Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hey there! Just stopping by real quick to wish you all a happy, safe holiday!

Take care!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Is it really only one week to christmas day?! Wow, I am done with my shopping, my cards will be sent out tomorrow, and all that is left is to wrap some presents! We took the girls to see good ol' Santa last night-they look pretty excited about the holidays this year...

Vanessa made this lovely little candy house at kindergarten as a present to us! :) She was very proud of this creation, as she should be.

And, since I am feeling christmas-y this morning, I thought I would share this little "encounters with santa" mini accordion tag book I made awhile ago using the big 9000pc Cosmo Cricket Christmas set (you may have seen this in the idea guide included in the kit). I think this is one of my very favorite minis I have made and it is also one of the girl's favorites. Each tag inside showcases a moment in 2007 with Santa, from writing him letters, visiting him, and leaving his cookies on christmas eve.


opened up

And a few of the tags inside

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My little Robyn is such a silly girl. She seems to make a real effort to try to be silly! This is the lovely face I get when I pull out the camera lately- my little goofball!

Hope your Tuesday is great!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I feel proud of myself for actually doing a christmas layout while it is still the season! We went decorated our tree over the weekend and the girls had such a fun time. It was a super cold and snowy day, just perfect for putting up the decorations.

Vanessa picked the theme this year for multi-color balls. We were surprised that she declined the pink/silver idea we pitched to her!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Happy Tuesday! Are you all ready for the holidays? Time has gone by so fast, I can't believe how close to christmas it is! I still have tons to get done, of course!

But, this morning, I put this little layout together real quick in photoshop...my crafting table is buried under a bunch of work in progress and I didn't want to deal with it, so I just played around a bit on the computer! FUN!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Hey there!
I'm finally checking in after our long Thanksgiving weekend. On Thanksgiving, we got out early and took the girls down to the big Thanksgiving Day parade. They really enjoyed it and so did Matt and myself :-)
Here are just a few of the many many photos I took of the parade.

Impressive! (and a little scary!)

Rainbow fish!

Good ol' Uncle Sam

Robyn loved getting some beads

And Vanessa enjoyed snuggling up and watching the parade pass by

After the parade, we realized how cold we were! We hurried to our car and went to grandma's house for a big feast. It was really a great day. I hope your weekend was wonderful too.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

She looks happy in the leaves, doesn't she? She was bummed out when we pushed them all out on the street for the big leaf pickup. I think once the snow comes though, she'll get over it then.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hey there! I'm back! I had a wonderful trip to London and Amsterdam. I took a ton of photos of Amsterdam while I walked around, I'll just share one of my favorites here- let me know if you want to see more :-)
This is the Modern Art Museum in Amsterdam- love the big sculpture! I saw so many inspiring things while there, from architecture to the canals, and even the bicycles!

It feels so good to be home! I took a few minutes today to make a quick layout about my little girls. I am so blessed to be their mommy!

I hope you all are well! Have a wonderful day

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It has turned COLD on us here, winter is already moving in it seems. This little girl was so excited to see a dusting of snow on the ground, she got all bundled up to get out there.

She was a little disappointed there wasn't more snow! Ha- just give it a few months, and she'll be tired of the snow!

I'm heading out tonight for London! I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hey there!
I'll warn you...below is a shameless plug to buy stuff...
Anybody from the UK stopping by my blog? If so, you are in luck! The wonderful artist, Brenda Pinnick is going to have an entire hour of great product on air at QVC UK on November 20th- that's next week! We have been busy helping her prepare for the show over here (and I am very excited to be going to London with her to help out!). Lots of wonderful, fun new product to play with!! Don't forget to check it out on November 20th!

Here's a little sneak at a couple of the product boards....

Have a great Friday and Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hey there
Just stopping by to share this quickie layout this morning. Robyn was really into the donuts at the pumpkin patch and just watching her makes me want one :)

I have some more projects I can share soon, but mostly I have been working on some "top secret" stuff lately!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

This little girl hiding in the leaves turned THREE on Tuesday!!

Happy Birthday little Robyn!!

Not only did she turn 3, but she also decided to be completely potty trained a couple of days before her birthday! We are so proud of our little girl.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hey there!
I'm the long lost blogger checking in and I have a big photo post today to show that we have been busy around here.

For starters, Happy Birthday to the sweetest guy I know!!

And, my little girl Vanessa turned

She had a blast on her day too- this is just a cute one of her being happy

Then, we also made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. We love this place!

There is the hay maze

The yummy donuts

And we can't forget the pony rides

Finally, last night, the girls had their combined birthday party at a jumpin' place- they had a blast! (Robyn's actual bday is next week)

Thanks for stopping by, I should be around more frequently now. Sorry to be gone for so long.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sometimes, the unexpected happens. My heart goes out to my dear friend Kimberly and her two little boys. Last week, Kimberly's husband passed away suddenly at the young age of 38. My heart truly does ache for Kimberly and her boys. I'm thinking of them constantly and hope they are able to find peace in their time of sorrow. There are a few auctions to help Kimberly on Emily Falconbridge's blog here, if you can can go check them out, I think the auctions close tonight.

I have not been able to get much scrappin' done lately. My thoughts are being consumed by Kimberly and her family, planning the birthday party for my girls, more birthday stuff for matt, work and more work, and also, politics. I'm ready for this election to be done with already!
But, I do have this quick layout to share with some photos from the Ren Fest. We had such a great time there this year. Vanessa is already planning for next year too :)

Have a good day.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Hey there!

We finally made it to the Renaissance Festival this weekend and it was a BLAST. The girls had such a wonderful time and so did Matt and I. Here are my highlight photos from the day...I narrowed down to only 3.

Vanessa's favorite "jumpy" ride. She SO loved this thing.

The girls participated in kid's pie eating contest- Robyn was in her glory!

And, lastly, the girls were presented before the QUEEN during her tea! She declared them princesses and "turtle race champions" and they received a loud HUZZAH for being so cute LOL

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a good day.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The last day of September, already? The next few months will go by even faster probably, with birthdays and holidays coming up. I just thought I would drop in to share a couple of end-of-september photos of my girls.

Over the weekend, Robyn woke up vomiting in the middle of the night and continued through on Sunday. Yesterday she was still a little down, but feeling better and not vomiting. Come to find out "'Nessa give me blueberry from yard"- yep, she ate a berry from our yard that is NOT the eating kind of berry. AND, she didn't do it on her own, her older sister fed it to her! I am impressed they told the truth though! :)
Lesson for Robyn- don't believe/do everything your sister tells you!
Lesson for Vanessa (who missed out on going to the Ren Fest because R was sick)- Don't use your sister as the tester!!

Have a good day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hey there! I hope you are having a great Monday and that your weekend was wonderful. We had a nice time, a birthday party for the girls' cousin on Saturday and a neighborhood block party on Sunday (and some cleaning around the house too).
I just wanted to share a couple of layouts today using more of the new Brenda Pinnick items. Don't forget QVC kicks off their craft fair tonight at midnight (EST).

milk with a straw

and silly cousins

Have a fantastic day!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Heeeelllloooooooo!! Woohoo for Friday! This week seemed to go by fast, just being extra busy I suppose.
Here are a couple of more layouts I have to share.

1st Day of School- I thought the mini file folder and library cards would lend themselves well for Vanessa's 1st day of school layout. That funky pattern paper is in the super cool Poppy Ink kit that will be on QVC next tuesday.

And, another one with some Brenda Pinnick- this background paper does not get it's justice in the photo- it has gold hot foil stamp on the leaves and it is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L in real life! Hard to believe this photo of Robyn was from a year ago too!

I'm thinking that next Monday, I will post something up for a special RAK, so be sure to stop by for a chance to get something cool. Tuesday will be QVC day and I have a ton more things to show you for that :)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hey there! I'm just gonna leave a few recent layouts here today.

I used a bit of my September Scarlet Lime kit for this "Rockin' Out" layout- lovin' the mesh flowers in this kit!

And another Robyn layout and *gasp* I actually did computer journaling (which I almost never do!). More of those yummy Brenda Pinnick papers to be found on QVC next week!

One more with some of the new Brenda papers. I also glittered up an overlay frame and the chipboard letters for a 'sandy' feel.

Happy Thursday!