Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday Funny

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Okay, this had me crying.  It is TOTALLY silly for sure and actually sort of dumb but it made me laugh-if you are a Star Wars fan you may just enjoy this one:

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016


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Today I was thinking on traditions for Christmas we have a few.

My husband's family grew up going to grandma's house for Christmas eve dinner--they ALWAYS had Hawaiian Haystacks.  Our family has them on the EVE of Christmas eve.   On Christmas eve we have a family party (my side)-exchange gifts and have a white elephant exchange.  My kids look forward to it and it's a good time with great food.
Another tradition my brothers and I did was to all sleep in the same room on Christmas eve--my kids have carried this one on--they just visit and giggle and have fun.
We also read from Luke 2 and watch this video:

Traditionally Christmas day my parents also drive to where the grandkids are to see their new "treasures".  It's nice because then the kids can show off and visit with their grandparents.

For New Years it's a bit different.  A few years in a row we had a Lord of the Ring marathon-eating food and watching the movies together.  Last year we missed out for different reasons, my 14 year old is trying to convince the older two it would be FUN! ;)

What are some of your traditions?  It's never to late to start one or change one up!

Friday, December 23, 2016

happy new year

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I can't believe we are almost at the end of another year!  SERIOUSLY-time has flown and a lot has happened in our household, many changes.  Graduation, college, school teams, growth...the normal stuff that happens.  I remember this night like it was yesterday-it also helps that I made a little video and shared it on Instagram-the giggling was the best, my daughter and I had the most fun with the sparklers, just she and I.  She actually came back from her bonfire early so we could celebrate the New Year together, my picture is a screen shot of that video printed out with my Instax printer:
closer to the title:
The creative process of this layout was really a lot of fun and I am pleased with the results.  

For the exclusive digital cut INCLUDED in the Everyday Moments kit, I used white card stock, I then misted with color shine; Gold and Navy Blue.  In real life it REALLY pops--I wanted to mimic the light in the picture.  I decided I wanted the letters to stand out a bit so I put pop dots on the back of each of the letters.

Monday, December 19, 2016


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I've noticed that I use this title quite a bit, but most of my layouts are about my family!  This one was a simple bit of layering:
a closeups:
I cut the back piece 8.5 x 4, I then hand cut the lighter brown pieces and layered them carefully on top of the first piece.  EASY-PEASY!

Saturday, December 17, 2016


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So a little over a year ago was the last time my girl played soccer for her high school-weird to think that as she played soccer since the age of 4.  ANYWAY, she and her friend wanted me to take pictures of them in their varsity uniforms.  These three pictures are just three I took:
LOVED that she found these poses on Pinterest and wanted me to recreate them, it was a SUPER fun challenge to figure out how to do it!  Here is a closeup of the layered title:
My focus was using the embellishments included in the Everyday Stories kit.  I had to be creative because where we live we don't get snow--I LOVED the colors in the tags, and stickers-I'm really pleased with this layered affect.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Funnies-7 deadly sins

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This is pretty cheesy but it made me laugh-and what's even funnier is that my son and his friends were over and for English they just got through reading Dante's Inferno:

Thursday, December 15, 2016

taking a second look. Cold

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For my layout today the challenge I had at the Scrapbook Circle blog was to take a previous layout I had made and make another inspired by it!
Here is the original:
And here is the take on it:
This time around the elements that inspired me from the original were the black in the background and the bow–I also enjoyed recreating the wood veneer pieces with what was included in the Everyday Story kit.
I think the thing that I enjoy the most is that even though you “lift” a layout it becomes something on it’s own because the products are different.
Have you ever lifted yourself? It sure is FUN!  I hope that you are taking the time to be in the pictures you are taking this time of year and making the moments, MEMORIES!  Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Second Season.

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are you looking for an entertaining fun book to read?  I really enjoyed this, it's a mix of Pride and Prejudice and awesome! ;)  Here is a short clip of the read and a link: