February 25, 2015

Love this

A few weeks ago, Edward said, "Mommy, I miss Parker." Parker is Edward's best friend. They've been best friends since the two of them were born. Parker is my boss's son. Kelly and I were pregnant at the same time! And the boys are three months apart. I often joke that Kelly and I don't need anymore children. We can just take turns swapping ours. HAHA. It really works.

I love the soft blues in the February Clique Kit. And the "Love this" die cut is my absolute favorite in the kit. As soon as I opened the kit, I spotted it and loved it. I knew instantly what I would do with it, because I just love this photo that I snapped using my cell phone of these little cuties. Also, the kit came with some Clique Kit exclusive cards! LOVE. So awesome.

Supplies: Patterned paper: Die cuts: Epoxy sticker: Chipboard: American Crafts, Journaling cards: Clique Kits, February kit: Clique Kits.

February 22, 2015

Look who's featured...

Hey guess what friends. Guess who's being featured on Chickaniddy's blog. Me! Please support me by visiting their blog and leaving a comment. I'm so thrilled to be featured. I absolutely love their product and can't wait to support them more this year. Let's help the smaller businesses this year. They need your support!

Here's a fun layout I created using Chickaniddy Craft's "Twirly girly" collection. I think this is the girliest layout that I have ever created. Period. Haha. LOVE, the layers on this layout. What do you think?

Supplies: Patterned paper: Stickers: Brads: Enamel hearts: Die cuts: Chickaniddy Crafts.
Thank you for stopping by today!

February 21, 2015

Meet Hamlet

Hi everyone. I've been waiting to do a post on our newest addition to our family. And no it's not a dog or a kitty or a lizzard... Honestly, I told my husband not to get him initially because, well, minis pigs don't stay mini no matter what people say. I know this because i've talked with a few people who has had experience with piggies.

Well, my husband decided to ignore me and he went and got a mini pig. Let's just say, just because people say they are mini pigs... do your research like I did... They can get up to 100 pounds! Anyway, we have the little guy and I am not going to give him away... He is Edward's 5th birthday present.

When I first saw Hamlet, I was scared. He's so tiny and he's only 6 weeks old. And when Pete went to pick him up, the breader said he wouldn't eat hard food yet. He still needs to be bottle fed. Oh jeez... is right. It's not as bad as I thought. He arrived Thursday, February 19. Amazingly, he did really well on his first night. I thought for sure he'd cry all night, but I put him in bed with me and he slept snuggled against me all night. I've been snuggling him a lot since he's so little and I am sure he misses his mommy.

He had a few accidents on his first night because he was so confused with the set up but I've been putting him on a pad by the door every hour and I think he's getting it... I went upstairs this morning to grab something and when I came back down after trying to get him to go potty on the pad, he went. SCORE! I was so excited.

Also, I got him to eat normal food last night that the breeder said he would not eat... wouldn't have any part of it. I guess 30 ml of special formula is not enough and he's picking up on that. He ate some more food this morning so I'm very pleased. He is a HAPPY guy. Always, wagging his little tail.

I am aware that he's gonna be a lot of work in the beginning, but I feel confident that he will be fine. Pigs are the third smartest animals. Did you know that? They are smarter than dogs. Here are a few photos of our little guy.


Happy 5th birthday Edward Zane!

Today is a very special day! It's Edward's 5th birthday. I can't wrap my head around the fact that I now have a five year old!! Time is flying by too quickly. He seriously had a fabulous birthday. I was worried this morning with the snow, thinking that most of the people who RSVP'ed would not show due to the roads being bad, but all but one made it! Poor Riley.

I think you can tell by the pictures that Edward had a blast! I'm so glad. He is my absolute joy. He is my greatest blessing and I am so thankful to have this handsome little guy in my life. Happy birthday baby. I love you sooooooo much.

Edward and Parker. Best friends forever.

Cooper and Edward. They are buds and will be going to Kindergarden together!

These kids love to dance...

Be still my heart.

Make a wish handsome boy! Make it a good one!

These kids had a blast and so did my little man!!

Mat got yelled at for cheating. HAHA... But in the end, they got 2 1,000 point tickets. WTG.

And Kelly over-did it again. Look at this awesome cake!! Love the pizza at the bottom!! So very cool.

February 20, 2015

Let's go!

Hello everybody! This year, I've decided to switch things up a bit and give Project Life another go. I tried last spring and failed miserably. I've decided to stick with a 6"x8" sized album to keep it simple. After completing my first double page spread, I'm thinking I need to go a little bigger, but time will tell.

If you haven't seen the March Clique kit yet, you're in for a treat. There are lots of fun embellishments in this kit. I especially love the tiny text word strips and the acrylic shapes. Fun stuff! Oh and a girl can never have too many transparencies. I went to town with my embellishments for my first project life spread of the year. I thought they were perfect for the layout I had in mind.

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Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Acrylic numbers: Transparancies: We R Memory Keepers, Transparency alphas: Pink Paislee, Tiny text: Cosmo Cricket, Badges: Clique Kits, Washi tape: Glitz Design, Star punch: Epiphany Crafts.

I love the "Believe in yourself" word strip. It went perfectly for the theme of my project life spread. The acrylic numbers and transparency alphas really helps make a statement. Wouldn't you agree.

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I decided to punch a star shape from patterned paper and added it to my transparency frame. Love the look!

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If you haven't given project life a try, why not challenge yourself this year to give it a try. I am determined to stick with it this year! Thanks for stopping by today! If you're thinking about buying a one time kit to try out, use NICOLE10 to save yourself 10% on your order!