Thursday, January 15, 2009

The lazybutt blogger returns

I owe credit to my friend Doris for the title of this blog post since she gave me a hard time yesterday about not updating my blog and called me a lazybutt. So, thanks Doris... at least I have a title I haven't used yet! ;-)

The truth of the matter is I just haven't had much going on, lol. I've been scrapping, but a lot of it is stuff I can't share yet. I do have one layout I can share, though. It's for this month's prompt at Forward Progress. My awesome friend Sasha has now joined us with the monthly designs, too, so go check us out if you get a chance!

Journaling: It’s a simple question, really. Yet it’s one that took me awhile to figure out. I’m so used to defining my desires by my family – what I want is for my husband and my children to be happy, etc. I guess there within is my answer. I want to have my own hobbies and skills without neglecting my family. As much as I love being a mommy and wife, I need to have interests and skills beyond changing diapers and kissing boo-boos. It isn’t easy to make myself part of my priorities while still taking time to play with my kids, snuggle with tony and keep the house in order. Clearly balance is what I need. Balance is what I want.

I've been trying to jump on the Photo A Day thing. Notice I said try. We're just two weeks into the new year, and i've already missed two days... yikes! In my defense, they're both Wednesdays. Wednesdays are my long work days, and I leave super early and get home sometimes after 9pm, so I keep forgetting (and my best subjects are already asleep!). I'm not planning to scrap every week of photos - i'm just doing it for fun documentation, so I guess i'm not going to stress about missed days.

It's COLD here. Like 20 degrees, teeth chattering, lips turning blue cold. I just wish we would get some snow to at least make the cold worth it!

Hope everyone is having a great week! I promise to try not to be such a lazybutt blogger this next time around ;-)

19 comments:

Denise said...

I was wondering what you've been up to these days! Your layout is gorgeous! Love it!

doris said...

yay for lazybutt bloggers! now i have to blog again to keep up the pressure! love the layout! :D

Lucy Edson said...

Love the post title!! lol

Great topic on your layout, as moms we have to wear so many hats it is hard to ever feel like you have balance. (at least for me) Beautiful layering and textures, Staci!!

Jocelyn said...

Love the LO and I just adore that pic of you!!!! The kind of LO that makes you think and I love all the details!!!! It is so stinking cold here. I have failed at the picture thing, I had all good intentions!!! So glad to see you back. I missed you!

~Amie~ said...

fab layout staci!!

Kristii said...

Absolutely amazing layout!! the journaling is so heartfelt and I appreciate you!! You are adorable girl!!

Fede y mamá Jesi said...

Awesome LO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love it!!!!!!

Meg Giroux said...

I just love this photo of you Staci! Love how you gathered and stitched the ribbon and your journaling is just so true...I totally relate!!!

Hope you have a great weekend my friend!!!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

i happen to think the lazybutt blogger is seriously talented and i don't mind waiting for her blog posts!! :D

Brenda Hurd said...

yeah - good luck with the photo a day thing! I really wanted to do it too but have already fallen off the wagon! Super cute layout!!

Amy said...

I am glad to see you posting again ,I was wondering !!!! I am use to you posting alot!!! Great layout girl like always!!! have a great weekend

Lu said...

I am loving your work. and you are not lazy...just living life.

CarrieF. said...

hi you! lovin' this design girl!
your doing better than me on the photo a day thing. i've missed close to 7 days. OY! i'm officially the lazybutt photo of the day girl. hee-hee!

Juliana said...

Hey lazy butt!!! I love this LO!
And thanks for pointing me toward Forward Progress! Lovin' the inspo over there!

Pearl said...

Great colors on this layout ! There is something in this design that says very Fashion Forward to me scrappin' style wise !

We are terribly busy here with our CHinese New Year celebrations preparation ! Lots of spring cleaning & cookie goodies to load up with etc .

Wendy Kwok said...

Seriously funny Lazybutt.... but I dont mind waiting cos I love your LOs.......

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Fantastic layout Staci!! Love the textures & photos of you!! Great title for a blog post!! hee! hee!

blinksoflife said...

oh.. that is so very pretty!! love the alpha chipboard in different colors like that..

Staci said...

Beautiful LO Staci! :-)