Monday, December 31, 2012

my One Little Word 2013- Change

for the third year I will do one little word. I've picked had my word come to me. it wasn't something I thought consciously about it just sorta happened. I was journaling in our mommy+me journal and I was summing up 2012 & preparing for 2013 it became quickly apparent the theme of my writing and what I wanted fron 2013-


  1.  become or make different: to become different, or make something or somebody different
  2. substitute or replace something: to exchange, substitute, or replace something
  3. pass from one state to another: to pass or make something pass from one state or stage to another

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Image Mapping... made simple.

OH MY... learned about a new Image Mapping Site... blew my mind.

I was on Pintrest (as usual) and read this:

so that's what I did for our blog.

Image Map

This is completely clickable! you can click the New to our blog, the meet Emma section, meet Suze section, and each icon will take you to the site.

I see many many mood boards, inspiration boards, photo links etc coming!!

picture a project life photo page... that you click to go directly to the site to buy the items use.
Changed my world.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dear Emma

I’m so happy to be relaxing with you on the couch. You fell asleep watching your ALL time favorite movie Tangled.
You actually love this movie so much you act out bits and pieces of it and run around the house dancing. Tonight you fell asleep watching it. 
Enjoyed another amazing birthday. I turned 26 yesterday.. even though I worked and it was a LONG day. Daddy bought me a gift I've wanted to awhile a new-

I love it, and I'll do a little product review on it soon.

I thought I would share a little end of the year “bucket” list turning 26 kinda of list. I get so many things going I lose track so I have to stop and setup a list-
Finish the Blog (Design) Love course I’m taking over at A Beautiful Mess. It is a fantastic E-Course that’s teaching me about html/java/and blog design. The new blog will reflect it… once I complete it ;)

Finish at least ONE DIY project for the new house. I have a couple in mind… I just hope to complete at least one of them. 

Keep up all of the Project Life pages and December Daily pages before the next year begins. I was caught up but fell behind again.

Well that isn’t too bad… just add that into – running a retail business through the holidays, 2 thanksgivings, 2 christmas, 1 black friday, buying our first home, working 50+ hrs a week, daddy working full time, both of us watching you full time………
yep I can make it happen!! Keeping everything simple and exciting!!

much love Mom.

Hello, ladies!

If you haven't already, definitely enter to win the gorgeous Cranberry & Oak Beaded Necklace from my little sister's shop The Mint Collection, definitely enter to win here!

You can also enter to win a copy of Disney's Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups here!

Also, come on over this Saturday for a wonderful new blog series called "The Mom Connection!" You don't want to miss out on parenting tips and advice from some of your favorite bloggers, so put this Saturday, November 17th on your calendar! We will be discussing the topic of teaching your littles to be thankful!


Welcome to week 17 of the Mommy-Brain Mixer, ladies!

Last week we had 74 link-ups! Please help spread the word so the Mixer keeps on growing!

If you haven't noticed, one of my favorite things to do here at Two In Diapers is to share stories about motherhood and my littles. One of my favorite things about sharing these stories is your comments with stories of your own children!

Welcome to...

At the Mommy-Brain Mixer, we will be linking up our writings about anything and everything motherhood!

We want to see funny posts, serious posts, sweet & sappy stories, mommy-brain episodes, memories from when your older children were younger, thoughts & lessons learned, and anything related to motherhood or little people. You know that post you wrote yesterday about your teething baby? Or that hilarious post you wrote about your 2nd grader's school play? Those are perfect, so link 'em up! 

The Mommy-Brain Mixer is the perfect place to find some great new blogs to follow, make some wonderful new blog friends, and enjoy some entertaining new reads!

To make things even more fun, my friend Mar, over at Raising Bean, is hosting a sister link-up for you to join, too!

Head on over there after your finished here and link up your recipes, DIY, arts & crafts, and sensory activities!  

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This week's lovely co-hosts {the first 3 on the linky} are:

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Project Life Year 3+Cover Page 2013

So I finally caught up and was able to start your 3rd album. I'm finishing it up at the end of the year 2 until I pick up another album.
cover page:
I'm super happy with how this turned out. I'm happy with the decision to go black and white with the kit components and then the photos here I went black and white as well. The rest of the album wont be, but what it did and how daddy worded it too... was it feels like autumn!!
Going black and white/neutral based kit theme has allowed the pictures to stand and make a statement themselves.
here is some up close photos of the cover
I used some fabulous products from Becky HIggins, Paislee Press, Amy Tangerine, and Designs by Lili.

Friday, October 19, 2012

We Will October

We Will: October!!
so its completely feeling like fall outside and of course with halloween just around the corner the October  list is pretty fall/halloween oriented. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Project Life: finally decided!!

Believe it or not I finally made a decision on year 3 project life albums and our mommy/daughter journal.
Holy Cow its a miracle. 

Project Life year 3 will be in 
6x8 page protectors from Studio Calico
I'm also going to trim Becky Higgins page protectors that I have left over from year 2 album.
and an album that fits. I'm waiting until the 18th to see the new daybooks mentioned by Studio Calico, if not I'm seeing a Kolo album that will work, they are just super pricey. 

Mommy/Daughter Journal year 3 will be in 
Mod Journal from Invite.L 

I'm almost finished with year two albums... hopefully by the end of the week so I can have a fresh start with this years albums and journal. 
I'll update some photos soon!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy 2nd birthday sugarplum!!

Happy Birthday!!

Its official you are 2 ;) makes me one happy mama.
You've grown up so quick its really hard to believe its been another full year. I love every second and I love age two *most of the time ;)* its just a bittersweet thing because you aren't my tiny baby anymore.

Lets have another amazing year kiddo.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Dear Emma- sleepless momma

Currently Im lying in bed hoping to find some type of rest. Its already 5:11 am ... it still hasn't come. You are still unable to find a way to unwind and sleep. Its a build up of complete and uttered wore out and the prospect of sleep is becoming further and further from a possibility. These increasingly longer and longer nights are becoming a normality in our house. It began as a late night... stretched to help daddy catch a few more hours of sleep to a straight up day/night shift. Its stretched so far that we are touching day break. Im beyond the point to even be able to sleep and youve been fussing and crying on and off for over an hour since ive decided its not okay and made you go to sleep. I will close now since I pray that you may have just drifted to sleep. These heavy eyes hope so.
Love one hopelessly sleepy momma.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Emmas 3 year bucket list- toddler bucket list

So as I'm planning a second birthday and browsing pintrest for all fantastic ideas.. I came across a post that gave ideas fora  toddler bucket list. I came up with a bucket list for you that I want to complete in the next year (hopefully)

dress up
play in the rain
go to a play place
ride a tricycle
ball and bat
glow sticks 

bake cupcakes
bake cookies
decorate cookies

go for a hike
play in the snow
toss leaves
collect rocks
pet an animal
pillow/blanket forts

make artwork with the usual crafty stuff
sidewalk chart art

Holiday Specific:
Elf on the Shelf 
pick out someones gift
give to charity 

Special Trips:
Build a Bear
1st movie
Charity Walk

Saturday, September 15, 2012

its official! finish your first year smash book!!

Yeah that just happened!
its finished and I'm living it. 

be prepared before starting its super photo heavy and long!!
I snapped a photo for every page 
and here it goes-