Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wanderlust: Disney 2014

When we go to Disney World, it's a super long 13 hour drive. We bring lots of movies and fun things to do so the kids stay occupied. Now that they're older, they don't sleep as much in the car so it's harder to keep them entertained. For this trip, we had to rent a van because ours was in the shop for the handicapped conversion. Thankfully, the rental had televisions throughout the van and they watched movies over and over. 

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I wanted to document some of the pictures that we took in the van while we were on our road trip. It's always super crazy, but totally fun. Of course, the best part of the trip is finally arriving at Disney World! This page was created with Crate Paper's Open Road collection. The tiny strip at the bottom is from Ellie's Studio.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Super Obsessive Packing: Disney 2014

We went to Disney World in November 2014, and I'm really excited to start scrapping our trip. I usually make a cover layout for the first page protector in my Disney albums, but this time I decided to scrap about my super obsessive preparations for our trip. When you have three kids with special needs, you really need to keep things as organized as possible! 

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As you can see, I pack the kids' complete outfits in plastic zip bags and label them with the correct day of our trip. It also makes it easier for me to coordinate our clothing so that scrapping the pictures isn't challenging when we get home. (Note to self: Next time make sure Ronnie's outfits don't clash. LOL) In the morning when we get up, I toss each kid their bag and they get dressed while I do. I include socks, jewelry the girls want to wear, and any hair accessories as well. I guess you can say this Momma has it all in the bag!

Everything on this page came from Crate Paper's Open Road collection except for the tiny Lily Bee alphabet and the Studio Calico Mr. Huey mist on the background.

Saturday, April 11, 2015


My birthday was yesterday, so I guess you can say that today I'm another year wiser. (It just sounds better than saying another year older.) I'm not a vain person at all. I hardly wear makeup, and you'll usually find me in jeans and a t-shirt. The only thing that's bothering me about this getting older business is the wrinkles. I have them under my eyes, and when I smile they pop up. I guess 35 is a good age for finding a decent wrinkle cream. Any suggestions? Until then, I suppose Photoshop will have to do. 

I'm dropping by today to share two layouts. I made them with scraps from my Crate Paper Close Knit collection. I'm finally reaching the bottom of the barrel with that collection. Pretty soon, I'll be sharing a new set of pages.

I suppose it's fitting that I'm sharing a project with a picture of me at about five years old in the same post where I'm complaining about my wrinkles. (Thirty years ago?! Yikes.) The photo was taken when I met my little brother for the first time. He was tiny and I was convinced that we didn't need him because he was a boy. Luckily, they talked me in to keeping him. That's my grandfather in the photo with me, and he recently got out of the hospital after a fight with bacterial pneumonia. He's one of my favorite people in the world and it really scared me to see him so sick. I am beyond thankful that he's feeling better now.

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This layout includes a picture of Brandon looking completely ticked off. He has never liked grass on his bare skin. Not as a baby, and not now. He would frown his little heart out any time I put him down on it. He didn't like sand either! All I wanted was a sweet photo. Now that he has his Autism diagnosis we know that he has sensory processing problems, and these moments make a lot more sense.

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I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend, I'm off to work in a little while to sub for a friend who needed someone to go in for her. It'll be busy, but fun as always! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Two Point

I love my new job, but it's definitely keeping me from scrapbooking. I think I'm going to have to schedule more crafty days with my best scrapping friend! I did finally manage to make another page with Crate Paper's Close Knit collection, and it's about Jordan's horse show.

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She did a demonstration for potential donors during the fundraiser, and she even pulled out her trick move. Jordan learned how to "two point" or stand up in the stirrups while her horse continued to walk. I was impressed, and I know everyone else was too. (Either that, or I'm just biased. Oh well. Just go with it!)

I'm hoping to get back to scrapping and blogging more regularly. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Have I mentioned lately how much I love Crate Paper's Close Knit collection? The retro sewing theme is right up my alley. You might think that it wouldn't work well for a layout about riding a horse, but I decided to go for it because the colors worked so well with my photos. I used a horseshoe border as an embellishment to create a theme without going overboard. 

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Jordan was invited to do a demonstration for her therapeutic riding organization a few years ago, and she did an amazing job. I was able to get some photos of her mounting her horse and leading her into the arena. I was so proud of her! She is such an amazing kiddo. (Not that I'm biased or anything!)

Sunday, February 15, 2015


I found these sweet photos of Brandon in my stash the other day, and I just had to scrap them. He had a rash at the time, so he was pretty itchy and miserable. I took the pictures to show my Mom to see if she'd ever seen a rash like that. We never did figure out why he got it, but we were grateful when it went away. I love the photos because you can see his super curly baby hair. I miss that! 

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I scrapped this page while hanging out at my grandma's house. I finished everything except for the title over there because I wanted to use my Silhouette. I'm afraid I've been neglecting it lately. All of the goodies on this page except for the black cardstock are from Crate Paper's Close Knit collection. The mist is from Studio Calico.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Our Dad Rocks!

My kids are very lucky to have such an attentive Dad. Ronnie really loves taking them to the park and he enjoys doing little things for our children. It always makes me smile to see him play with them, and of course they think he totally rocks! 

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I wanted to document their love for Ronnie with this page that shows how much he adores hanging out with them. I've been going through some older photos, and when I came across this set I knew exactly what I wanted to create.

I thought the little wagon embellishment was perfect for my design. The colors in Crate Paper's Close Knit collection worked really well with the color combination in my pictures. I love it when that happens! The embellishments are all from the same collection. The small blue alphabet is from Jillibean Soup, and the mist is from Studio Calico.