Catching Up…

I’m still a little behind on Project Life for this year, but I hope to be caught up in no time. I just thought I’d drop by today and share the most recent pages I’ve done. It’s so fun to look back through the years and see what was going on at various stages. Some things stay the same and some things change so much!! You can check out my entire album with credits here – Life in Pockets 2018.

Week-8LWeek-8RWeek-9LWeek-9RWeek-10LWeek-10RWeek-11LWeek-11RWeek-12L-(Skylar)Week-12-RWeek-13R

Hope you are having a lovely week!!

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Simply Monday…

But not just any Monday. This is the Monday that we start adding 30 minutes on to our school day because of all the crappy snow days we had UGH. We have to be there 15 minutes earlier and stay 15 minutes later for the next 6 weeks! They are adding 5 minutes on to each class period. I’m not really sure what they think it’s going to accomplish, but I guess it looks good on paper time-wise. Oh well…we only have 7 or 8 weeks left anyway. I think I can, I think I can!

I thought I would take time out today to share my layouts for Simple Scrapper this month.

I love being a part of the team at Simple Scrapper. I really feel like it helps me to create some meaningful, purposeful layouts and inspires me to create pages that I may not have thought of otherwise. The Premium Membership offers exclusive content and a supportive, generous, and inspiring community. Some of the benefits include a private Facebook group, Spark Magazine, chats, podcasts, sketches, and story starters. Totally awesome! And here are my pages for this month:

FaveYum

The Spring Refresh Course is going on now and included in the membership! It is a virtual retreat designed to help you reconnect with this amazing hobby! It includes videos and a workbook, and it totally awesome!

Hope you have a wonderful week!! Until next time…peace, out…

April Showers…

We are having a lovely rainy day here today. Why do I say lovely? Well, for starters, it’s not snow!! And a long time ago, I was walking my daughter in to kindergarten, grumbling about the rain when she looked up at me and said, “But mommy, if it didn’t rain, there wouldn’t be any puddles to jump in”. I have never looked at rain the same since. We had a crazy busy week, so I’m taking the rain today as a sign to slow down and catch up on a few indoor things that I’ve been neglecting. Plus, I’m getting a little time to scrap and to come by here!

I wanted to take a minute to share what’s new this weekend and the layouts I’ve created!

Dream
Wish Digital Kit – Storyteller April 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee
All About that Space Templates by Crystal Livesay
Make-a-Wish-600
Wish Digital Kit – Storyteller April 2018 Add-on by Just Jaimee
A Full Life {Dressed Down} by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
Wish
Fairy Wings Collection by River~Rose
Mix it Up Vol3 by Crystal Livesay

 

I’m a little behind on PL right now but only a couple of weeks. I hope to get them caught up quickly. I also have a couple of other layouts for Simple Scrapper that I need to upload and share, but I’ll be back with those 🙂 I hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend!! Until next time…peace, out…

Still Waiting…

We are over 2 weeks in to spring now, and I am still waiting to see it! I’m looking out my window right now at snow on the ground and more expected tonight. I’m so over it. We have had a few fairly nice days here and there, but no definitive spring yet. That hasn’t stopped the busy from coming though. Baseball practices have started. IEP season at work has started. And the countdown to the end of the school year has started. Sometimes it feels like the days drag and other times it feels like life is going by at lightning speed.

One of the things that brightens every month for me is BYOC at The Lilypad!! Amazing designs that all coordinate so beautifully. And if you haven’t seen this month’s, it is gorgeous!! Here are just a few sample pages by me.

Bloom
Succulent Garden Bundle by Etc. by Danyale
Tales of Spring Templates by Pink Reptile Designs
Family
Sincerely Botanicals by Tangie Baxter
Sincerely Graffiti by Tangie Baxter
Sincerely Mixed Media by Tangie Baxter
Tales of Spring Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
A Full Life {Dressed Down} by Fiddle Dee Dee
Happy-Hunt
Cheer – Chipboard Callouts by Just Jaimee
Cheer – Mixed Media Papers by Just Jaimee
Cheer – Chipboard Alpha by Just Jaimee
Cheer – Knick Knacks by Just Jaimee
Templates – Storyteller 2018 April Add-on by Just Jaimee
Spring
Tales of Spring Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Tales of Spring Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Tales of Spring Templates by Pink Reptile Designs

 

River~Rose also has a gorgeous new collection out this weekend and still on sale – April Rains:

Beauty
April Rains Collection by River~Rose
Mix It Up Vol. 3 by Crystal Livesay

 

I am working on catching up with Project Life. I only need to do this week’s spread, but I will be taking some photos today to add to it. I’ve got some actual work to do for my IRL job and I guess I need to make that my priority for now. Hope to be back soon with new updates! Hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful and relaxing! Until next time, peace out…..

Oh Spring…

Spring just keeps popping in here for a day and giving us a little taste and then runs off again. We had a winter with pretty much no snow and now we are getting ready for our second winter storm since the first day of Spring. I am not a fan. I am not a cold weather person. I do not like snow, especially if there is a chance I will have to drive in it. But I don’t reckon there is anything much I can do about it, so we bought a bunch of snacks and we’ll just hunker down for the weekend.

I know I haven’t been by here for a couple of weeks, but I have been trying to stay on top of a class that I’m taking this semester and do a little scrapping here and there. I wanted to make sure that I got here to share some amazing new releases this week.

Bunny
Hoppy Easter – Storyteller 2018 March Add-on by Just Jaimee
Hoppy Easter Journal Cards – Storyteller 2018 March Add-on by Just Jaimee
Templates – Storyteller 2018 January Add-on by Just Jaimee
Treasured
Spring Rhapsody by Etc. by Danyale
Boho Soul Paint and Doodles by Etc. by Danyale
Boho Soul Kit by Etc. by Danyale
March Challenge Template by Dawn Inskip
Garden
In My Garden by River~Rose / Mix It Up V3 by Crystal Livesay

 

And I also wanted to tell you about the amazing Retirement Sale going on at The Lilypad!! There are some gorgeous designs that are going, going, gone! Make sure you take a peek and get them while you can.

Army
Army Forever by Paula Kesselring Grow with Love – Letters Edition {March} by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay
Bite-Me
Bite Me by Allison Pennington and Valorie Wibbens Grow with Love – Kids by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay
Hope
Olive Tree by Sara Gleason Grow with Love – Letters Edition {June} by Sara Gleason and Crystal Livesay

 

I’m going to do some PL catch up this weekend and get my Planner set up. It’s been awhile since I updated photos of it here. I hope that you all have a fantastic weekend! Until next time…peace, out… 🙂

That Darn Murphy…

Whew! What a week it’s been. I have barely come up for air. That darn Murphy and his law have been all up in my business this week. Thursday was the worst! Let me give you just a little run down.

I had an IEP meeting scheduled with a parent and a LOT of other team members at 8am, so I needed to leave my house a bit early in order to get the room and computer set up so that we’d be ready to go. No problem, out of the house at 7:55..go me!

But, we had a bit of snow the night before and as I made the turn on to the road out of our subdivision I see ahead of me, traffic at a dead stop. There must have been a wreck in the curves down the hill.

After sitting for a few minutes, I start texting a co-worker who was coming to my meeting asking if she would please start it for me because it didn’t look like I was going to make it.

About that time, the gas light in my car comes on.

Then, I remember that I needed to send a check to school with C for his upcoming school trip and I have no checks in my purse. Cue frantic note writing.

After 40 minutes of sitting, we are moving, sliding most of the way to the main road.

Gas station stop first. I pull up to the pump and it’s not taking cards. I drive to the next pump and have to swipe my card 8000 times before it goes through.

I will say that my meeting went really well and I always appreciate that. Most of the rest of the school day went fairly smoothly until…

After school, C didn’t come to my classroom like he usually does. I go check the main building to see if maybe he’s over there hanging out with a friend…nope. I text him, no answer. I call the school to see if he’s missed the bus and they tell me that they didn’t have a driver on time and the bus just left the school…20 minutes late.

I hope to not have a day like that one for awhile, but the rest of the week was still pretty crazy!

My mom turned 80 yesterday and we took her out to dinner. Coordinating 15 people is not an easy task, but we all made it and had a really nice time! I know mom enjoyed it. I came home and slept for like 12 hours.

Today has been playing catch up on scrappy things, so I’ll share what I’ve been up to!

Jaimee has some great new templates this week… Both of these pages use: Templates – Storyteller 2018 March Add-on by Just Jaimee
Storyteller 2018 March Collection by Just Jaimee

So-Cute
Templates – Storyteller 2018 March Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2018 March Collection by Just Jaimee
Moments
Templates – Storyteller 2018 March Add-on by Just Jaimee Storyteller 2018 March Collection by Just Jaimee

 

Awesome new stuff from River~Rose and Crystal Livesay this week, as well!!

Signs of Spring by Blagovesta Gosheva & River Rose Designs
Lots to Say V2 Templates by Crystal Livesay

Spring
Signs of Spring by Blagovesta Gosheva & River Rose Designs Lots to Say V2 Templates by Crystal Livesay

That’ll do it for me today! I may be back tomorrow to share some more, so until then, peace, out…

Backing it up…

I’m getting ready to back up everything on my computer from February! I’m a few days behind, but it’s still early in March. I do this every month, without fail! I have come too close to losing everything a couple of times, so now I am dedicated to backing up at the end of every month. I have two EHD’s where my photos and scrapbook pages go to live. I actually have 3, but one is full. My scrapbook kits get backed up to my big EHD. I need another back up for them as well. I would hate to lose them all, but my photos and pages are what mean the most to me.

But before I get to that, I wanted to swing by and share a few more pages!!

River~Rose and Grace Lee teamed up this week for an awesome new kit called New Chapter by River~Rose and Grace Lee and I also used this template set – Stand By Me by Crystal Livesay and Two Tiny Turtles

Graduation-Day

 

A new month also means new layouts for Simple Scrapper!! Being a part of Simple Scrapper has helped me focus on purposeful ways as far as my scrapbooking goes, and in other areas! The Simple Scrapper Premium Membership provides amazing content and support for being productive without getting bogged down.

I love being a part of the team at Simple Scrapper. I really feel like it helps me to create some meaningful, purposeful layouts and inspires me to create pages that I may not have thought of otherwise. The Premium Membership offers exclusive content and a supportive, generous, and inspiring community. Some of the benefits include a private Facebook group, Spark Magazine, chats, podcasts, sketches, and story starters. Totally awesome! And here are my pages for this month:

Coffee
Coffee Break by Just Jaimee Template from Simple Scrapper
Friends
Dear Karma No2: Innercircle Kit by Etc by Danyale and Little Butterfly Wings Template from Simple Scrapper

 

And now I am off to back that thing up! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!! Until next time, peace, out….

Marching on…

Wow, I can’t believe it is March already!! But I have to say, March makes me very happy!! I know that winter is ending, spring starts, and the time changes back to Daylight Savings Time. I think that is the happiest day of the year for me. I love the light in the evening! And that takes me back to my One Little Word that I have seriously neglected! I need to get back on my focus with that.

A new month also means BYOC at The Lilypad! Opening the store is like opening the door to spring with this BYOC! I worked with as much of it as I had time for and I absolutely adore all of it!

This one uses Then and Now Elements by Pink Reptile Designs
Then and Now Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Then and Now Templates by Pink Reptile Designs

Memories

 

This one uses Vintage Spring Papers by Etc. by Danyale
Vintage Spring Elements by Etc. by Danyale
Embroidered Alpha by Just Jaimee
Clean and Simple n29 by Sabrina’s Creations

Spring-Love

 

And this one uses Bath and Bed Elements by Lynn Grieveson
Then and Now Papers by Pink Reptile Designs
Clean and Simple n29 by Sabrina’s Creations

Bath-Time

 

I need to spend some time this weekend getting caught back up on my weekly pages! But I’ll be back tomorrow to share more new stuff! Thanks for stopping by! Peace, out…

I Want Less…

I absolutely adore Sara Gleason of Plant Your Story. Her designs are some of the most beautiful I’ve seen and she is a true story teller! She also believes that each and every one of us has a story to tell, and one that is worth telling. She is such a wonderful source of inspiration!!

She is currently doing daily prompts on her Facebook Page and her Instagram that I have been following and that I have decided might be a good jumping off point to get me writing on this blog more regularly!

Today’s prompt is I want less…. I don’t really need to follow that up with anything! I just want less…mostly stuff! It’s getting to be the time of year when my home really starts to get on my nerves. I need to clean and clean out. Closets are jam packed, cabinets and drawers are an absolute mess, and everything seems to be weighing down on me. I am in need of some serious declutter time. I usually wait until summer, but this year, I just have an overwhelming need to start tackling things.

I have also been following Landeelu on Instagram and I adore her decluttering and organizational strategies. She even has an Email Series on decluttering, as well as a Facebook Group – Clear the Clutter and Breathe. It has all been really inspirational for me and I’m hoping that I find some time soon to tackle at least one small project!!

When I first read this prompt, I was thinking I needed something deep or philosophical, but nope, not this time. I just need less stuff. That’s what’s on my mind most of all. Maybe I will even document my progress, we’ll see.

 

Moving right along…

Not so much here, but in life I guess I’m moving right along. I’m taking a class this semester on Google Classroom and Google Suite, so any and all spare time I have had has been spent on that. My new year plan for posting more regularly has kind of fallen by the wayside for right now. Maybe I need to stop thinking and planning and just do.

Anyway, I thought I’d stop by before bed time tonight and share a couple of new pages for this week.

This one is using Just Jaimee’s Storyteller 2018 – March Collection! I can’t wait to see it come to life in my PL pages!

Photo-Fun
Storyteller 2018 March Collection by Just Jaimee Templates – Storyteller 2017 June Add-on by Just Jaimee

 

And this page is using the new Perspective by River~Rose

Refocus
Perspective by River~Rose Stand by Me Collab by Crystal Livesay and Two Tiny Turtles

 

I am working on this week’s pages, but other than that my PL is up to date. I have been going back and using some older JJ templates this year, instead of the Ready to Go pages. I am kind of missing them, but looking forward to a new look in my book I just had my 2017 book printed and I am loving going through it!! Here are the last couple of weeks:

Week-6L

Week-6R

Week-7L

Week-7R

Hopefully I’ll be back soon. I’m hoping to get a planner update done in the next couple of days!! Thanks for looking!!