Sunday, November 29, 2015

Countdown to Christmas -- featuring Reverse Confetti and Simple Stories :)

Hi everyone :)
I wanted to make Brookie countdown to Christmas gift boxes :) I put a little treat in each box :)

Ohhhhh and that little Julie boot? That was given to me from my Kindergarten teacher ... many many many many moons ago *wink* :) 

From the top :)

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Trim the Tree -- featuring Carta Bella :)

Hi everyone! :)

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! :)

I wanted to share a layout I made using a sketch from The Memory Nest :)

I used Carta Bella's "Christmas Wonderland" collection on my page :)

And here is the sketch :)

And since I still want to make sure I share some photos for Brian while he is out of the country for work .... I wanted to share some photos from this past weekends diving practice for Brookie's swim team :)

They team the younger kids with teenagers to help them -- for those that asked about Brookie's age VS. her height in my Christmas decorating post .. she is 9 (the one in the pink suit) and the girls she was paired with are 15 ... lol! My little giant :) 

You can see my inlaws sitting behind Brookie on the bleachers -- I was on the other side of the pool to get these shots  :)

And a HIGH FIVE from one of the teenage mentors! :)

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving :)

This year I am thankful for ---

My Family
My friends (including all of you!)

And most of all I am thankful that even though Brian is away in the Philippines for work, we have been able to Skype with him everyday and that he has been kept safe there -- they have had 5 typhoons and an earthquake since he got there ... so I am eternally grateful that he is ok ... This has been a hard separation for us -- but we have survived it, and we cannot wait till he returns! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful and very happy Thanksgiving!! xoxo :)

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ho ho ho! -- featuring Elle's Studio and DoubleClick Skittles :)

Hi everyone! :)

Our latest challenge is live over at DoubleClick Skittles and this time it's all about Christmas OR use Blue/White!!!  :)

**Remember -- you don't have to use DoubleClick Skittles to enter our challenges**

I used Elle's Studio "Good Cheer" collection, along with DoubleClick Skittles "Red" from "Believe in Magic"  :)

Also -- I wanted to share that our latest COLORS have JUST been released by DoubleClick Skittles and I am EXCITED about them!!!!!!!!! Go check them out and the special that Carri has included for this holiday weekend!!! :)

I hope all my US friends have a VERY Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Christmas time! :)

Hi everyone :)

Brookie and I decorated the house this weekend for Christmas and I wanted to share the photos :)

My friend Jason came over to help put up the tree and helped with the outside lights too :)

And for those always doubting me when I say my daughter is a giant (trust me, I mean that in a good way!) ... our tree is 7 feet tall ... and well .. look at her next to it .... just sayin' :) 

Those sweet Gingerbread men and brown reindeer are made by Audrey!! :)

A countdown banner I made last year! :)

That little adorable stuffed snowman in the front right corner of our wall unit is made by Audrey :)

We are still using our countdown calendar I made ... counting the days until Daddy returns to the US :)

5 years of Santa photos .. 5 years of Nutcracker frames to hold them :)

Her little tree on her homework desk :)

She decorated the tree all by herself  :)

This years family ornament :)

And Brookie is on the swim team, so we bought this ornament for her this year .... there wasn't any girl swimmer ones ... so we got the boy swimmer ... and I was thinking the whole time ... "Ummmm there isn't just Michael Phelps in this world ... there are Michelle's too!" ... lol :)  But Brookie was ok having the boy one ... so there's that :)

The outside lights :)

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