Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

One of my favorite albums right now is Katy Perry’s Prism (Deluxe Version)Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards.  I used the lyrics from some of her songs to make my Valentine cards this year.  I couldn’t show them to you before Valentine’s Day…it would have spoiled it for my family.

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

The above is from the song Legendary LoversKaty Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Below is from one of her more played songs on the radio UnconditionallyKaty Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

The next two are from the song Double RainbowKaty Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

All of these are pretty simple to make.  You could make these for any occasion not just Valentine’s Day.  If you have any questions about how I made them, leave me a comment or shoot me an email.


Katy Perry Inspired Greeting Cards

Make something today,

The Music Of LOVE: A Playlist For You

The Music Of LOVE: A Playlist For You

Being the hopeless romantic that I am, you can imagine how much I might like the upcoming holiday.  This week is the perfect time to break out the sappy love songs in celebration of Valentine’s Day.  It’s not a celebration of only romantic love.  I believe it is a celebration of relationships in our life, people who we love.

I put together a Valentine’s Day playlist for you.  Oh boy was this fun!  I absolutely love music.  I enjoyed grabbing tracks from before I was born all the way up to modern day songs.  There are upbeat tempo songs as well as ballads.  I promise there is all types of music included too.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

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Music Brings JOY,

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Happy Halloween from our family to yours!

Stay safe,

Believe In Who You Are

Believe In Who You AreSongs speak to the heart.  I listened to the following song on the way to church this morning.

I remember the first time I heard it.  I remember feeling so much LOVE from our Heavenly Father.  I was quite sure the author of the song must have private videos of my life and thoughts.  If you are a woman, you need to hear this song.  It need not matter if you are a mom or not.  It need not matter if you are a stay at home mom or not.  The words and soft melody will bring you a feeling of hope and love.  Don’t we all need that in this life…to feel there’s hope…to feel loved?

The song is called Who You Are.  It is sung by Hilary Weeks.  I’ve mentioned her before on here.  This is the only video I could find for this song.  I did not make the video, but the photos are very fitting for the song.  More importantly is for you to listen to the music and lyrics.  I’m including the lyrics below as well.

Who You Are

I know you wonder

If you’ll ever have a day

Where the kids stay calm,the laundry’s done

And the dishes are put away

And sometimes you feel like

Your days are spent and gone

And the question running through your mind

Is what have I gotten done

And when you finally have a moment to slow down

At the end of your day I know Father would say

Believe in what you’re doing

Believe in who you are

And hold tight to the truth that you’re a daughter of God

Believe in who you’re becoming, believe in who you are

Now it might seem simple

All the little things you do

But the lives you touch matter so much

And there’s no one else like you

And Father needs you to stand tall and faithful

To be all you can be Oh, if you could see what He sees

You’d believe in what you’re doing

You’d believe in who you are

So hold tight to the truth that you’re a daughter of God

Believe in who you’re becoming, believe in who you are

And when it’s hard to believe in yourself

And you feel like you’re beginning to doubt

Remember

That He believes in what you’re doing

He believes in who you are

So don’t lose sight of the truth that you’re a daughter of God

That He believes in who you’re becoming,

He believes in who you are

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YOU are special,

The Taming of the End of School Year Schedule

The Taming of the End of School Year ScheduleIt’s just me…with shorter hair.  Yep, I finally got up the nerve to try the pixie cut.  This is plenty short and don’t plan to go shorter.  But, I love it!  If you had as thick hair as I do you would too.  I’m grateful for people telling me I have the perfect face for short hair instead of exclaiming, “what did you do to your hair!?” lol The Taming of the End of School Year Schedule

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Her first graduation card

There’s only 23 days until the last day of school which is also graduation for our high school senior.  Her school prom is this Saturday.  We’ll be hosting 4 youth for a pre prom dinner in our home.  I’m happy to do this…even though in my mind I’m thinking of all the stuff I’d like to do in my dining room before Saturday and realistically know it’s not going to happen.  Between now and the last day of school we will also be attending graduations of our 8th grader and 4th grader too.  The schools here have 1st grade through 4th grade in one school, so when they finish 4th grade they have a “graduation” for them.  Our junior high is 7th and 8th grade so they also hold a “graduation” for those students.  This means 3 graduations for our family this year.  Geesh!  It’s not like one is not enough!  I can’t begin to list all the events we’ll be attending because I think the overwhelming monster might take up residence and I don’t have time for his visit.

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Our new red washer

Yesterday started out well, until the washer repairman shared the ill fated news {cost me $60 too} of our washer needing a new part, which would set us back a few hundred dollars.  We already had this part replaced once on this washer.  I didn’t want to sink more money into it.  This required me to shop for a new washer in hopes it could be delivered ASAP.  If I go too many days without doing laundry it begins to pile up.  Fortunately, Sears had the washer I chose on hand and they delivered it this morning.  I’m loving the red.  It has a sweet little chime when the load is finished washing.

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score!

Baseball is now over until the summer so I guess that will free up a little time.  Unfortunately, not enough but I’m trying to stay positive.

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chaperoning

A few weeks back we chaperoned our 2 oldest kids to church prom.  I was excited to meet my daughter’s new boyfriend.  He lives about an hour away.  He is very nice and polite.  It took a little getting used to him calling me mam.  I was grateful he decided to wear the boutonniere I made him even though it was somewhat embarrassing to my daughter.  She was a little timid with me taking formal pictures of them together. She’s regretting that decision now.  I sneaked a photo of them, yet he saw me and smiled:

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Aren’t they cute! Son is pictured to the right of her

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Boutonniere I made for her BF

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My prom dress for chaperoning

Hubby and I danced to exactly 4 slow songs.  According to our son that was 4 too many.  He told us we weren’t allowed to chaperone any more dances because we embarrass him.  Whatever!  We enjoyed watching him dance to the YMCA…which reminds me…I have video of that!  Hmmmm…maybe I should share that?  I’m such a bad mom, huh?

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Our princess

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A family that runs together stays together

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Finish line!

I’m still running.  In fact, our whole family just ran a 5K.  It was my first 5K in a couple of years.  I was grateful to finish 5th in my age group.  I haven’t been timing myself while running.  This is a strategy I use as to not sike myself out when I see how slow I’m running compared to how fast I used to run.  I am just trying to get where I run 3 miles without feeling as though I’m finishing the last 3 miles of a marathon.  I think it’s getting there.  Just a lot slower than I’d like.  Our 2 oldest kids and hubby received trophies for placing 3rd in their age groups.  I’m happy we all ran and feel it was a great family activity.

I’m very happy to report I lost 6 pounds while participating in a 21 day cleanse/detox made by Standard Process!  One habit I developed while on the cleanse I am keeping…I only drink water.  Except for the too frequent visits to the restroom I think it helps to lose weight and is much healthier than drinking diet drinks.

I’ll be teaching my second adult craft class this Saturday and my first kid’s craft class.  So happy my supplies just arrived via FedEx.  I can’t wait to share the tutorials for the crafts with you next week.

Well, glad I could catch up a bit with you.  I hope this finds you and your family doing well.  I truly mean that. The Taming of the End of School Year Schedule

Enjoy the journey,