Saturday, August 30, 2008

Here's a layout I made today of Bean. I'd been having trouble figuring out how to place this set of pictures and was inspired by the upcoming CTMH Perfect Day workshop. The layout used for the first set of pages of this new workshop was a perfect fit! I think I may still add a small poem or quote to the small rectangle on the right hand side of my pages, not sure yet.... There's a removable tag behind the large photo on the left hand side where I'll place my journaling, whenever I get to that. ;0)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Beary Happy Birthday card

I was trying to use up some of my paper scraps today and thought I'd try making a card for a change. I have to be honest; I have some sort of card making phobia or something. I honestly find it a huge challenge to design and create cards vs. scrapbook pages. Kind of weird, huh?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

North Head Lighthouse

We arrived at the the North Head Lighthouse in Ilwaco only to find out that Sammy and Bean weren't allowed inside because it was being renovated and was potentially unsafe for wee ones. Sooooo...... what do you do with a 3 year old who's completely full of energy while his Daddy tours the lighthouse for 20mins? Well, you play an exciting game of "Ring Around the Lighthouse" of course!

"Watch me Mommy, I'm faster than McQueen!"

Then I thought it would be fun to get a group picture of the older 3 kiddos on the steps of the lighthouse. They didn't think that sounded very fun.

Next, I begged pleaded threatened asked very nicely for the boys to sit and get their picure taken together. They responded to said request by repeatedly elbowing each other. Thanks guys.

I ask ya.... Who has more fun than us????

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Long Beach - day one

We just got back from a little family trip to Long Beach, WA and we all had such a good time! As I'm sure you can imagine, taking 4 kiddos on any sort of excursion is no joke! But we had an absolutely wonderful time! We got to take the kids to play on the beach and did a little site seeing while we where there, including an awesome trip out to see the Northhead lighthouse in Ilwaco.

The first evening we headed straight for the beach! The weather was absolutely perfect and my kids were in the water almost immediately!

Beanie on the beach




I think Nick really got a kick out of seeing how huge the Pacific Ocean is!

Bean and Daddy making a sandcastle

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Haven't had too much time to create these past few weeks so I thought I'd share a custom page I made a few months ago. This was given as a first Mother's Day gift to little Nakiya's mom. Isn't she just adorable?

Monday, August 18, 2008

My *new* Little Scrapbook Nook

We've lived in our house for about 5 years now and during that time I've relocated my scrappy stuff 4 times! This last time I was displaced from my very own scrapbook room out into our loft area. I'm really happy with the space, it's turning out to be quite nice!

I wondered how in the world I'd be able to keep all of my scrappy treasures safe from little curious hands :0) since I can no longer just keep everything safely behind a locked door. But my wonderful hubby installed locks on all of the cabinets for me! Problem solved!

I'm really surprised at how perfect this new setup is working out. I'm able to work on projects or check emails and such and be right here next to the kids at the same time. They seem to really like that I'm hanging out with them in their space now too! Everybody wins!

I know I always like to see how other people organize all of their stuff, so I thought I'd share what works for me! Just click on the image to enlarge! Thanks for looking!

I am nothing if not resourceful! LOL! Notice how I repurposed the CTMH boxes and turned them into file boxes to hold my paper packets. Waste not, want not!

Funny note about this cabinet; I had sketched out and planned to the closest inch every part of this new setup and when it came time to put the printer, scanner and pazzles into this cabinet, I plugged everything in and went to shut the door to the cabinet and it wouldn't close!!! ARRRRGGG!! Soooooo, after a mini temper tantrum, I kindly asked my hubby to cut a hole in the wall so that the cords to the printer could be shoved back into the wall allowing me to shut the cabinet doors! He happily obliged, but made sure to let me know that I'd be patching the wall when the time came :0)