Friday, June 25, 2010

baby announcement!

Ha! Fooled you, didn't I? *wink*

I just wanted to share with you the newest photo card I was able to design for a sweet new baby girl. This adorable one's mommy lives in South Carolina and she found me one day a little over a year ago and asked me to create a photo thank you for her little guy who was a few months old at the time. Then I was able to make his 1-year birthday party invites in February and just recently she had a baby girl and she asked me again! How honored I felt that someone who doesn't even know me wants me to {continue to} design something for her. She is the sweetest thing!

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We're just doing one thing after another these days. Aren't summer days supposed to be LAZY?!

Last week was our own HUGE garage sale (and what an exhausting weekend that was!)

Last night, I held my monthly 3/$5 card making night (go HERE to see the fun cards we made!)

Today was filled with the big community garage sale (we shopped!) and then tonight was Mikayla's dance rehearsal for her FIRST dance recital coming up tomorrow (Saturday). She is such the sweet little dancer and I was so proud watching her on the stage perform. I can't wait for tomorrow.

Since it was beautiful weather today, I just had to snap a couple of pictures before we headed out to rehearsal! I'm sure there will be many more pictures taken tomorrow!

Hope you all are being blessed with summer has finally arrived here in Oregon. Let's hope it's here to stay!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

sweet girl, sweet dreams...

I have so many pictures to share of things that are going on in life...I don't even know where to begin, so I thought I'd do a short and quick post to see if I can get my blogging groove back...

There's always something cute about capturing this sleeping angel.

When you're tired, you're just tired...

February 2010
{rocking out to some tunes}

February 2010
{at the foot of our bed on the floor}

February 2010
{sacked out on the couch}

February 2010
{found in our bedroom closet}

~ February must have been an exhausted month! ~

May 2010
{wearing her birthday Tinkerbell crown}

June 2010
{asleep in the doorway of her room}

June 2010

{a new bed arrangement in the corner of her room}


Things have been great these days, but we're all exhausted around here (as evident by the pictures)!

Today was another Stampin' Up! event (check out the cards we made HERE) and the next task at hand is preparing for the garage sale coming up on Friday/Saturday of this weekend. After that, we're back to working on house projects and the garage can be a little less cluttered. I can almost taste it...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

tackling this, that, and the other

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Ours was spent doing project after project, but I loved having my hubby home for THREE DAYS! We got so much done, but still enjoyed spending time together. There still seems like so much left to be done, but we're on our way!!

The last couple of weekends, we have tackled...

*Decorating & painting the "formal dining room" (which won't be used as that for us right now.)



Sorry, I can only give you a sneak peek at this time.
We're still in MAJOR transition, but it's painted!

*We proceeded to remove wallpaper cards off Austin's room...

...with a steamer...

...which left us with all of this on the wall! then we tried this...

...and Goof Off
...and wallpaper stripper
...and peeling it off with our fingernails
...and using a straight blade

{insert helpful suggestion here!}

*We went to IKEA on Sunday and found the most awesomest (I know it's not a word, but it should be!) storage cabinet thingy for my very own craft room. Best part? It was in the "as is" section stating that it had scratches on it. Ummm...we couldn't find a single scratch anywhere. It was another 35% off its already reduced price because they are discontinuing it. It was meant. to. be.

So, now I can finally do something about all of this ugliness (hey, we "just moved in" I get a little sympathy?)...

Sorry, still only a sneak peek. It will take a lot of hard work and sweat to get this room up to my standards. But here is the bottom half of the unit we purchased. It has a hutch on top. It's actually meant to be a kitchen buffet, but it will work just perfectly for what I want it for.

To add to the tackle list from this weekend/past week:

-filled holes and touched up paint through the house (main living area color)
-hung picture frames (just a few!)
-started weeding the backyard, finished weeding the front yard, lawn mowed, grass seed filled in patches
-major rearrangement of furniture upstairs to make room for my new storage cabinet (we literally moved things from craft room to Mikayla's room to our closet to the play room - oh my!)
-finally organized our bedroom closet
-purchased 2 gallons of paint for Mikayla's room (next weekend, maybe?)
-garage sale pricing
-started organizing the garage (WOWZA! is all I can say!)
-laundry...too many loads to count

I bet there's even more I have forgotten, but all this to was a very productive weekend!

Check out what others have tackled at 5 Minutes for Mom.


And, on a business note...

If you love Stampin' Up! products, check out my most recent blog post at Stuck on Stampin'. They just released their retiring products in preparation for the new catalog coming out on July 1st. There are also a handful of accessories that are 25% or 50% off. Even if you live far, far away you can still order through my website at Feel free to e-mail me or leave a comment with any questions.

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