PM’s 2011 ReWind & some goals for 2012

Bye Bye 2011 and HELLO 2012!— While I’m blessed that I made it through this past year– I’m so happy to start fresh and try some new things this year. This past year has been a huge learning experience for me in many different ways– some of them being my new homeschooling journey with my youngest son Little K. When I 1st moved to Louisiana– I knew that it would be different for my family but one of the biggest things that caught me off guard, was the public school system. They suck!  So I decided to move my two older boys to a different school district  and started to home school my youngest. It’s been a struggle but it’s also one of the best things that I’ve done this past year and I can’t wait till this year to have all three of them homeschooling. 2011 was full of learning experiences, private crying sessions, laughter, and self- reflection. PM has a been a big part of that and I’m so appreciative of all the relationships that I have made through blogging and I can’t wait to continue to build even more relationships.

Any Who –some of my goals for this coming here are:

Blogging more– I will still continue to write about diys, organizing, and parenting but I’m also would like to share more of my party planning tips, fitness and fashion post as well. Stay tuned

Be more proactive and productive: I’m such a slacker but I’m planning to put a stop to that ASAP!

Try new hobbies and projects: I have over 800 pins on Pinterest, two huge binders full of craft inspirations and a zillion projects saved to my computers that I’ve been dying to try. Stay tuned to ( I’m trying that! Tuesdays)

Organize the W household: I’m really good at starting new routines but then I fall off and there goes the entire family

Get more healthy– yea I know it’s cliche for the new year

Build a stronger spiritual bond with the man above: This is my biggest goal– gotta get it together– I feel like I’ve lost a little connection in the past year, that’s not good– I need that and plan to reconnect fully :)

Spend more alone time with kids individually— four kids are a lot but I’ve seen mothers with 6 or 7 kids do it so I can too

Spend more “alone” time with my hubby–if you know what I mean ;)– jk– kind of.

Go to visit family and friends back home more often– I miss them dearly

So what are some of your goals for 2012– please share– you know I want to be know :)

Happy New Years Peeps!

Let’s Party! {Inspiration for New Year’s w/ the kiddos}

How are you ladies spending your New Year‘s Eve? Well I’m spending mine with my beautiful family like I do every year for the last 6 or 7 years. Yea I have a 12 year but hey I was young then and had a mom as a baby sister for my New Year’s :) I love spending NYE with kids because it’s so cute to see their little eyes trying to stay up for the famous countdown and always having that ONE that just can’t hang.

So are you bringing in the 2012 with the kiddos– why not have a party? Need a little inspiration? Well here’s a little peek at some of my ideas that I pulled from the World Wide Web.

* Loving those Glitter letters– so easy to do and can’t wait to try!

* Now this is too cute– the bright colors of the paper is perfect and the fact everything that this is made with just some scissors, punch, and paper is just exciting! Find the entire party and the details here at Friskars

* Simple but elegant and fun black and white NYE printable party set from The Tomkat Studio– I love this site she is the best and she never disappoints me.  SN: This is a FREEBIE– always a bonus!!!

And then my favorite!!!!

photo via Table Tops for Tots Blog

via Table Tops for Tots

via Table tops for tots

via Table tops and tots

The ladies from The Purple Pug really nailed this partyscape— I love every inch of this party— I swear I started to scream  when I found this. This is super cool and I’m jacking 80%  of these ideas!

So let’s get ready to bring in the 2012– If you decide to have a little party for your little ones– take lots of pics and share!!!