The Lawrence family LEGO collection is already growing. I’d love to blame it on our son, but really, it’s us. We love putting LEGOs together and they have even become a part of our Christmas traditions.
However, as any parent can tell you, LEGOs come with a little storage problem. Not only do have to find a way to wrangle all those little (evil) bricks, but then there are manuals that you have to hang onto unless you want to have a mental breakdown trying to figure out how everything was originally pieced together.
The manuals were the challenge for us. We kept them in a gallon ziplock bag in the LEGO bucket until one afternoon with a few kids showed us how horrible of an idea that was.
So with a few office supplies, I found another solution!
I’m a firm believer that the new year is a great time to inventory your life and set new goals. I know, I know. Time is a made up construct and honestly, yes, if you have a dream, you really should start working towards it now. Don’t wait for the new year, next month, Monday, or tomorrow. Start today.
That being said, I still believe the new year is ideal for reflecting and realigning myself. I make a big thing out of it. I sit down in a quiet place with my journal and some music and dig deep about how the past year went and what I’d like to accomplish for the next year. For my businesses, this is a much easier exercise as I look at revenue and page views. It’s very data and product driven. But with my personal life, I like to dig much deeper into my behaviors and habits.
The new year is here and now is the time people start reevaluating their lives. What they would like to improve. What they would like to do differently. What they would like to try. And I am all for it!
In an effort to keep exploring and growing, instead of making traditional resolutions, I create a bucket list for the year.
What do I include? All the fun things – things I want to do (this usually ends up being projects to complete or races I want to run), foods to try, movies to see, books to read, places to go, and skills to master (or at least attempt).
The end of 2018 is upon us and that means it’s time for a recap! We had such an exciting year and as a result, some seriously fun blog posts and shop events. New house. New Baby. New products. Crazy fun!
Below are the top posts of 2018 for the Lawrence Made Blog and Shop. Check out below to see what you may have missed and revisit some of your favorites.
As 2018 comes to close, bloggers across the country are putting together their best post round-ups. This year, I’ve partnered up with a group of craft bloggers to share our collective best posts. #communityovercompetition And I have to tell you, there are some awesome ideas here!
Below are 25+ of the most inspiring craft tutorials from 2018. Check them out!