It is so good to be back with you this week! I am so excited about our m challenge focus on the site and I loved reading your enthusiasm about this too. I hope you enjoyed the first week of posts as we explore our health and fitness topic. As promised, I also wanted to continue our regular features that you love so this will be the first 3 Little Things for 2015 since I know you love it so much.
As a confession, I did have to tweak my fashion capsule so I rebooted it after a month of fumbling along and then getting some key pieces as holiday gifts, so I am restarting my Project 333 officially on December 22nd pushing me out to March, which will be great for timing anyway with my Spring wardrobe. I will update the photos in my fashion capsule so you can follow along, but have a need to be honest about all of that since this was my first winter wardrobe and I am still learning right along with you.
Here is what is making me happy this week!
Our Q & A a Day: 3 Year Journal for Two People
After being married for almost 15 years, you would think that I would know all there is to know about my husband. Turns out, not the case. I happened upon this Our Q&A a Day 3 Year Journal and thought it might be a fun way to tackle two important things to me- communicating with my spouse and keeping a journal. Each day there is a writing prompt like, “What feels vitally important right now,” or “Do you have enough independence,” for example. On one page, there is room for three years that gives each person the opportunity to write a line or two to answer the question. Each year, you answer the same question so you begin to see how your answers have changed each year.
We have this on our bed and I move it to his side after I fill it out. I look forward so much to reading his responses and it has been a good way to begin talking about things that we didn’t even know were important to each other.
This is going to be my new go-to present for weddings because I can’t imagine what my answers would have been in those first three years of marriage versus where I am in my (almost) 15th year. I HIGHLY recommend this for relationship building.
Each year the grandparents send a little spending money for us to purchase Christmas gifts. This year we used the money to get a couple of games for the kids to play over their holiday break. Tapple was a game that our whole family loved and every family member could play. The object of the game is very simple and there aren’t a lot of rules. There are a set of cards that tell you a topic like, “Pizza Toppings” or “Animals at the Zoo.” You start the timer and then you try to think of a word that starts with each available letter on the game board that fits under that category. If you can’t get it under the allotted time, you are out, and play continues with the remaining players.
The kids absolutely loved this and really loved making up their own categories (an option available on the cards) to create their own game like, “Words to Describe Our Cat Lulu,” or “What Mom Is Like Before Her Coffee” (hardy-har-har!) We all LOVED this game and it is going to be one of those things we can do together on family nights. If you are looking for a new game for the collection, I recommend this one for a really fun time!
Ella & Louis On Vinyl
I only asked for one record this year for Christmas and it was this reissued Ella & Louis on vinyl. My in-laws gave me this album for Christmas and I am pretty sure it is going to be a permanent fixture on our turntable. The two of these voices together is absolutely magical and the song selections are sheer perfection. I wish everyone could experience this and at a mere $22, it can be had for a steal! It’s a must for vinyl collectors simply for that adorable cover alone.
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Now it’s your turn! What’s making you happy this week?