Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Family History TuesdayZ | Most Fun

Journaling Prompt: 
What is the most fun you have ever had?

My Personal Journaling:
This one is an easy one for me. The most fun I have ever had was taking my family to Disneyland this past December. We had a blast - truly a perfect trip and watching my kids experience the magic was truly an amazing experience!


Journal CardZ for this Week
Journal CardZ - MOST FUN
4x6 and 3x4 Cards - Squared & Rounded Corners


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Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don't write in your journal regularly - I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.

Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn't matter how you do this - it's just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.

New for 2015! Journal CardZ. A very popular trend right now is Pocket Scrapbooking. Part of pocket scrapbooking is journaling cards. So to help you scrap my weekly Journal Prompts, I am offering up 4x6 and 3x4 cards for your use every week! These cards are great to use digitally or you can even print them out!

If I come up with other family history ideas - I will be sure to share it here too - and if you want to share with me your ideas - that would be wonderful and I'd be glad to share them here too. Just comment here or email me at dedesmith32@gmail.com.


Monday, March 2, 2015

Morning Sing Song

Image from the Disney Fantasia Game
My husband has a cute thing that he does just about every morning. He wakes up with a random song in his head and as he gets ready for the day, he quietly sings it out loud. I (of course) have noticed this little trait pretty much our whole married life, but I guess I never commented on it until a few months ago. I found myself saying to him, "You know, its been a real adventure the past 15 years to discover what song you're going to sing to yourself every morning."

Actually mentioning it kind of threw my husband for a loop. He didn't realize that he had a new song in his head almost every morning. To prove me wrong, he started a blog so he could start tracking the songs that are in his head. It doesn't happen every morning, but its been fun to see which mornings that it does happen and the truly random songs that enter his head in his sleep!

I decided to share his blog with you today. I hope you'll check it out and get some entertainment out of it!  Let us know what you think!




Each Monday (that doesn't have a new release), I am going to be offering a little Magic to start your week. It might be a fun idea, some inspiration, a tutorial, or just sharing some thoughts - Whatever I feel like! So come back and share your thoughts too!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Jolly Holiday Surprise Adventure | The Surprise - Part 2

THE SURPRISE - Part 2
December 6, 2014

At about this point, Beth realized that this surprise wasn't going to be just a day event and that she was going to miss her Christmas Choir Concerts. (We had planned this trip before she even joined choir and there just wasn't any way we could make it work. We had told her choir teacher about the trip and she kept it a secret for us.) When Beth realized this, she had a bit of a meltdown. She was so excited about being in choir and the concerts - I had been feeling bad all week because of how excited she was about it.  After much comforting and promises that it would be worth it, she calmed down. I loved that Joey asked her, "Do you trust me?" She nodded her head through the tears and Joey said, "I promise you that you will love this surprise and it's going to be okay." Pretty soon, she had a smile on her face once again.


We then began Part 2 of our storybook:


Our video of the reading of the next part of our Storybook:


So then we headed out to our van, Appa. When we got to the train station, we bought our tickets and then realized that we were quite a bit early for the train. So we decided to get some breakfast at Village Inn. After a quick breakfast, we headed back to the train station and parked the van.  We then opened the trunk of the van and surprised the kids with their new luggage!!! Then we boarded the FrontRunner train.  As we continued our journey, we opened up our storybooks again....

Our video of the reading of the next part of our Storybook:


So the kids pulled out their new fun treasures and got to work coloring and playing!  When we got to the Salt Lake Central Station, we got off the FrontRunner and boarded one of the Trax trains, which took us to another stop where we got off to wait for yet another Trax train.

While we waited, we read another page in our Storybook:


The kids were so excited to find out that they were going to get to go on a plane (oh I mean a magic carpet) for the first time! So finally our last train picked us up and we were off to the airport.

When we got to the airport, we dropped off our bags and got through security before finding a place to wait. We had a little bit of time, so we explored the airport a little bit and got some wiggles out. The kids bought some fun bag dangles with their names on it from one of the gift shops. 




And then it was time to board the plane!!!



The Adventure Continues in another post. :)


The Smith Family's Jolly Holiday Adventure
I'm so excited to share my family's magical Christmas adventure of 2014 with you!
To see all the postings in this series go HERE.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday SayingZ | Two Roads

{ This week's quote }
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by, 
And that has made all the difference
- Robert Frost -


Each Wednesday, I am going to be sharing a quote/saying with you! 
I am a collector of quotes/sayings/scrapbook titles, etc. and I love to hear new ones! So, each week, I will share a quote/saying with you that I hope will inspire you and make your day a little better! I also create pieces of wordart with these quotes each week and offering them to you as a freebie!!!  Feel free to use them in your scrapbook layouts or just print them out for great wall decor!

If you have any great quotes/sayings - feel free to send them in to me at dedesmith32@gmail.com - I would love to use them!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Family History TuesdayZ | New Things

Journaling Prompt: 
What was the last new thing you tried?

My Personal Journaling:
I have a hard time trying new things. Change is a hard one for me.  So its hard to think of things that I have actually tried. The only real thing that I can think of is that I love new technologies. I think that's the only thing that I really love trying.  My husband and I are pretty good nerds and we love seeing new things come out in technology and we are usually one of the first to try it.  For instance - the Chromecast - yea, we were one of the first ones to own that and we love being able to use it to use our tv more. I have a iPhone 6+, we have several game systems, computers, and tablets. Yea, new technologies are a hit at our house.


Journal CardZ for this Week
Journal CardZ - NEW THINGZ
4x6 and 3x4 Cards - Squared & Rounded Corners


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Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don't write in your journal regularly - I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.

Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn't matter how you do this - it's just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.

New for 2015! Journal CardZ. A very popular trend right now is Pocket Scrapbooking. Part of pocket scrapbooking is journaling cards. So to help you scrap my weekly Journal Prompts, I am offering up 4x6 and 3x4 cards for your use every week! These cards are great to use digitally or you can even print them out!

If I come up with other family history ideas - I will be sure to share it here too - and if you want to share with me your ideas - that would be wonderful and I'd be glad to share them here too. Just comment here or email me at dedesmith32@gmail.com.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday SayingZ | Be Awesome

{ This week's quote }
Don't forget
to be
AWESOME!

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Each Wednesday, I am going to be sharing a quote/saying with you! 
I am a collector of quotes/sayings/scrapbook titles, etc. and I love to hear new ones! So, each week, I will share a quote/saying with you that I hope will inspire you and make your day a little better! I also create pieces of wordart with these quotes each week and offering them to you as a freebie!!!  Feel free to use them in your scrapbook layouts or just print them out for great wall decor!

If you have any great quotes/sayings - feel free to send them in to me at dedesmith32@gmail.com - I would love to use them!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Family History TuesdayZ | Favorite Sports Team

Journaling Prompt: 
Do you have a favorite Pro Sports Team?
Why are they your favorite?


My Personal Journaling:
In high school, I played basketball and volleyball and I loved it. I didn't watch much Pro sports then, but if I did it was Utah Jazz Basketball. Joey is a football fan and so when I married him - football became the sport we watched and I have to admit now that I love it. We have had 2 teams that we have cheered for, mostly because of their quarterback, Peyton Manning.  So we were Indianapolis Colts fans and then when Peyton went to play for the Denver Broncos, we followed him. It's been a difficult year for the Broncos and we are anxious to hear what's going to happen.  If Peyton retires this year, we might just have to become Colts fans again!  :)




NEW for 2015! Journal CardZ
A very popular trend right now is Pocket Scrapbooking. Part of pocket scrapbooking is journaling cards. So to help you scrap my weekly Journal Prompts, I am offering up 4x6 and 3x4 cards for your use every week! These cards are great to use digitally or you can even print them out! I have also included squared and rounded corners too, so I really hope you will use these in your scrapbooking and journaling!

** For this particular set - I thought it could be fun if you could add your favorite team's logo or mascot or colors in the half circle!  :)

Journal CardZ - Favorite Pro Sports Team by DesignZ by DeDe (DeDe Smith)
Journal CardZ - Favorite Pro Sports Team
4x6 and 3x4 Cards - Squared & Rounded Corners


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I'd love to hear what you think of this new product!  
Look for more Journal CardZ to come to my store too! 
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Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don't write in your journal regularly - I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.

Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn't matter how you do this - it's just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.

New for 2015! Journal CardZ. A very popular trend right now is Pocket Scrapbooking. Part of pocket scrapbooking is journaling cards. So to help you scrap my weekly Journal Prompts, I am offering up 4x6 and 3x4 cards for your use every week! These cards are great to use digitally or you can even print them out!

If I come up with other family history ideas - I will be sure to share it here too - and if you want to share with me your ideas - that would be wonderful and I'd be glad to share them here too. Just comment here or email me at dedesmith32@gmail.com.