February 29, 2012

Annapolis Mall

This morning Pete and I took Edward to the mall for some playtime and lunch. We had a fun time too! Here are some pictures. I can't believe we managed to get out of that toy store without buying a thing... he looked through books, played with Elmo and the train set and then we distracted him with some lunch:)
















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February 27, 2012

Zva Creative February DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our February Blog Hop! We are happy to have you join us today today!

The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's NEW blog! Be sure head on over if you'd like to start from the top of the hop. You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was asked to share a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project. If you like what you see you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.



And some close-ups:
 



If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path. Your next stop is at Terri Anderson's blog and she will guide you to the next blog. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!

Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts today, February 27th and runs through 11:59pm US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 28th.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 1st on each of the five winning blogs. The full list of where our winners will be posted will be found on Zva's blog as well. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday... plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! To increase your chances of winning:

* Comment to let us know that you posted on Facebook or "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.

* Comment to let us know that your "liked" our new page on Facebook or that you have started following Zva on Twitter.


Thank you for joining us!


P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on March 26th for our next Zva blog hop!

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February 23, 2012

Yay, I'm getting pubbed in the Aug Cricut Magazine!

So three weeks ago, my mom and I went to a weekend crop together. We had such a great time… and while we were there, we got to try out the Cricut machine. I have never tried to use one of these before so this was my chance to find out why everyone is raving about this die cutting machine… so mom and I tried it and came to the conclusion that we MUST get one ASAP. It’s freaking awesome!!!

While I was at the crop, I completed about 8 layouts and a mini. Three of the layouts and the mini album had something cut from the Cricut. I took advantage of that machine. My goal was to create a few projects to submit to the Cricut Magazine. I laughed with the host saying, “you never know, you might actually see these in print 6 months down the road and you can say, hey, we were here when she made those!” And I’m so excited that I just received two emails from the fabulous Paige Evans asking for two of my layouts!! Look for me in August friends; my very first pub with Cricut and my very first time playing with the Cricut. Now I really think I need one… Hey mom, how’s your search going for these?



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February 22, 2012

A toddler's vocabulary

According to statistics on yahoo, these are 25 common words that should form the building blocks of a toddler's vocabulary:

-all gone
-baby
-ball
-banana
-bath
-bye bye
-book
-car
-cat
-cookie
-daddy
-dog
-eye
-hat
-hello/hi
-hot
-juice
-milk
-mommy
-more
-no
-nose
-shoe
-thank you
-yes

and here are a few more words that Edward says:
-Granddad
-Grandmom
-momom
-Meme
-Arm
-cheers
-boo-boo
-I
-help me
-turn around
-sip
-ready-set-go!
-I gotcha
-It's
-mine
-ready
-set
-yummy
-go
-Woody
-Buzz
-Red
-blue
-yellow
-I love you
-apple
-happy
-high five
-chocolate
-bubbles
-moon
-tree
-airplane
-duck
-turtle
-oh no
-wow
-ice cream
-Toy story
-one more
-please
-wet
-poop
-mess
-bus
-truck
-made
-almost
-trash
-one
-two
-three
-four
-five
and I'm sure there are more that I cannot think of at the moment. I have a smart little boy on my hands but I already knew that.

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February 21, 2012

Happy birthday Edward baby!

I must admit that I was a little sad this morning. I felt like crap having to work on my baby's birthday! He woke up at 7am and I fed him breakfast and I sang happy birthday to him and gave him a kiss good-bye. I still can't believe he's officially two today. So since I was pretty bummed this morning, I left a note on the stove for my husband to please take Edward to Chuckie Cheeses for a bit of fun since it is his birthday... And he did take him which made me happy...

I will say, Pete is a wonderful father and he would do anything for our beautiful boy...

Here are some pictures of Edward playing! Pete said he had so much fun. They were there for two hours playing games and riding on a few rides. Edward high fived Chuckie on the stage too :)







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February 19, 2012

Celebrating Edward's 2nd Birthday!

We celebrated Edward's second birthday today! He will be 2 on the 21st. I can't believe it... We went to mom's for brunch and then we had cake. Edward loved his cake that my boss made! It totally rocked and EVERYONE loved it! And it was so good :) Here are some of my favorite photos from today!







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February 15, 2012

Fun time at the park!

Today, after I got home from work at almost 3, I fed Edward, buddled him up and we were out the door headed for the park at 4:00. I wanted to take advantage of the nice day and get him out of the house!! We played at the park for about 20 minutes then we went hiking!! We had such a fun time! Here are a few of my favorite photos from our little adventure.











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February 6, 2012

Scary Mommy

So does anyone else follow the Scary Mommy Blog? OMG, I love it. I laugh everytime I read it... It's nice to know I'm not alone with some of my thoughts and feelings on being a mommy. hehe. Click here to buy this book! I've already pre-ordered it because I just know it's gonna be great!


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February 1, 2012

SFTIO February Kit

Hello everyone! It's time to reveal th February Kit for Scrapbooking From the Inside Out! I love the teal and lavender in this kit and my favorite part of this kit are the flowers and windows. This month is all about scrapping your dreams! Whether they tend to be good or bad, scrap them and get them down on paper!


Here are a few of my creations! Enjoy!





Don't lose out on this kit, grab yours today while it's still available! Click her to see all the fabouls work by the SFTIO Design team!
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