Friday, December 28, 2012

Another One Bites the Dust

I can't believe that in just a few days it will be 2013!!! This year has just flown by! I have to say that overall, it has been a great year for me.

I went to summer CHA and got to hang out with some old and new scrappy friends.

I attended DragonCon for and made several costumes from scratch both for the first time ever! I am already looking forward to DragonCon again next year.

My girls have grown several inches this year. They are both getting so big way too quick, much to my dismay.

I met an awesome guy at the beginning of this year. I hope to continue to grow our relationship.

I joined the fabulous Scrapbooking from the Inside Out design team. Such a fun and talented bunch of ladies.

I was invited to stay on another year with Webster's Pages. I just adore this team!!! I feel so honored to still be a part of it!

Another fun moment of this year, is that both girls joined dance classes. It's been so neat to see them learn and grow in dance. I can't wait until their big recital in May!!!

(supplies from Webster's Pages, Sweet Notes collection) 

Happy creating!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Baking Time

For the past week, I have been baking up a storm. So far I have made 4 different kinds and I still have 2 more I want to make this weekend. I am also going to attempt to make sugar cookies from scratch for the first time in a long time.

Many years ago I attempted rolled out sugar cookies for Halloween. They so did not turn out well. I think I put too much baking soda in them because they spread out all over the place. This time around, I am making rolled sugar cookies with the girls. They love to help out in the kitchen. They will probably turn out to be bakers just like their mama.

Since I can't write a post without a picture, here is a layout of one of the pies I made for Thanksgiving. French apple pie - it's a favorite in our household.

(Supplies from the December Release kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out)

Happy creating!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Busy Times

The past week I have been busy wrapping gifts, baking Christmas goodies, and scrapping. Even though this time of year can be busy and hectic at times, I absolutely love it! For me, Christmas time is filled with magic and wonder. I can see it in my children's eye when they wake up Christmas morning and see that Santa came. I love building cherished memories with them.

Once the holidays are over and things go back to our normal routine, I'll start back on reading again. My oldest daughter loves to read just as much as I do. I love that I was able to nurture this love. She has her own stack of books she is waiting to read just like her mommy. The best part about reading....getting lost in another time and place.

(Created with the December Release kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out

 Happy creating!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Special Treat

It was super chilly this morning. No one wanted to get out of bed. On days like this, we sometimes treat ourselves to a tasty Starbucks treat. My favorites are Caramel Machiato, Vanilla Latte, and the Chai Tea Latte. The girls favorite treat are the cake pops they make.

With it being Christmas time, they have been enjoying the Peppermint Brownie cake pops and I have been getting the Caramel Brulee. Oh so scrumptious!

You can defintely tell these girls LOVE their cake pops. You should here them cheer when I say we are going to treat ourselves to Starbucks!

I created this layout with the second new line from Webster's Pages and Allison Kreft. It's one of my favs! Take a peek...

So many fun things happening at the Webster's blog. Make sure you stop by!

Happy creating!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hello December!

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas! Ok. Maybe not. With the current warm streak we are having it feels more like summer is arriving instead of winter.

Never the less, the house at least looks like Christmas is coming. The lights are strung up outside. The tree is up and decorated. The stockings are hung above the fireplace. Henry, our little elf, has returned. The girls are super excited that he is back!

We took some time last weekend to take our family Christmas picture. I hope to take another one on Christmas Eve when everyone is all fancy and dressed up. I was so happy to capture this photo. I can't believe how big my girls are getting!

This layout was created with the help of the Royal Christmas collection from Webster's Pages. Speaking of Webster's Pages, have you heard the exciting news? Check it out!

Happy Creating!