Sunday, March 30, 2008

Got some scrapbooking done this weekend! It was fun to do! I also did a lot of baking for our youth group's bake sale today. I will post those pictures later!

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Taking a break and enjoying every monent!

Yesterday I cam to the realization that I am stressed out! Trying to accomplish so much during the day all day every day just wears you out. And as I took a step back, I realized so much of the stress just isnt neccessary. I have two boys. The house just can not be clean 100% of the time! There will always be laundry to put away, even if I do spend an entire day washing it and putting it away. There will always be a need for a meal cooked, the house being picked up, etc. But in order to stay sain, I am just going to have to start taking some time for myself. I am not talking about anything crazy, just a day off where I am not worried about housework. That it is all about kids and playing with them and watching them grow and discover, and taking time to scrapbook, which is always good therapy!

Today, I started dinner when I woke up, via goold old crockpot. I made breakfast and then I cut up some strawberries, made a pound cake from scratch, and turned on the oven to self clean. (and the rest of the house doesn't have a self clean button because....?) The boys are dressed, Jackson is napping his first nap of the day, and Jaden is happily playing in the living room. No stress today. Am I dressed yet? Nope! Is my bed made and the laundry from yesterday put away? Nope! But thats ok! I am making a playdate with the kids and my scrapbook stuff. I have everything all spread out amongst their toys and am down on the floor with them. Occassionally, I stop and growl and wrestle, or push some cars around. Everyone is content. Its been awhile since I did this. Yes, I play with the boys all the time, but how often do I stop and really appreciate it?

Jaden happily did his own scrapbooking while I did this page.

Showing the journaling part open...

Doing this 12 months page was bittersweet. I stuck with Jackson's first year and did a page for every month. It was so fun to do a page to represent each month, but this is the last page for this first year. Its great to look through each page and see how much he grew! Pin It

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I want to scrapbook!

Things have been SO busy around here lately, I don't know whether we are coming or going!

I just want to scrapbook so bad and just don't have the opportunity too...but I am hoping to soon!

I did, however, do the kits for Devine Memories for April last night. I designed a page and then people can purchase kits to do that page! So, if you are interested, go for it next week! I made sure its something that anyone would be able to do, and everything is included and cut, all you need is adhesive. All directions are included as well :)

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Jackson!

My sweet baby is one today! Its so emotional. This blessing I have been given is growing up so fast! Its exciting! Its scary! Its sad not to have a tiny little baby....but he is still very much baby.

We had a party for him on Sunday...

First, the Bug party favors....sweet treats like bumble bees, butterflies and ladybugs!

And the babies got favors too!

Time for Cake!

Checking things out....

Our Birthday Boy!

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Saturday, March 8, 2008

one more for the night

i started this page the other day and finished it today.

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Poor quality....but I realized I didnt use one of the items given to me for the page. So I took off the rhinestones and added the clothepins.

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Second Design Team Project and a page from the other day

I had the priviledge of joining a friend (also a fellow design team member) at a new local scrapbook store in Chandler for a mid day crop. I didn't get too much done, but I did get one page finished!

I also did my second project for the design team for this month. I have used this paper before, but I like this second page better than the first :)

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Design Team Project-3-4 cards...

I received this kit this week and was asked to make three or four cards from it. Here is what I came up with:

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

JJ's Time Capsule

With Jackson's birthday fast approaching, it is time to begin prepping for it!

And let me just say, I totally came up with this idea and I love it! Not the time capsule part, but adding the pictures from his whole first year. I think I might redo Jaden's now....his was decorated but I like the concept of this one better.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My new Mei Tai

this is an awesome baby carrier that I made for can go up to 30 pounds! It is hard to see in these pictures against my grey shirt, but the main body piece is a soft material that is seafoam green.

We started it out with would work but I didnt have him in it right. he loved it though. Ignore his nap hair :)

Then I put Jackson in it. it is so comfortable! We are going to really enjoy it!

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Baby girl blankets

a rose blanket for "rosalie"

and a princess blanket for "aurora"

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Stupid Sock Creatures (and an update on Mr and Mrs C!)

Have you ever heard of these?

I made one for Jaden and one for Jackson. Jaden names his 'boy' and adores him! Jackson loves his as well! We need a name for him though :) Jaden has the brown one and Jackson has the blue one.

Jaden helped me make his last night, and I did Jackson's today.
Jaden getting his last night :) (Yes he has a dirty face, he is a boy! I cleaned it afterwards)

I tried to get a good picture of him with his, but he was so happy with it, they are all blurry!

And an update on the caterpillars! Poor Mrs C has some balding issues.

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