Showing posts from 2014

A Family Affair

Buying presents for my mom is never easy. What do you buy for a woman who already has everything she wants? Homemade gifts are starting to become our signature gift for her. So this year I spent many hours brainstorming a mother's day present and finally had an idea.

Clothespin people.

This project was inexpensive, homemade, and I could get everyone involved!

I bought a pack of clothespins at Hobby Lobby and told everyone in the family to create themselves. We decided to leave a blank slot for mom. 

What you need:
Plaque- I bought mine at Hobby Lobby for less than $2
Clothes pins- also a HL buy!
Paint brushes
Glue gun
...that's it!

 When everyone finished their person, we glued in on a wooden plaque.
 Can you believe I don't have a picture of the end result of my mom's gift?!! But I do have one of Brandon and I so this will still give you an idea of what it looks like.

Seriously. This was incredibly easy to make and it was from the heart, what more could you wan…

I DID IT! Last PL 2013 Post

Whew. I did it. I can check one of my 2014 goals off the list. I finished my 2013 Project Life album.

Like always, I started out strong. Then towards the end I lost momentum. I just wanted to be done. Maybe I'll go back and add more to the pages, change them up a bit. But for now it's finished. And I'm happy.

week of November 10-16- I'm sure you noticed my lovely eye picture- sorry about that. But this week was more about pictures, and less about journaling.

week of November 17- 23 - More eye pictures...sorry (or am I?!). This week we celebrated Thanksgiving with Brandon's family since we were going to be in Hawaii the next week. Like usual, I forgot to take pictures at Thanksgiving. One day I'll take a day.

week of November 24-30- HAWAII! This is my next project- work on my Hawaii pages in my trip book.
week of  December 1-7- Man. The lighting for the pictures are terrible. Sorry! As you can tell, again, I'm not a huge journaling fan. My goal i…

Saying Yes to the Dress!

Guys, I did. I found my wedding dress!

If you've read any of my blog, you probably remember that I wasn't too excited to go dress shopping. I was nervous. I had no idea what my family would think/say, how the dresses would look, or if I would find anything that looked remotely good on me. And I wanted there to be that big moment, that moment where I knew this was the dress of my dreams...and tears would be shed. And that's almost how it went.

Let's start from the beginning. My sister (aka maid of honor) said she wouldn't be able to make it to our appointment. I was a little sad, but also knew I wasn't going to find my dress that day so it would be ok. My best friend of 25+ years told me she couldn't make it either. Suddenly my list was dwindling down. That left my mom and my future sister-in-law. I knew I didn't want a lot of people to go, but I also knew I needed just one more person to join. And that's where my youngest sister comes in. Thank good…