Saturday, December 22, 2012

New Feature: Saturday Afternoons

Hi Everybody!

So my one year anniversary of blogging is coming up January 1, 2013. In that time I have come up with a few ideas for my blog: CASADIA, The Wida Way, Diagnosis Design, and Cardio. Since I survived the end of the world, I thought it would be a good idea to start one more new feature on my blog because:

  1. So far blogging has been pretty FUN
  2. I wanted to start making things just for FUN
  3. I love October Afternoon, their stuff is FUN

Since I have bought so many October Afternoon stuff and simply hoard it because it is always too cute to use. It's kind of like fine china. You always save it for a "special" day and well, being how I almost died with the rest of you and never got to use my stuff, I figured now was as good time as any to start!

Posts will go up every Saturday.

Here is my inaugural creation on this Saturday before Christmas.

this uses Sidewalk Collection

Since October Afternoon has a sweet vibe of vintage childlike images, I thought it would be fun to include a story with each post about my life.

When my kids began to misbehave, I read and asked how to best approach discipline. I have put kids in the corner for time out, taken things away, sent them to their room, and other measures to get them to be good. It worked, sometimes it didn't and mostly it was just exhausting. Until...

I came up with a discipline technique that WORKS FOR ME. When my kids talk back, argue, don't listen, etc. instead of doing the above, they now CLEAN something. It's fantastic! They hate to clean so they  stay good and when they don't, I get the benefit of getting a chore accomplished and a clean house!


  1. I'm always curious what you'll come up with next, Wida! Love your series idea. Love your discipline idea. Who knew. My kids will not be thanking you, but I sure am. I'll let you know how it goes.

  2. Sweet card, and great idea for discipline unruly kids!

  3. This card is gorgeous Wida! ... and I so LOVE your idea for misbehaving kids (because lets face it, who does like cleaning LOL!)

  4. gorgeous OA card...looking forward to this feature because I hoard OA too:) Great multi-tasking...disciplining and getting your house cleaned...genius.

  5. LOVE the COZY feel of this New Feature! I use the same tactics with my six kiddos.
    October Afternoon is a new favorite of mine. Great textures on your card.

  6. This is fabulous! I am totally stealing the cleaning as discipline idea! ha!

  7. aww this card is gorgeous...Love the time out they must be having issues..must be all those gifts they got for Christmas..they are overly excited..

  8. Not only is your card beautiful, I love that patterned paper you used as a backdrop for your picture! I need to try that cleaning technique. Sounds like a win win!


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