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!
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.
November was a whirlwind month in our house as we celebrated our first Thanksgiving in our new house and with our son. Thankfully, the little guy let us sit down for a nice Thanksgiving dinner while he gazed at our plates longingly from his highchair. Haha! We hope you had a wonderful, gratitude-filled holiday!
I also launched A Stitch of Magic in my Etsy Shop and am loving adding new products. Fulfilling your orders has been extra fun and I appreciate all your support!
Check out all the things you may have missed below!
A Stitch of Magic is live in the Etsy shop! These adorable designs come as finished products or cross stitch patterns. You can order pins or magnets. And if you don’t see the character you love, just send me a message! I’ve already added 13 new designs in the past week!
I don’t know about you but Thanksgiving Day is always filled with chaos. Fun chaos. But chaos nonetheless. With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade playing in the background, I take to the kitchen prepared to tackle the day’s feast.
I carefully lay out all the ingredients for the delicious dishes (grouping them by recipe, of course) and then take a deep breath.
How am I going to get this all done? Efficiently would be nice.
Inevitably, my kitchen is covered in post-it notes reminding me when to put a dish in and when, oh, and at the right temperature. And wait… did those go in together? Or did I want to cook them separately? Shoot.
To wrangle all the chaos, I’ve created a simple printable chart. Click the links below to download.