Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fairy House Making

Ally and I went to the Fairy House Tours at Prescott Park last weekend for the very first was so much fun! Can't believe we have never gone before. Her favorite part was getting to make her own. They had tables and buckets filled with really awesome materials. Here is a layout I made of her fairy house using the Double Scoop Kit from Studio Calico.

My favorite part was the stage she made:

So her to think about making a stage for the fairies:) Already looking forward to going back next year!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Week in the Life: The Completed Album

Today I want to share my completed Week in the Life Album. I used a Studio Calico Handbook for the album. I purchased Ali Edwards 2013 templates and just cropped them down from 8.5 x 11 to 6 x 8. I also used various other handbook page protectors to add extra photos from each day that did not fit on the template collage. Here is the finished album:

I kept the rest of the album pretty simple. I added some tags, some Studio Calico printables, some wood veneer and cork hearts and cameras and some enamel dots. I used that awesome Pebbles stamp from this Studio Calico PL kit for a lot of the journaling:

I felt like I need to add some color so I added the different colors of washi tape to the page protectors with the daily sheets in them. Then I stitched along the washi. I love the color and texture that added. All in all I am pretty happy with how it turned out and I will probably do it again next year. I wish I had taken more pictures during the last few days...I definitely tapered off and ran out of steam a little towards the end. But I think it is a pretty good overview of a typical week in September for us. I can't wait to show it to my family, especially my middle son who wondering what I could possibly be taking pictures of while the 3 of them were at school:)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Amazing News!

I am so excited to announce that I am a new member of the Bella Blvd Design Team!!

I am so excited and honored to be able to design along side these other amazing designers this year! I just love Bella Blvd products. They are so colorful and fun and just make my pages pop. I am so inspired and looking forward to an amazing year of creating for Bella Blvd!

Starting on Monday next week on the Bella Blvd blog they will be introducing you to all of these fabulous designers, featuring some of our never before seen layouts. Sure to be jammed packed with inspiration! You can find the Bella Blvd blog HERE.

Thank you Bella Blvd for giving me this amazing opportunity...I am so excited!!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Week in the Life | Sunday Sept 15

Wow! The last day of Week in the Life! I am so glad I stuck with it all week and can't wait to see it come together in an album. Here are my pictures for Sunday:


 The beautiful view while sitting at the computer having my coffee.


Max and Ally had slept over a friend's house and Brandon was sleeping so Al and I went out to breakfast...this never happens! I always have coffee and tomato juice when out for breakfast.

My yummy omlet:)


We went grocery shopping after breakfast...had to get some mums...they are my have!

I love mums and pumpkins...they make me so happy!


We picked Ally up on the way home because she wasn't feeling well. She's got a cold. She wrote on these post its that we got from the basketball courts the day before.


Wrapped in a blanket watching Disney shows on her iPod, having a snack.

 I went and did a few errands...loved these cute robes at the Children's Place. Ally has one on her Christmas list:)

snuggles on the couch.


 Max scoring a touchdown at his football game...they won 40-0.


Holl and Kelly came over to show us the dresses she got for Homecoming and help her decide which one to wear. This was my have.


folding laundry in my bedroom while waiting for Ally to be done with her shower.


 Fresh from the shower, braids done, ready for bed.


Last minute doggy snuggles before bed.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Week in the Life | Saturday Sept 14


Woke up to the email I have been looking forward to all weeks saying I was the Member Spotlight for September at Studio excited!!


 A little lounging on the couch before soccer.


 Ally was fierce at soccer today...she scored 6 goals!

 Max, Al and I went to check out the new basketball courts that just opened.


At my friend Kristine's sister Kelly and I took a selfie while waiting for the hubbies to join us from the parking lot.


 Married! First wedding we've been to in a long time!


Had to make sure we got a picture while we were all dressed up...doesn't happen often.


 Fun times with friends and sisters:)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Week in the Life | Friday Sept 13

6:00 AM

 Waking up the boys.

 Morning ipod time for Max.

6:30 AM
 Making Max's lunch...Brandon buys.

7:15 AM
 Waking up Ally

 Getting her cinnamon sugar down for breakfast.

9:30 AM

I was going to skip my workout this morning but decided at the last minute I should go.

Dark sky/view from my scrap room.

and then the rain came.
and then it seriously poured buckets!

Perfect weather for working on Project Life! ( I was so glad to not have golf carpool today!)

Apparantly the dogs missed Max...they were literally on top of him when he got home from school.

Ally took this one...pulling into the parking lot of her dance was pouring again!


Decided to try something new for my stamp storage...I love it!


Leaving to go pick Ally up at dance and the sun was's weather was the weirdest!


Waiting for Max and friends to be done with football practice. Ally was watching (in her ballet clothes) a boy who was hurt leave practice and she said "that's why I don't play football!" LOL:)


Car full of crazy kids heading home.


puppy loving


Celebrating my nephew's 16th birthday!!


So I discovered from Brandon at the restaurant that he had a paper due at midnight...what??? I guess they email their papers these days and he had to have it in by midnight. Times have changed! He wanted me to read it and tell him if there were any errors or anything. Just what I wanted to do at 10PM on a friday night!

The final draft was finished and he sent it in. I was actually pretty amazed by the whole process. And I think it was the best paper he has ever written. It was about the American Dream and in it he mentioned that is dream is to join the Air Force and become a pilot! He has mentioned being a pilot a few times but I guess he is really serious. It both thrills me and scares me at the same time. So proud of him.

10:20 PM
And this was my view as I was saying goodnight...Max in bed and Brandon on the computer.