Monday, October 24, 2011


 We had the delightful opportunity to have some family over to our house for the weekend. It was the first time that my children were able to meet some of their cousins for the fist time. It was so cool to see all the kids really enjoy each others company and get to know each other. In fact you would never know that they hadn't met until now. They all seemed to mold together quit nicely. I hope there are many more opportunists to come like this. It was a BLAST! in fact, so much so that we are all a little extra sleepy today.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

 What I know For Sure
Its been a long time since we have had a little dose of Oprah inspired what I know for sure. So here it goes!

Fall is even better when you can wear tank tops and play outside in the nice warm sun.

Q thinks hes the next great photographer. Well, he is if you are into sneaky shots of the people who are working on our house. Seriously this is one of many many many pictures. Not sure when he took my camera but it made me laugh to find them.

 Being stylish is the only way to pick apples.

 Olivia now wears a hear clip all of 45 seconds before ripping it out of her unruly hair!

 Apples on trees are very weird to a baby. 

I love making these onesies!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another page from Words to Live By

Just using some older Cosmo Cricket from my stash to create another page for my Words To Live By Album. I love this picture of my Q, I could scrapbook it over and over I love it so much.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Family Time
at the Apple Orchard

I LOVE family time. I love that I get a chance to have my most special people with me all at once. I love that even if it isn't a perfect scenario its still a memory created. I love watching my children grow. I love seeing them explore the surroundings at an event that Doug and I work so hard to create for our children. I love the little moments. I love that it doesn't have to be an elaborate event to make a huge impact. I Love this life. I love my family. :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Vegas Mini
Doug and I went to Vegas back before school started for the kids. It was quick but jam packed with fun. So, to celebrate our very first getaway since Olivia was born I made this mini book! I used the Amy Tangerine line form American crafts that I just cant get enough of! I am sure to be using this line more in the future. (I purchased tons of it just to ensure that I do)

The Cover
I selected some of my favorite pages below: ( I mixed different sizes of envelopes throughout the album while all the paper is 6x11 with a few 4x6 sheets mixed in)
Here is an example of one of the envelopes. It was nice to have so I could stash extra photos or memorabilia in them. I also used some of them  for extra journaling

I also used some of the October Afternoon travel line that I had leftover from another project. It goes very well with Amy Tangerine might I add.

On the below page I even added the candle that was in our special dessert.

I had a blast putting this together! I cant wait to make another one soon!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Everything becomes a craft project

I think I might suffer from "over-crafty" syndrome.  In this house no gift can leave without a giant bow and handmade tag. No thank-you can go unsaid without a handmade card. No school project can be turned in without a child adding that special something from Mommy's  craft room. No birthday party can go without a handmade touch. No  winter hat can be store bought.

I give you exhibit A:
This is the outside of a letter that I had to write for Gracie. Her teacher asked that we all write her a letter of recommendation for a classroom job that best suited our child. (They have a mini economy and all the kids had to apply for jobs)  Could I just type a simple letter and stuff it in Gracie's backpack? NO WAY! Could I just add one simple stamp? CRAZY! I had to go all out adding a stamp, a butterfly, some bling and of course some doodling. I just cant seem to help myself when it comes to craftiness.

So, please tell me there are others like me?

Monday, October 03, 2011

I'm so excited to share that Miss Liv got her cast off today! To her, that cast taking off and ex-ray buisness was super stressful! The rest of the day she was a bit out of sorts. So, it is midnight as I type this. She is finally asleep on my lap. She apparently had to stay awake to make sure there was nothing else traumatic going on today.