Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bowling Birthday Party Ideas Needed

Okay my handsome little guy will be turning the big 4 in November.

I was certain that I was going to do a Lego themed party for him and I had found tons of inspiration on Pinterest. But after thinking about it more I thought I really want to wait until he is in school and has his school friends come over for this fun party. So then I automatically though match box car type birthday party. This boy doesn't go anywhere without at least a pocket full of these fun sized little cars. So I was very excited for this and was planning away when out of the blue he decides he wants to go bowling for his birthday and he wants a bowling themed party. Seriously I have no idea what to do. I've googled it, searched pinterest, and I'm just not seeing anything really that is tripping my trigger. I was at the dollar store the other day and saw gum ball machines. Would it work to have gum ball machines as party favors? Something like thanks for coming and having a ball with us or something, or is this dumb? I really really really want to purchase these gumball machines...for $1 it can't be beat and they had a bunch of colors. I think it would be fun. I'm sure I'm going to buy them even if I can't use them for his party. Maybe someday down the road. But anyways I'm looking for some fun ideas, anything would be much appreciated. Planning on holding the party at a local bowling alley which really works out perfectly as my house is a mess with remodeling. So any and all ideas needed. Thanks!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Just One of Those Crabby Days

Holy wow has it been forever. Today I'm just having a crabby day. The rest of my family is in bed and I'm just up being crabby. Not sure what my deal is exactly but man i should probably be in bed trying to sleep whatever my deal is off. We are still working on more projects in our house then I can even count on one hand. We went to our local do it yourself center today, Menards, and I just lost it. I just want our house to be a home again. I don't want to be all jam packed in two rooms and feeling like we are going to burst at the seems. The kids are pretty sick of visiting Menards every weekend as well. Today was not a good day. We needed to purchase so much today to get things rolling again, but instead nothing. We just can't decide what to buy and how to do stuff. The kids were acting up and my husband and I are not on the same page or motivation level. When I finally get back out to the car, I lost it. I cried and cried and cried. For the 30 minute drive home I cried. I am just getting to my, I can't take any more point, and it is so silly. I mean really it frustrates me, I have so much to be thankful for and I'm crying because I've been sleeping in my sons room for the last year instead of my own. I mean really, how selfish am I. So then i cry some more because not only can't I take it anymore but now I feel bad because I feel this way. It is like it is a no win situation. I have so much to be thankful for. I'm Thankful that tomorrow is a new day, thankful that my children still love me even though I raised my voice(ok maybe yelled) at them several times today, thankful that I have everything that I need to sustain life, and I'm thankful for my family. I hate that sometimes I get so crabby and that I have to remind myself of all I'm truly thankful for. Sorry to vent on here especially since I never blog. It does feel a little bette to just get it out though. Well that is going to be it for tonight. Tomorrow is a new day I am so very Thankful for that!


Friday, May 6, 2011


 Here is a simple page I made using Pink Paislee's older line Queen Bee. What lovely colors in this collection. I only got my hands on a few of the papers but I love them. This page is very simple but I still love it. Capturing a moment in time is why I scrapbook I want to remember these moments forever.
I made a little flower from some Maya Road ribbon with a little cork button stuck inside. It was a lot harder to configure the ribbon in the shape I wanted then I thought it would but it worked and I love it.
Thanks for looking!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Heart You

 Oh man is this picture old. This picture was taken December 29, 2004. Holy Moley and I just scrapped it. I never scrap pictures of my husband and I. We were in Vegas for a wedding and I was pregnant with our first child, our daughter. I saw this page by Dani and knew I was going to do something with those circles, her page is just beautiful.
 I really didn't do anything to crazy exciting or difficult but I still love it. The simple lines and the colors. It takes me right back to that kiss. Man I heart him, he is the love of my life!
 I hope you enjoyed and stop over again! If you haven't been over to Dani's blog before check her out. She is super talented and makes some amazing projects and I'm sure she won't disappoint. Thanks again for looking!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cherish This Moment

 Here is a fall layout I lifted from Stacy Cohen here. Again another paper technique I just had to try. It was way more difficult then I imagined, she made it look so effortless. It was a beautiful fall day and in a rare moment we got a quick picture of the grand kids with Nana and Papa. Do they all have smiles or are even looking at the camera for that matter? No, but we still managed to get a very beautiful picture and we captured a moment in time that will never be forgotten.
 I hide the journaling behind the picture and I think it works. It is very rare for me to do a scrapbook page without journaling on it. I feel that it is very important that someone can look at one of my pages and know the story without me being there to tell it. Do I love my handwriting and want to see it on a page all the time? No, but I would hope that someday when I'm gone someone would appreciate it. So anyways the moral of my little story there is...write on your pages people. Journal, tell your story so that the page tells the complete story!
I wanted to picture to be the focus so the title is done in a similar color so that it is faint like a dream hanging in the background. I added a few i-rock jems for a slight little bling in the background. I think it turned out lovely. I' m sure I won't be doing the paper rolling technique again but i do so very much enjoy this page. Thanks for checking it out and don't forget to journal people! ha ha!


Monday, April 25, 2011

What a Hoot!

 What a hoot these 4 are all together. I just love them so much. This page was a challenge to use school themed paper on a non school themed page. The paper had crayons on it so I cut them out and strung them as a banner on top of my cute I think!
I lifted this from Davinie at twopeas here. I loved her paper folding technique and knew that I just had to try it for myself. It is very simply just takes a little bit of time. I just punched a bunch of circles and made myself a little square template that I put in the center of the circle and folded the sides around it. I then took the square out and moved to my next circle. Super cute and fun way to add some a texture and depth to your page.  

And of course the page isn't complete without a little owl and some journaling of my adorable little niece, nephew and children. Not sure why but this picture reminds of me of those little See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Say no Evil monkeys! Thanks for checking out my page hope you enjoyed!


Friday, April 22, 2011

One of my favorite Peeps!

I saw this adorable project over at Eighteen 25. They have the free printables and a tutorial. Not sure if you have been over to their blog or not before but you should. They always have super easy projects that are beyond awesome! Elly and I made these treats for her class. I just love how sweet and cute they are but oh so easy to make. Elly and I really enjoyed making them so much that i think we are going to make a few more for her cousins Easter baskets! Such a simple project but oh so cute! Hope you enjoy and go check out Eighteen 25.