Wednesday, September 18, 2013

3 months already

can i just say that i can not stand how fast time goes once you have kids!
it's crazy, and i think it speeds up a little more with each child added. olivia is 3 months almost 4 and just the sweetest thing still, such a good baby! i have taken lots of pictures of her but haven't posted a whole lot...hmmm wonder why, i'm sure it has nothing to do with 6 kids and client work and the new design team i am on for whim so doodle. ah such is life! well i'm nursing while i type this with one hand so excuse any mistakes please! olivia took her 1st trip at the end of august. we went to manhattan to meet her aunt, uncle and cousins while mommy did some work. we had a lovely time and olivia was perfect the whole trip, whew! anyways, i need to go take care of everything else, lol so til next time!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

la la loopsy birthday...quick & budget friendly

my nessa's birthday kinda snuck up on me, even though i knew her birthday was coming i was not prepared! which is unlike me, usually the party theme is picked a good 6 months in advance and the preparation starts then too. but with being pregnant and moving and then our new little being late i ended up with 6 days to plan, make, and do! 


i tried to use whatever i had in the house from other parties and such. the girls received the la la loopsy doll house for Christmas so that took a big chunk of decorating out and easy! my mom has several sewing machines and her travel vintage singer was at my house with her so i drew a dress and pulled out fabrics i bought in new york 3 years ago and my awesome mom whipped a la la loopsy dress for the birthday girl, and her awesome aunt had bought her the wig on clearance at target after Christmas then the sewing machine became part of the decor.

i went to joann fabrics coupons in hand and on my phone, my budget was 50.00 and i spent 53.00 not too far off! everything i did had to be quick and easy. i think my favorite thing was the neon embroidery hoops i got and then used fabric from my stash and YARN, and buttons to make the cute wall decor!

 second favorite would be the yarn tassel banner! i have seen all kinds of tassel decor for parties the past year and have wanted to try it, but never had. so when i was staring wide eyed in the middle of the night at the two giant bundles of yarn i had bought i had a light bulb moment! then came the yarn tassels and it still looks like i haven't used any of the yarn, lol!

i also got plastic neon lace at joanns along with beads and little wooden spools all that could be strung onto the lace. the girls loved it and they turned out cute...we even wrapped yarn around the little spools. i also got the martha stewart button punch/embosser. if you don't have it you should its so much cuter than i expected!

the buttons are the martha stewart paper punch then glue dots onto the sunglasses

 not bad for 6 days to think and 2 days to make and under 100.00!

Monday, June 17, 2013

our new little one

 so once again i have neglected my blog! sorry about that! this time i kinda have a good reason...we welcomed our sweet little olivia mae on june 6th. she is just perfect! such a good baby and of course she is beautiful! these are some of my favorite shots of her from her 1st week of life!

Monday, February 25, 2013

wedded bliss album

 if you read my blog (which is amazing since its way inconsistent!) you know i love heidi swapp! as a photographer i obviously love taking pictures and capturing memories, scrapbooking gives me an even more creative way to display those memories and make them a little bit more of a treasure! so when my sis- in-law's birthday was coming and i didn't know what to get her my brother suggested a picture or something. luckily i photographed their wedding last year and had several hundred pictures to choose from and heidi swapp came out with a re-release of some fave products and a few new ones at brilliant idea, m,ake her a wedding scrapbook! off to michales and to sams club (for the prints) and a couple hours later i have  a great gift customized with heidi swapp color shine in tinsel and mustard (which were also the wedding colors!) and some other papers and fun embellishments and i put 60 pictures in it!





 i tend to just print my faves and choose which to use along the way when i create...but i didn't know what to do with a few left over pictures that i still loved so i put them i a pocket hot glued to the back inside cover of the album.

i love how it turned out....if i had a little more time i would have added more stuff and journaling but i ran out of time!

thanks heidi swapp for always having amazing products and inspiration!