Monday, August 24, 2015

My week on Pinterest

Worst Monday morning idea ever?

Pinterest.

I came to work today feeling pretty good.  I had plans to tackle the many stacks on my desk and have everything caught up by this afternoon.  Then it happened. 

I opened Pinterest.  

Just to check on a recipe, I told myself.  

"I will just check the ingredients so I can grab them on the way home." I thought.  

Let's be real, people.  We never "just check the ingredients" on Pinterest.  It's a slippery slope.

I figured since I wasted so much time there, you might want to know what I found.  If I'm going down that slope, I'm taking you with me!

Here are some of my pins for today...


Doesn't this look scrumptious?  I have recently jumped back on the Weight Watchers wagon and I'm trying to find things to curb my sweet tooth.  That smooth lemon goodness is calling my name.




This is a really cool site with all kinds of Bible reading plans.  I normally do my Bible study/reading in the evenings, but I've been trying to start my days with something peaceful, so I started this today!




I {heart} this hair!  I wish mine was that full and wavy and pink.  I would totally dye my hair like this.



After my last post, I was thrilled to find this!  I have really been trying to get my brain under control and things like this help me.  Check it out...



I love pickles!  Especially Claussen.  They are uncooked and you buy them in the refrigerated section of the store.  I have wanted to try my hand at pickles for a while now and my hubby and I decided in a week, we're doing it.  These look like a good one to try.

What are you pinning today?

Cheryl







Friday, August 21, 2015

ADHD

I have a confession.  I think I have ADHD.

I want to apologize to anyone who has ever had a conversation with me.  I'm sorry.  It must be excruciating for you.

When I look at the picture above, I can relate.  This is what it's like inside Cheryl's brain most of the time.  It's not that I want to be scattered.  Truth is, I really, really, really love organization. But I get derailed by shiny things.  All. The. Time.

It's been a joke for a while now that I have "Adult ADHD".  Well, folks. it might be true!  I went to the doctor a few months ago and there was a chart on the wall similar to this...
OMG.  I have them all!

Now, this doesn't necessarily mean I have ADHD.  I know this.  And I have no plans to see a doctor and become a zombie by taking medication for this.  However, it made me think.  I have noticed in the last couple of years that lack of focus, trouble with concentration and disorganization have become the norm for me.  I don't like that.  I don't like it one bit.

So, I'm going to do something about it.

What am I going to do?  I'm going to educate myself and learn to control my thoughts  What a concept!  I may actually have ADHD and it may be a real medical condition, but I believe I can change my mind, my habits and my thinking and not have to take medication.

I found a few things to try that I'd like to share with you.

1. Make lists.  When your brain is scattered, you may start 12 projects and never finish one.  I've discovered when I write down my list of projects at the beginning of the day, it keeps me on task most of the time.  Think of everything you need to accomplish that day and make a detailed list.  Then, stick to it.

2. Limit distractions.  If you are trying to finish something in the kitchen, but your favorite show is on TV, it's hard to stay in the kitchen and finish.  Turn off the distraction and focus on the task at hand.  Maybe you need complete silence.  Or maybe you need upbeat music.  Either way, find your "happy place" where your brain is calmer and not pulled away by distractions and go there when you're working.

3. Train your brain.  Try doing brain teasers or crossword puzzles.  I've been told our brain is a muscle and like anything else, we need to train it.  Practice focusing.  If you feel your thoughts drifting, pull yourself back in.  After a while, this will become second nature.

4. Get an accountability partner.  When I started really trying to get a handle on my brain, I decided I need someone to help make sure I'm completing tasks.  I can start 542 tasks, but I may only finish 6.  I have started telling my husband what I'm going to work on and asking him to check in with me to make sure I did it and finished.  It may sound silly, but having someone "check up" on you will help you complete your tasks.

These are just a few things I've learned that help me out.  

Do you have ADD/ADHD?  If so, how do you deal?

The struggle is real, folks.  The struggle is real.

Now I'm on to do some work and try to maintain focus.  I'll be fine as long as I stop watching the elephants on TV.  I love elephants!  And that's why I must turn it off now.

Hugs,
Cheryl








Font Friday - Austie Bost Envelopes Print

Font Friday!!


This great font is Austie Bost Envelope Print from 1001 Fonts.
Get it free HERE.

Hugs,
Cheryl

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Pencil Boxes



I don't have kids.  Most people know this about me, but in case you don't, there it is.  I always wanted to be a mom and do "mom things".  One of those things was to be homeroom mom.  Do you remember that? 
When I was young, our homeroom mom(s) made us treats and goodies for the holiday parties.  My mom did this frequently and I always thought I would someday be in that same spot.  I also remember thinking that when I became a mom I would make sure my kids had the most awesome school supplies because I love office products and always have!  

Since I don't have biological children, I just have to love the kids at church that I teach each week.  I always try to give them some back to school goodies.  This year, I decided to put them in fun pencil boxes.


I downloaded this file from the Silhouette online store.  I love it!  These were super quick and easy to make.  I forgot to take pics at home, so I took them on the BRIGHT green table at church.  Kinda hurts the eyes, doesn't it?


If you look closely, you can see that the eraser isn't attached.  That's where the box opens.  I forgot to take a pic of one of them open.


I also found these cute striped pencil boxes at Target for .69!  What a bargain.  I couldn't pass them up (I bought one for myself, too).  I added vinyl lettering to personalize them for my girls.

Here's one more...


I love back to school!

Happy Tuesday,
Cheryl




Friday, August 7, 2015

Font Friday - Always In My Heart

Font Friday!!


This lovely font is called Always In My Heart.
Get it HERE free!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Friday, July 31, 2015

Font Friday - FFF Tusj

It's Font Friday! This font is great for chalkboard art and looks great in bright colors.


This font is FFF Tusj from DaFont.
You can get it HERE free.

Hugs,
Cheryl

Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy Crafty Thoughts!

While perusing Pinterest, I came across some funnies that I thought I'd share with you all...

I do {heart} hot glue!!




Yikes!  Thankfully, I don't have to lie about what I spend....  My hubby doesn't care.




Yes.  Yes, it is.

Happy Monday!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Font Friday - Always Here Too

Welcome to Font Friday!!!  Here we go again...


Always Here Too is from FontsAddict.  
Get it HERE for free!

Hugs!
Cheryl