31 Days Writing Challenge

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{31 Days- Day 7} Asking Our Kids

Kid Quizzes on your Scrapbooking Layouts

 About 10 years ago, I bought a magazine by Simple Scrapbooks called “Scrapbook Shortcuts with quizzes and questions”. The magazine was filled with different quizzes to be used in your layout. I really liked the way you can use this to create an amazing layout about yourself, family, relationships and children.

The one that I use the most is kid quizzes. I know that we create layouts on our children based on milestones, special events, what and who they love.  I started this when my son was 5 years old and I try to do this every few months because kids change their voice and personality each time you see them. It’s amazing how they change from when they were little till now.

Creating a quiz style form is easy not just for us but for the children. It helps them answer the questions without have a blank stare looking at you. It’s also a great opportunity for them to write the answers in their own handwriting.  It’s so much fun to do with this with the kids and often amusing. Since my son, I also have done quizzes with my daughter.  One day, you will be able to look back at these layouts and remember what she or he was like at a particular age.

Here are some quiz questions that will help you get a glimpse how the children see the world, what kind toys they played, shows or movies they watched and their dreams.
What is your favorite song, singer, or band?
What is your favorite clothing outfit or shoes?
What is the coolest thing you have learned lately?
What is the best thing about today?
What is the worst thing about today?
What are your favorite meals?
What is your favorite snack?
What is your favorite hobby?
What is your favorite toy or game?
What is your favorite TV show?
What kinds of book do you read?
What is your favorite book?
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
What chores do hate or like doing?
How do you get to school?
What make you mad?
Where would you like to go on vacation next year?
What 5 places would like to go on vacation with your family?
What is your dad or mom really good at?
What is one thing that mom or dad say to you all the time?
What did you and dad/mom do together that you love to do?
What is your favorite color(s)?
What is your favorite thing about your pet?
Tell me about your best Halloween costume ever.
Who is your best friend?
What’s under your bed? In your closet?
What is your favorite holiday and why?
What is the best present you ever got?

The questions are infinite and you are able to create amazing creations with your children.  It’s amazing how much you can ask and the amount of answers you get from them. Make a list, and/or questions or let them check off answers. Whatever you do, it will fun for the both of you.

Here are a few layouts I did of my son and daughter with quizzes being the focal point in my layouts. These ones are from when they were younger but will being more now at 17 and 14.
Chris at 12 by Lucy Chesna  Credits  Kits: Diva Digital Design; Font: Kristen,Arial
Maggie by Lucy Chesna Credits  Kits: Sweet Pretties by Chelly Oliviera

It’s a special way to connect with the children in your lives and see the amazing changes they go through each year. Most important, it’s a fun way to create and express your love for them.

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{31 Days- Day 5} Meal Plan for the Week

Each week on Sunday, I take about 30 minutes to plan my meals for the week, take inventory of the food that we have and list the items that I need for the grocery store. This really helped me spend less and buying doubles of stuff. 

I posted below links to PDF's of forms that I created and use for my meal planning. I have a few more like some recipes, weekly cleaning and organizing the house and bill paying.

The first thing I do is write down what I have on hand in the freezer
 Then I go through the refrigerator and do the same thing with the pantry. Then I look over what I have , what I need to get at the grocery and what I can make for dinners. I have been doing this for over 6 years and saves time plus no extra spending on fast food.
After looking through my list, I can check the calendar if we have anything to do that week. This will determine on the dinners if its crockpot, fast and quick or oven dinners. It saves so much time for us and we eat better by doing this.

{31 Days- Day4} Lord Is it Warfare? Teach Me to Stand

I have this book for almost a year and never had the time to really concentrate on this till today. My husband had surgery on his back and I wanted to something to explore both the average and not so average studies regarding spiritual warfare.

As I am looking through the book, its not a book that you can just read it but a concept to explore and discover the spiritual side for strength and wisdom. I am going to take 30 minutes each week reading the book, look over the scriptures and answer the questions. I am going to create a journal to help me in this process. I feel this will open my eyes of the warfare that is going on with me and around the world today.

Chapter 1: Lord Is It Warfare? Ephesians 6: 10-20...
Lets see where it takes me!

Read this verse everyday for the next month starting TODAY!!! Possibly memorize it! I dare you to see how it will change your life and daily attitudes!:

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