Friday, May 31, 2013

Rock the Hawk + Little Yellow Bicycle & Pagemaps


My friend Heathers son Conor rocked Pagemaps May issue.  How cute is this photo?  If you don't already subscribe to Pagemaps newsletter you can find the information HERE along with this months sketches HERE.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Triple Tags + Little Yellow Bicycle

I've been slacking!  I've been up to my armpits in first birthday party prep and family.  So here is a quick project up on the LYB blog last week.  I'll have party pics to post later this week!





Thursday, May 16, 2013

Poppy in my Pocket, Little Yellow Bicycle

Poppy has sprung at Little Yellow Bicycle!!!!  Poppy projects on the LYB blog this week and I believe next.  It is shipping now or you can snatch it up in the LYB shop!






Monday, May 13, 2013

What to pack in your hospital bag


I can't tell you how much research I did last year trying to figure out what was best to pack for my hospital stay.  I am a rather light packer and I was really nervous I would pack too little.  That I would just NEED that.  Turns out, for me, what I packed was just about perfect.  So I thought I would share my list of what I packed, what I missed and the whys etc.  I ended up having a c-section so natural birth moms might need more or less! 


Take your own clothes.  I went to walmart and bought 3 of those night gowns, you know the ones.  That way if I ruined them NO BIGGIE.  Toss those bad boys in the trash.  I also packed cozy socks, a sports bra or nursing bra something with no metal and no plastic.  I wore mine the whole time I was in labor and right into the OR.  It was great.  Pack undies for going home ONLY.  Wear those yucky ones they give you.  Especially if you have a c-section!  An outfit to go home in, slippers or flip flops.  I also packed a hoodie. 


I took my own shampoo and conditioner.  I packed those olay face clothes since they are dry and easy to just wash up if you have to.  Tooth brush, paste etc.  Either use the hospitals soap or bring just plain SOAP.  C-section....again you do not want to wash up with stuff that has anything in it.  trust me! Feminine stuff, they will have it all for you.  If they don't they will get it for you.  I packed a tub of mascara, chap stick and tinted moisturizer.  I still looked like hell so there ya go :)

Baby stuff:

You really need nothing.  They will give you everything you need for your baby.  I took 2 outfits to go home in.  One in size newborn and one in 0-3 since we didn't know what would fit.  We took our special blanket to go home in and the car seat.  Thats it. 




-ipad/laptop although I didn't use mine at all.  I was far too busy.

-pillow & blanket for yourself and one for your husband.

-a sleep mask, the best.

-scrapbookers take an extra piece of paper and most hospitals will stamp their feet for you when they do the birth certificate.  if you want.  I forgot!

-we didn't take our boppy pillow, but I know lots of people take that with them.  

In all we had 1 medium suitcase and our pillows and stuff.  Do not take your purse or your pump.  I put my ID and INS card in my husbands wallet.  The hospital will supply you with a pump and everything you need for it.  Plus give you the parts to take home to use!  Hopefully someone in the blogsphere will find this helpful.  I have several posts I've been meaning to do about mommyhood and babies.  I am going to try my best to get on those!




Saturday, May 11, 2013

Parker at 11 Months

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well here we are.  11 months.  In two weeks my baby will be a year old.  Holy smokes!  At 11 months she weighs 24lbs and is roughly 30" tall.  She has count um 10 teeth.  She is practically running.  She says dada, mama, dog, car and ut oh.  She is loving climbing on stuff and driving me crazy.

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how 3/4 of her photos turn out these days.

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I had to bribe her with Cheerios on my picture ledge for her booty shot.

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and on this day, we had pigtails.

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and here is her 10 month baby book installment.  Made with more 5th & Frolic. 


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Our Everyday + Paper Issues

Our everyday........a hodge podge of stuff.  Allison Kreft for Websters, Crate Paper, Elle's Studio and some others.   All things I bought in the Paper Issues store.

The newest issue is up on the Paper Issues blog and is sponsored by Pink Paislee.  Link up your PP projects or Mothers day projects for a chance to win two prize packs from Pink Paislee.  Also if you stop by the shop be sure to use my code up top for a 20% off discount!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Not Your Average Mommy + Elle's Studio


it's very rare for me to scrap myself.  I took this selfie on my way to my one and only girls night out since Parker has been born.  I seriously need to get out more.  





I used Elle's Studios new Serendipity line plus her limited edition vellum kit.  I added some other bits and bobs.  I also hand stitched.  Hell frozen over. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

NSD -- American Crafts BLOG HOP!


Welcome everyone to the 2013 National Scrapbooking Day American Crafts blog hop!  You can be sure to enjoy all the challenges and creations along the way.


For my challenge create a project using a double ombre.  I chose the papers by Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm that were already ombre for me!  I punched my butterflies and layered them in order of color.  I also pulled out the DIY Thickers!  Those things are pretty cool!



What would a blog hop be without a giveaway.  Stop by every ones blog and go straight back to American Crafts to be entered to win the HUGE prize pack there!  I will be giving away a prize pack of Amy Tangerines Yes Please stamps and stitching kit.

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Next up on the hop is Monika

Paige Evans

Jill Cornell

Corrie Jones

Patricia Roebuck

Leslie Ashe

Becky Williams

Jen Chesnick <---you are here

Monika Głód

Heather Leopard

Andrea Budjack

Allison Waken

Kimberly Neddo

Diana Waite

Leah Farquharson

Michiko Kato

Melissa Mann

Angie Gutshall

Erin Stewart

Carina Lindholm

Lilith Eeckels

Sophie Crespy

American Crafts