Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Legoland Florida!

We had an amazing trip to Florida during Thanksgiving week.

A highlight was visiting Legoland which happened to open in our hometown of Winter Haven.

I have lots and lots {did I say LOTS?} of pictures to share. I just have to get them resized and uploaded.

In the meantime you can see from this picture the bright, bold and absolute FUN we had while there!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Chrismas Is On The Way ...

We enjoyed a delightful Thanksgiving day with our family.

Now Thanksgiving is over we look forward to Christmas!

I wonder how long it will be before it looks like this again?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Paper Embellishments.

With Thanksgiving just a few days away we will all soon be thinking about decking our halls and other creations.

So today I am sharing my brand new Merry Christmas Kids ...

I've created both a girl and boy ... and I will customize it to your liking.

You can find these in the Christmas section of my Etsy shop!

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for these and other super cute handmade paper embellishments!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Winter Butterflies

Though it's getting a bit cold outside ... butterflies still make me happy.

I've added some super cute new butterfly whimsies to my shop!

I have a rainbow of colors available including those you see above!

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to see all the pretty paper embellishments I have available

Friday, November 11, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys.

Our boys Jasper and Oliver have been full of energy today ...

When I went outside to check on them I could hardly believe they were on TOP of the wood pile.


Needless to say ... I called them down and keeping an eye on them so they do not get back up there!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Custom Handmade Banner.

This is a custom banner I made for Sandra of Surreal Treasures.

This is the first time I've made a banner for someone other than my family.

Sandra is having a jewelry open house on Saturday and wanted something to welcome her guests.

Since it's a jewelry party she wanted it a little "blingy" but not too over the top. Its' hard to see the glittery paper I used as the colored accent on each piece.

This is a closer look so you can see the detail.

I really enjoyed making this for her. I'm considering adding these to my Etsy Shop after Thanksgiving. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

I voted!

Today I exercised my right ...

The right to vote!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Why My Family Likes Me ...

I was looking through Griffin's school journal the other day and discovered this very sweet picture he drew of our family. There's Mommy in pink, Daddy in yellow and Griffin in the middle. I asked him about the red and yellow circles over our heads and he said they were fall leaves.

It also included a written assignment of why his family likes him ...

He writes ...

My family like me bee kuz they luve me

Yes, Buddy we do!

We love you with all of our hearts and I'm so happy you know that!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

My How He's Grown ...

When I was looking at the pictures I took of our trip to the Blueridge Parkway to look at the leaves I came across this picture.

It seemed familiar to me so I went looking at older pictures.

And then I found this picture!

This picture was taken in October 2006. Griffin was one-year-old.

I managed to capture the sweet love of my wonderful husband and son again exactly five years later.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Jasper & Oliver ~ Six Months Old

Jasper joined our family in May 2011 and Oliver joined us in July 2011.

Jasper was only four weeks old when he came to us. Several weeks later we welcomed Oliver. They are brothers and we made the best decision ever when we decided to bring Oliver into our home as well.

Our boys just celebrated their six month birthday.

My mother-in-law was visiting and she was laughing at me when I told the boys to sit, stay and SMILE! She thought it was funny. If you look closely, Oliver is indeed smiling in this picture.

Our family went from a family of three ... to a fabulous family of five.

We are lucky, indeed!