April 18, 2015

One fine day

Wow. Finally, we get what I call, a BEAUTIFUL day outside. Edward's friend Parker came today to spend the night. I figured, I'd better get them outside as much as possible today or else they'd drive me INSANE. The boys wanted to have a picnic at the park so we packed up around 10:40a.m. and headed out! Edward asked if I could take the top down and since we were only going a mile up the street, I agreed. Some people might frown upon two little ones in a convertible...
Edward totally set up the picnic... He grabbed the blanket, got it set up then came back for the food. He's such a sweetie... REALLY. He's gonna be a romantic,  just know it.

There was a baseball game going on. The boys watched them practice while we had lunch.
After we ate, the boys played at the park on the swings and slide for a bit.

After they were done, they wanted to take a walk on the trail, but I don't like going by myself... I have a fear of getting lost on the trails... It didn't take them long to get creative. They decided to build a ladder to get up on the big pile of cedar. They did this for a little over an hour! Edward was in his own little world. Parker went to the park and came back every now and then.

When we came home, we played outside for a little longer. Edward played with bubbles and Parker played with the Tonka truck. Edward said, "mommy,  love you" and gave me this dandy lion. Shortly after I snapped the photo Parker stepped on it. Sigh... BOYS. I was reminded today why I only have ONE child and I am very happy with just ONE.

Edward asked me to write his name in the street.

Such a cool shot. :@)

The boys are now watching  a movie quietly. I am thinking about having that glass of wine I've been needing all day!

April 15, 2015

You've been challenged!

Happy hump day everyone! Hope your week is going well. I just wanted to let you know that Clique Kits is having a challenge this month and you're not gonna want to miss it. It's too good to be true, but you could win a nice prize that's sponsored by Fancy Pants Designs!

Simply follow these few details:
  • You may combine our challenge with other challenges
  • You may enter our challenge up to 3 times
  • Link up your projects by April 30, 11:55 pm CST
  • You are not required to use a Clique Kit to link up
  • You are not required to use Fancy Pants Designs products to link up but doing so does give you an extra entry
  • Create any type of project
  • Link directly to your challenge project entry post

  • And here is the fabulous prize package. The Me-ology collection. Love!

    Get those entries in before the end of the month. Good luck!

    April 12, 2015

    Cherry Blossom Credit Union 10 Mile Run

    Hi everyone. I'm finally feeling human again. It's been a busy weekend for me! Yesterday, work was extremely busy and this morning I woke up at 3:45a.m. to meet my fellow employee's at our main office to take the bus down to Washington D.C. We volunteered again for the run. This was my fourth year going!

    There were over 16,000 runners. Amazing! We arrived in D.C. around 6a.m. and immediately got to work. My group and I tried to snag the water table, but we got stuck with the gadorade table. Sigh... it's just messy... seriously, but we managed. This sight is well worth getting up at the crack of dawn for... wouldn't you agree?

    We were station on Ohio Street, across from the Washington Monument.

    The gang. Well, this is my group, but there was about 30-40 employees who volunteered.

    We had rows and rows of gadorade lined up, ready to hand out to the runners. We had it done in no time... we've been doing this a long time now. Two long tables, three rows. A LOT.

    I heard that someone was crossing the street nearby and got hit by a car and died. So sad. They didn't find the person yet. If you click on the photo, you can see that the helicopter has "United States of America" on it. So neat!

    Just me...

    The Cherry Blossoms were so pretty. Last year, they weren't quite ready to bloom yet when we were down there, but this year, it was absoulely gorgeous down there.

    You can read a little more on NASA FCU's blog

    Creating a layout in a snap

    Hi everyone. I hope you are enjoying the April Clique Kit as much as I am. I can't get enough of the Pinkfresh Studio goodies. There's just so much of it and I'm NOT complaining. Ha! When I opened my box, my eyes immediately fell on the large pack of die cuts. I LOVE die cuts! Seriously, the majority of my layouts include them. They are perfect for creating a layout in a snap. And today I am going to share how easy it is to create a simple layout in a snap.

    The first thing I did was place a few die cuts, scrap piece of paper and stickers in a grid-like manner about 1 inch from the left side and bottom of the layout as shown.

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    Then I adhered the "Head into cloud" die cut onto the photo and adhered it above the grid.

    Initially, I was going to stop here and call the layout done, but I felt like the top was missing something. So I cut some rub-ons in half and rubbed them above the layout and cut my die cut in half and adhered it above the top right-side of the photo. I also added another sticker and flair badge to complete the layout.
    And here is the final layout. Seriously, this was such an easy layout to create. I love scrapping 8 1/2"x11" inches because it is so much easier than scrapping 12x12 layouts.

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    Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Die cuts: Stickers: Rub-ons: Pinkfresh Studio, Flair badge: Clique Kits.
    Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you make it a great one!