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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine’s Day Heart

Madison has been asking about our Valentine’s Day decorations for several days now.  I keep telling her we’ll put it out soon, but the truth is, I don’t really have anything for Valentine’s Day.   But I remembered seeing a picture of a wine cork heart, and since I’ve been saving boxes of corks for my Christmas trees, I pulled a few out and put together this heart.


I actually really like the way it turned out and Madison loves it.  If I can whip up a few more things, I think I can officially say I’ve decorated for Valentine’s Day.

Linking to:
Somewhat Simple, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Finding Fabulous,
Fingerprints on the Fridge, Kojo Designs, The Shabby Nest

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Project Life - Week 3

This was a slow week for us and we didn't do anything other than our usual routine.  I didn't even take my camera out of my office this week.  I used my phone so all the pictures are a little blurry.  I embellished a lot more than usual to try and detract from the blurry photos;  I'm still trying to figure out if I like it so "scrappy." 

Madison had a couple of funny moments this week.

1.  She decided that she "loves chicken salad so much she could eat miles of it."

2.  She wanted to know why one of our blankets was falling apart.  I told her daddy had bought that blanket a long time ago and sometimes things start falling apart.  She said, "No, you don't buy blankets, you make them!"  Almost every other blanket in our house is homemade.  She had no idea that blankets could be purchased!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rainy Sunday

It’s been raining all morning and the girls have been playing with their new play kitchen making cupcakes and soup.  It kept them busy long enough for me to finish a layout I started earlier this week.  I found this picture of Madison taken almost three years ago.  She loved this dog so much, she would walk him everyday.  I love her little overalls and her little wave.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Project Life - Week 2

This was a fun week for us.  Sidney turned 2, we rode our bikes to Old Sacramento, had lunch with Oma, ate ice cream outside in the cold and rolled down hills.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Project Life–Week One

I started Project Life again this year.  It will be my third album and I am still in love with it!  I rarely do any traditional scrapbooking anymore, because this kit is so awesome! Project Life forces me to write things down as they happen and I immediately slip it into a slot for the week.  If I wasn’t in the habit of doing so, I would have missed this funny conversation:

Madison and Sidney both in their beds about 6:00 in the morning.
Sidney: Massa!  What are you doing?
Madison: Sidney, get Barney and go back to sleep!
Sidney: But I went poo poo!  I have stinky butt!

I still laugh every time I think about it.




Monday, January 9, 2012

Snowman Blanket

My first post of 2012.  I say it every year, and hopefully I'll follow through this year, but I plan on updating my blog more than once a month.  The time just keeps getting away from me.  This is the year.  Hopefully.

So my first finished project of the year is a blanket I started five years ago.  Yes, five years ago.  I was pregnant with Madison and when I got too big to sit on the floor and stitch everything together, I put it in a bag and it sat in my closet until we moved.  Well, we moved three more times after that and it just kept getting transferred from one closet to the next.

Another resolution this year is to actually finish all my half started projects and using up supplies that I already have.  So, that's where this blanket comes in.  I picked it up again a week before Christmas hoping to finish it in time to wrap up in it while we were opening presents, but it didn't happen.  However, it's done and that's all that matters.

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