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My Week According to My iPhone

That's cool, I don't need any luck

That’s cool, I don’t need any luck

That's more like it

That’s more like it

It appears that my genius child is on the fast track to crawling.  I believe that my days of setting him down and walking away are now numbered

It appears that my genius child is on the fast track to crawling. I believe that my days of setting him down and walking away are now numbered

We have a little bit of an attitude this morning, do we?

We have a little bit of an attitude this morning, do we?

What you can't see, is that he's staring at the TV while he eats the chair of his jumper

What you can’t see, is that he’s staring at the TV while he eats the chair of his jumper

...and then we had a dinner guest join us at the table!  Every night now, Lucas sits in his highchair at the table with us for dinner.  Not too long now and he'll get something other than milk

…and then we had a dinner guest join us at the table! Every night now, Lucas sits in his highchair at the table with us for dinner. Not too long now and he’ll get something other than milk

Play, play, play, play, play, crash.

Play, play, play, play, play, crash.

He got his shots at his 4 month well visit at the doctor so we spent all day Monday in our jammies cuddling in the big bed and watching the DVR and taking baby tylenol every 4 hours (a little but for baby, a lot a bit for mommy).

He got his shots at his 4 month well visit at the doctor so we spent all day Monday in our jammies cuddling in the big bed and watching the DVR and taking baby Tylenol every 4 hours (a little but for baby, a lot a bit for mommy).

Lucas thought diaper changes were too easy, so he started rolling over when we set him down.  Thoughtful of him to add a new challenge to a poopy diaper

Lucas thought diaper changes were too easy, so he started rolling over when we set him down. Thoughtful of him to add a new challenge to a poopy diaper

If you can't have fun with your kids, they are of no use to you for at least 18 years.

If you can’t have fun with your kids, they are of no use to you for at least 18 years.

Uncle Miguel bought Lucas an "Oball" that he loooooooves.  In fact, he loves it so much that he plays with it, sleeps with it, and we had to find a way to attach it to his car seat so he can travel with it.  If we ever loose this, we're in trouble

Uncle Miguel bought Lucas an “Oball” that he loooooooves. In fact, he loves it so much that he plays with it, sleeps with it, and we had to find a way to attach it to his car seat so he can travel with it. If we ever loose this, we’re in trouble

A little morning play time on the floor

A little morning play time on the floor

Best.  Sheets.  Ever.  (baby not included).  Have you ever tried to change a crib sheet in the middle of the night?  Or at 2 o'clock in the daylight?  Doesn't matter when it is, you have to take everything out of the crib and the sides, physically pull the whole mattress out, and then change the sheet and try to get the mattress in without shifting the bedskirt or the baby monitor sensor that goes below our mattress.  It's a 2 person job.  But then I found this gem that changed my life.  It's a big pocket that goes around the whole mattress with a zipper around the outside.  Now all I do is reach in the crib, unzip the top and zip a new one on.  Why doesn't anyone ever gift these at baby showers?!  I'm giving it every time now.  Moms: after the first time you're forced to change a crib sheet in the middle of the night, do yourself a favor.

Best. Sheets. Ever. (baby not included). Have you ever tried to change a crib sheet in the middle of the night? Or at 2 o’clock in the daylight? Doesn’t matter when it is, you have to take everything out of the crib and the sides, physically pull the whole mattress out, and then change the sheet and try to get the mattress in without shifting the bedskirt or the baby monitor sensor that goes below our mattress. It’s a 2 person job. But then I found this gem that changed my life. It’s a big pocket that goes around the whole mattress with a zipper around the outside. Now all I do is reach in the crib, unzip the top and zip a new one on. Why doesn’t anyone ever gift these at baby showers?! I’m giving it every time now. Moms: after the first time you’re forced to change a crib sheet in the middle of the night, do yourself a favor.

I started scrapbooking again.  I'm still looking for a desk, but that hasn't stopped me from spending some quality time doing what I love alone during nap times.

I started scrapbooking again! I’m still looking for a desk, but that hasn’t stopped me from spending some quality time doing what I love alone during nap times.

And then it snowed, which is really weird because it never does that here (eyeroll)

And then it snowed, which is really weird because it never does that here (eyeroll)

 

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Weekend Update

So you know how I’ve been saying that I’m experimenting with all of these crafting projects?  Well, I feel like I’ve completely fallen off of the wagon.  I’m knee deep in a scrapbook, 2 diaper cakes (that I’ve sold!!), 200 hand made paper leaves for Marissa’s wedding, and Jessica is on her way over to make 30 valentine’s for her son’s class.

 

Meanwhile, Sunday’s usually suck because I know that I have to go to work tomorrow.  HOWEVER, I have tomorrow OFF!!!!!  I’m seriously loving this stay-at-home thing.  I have a turkey breast defrosting to make honey mustard glazed turkey for dinner, a stack of coupons that I clipped out of today’s paper, and an afternoon of crafting ahead of me.  I feel like I have grasped my domestic goddess title.

Holy Scrapbook

I don’t mean to alarm anybody, but the scrapbook apocalypse has arrived and my office is ground zero.

 

I’ve been all about finding creative outlets for myself and since diaper cakes are on a small hiatus until I get past my stabby attitude towards babies, scrap books seemed like the next logical step.  I mean, who really wants a diaper cake full of small, sharp objects and unlocked pill bottles?  Nobody.  But who wants a scrap book of our honeymoon?  Well, Angel will eventually but he’s not allowed near the office so he doesn’t know it yet.

 

I have been hunting Cricut machines like they are elephant tusks for an ivory market, just waiting for one to go on sale because even I have  my limits.  Today I found one for half off and I damn near killed someone trying to get to my computer to order it before they went out of stock.  Do you see what my quest for creativity is doing to me?  It should be here by Tuesday at the latest.  I would love to say that I’ll blog about it immediately, but given my current track record I’m going to call in sick to work so I can spend a full 18 hours using it before I tuck it in bed with me for the night so it may be a few days before you hear about it’s glory.  Besides, this will allow me sufficient time to come up with a proper name.  All amazing gadgets must be named (see: My Kitchen Aid mixer named Hello Kitchy.  Trust me, once you use one of those naming it won’t sound so weird).

 

I’m too excited about my Cricut machine and scrapbook to sleep…. But such is the life of a starving artist (speaking of, I may have been too distracted to stop for dinner…. I can’t remember).