Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter 2013, Everyone!

I hope you all had as much fun as we did for Easter! 

Celebrating the Resurrection always puts a fire and desire in my soul.

Spending time with family, coloring eggs, 4 egg hunts, my cutie patooties in their church clothes and a huge smile on my face is what I will remember about this year. 

Hope you enjoy the pics!


Happy Easter!

Random Acts of Kindness Day

A day dedicated to making strangers smile?  Why, yes.  Don't mind if I do.

When I first heard about Random Acts of Kindness Day, I was completely inspired and knew I just HAD to do it.  So, I took advantage of having my boys home for a week for Spring Break and checked it off my Promise Me List.  :)

So, here's the list of Random Acts of Kindness that we completed:

- Paid for the elderly gentleman in the drive-thru behind us at Dunkin Donuts

- Left an Easter Egg Hunt for someone to find at the park

- Brought muffins to our Fire Station (and received an in-depth look at a fire engine and all of the equipment they use to help people - bonus!)

- Left quarters on toy machines at Winn Dixie and Dollar Tree (and I witnessed a Random Act of Kindness!  A child found the packet with four quarters and asked his Dad if he could have them and the Dad replied, "Yes, you can have one, but we will leave the rest for other people to find later."  It was a ripple effect!  So cool!)

- "Hid" dollar bills in the toy section at the Dollar Tree for kids to find

- Held doors open for people

- Let people go in front of us in line

- Picked up trash

- Handed out balloons to every kid we saw

If you are in need of a smile, create your own Random Acts of Kindness Day! 

This was incredibly simple, required very little time and money and was SO rewarding. 

In all honesty, I can't WAIT to do this again and plan on adding more ideas to execute again this year. 

So, what are some Random Acts of Kindness that inspire you? 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Promise Me 2013

The excitement that's brewing inside of my heart over this Promise Me Journey is uncharted.

What's Promise Me all about?

I'm so glad you asked.

Promise Me is an experience. 

A Journey.

Dedication to take time for yourself.

To grow yourself.

It's a list of Promises that you commit to keeping to yourself.

A list of things you are excited to complete, rather than the normal mundane "to do" list, or the notorious "New Years Resolution" list.

For me, this experience is all about being purposeful in remembering to take time for myself. 

In a house full of crazies, it's nearly impossible to have "me time". 

This is why I'm so excited about this journey! 

I'm jumping on the SmashBook bandwagon to document every endeavor. 

I used rub ons from my scrapbooking stash to decorate the outside.

Stay tuned for all of the items to be marked off of my list!

"Start a Blog" - Check!
*** To see the beautiful blogger who came up with this idea, and to be dazzled with all things pretty, visit Jessica at Pen 'n PaperFlowers.  I promise you will be inspired!