7 Quick Takes (#1)

31 Aug

7 quick takes sm1 Your 7 Quick Takes Toolkit!

I’m trying something new this week! I have seen so many bloggers who participate in the 7 Quick Takes link-up at Conversion Diary that I decided to get in on the fun myself! Let me know what you think!

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The past few weeks I have been compiling a collection of craft supplies. My 3-year-old is obsessed with “cwaft” projects right now. She would use a glue stick all day long if I let her! “C” looks forward to our weekly Catholic ABC’s time. This weekend we’ll be discussing the letter “f.” I have a lot of the basic craft necessities to do all of these projects and now I just need to get some cheap plastic bins to organize this stuff! My husband is going to be building some shelves soon to store all of these items, so I can’t wait to have everything easily accessible in one place! I see many more hours on Pinterest in my future!

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I love the new Over app for the iPad! The husband of a high school friend developed this app and it allows you to type text over photos. I’ve had fun creating captions on pictures of the girls! Warning: it can be addictive! I will be featuring it heavily in my post next Friday, so check back!

On Notre Dame campus Fall 2011

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I just finished reading the book, The Temperament God Gave Your Kids. It was pretty insightful, but I think I’ll have to wait until the girls get a little older to see how their personalities develop more. I have glimpses of what motivates and triggers them, but I don’t think I know enough to identify their dominant personality-types yet. I do have my husband figured out, though (phlegmatic and part sanguine), but I was frustrated that I couldn’t fully identify with one main temperament. I felt that I had strong elements of 2-3 of the temperaments. I know us humans can’t be categorized in boxes, but I was hoping to gain some more revelations in to what makes me tick! I know for sure that I don’t have a sanguine temperament, though!

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Okay, I just have to throw this one out there. It’s kind of a new pet peeve for me! Maybe some fellow bloggers can appreciate this… As I have been researching marketing strategies for Adam’s music, I have run across some amazing articles about sharing interesting and useful information with supporters and fans. Unfortunately, I’ve read a cliche’ that was used in several of them that I never want to hear again – “content is king.” Trust me, I get the importance of the point, but can’t people come up with something more original to say about it in their articles? It’s a little ironic that I have an issue with the content of articles about good content. Just sayin’… 🙂  I promise it hasn’t ruined my day, though!

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Adam and I are implementing a “we can’t hear whining” policy. As any parent with a 3-year-old knows, this can wear you out! I read about a mom acting like she was incapable of hearing her child when he whined and soon that behavior decreased. It’s not like ignoring whining is a new idea or anything, but if Adam and I consistently stick to this, I’m hoping asking for things politely, etc. will be a more routine occurrence.

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Adam’s parents are coming in town for Labor Day weekend! We’re excited to see them and I know they’ve been missing their granddaughters! I’m working on making my grocery list for meals for the weekend. I always seem to revert back to the same basic, simple recipes whenever I have company. A favorite meal that I like to prepare is White Bean Chili served with tortilla chips. I probably need to try something new one of these visits, but am often too preoccupied to devote brain power to it. If anyone has any simple, crowd-pleasing suggestions, I’m open!

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Speaking of the weekend, it is Notre Dame’s first football game of the season! Go Irish! (I miss northern Indiana in the fall! There’s no place like home! At least our basement keeps us from feeling too homesick!)

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The former man cave – now a “family cave”

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Be sure to check out others’ 7 Quick Take posts today at Conversion Diary. Have a great weekend!

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6 Responses to “7 Quick Takes (#1)”

  1. Stephanie August 31, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    This phlegmatic-sanguine used to be obssessed with the temperaments. My senior year in college, my best friend introduced me to The Temperament God Gave You and we all had so much fun identifying ourselves. As I’ve gotten some distance from the constant discussion in the past few years, I’ve realized that there are lots of insights in those books into another person’s soul, but that it’s also perfectly ok to have the overlap you identified. You’re absolutely right–we’re persons, not categories, so I wouldn’t put too much pressure on yourself =)

    • a dreamer's wife August 31, 2012 at 9:45 am #

      I’m obsessed with personality stuff! I know people have conflicting views of the enneagram, but knowing my personality type (#1) has helped me gain insight and grow as a person!

  2. Thomas August 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    Welcome to Quick Takes!

  3. Jessica August 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Welcome to Quick Takes, glad to see a new face! I always revert to the same recipes for company, too. I really like this Lemon Pasta one because it’s simple, easy and a little different but still something I can count on everyone eating. Sometimes I add chicken, too. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/05/baked-lemon-pasta/ Enjoy your weekend!

    • a dreamer's wife August 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

      Thanks for the recipe, Jessica. I’ll be sure to try it out! Have a good weekend yourself!

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