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!!