Saturday, November 26, 2011

what do turkeys and peas have in common???

Not a lot…unless you want to spend some of your “turkey day vacation” shopping for some great deals on scrapbook supplies, ‘cause then you’re going to want to check out this sale at Two Peas in a Bucket! :o)


You can stock up on supplies to scrapbook your holiday celebrations…

or make your cards…

or buy scrapbook-related gifts…

or keep your kids busy…

Happy Shopping! :o)

Friday, November 25, 2011

an awesome deal…

I just bought TWO of these coupons from Groupon today – and wanted to pass along the deal to my blog friends! 

Old Navy!!

$10 for $20 Worth of Apparel and Accessories


I shop a lot at Old Navy for the kids…and getting TWO of these coupons is such a great deal!  You can read all of the details here.  Happy Shopping. :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

3 cute turkeys…

I spent some time yesterday making these fun little footprint turkeys with the boys.  They loved getting their feet painted…and I loved the idea of always having this fun little way to remember how big (or little) their feet are!  You might remember the handprint turkeys the little boys and I made last year…I think I’ll do those again next year  -  and I’ll probably keep doing some type of body-print turkey for as long as they will play along – they grow so fast, it’s always fun to have a little reminder of their cute little hands and feet!
I’ve seen lots of different versions of these turkeys on Pinterest lately, and we had a lot of fun making ours.
I thought it would be fun to put them right onto a layout..and this is the result.  You can read more about how we made our turkeys, and more details about the layout on the WOW post I wrote for the create:blog here.  
And the supplies I used are linked below (except the paint…I just used some old Making Memories paint and glaze that I had here.).
Happy Turkey Day!

Friday, November 18, 2011

autumn rendezvous…

I’ve been going through some of my “older” photos (if you haven’t noticed) and came across these pictures from the day of Meagan’s 4th grade Rendezvous.  They were allowed to dress up like mountain men and indians and then they took items to school to barter/trade/sell. 

I remember doing the same thing when I was in 4th grade (a bazillion years ago).  We earned “beaver bucks” from Mrs. Provost throughout the month of November, then we were able to use those to buy items at the rendezvous.  I don’t remember what most of the items were – but I remember there was popcorn.  In fact, when I think about it, I can still smell the popcorn.  It must have been yummy!  Good memories…I loved 4th grade! 

Anyway, I shared this layout earlier this week on the create:blog for my WOW post.  There’s a step-by-step tutorial for making those little feather accents.  And there’s a giveaway too!  You can check it out (and enter to win) by clicking HERE.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today – have a wonderful Friday!! :o)

winter park winner…

I loved reading all of your comments about what you’re looking forward to this holiday season.  I wasn’t surprised that the majority of the comments involved spending time with family.  After all, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment. 

And now, the winner of the Winter Park Collection Kit by Echo Park:




Shel said...

Thanks for the opportunity. My favorite part of the holidays is baking up about 20 different kinds of cookies for family and friends!

Shel, I sent you an e-mail – hope to hear back from you soon!

Thank you again for all of the wonderful comments! :0)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

grateful for home…

My design team assignment for this week on the Doodlebug blog was to create a layout about something I am grateful for.  I decided to put together a fun little layout about our new home. 

grateful_for_home_layoutWe have been in our home for almost a year now, and it has been such a wonderful place to live.  From the first moment we walked through the door just over a year ago, it felt like home.  We had looked at dozens of houses – and there were quite a few that we liked…but this one definitely felt different.

grateful_for_home_layout_detail1After almost a year, I can honestly say we have NO regrets.  We love it here.  Our home is just right for our family.  Our new neighborhood and ward are just right for our family.  It’s all just right.  I am so grateful to be able to call this house our home. :)


And now…a few details about the layout.  I used the “Welcome Home” line by Doodlebug Design for my layout.


I just love all of the colorful little houses on the patterned papers, stickers, and other accents.


And the rub-on quote is one of my favorite!  We truly are grateful for our home – but mostly for “the life that’s lived there.”  I love this time of year and the opportunity to really think about all that I have and all that I am grateful for.  Regardless of trials and any difficult circumstances we have to face, I feel so incredibly blessed.