HELLO 2018

Hello! A big Happy New Year to each of you!!

I wanted to take time today to say hi. A genuine, sincere, glad you are here with me hello.
My original plan was to sit on my momma’s back porch in one of her comfy rocking chairs, wearing a snuggly sweater, sipping on a hot cup of coffee and recording a video – the first one for 2018. As you can see that DID NOT HAPPEN. Can we say Artic Blast of The South?!?! It was a whopping 19 degrees when I was ready to head outside. Even though her porch is covered and screened in, it was still way to cold to even try and keep my thoughts on point. So, this will have to suffice. To be honest, I am bummed. I really wanted to talk to y’all today.

Okay, so I must ask, with it being New Year’s Day and all – Do you make New Year Resolutions, enter the new year with a plan, have a word or theme of the year, or any of the other things people do come January 1st?

I do. I do a yearly Vision Board and I have a Word of the Year. I have completed a vision board for as long as I can remember – all the way back into my elementary age years. I first heard of and began embracing a word of the year, hmmm…about five years ago now…maybe six. I would have to go back and check to be 100% accurate. I have added a third element to my upcoming year. The church I attend offers mass on Wednesday evenings. I just recently began attending these services and have enjoyed them tremendously (more about that later). It is during this time that the different Saints are expanded upon. I want to complete a special piece of artwork for each saint.

Sometime in January I am hosting another Vision Board Making Class. If you are close by, come join us. Every year we have the best time setting intentions and making life goals together! All the information will be over on Facebook.

So, wanna know what my word of the year is for 2018? Huh, do ya?


Yep, you read it right. My word for the year is BALANCE.

What exactly do I mean when I say, balance.

I need, want and desire balance in all areas of my life.

I can easily become extreme in whatever part of my life I am in now – workaholic, too much parenting (yes, it is possible), too focused on housekeeping, etc. The list goes on and on. I want to find balance and increase the joy I have for life.

In all the areas of my life, I do have joy. But, I want to focus more on being balanced all around. I don’t want the feeling that I am sacrificing being good in one area to feel like I am slacking in another area. I know where I am weak and where I am strong. I want to be more balanced. I want to feel like no area is falling behind, while another area is excelling.

I believe bringing balance into my life will help with –

  • how I tackle my to-do list
  • how I nourish relationships with others
  • how I respond to others
  • the way I feel about myself
  • lessen anxiety and OCD tendencies
  • and just feel good at the end of the day knowing I gave each area 100%.

So, raise your cup of tea, coffee or whatever you are drinking and cheers to practicing balance this upcoming year!

If you have a word or theme of the year, I would love to hear about it. Drop a comment below or chit chat with us over on Facebook.

Wishing you 12 months of success, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of fun, 8760 hours of joy, 525600 minutes of good luck and 31536000 seconds of happiness.

Until next time. 


Can you believe it is mid-November?!

We’ve been having so much fun all year with the Pink Owl Creations Swaps, and I cannot wait to see how we wrap up 2017 with our December Holi-YAY Swap!

Whether you are new to swapping (scratching your head wondering what it is), one that participates a few times a year, or one that jumps on board each and every time, keep reading. 

Each swap is posted as a Facebook Event. The specific details are posted and if you want to join in, just choose GOING and you will receive all the additional information needed.

Ideally one of our fabulous members will have invited you to join us. If you found us on your own, you will be contacted by me and added accordingly. US ONLY participants currently. (If you live elsewhere and are interested, contact me direct.)

The cost of the box of goodies you curate for your partner + shipping. Your package should be valued at a minimum of $10 before shipping. You are more than welcome to spend more on your partner, but it is not to be expected. 

I am not responsible for any flakers. When you sign up remember you are taking a risk. I do my best to prevent this from happening, but of course I cannot make someone send a package.

If you flake out and do not send a swap gift box, you will be forever banned from the group and any future swaps. All group members are made aware of any participant that does not follow through. Many of us are in different groups and you do not want a bad reputation, so please do not sign up if you will not follow through.

Until next time.


Your Holi-YAY! Box will need to include at least 4 winter holiday inspired items. 
1 Edible Treat (ask your receiver about any allergies)
1 card – either handmade or store bought
2 winter/winter holiday inspired items (think winter/holiday colors, themes, etc.)
…you may include additional items and while greatly appreciated it is not to be expected.

Sign up closes at midnight on November 22nd 
Swap Names posted by midnight on November 23rd 
Package to be mailed and received by December 9th 

Please be mindful of mail time. Everyone would like to receive and enjoy their items while in season. 

Post your tracking number when MAILED and post a photo when RECEIVED.
a) This helps us all be accountable for mailing on time
b) We ALL want to see the fun packages that are received! 

I’d be thrilled to have you join us!

Until Next Time,