Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday Ten: Impromptu Extra Swim Lesson Edition

1. Swim lessons. So many approaches, yet so much is dependent on the actual kid, anyway. We're starting round two today with a different approach. He was so close after last week, I just had to try. So an 8:15 phone call about the opening leads to blogging from my phone while I wait. 


2. Back in junior high, when the internet was extra big and scary, "John K From The Net" called my house. A friend (that I will not name) gave my name and number out as a joke. It wasn't funny then, but I think it's hilarious now. 

3. I got some happy mail today! I love happy mail, and I'm excited to try a paper planner for a bit. As my to-do list grows, I feel like it might be a good way to keep myself organized. I'll never get away from my iPhone calendar, but this will help me organize my weeks a little better. I'm working on a few new things, and I don't want to drop the ball anywhere. 

 
4. The VBS Baby Gray is attending. This week is taking up an offering for missionaries. I love that we have a tangible way to explain that since Mr. Gray has been to the Ukraine and is headed to Haiti next week. 

5. I've decided to write at least one note to someone a week and drop it in the mail. I'd like to do more than that, but one is a start. 

6. I love small towns. They have so much to offer. We always find neat restaurants and shops when we take time to explore. 

7. I usually start Christmas shopping in June or July (don't call me crazy). I love having just the right gift for everyone, and I'm off to a really good start this year! 

8. We got to have some much-needed friend time this weekend. I was so glad to cook, entertain, visit, and enjoy! I love having people over! 


9. I hate that when baking with bananas their ripeness determines the success or failure of the finished product. I need to be a better initial judge of ripeness. 

10. I said I was going to workout during swim lessons. I better get to it before my "pick up" alarm goes off. (Yes, I have to set an alarm to remind myself to pick up my kid. It's better than being late. Don't judge.) 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Life with Purpose

I joked a bit about my secret-keeping abilities last week, and then I promptly spilled the beans via social media. Are you in on it?

I'm pretty sure my love for subscription boxes and happy mail is no secret around here. I'm also a huge fan of supporting organizations that have a purpose--adoption support, clean water, clothing and shelter for those in need--any purpose really. So, Purpose Box was born.


What is Purpose Box? 
It's a bi-monthly subscription box that will contain "purchase with purpose" items. The story for each organization will be included along with ways to follow and support them through social media. Additionally, the proceeds from each box will have a purpose as well. It will vary with each shipment.

What now? 
  • Go check out Purpose Box on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Tell your friends! 
  • Let me know your favorite "purchase with purpose" shops, from big companies to the mom down the street selling bows to bring an adopted child home. 
  • Sign up for the wait list and be the first to know when the inaugural box goes on sale!  

So, that's it, the cat's outta the bag. Exciting, huh? 

 

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

That's My Jam

I've always loved that saying, but I never can quite pull it off. I'm going to go ahead and force it. Just this once.

Swimming boys are my jam.

Swimming Boy

Matamoras is my jam.


(Not the closed part; I do not love when they're closed. Also, it's okay if you didn't laugh for as long as I did when you first saw it. I won't judge.) 




Grammar is my jam.


What's your jam? 


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