“WHERE ARE MY SCISSORS”?!

“WHERE ARE MY SCISSORS”?!
Have you ever said this out loud or even shouted it? Have you spent too much time looking for the proper pair of scissors that should be in the kitchen drawer, in your craft caddy or in your workspace?  I can’t tell you how many times I have done this, perhaps thousands of times. We have always had a super busy household, along with running our businesses. We always have some project going on that one would need to have a pair of scissors handy. We have several groups of scissors found in different areas of the house for different purposes. The challenge is that everyone living in the house respect what scissor type is meant to be used for its intended purpose. This may seem excessive, read on to learn more.

The biggest collection of scissors we have in our house are in the kitchen. Here we have two categories. The first is the food scissors. We have several pairs that we use from IKEA as well as several other pairs that we have gotten over time from various knife sets. The second group of scissors are for general use. We keep them in a multi-purpose drawer away from the food prep area. We use these for ANYTHING that needs to be cut such as opening packages or cutting paper to wrap gifts.  

The next biggest collection of scissors are my various crafting project pairs. My favorite for this is my @CreativeMemories scissors. I also have special non-stick scissors for cutting and trimming stickers and things that are sticky.  My favorite scissor pair for this situation is the @TimHoltz version. I also have the infamous bird scissors that are for yarn and embroidery thread. I must mention decorative edge or fancy edge scissors as well. These are the BEST for crafting, scrapbooking and cardmaking, especially with kids. I also have to give a nod to safety scissors for kids.  These are a must when you have a toddler/preschooler learning to refine their fine motor skills and building their muscle memory.

We also have a few pair of scissors in the bathroom. These are special hair cutting scissors. These have come handy over the years! Trimming beards, moustaches, trimming around the ears and getting gum out of hair.  There is also a special bandage scissor pair in our first aid kit, for obvious reasons, they NEED to stay in the kit!
Now we come to fabric scissors…these are the type you want to hide from your family or anyone else who lives with you. Trust me, your family will not respect these scissors like you do.  They will try to use them for ANYTHING other than fabric.  I’ve caught my husband and kids using my good scissors just to cut some random cardboard box or using the food scissors for something other than food.   My most favorite scissors for fabric are the straight cuts, and picking shears from @Gingher, they are the best!

I always keep a small pair of pruning scissors around to properly prune and cut fresh flowers in the spring, summer and fall. I keep these in our broom closet by our side door. We also have a lefty in the house, so don’t forget the lefties.
The scissor solution is simple. Have the right scissors for the right job or project. Also, have a special place for the scissors to be stored or even hidden, so that you always know where to find the pair you need. It’s also best to have several pairs as well.   

What are your favorite scissors and where do you store them? Tell me in the comments below

5 Things to LOVE About Trying Something NEW!!!

5 Things to LOVE About Trying Something NEW!!!
Are YOU currently trying something new? Have you considered it? Recently, I have been doing a lot of new things. For instance, I learned how to build a website landing page, took a college level business course, joined a “business POD team” challengeand became very close friends with four wonderful, amazing women. I also attended my first of many AFT sessions to work on my mindset moving forward.  I think I thrive on trying new things! I feel the fear and do it anyway. Like a few months ago, I decided to write a book and several online courses! (Say what!) Who am I?!  

Also, last June I met a wonderfulman with a big heart, who had the passion for building “Little Free Libraries.” He calls them “bookeries.” So since I love books AND advocating for childrens literacy, I had a custom “Little Free Library” built, installed, and now I steward it. (I had no idea what I was doing when I began THAT process.) My latest new hobby is diving into the #HappyPlanner world. It’s kind of like scrapbooking a calendar for the year, which is perfect for me!

Here are 5 Things to LOVE about trying something NEW:

1.)  Building Character: It helps you grow stronger and build characteryou know, the things like integrity, loyalty, honesty, fortitude, empathy. You just may gain a new perspective on something you never considered in the past.

2.) New experiences will help you learn more about yourself: What kind of new experience can YOU try? Think about it, but don’t over think it. What kind of childhood things did you like doing that you don’t do anymore? Now, go do it! 

3.) You may stumble upon a useful opportunity: I call this a chance to move your life in a new direction. It just may make you a believer in optimism, if you are a bit skeptical.
  
4.) Boost your confidence: It will open up your mind, and you many even surprise yourself with your newly found confidence!
 
5.) Expand your social network:  By trying new things you most certainly will meet new people. or know too many people.
 
If you are not big on trying new things, please give it a try but start small, and only do one new thing at a time!
 
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” — Thomas Jefferson
 

Why we love the Power of Positive (and you should too!)

Why we love the Power of Positive (and you should too!)
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Note to Self...

Note to Self...
 Lynn dear, please brush up on your savvy email skills"!  Thanks a bunch, Lynn

It's 12:50am on May 2, 2018.  I have been wanting to brush up on my savvy email skills for months, but I have yet to do this.  So, since I set a goal of getting my first monthly email out to my clients/members by May 1st I went "old school" and just got it done! It many not have any  cool background color, graphic images or photos  but it has all the info anyone will need to know to learn about what's going on!   

It includes what I've been up to, what the upcoming events are and what kind of classes and promos are going on and coming up!  

My next goal for my newsletter will be for June's newsletter to be a bit more savvy!  




Mona Farm, Utah

Mona Farm, Utah

I remember being at the Mona Farm in Utah for the first time.  It was July 2018, and a little intimidating. The farm is  so vast and since I went on my own, so I made friends quickly to explore the farm! My focus was to walk through the distillery to see it in action! I also went out to the lavender fields and planted a seedling and of course did a “jump for joy” in the field as well.

A year later was my second time around. I had a clear plan enjoy the land, get grounded. I had a more relaxing visit. I visited the award winning Percherons and Friesians and then took off my shoes and waded in the stream! I also got to enjoy the incoming parade of motorcycles that ride for one of Young Living’s foundations “Ride for a Reason”.
Link: https://younglivingfoundation.org/ride-for-a-reason

My goal for my next visit is to check out the jousting event!! Although the convention is digital this year, I’m holding my memories close and really love sharing them with you!

Are you coming along with me to visit the Mona Farm in 2021?! 

 
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