PL 2016 – Weeks 5 & 6

I spent the first week of February cleaning my desk, which had been sorely neglected since before Christmas. It seems to be the place where everything gets dumped and I wanted my crafty space back. That required going though the stuff of life that had accumulated for a few months. 

Desk – Before

Desk – After

With my newly clean space, I was finally able to dig in and complete the January 2016 OLW prompt and I received a little happy mail from Feed Your Craft and Brandi Kincaid. 

PL 2016 – Week 5

Week 6 of 2016 was all about entertainment: Super Bowl 50 (Lady Gaga was phenomenal), a premier date for the upcoming season of Outlander (still two months away on April 9th), a Deadpool for Valentines’s Day date night (brilliantly irreverent and absolutely perfect – date and movie both), and the Girl Scouts Father/Daughter dance (fun times with friends). It was a good week. 

PL 2016 – Week 6 

Page Construction Notes

  • Becky Higgins Picturesque Core Kit designed by Heidi Swapp
  • Becky Higgins Design A Page Protectors
  • Random wood veneer pieces from Studio Calico

PL 2016 – Week 3&4

The end of January was pretty low key. 

The highlight of Week 3 for me was an adorable kitten video where said kitten attempts to scoop up digital fish from a phone. Oh, and a fabulously absurd conversation about Black Widow spiders in Iowa. 

PL 2016 – Week 3


The highlights of Week 4 were Ella’s first band concert as a member of the Hoover Middle School Concert Band and being chosen as a member of the ARC team for the release of Melanie Harlow’s new book Some Sort of Love. 

PL 2016 – Week 4


We also had our first monthly Holm Family outing at Planet X in Cedar Rapids. Jason and the girls enjoyed rock climbing and Laser Tag and we played an emotional game of goofy golf. 

PL 2016 – January Holm Family Outing


Page Construction Notes

  • Becky Higgins Picturesque Core Kit designed by Heidi Swapp
  • Becky Higgins Design A Page Protectors
  • Becky Higgins Halloween Themed Card Set
  • Ali Edwards’ Storytelling Class Kit (no longer available)