Something to think about…

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Today I opened a book, and the very first question was, “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” My first thought was literally, “Ummm…” Shocking, I know! But it seriously made me think.
Can I count this morning when I tried to fix my Mac and failed miserably? Or do I count last month when I flew to Phoenix for work and went to a seminar in a new location? In my opinion, it all counts!

Here’s an example for you. Have ever laid on the ground, in the rain, to take a picture of a pinecone or a flower? Bam! There’s something new for you to try! I did it and look at how it turned out! I love it!

Every time you try something new, go somewhere new, taste something new, learn something new, whatever it is… you grow. So why not make it a goal to do or try something new at least once a month? Or for those go-getters, once a week! What are you waiting for? Give it a try!

Going home

Have you ever thought about what the phrase, “Going Home” means to you? It can mean different things for different reasons, but for me, right now, it’s coming back to my blog. Blogging is something I love to do! It’s relaxing and a form of journaling for me. This is my New Year’s resolution. It doesn’t mean it will happen everyday, but it does mean I will make a conscious effort to be more consistent. So I thought what better way than to start it with Christmas! Even though it feels like the boys spent most of their time running from the camera, I love the photos we did get!

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I seriously love these stockings! We don’t have many decorations, but I do treasure what we have.


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My mom spent Christmas with us. One of the gifts from her was this years puzzle! Every year we build a puzzle and have to have it completed by 12:00am New Years day or no one goes to bed! 🙂


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My awesome hubby! Love him!


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I love that Taylor still believes in Santa Claus! In the left photo he was watching the “Santa Tracker” until he fell asleep on Christmas Eve. On Christmas morning he got exactly what he wanted!


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Meet Bombur! It took Taylor exactly 3 seconds to name him. lol. Does anyone know who he named him after? Bombur is a white and cream, Russian Dwarf Hamster who has red eyes! Taylor said he was perfect!


Christmas-6Trevor and Logan opening presents from their grandparents. My present has a story behind it. For almost 3 years now, the chair at my desk has been missing a foot. So if I didn’t balance exactly right both the chair and I would end up on the floor. Although it was a good ab workout, I’m so happy to have a chair that has all of it’s feet!

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If they aren’t hiding from the camera then they are making faces. The chip in logan’s mouth makes his teeth look huge!

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Don’t let Cocoa’s cute “ewok” face full you! She drives me crazy!

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What they do best… play games, with Emmy’s picture she drew for us in the background. Thank you Emmy!

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The puzzle from grandma!

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Don’t tell her we already finished it!  🙂

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And finally, our proof that we attempted to take a photo for a Christmas card. I put someone else in charge of pushing the button… lol. Maybe next year! From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

Valentine’s Day Bingo Cards

This weekend I made up some Bingo cards for my son’s school party this week. And since there will only be 6-7 kids rotating through at a time, there are 7 pre-made 5×7 cards, and 1 blank 5×7 card. Instead of #’s, I used “conversation heart” phrases. Fun, right?! My boys have already been playing with them!

To download the free cards, just click HERE!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!



White

I love using word prompts to inspire photographs. This week, over on Kristi and Rebeccas Blogs, they are using the words white/minimal! And since there is nothing but White outside, I am all in! They may not be minimal, but the pictures are too fun not to use! lol. When it snows, usually Logan is in charge of getting the driveway and sidewalks shoveled. But lately he’s decided that it’s way more fun to make his brothers do it with him. Because he uses the snow blowing shovel and they use normal snow shovels…

We are getting some pretty big icicles from all of these storms!

Want to see more pictures? Just click this link:

Nurture Photography - Winter 2013 Photo Challenge

Template Twist

Introducing my new template system!
Template Twist is actually ONE template with over 20 options! And you can mix those up for even more options!
Fun, right?! Here’s a look:

Here’s what I did with them:

Plus, now through January 31st, you will get a free gift with your purchase! Click HERE for more info!

Fly High

I’ve got another new “Everyday Moments” kit at Scrap Takeout! All of the pieces can be purchased separately, or you can save money by  purchasing the bundle! All of my Everyday Moments kits can be mixed and matched with the other designers at Scrap Takeout! Just look for the label!

For a chance to win the whole bundle, just leave a comment by clicking HERE!

My Crazy Life Pages

I’m loving all the fun pages I’m seeing that were created with my newest kit, My Crazy Life. Here is some from my awesome Creative Team, for a little inspiration!

by Christelle:

by Cristiana:

by Rachel:

by Erin:

by Dona:

by Kelly:

by Linda:

and one from me:

You can still pick up the kit for 20% off! Just click HERE!


My Crazy Life!

I’m kicking off the New Year with a fun new kit! Life can get a little crazy, but it’s your life! Embrace it! My Crazy Life is on sale this weekend at Scraptakeout.com.

Santa’s Bag @ ScrapTakeout.com

Santa Claus has arrived at STO and had a bag full of goodies for you! Every day will bring a new goodie… whether it be a coupon, freebie or deal! Each goodie will only be good for 24 hours, so don’t miss out… Just click on the photo to check it out!

Magic Stars at MyMemories!

Are you looking for some cute Christmas decorations that are fun to make with the kids? Now through December 10th, you can grab these star templates for Free! If you are not using the MyMemories Suite Software, you can still download them, but be sure to read the notes in the store, before you do! Take a look at these:

The Blue Star: http://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=SRHD-CT-1126-24924

Red Star: http://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=SRHD-CT-1126-24922

Green Star: http://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=SRHD-CT-1126-24923

You can find “How To” Instructions Here:

http://www.mymemories.com/craftables/star