Friday, May 26, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with LindsayCharlotte, and Chrissy for their weekly link up.

1. The 100 Day Project (halfway done!!!)

2. Gabriel's End of the Year Class Party

3. Last Day of School

4. Making scrapbook layouts

5. New stamp set

6. Midnight Mint Mocha Chocolate Frappuccino

7. House hunting

8. Ice cream cones

9. Catching up on TV shows

10. Decluttering my bathroom

What made you happy this week?

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

#Winning Layout

Happy Wednesday! A couple of weeks ago, my family and I went to Dave & Buster's. It was so hard to take some photos because my boys would not stand still. They were so excited to play some games, so I was only able to get about three clear photos. I had to make a layout using one of the photos so I chose the best photo that I captured.

I was inspired by Eyoung Lee's scrapbook layout and decided to make a similar layout. Instead of using stamps, I decided to use some washi strips from Freckled Fawn's Iconic kit. Most of the supplies used in this layout came from this kit.

Once I placed the washi strips on the page, I adhered my photo using some foam dots. The dots added a bit of dimension. Then I began to place the embellishments near the washi strips. Since I used a Freckled Fawn kit, I didn't have to worry about matching the embellishments to the strips. I did add a few enamel dots from some Recollections enamel dot packs. I also used my Crate Paper Oasis stamp set for part of my title. I used the hashtag stamp since I didn't have a hashtag sticker.

Then I added my journaling and colored the stickers. As usual, I finished the layout by stamping the date on the bottom right corner of the layout.

It was so much fun adding all of the small embellishments onto the page. I really love how all of the colors pop.

Have you been to Dave & Buster's? 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List. Sorry for the's been dark and rainy.

Watching: I'm finally catching up on the last two episodes of Prison Break. I'm actually watching one as I am typing this post.

Reading: Last weekend, John and I checked out a few homes that are on sale. Now I've been checking out other listings on Zillow and a few realtor sites.

Listening: I really love this song. Don't you just love when an old song plays on your phone or iPod?

Making: Last week, I fell a bit behind on writing some blog posts so today I'm working on some. My goal is to have 15 blog posts up by the end of the month.

Feeling: The school year is almost over and I may just be more excited than the boys. I can't believe that this school year has gone by so fast.

Planning: I have so many things that I want to do this summer so I have to start planning.

Loving: If you haven't tried the new Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks then I suggest you go get one. This new frappuccino is so delicious and I love the hint of mint.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We had such a busy, but fun weekend.

On Friday, I was finally able to find the Jane Davenport watercolor palettes at Michaels. I was even able to use two 50% percent off coupons. I will be posting a review of the palettes soon. After we left Michaels, John and I had breakfast at IHOP. The breakfast was delicious and the service was awesome. While on our way home, we saw a house that is up for sale so we decided to check it out. Instead of going home, we decided to check out some more homes that are for sale. There were so many beautiful homes and I made a list so that we could talk to a realtor. If you have any tips on buying a home, please let me know.

On Saturday, my little sister called me and told me that there was a Community Block Party. She asked me to bring the boys. The boys were so excited. There were several booths, music, and food. The boys loved checking out the fire trucks and police cars. They even won some cool prizes. 

After checking out the booths and eating some snacks, the boys played at the playground. When we got home, we were all ready for a nap.

On Sunday, we spent the day at home. It was a productive day. I got a lot of laundry done and was able to work on a few projects. I had a really bad headache, but luckily I was able to get some rest in the afternoon. Since I was able to get a decent amount of rest, I know I will be ready for the new week.

How was your weekend?

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Friday, May 19, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteLindsay, and Chrissy for their weekly link up.

1. New blog design

2. Winning a giveaway

3. Jellybeans

4. Shrimp tacos

5. New ideas

6. Having hope

7. Blogger friends

8. Pretzels and chocolate hazelnut spread

9. Helping Michael with his school project

10. Completing the project

What made you happy this week?

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board Review

Happy Thursday! A couple of weeks ago, I heard about the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers. I was so excited when I saw this product because I thought it would be really useful for all of the projects that I make. I knew that it would be perfect for cards, layouts, art journaling, and for my new journal. I also thought it would be perfect for school projects. There is a larger alphabet punch board that is available, but I really like the size of the mini punch board. After searching online, I finally found out that the only local store that carries the mini size is Hobby Lobby. So I decided to go to Hobby Lobby and purchase one.

Seriously how cute is this punch board? It's so small and has everything you need to punch out your letters. You can also punch out numbers and an exclamation point.

The punch board came with an instruction booklet. I highly recommend that you read the instructions first. I do have to admit that I got a bit frustrated because I kept messing up when I tried to make my letters. I did read the instructions, but the instructions were mainly visual instructions. The booklet did not have a lot of written words. The only instructions that I saw and read was to trim the paper to 1.5x2.5 inches using a paper trimmer or the punch board. Then everything else was just visual instructions so you have to look at the pictures and try to do everything that is shown. Luckily, I was able to find a video on Youtube that showed someone using the punch board. There is also an app that is available with the instructions as well. I think that's really cool because then you don't have to take the booklet with you.

Once I finally realized what I did wrong (which was a simple error lol), I was able to make a couple of letters. I love how they turned out. I plan to add the letter "E" to my journal.

Do you have the original alphabet punch board or mini alphabet punch board? What do you think of this new product?

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.

Watching: Sometimes I don't even know why I bother to watch the news. I also need to watch a couple of movies that my DVR recorded.

Reading: As usual, I'm catching up on some blogs.

Listening: Ghost Town by Adam Lambert will never get old. I love this song so much.

Making: I started making dinner early so that I can try and rest in the evening.

Feeling: I woke up at 3:30 in the morning so I'm super sleepy. I. Need. Sleep!!!!!

Planning: I plan to make some changes on my blog soon. I really want a new design.

Loving: Yoga pants and leggings are the best! They are so comfortable.

What are you currently up to?

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