Reading]
More Frozen party goodness...back by popular demand! My Frozen party and my sister's Frozen party are some of the most … [Continue Reading]
Do you want to build an ice castle? As I mentioned in my Year in Review post, my readers love Frozen. And they/we also love … [Continue Reading]
I love sending Holiday cards. I used to spend hours DIYing Christmas Cards. Then I transitioned to more clever photography … [Continue Reading]
2014 has been quite a year for me personally! Most of my year has revolved around this little man. The first half of … [Continue Reading]
For the background on my One Little Word or Word of the Year posts, read this post.
My One Little Word for 2015 came to me several weeks ago. I initially tried to dismiss it, because it doesn’t sound like a goal at first and could be misinterpreted as not a very noble goal. But the more I thought about it, the more I could see all of the different ways in which this word could inspire me this year.
2014 was a year of many changes and challenges for a family. Through a difficult pregnancy and the challenges of welcoming baby #5 to our already busy and maxed-out family, I found myself repeatedly on the receiving end of acts of service from friends and family. While we were and continue to be incredibly grateful for so much service rendered, I have to admit that it isn’t always comfortable to find oneself on the receiving end of service. I found myself constantly questioning whether we deserved this charity or wondering if those who served us would judge the decisions we had made that had put us in the position of needing help. I really appreciated this article by my friend, Becky, on the importance of learning how to receive well. It is a perspective we don’t often hear. We are always taught that it is better to give than receive. And I don’t disagree. But I think I have interpreted that to mean that I should always be on the giving end of the stick, when in reality, each of us will and should take turns giving and receiving. I hope to learn to do each better.
More Frozen party goodness...back by popular demand! My Frozen party and my sister's Frozen party are some of the most popular posts ever on My Insanity. I've had several requests that I share the printable signs and food labels from the party. So here they are, plus a bonus. I had a couple of these standing signs at the craft area. I put them in the ever-versatile IKEA standing 4x6 picture frames. I used snowflake napkin holders to as place card holders, displaying our food selections--some with clever names--others with informative ones. Here is the new bonus printable: … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
Do you want to build an ice castle? As I mentioned in my Year in Review post, my readers love Frozen. And they/we also love LEGOs. We don't want to just Let it go! Here is a quick fun giveaway that is LEGO and FROZEN in one. Use Rafflecopter below to enter to win your own hard-to-find LEGO Disney Princess Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle Set. a Rafflecopter giveaway Come back tomorrow for my Frozen Party printables! … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
I love sending Holiday cards. I used to spend hours DIYing Christmas Cards. Then I transitioned to more clever photography with professional printing to expedite things a bit. This year was a particularly busy year. I thought about skipping cards all together. But as it often goes with a busy year, it was also a very newsy year. I hadn't yet sent out birth announcements from my baby's birth in July (Yes. He is a 5th child). Even though there wasn't enough time to make it happen for Christmas, I didn't want to wait a full year to send greetings and an update to family and friends. I opted to send a New Year's greeting instead and found the perfect Year in Review Booklette card from Minted. It was a great way to capture the news of the year, in a beautifully designed layout and use lots of photos from a recent family DIY photoshoot in our Arizona desert. One of my new favorite things about … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
2014 has been quite a year for me personally! Most of my year has revolved around this little man. The first half of the year dealing with pregnancy and the second half taking care of a newborn. This child, while delightful, has not been the easiest child, so the quantity of posts on my blog has waned this year, but we are about quality, not quantity, right? And there was still some plenty of insanity going on around here. The biggest posts this year, were actually from other years. Can you guess my new biggest post of all time? My FROZEN party was posted last December, so it hadn't even had a chance to crack the Top 10 when I wrote 2013 in review. Now it has been pinned and viewed more than any other post on my site. We all knew the new Disney movie would be a hit, but who knew it would be a phenomenon? For those of you who cannot get enough of all things Frozen, I am planning on … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyAsPotPie #CollectiveBias I love entertaining (if you haven't noticed yet), but I am becoming more keenly aware of my limitations with baby number 5 and a maxed out schedule. I recently hosted a Comfort Food themed Dinner Party in honor of the Christmas season. Because comfort food brings me tidings of comfort and joy! I wanted it to feel special but relaxed and cozy. I wanted food along the lines of what we ate at the comfort food gourmet dinner I attended and blogged about years ago. But knowing I couldn't do it all, I decided to do what I do best (styling) and outsource the rest. The rest being cooking, and I outsourced it to Marie Callender's pot pies thanks to a blogging opportunity I was selected for through #collectivebias. I hope this post may inspire ideas for your Christmas … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]