Nearing the end of the holiday season usually means last minute shopping,
baking, and celebrating. Then, around the corner, is the New Year.
In the back of my mind, my new year's resolutions are forming, like a
de-cluttered house, a larger inventory and my very own website.
However, the end of the year should be about reflection as well
and what we've accomplished. I started a regular blog, became a
youtube partner as well as being invited to a couple of youtube
conglomerates, and in this last month, I opened my etsy shop. All this
from my home office with distractions like the laundry and dishes begging to be
cleaned, a dog that barks when I'm on the phone and kids who think I am there
to wait on them hand and foot.(And yet,
they are always surprised when I don't <shaking head>)
Along my 2013 journey, I virtually met the procrastination coach. Her
blogs were insightful and useful. I learned about why we procrastinate,
how to recognize it and how it can be …
“OK, ladies, we need to pick a volunteer program for the year,” I said to the Girl Scout troop. I heard a sigh. “What?” I asked, “Is there a problem? Not only is this a good thing to do, it looks good on your college application.” “Yeah, we know,” one girl spoke up, “but, I don’t really like volunteering. We do a lot of work and we don’t see how it’s helping anyone.” I looked around the room and saw the girls nodding. Most of our volunteering had to do with helping those who were anonymous. We collected food for the food bank, clothes for the needy, pet food and toys for the needy at Christmas. They did the work but did not see the result for the protection of the family in need, so we don’t get to see the result of her hard work. They was not getting the satisfaction of a job well done. How could I argue with that? This year we tried things differently.
Each year we throw a Halloween Party for our kids friends. We have two big strains, new ideas to spook people in our basement haunted house and .... the invitations. My kids insist on making them and frankly the cost for invitations can be pricey when you are inviting more than the 8 pack. To get our invitations done in quickly but with some flair I used some scrapbooking tools.
Halloween Paper Punch Edging
2 sided Halloween Scrapbooking paper
Halloween fonts - do an online search
If you're a scrap booker, you probably have all these already. If not, you can find them in any craft store. The most expensive is the paper punch. If it's beyond your budget, use the edging scissors which you can pick up fairly reasonably. Then after the holiday, look for it on clearance :)
Cut scrapbook paper to the size you want. You can go for 5" x 7" to fit into an envelop but these invites could be handed out on their own.