Feels so good to get this done, and it really didn't take very long! I hope you will take the time to roundup your August memories - you will be glad you did.
Here's what my August was like:
What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
Read Eclipse – love this series!
Learned a lot from Time Management from the Inside Out
Studied Computer Tricks for Scrapbooking. Pretty basic info and really aimed more at hybrid scrappers (paper scrappers who incorporate digital techniques) but I felt inspired by the ideas and layouts. I think Jessica Sprague is very talented!
What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?
More Alias season 3, some Everybody Loves Raymond and Friends reruns and Mythbusters.
Watched High School Musical and High School Musical 2 with my kids. Also watched the Suite Life of Zach and Cody High School Musical special – LOL!
Went to Hairspray (again – just love this movie!) Is it wrong that I think Zac Efron is soooo cute in this? I mean I am 38 years old and he is almost 20 - LOL! But look at how darling he is!
Did you know he is going to star in a remake of Footloose?
What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
We did a lot in August! We went to the Symphony in Deer Valley, a party at Boondocks, Hogle Zoo, and also the Dinosaur Park in Ogden with my digi friend Crissy. Also went to a wedding in our neighborhood.
My Mom and brother came to visit for 6 days and we went missionary shopping, fudge shopping, to Gardner Village and Ikea - we had a lot of fun.
Went to back to school night with my daughter and a scoutmaster conference with my son. He earned his Tenderfoot in scouting. So proud of my kids!
What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
Twinkie Sushi – LOL !
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
Purchased carpet for our basement (will be installed mid-September), and a vanity cabinet, mirror and tile for our new bathroom downstairs. We ordered 3 really cool chairs called “Nests” for our basement which won’t arrive until October or November. They are really unique and I can’t find anything like them online to post a picture. I promise to share photos when they come! And we bought a projector, a sub-woofer and some other stuff so we can have our own “home theater” in our basement. A total splurge but it will be so much fun! Actually the theater equipment cost less than a really big screen TV at least. So we had an expensive month, but we have been saving for this for the last few years so I don’t feel too bad about that.
I also bought a chair for my daughter’s room and after I get her wall painted I will have to share a photo because it has turned out so neat in there. We have done a lot in our house this year and it is nice to finally have “real” furniture instead of using cubes and hand-me-downs for everything. I feel very grateful though that we had all those things to get us through for such a long time!
Of course I bought some back to school clothes for my daughter. I actually even bought some clothes for myself which is very rare since I hate to go clothes shopping! And I bought 2 pair of Mary Jane Crocs in chocolate brown and also in silver – so fun!
What were this month's disappointments?
Over eating and not exercising! Why can’t I learn this lesson?
What were my accomplishments this month?
My blog reached it’s 100,000 visitor mark and now it is at almost 103,000 already.
I finished the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race (12 layouts!) with my digi buddy Rona!
I hosted 3 Wordy Wednesday challenges on The Digi Shoppe blog
Completed 15 digital layouts including 2 “daily somethings” for Ali’s challenge - I really want to do more of these.
Made it through a month of construction on my basement!
Started the homeschool year with my son and we are already making good progress.
What a great month! And as I look over my August roundup it helps me realize what I want to focus on for September - a great forward planning tool as well as a good recap!