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!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Project Life Week 24

Good morning!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to celebrate the men in your life yesterday :) Mom and dad are out of town, but I was able to talk to him on the phone.  As for Mike, we went out for brunch yesterday morning and then took it easy the rest of the day.

Today I wanted to share with you my latest Project Life layout. I haven't been sharing them here because I feel like they all look the same. Haha! I, of course, enjoy looking at them, but not sure about you ;)

I hope you have a wonderful Monday and I appreciate the visit. I'm hoping to get a larger post typed up Wednesday, the project Mike and I were working on last week and finally finished Saturday!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sunflower Blogger Award.

Hey guys!!  Hope you're having a good week :)  Tracy nominated me for the Sunflower Blogger Award because she thinks I'm a slacker she loves me SO much!!  Haha!

Here are the Rules:
1. Share 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the questions set by the blogger that nominated you
3. Nominate bloggers
4. Post 7 questions for those nominated bloggers

So, 11 facts about myself.  If you've been coming around here for any length of time, you probably know most of these :)

1.  I have an older sister and we are five years apart.
2.  I love to read.
3.  I'm typically in bed by 9:00, during the week.
4.  I'm typically up by 5:30, during the week.
5.  I don't drink pop.  At all.
6.  I'm currently having a difficult time balancing kids, work, home and crafting.  (as if you couldn't tell  by my absence here on the ole blog-o)
7.  We have leftover night every Thursday night for dinner.
8.  I am a creature of habit.
9.  I can get mad really easy, but I get over it really easy.
10.  My dream job would be to answer phones at a Doctor's office.  Seriously.
11.  Mike and I are in constant contact, with via phone or text, throughout the day.

Now for Tracy's questions:

1. How did you get into blogging?
    Several years ago a friend and I started a blog together and it went belly up.  I missed blogging and decided to start my own because I missed sharing my cards :)
2. Do you have a favourite craft and if so, what is it?
    Probably cards.
3. How long have you been blogging?
    Maybe five years total, but this blog about three?
4. Would you ever think of running a 1/2 Marathon?
    Nope.  Only because Mike has run a full marathon and I've seen the all the training that goes into it and it does not look F-U-N.    But I'm a GREAT cheerleader!
5. What would be the hardest food to stop eating for you?
     Coffee.  Hands down.  Does that count as a food?
6. What is the hardest thing to organize in your crafting supplies?
     Washi.  I'm never happy with how I have it organized.
7. What TV series or movie could you watch over and over again?
     TV series:  Seinfeld.  Movie:  You've Got Mail :)

Nominate Bloggers:

Okay, total cop out here, but if you want to play along, feel free!  Just make sure you let me know you wrote something up so I can check it out!!

Finally, my seven questions for you:

1.  Coffee or tea?
2.  Where is your dream vacation?
3.  What was the last craft you made?
4.  Do you wear flip flops?
5.  Have you ever colored your hair?
6.  Do you wear a lot of jewelry?
7.  How often do you do laundry?

How about that for some random questions?  Haha!

Thanks for checking out my post today.  Hope you have a great Tuesday night.  See you soon!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sister card

Happy weekend eve!! For being a short work week, I feel like it should already be Friday!!

Today I wanted to share a card with you that I made for Abie, even though I haven't given it to her yet. Awhile back she was having some problems with some girls at school and I happened to run across this journaling card that was perfect and reinforced everything I was telling her :)

I rounded the corners of the card and used my spiral tab punch to add a little something extra and make it look not so journal card-ish.

I hope you're having a good week!! Thanks for stopping by today :)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

One layer graduation card.

Happy weekend eve!! Today I wanted to share a graduation card with you that I made for an open house we went to last weekend.

Usually when we go to these types of events, we get the traditional school announcement, but this time we got a really awesome 5x7 card with different photos of the graduate and fun quotes, with the information about the open house on the back.

Since it was a little different, I didn't have the colors of the school, so I had to wing it ;). In hindsight, I guess I could have googled the school colors, right?  Anyway, I used my one, and only, graduation set, and got to work!!

Thanks for popping in today! Hope you have a fab Thursday friends!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Matching boy birthday tags.

Good morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  We were crazy busy on Saturday.  Mike had a race at 9AM that we went and cheered him on at, then Abie had an open gym at noon for volleyball.  After she got home and cleaned up, we headed off to a graduation party.  Then we fixed dinner and Mike took the girls to a birthday party while I stayed home and cleaned up the house.  Whew!  It was quite a day :)

The birthday party the girls went to was for two of our neighbors.  I have a hard time finding boy gifts and making boy cards, etc.  So I ended up picking up both of them water balloon launchers and new swim trunks, because you can never have enough swim trunks (or swim suits) (or pajamas) (or chocolate)  Since their gifts were matching, I made their tags *sort of* matching too.

See, matching, but not :)

On Sunday we stayed home, but were busy getting projects done around the house.  The weather was gorgeous and we spent almost ALL day outside.  We have a busy week, Royals game, another open gym, family from out of town coming in and most importantly THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!  It should be an awesome week!!

I hope things are great where you are and I'll be back soon with a graduation card.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mother's Day Card

Good morning!! Today I wanted to share the mother's day card I made for my mom and where I got the inspiration.

I found this gift card and just loved the colors so I drew from that.

I hope you're having a great week!! I have a few more things to share this week, so until then, have an awesome Wednesday!!