January 9, 2015

January Goals: The “C” word…crafting. ugh.

For my weekly Oh Hey, Friday! post, I’m listing my monthly goals. I know right about now everybody is probably doing New Year’s resolutions, but I personally never manage to stick to those.  I’m going with monthly goals…little goals just seem a little less intimidating to me.  And if I fail?  A fresh start each month!

1) Last month, I had a goal of baking twice a week with Julian.  I think this month my goal should be eating less of that baking.  My husband isn’t into baked goods, and we try and limit our son’s sweet consumption, so guess who eats it all?  Me, myself, and I.  In other news, I’m getting good practice at embracing the roundness.

2)  Daily Scripture and prayer time.  I think this will forever be one of my monthly goals.  My soul needs this and my family needs me to do this.

Scripture reading goal

3) Go outside more.  I’ve become a weeny about cold weather.  The old me used to walk to school in 3 feet of snow, uphill both ways.  Ok, maybe not uphill because the Midwest is as flat as my abs were pre-baby…but definitely the snow.  The new Southern (wannabe) me?  Well, it’s 40 degrees outside y’all.

4) Learn how to use my new camera.  I mentioned last week that I got me a real pretty camera for Christmas.  Sadly, I only know how to use like 3 buttons on it…one of which says on/off .

5) Craft.  Ugh. The “C” word.  Y’all, you don’t know how much of a labor of love this is for me.  I hate crafting….like, I can’t even stand cutting paper.  Alas, I know my little guy would really enjoy it so I’m committing to do one (yes, just one) craft with him this month.  Something non-sticky, glitter free, and EASY.  Any suggestions?  I know Pinterest is full of ideas, but most of them are way out of my crafting comfort zone (which is about the size of a pinhead).


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Iulia is a former educator turned stay-at-home mama of a spunky toddler and a squishy infant. With a touch of sass and a good dose of self-deprecating humor, she has an ever-expanding repertoire of bloopers, insights, stories, and impassioned opinions to share. Iulia likes to think she has this parenting gig figured out, but her littles remind her daily just how far from the truth that is.

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    Reply Erin January 10, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    If you’re looking for a craft for your little to do, one of my favorites for younger kids is to put colored hair gel into a freezer bag, squish out as much as you can and seal it. Then tape it down to a table and let your little “drawn” in the gel with his fingers! It’s great sensory play, an awesome craft AND not messy at all! 🙂

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    Reply x S.K.K x January 11, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Oh i love all of your goals! Simple and attainable yet I can tell will bring so much more joy to your lives! Good luck with them all!

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    Reply Jessica Abegg January 13, 2015 at 12:32 am

    I, too, have become a bit of a pansy when it comes to the cold outside! It’s not been too bad here (for the most part), but I know it will be very comfortable compared my our apartment! Getting outside is nice, though, and I almost always enjoy it when I do!

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    Reply Kendra C January 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I am so glad that I am not the only person out there that has a nice camera out there who cant use it!!!

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    Reply Sarah Frazer January 13, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Those are great goals! I am right there with you nurturing our souls! Thanks for linking up! http://www.sarahefrazer.com

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    Reply Audrey Humaciu January 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Have you made Play Clay? it comes together quickly and is a great tactile experience. Let him play for it awhile, then shape it into a heart (or roll it out and cut with plastic cookie cutters if you have them), poke a hole in the top, let them dry and then make a garland with them.


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    Reply Iulia Gulia @ Best of Baby January 14, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you for the great suggestions…now to be brave enough and actually try my hand at the crafts!

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    Reply Jessica and Katie Sweet Little Ones January 15, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Working on my spiritual life is one of my goals too. 🙂 And I seriously laughed at your crafting one. None of my suggestions would be good for you…I love crafting, glitter, and all the stickiness that comes with it. Good luck! I know you’ll be able to find some good stuff…maybe just stick to coloring books?! Thanks for linking up with us at Tuesday Talk! -Jess

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    Reply Stephanie January 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I don’t like the cold either, but unfortunately the Midwest does not agree with us and likes winter. As for crafts, I am with you about staying away from glitter. It is the devil. I would look up things that you can use around in the house like toliet paper rolls.

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