Survey Questions Answered!

I want to thank you all so much for participating in my end-of-year survey. I've been slowly going through all of the answers, suggestions, and comments! You guys are so wonderful. You really know how to make a girl feel good.

I thought I would take a moment and answer a couple of questions and comments.

Please, please, please finish the states!!!!

I know, I know. I started and it's been a slow process getting them all done. They are on the top priority list this year. I have a list of all the states I haven't done yet, and I'll be working on those in-between other releases that I need to do.

Can you design an album about traveling or magazine?

Magazine style templates are some of my favorites to design. I always wonder if digital scrapbookers like this style. I've even thought of doing my project life type pages in magazine format, basically for the ease of creating the pages. So yes, plan to see more of these coming your way.

Also, my travel journal templates are on the top of my designing list, especially after reading the results of the survey!

How do you manage to do so much? (mom, work and scrap!)

Whatever I'm working on at the moment I focus on it. I think this might be referred to as time blocking. For instance from 6-8 in the morning is my personal time (work out, Bible Study, shower, plan for the day - nobody is allowed to interrupt me unless they are sick or bleeding!). From 8-9 it's breakfast and chore time. From 9-3 it's school time. During those times I don't let work distract me from my kids or homeschooling. From 3-7 it's usually extracurriculars, homeschool director work (I also direct a local homeschool group) errands and dinner time. Then after dinner and chores are done I might squeeze in some work until bedtime routine. I usually check e-mail, catch up on forums, etc.. Then after bedtime from around 9-11 is when I focus on SwL work. Sundays afternoons are reserved for scrapbooking. Having focused time where I don't try to multi-task has been the most helpful thing for me. That way when I'm with my kids and hubby my time is focused on them. Now, don't let this fool you into thinking that I live this perfectly organized, smooth life. There are crazy, hectic times where I feel like I can't do it all. In those moments I have to take a step back and re-prioritize. I'm sort of a work in progress...but aren't we all?

Also, I want to add that I love all the different parts of my life. I love that I get to homeschool my kids, I love that I have a little side-hustle that contributes to my family, I love that I get to be creative at night after the kids go to bed. I think having these different parts to my life helps keep it interesting and fun...and I never get bored!

Also, this note made my year. Thank you to whoever left it. This is one of the reasons I love my job and keep sitting down to my computer night after night.

I'm still learning to scrapbook digitally and I would never get anything done without your templates. They are my go-to and allow me to get more done than I ever would without them.

Thanks again for completing the survey!

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