Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears...Oh My!

Still cannot get over all the animals that we saw at the St. Louis Zoo. I thought with it being so hot, they would just all be asleep. They were so active and fun to watch. My best tip for when you go somewhere that is full of eye candy, give the kids the camera! { an inexpensive one} Christian and Sydnee both had a point and shoot camera and took some of the best shots from the day. Then when you arrive home to reminisce about the trip, you have photos of what will spark their memory.
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Sweet, Sweet Summer


RoAd TrIps


FunNy FaCeS

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Live In The Moment - Love Life

I had a great weekend in Des Moines. After I arrived home yesterday I just had to stamp & create. This project was inspired by Michelle from The Story Matters. I love how she used the My Mind's Eye Lush paper to decorate her home. So I made two frames! The stamps are Technique Tuesday {Ali Edwards' Collection}.
Thanks for peeking!

Garden Surprises

I was so excited to come home from being gone for 2 days and our garden is BLOOMING! Thanks to my girls it is getting watered and weeded...and their hard work is starting to pay off. I know that this might not seem like the greatest garden, but as our first in Iowa, we think it is pretty cool!





This was our first taste of Iowa corn for the summer and it was DELICIOUS! We didn't grow it, but bought it at the farm stand. Pride of the Wapsi Corn is the best...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

John Deere Classic

Craig took Christian and Sydnee over to the John Deere Class PGA Tournament in Moline. They got there a little bit late, but still had some time to look around and see the sights. Christian had been over to the course earlier in the week with his golf class for a workshop, so he got to see the players, etc. Just to be in the spots where all the competition happens was fun for all three of them!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Creating Keepsakes Convention Des Moines

Headed out for a road trip! Will be back soon! I will be stamping & inking with Technique Tuesday
Here are some of the classes and projects that they have happening in Iowa this weekend.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Lil' Runner

We were so proud of Ella this year at the Paul Skeffington Race. After riding on her dad's shoulders for almost 2 miles, she ran the 1/2 block to the finish line and got her picture in the newspaper! Ella also ran the 1 mile fun run! She loved it...except it got 'really hot'. She now thinks she needs my ipod to run around the block with her sister.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July Creations

Perfect Pout

Nauvoo: City Beautiful
For a 2-page layout, don't think you need two of the SAME paper for the background. Just use a coordinating paper to tie the layout together ;)

I Play the Banjo...
Lately, I have struggling with my creative style. What is my real style for creating? I have decided for any & most projects, I want my style to be described in one word: DONE.
I just want to create and finish; finish and create! I have so many projects that are just dangling on the almost finished, or just need to do one more thing...
With kits, I feel that I get stuff done and I don't look back at all the supplies that I have been holding onto for years and years.
Finish what I start and keep it simple.
That is my new style...

SpArKleRs & SmOrEs

Our friends' invited us over for a last-minute 4th of July partay! It was a fun evening with the neighborhood fireworks in the background. We enjoyed all the festivities from their backyard including sparklers, smores, and a game of monster volleyball. Fun times....

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th!

I have been witnessing some sights that make this country amazing with my family. I hope that everyone finds something this weekend that amazes them! Have a fun holiday! {Be back shortly}
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