This is List prompt #14 from March 2011 and I chose to write what I love about having boys. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to have daughters. But God chose to bless us with two boys and I don't know motherhood in any other way! From my current perspective as mom to 16 and 18 year old boys, this is what I love about Having Boys:
Learning and Enjoying Boys' Stuff
Being Pampered as the only 'helpless' girl in the family
Having minions to carry all the heavy stuff
Matter of Fact and Non-emotional approach - we don't beat around the bush here!
I get the truth for every question I ask!
The lack of shopping desire and options = Money saved!
Today is the #30 Lists Blog Hop and everyone is picking a list from the Mar 2011 edition to show what we have done with it. The next 30Days of List Challenge is about to begin on 1 Sept and it is a simple challenge of making a list a day for 30 days. List prompts are given and with the community listing and sharing, it's fun and motivating to list along!! You can find out more and sign up here!
And check out the other sponsors and ambasssdors' lists in the Blog Hop following the links below: All of these ladies have awesome ways they capture their lists - amazing mini books, journals, art-journals!
Or you can check out this Facebook post where everyone else is linking in their list from March 2013 for more ideas.
I have been participating in the Challenge since 2013, and am excited to join in as a sponsor this round! I have loved my lists as they are a great way for me to have some journaling and my thoughts captured. Until recently the lists were sitting in my PL or in my phone. Now I have a wonderful project idea! To put them into layouts and collate and print into a Mini Book of my Lists! I'm enjoying this so much! Revisiting my lists and finding photos and putting them together.
I am using templates from Yin Templates 262 Album Set and a new Album Set 451 that I'm sponsoring for all registered participants. Also using Backgrounds from Kaye Winiecki .
Here are some layouts I have done:
Everyone should capture their mini manifesto! How I wish I have this captured every few years over the last twenty! Would be so interesting to see how things have changed! Well this was from Mar 2013 and they are still true for me now.
Yes these are the ways I save money.
How do you?
This was a fun list. When I turned forty, I became much more health conscious and started loving salads and healthy choices, but some things never change!
One item on this list made my hubby laugh out loud. On an average day, I ask him to help with some thing. Or other. Or many others. Haha!
These are very special people in my life. They have qualities I admire because these are what I lack.
This list could go on and on!
July Project 365 - Half Monthly in Reivew Pages
Here are my July Month in Reivew layouts. I'm up to date! These layouts are from Template Sets 317 and 290. I've been doing this since 2012 and you can see how I put them into my project life albums here and here.
I love how I can quickly see what we have been up to every month. I don't always have a photo everyday, so I substitute with movie posters, double up photos from weekends when I have more time to take pictures, I don't sweat it.
You can see I've been to the gym, Jared has been sick, We've been watching movies, eating out with my mom, dressing up for costplay and Racial Harmony day!
More meeting up over meals, an old photo of our oldest when he was a baby shared between us parents recently, a photo of Jared in school sent by his teacher, the drowning of my iphone 5 (gasp!)
July Project Life Pages
And here are my July Project Life pages.
I find stories that I want to tell in more detail and capture them in PL. I tried printing from home this time round. We had bought a Canon MG5670 and the quality was awesome!! ( the photos here are a far cry from the actual as I had to take them in low light before leaving for work).
It was definitely more flexible and I could plan my inserts as I went along. But it took longer and was costlier than printing at our local photo developing place. We'll see!
Made my own month starting card. That's hubby and the beloved puppets for kindie Sunday School that he has been doing for like ten years. Added packaging from linen blankets we got from Etsy that we are loving
That's my mom and me in a photo I love. And then there are these at home shots that are really how we work and relax at home. The stuff of everyday that makes me happy.
And a page from the afternoon spent at CostFest. My boys enjoy this a lot due to their love for Anime. They look cool! I can't really understand the fascination but we can see that the young people there enjoy a camaraderie and there is much mutual admiration and not competition. A spirit of fun and acceptance makes it great!
Free Month Starting Cards
I've used the July Month starting card in this month's PL. And completed the rest of the year's months too. Scroll down to download the July to Dec cards. Jan to June cards can be downloaded here.
You can change the colors to fit your page and decorate them like I did using digital or physical elements!
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