Friday, April 24, 2009

Time for...

Spring cleaning and sprucing up in all areas of my life it seems. That's what I am trying to do and planning to do some more of. That top photo is an actual picture of what my scrap space looked like earlier this week. I got the most recent Scrap In Style "The Drama Queen Collection" and made a mini album {see it here} and a page {see that here} with some of the contents of it. It's full of vintage bits and pieces and has some really unique items in it. You can get your own set of this great scrap/crafting kit by clicking here. I think this is one of my most favorite collections ever!
I also signed up and can't wait to learn some new things in the upcoming blog class that SIS is offering too. A couple of my best friends are teaching this class online; it's called "Bling out your Blog 2.0" (it starts on Monday, but you don't have to 'attend') and they are sure to offer some great advice and fun too, while we learn how to make our blogs more exciting. Mine has needed help since my first post a few years ago! It's about time I kick it up a notch...join me if you want to enhance the features on your own blog, or challenge yourself to start one if you've never jumped in. I promise you it's very easy. This class is going to help you with everything you need to know and more. I'm really looking forward to it. I hope I have something to show you all from it soon too!
My life seems to just keep getting more and more full as the weather gets nicer and nicer here in Michigan. I am doing more pick-up and drop-off's of the kids at school and therapy and having to stay on top of Crew and his ability to get more and more into trouble these days. My blog gets put on the back burner sometimes for a couple of days or more. So when I don't post as frequently, it is most likely due to 'real life' demanding more of me than I have to give. The blog is one of the first things to go.
My email suffers too. So, if you've sent me a note or expect a reply, I should apologize right now. I still read my mail, but more often then not I don't have the time or two hands free to type a response.
I hope that many of you are still praying for Stellan. He still needs healing and his family could use our prayers to ease the burden of all they've been going through for the past month now. Their story helped put my life in perspective when I was awakened by both Bella and Crew a couple of times last night. I was tired, to say the least, but so content and thankful as I thought about people like MckMama (Stellan's mom) who would like nothing more than to sleep in their own bed at night. Like my previous post, it's others hardships that put our 'little dramas' into perspective. Things like spring cleaning become chores to be grateful for- rather than hassles to dread. I am happy to be able to be home and have people to love and tidy up after. Even if it does take me away from other fun stuff. Like blogging.
It's all how you look at it.


harmonysong said...

well said! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!

Seeker of the Narrow Gate said...

Would love to take the blog class - you mentioned you don't have to "attend" - I went on the site - but I was wondering... do you have to "watch" at a certain time or do they email you the class... or do you log in and view it at your leisure? Was not clear about it after clicking on the site... I think your blog is GREAT the way it is... I love the colors... Andrea

Jody said...

Hi Andrea.
I emailed you some more class info. Hopes it helps you out!
Have a great weekend.

Holly said...

Wow your scrapbooking is awesome! Haha your mess looks like mine at times! :P

Rebekah said...

I dont visit your blog to see how fancy it is... I come because you are a sister in Christ, I pray for your struggles and I am encouraged by seeing Gods hand moving in your life. Your life is real and I appreciate how you share.