Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Bibliophile :)

 Hi everyone :)


I wanted to share a layout I made for the challenge over at "More than WORDS."  The challenge was to be book related and incorporate book paper onto your page! :) 

I have ALWAYS loved to read -- but since Kindle and Goodreads and other book sites have started keeping track of how many books I read each year, I never really paid attention to my total counts. This year I wanted to change that! :) 

I set a goal for myself of 300 books to read this year -- I met that goal as of August 7th, 2020.  I took a screenshot from my phone showing I made my goal! :)   By the time I actually made this page on September 12th, 2020, I was at 330 books read!  ...  As of today, when posting this layout, I have read 352 books!! :) 


I used A LOT of older goodies on this page (including the book pages behind the photo!) -- I used Graphic 45, Webster's Pages, Bo Bunny and Nikki Sivils :) 









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Monday, September 21, 2020

Reflection :)

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I wanted to share a layout I made using some older goodies -- 3ndypapir.no (Gudrun Loennecken), Bo Bunny, Authentique and Webster's Page (from 2010!!!!) :) 





 



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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Introducing Happy!!!!! :)

 Hello everyone! :)


Most of you have already probably seen this on Facebook or Instagram ... but wanted to share it here too! :) 

We have added to our family!!! :)

Meet Happy!!!!!!

He is a 4 year old Catahoula/Lab mix and we are in love! :)

Most of you know that we lost our precious Dandy back in November.  At first we were not ready for another fur baby, and then when we were, COVID happened, so it was harder to actually go to a shelter and adopt a dog. 

We were in my local scrapbook store (Scraps Of Love) a couple of weekends ago, and we were talking to the owner and her daughter , and telling them how we want another dog, but COVID has made it difficult.  They told us about another employee there, whose daughter was a vet and if it was okay if she got in touch with me about a dog.  Ummmmmm.... yes!!!

Before we even made it home, the other employee had texted me with a short video of Happy!!!! :)

We arranged to meet this past Sunday, and it was INSTA-LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

He has a skin condition ... so he has to take pills daily, and what makes Brookie happiest, is they both have skin conditions, and Happy just happens to take the SAME medicine she does after she has a surgery! :) It was meant to be!!!! :)












He has bonded with Brookie the most -- no surprise there! :)


We are in love and so happy Happy has joined our clan! :)


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Day Trip :)

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I wanted to share a layout I made using some older goodies -- Fancy Pants and Pink Paislee (Paige Evans) :) 



 



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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Wake Me Up When September Ends :)

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Twelve years ago today (September 12th), Aleida Franklin tragically passed away. A month before she passed away, she posted a very profound blog post, that seriously changed my life.  She wanted us Mom's to get IN FRONT of the camera with our kids.  Her philosophy was, that our kids don't care if we are wearing makeup, if we are overweight, if our hair is a hot mess, they only care that we are MOM! That's all they see -- just Mom! So she had encouraged all of us to get in front of the camera with our kids. So that they would have those memories WITH us! :)

She only had that one month that she did photos with HER and her kids in them, then she was gone.

If you follow me here or on social media, you know that I have dedicated the last twelve years to taking at LEAST one photo a month with me and kids (or kid, when Adam moved to Texas! lol!) in her honor.  Some of those photos are definitely NOT my best -- one time was even in my pj's, because it was the last day of the month, and I totally let it slip my mind, and I was already dressed for bed!! But -- I got my monthly photo in -- in my PJ's! LOL! :)

And this is the 8th year, that I have made a layout with the previous 12 months photos of me and the kid(s) :) 

Here are the previous years -- 201320142015201620172018 and 2019

Now here we are in 2020, it is September 12th, and I wanted to share my layout I made for the past 12 months photos. :)

I used Bella Blvd., PhotoPlay, Pink Paislee (Paige Evans), Nikki Sivils and Echo Park on my layout :)


When I create these yearly layouts, I use the song title "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day -- I knew Aleida from "Scrapping the Music" challenge blog - this year I forgot to add the song title/layout title, but I know that I use this every year -- so I will forgive myself this time :)








Thank you Aleida for changing my life - I am forever grateful to you ... xoxo


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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Happy Dreamer :)

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I wanted to share a layout I made using some older goodies -- Webster's Pages, Graphic 45 and MME :)






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Friday, September 4, 2020

Celebrate :)

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I wanted to share a layout I made using PhotoPlay, Simple Stories, MME and a sticker I found in a store that I knew would work with these photos perfectly :)







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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Heart Eyes :)

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I wanted to share a layout using some older goodies -- Altnew, American Crafts and Prima :)






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Monday, August 31, 2020

Wild Child :)

 Hi everyone! :)

I wanted to share a layout I made using some older goodies -- Bella Blvd., Fancy Pants, American Crafts, Altnew, Simple Stories and Echo Park :) 






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