Monday, August 25, 2014

Gift bag

Super quick post this morning!! Man that weekend flew by!!

Landry had a birthday party on Saturday and I whipped up a tag for the bag, super quick like :)

Hope you have a great week!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Finished card!!

Hello there!! How was your weekend? We had a great one, morning spectacular went on, but still great :)

Today I wanted to share with you the card I was working on a few weeks ago, that I finally finished. I love the way it turned out!!

This week, we are full on, back to school, volleyball, new work schedule! It might get a little crazy up in here! Haha! Wish me luck!!

Hope you have an awesome week!! Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Project Life week 31.

Hello Monday, man you sure showed up fast! We had a great weekend. It was our last one before school starts this week, I can hardly believe summer vacation is almost over. There is just something so free about our schedule during the summer, and I love that!

Today I wanted to share Project Life, week #31. This was my last week of my old job, first week of my new job and I included an insert with the acceptance of my resignation letter and then some handouts from my new job ( no picture)

We have meet the teacher tonight and then school starts later this week. Hope you have a great Monday!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Card in progress.

Hello Wednesday!! I can hardly believe how fast this week is going by!! It's already Wednesday and my kids start school in a week!!

Today I wanted to share with you a card I'm working on. With my new job, I don't go in quite as early, so I've had some crafty time in the mornings and it's super fabulous!!

I'm not sure where I'm going with this card, just playing around :)

Hope you have an awesome day!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Project Life week #30

Happy Monday!! Did you have a good weekend? We celebrated my new job Friday night, woot woot !! Them on Saturday we volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House, by fixing a meal. Mike is running on their team again for the Chicago Marathon and so he and some of his co- workers, and their families, got together and worked at the house Saturday. We had such a great time!! On Sunday, we got a few things done around the house, did some school shopping, almost a week until they start here, and some much needed relaxation!!

Today I'm sharing week 30 of my Project Life. This was the week we were on vacation. I picked out three photos from our trip, and the rest I will include in a separate album. How do you incorporate vacations into your scrapbooking? Do you do separate albums?

That's it for me today. I'm headed off to work in a few. My first FULL week at the new job. Still in training for the next two and a half weeks, lots to learn with this insurance stuff, but so far so good!!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you in a couple of days!!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big news!!

Happy, happy Friday!! On Monday I told you I would be back with some big news. So here I am. Are you ready?

A lot of you already know, from Facebook or Instagram, but, after 15 years, I quit my job and have started a new one this week!!

I graduated from college with a bachelors in Criminal Justice and have spent the last 15 years in that field, in the same office even! I was experiencing major burnout and realized it was time for me to move on.

I was lucky enough to find a job with a health insurance company, that is closer to my house, has a positive work environment, friendly staff, I could go on and on :)

I am thrilled to be in the position I am and headed on this new adventure!! It's a little scary, I know little about health insurance, except that I have it ;) haha!

In crafty news, I'm sharing a card today. It's a 4x4

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Back from vacation!!

We were on vacation last week and I wanted to share a few pictures with you guys!!  We took the girls on a cruise to the Bahamas and it was wonderful.  They are great little travelers and had such an awesome time.  We can't wait to go again!!


Here we are leaving the port.


Four person selfie!

Fancy drink for, the one and only we had the whole trip ;)


Abie took this one :)


Shuffleboard anyone?


Here we are waiting for dinner.


Mike ordered the escargot for for an appetizer.


I ordered the smoked duck.  Then we shared.  Both were delicious!  These were the only pictures of dinner I got while we there.


Every night the room steward would have a different towel animal on the bed for us and the girls loved them!!


This was Port Lucaya beach in Freeport.  I forgot my swimsuit bottoms and ended up getting in the ocean in my shorts.  It was worth it though.


The girls love the water.


Beach selfie :)


Even after being in the ocean all day they still wanted to swim at night.


This was Atlantis beach in Nassau, Bahamas.  GORGEOUS!


Abie is there in the yellow suit and then Mike and Landry are in the water :)


One day we were at sea all day and we went to brunch.  Here is a picture of Huevos Rancheros and Steak (fillet minon) and eggs.  Yum!


Mike and I went on a cruise for our honeymoon, almost 16 years ago. If you've never been before, it's a strange feeling, in the middle of the ocean.  You have no control over anything, yet it's so peaceful.  Pretty cool.

 
Mike was on a game show on the boat and he won!!  They gave him a bottle of champagne and a trophy.


The girls favorite thing was the frozen yogurt machine.  They would have a cone after every meal.  Even breakfast! This is a picture of their last one.


Here they are on the plane, sacked out on each other, on the way home.  Traveling is exhausting.

We had such a wonderful time and have already been looking at cruises for next year!!  I hope you had a great week last week and I'll be back in a day or two with some exciting news and a new card!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thank yous!!

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We were super productive AND fit in some time to relax too :)

Today I wanted to share the thank yous Landry and I made after her birthday party.

I love the way these turned out. I had seen a criss cross card on Pinterest  and this is what the insert look looked. Rather than making 13 of the criss cross cards, we just made the simple inserts for this project.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hoping you have a fantastic Monday!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crazy for mini notebooks.

Good grief it's already Thursday, how did that happen?  We are definitely enjoying summer here.  Lots of swimming and volleyball going on :)  I hope you're enjoying your summer too.

Lately I've had a thing for mini notebooks.  I've always love notebooks and writing down lists and I've always loved having a cute little book to write it down in.




This is a mini composition book which I covered in patterned paper, and then to disguise the seams, I added washi tape on the spine.  I added a little label on the front too!



Here's a picture of the back :)



For the inside pages, I pulled a TRACY and added washi tape to the edges of the inside sheets.  I LOVE how this turned out.  I tried doing this on a large composition notebook and it took freaking forever!  This one was much more doable, for me :)  I noticed that Michael's has some medium sized composition notebooks in their $1 $1.50 aisle.  They've got me thinking...  Haha!



Now this book Abie made, out of a cereal box!  I LOVE it too!!  She trimmed the box to the size of the cover she wanted, trimmed the inside pages...



And we bound it together by punching two holes and tying some string through it.  She covered the string binding, on the outside, by covering it with patterned paper .



Finally I have a book that I made several years ago, you can see the original post HERE.  I've never really used it, but saw on Pinterest where someone covered the cover in washi.  I made quick work of covering the front and back of this notebook and I started using it for house projects!  (Mike is less than thrilled, haha).

Do you like making lists and notebooks too?

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful, fantastic Thursday!!  See you soon!!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pretty pink pocket and clay food.

Good morning!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

Today I wanted to share with you another mini pocket I made. This one was out of a pink and white bag. I think I'll put a little note or some candies in it :)

The other pics are of some clay food the girls have been making. You might click on the picture to make it bigger, some of the details are pretty awesome!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fourth of July pocket.

Good morning!! Hope you are all doing well :) I'm pretty excited about the short work week!!

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I crated a fun little pocket. I've been inspired by Melissa Phillips and Michelle Wooderson lately and this is what I've come up with.

I used a little mini sack, from Valentine's Day, that I picked up at Michael's. I folded the sack in half and stapled the sides, then decorated the front. I love how this turned out!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Project Life week #25

Yay, it's Friday!!! We have no plans this weekend, except for normal, around the house type stuff :). I'm hoping to get to work on a couple of crafty ideas that have been brewing in my head!!

Today I wanted to share with you last week's Project Life.  I only do one 12x12 page per week so that's three photos per week. If I have more photos, from a particular event, I will add in a layout or an insert to include those. This is my third year doing PL and this way works great for me!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! See you next week!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Father's day card.

Happy weekend eve!! I hope you are all having a great Thursday!!

Today I wanted to share with you the card I made for my dad, for father's day. He and my mom were out of town on that day, and they got back last Saturday. They stopped by on Monday and I forgot to give this to him!!

I had a lot of fun making this card :) lots of bright colors and I've always been a can of that tricycle stamp!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! See you soon!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Little love note.

Good morning!! Did you have a good weekend? We sure did! It was busy, hot, fun and went by way to fast!

Last week I whipped up a simple little love note to put in Mike's work bag. But then I forgot and had to slip it into his car instead because he was in the kitchen and I couldn't put it in his bag without him seeing me :)

Thanks for stopping in today!! Have a beautiful Monday!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New (to us) coffe table.

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you're having a great week.  Things are good here and we're really enjoying our summer :)

You know last July we got Dirk.  He was about 8 months old then and while not a baby, he still had plenty of puppy left in him.  About  a month after we had him, he ripped into our storage ottoman.  Wah wah.  I had grand plans of reupholstering said ottoman, but then started adding up the cost and figured we should just buy a new table for the price of fabric.  I scrapped that plan and decided I would look for a table at a thrift store, that was sturdy, that we could refinish ourselves.  I had a strict budget of $20!

This is what we found a week an a half ago.






It looks pretty rough, right?  But it is super sturdy and it was only $14.96!!!!  Under budget!  That NEVER happens!  We found it at Goodwill, stood and stared at it for awhile, went and ate lunch, talked about it and then went back and bought it.

Then next day, Mike sanded the table and put two coats of white paint all over.


This was just after the first coat of white.  At this point we were planning on adding a glaze, which we've done to the cabinets in our house, but it was too brown.  So Mike said, how about grey?  We ran to Home Depot and bought a $3 sample size of paint and he mixed a little with water, painted it on and then wiped it off to give it a distressed look.

On Monday, Abie and I moved the table into the house.  I don't have a picture of that...  It sat like that until Saturday, nearly finished.  The panels were empty, we knew what we were doing with them, we just didn't have the time to work on them.  So on Saturday, Mike cut the hardboard to size and Abie and I added batting and fabric.

Here is the finished product.


What do you think?  Not too bad for a $15 table from Goodwill!  We already have an idea to change it up when we get tire of this :) 

Have you added any new (to you) furniture lately?

Thanks for popping in today!  Have a fab Wednesday and I'll see you soon!