Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ok, it's Thursday and I haven't had a chance to post this week! Things are just busy as ever over here :) We had a great time last weekend, took the girls to a fun place that has a splash pad and a beach on the lake- they totally loved it!

I also thought this picture of them from the other morning was pretty cute- and yes, Vanessa is in need of a haircut!

And, I only have one layout to share today, called I Believe in Change. I wanted to document two of today's issues that are important to me, peace and alternative fuels. I thought about sending this in for MMM contest, but decided not to. :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Friday!! YAY! this week went by FAST! I wanted to share a couple of layouts today.
First, "hippety-hop"- I cut up a tag for parts of the title and I really love watching my girls play in the yard together- they call each other "best sisters" now :)

And I also have "sandbox" to share...been diggin' the color yellow for awhile now, just so cheery and bright! And, I totally love these K&Co chipboard letters- fun font!

That's all for today, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Happy Wednesday! We have such a beautiful day here today, not too humid and only in the 70s...perfect! Makes me want to get out there and play :)

I just wanted to share my take on this weeks I Inspire Me challenge (you can check out this cool blog by clicking the link over to the left). The theme this time was clothing inspired. If you know me, you probably know that my children's wardrobe is MUCH more exciting than mine, so I used this shirt of Vanessa's for my inspiration this week. I love love love the font on this shirt. But, I don't have a font like this, nor have I seen one...

So, I set my mind to creating this font myself- I used the Bauhaus 93 font and added the stripes myself in took some help from Matt and a little patience, but I finally acheived what I was wanting!

I hope you all have a great day!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hey there! I just wanted to pop in and share a couple of layouts today. I had a whirlwind, busy busy busy day at CHA on Friday. I got to see some old friends and meet a couple of new ones too, it was great! Of course, I saw tons of eye candy while there- my top 2 picks are- ALL of the new Sassafras and I really dig the BG Ambrosia line!

And Jennifer- you need to come back here to claim your rak!!

So, first layout is 'no more pictures'- I bet I am not the only one who can relate to getting this look! HA!

And I also have "you love to explore"

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm heading out in the morning for a whirlwind trip to CHA...hopefully I'll get to meet up with Celeste and Dina while there!
Just wanted to share this super simple one today. Have a great weekend everybody!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Happy Wednesday! It is going to be hot and humid here today, making me glad I signed up to help the preschool take the kids to the pool this afternoon!
I just wanted to share a couple of layouts today and tell Jennifer that she needs to come back and claim her RAK!!

First we have "you color my world"- I love the KI Bloom line!

And we also have "sunshine daydream"

Have a good day all!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Monday Monday! And we have a RAK winner.....Jennifer- you guessed correctly that my bicycle is PURPLE!! Thank you all for your fun guesses and Jennifer- send me your address and I'll try to get this RAK out before I go to Chicago on Friday.

Today, I just have a quick, simple layout to share celebrating my girl's love of creating!

Have a great day everybody!

Friday, July 11, 2008

There's my little Safety Town graduate! She really enjoyed this past week going to Safety Town. They got to do all kinds of fun things while learning about bus ride, fire engines, fire safety house, riding bicycles, hanging out with police officers, learning about 'stranger danger', getting inside an ambulance, and she even got a new bike helmet and t-shirt! I'm proud of my girl, and it was great practice for kindergarten in a couple of months!

I also wanted to share this fun layout using some *new* Brenda Pinnick goodies- so new, nobody else has seen them yet! :)

And yep, the blog has had over 500 visitors! Cool!! I was thinking that I would do a little RAK to celebrate...but, in order to win the RAK- you have to tell me WHAT COLOR MY BICYCLE IS. Anybody want to take a gander?

Have a great weekend everybody. I'll post the winner of the RAK on Monday!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

*sigh* I loooove this blue/green/brown combo!! I have this hanging up on my wall right now in my office- between those colors and my little cutie I think I really really like it :)

So, I noticed that my blog is nearing 500 visits! WOOT!! I really appreciate all of you stopping by and encouraging me to keep posting. Make sure you stop by tomorrow as there will likely be a cool challenge RAK to celebrate 500!!

Have a good thursday!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Howdy folks! Happy Hump Day! :)

Just wanted to pop in today and tell you all to head on over the I Inspire Me blog and check out what all those super creative, inspiring girls had to show this week! Really really awesome stuff!

Here was my take this week, following the 'kitchen' theme. I was struck by the angles on my kitchen faucet and thought, hey I could make this into a layout!
So this....

became this...

I also did a quickie layout about my LOUD child- maybe she really *IS* a future rock star!

So, that's all for today. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to go check out I Inspire Me- there are a couple of cool RAKs up for grabs I hear!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Aw, aren't they the cutest ever?? I just love this pic I snapped of them watching our local 4th of July parade. They had a great time waving their flags and collecting tons of candy. It was our first year going to the parade downtown. I was amazed at how much of a political promotion it was being an election year...the politicians must have felt the way to our votes was to give our children candy LOL! I'm also thinking that the parade must be about 1/2 the size on a non-election year- so many running for city council and judges and stuff. I was very happy to see all of the alternative fuel vehicles being used and supported in the parade however and one of my favorites was the bicycler with the sign "another bicycle for energy independence". I love that we live in a pro-active community.

We also had fun up at Top of Park again. Here's a layout about Robyn groovin' to the music

And, I wanted to share another layout too, love this one of my Robyn crashed out on the floor!

Thanks for stopping by- have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

My baby is growing, she started preschool! And boy, was she thrilled about it after all this time watching Vanessa getting dropped off at this fun place with lots of toys and kids and fun things to do. Needless to say, I guess we don't have to worry about her missing us much- besides, she has Vanessa there for a couple of months to help her out!
Here are her 1st day of school pics!

she started playing right away!

Also, thought I would share the 1st layout for this years vacation album

And 'ponderings over popsicles'

Have a great day!