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Accomplish More! {Tuesday Ten}

With the time change this weekend, many of us had an “extra” hour to accomplish something. What did I do with my hour?

I slept right through it!

But what if we had a couple of extra hours every day? What if I had 26 hours a day to accomplish more?

  1. A couple of years ago, I started making a quilt through an online Block of the Month class. I’m so close to being done! If I had more hours in the day, I would finish my quilt so that I could snuggle up underneath it while napping on the couch.

    All 20 quilt blocks

    All 20 quilt blocks: I have them sewn together, the backing attached and have started quilting about half of the quilt. I need to finish quilting and bind the sides together. Almost done!

  2. Read all the books on my book list! My to-read list at Goodreads keeps growing longer and longer…. Most of all, I want to read all the stories in my new anthology that was just released yesterday: Clash of the Couples! I’ve only had time to read a couple of stories, and they are hilarious!
  3. Write more. I’d love to submit more stories to other anthologies, and maybe (gulp) write my own book.
  4. Do my nails. I like having nice nails, but rarely have time to give myself a manicure. Last Thursday, Ed gave me a little time to put on my new Jamberries! It was nice to lock myself in the bathroom for 30 minutes.

    Mint Chevron Jamberries

    Mint Chevron Jamberries

  5. Snack more…let’s face it, I’ll get hungrier with 26 hours in a day.
  6. And so, I’ll need to work out more. My new gym is open 24 hours a day, so that will be convenient!
  7. Create more art and take more art classes.

    Baby graph drawing

    I drew this baby from a magazine ad in an art class I took before I had children!

  8. Fix up my laundry room. It is in the basement, and it is not a pleasant place to be…yet I do so much laundry! I really want a nice laundry room. I’d also love to paint the master bathroom. It desperately needs a new coat of paint!
  9. Go on more dates with Ed! We are also desperately in need of some time together.
  10. Talk to my sisters and brother more! As the big sister, I don’t always do a good job of picking up the phone and calling my siblings. They could all probably use a couple more hours in the day, too!

Truthfully, I’d probably run out of time just like I do now with 24 hours in a day. Lisa and Rabia gave us this prompt for Tuesday Ten, so pop on over and see what they would do with two extra hours a day!

What would you do with more hours a day?

 

The Golden Spoons

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Your Spin Cycle Prompt {week of 2/10}

I love youRoses are red, violets are blue;
Here’s a Spin Cycle prompt especially for you.

Valentine’s Day soon will be here;
Is it your favorite time of the year?

Love, recipes, crafts and cards,
Write about it. It’s really not hard.

loving him is red

No date? No love? Maybe despair?
Valentine’s Day sometimes is not fair.

So tell us your feelings about Valentine’s Day.
Then link it up here and we’ll all shout “Hurray!”

Second Blooming



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Valentine’s Day Heart Craft

Happy Valentine's Day

Yesterday I was playing around with cutting out hearts and glitter. Yes, glitter! I love glitter, but not the mess it makes! In this video I show you the cut-out heart I made, along with a little trick to try to keep the glitter in its place. I also tried to inject a little humor into my vlog. Funny? Not so funny? (My kids didn’t think I was funny AT ALL. But they want to make the paper heart this weekend.)

Watch video here.

I also have a couple of housekeeping reminders to share with you; don’t forget to write about a football term and link up with the Spin Cycle by Friday! (You really don’t have to know anything about football to write. See more details here.)

My book The Mother of All Meltdowns is on sale for Valentine’s Day! Go to our Create Space website and use the password moam123. Get an actual copy of the book for 50% off the regular price with the code 75N5ZSBR!

MOAM Sale

Go to our Create Space web address, and use the password moam123.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Easy Groundhog Day Craft and Song

Groundhog Day is one of my favorite days! (Psst…February 2nd is my birthday!)

Groundhog Day craft

Of course you know that a groundhog has no relation to a pig, but did you know that a groundhog is also called a woodchuck? So it would be entirely appropriate to say, “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?” on Groundhog Day!

Emmy and I put together an easy craft for Groundhog Day instead. Watch how to make it in the video below. Lily is videotaping us, and I apologize for the shakiness! Emmy and I also sing a little Groundhog song for you. The words are below.

Watch video here.

Tune: I’m a Little Teapot

Here’s a Little Groundhog

Here’s a little groundhog furry and brown
He’s coming up to look around.
If he sees his shadow, down he’ll go,
Then six more weeks of winter, OH NO!

(lyrics: author unknown)

Happy Groundhog Day! ;)

Linked to the Pin It Party!

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The Mitten Song

Although I do consider myself a stay-at-home mom, that’s not totally true any more. Most of you know I also teach preschool part time. I read a lot of cute books and sing songs with my preschool students, and today I’m sharing a book and some activities with you! The Mitten Song is a really easy song to sing with your kids. My students love going “ping!” Watch my vlog to see the “ping!”

View video here.

The Mitten Song

Thumbs in the thumb place, (ping!)
Fingers all together.
This is the song we sing in mitten weather!

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