Wednesday, July 25, 2012


The story of our trip, in pictures. And yes, I promise not to include any corny jokes... for those of you that remember the "Highlights" magazine. What I love about these pictures, is that they are not all mine, I quickly looked through all the 638 pictures that the four of us took this weekend and these are the ones that stood out most to me. Here goes... if a picture is worth a thousand words, then this is a nineteen thousand page novel. Better pull out a comfy chair and grab a glass of lemonade before you start!

 The End

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

the Beach

... we're back from the beach! My sis, cousins and I went to the Washington coast for a little girls vacation, a trip for just the four of us to spend time together, lots of good memories of Grandma taking us to the coast when we were younger. We really had a lovely time together! Sweet being all together, made a lot of awesome memories and reminisced about trips past. It gets a little easier to think about all that as time goes by. 
This summer is flying by!! Haven't been able to keep up with laundry and keeping the floor swept let alone Project Life. Hoping to make a dent tonight! I can't believe July is almost over, crazy! 

Monday, July 16, 2012


Down in California for a work conference while Joe and Mal hold down the fort at home. Don't have a car down here, so I did a lot of walking around today. 6.6 miles to be precise, my feet are a little tired. On my second venture out, I busted out my camera, these are my favs from this evening.

 Hope everyone's week is going ok. Camera battery is almost dead now so probably mostly phone pics from here on out. 

Monday, July 09, 2012

Photo Walk: Yellow

Photo walk done around the park, with the focus on all things yellow. I'm trying to walk more often and tonight thought I'd walk with my camera! I've done this walk so many times, it was fun looking for a particular theme tonight. I used the "Boost" function in picasa for all the pics just for fun, amp things up a bit! (Idea for the photo walk from Elise Blaha's blog.)

Mal hanging out on the steps at home. Love the yellow glow from the windows.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Goodies from 2Peas

So excited to use my 2 Peas goodies that came in the mail! Loving the bright pinks and yellows this summer! So not my usual but so fun and summery! Also super excited about the imperfect chevron paper on the top right! Anyone up for a scrapbook night soon?

All papers from

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Project Life Update

Little late I know... well my intentions were good. I'll keep working on it. At least I'm staying relatively caught up! Still loving this project, its so much fun to work on and I can't wait until several months go by and I can flip through and get a snapshot of what we've been up to! It has been a little bittersweet with everything going on, but I will say, it has been helping focus on the positive things, which is good for me.

June 17 - 23: Two inserts this week (eek!) but it was my vacation week after all and the first official week of summer. So naturally, lots of pictures! And I had to include my summer manifesto too. Its on the back of the "Summer of 2012" page.
June 24 - 30: This week is just the regular two page spread. Had fun using some of my new stuff! Used lots of washi tape! Also made some of my own stickers again, the circle on the upper left and the heart on the lighting picture. Didn't have tons of photos this week, because I worked a ton! Decided to use the bottom row to add my photo-a-day instagram pictures (they aren't the best pics but I'm ok with that).