Hope everyone is having a great new year (2022). Do you set intentions every new year? If so, I would like to hear what type of intentions others are setting.

A few years back I was encouraged by a friend (who is also a blogger) check her out here to pick a word that will shape your year. The word that resonated this year was EXPLORE.

Although so far in 2022 I feel more like I am adapting then exploring. I am sure adapting will eventually go hand in hand with exploring as the year goes on.

I made some big life changes recently, sold my house, visited my daughter and grandchildren in the USA for a month(two years since last visit) and now back in the town I grew up in. I arrived with only my suitcase lol

I am not an idle person by nature so adapting to a slower pace of life has been the most challenging thing for me.

However, I will use this time to ensure selfcare, like daily walks, chatting with friends and family and scheduling a daily ”to-do” list.

What are some ways you adapt to a new environment and how do you ensure self care?

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Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Two

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day Two

You Can Always Start Now nominated me for the 3 day quote challenge.   Thank you Amelia!

I promised I would do this challenge and I hope it’s better late than never.

Day two’s quote is one I am sure you have probably heard at some point in your life.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”   By the late, great Maya Angelou.

I would like to nominate Military Wife StrongSugar Bee Crafts and New Life – Fresh You.

The rules are simple:

1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you!
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three bloggers each day

Quotes can be such Wandaful Things!

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Goals & Challenges for 2018

As 2017 comes to an end, I am sure we are all reflecting back on the year and also looking forward to all that 2018 will bring.

I want 2018 to be my year of transformation.  Body, mind and soul. First and foremost I plan to take back my physical health, I hope the mind and spirit follow.

I know that lots of people decide to start exercising in January but I am planning more of a lifestyle change.  YES, I had one of those AH-HA moments – I will be the Mother of the Bride in 2018 AND I now have three grandchildren under three that live close by and that I get to spend time with.  I need energy and good health, to keep up with them.

I hate to admit it but to make my goals real I must admit it (please don’t judge) – I have a bit of an inclination to eat too many KitKat bars and drink glass bottles of Coca-Cola (it just tastes better). I’m an emotional eater and 2017 was a tough year.

So my first goal will be to kick those two habits, because they always seem to go hand and hand for me.

I have some other goals and challenges in mind and will post about those at another time.  As one of my dearest friends and fellow bloggers likes to say “baby steps, start with baby steps”.

I’m looking forward to 2018 – its going to be A Wandaful Thing !!

Happy New Year!

May Craft Challenge

                                      May Craft Challenge – incorporate a picture frame into the challenge.

Just in case you are new and this is your first time visiting, here’s the scoop. For the Third Monday of every month, Amelia (my friend and fellow blogger) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join our challenge. (The links to our challenge results can be found at the end of this post.)

As soon as I saw the framed print at one of my favorite thrift stores, I knew I was going to buy it specifically for the frame (even before I knew that May’s craft challenge involved a picture frame).

This challenge cost me $1.00 – yes you read that right one whole dollar and the reason why is that I already had the rest of the supplies in my craft stash. Check out the price tag in the upper left hand corner of the before picture? Continue reading May Craft Challenge

Announcing Monthly Craft Challenges for 2016 – Link Up

In 2016 I am teaming up with my friend and fellow blogger, Amelia, from the blog You Can Always Start Now, to complete monthly DIY Craft projects/challenges.

We welcome any and all fellow bloggers to join us. On the third Monday of each month we will announce the “item” that must be incorporated into the challenge for the next month/

The item for January is an artist canvas, any size you like and the only limit is your own imagination.  Please link up your project below.

On January 18th we will announce the next “craft” item for the February Challenge.

~ Monthly Challenge link up rules ~

1.  DIY craft projects only please, featuring the monthly selected crafting item, otherwise it will be deleted. Items for sale must be in tutorial form on your own blog.

2. Link ups must be your own work, not another’s.

3. When you enter your link, you should be linking directly to a particular post, not to your home page.

4. Visit as many of the other linkers as you can. Leave a thoughtful comment when you do visit.

4. By linking up here, you are ok with me featuring you on my blog,  Pinterest, Twitter or AWTFacebook with no additional permission required.

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Monthly craft challenge – It’s A Wandaful Thing!!

Can’t wait to see your projects.