Monday, March 28, 2011

Ten (actually 30!) tiny toes...

Do you ever look back through your older pictures and realize how incredibly blessed you are?  Did that a bit last week - with the inspiration & push provided by Cosmo Cricket's adorable new kit called "Ten Tiny Toes."  It reminded me of the picture we took when Ware (our 3rd) was just a few weeks old for his birth announcement.  As we struggled to get pregnant the first time, we weren't sure that we would ever have any kids - much less 3!  So, going back to this photo and creating this LO really reminded me just how incredibly blessed we are.  Check it out:

Ten (actually 30!) tiny toes...
Ten Tiny Toes Candy Candy Lil' Girl & Lil' Boy Paper Pack Fonts: Century Gothic & Myriad Pro SemiBold LO inspired by Tiffany Tillman

I know - I squealed a little bit, too!  Baby feet are the cutest ever!  And...even better, this kit is 25% off today at - woot!

So - thanks for walking down memory lane with, go count your blessings - you can thank me later.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Harper's 7th Birthday!

So - our baby girl is SEVEN!  I just can't believe how time flies.....  We had fun making her cake - she decorated it with little hearts & carefully placed each & every one - OCD, anyone?

We also made the requisite trip to Chuck E Cheese (aka Hell on Earth).  I think that place would be a LOT better if they handed out tequila shots and valium at the door.....and let the parents decide whether they or the kids had to take either one!

But - we had a good time & I have the LO to prove it...after all, if it's not scrapped, it didn't happen, right?

Papers, etc. by Cosmo Cricket - Lil Boy - Girl Kit; Template by Liv Esteban from Digi In Deep class

You can get these yummy papers, etc. at on Monday for 25% off!

Don't blink - Harper will be grown!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

And the winner is....

ZANE!  Yes - finally - Zane won 1st place overall at his Pinewood Derby!  That had been a goal since day one....with Daddy (former Pinewood Derby champ himself) researching all the best ways to gain speed, Zane spent hours and hours sanding, painting, polishing, and polishing, and polishing - until the car was perfect.  And the work paid off.  With a blistering top speed more than 0.2 seconds faster than the next fastest car, it was a dream come true for Zane.

I am so proud of all the work he put into it and so enjoyed seeing Bennett and Zane spending time together...but I am especially glad that Bennett made Zane do the vast majority of the work.  Aside from using the scary band saw, Zane built that car from the ground up.

Papers by Liv Esteban - Gentle Morn
Liv Esteban Needs + Wants Eyelet Set #2 - available Mon, Mar 14
Font:  Speedy 12  Frames inspired by Anna Aspnes

Way to go, Zane!  Look out Pack 11 Cub Scouts - he still has one more year to race!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Do ya love to eat as much as I do?

I love to it.  Ok, I said it.  Thankfully, I am blessed with a fairly high metabolism so that doesn't cause too much angst in the closet!  Food so central to who we are - what we eat helps define our culture, our families, and even our bodies.  Food is life.  Food is love.

I made a LO showcasing some favorite recipes that I've picked up over the years....some of my favorite memories are of the times I spent in the kitchen with my Granny while she cooked up a storm...every dish platefuls of love.

Recipe Cards & Borders by Echo Park Hybrids at