And it begins…

We’re making some changes in our house recently. Clutter’s being dealt with. Habits are being adjusted or just changed entirely. We’re getting things organized and “ready”. Ready for what, you ask? Everything.

At any rate, it just means that with our newly organized selves and our adjusted habits, we have time for doing some of the things we no longer had time to do for a while. For me, that means I can blog again. I’m considering re-starting my book review blog, Literary Obsession, but I haven’t made the full leap on that yet. It’d be fun, but… it’s a lot of work.

I am, however, going to be updating this one. It will mostly be layouts, hauls, and reviews of scrapbooking/crafting products, baby products, and from time to time – makeup/beauty products. Woohoo!

What fun, yeah?

To begin, below are a few pictures of the 12 x 12 layout I did today while Josh and Logan were at the park. I wasn’t feeling well, so I stayed behind and rested…and got a little creative. What resulted is one of my favorite pages so far this year.

It’s the first one I’ve done a process video for, too, so as soon as I’ve figured out how to edit that and get it on YouTube, I’ll post the link here in an edit. Until then – enjoy the pics!


Overview of the Layout

Geekling’s Eyes

I love them.  They’re blue just like his daddy’s and shaped just like mine.  It’s the best of both of us ;)

When he has that little mischievous grin on his face, they look all HIM, though, and that just makes me love them even more.

Also, I heart my kitty.

Another Card

from the July Card Kit…

Everything’s from the card kit except the hemp twine – I got that in the sewing section at WalMart…and I love it. ;)  Edges are inked with Walnut Distress Ink, diagonal corners are rounded with the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.



I sat down at my craft desk yesterday and looked at my supplies for about 30 seconds…. then got up and went to pack more boxes.  I’m so stressed about this move that I can’t even force myself to take 30 minutes to put together a quick card or layout.

It’s going to be so incredibly wonderful to be in he new place and settled for a while.  I want to just be able to enjoy life as a family rather than house hunting continuously and fussing about not having room for things and yada yada yada.


July 6th we take possession of the apartment. July 7th the movers come. By July 8th we should have all our stuff in the new place and everything will begin to settle down.

My friend Amy & and I are planning on joining a gym together.  We’re also doing a massage/spa day at a local place about a week after the move. I’m also hoping to convince her to start going to kiddie events with me. My goal is to get fit, get active, and get involved. I don’t want Logan just sitting at home all day every day staring at the walls.  This is going to require me being a social creature for a while, I think…so I might as well drag Amy along so she can be miserable with me! ;)

And now, I have to go figure out why my son is talking to himself instead of napping.


Cloth Diapers…

have all been packed up for the move. :(

I honestly just don’t have time to do the extra laundry right now, so everything is getting boxed up.  We’ll resume after we’ve gotten to the new place…July 7th can’t come fast enough!