Last year at this time The Suede Sofa began talking about the “Live-It List” – which is sort of like a bucket list, but with the emphasis on living rather than on dying. Well, 2012 is coming to a close and I’ve been working on my “Live-It List” all year long. In January, I started out with a lengthy list of things that I thought were important. Although it felt great to get those items checked off my list, the one thing that my “Live-It List” revealed to me was what is important and worth pursuing and what things are really, well, just a distraction. My list contained “good” things be sure, but good things can steal your focus from the best things. So in 2013 I am going to do things different from what I have ever done before and just pick one. The best one.
Are you focused and going after only the best, or are you like I was in 2012 – all over the place and although accomplishing a lot of things, not really accomplishing anything really significant? This may come as a relief to know that you can streamline your life and eliminate activities that don’t serve your best interests.
What is your purpose? What deserves your focus and attention? Could 2013 be your year to “Pick One”?
This Halloween my son gave me a challenge. Instead of my usual cute Halloween decorations he wanted spooky and scary decorations for our home. I searched Pinterest and found some ideas, but decided to give them a twist of my own!
This skeleton wreath was made with items bought at local dollar stores and Target. First I covered a styrofoam wreath with Halloween ribbon. The next step was to hot glue the plastic skeletons to the wreath. It was SuPeR easy to make and my son was ThRiLlEd with the results!
For the light up ghosts I turned metal tomato cages upside down and wrapped them in Christmas lights. Next I covered them in a twin sized sheet cut in half and glued felt pieces for the eyes. I made two ghosts since I have two children, but you can make an entire ghost family with such an EaSy project!
~Robyn (Jersey Girl)
Farmyard Tales by Heather Amery
Looking for a good children’s book? This is currently one of my favorites. I first heard of it when Lara and her family stayed with my family during their move. (Click here to read about her moving her house!) Each night Lara would read it to her kids and mine. After their move, Lara gave us this book as a thank-you gift and now my kids love having me read it to them. So if you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews check it out!