Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Thought Provoking

We have been back in the states one week shy of two weeks now and I am somewhat surprised to say that I am feeling a bit lonely.

When we first arrived we visited family back home and that kept us busy. Once we arrived to our home, my mom stayed with us for a couple weeks, we were busy cleaning our home and fixing damage/neglect caused by our renters, shopping for things that we had sold before we left, playdates with friends, meetings for planning homeschool co-op and girl scouts. Now the dust has settled and I am finding that I am pretty lonely and bored............. my house is clean though! haha ;)

I can't put my finger on it really. Maybe it's just the difference in our lifestyle from Korea to here. While we were living in Korea we were always finding things to do, walking down to shop or to hang out, playing with friends, story time at the library, hula lessons, etc. Although we could and will be just as busy here, especially once school starts, it's different. I find this interesting to even say, seeing as life in the U.S. is go, go, go. I felt that life in Korea was more laid back; however, we were always on the move both in the U.S. before we left and in Korea. Maybe instead of it being a matter of being busy, it's actually the atmosphere I miss.

All I know is  I don't leave to walk to the store and end up out all day with my friends or girls. Instead I sit in a house that I love but with no where to walk, no one to hang out with. I mean I have friends, and we have been meeting up with them often, but life here is different. When you are living in another country, your friends are your family and connecting with them several times a week is just normal. Here your friends have their lives, you have yours, and you talk or see each other occasionally. Is it possible that I just miss the relationships and the connections to people that we had there?

Whatever the case may be, I'm sure this feeling will pass and life will move on. I will find my groove and get back to it, but isn't it thought provoking how different life can feel after experiencing life in another country for just one year?

Until Next Time!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Draw Something!

        I have shared with you once before that I love to try anything crafty so drawing just happens to be one of the things I have tried lately. In my last post I shared that I homeschooled my girls last year. That means that I get to teach art! We did some painting, paper piecing, travel scrapbooking, play with clay, among other things. Some weeks we did drawing.

        I stumbled upon a YouTube channel called Art Kids Hub last year and my kids love it! We have drawn several of the things on his channel. What I love about it is that he speaks and draws in simple terms for the kids, he helps them to feel confident in what they have completed and lets them know that mistakes are ok. It's fun that we can all draw the same thing but they can look so different. He has both simple drawings and challenging ones, but they are all for kids. I love that he colors the drawing afterwards and offers videos on how to blend.

This one is drawn by my 3 year old!

        Since beginning the videos, I have seen an improvement in their drawing skills, both when they do videos and draw in their free time. Learning how to draw simple lines and shapes has helped them a ton. I think that maybe this year, we can focus on our blending and shading skills.

        This week my girls and I stumbled upon another awesome YouTube channel called Draw So Cute! She does break down the lines, but I feel like Art Kids Hub does a better job at this. She also doesn't pause enough to give the kids time to draw them all the time, lucky for us, we have a pause button! With that said, her drawings really are so cute and the kids have been addicted for the last 3 days! They have drawn animals, fun food, school supplies, princesses, etc. I'm not going to lie, I have become just as addicted! Drawing these cute little things is so much fun and it's something my kids can do with me!

These were fun to draw, color and cut out for paper doll fun!

I think that some of these would be so cute on the front of a card and the kids could make it themselves! SO much fun! Whether you have kiddos or not, I hope that you will check out both channels and give it a try!

Until next time!     

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Where on Earth Have You Been?

Hi fellow crafty peeps!

         So, are you wondering where on Earth I have been? Life took a little bit of an unexpected turn around Thanksgiving 2014! We found out that we were going to be moving to S. Korea for a year in May 2015! What?! Yes, South Korea. That basically put my life in a tail spin and I didn't stop moving until now! Whew!

          I went through every belonging we had and decided it's fate. Would it go to Korea, Storage, Trash or Yard Sale. It was a daunting task but it had to be done. Then packing and prepping for our loooooong flight to Korea, with 3 kiddos I might add. I researched and prepped bags for the plane ride, hoping to keep the girls happy and fed. The flight really wasn't that bad and we started our Korean Adventure.

           Korea had its positives and negatives, but overall it was an amazing adventure! I took on the task of homeschooling my kids while we lived there, mostly because I had to, and we tried to see as much as we could. We didn't see everything we had wanted to, but overall we saw some pretty fun things. Homeschooling didn't end up being so bad and it freed up our time to do and see more things.

Osan, S. Korea
Mulhyanggi Arboretum

Jeju Island, S. Korea
Jusangjeolli Cliffs

Korean Bulgogi

Jeju Island, S. Korea
Volcanic Crater - Seongsan Ilchulbong

Jeju Island, S. Korea
Stone Grandfathers

           We have since returned to the states and it has been quite the ride! Another long flight, reuniting with family and friends, setting up house again and shopping to replace some of the things that were sold in the first place. We are all happy to be back home, but do miss Korea. We really did have a great time there, and we made some fantastic friends.

           Now we are settling back into our new normal and prepping for this new chapter of our lives. Part of this chapter is that I am homeschooling again! I think I might be half crazy, but my kiddos asked to be homeschooled again this year, so we are going to see how it goes. I'm not going to lie, I LOVE prepping for the school year! All the curriculum and books streaming into our home is like Christmas for me! Maybe I'm a nerd like that.

            What about Scrapbooking and crafting? Well, to my surprise I did get started on a project life style scrapbook of our adventures in Korea. I only have a few months done, but I do plan to continue to work on that album or albums so we have our year there documented. I have to say that I very much enjoyed the project life/pocket style scrapbooking. I found that it was easier to squeeze into my busy day and fun to put together. I hope to share some of it in a YouTube video at some point.

            What's next for me? Aside from what I've already shared, I'm not entirely sure. I would love to get back into doing YouTube videos. I really enjoyed it and all of you. I would also like to try my hand at blogging some. What do you think? I hope your lives have been as blessed as mine has been this last year or so.

     At least now you know that I did not fall off the face of the planet, just traveled halfway around the world!

                                                           Until Next Time!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Hi Friends!!

        Wow!! So apparently I stink at the blogging thing! Maybe once school starts! lol

    So I want to tell you more about this fantastic business venture my husband and I are on together!
We are now representatives for Rodan + Fields! Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are the dermatologists who created Proactiv, you may have heard of them! ;) Rodan + Fields is their new company and it is completely ground floor. We will be heading to Canada next month and then we will grow internationally from there. They offer incredible products for fine line & wrinkles, large pores, scars, brown spots/sun damage, sensitive skin, Rosacea, Eczema, Acne and more!

     There are 4 main regimens - REDEFINE, REVERSE, SOOTHE and UNBLEMISH
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     Each regimen, used twice daily will last for 60 days! Honestly they say to use a quarter size amount and I don't need that much, so when used wisely you can definitely stretch it.

Rodan + Fields products come with a 60 day money back guarantee, even if the bottle are empty!!

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We are beyond excited to be on this journey together and with an incredible company and a fantastic team! My husband and I would love to help you with your skin care needs!
Regan & Dan

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My life... Update!

Hi there!!
     I am missing YouTube and my blog so much, but with little to no time to craft it is impossible to post. I miss it so much, that I am thinking of just posting videos and blog posts about the happenings of my life. Hopefully there will be some crafty shares too!
    So my husband and I are on a new business venture together as of today! We have some training to do tonight and are waiting on some packages. I can't wait to get started! We are super excited to get started and I will definitely be posting more about that later!
    I am also excited to be a member of a team for an upcoming book launch! You will definitely see more on that later as well!

    Right now I am enjoying spring break with my three girlies, resting and relaxing! My husband and I have been attending two small groups through our church together, one of which is Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU)! FPU is amazing and I totally wish we would have known about it YEARS ago. We are already implementing some of his suggestions with our kids. It is so cool to see their excitement with earning commissions and purchasing things with their own money!

I feel so blessed, grateful and excited for what God has in store for us right now!

If you missed my Surprise Update video on YouTube a few weeks ago, you can watch it here...


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hi and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

     I haven't had much time to craft lately.... okay, I haven't had any time to craft! We have been busy with school, activities and just spending time together. Today we spent some time celebrating St. Patrick's day in a fun way here at home.

We started out with a fun green breakfast.....

Then we had some fun crafty time.....

Then we had some fun dressing up and having our very own fashion show!

All in all it has been a great day! I hope you are enjoying yourself this St. Patrick's Day... remember, have FUN and make some memories!

Pour your 'ART' out!