Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tis' the season.....

We had a wonderful Christmas at our house and here's hoping that you did too.

This face pretty much sums up all of it for me:

Note: Just after I took this shot I asked Jen what the gift was that she unwrapped which made her so excited and she said, "I don't know what it is." be 4 years old and easily excitable again.

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Pumpkin carving - 2009

Yep. I'm a little late on this one. So without further ado.....

This year the girls enjoyed carving the pumpkins that we had picked at the patch and Steph did most of the poking and carving on her own pumpkin. Jen was what I would call "less than impressed" by the entire process and didn't like scooping out the goo one bit. She did it for about 6 minutes then looked at me and said, "I'm done."

And that was that.

Here are a few pics of the fun.....

Oh she looks happy here alright, but don't let the cuteness fool you. This was the first scoop of the goo and a split second before she realized that it was nasty. she is showing me her perfectly clean hand alongside her gooey other hand. This was a split second before she walked out on us to watch a movie instead. Good times folks, good times.

As you can see the goo didn't bother Steph one bit.

Daisy got in on the action. I think she liked the goo. Or maybe it was the face. Yep....I think it was definitely the face.

After some carving and a tiny bit of gagging from goo disgust, they painted a few of the smaller pumpkins. This was an activity that Jen could sink her teeth into so she decided to grace us with her presence again.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

12 Days of Christmas

Hello to everyone who is stopping by for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

I'd like to welcome you to my silly little blog. Take a look around but don't be distracted by the cuteness that lurks on these pages. My suggestion is to try not to look directly into the eyes of the little one we call Jen....


Today I have two seperate holiday projects that I would like to share with you. The first are some cute christmas tree ornaments that I handmade for our tree this year using a bunch of ribbon scraps and some canvas (and I just know that all you scrappers and cardmakers out there don't have ANY ribbon in your stash....right???)

hee hee.

So what I did was:

- I cut two pieces of canvas in a triangle using my pinking shears
- Sewed different lengths of ribbon right onto the front of one piece
- Added about 10 inches of ribbon to the top to use as the hanger
- Sewed the two pieces together leaving a small gap to add stuffing
- Once stuffed to my liking I sewed the gap closed, and there you have it!

These are so quick and easy and they can be added right to the tree, can be used as an adorable door hanger, or can also be used to top a special gift.

The second project was done using my handy dandy and always trusty Cricut! I used the Tags, Bags, and Boxes cartridge to cut out the 2" circle tags from kraft paper, then I used the Doodletype cartridge to cut out the snowflakes on white cardstock. I found many different snowflake shapes on a bunch of different cartridges so you can look through and pick out your favorite. After everything was cut all I needed to do was glue the snowflake to the front of the tag, stamp the back To: and From:, and add a red string for the tie. These gift tags are a fun way to add handmade to the holidays and will be on all the gifts I give this year!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out my Etsy shop funsize creations for other fun handmade goods for the holidays, and for even more eye candy stop by my sewing blog and take a look around.

Happy holidays everyone!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Please Touch Museum

This past Summer I decided to cut my full time hours to part time (4 days a week) for the months of June, July, and August in order to spend more time with my family doing the things in life that matter. Because of that I was lucky enough to be able to go with Stephanie on a couple of the field trips that she attended with her Summer Camp. One of the places we went was the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. We had been there before when Steph was about 3 years old but that was before they moved to a nice new (and MUCH BIGGER) location, so this was a first for both of us. We had a great time playing together and can't wait to go back with Jennifer.

Just a few shots of our day....

You guessed it.....

Even more layouts.


More layouts.....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Say what???

Jennifer came up to me yesterday and told me this:

"Johnny place cup 8 picked apples and made applesauce. Can we make our own applesauce too?"

I said..."Who?"

She said "Johnny place cup 8."

I was stumped. I had no idea what she was saying. I asked her to say it again.

She said it reallllllllly slow this time.

"Johnny. Place. Cup. 8. Mommy".

That's when I figured it out.

She was saying Jon and Kate plus 8.

Oh the money I would give to be inside of Jen's little world for just for 15 or 20 minutes......

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fruit salad

Jen's been a bit obsessed with fruit salad lately.

She doesn't watch the Wiggles so I have no idea where it came from.

She's asked me dozens of times over the last few weeks if we can make fruit salad (usually when we have no fruit in the house).

I was just putting her to bed and doing our nightly ritual of rocking her for a few minutes when she whispers in my ear:

"Mommy. We have apples and bananas in the kitchen. Can we make fruit salad for dinner tomorrow night with only fruit....not with salad or anything GROSS like that?"


She makes me smile.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I realize that I haven't posted any new layouts since.....*GASP*.....January!!!!

Dang I'm slippin'.

Prepare yourself. I'm gonna have to do a few catch up posts with nearly a full year of layouts. At least my subject matter's are cute. Of course, all of these layouts appeared in different issues of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine throughout the year, but you already knew that, didn't you?



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