Monday, August 2, 2010

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So Sorry I have been MIA for so long... I am not sure how so many of you work a "day" job and have the time to be super creative all week! I suppose it will take some getting used too! I am going to try to do better!!! I really have missed sharing my fun creations with you! ( although I have not made alot lately!)
BUT anyway here is one that I can share,

I made using some of the retired paper, Cottage wall and one of my favorite sets, Vintage Vogue.

SO if you have any tips on better time management for me, please share... Remember that I do have 4 boys, and work outside the home now.
Best tip will win some BLOG candy a huge assortment of great ribbons from years past....
So get to sharing your Ideas.... and don't forget to leave your email- or how will I tell you that you won?
winner will be annouced on Friday Aug. 6th
Jennifer Jones
Trying to Stamp on the Sunny Oregon Coast ( after the Fog lifts)


  1. I have been doing this since I was a teenager, and it is the best tip/help for me as I cannot stay focused on anything, plus it helps me organze my day. You need to do a "To DO" list -- sound simple right? Well the key to this working for organizing your day (at least for me)is to do at least "3" of these things on your list every day (e.g., laundry, dishes, dusting). When you finish those with the highest priority (like it might be the day you "have to" pay bills), then you allow yourself a couple of hours to stamp that day. You might not get everything done on your list that day, but that's okay -- at least you get the highest priority done and you can feel that sence of accomplishment so that when you do your "fun" thing (like stamping) you will not feel guilty. Also, it is best if you do the "To Do" list first thing in the morning -- give you the rest of the day to feel good. Hope this helps.
    Sandi Dailey

  2. My tip is to not try to get everything done, doesn't matter anyway, especially housework, because the same thing will be there tomorrow to be done again, so do what is most important, cooking, cleaning, hugging your kids, and then take a few moments for yourself. While the kids are playing a game, etc. Make a card, stamp something, grab your favorite beverage and just take 10 minutes to relax. Then on the weekend, you catch up on some of the little stuff that you let slide some during the week. It's tough to get used to, but your kids will grow up fast, so time with them is important, dust can wait, as the old saying goes, children don't.

    good luck.

  3. The most important thing is you cause without you feeling good about you, everything else falls apart. Tell your kids, Mom gets 30 minutes each evening of just her time and make a job list and everyone does 15 minutes of cleaning each night either before or after dinner. 15 minutes isn't long but times five or six, alot gets done, bathrooms, vacumming, dusting, house looks better and so does Mom!

  4. i can agree with what everyone else said, but one thing that helped me, a single mother of 3 boys, starting when my oldest was 9 or 10, besides a TO DO List, (which some of that could be delegated to your boys), is to have a dry erase board, (rather large), and on that board, use a different color for each boy and 1 for yourself and on Sunday night, write all the important things on it, like sports practices, games, lessons, church activities, etc. that each child has, with the dates and times or days and times. Post this where they can all see it in the morning so they know what is going on for the day. It really helped us, beause each one knew what they had to do and when and which one mom had to get where first, second and third and when they would be finished and picked up and in what order. It may take some getting used to, but, believe me, it will help. My boys had something going on every night and most of the time in 2 or 3 different places. Plus, they could see what my day was going to be like and whether I had some place to be at night while they were someplace like a musical rehearsal or event that parents didn't attend such a band or choir rehearsals, confirmation classes, etc.. They are all adults now and they did learn time management from this and took it with them to college so they could manage their time there.

  5. I don't know if it is really a tip or not, but this is what I do. I don't do anything til the kids are asleep (stamping wise). I don't know how old yours our, but mine are little. And trying to stamp when they are awake is like pulling a needle out of a haystack. So, I get up about 30 minutes before everyone else and quietly go to the table, have coffee and check my email and such. Then, at night, after they are in bed, I spend another 30 - 45 minutes creating. I may not get everything done that I want, but at least I am giving time everyday to my business and creating. Do the business part in the morning, creating at night, and before I know it I've made a ton. Hope this helps. Ashlee

  6. Make yourself a list of things for the week. Be consistant! And you can always set posts up ahead of time if you know you are going to be away. Or when you don't have the time and no time to make time you have a post ready to go. I can honestly say, making time for myself to do what I love has improved my relationships with my household. The expression is true. "If momma ain't happy, ain't no one happy." LOL Good luck to you!