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-

Paper scrapbooking... a layout actually happened.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

we will: September!

I have my September goals planned... only 9 days into the month lol

This amazing photo was taken by daddy. He's amazing with a camera, I just rock a phone camera ;)

project life: how I've neglected you...

So I'm so far behind in project life.. like 2 months...
I have a few post it notes for the journaling but I need to print 37 photos, not including daddy's photos, and I have over 28 snapshots of the album to upload and show everyone. I'm just going to post a few and show how things are going.
this will be super duper photo insane. I'm going to work on weekly posts ;)

You love to help with pl... 3x4 grid cards are perfect for it.

a journal heavy week full of talking points and planning.

I'm still loving the sharpie/smash pen combo! It's become a regular thing now.

Keeping it simple here! Oh and I'm discovering the stickers that are added in the kit.... AND I LOVE THEM. How it took me 11 months to figure that out idk lol

Love this photo. Great dad/daughter shot. You can so translate this convo but I love the talk bubbles. I tried an American Craft white pen to write on the photos. I love the look its just not as smooth as I would like. I'm going to continue to look around for another white pen or give it a second go.

this is a handwritten recipe from my grandmother. This was a huge find when we went through some of her stuff. She was an amazing cook who ran 3 different restaurants in her time. We thought all were lost when she passed away.

LOVE this photo mash-up!! its the mommy/daughter combo I came across looking through old photos. 

All classic combos full of heavy journaling and photo combos. This was just great everyday life poss

I had fun doing this 8x10 photo/product collage. Love those fun unique page add-ons. 

daddy had a fun guys night catching a concert with uncle john. 

One of my most lived by quotes. 

As always loving Ali's png word files. I really need to pick some more of these up!

Yeah that just happened.. 1 spread for 7/22-8/25.

This is what happens when you decide to help with project life ;)

This page I'm really wanting to add the video code that you can scan to watch the video on your iphone or android app... I just have to get those photos printed!! 

You and Daddy are working on letters and your name. You guys are having fun making pictures together... this is probably one of my most valued add-in I've put in project life.

I'm leaving everything after these little sneak peeks off.. I'm working on getting everything else added in. I'm keeping it simple and letting the kit do the work for me.. that's what its there for. I'm going to catch up and finish this last month out... and I'll officially have a complete entire year project life album. Bucket list goal check off!! Also its the longest most dedicated project I've ever done. 

Feels Good.