2014 Update of Life

I am currently working on meeting my goals and I can happily say that I can check off almost everything on the list. Since my last post, we have moved to Hawaii, took a trip to Australia, and moved twice (in Hawaii)! And one other big thing… I am 38.5 weeks pregnant!!

This baby could come any time, and I would be completely ready… I think.

This blog is going to be about my life. About my little girl. About my ocean view. My crafting days are seeming to slow down, but if you are interested in seeing what I am up to over there, you can stop by my blog http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com. I started quilting more instead of scrapbooking, but I hope that I will eventually make it back to my old roots, and craft with my little girl once she gets older.

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 5 years. We have a 5 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever/Lab/Jindo mix dog. She is our baby. We got a genetic test done to see what she was this past fall. Otherwise I would normally say we have Lab/Border Collie mix, because that is what she looks like, but it is not the case! We found she was HALF Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and lucky us, she HATES water… that is 100% the Jindo in her. My husband and I have lived on each US coast, and are both from the Midwest. I’m from Minnesota, and he is from Missouri. We met in college at Iowa State University. We love baseball, good wine, and microbrew beers. We are expecting our first child in less than 2 weeks. We are having a girl, and couldn’t be more excited.


This was our pregnancy announcement. Lucie was good sport for most of it.

Well I hope you look forward to the things that I post. I have some subscription box reviews that I will be sharing with you for our baby girl soon!



A Fresh Start

Every few years we start over. We get a fresh start. We are in the process of doing so too. I am also in the process of going through all my craft supplies and giving them a fresh start too. It is a mess. I have piles of scraps, that when I move, I question if I should take with me. I also get a fresh start with friends, a new home, and a new lifestyle.

Moving to Hawaii has got me thinking. I am going to need to be in the best shape I can be. I am going to be enjoying the weather, the waves, and the ocean. I met an older gentleman the other day who had been to Hawaii. He told me I must get my SCUBA certificate. I told him there are TWO problems with that. One, I am afraid of things in the ocean, and two, volcanoes freak me out. Living in Hawaii will not be easy for me. But I know I need to get over those fears, so I might give it a go. I have come to realize that I have a nice list of things I want to accomplish for the next three years. And I am going to try my best to get them done.

1. SUP (stand up paddleboarding) — hello core workout!

2. SCUBA or Snorkle

3. Spend 50% of my day outside

4. Try something new to eat once a month. I must be brave.

5. Attempt to start a family. Long term goal, realizing there will never be the RIGHT time.

6. Get a bike. (yes, a pedal bike, I am thinking a beach cruiser)

7. Minimize. I will not buy junk. I will use up what I have before I get more. If I don’t need it, get rid of it.

8. Take in life. Be involved. But do not stretch myself thin.This has happened before.

9. GET ORGANIZED. Everything needs a place. It if don’t have a home, get rid of it, or find another option

I know there will be more to come, so this list may add. I have from DEC 2011 to JUNE 2012 to get my body in shape. I would love to lose 30lbs. If I could lose more, I would be OVER excited. This will be the perfect fresh start to life. Everyone needs one, you just have to make time for it.

Here’s to a fresh start, and hopes to many more.

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A New Beginning

With a life of constant change. I know that I will always have an ocean view. Whether it is crafting, with company, creating home decor, or living life. I feel that With An Ocean View fits me more. I will be making some plans over the next few months, but I will be here, all the time. Enjoying my ocean view.