Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lots of changes

Fall is finally here is our neck of the woods. Lots of change going on outside. Lower temps, falling leaves...but also a lot of changes inside too.

My boys are having a great school year so far. Here is Connor on his first day of third grade.

And here is Zachary on his first day of sixth grade! When did this happen?

One of the big changes at our house is that I am now working 5 days per week at preschool. It is a bit of an adjustment as I was only working 3 days last year but so far it is working out. Everyone is realizing mom can't do everything she used to do and they are pitching in to help! The great thing is I get killer vacation time and my schedule is the same as the boys.
Another change is that I will no longer be designing for Kraft Girl. Pam has decided to close the site to have more time with her family. I wish her all the best and thank her so much for letting me be a part of such a great team! I loved all the kits and had a blast working with her! She is having a great sale on kits so make sure to check it out here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

TGIF and an awesome sale!

Head on over to Kraft Girls where Pam is having a great sale on kits!

For this weekend only (Friday, September 11th-Sunday, September 13th), buy the June, July, August, or September kit and get the November or December kit for $5! Now that's a deal!

I don't know about you but I am so glad it is Friday! Have a great weekend everyone! Oh and I promise I am going to post some pics of the boys first days of school soon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Kraft Girl kit!

Yay! It's September 1st and you know what that means! The new Kraft Girl kit reveal! This month's kit was packed with great new goodies from CHA summer. Here are my layouts.

I just loved the Report Card paper from Jillibean Soup! It was perfect for Zachary's first day of school picture!

Lots of Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend in this kit! I used the September KG sketch for this one. And the Jillibean Soup Alpha twill went perfectly with the back 2 school layout of Connor.

Now, I know I did two back to school layouts but don't be fooled! This kit can be used for way more than that! Here is a layout from our vacation in Myrtle Beach.

Here is a fun, super simple note card. I just loved the pencil side of that CC paper!

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's projects and the entire kit here! You can also see the September sketch. Kraft Girl is also the sponsor for the Scrapfit challenge blog. You can win a July kit! Pam will also be doing a giveaway on Facebook so if you haven't become a fan of Kraft Girl, what are you waiting for? Check it out here. Have a great week!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Last day of summer vacation

Yep, it is our last day of vacation. Tomorrow is the boys first day of school and I go back to work at the preschool as well. Today we have orientation where we get to meet the boy's teachers and see their rooms. I am ready for the structure school brings but not ready for the schedule.

On Saturday Connor had his first scrimmage. They did really well considering they played last years champs. Connor is the one in the middle (white pants) on the right side of the photo. He had a great game which included an interception and a fumble recovery.
He is to the right of Eddie in this photo.

Wanted to share the layout I did with this month's Kraft Girl sketch. It is perfect for the scraps of paper I had left from August's kit. Check out the sketch here. You have until August 31!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More photos!

As promised here a some more pics of some of the fun activities we participated in while on vacation. The activities staff at the condos really had some great things planned everyday at the pool and surrounding areas. Here Zachary is trying out the dunk tank. Here is Connor trying to navigate the limbo bar.
Zachary doing his best in the watermelon eating contest. You had 60 seconds to eat as much watermelon as you could.

And then Eddie gave it a try. If I wasn't there to see it I wouldn't believe it if you told me my husband ate 7 pieces of watermelon in a minute! He was mowing through it! Everyone was hysterical and the employees said it was the best watermelon eating contest they ever had! LOL!

Well, that's enough of the vacation photos. I will leave you with a layout. I seem to be doing a lot of these layouts of Zachary lately. Gotta love the tween years!

Monday, August 10, 2009

We're back!

Last Saturday we left for a week long vacation at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina with my parents. We did so many fun things and had a great time!

There was lots of swimming.

The pool at the condo we stayed at was beautiful!
We played in the ocean.
And of course a trip to the beach is not complete if you don't build a sand castle!

At night, after dinner we enjoyed walking around Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach. They are two very popular spots with lots of stores, restaurants, and attractions. We also played mini golf. It was extremely hot and humid during our stay which is okay during the day because you are in the pool or at the beach but at night it very uncomfortable.
Look for more pictures in my next post. They had lots of fun activities at the pool and I got some great pics. Can you say watermelon eating contest?
Wanted to also let everyone know that Kraft Girls is this weeks sponsor at 52 sketches 52 weeks. You can win Augusts kit if you make a layout with this weeks sketch. It's a good one too!

Busy week ahead. I am taking an infant CPR/Pediatric first aid class on Tuesday and Thursday (required for work). Football practice Tues, Wed and Thurs and I have a haircut on Wednesday night. We are trying to enjoy our last few weeks of summer before we all have to go back to school. So not ready for that!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Heading south.

We are headed to the beach today for a week but before I left I wanted to post my work using the August Kraft Girl kit. The kit goes on sale today, August 1st. Oh, and Kraft Girl has a Flickr gallery now. You can check it out here. The DT will also be posting their layouts in this new gallery but we want to see what you guys are doing with the kits as well. Feel free to post away! I really loved all the Sassafras in this kit especially the paper posies!

The AC fabric thickers were a favorite too! In the layout above, I painted them. Look for more on that later.

Hambly rub-ons and Jenni Bowlin letters. Yum!

Ok, there is a bunch of stuff going on at Kraft Girl this month too. Please check the blog for the August sketch of the month. November and December kits are 50% off and March's kit is 25% off. There is always something fun going on so check the blog often! There might even be a fun giveaway!

Have a great week everyone!