Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Let's hear it for the boy

  So today is my husband Brandon's birthday. He'll be old. No, he's not old by any means, but he's sure feeling old lately because he's been working so hard. I thought I'd take this opportunity, on his birthday, to make you all feel nauseous. Yes, another "My oh my, I sure do love my husband" post. This hasn't been my first, nor will it be the last, I'm sure. When one has an awesome, amazing, sexy, fantastic and generally just the best husband in the world, one tends to gush every now and then.

  My husband is a hard worker, an amazing father, a real help around the house (even after working a very physical job), and a fantastic griller! I've been with him almost half my life and we've essentially grown up together, from our teens into adulthood. We now have the biggest blessing we could ever imagine, our little munchkin (whose not so little anymore...*sob*). So to my wonderful husband, my best friend, I say Cheers! 'Atta boy! Hear hear! Let's hear it for the boy! Oh, and happy birthday, honey. I love you more than words can say.

Because I don't feel right not posting some pics, I'll post some LOs I've done of my handsome man. (Of course...I can't seem to make a post without a layout or two :p)

/end gush

Love to all. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Me in digiscrap right now

I've done some AAM (all about me) pages lately, because of challenge prompts. I don't usually like to scrap about myself, but here's a "summer in review" in layouts.

First up, I got a haircut at the beginning of the summer. It was SO SUPER HOT and I was driving by the salon, and thought...what the heck!

Capture Life by Spinky Dink Scraps

Next, Brandon and I got dressed up for a wedding we were going to:

My Fair Lady by Penny Springman
Font: Journal
Template: Shabby Princess April Project Scrap

I've been reading this series for a while now. I'm kinda stuck right now, (not much time to read *sigh*), but the series in really awesome.

Bg paper: Some Like It Hot by Zoe Pearn
Misty Cato’s Blending Masks and Sanded Photo Masks
Font: Nueva Std

For this LO, I was supposed to scrap about the last brave thing I did. Well, I'm no superhero, but...

Chemical Reaction by Melissa Bennett
Font: Journal Bits by Darcy Baldwin

I'm sure I'm not alone in my love for Adele. But I absolutely adore her. She has an amazing voice and her lyrics are so real. <3

Template: Jenn Barrette iNSD 2011 freebie template
Bg. paper: Sunshine by Fee Jardine
Elements and papers: My Fair Lady by Penny Springmann
Gem button: All About Her by Kristin CB
Fonts: Arabic Typeset and Code Pro Light

And last but not least, my 13 "things:"

You Give Me A Reason To Smile by La Grier
Font: Firefly Castle
Template: Out of the Box by Studio Basic Designs

So yep, that's me... welcome to my crazy world!

Thanks for stopping by! Love to all,

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mommy time

  So today I had a Mommy time day planned. I get these about once a month, which I realize is absolutely nothing to complain about, because I know moms who don't get a day to themselves that often. Well, it didn't exactly turn out the way I was planning, but I was without hubby/child, so I guess it counts.

   I needed to go into work for about 1 1/2 hours. No biggie! I could knock that out without it hardly effecting my day at all! Well, that turned into me being there for 3 1/2 hours. And I still have at least an hour's work to do first thing Monday morning. Oh well. As we say around the office...job security.

   After that, I ran a few errands. Had the windows rolled down and the radio blasting. That was nice. But I had to go grocery shopping, which can ruin any wind-blown high that any woman has. Blech. Can you believe I used to love grocery shopping? It seems it's the bane of my existence nowadays.

  To finish off my time alone, I plopped my butt on the couch and watched stupid, mind-numbing TV that I had recorded. Very predictable sitcoms with pretty people and canned laughter that did just what I wanted it to. Let me relax. Made me laugh. It was pretty damn good.

  Then my babies came home and I was so glad to see them. I swear, after just being away from my daughter for 9 hours, she seemed to have grown. When their this age (3 years and a few months old) I think they truly can visibly grow in that expanse of time. They're quite amazing.

  So to wrap it up, I had a good day. Maybe not as awesome as I wanted. I did NO scrapping. I didn't do any catching up with all the online stuff I needed to do. I didn't clean anything (which is good. Hubby always tells me NOT to spend my days cleaning when I have a Mommy day). But it was still time to still my brain. Which every Mom needs now and then!

Thanks for stopping by friends! Love to all,

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dusting off the cobwebs

2 months. Well, 2 months and 3 days if you wanna get specific. Which I shouldn't...because that's just kinda pathetic!

So be warned!! I'm gonna dust off the cobwebs of this old fella and blog again (hmmm...where have you heard that before?) And if you don't like digital scrapbooking stuff and you don't like seeing what I've created, you prolly should just un-follow me. Because that is a lot of what I'll be sharing. It's my hobby and after my family, it's a real joy of mine. It's fun and relaxing and rewarding.

So since I've been gone FOREVER, I'll share a few of my favorite LOs I've done since my absence (that sounds so much nicer than "since I couldn't ever get off my butt and motivated to blog).

Sweet Little Claire by Polkadotplum Designs
Font: Spicy Sushi Roll

 Charming by Misty Cato, Sweet Shoppe Designs

 Audrey by Pixel Perfect Designs

My Fair Lady by Penny Springman
Font: Journal
Template: Shabby Princess April Project Scrap
Kickin’ It Old School by Misty Cato and Melissa Bennett, Sweet Shoppe Designs
Font: DJB Journal Bits

 You Give Me A Reason To Smile by La Grier
Font: Firefly Castle
Template: Out of the Box by Studio Basic Designs

A Fresh Start by Sugar Pie Scraps, Polkadotplum
Blending Masks by Misty Cato, Sweet Shoppe Designs
Font: Black Jack
Template: Layered Up In You 3 by La Grier
Sisterhood by Julie Billingsley
Font: Eight Fifteen

 After the Rain by Meghan Mullens
Some flowers and Word Art from All About Her by Kristen CB
Font: sfBrooke
Inspiration from this site

And something huge that's happened in our house in the last couple of weeks? My baby, my little angel, my sweet little baby girl, has gone to preschool. It's been rough so far. She cries everyday, but when I pick her up, she goes on and on about what a good time she's had and I get to hear all about her day. I'm loving it! I just can't believe how hard it is! I can't come to terms with her being this big. Here are a couple LOs I did to commemorate the event:
My Sugar Pie (retiring Sept. 2011) by Sugar Pie Scraps
Font: Nueva Std

School Days Blues by L’Posh
Template by Scrapping with Liz
Font: Minion Pro
So there we go. A little game of catch-up. Hope to see you guys around!