Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday: Pictures and Words

Since I have consistently been keeping up with my Project Life album, (just not keeping up with blogging it!) I didn't find it necessary to participate in Ali's Week in the Life. But I did like the idea of delving deeply into one day. So, yesterday was the day! 

I stumbled out of bed at 6:50am for coffee, and to make my boys lunches. I usually make a salad for my big girls the night before. The high school starts at 7:15am, so they are up and gone by 6:30am, and I ain't waking up that early! lol

After everyone is off to school, it is breakfast time for me. Well....if you can call chalk breakfast! Oh well, that's what you eat when you have given birth to seven children and you have the metabolism of a slug!
After I eat, I go start my housework. I begin in the little boys room. I usually require them to make their own beds, but we were running behind this morning, so I do it for them.
Then to the kitchen where I do dishes, sweep and take out chicken to thaw for dinner. Start a load of laundry, fold and put away a load, vacuum living room, straighten up our room, and make our bed.
By now, it is 9:45am, so I go get dressed. Since I have errands to run, where I might see people I know, I put on makeup. lol 
Groceries, post office, car business, then off for a special treat.
Pedicure!!! While I like getting my toes pretty, what I LOVE is that massage chair. Bliss!!

Home, where I pay some attention to this cutie pie. Then before you know it, kiddos come home.

Evidence that they are all home. Am I the only mom who YELLS thru out the house to "Come throw your trash away!!"  Why is that so hard?!  : )

I look down and discover he has been wearing these all day! Oh, what his teachers must think of me! LOL

Everyone is allowed to watch a show on TV. Then, homework, then I kick em outside while I finish up dinner.

A quick dinner, then we are off to Sam's baseball game, (my hubby helps to coach) then Justin's drum lesson. The big girls stay home to do their hair. (that is a 2-3 hour process. Condition, blow dry, is hard being a girl!!) The whole family is home by 9pm. Everyone finally gets in bed by 10:30pm.

It was fun to capture our day more in-depth. I took a TON more pictures, but pared them down into a manageble amount for this post. I plan on doing a multi-page insert to slip into Project Life, or maybe a mini-album to document this wonderful, ordinary day. (oh, the Simple Stories album would be cute, or even Heidi's new Memory Files!) 

Check out Ali's blog for more info on "Day in the Life". Fun stuff! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Color Me Scrappy

I am once again linking up with the super fun blog, Color Me Scrappy. This time around, we are using this beautiful color palette:

I love the "tone on tone" look that has been going around a bit, so I thought this may be a fun time to try it out. 

I don't think I have it just yet, but it was only my first time!! Don't judge me! LOL  

I popped up a few of the stars that I cut out of the same sheet of cardstock used for the background and lightly misted with Mr. Huey, "barnwood". I cut out my title with my trusty, OLD Cricut. (Calligraphy cartridge)

I am starting to become slighty obsessed with Challenge blogs lately. They are such a fun way to help break me out of my ruts and to use up my stash. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to check out the fun ladies at Color Me Scrappy!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Feeling Nostalgic

My "baby" is 6 and in the first grade. I went on his field trip today and almost started crying in the parking lot.  All of the first graders in our district come visit this cute little farm, so this will be the last time I get to chaperone. Sigh......

Just more proof that I am running out of children. Either one of my big girls needs to get married and have a baby QUICK, or I am running down to an adoption agency to get me another baby! 

Nevermind, my husband would not want EITHER of those options! LOL

I will just be content to look at pictures of my baby boy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Color Me Scrappy Challenge

Today, I am linking up a layout to participate in a fun challenge over at Color Me Scrappy.  It is a brand new blog, that hopefully, will get me to break out of my kraft and white rut!  We were given a beautiful color pallet to work with.

I scrapped my two littlest boys having a fun day with my dear mother-in-law. She bought them lunch from McDonald's, and sat in a cafeteria full of loud, messy, and silly 1st and 2nd graders. She is a trooper! 

It is a cloudy, yucky day here, so please excuse the poor picture quality!

Check out the Color Me Scrappy blog, it looks like fun!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Project Life March

I have been a bit quiet on the Project Life front here on the blog, but I have been plugging away diligently at home. I love telling our little, day to day stories.

I scrap PL in 8.5x11. I use a WRMK album, and use whatever photo sleeves I find on sale! (I always check that it is acid free) I recently came across the Martha Stewart line of office products at Staples. She has a great 4-pocket sheet proctector that I have been using alot. I love Becky Higgins products, but just could not justify buying anything, when I have such a big stash! 

Above is the left side. I cut the "Spring Break" title  from my trusty, little Cricut. I think I am still going to add a little "something". I don't know what, but it still needs something! LOL

Used bits of Dear Lizzy, and Crate paper in this week's spread. My album is caught up thru March and is already bursting! So I intentionally used a couple pictures all alone to help cut down on the bulk. I don't want to use more than 2-3 albums for the entire year. I am linking up with Jessica Turner, and her website, The Mom Creative.

Well, I have a huge to-do list for the day, so I think I will go on Pinterest for awhile to delay the inevitable! LOL

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Requisite Bluebonnet Photo Shoot

I am from Maryland originally. I am not even sure what our state flower is. But after 10 years in Texas, I know for sure that Bluebonnets rule here! I have never taken our older kids for a photo shoot, so I figured I better get my two littlest guys before they get old enough to flatly refuse. 

Aww!! Aren't they so sweet and adorable?  Okay, don't believe the hype. LOL  This is how most of the photoshoot went. 

Sigh.....boys.....!! LOL