that is my motto for this year.
simplify my life, in any way that i can.
so, first to go?
this blog.
i know, it's sad.
this blog got me started in the blogging world.
and i love this blog.
but it's time to let it go, as i don't do it justice.
i used to be able to post so often on here, but keeping up with 2 blogs has taken it's toll on me.
i will still be posting over on this blog.
so visit me there.
it will be a combination of mama stuff, crafty stuff and just all around fun stuff.
i will no longer be posting my scrapbooking pages on my blog, but instead over in my SIS gallery as well as my CMK gallery.
no need to post the pages in 3 different places.
simplify people, simplify.
so, if you still want to keep up with me (i promise, you won't be disappointed) then join me over here...make sure to update your google readers too!
thanks friends!
i'm closing the comments on this blog, but make sure to let me know that you've stopped by on my other one!


did you see me?

in creating keepsakes this month?

so thrilled to be there!


merry christmas.

hope you have a merry christmas!
you won't see me around these parts for a little while...we are now officially homeowners! we signed the papers yesterday morning...but we have to be moved in by tuesday, so i've got lots of cleaning/painting/moving/and so on to do in the next week...
i'll post pictures soon!
have a great holiday friends!!


just busy.

i used the CMK kit for these 2 layouts...i have loved being on this team, and am sad that my term is almost up...it's so nice to get goodies on my doorstep every month!
lisa is having a design team call...if you love getting to work with free goodies every month, and want to work with a fab boss/team, then check it out here!

let me know if you're applying!
tata for now...


sibling love.

we've had a busy week playing with grandparents...they went back to KS today, so now it's back to the daily grind with us.
i have so much to get done in the next couple weeks...
here's a LO using the CMK kit this month.
fabulous kit, friends.
fabulous kit.

i punched out the paper with my stampin' up punch...i really had no direction with this LO...just kind of did what i did, and this is how it turned out!
love it!
have a great night...


the dozens

i can't tell you how honored i was when i got an email from dana, asking me to guest design for the dozens this month!
what?! that kit club rocks.
i tried out (way back when) for their team, and of course didn't make it...i figured it would be way out of my league...so, you can imagine how surprised i was when she asked me to join along this month!
so fun!
anyways, this is some goodness i made with the kit...

this little doo-dad is a "kindness" cube...each side has some sort of kind thing i could do that day.
just inspires me to remember to be kind.
and this little guys makes me smile :)

loooooooooove this layout.
all hadley wants for christmas is a barbie...
and she makes sure to tell you all the time :)

and one last one of the hadley bean.

anywho, thanks dana for letting me play along...
i had a blast with the kit!


where the heck have i been.

well, i am alive and here...i took a blogging break from this blog.
i have a family blog that i upkeep as well, and that took priority this thanksgiving week and weekend.
i have been busy, busy, busy though!
getting christmas cards together.
making some cute aprons.
editing lots and lots of photo sessions.
here's a few of those sessions.
some babes:

some families:

some seniors:

some more families:
you can view more of my photog work here.

and here's a layout using the work in progress december kit!
i won't take so long to come back, next time!
have a great thursday ya'll.


can you tell that milo was more interested in the neighbor girl, than posing for any picture.
have a happy thanksgiving!


WIP christmas kit.

i got to work with the work in progress christmas kit, this month...
but, i'm going to show you how i made layouts that weren't christmas themed!
this kit was very versatile.
here's one...

i love this layout of hadley...and the pictures are so cute.
she poses almost anytime i get the camera out...therefore, she's my little poser.
the buttons did not come in the kit...they were from my stash.
i am also so excited cause i've been asked to guest design for the dozens this month!
have you seen their kits? wow. they rock.
they are chocked full of yummy vintage-y stuff and lots of color!
i was so honored to be asked to GD for them.
i'll post my projects this weekend!
anyways...do you have big thanksgiving plans?
it will be our first christmas (edited---i mean thanksgiving!) away from my family...sad, but we have plans to eat with some friends from church, so it'll still be a fun day...even though we'll be missing family!
hope you have a wonderful holiday!


last 2.

here are my last 2 layouts using the jenni bowlin product over at CMK this month.
i have to tell ya, i am so lucky to get to work with such great product every month!
sometimes, i just have to stop and remind myself that...
this product was no exception...i loved it.

so, i want to make myself an apron.
anyone have any good patterns that i can download (preferably for free)?
it's fall time, and i've been in a baking mood.
and no baking is complete without a cute apron.