Friday, January 10, 2014

Guess who's back, back again...

Heeeeeeeey! Long time no chat, amirite? Well, what better day to come back than a Friday! {We all know an impending weekend gives us courage and motivation!} I have been thinking about this ol' blog a lot lately, and I'm happy to be back, at least for a bit. I've missed my creative outlet! And boy do I need one right now! Work, home, everything is just so busy.

I've started this year with a goal in mind. Not a resolution, but just a little push to get myself going in what I think is the right direction. I am a creative person, and when I don't take the time to do my creative thang, I get a little cranky. Kinda like when we get hungry and it turns into hangry.
No one wants that! 

So, I've decided to make a point to take the time to do a few things here and there each month to help keep my creative juices flowing. Here are five that are currently on my radar....{5 for Friday!}
http://www.hellohappinessblog.com/2014/01/five-on-friday-everyday-makeup-edition.html
1. Start knitting. I bought an awesome how-to book and got a few pointers from Ryan's granny and YouTube. I haven't necessarily hit the ground running yet, but I have learned a few things and I've started my first project. It's harder than I thought it would be, and I love that part of it.

2. Signed up for a calligraphy class. I love writing letters, cards, etc. I thought it would be awesome to learn calligraphy (I wish I would have done this before the wedding!). It's through a local business called The Skillery...maybe I'll get to meet some other creatives during the class.
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3. Finish yearly photo albums. I have yearly photo albums (real photos, not photo books) up to 2011. I need to finish 2012 and create 2013. I love sitting down to go through all of my photos and organizing them by month! #memories

4. Create a wedding coffee table book. I have started a few through different websites, but haven't been impressed with any of the online tools that I've used so far. Does anyone have a suggestion??

5. Try more new recipes. Being creative in the kitchen is so fun! This might sound silly, but I get bored easily when it comes to cooking the same old recipes all the time. I'll share a few of my new favorites soon!
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What do you do when you need some creativity in your life?

5 comments:

Christa at Forever Young said...

I've been considering taking a calligraphy class. I loved the addresses on our wedding invitations so much, I think it has become an obsession of mine! Stopping by from the link-up. Happy Friday!

Christa
Forever Young

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I used Shutterfly. I made mine 50 pages thick. I also changed the template... like I used a template they had but tweaked it so i was different. I also added embellishments and text to it. Here's a snapshot on how mine turned out.

http://southernbelle23.blogspot.com/2012/01/wedding-memories-are-forever.html

Jackie said...

a calligraphy class would be super neat. I also love to write letters/thank you cards/etc...

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

I thought I was the only one in the world who wanted to take a calligraphy class! There isn't one near me, so I found some books on Amazon about it... I'm going to do this!

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