Around Here | April 2014

by | Storytelling Ideas | 7 comments

On the last day of each month I’m sharing a personal recap that will also be included in my Project Life album.

Around Here | April 2014 - Simple Scrapper

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Around here I am looking forward to enjoying a calm, sunshine-filled May with lots of routine and no travel.

Around here we are maybe thinking about possibly finally buying a new-to-us house sometime soon…ish.

Around here I am grateful for parents who have the desire and means to visit us often from the bluebonnet state.

Around here I am anxious to get back into my office after a lot of time staying afloat and juggling schedules.

Around here I am re-discovering my Krups espresso machine, E.S.E. pods, and creating a new morning routine.

Around here I am still loving that spring is here and these warm, trike-riding evenings. Yay for being outside!

How did April treat you? I’d love it if you shared one highlight, challenge, or realization in the comments.

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  1. Lisa Jacobe

    It’s the last day of the month? How’d that happen? But then again, I say that every month.

    A highlight of mine was learning, and becoming quite passionate about, living healthier, DIY and real food cooking. Also being more intentional about exercise. Not quite as consistent as I would like to be, but progress has been made.

    A challenge of mine is that the entire month seemed to have been consumed by Easter in one way or another, and an all day field trip my son was going on. It seems that every month this year there has been something where it consumed my month. And what I realized from this is that basically every month in the year has at least one big event, and I need to be more intentional and focused with my planning so my month isn’t “gobbled” up. May has a few big events…let’s see if I can put this into practice. 😉

    Morning routines are awesome, and a nighttime routine makes it happen. I could never get myself to sleep. I always procrastinated. Something clicked at one point and now I find myself really looking forward to getting to bed so I can read, and sleep isn’t usually too far away. Then, when I wake up, I am excited to start my day because I really enjoy my morning routine. By the way, morning pages were recently added, and I’m appreciating the brain purge before my actual day begins.

    My intention for May is to participate…like at Simple Scrapper…and to blog posts that resonate with me. Just throwing that out to the universe to help in my accountability. 😉

    • Jennifer Wilson

      Awesome Lisa. I’m so glad to hear you found great momentum during April. The work you’re doing for your health will definitely have big rewards in terms of energy for scrapbooking and all your favorite activities.

  2. Kim McKelvey-Smith

    Around here, life has emerged from the very long winter we’ve had just as Spring has sprung :). The challenges of cabin fever since December are melting away and that’s helped my mood to improve which in turn has aided me in re-committing to my vow to be more mindful of my health needs.

    With more energy, I have also focused more on streamlining my schedule to allow more creative time. Around here that means a happy household which is important to me in continuing my Mom’s legacy.

    Around here I’m counting on the thoughtful posts on Simple Scrapper blog as well as our member activities to keep me inspired to documenting our lives and memories for myself as well as the next couple of generations.

    Around here I appreciate everything you do, Jennifer, to provide us with a wonderful ‘home’. 🙂

    • Jennifer Wilson

      Thanks Kim! This was our worst winter since I moved to IL and it wasn’t until the sun came out that I realized how much the lack of it had affected me. It’s like the fog has lifted and I can finally see a path forward. Glad that I’m not alone in that – and that you’re here!

  3. Tina C

    April was a good month 🙂 other than a cold towards the end of the month. I got my 50 Layout challenge completed by the end of the month and around here we are starting to eat fresh from our garden had the first asparagus this past Monday in a stir fry. It’s nice to see the sun again and the warmer temperatures too

  4. Cheri Mandaquit

    My highlight was coming to the realization how good it is to be connected to a community of scrappers and especially to Jennifer. I look forward each month to the new challenges, sketches and story starters that fuel the fire to keep me scrappin! I managed to complete my 2006 scrapbook and Im just keeping at it. I feel pretty good when you consider I decided to organize my photos and start scrapbooking about 6 years ago starting with my marriage to my sweetie in 1971! That’s a whole lot of storytelling! Thanks to all of you that keep me motivated.
    With aloha!

    • Jennifer Wilson

      Yay, so love to hear this Cheri!


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