Saturday, January 30, 2010

Feels Like Forever...

Since I have shared something...

I used the sentiment from my new favorite typewriter stamp that you can see here.

Sorry about the image, it's out of focus, I'm tired...see below :-)

I been exhausted lately and can barely keep my eyes open past 9:30PM. Unfortunately, this is generally when I am the most productive so needless to say, I have a TON to do this weekend. I tried talking Colin into taking a nap so I could take a nap, but that so did not work.

Oh well.

I'm thinking about a scrapbook date at the Hershey Scrapbook store may be calling my name on Monday. If I start packing now I might be able to plan well enough to get a lot accomplished. We are staying in all weekend so I plan on finishing the 5 or so layouts that need journaling and photos.
Yeah, I have no idea why I do that.
Okay, I have a lull in the storm that is Colin so I am going to attempt to finish everything else. Wish me luck!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Plans for Tonight...

This guy is at a sleepover...when did he get so big?


I had a date with my hubby :-)

Then a Pampered Chef party.

And now I have a VERY important date with my scrapbook room.

I'll be back soon with LOTS to share!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Answering A Few Emails....

I have been getting a quite a few emails asking where I got the super cool stamps in my For Me layout below.

The stamps can be found here. Along with loads of other cool ones. I can't wait to get the button stamps on that page. Too cute!

I have also been asked how I got the days of the week seen on my Project 365 photos...which I am behind on by the way. I'm not letting it stress me out, as soon as I have a bit of free time I will use "filler pictures" for the days that I missed.

I used this tutorial to explain how to actually do something in Photoshop Elements.

I'm a fan of Cathy's style and easy to follow directions that make thinking about a digital page possible.

Not that I am actually going to do it but I can think about it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

If You Ever Wondered What I Would Take To A Deserted Island...

The answer is posted here.

Very excited to have been asked to participate in really is a great community.

I can't believe it's been almost a week since I posted. Well yes I can...I have been running like a crazy person so come lights out I'm out like a light too!

Anyway it's 8:00AM and I am planning to scrap a little before little man wakes up and starts to bug me...I mean ask to play.

I'm totally kidding by the way...kind of :-)

I seriously need to clean this place up...I can hardly see my scrap stuff which doesn't really work for me.

Oh and I guess I should mention that I will need to make another one of these.


We just started planning our next trip to see the Mouse. Would anyone be interested in Disney planning posts that discuss how and why we make the planning decisions that we do? I know a lot of folks are super overwhelmed by the whole process but once you know a little information, set realistic expectations and plan well...the trip really is a piece of cake.

And of course there is paper and glue involved, it just makes everything better.

And for those of you that are new here...we go to Disney so frequently because my son has multiple food allergies and Disney is awesome at making my family feel like everyone else for a week. So we make it a priority above almost everything else so that we can have that experience.

And the Mouse makes me happy too :-)

Monday, January 11, 2010

New LO....

Love this to pieces...the stamps, the Studio Calico paper...the stamps :-)

The stamps can be found here.

I used the Scraplines Scallopy Border, Label Memory Block, Typewriter, Travel and Happiness stamps from Scrapping Bella stamped on the backside of the Bazzill cardstock. I really like the tone on tone effect of the Walnut Ink and the Vanilla cardstock.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Just Because....

It's too cute not to share :-)


And because he was seriously worried that my shoes were faster than his...


Colin got new shoes too, (and because he got a card with money in the mail).

All day he has wanted to race me just to make sure his shoes are faster.

This kid cracks me up!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Baby's Got a New Pair of Shoes....


I have never put this much thought or energy in purchasing a pair of shoes but I am so glad I did!

Did I mention that these are RUNNING shoes?

I am proud to say that I have RAN over 2 miles this last week.

I have been running about 1/2 mile each time I have been to the gym and last night I probably could have ran even more but I wanted to get home to my family.

My back and my heels feel great today.

Thank God for coupons so I could splurge on these babies.

However the best part was showing these to Colin...he was pretty impressed that my shoes were that cool.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Goals for 2010...

I have been meaning to write this post for the past few days...somehow goals seem more accountable when you say them out loud! I have been busy working out the last couple of evenings so as soon as I get little man to bed I am in lala land too! So I am definitely adding "scrap early in the morning" to my list of goals for this year.

So here goes...
Eat Better
See the Mouse
Achieve Work/Life Balance
Scrapbook Faster
Submit More Often
Accessorize More
Make More Meals
Have a Baby
Find New Things to Bake
Project 365
Decorate My Home
Work Out
Learn to Shoot in Manual

Those are the biggies for this's hoping for a blessed 2010 and that things can continue to go as well as they are right now :-)

And just because these are the cutest things EVER! These were made with the 5 in 1 Tasty Baker that Santa brought for Colin.
"How did Santa know I like Mickey Waffles so much?!"


I just finished another LO to share so check back for that one soon!

Monday, January 4, 2010

"Easy" Toffee Recipe...

I found this recipe on Little Birdie Secrets and thought to myself..."Self, that looks pretty should try it."

So I got my ingredients together and after making the first batch...and pretty much eating all of it :-) I decided that this would be my Christmas treat for this year.

I brought this to work and everyone was telling me how awesome this was and made me a little uncomfortable since I barely did anything. So I told everyone the recipe and several went home to try it.

Well apparently it's not as easy as I thought.

I had several people looking for me the next morning who either had gobs of stuff that wasn't edible or taffy.

So I promised to do a post with photos so here ya go!


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Okay so I know that was like three days ago but trust me...I have a good reason for not posting sooner. First I was working on this...


Is it weird that paper, glue and stamps can make me so happy?

I used the Scraplines Scallopy Borders Stamp and the Happiness Text Stamp from Scrapping Bella. If you look closely you can also see a new gadget that is also available in the shop. I FINALLY got the Tim Holtz tiny attacher! I was like a lot of other people who thought, "what's the big deal, it's a stapler?" Oh how I was so wrong! It's just perfect for attaching little things and it's super secure. Love. It.

The other reason I didn't get this posted yesterday was because Matt and I spent the day shopping till I dropped. Yep, I really dropped, I was sitting on the floor in Kohl's at 11PM because I just couldn't take it anymore. I have no idea why my husband takes WAY longer than me to make a decision while trying on clothes or why he can't tell when something looks awful. Boys are weird.

I seriously left him alone for an hour and he got completely off task and started looking at coats?! He needed pants.

We didn't get home till 12:30AM! That, was all him.


Did I ever tell you that when I say something silly Colin says..."Geez lady?! What are you talking about?"

Speaking of being off task...I digress.

I do have a super introspective post planned but right now I want to look at all of the cute things I bought :-)

Next up...toffee in photos!