Hope you have had a wonderful holiday. Hope you got to spend lots of great time with loved ones. And enjoy lots of scrumptious food.
We have been a little crazy over here. And by crazy, I mean sick. UGH!
The Sunday before the last week of school, LM started feeling not-so-good. Then he puked all over our minivan. That was just the beginning of almost 3 weeks of sick for us. (This Sunday will be 3 weeks.) First came the queasy, puke-y sick. Then came the flu, fever, chest congestion, runny nose sick. Which lasts forever!
So, needless to say, recipe development has not been at the top of my list of things to do. Which is such a bummer because I had some great ideas at the beginning of the season that I was looking forward to working on. But with queasy tummy, the last thing I wanted to do was look at food. Let alone make it. Have to save those puppies for next year. (I’m not making puppies. That’s just a figure of speech. Just in case.)
So, here is what I was able to work on. While holding sick boys and wiping runny noses.
A Vision Board.
No, not like Vision from the new Avengers movie. Although I am curious about what they are doing with that.
I mean a vision board.
I have made these the last few years, and they are great and very helpful. While not everything I put on my vision board comes to fruition in the year, it is a great thing to constantly see and keep me on the right track for what I really want in the coming year. I have a feeling it works on a subconscious level, too.
Have you ever done a vision board? Have you wanted to? They are pretty easy to do. It just takes a bit of time. But that time working on it also helps you focus on what you really want in the new year.
How to Make a Vision Board
First step is to gather some supplies. I used a giant white poster board, since I had some laying around. I grabbed some magazines to get me started. My new favorite gel pens, metallic markers and washi tape. (Just discovered this stuff thanks to some crafty new blogging friends. Love it!)
And you’ll want some type of glue. I just used a glue stick from LM. In addition, I added some of our business cards. Want those suckers to grow, grow, grow!
- poster board
- washi tape
- anything else you want to have happen in 2015
Then go through the magazines and start tearing out what speaks to you. You can cut it nicely with scissors or just keep the rough edge look.
Find yourself a big ol’ space and arrange what you’ve got. And glue away.
I also added some of these great word images from my FIL’s site on Pixabay. He has been creating these awesome images, and I just had to include them. They are so amazing, uplifting and empowering. Go ahead and check them out for yourself. They are free to download at Pixabay. Or you can donate if you feel they are worth something to you.
So here is my finished Vision Board. Well, almost finished. I forgot to add the washi tape, so I will be going back and adding that along with some metallic marker embellishments.
I mean, look at my new blogging calendar. It was plain and boring, but now it just shouts, “Look at me!” I don’t lose it, and it reminds me of what I want to be doing and creating. Just by adding washi tape and metallic markers. LOVE IT!
So, what about you? Do you have any thoughts for the new year? Any ideas you really want to pursue? Are you going to create a vision board to help you reach your goals?
PS – Cross fingers for me our household is better enough in the next few days so I can get back to recipes.