Today’s creative daily prompt is “refresh.” One of my favorite things about the start of a new year is finding a new day planner. This time I decided to build my own.

I bought all the components as my Christmas gift to me. It’s so refreshing to have it all set up and ready to use. I’ve color coded the months. I’ve got calendar stickers and washi tape ready to pretty things up along the way. I geek out over office supplies so I’m super excited about it.

What makes you feel refreshed for the new year?

{look up + sky}

Today’s photo-a-day prompts are sky and look up.

This kid always manages to get food, shirt fuzz and who knows what on his neck and under his chin.

A few weeks ago, he started pointing up for airplanes and lights. Teachable moments + enough time to clean off the food and fuzz = success.

Me: “Where is the light?”
Miles: (points up) “Liiiiiiiighs!!”
Me: “Where do airplanes fly?”
Miles: (more pointing) “Ahblane!! Skah!!”






This adorable 3D street scene was made by my mom for one of Miles’ presents. She used kraft paper to wrap the box, then used strips of black paper to create the street. Just use a white paint pen or silver Sharpie to put the lines down the road. Use glue dots for the matchbox cars and boom! Awesome gift wrap for kids. 🙂

This is the 7th of my January photo a day posts.

photo blogging for November

For the month of November, my posts will be dedicated to the November photo a day project from Fat Mum Slim. If you don’t know Chantelle’s blog already, you should check it out! It’s going to be awesome. Feel free to join in the fun! I’ll get back to my regular blogging as I can.

Many of you know, Zach and I are expecting our son any day now. Posting even just a photo a day may prove challenging once the sleep deprivation begins. I hope you will stay with me, dear reader, while I adjust to my exciting new adventure as a mom.