April Project Life

Monday, June 27, 2016


I went back to one of my favorite kits of all time for April's layout - Jade! I just love the colors in this kit and they worked well with my pictures.


That "not all who wander are lost" card is from the Adventure core kit, and the coffee and library card ones are just random cards I had in my stash. I got a new library card, we went on our first camping trip of the year, and I celebrated National Sibling Day by posting a pic of me and my brother Tommy.


That birthday card is from a MAMBI kit, but all others are from Jade. I finally found those cute little planner stamps at Michael's, Joe and I rediscovered that carrots + hummus is a great snack, and we celebrated my birthday! I turned 35. My parents got me some beautiful new table decor and hubby got me an iPad Pro. We ate at Steak n Shake on my birthday and I got a milkshake :)


What's one of your favorite older PL kits?

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March Project Life

Monday, June 20, 2016


I used the Seasons core kit for my March PL spread. I recently got a friend into using Project Life to scrapbook their daughter (she's 9 months) and we split the Seasons core kit.


This kit covers the whole year, and I mixed lots of seasonal cards. This first page has cards from spring and back to school time. I subbed at Elizabethton Yoga, started Curvy Yoga certification, and we dyed Easter eggs.


The second page has more St Patrick's Day, spring, summer, and back to school cards. The colors go together well enough for me and definitely kept it interesting. I started my Etsy shop (go favorite it so you can keep up with updates!), unexpectedly saw my dad while getting an oil change, had an essential oil vendor booth, and enjoyed flowers.


I made an insert about our trip to Gatlinburg to celebrate our 5th anniversary. I used spring and Valentine's Day cards. We ate at a steakhouse, The Peddler, and enjoyed the day walking around and shopping.


Have you used the Seasons core kit?

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Grand Canyon layout

Friday, June 17, 2016


Have I mentioned that I've always wanted to see the Grand Canyon? Going to the West Rim was the highlight of our Vegas trip for me.


I used Basic Grey's Persimmon line for this layout. Although it's a fall and Halloween line, the colors and patterns were perfect for documenting our trip!


I got a pack of Persimmon banners at Tuesday Morning a while ago and this is the first time I've used one. The chipboard road sign is from Crate Paper Journey.


Have you used a holiday line for a different kind of layout?

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SkyJump layout

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


So Joe did something crazy (to me) while we were in Vegas... he did the SkyJump at The Stratosphere! It's a jump from 855 feet (!).


Obviously I stayed at the bottom and waited for him. You'll never catch me bungee jumping or jumping out of a perfectly good plane... unless I was on The Amazing Race and absolutely HAD to... and even then, I don't know!


I included the certificate from the jump and added some 3D embellishments... I like how this cluster of 5 turned out! I've had that "oh snap!" camera for quite a while.


Would you do something like a jump from 855 feet?!

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Las Vegas Project Life

Monday, June 13, 2016


I've been MIA in blogland (and scrapbook land for that matter) but I have several posts I'll be sharing over the next couple weeks. First up - Las Vegas Project Life! I already completed February's PL pages, but of course Vegas needed its own spread and a couple of 12x12s.


I kept our bus ticket (we used public transportation because it was so convenient and cheap), our room key, and show tickets to use in my PL spread.


I documented the view room our room, the Bellagio garden, and part of our winnings (losings really haha). The back of this insert faces a 12x12 of something Joe did in Vegas... come back on Wednesday to see it :)


This page is beside a 12x12 of the Grand canyon that I'll show next week. I used Basic Grey's Persimmon collection for this spread. We went into as many hotels as possible to see what they looked like - I listed them all on a journaling card. We had a lot of good meals in Vegas but I just listed 5 of them.


I appreciate you reading my blog today! It's hard to fit blogging and crafting in sometimes, but I enjoy both. I must figure out how to make time for both!

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April Book Report

Monday, May 23, 2016





I read a couple of books in April and one was from my local library! I recently renewed my library card and brought my up Goodreads app to see what I had listed under "Want to Read". I found a couple of books and grabbed them. I only got through one before we left for Disney, so I returned the second - but I'll get it again!

First up was We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. It's about a Mexican family that lives in California. The grandparents return to Mexico and the mom has to step up and be a real mom for the first time in her life. The story follows the kids and is a coming-of-age story. It was great!

I also started reading The Flip Flop CEO by Janine Finney and others. I recently started using (and quickly selling!) Rodman and Fields skincare. This book is about a mother and daughter's journey in direct sales and is pretty entertaining!

I've already started a couple more books in May and am loving them!

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Essential Oils for Travel

Monday, April 25, 2016


Since I'm at Disney, it seems like a great time to show you which essential oils I take with me when we're traveling. When will the TSA recognize these as medications and not make them count towards my liquids limit??


The bare minimum includes:
  • Deep Relief - you can roll it on your neck if it gets sore from sleeping on a new pillow or on a plane, your shoulders for tension, or your legs after a long day of sightseeing.
  • Sleep Combo - I have a hard time sleeping in unfamiliar places (especially if we can't get a fan to stay on all night and generate a little white noise!) Lavender and Cedarwood are my go to for sleep. I apply this to my wrists and behind my ears and I'm having sweet dreams in no time.
  • Breathe Again - this mix is great for when you're feeling a little congested or the air is dry and you need some relief. I put it behind my ears.
  • Allergy Trio - this mix of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint helps alleviate runny nose, watery eyes, and that annoying little cough you get when allergies are bugging you. I apply it behind my ears and on my wrists.
  • Thieves Hand Purifier - my personal choice for hand sanitizer! 


I upped my game here recently and bought this awesome customizable essential bag on Etsy. It holds 8 bottles for me and even has room in the bottom for small things like chapstick or that Thieves hand sanitizer. The elastic bands hold everything in place so they don't roll around in the bottom of my purse.


Do you take essential oils with you when you're traveling? Which ones can you not leave home without?

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