Thursday, July 26, 2007

been working....

Remember that backyard Oasis I spoke about back in *eeeek* March, well it has certainly been a work in progress. *insert excuse here* Of course, in between a gazillion other life and household happenings we are managing to get it completed all of 4 months later. The stone wall is about complete, here are a few photos from this past weekend. Thankfully my Mom grabbed the camera, which reminds me.... a huge thank you to my Mom, Dad, brother Tyler and his sweet girlfriend Linda. They never fail to pull through for us, even when it means working in 90+ degree weather to help us get this finished. As you can see, even Bella helped when she could.

Disclaimer: I know that flip flops aren't exactly "working" shoes, but my footie is still recovering from surgery back in April and extremely sensitive to closed toed shoes yet. That being said, please do not try this type of work with out proper protective gear and attire ;)

Loads of work yes, but I have to say that I have truly enjoyed just about everyday this past week working right along side hubs, knee deep in mortar. We are now official "do-it-yourselfers." I tell you what, it is hard work, but the time and energy (and sweat) is well worth the accomplishment. I cannot wait to unveil the results. The sod will go in on Saturday morning, and then we will have all next week to get the rest all dialed in. Can you tell I am really looking forward to soaking up the fruits of our labor. I hate to say it, but somehow an event like Bella's 2nd birthday bash (weekend after this) is usually what it will take for us to switch our game into high gear. It's true, we work best under pressure :)

So, just in case you wondered where I'd been or better yet, what I've been up to; well here you have it. Been busy busting my tush outdoors.

That's it for now. Take care friends and sweet dreams.

Until next time. xo

Monday, July 16, 2007

Your Pictured Memories *CHA Peekie*

Hello there :)

Here are two simply fun little projects I made using the new line from Your Pictured Memories. Go---->Now---->Bookmark the site, that way when the new line is up you can be the first to check it out. Keep in mind this is only a small peek at the many papers making their debut at CHA in just a few days. Lot's of fun!!

I just couldn't resit the lovely coffee collection, this mini-book was soooo much fun to create. It's super easy and I have even provided enough photos for you to make your own. I do LOVE my Starbucks (can you tell?!?!) :)

Until next time..... xo

Monday, July 09, 2007

creating LOVE-lies...

Just a little of what I have been up to...


and Bella's birthday invites

and special order for purses :)

and class projects

just another day I've spent knee deep in fabric and paper....

On that note, please tell me there is someone else out there like me? You know who you are. You that begins a project, gets side-tracked and somehow antsy to begin another. Walks away from the first one for an undisclosed (usually short) amount of time, dabbles a little here and there with other creative goodness, and then faithfully comes back to the first unfinished project only to begin the cycle all over again. Anyone, anyone... please tell me you are out there??? and don't tell me this is what they call ADD?? lol ;)

Happy Monday friends.... and as always sweet dreams!