Monday, March 3, 2014

happenings

Winner, winner! Chicken dinner!
Congrats for winning the surprise from Technique Tuesday!
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Barbara said...
I love your card. This is just the kind of creating I like to do. Fussy cutting and creating something from something else. As to the ice cream...ice cream is my favorite dessert of all time...and my favorite of all time was homemade peach!
Generally I will say that chocolate is my favorite!!!!
Stencil Video Series:
The stencil video tutorial series was a lot of fun for me last week! I hope you enjoyed it as well! In case you missed any of the tutorials, here is a list:

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Upcoming on the old blog:
The My Favorite Things March release starts this week! I cannot wait to show you all the cute products coming out this month!

Wednesday I am posting on the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking blog about the latest print special issue out called, Card Creations Vol. 12. I will link you up when it is live. But stop on over now and check it out because there are some great giveaways all week in celebration! And check out the new name of the blog too, Plugged in with Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking. Pretty clever, huh?

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Bragging Mom Moment:


And now for the mom bragging moment and personal stuff, feel free to skip this part. :) This past weekend was the Iowa YMCA State Swim meet and our little man earned a trip there! Considering he has been swimming competitively since October, its pretty impressive! He completely blew me away this weekend. He has never swam so well. He took all his nervousness and training (and let me tell you how hard they have been working for the past month in preparation) and funneled them into an amazing performance. This from a kid who we could not get INTO the pool when he was 4. It took a year and half to get him in the pool, under the water, and then to float. It took private lessons and constant repetition of levels. I never, ever, ever would have dreamed that he would love swimming. He LOVES it. He wants to practice and stay after practice. We kept getting him in the water so he would learn to overcome his fears and learn to not be afraid of life's challenges. He took it to another level himself. I am amazed by my child. I saw this quote the other day and it embodied him perfectly, "Decide that you want it, more than you are afraid of it." I never knew that my 8 year-old son would teach me a few things about life and how to live it!

thanks for always stopping by!

~kimberly

5 comments:

Jennifer K said...

How awesome for your son! What an accomplishment.

aileen (mum) said...

Kimberly, that is so brilliant for your son to have achieved and your family for helping him get there. Life is good.

Iris said...

Great little swimmer and great quote.

Rox-Ann said...

He is super amazing I love the quote and through your support and encouragement he has taken it to an all new high. So proud of all of you!!! It would have been so much easier just to give in and not encourage him through those first few months (maybe even year) of swim lessons as I know the battle you had but look at our boy now!!! Great job!! I also enjoyed the Videos and have tried the embossing one!

Sharon in NE said...

So grateful for the tutorials! Thanks for taking the time to share your talents!