So hope you all are doing great! Seems like it's a mad rush time to get projects and gifts done and wrapped! SO I wanted to share a few of my favorite things I did this year...um..last night! LOL First off, Shutterfly! Amazing prints, cards and scrap pages! I ordered these and they turned out fabulous! This huge 12" x 12" one is totally my favorite! It came out so crisp and clear! Awesome! And picked up this 12" frame at Michaels...$4.99...pennies...made for a fabulous gift! I always get tons of emails asking me how these digital pages turn out after scrapping them. Basically they look exactly like your screen except it's on paper! Does this Santa page not look dimensional? Photoshop is so awesome.
I was up way late last night finishing these! I had to make 50 for Chayce and Joshua's class! Boy Josh was tickled to see the result. I don't think he realized HE would be the one giving these away and he was very excited about that.
And I sliced up this freebie and made quick gift tags for them.
Last week I got my awesome order from Danielle! These went in cards for family. OMG! To die for amazing! Awesome quality and Danielle just ROCKED these!!!!!!!! Each came in their own sealed container to protect! And I am sure they will be well loved and well used on everyone's fridges! :) TY Danielle! xoxo
And finally gifts for Chayce and Josh' teachers...MASSIVELY huge candy bar wrappers! YUM! The kids just loved seeing these wrapped around yummy chocolate!
This template for these Hershey's 8oz chocolate bars. And if you all would like this template .png file, please shoot me a comment and I will merrily send it your way! I hope the teachers love these! They usually do! :)
K so more Santa chores to be done before time runs out! Hope all of you have a Merry Little Winter day! Snowing here! Yippeee!!!!
did it! LOL Matt sat on Santa's lap! I know! Compared to last year..this pic was hilarious. I was kinda hoping to get another pic like that...but no. This year he loved Santa, sat on his lap and stood there telling him what he wanted for Xmas. So cute. After that we got our annual family ornament! Another fun tradition. This was last years. And now this one is this years.
Chayce had to stop buy Build a Bear to kinda scope out the new cuddlies. She wants gift cards to that place so she was kinda spotting a few and some new outfits too. She LOVES that place.
And here's a cute of Mattie in the car! LOL Hope you all have a great Tuesday!
BTW a few days ago Lanne did a Screen Share with me! HOLY SMOKES! That was the coolest thing ever! We were talking over the computer..gosh she has an amazing Australian voice and she was showing me how to do textures and actions on photos. The girl is SO TALENTED! But seriously, just so cool. And then I got control of her mouse so I could play on her screen too! Just awesome fun and our kids loved hearing her and watching her work!
Because when I saw Joy's post here the other day, I fell in love! Such a pretty tree! And mine is quite shabby chic still too! LOL Love the white tree. But the last 2 years I didn't do the decoratin'! LOL Chris did! Such a guy! I pretty much don't enjoy decoratin' trees now but that's okay. He did a great job! Just look what's on our white and pink shabby tree! :) Also check out Ash's AWESOME xmas card! Sooo pretty!
Well just had to wish you all a happy halloween! And a Happy Harvest to those who don't celebrate Halloween. Have a safe and fun day/night.
K had to share this! LOL Josh had his Halloween party at his school yesterday! Yesterday he was Batman. Tonight he's being this guy! LOL Anyways, just at school alone, he came home with a huge bag full of goodies. So hilarious!
And to my sweet dear friend Deann, THANK YOU for your sweet gift in the mail the other day! You are just such an incredible person and I adore you tons!!!!
Oh and CONGRATS to Lisa for getting her own cat! And Lanne on your new TOY!!!! Enjoy those girlees!!!!
And my dad sent me this for the boys to play with this morning...let your kids try it. So cute!
And wow what a great Friday it is! Such a huge reason to celebrate! Anyways, just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter! Last night after dinner, we ran by this store to pick up some last minute easter candy! LOL
I think I went overboard too! OH well! Anyways, as I was walking down the aisles, spotted these adorable pink shabby cups! OMG! Had to grab them! Aren't they cute! Certainly perfect for talking shabby with my girlfriends! LOL
Also, LOOOVE this magazine-Cottage Style! And had to snap a few to show you just how dh and I view different decorating styles! LOL I'm sitting there looking through this magazine and shabby daddy is like "yeah I like that" and "nooo I don't like that". Our styles are so different. But I'd say they are both pretty tasteful! So I had to share with you some pictures of what he likes and what I like! But I think in the end, we both will make a compromise. And choose a semi-shabby-retro-old-vintage-antique-dark kinda look! LOL I seriously think my cute hubby could go for this retro look..but more so in a basement, coffee shop or a den. Some place for him to invite his buds over for pool or something.
So here's what I came up with! LOL And....all these adorable goodies came from Gina Wina! So I hope you all enjoy your beautiful Easter holiday! :) Smoochies!
Edited to add: OMG so sorry I didn't tell you "what" store! LOL They came from Target~ and they were 30% off and they had matching salad plates, dinner plates and bowls and all those had scalloped edges! CUUUUTE!!!!
And I think last night we almost pulled an all nighter getting Princess' goodie bags all ready for her Valentines Party today! LOL Whew! Aren't these cuuute! I used my twin's awesome bag toppers! Gosh...these amazing designers make these projects soooo easy and just soo cuute! Oh and this morning, we woke up to sweet love cards daddy left! The kiddies just LOOOVED these! Totally sweet!
Hope you all have one LOOOOOOOVELY Valentines Day! It's more back to work and going to help out with that cuuuute lil princess party!
the kids truly enjoyed their holiday. This year we went to church on
Thursday night. That was totally fun. Chris and I feel very blessed to
have made some wonderful friends there already so it was a real treat
to visit with them while celebrating such a great service.
Christmas eve was a full day. They opened lots of presents and got very overloaded.
And with their colds, just were really worn out.
Xmas morning, Chayce and Joshua woke me up....mommy was sooo tired....and
were yelling “Mommy, mommy, Santa brought us tons of toys...come
on..let’s go open them”. I just love their enthusiasm for this.
while Chris and I sipped our coffees, trying to wake up, the kids
ripped through their stockings and looved seeing Santa’s cookie crumbs
on the plate near the tree.
full fun day of opening gifts and seeing all the goodies they got. We
were pretty surprised to see Chayce get mostly everything on her list.
LOL She was tickled and is happily sharing her stuff with her baby
brothers. Josh and Matthew love their gifts and they are all spread out
over this entire house. The way it should be! LOL
Okay so my favorite toy out of all and I'm still trying to remember everything, was our dd's Glow-E Bear! With the wand! OMG This toy is FUN! LOL Especially in the dark! That bear does fun light shows! Really cool!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! :) Smoochies!
Before Xmas really hits and today was a waaaay productive day! LOL All three have coldies but that's not stopping their incredible energy! LOL Today we did the Gingerbread house and attacked cookies for Santa. I can be such an anal mom, wanting the house and cookies to look fabulous but definitely we let the kids take over these. LOL I'm so glad! I loooove what they created and they LOVED it even more with mommy and daddy cheering on their pure creativity. And today, my goodies I ordered from my amaaazing friend Kim, arrived! OMG Chayce looks darling in these! These are sooooo boutique chic....I think I'll have to see what else is up her sleeve! And omg her little card and how sweet they were packaged, well, I'm keeping all that! LOL Just sooo cute!!!!!
And for those who are signed up on our SMJ Mailing List, you all got a sweet freebie!
Only the SHABBIEST wishes to all you sweeeeetums! Okay Santa should be arriving soon so we'd better get our act in gear! LOL