I'm Baaa-aaack!!

I already have post-vacation blues from our trip to Park City. :( It just wasn't long enough, and I'm realizing that we need to get away just as a couple and with the kids more often. Even if it's just for a Saturday adventure. Brett was sick for the first day and a half. (We've been overcoming a very yucky virus.) But the condo we stayed at was perfect: a separate bedroom, a kitchenette, and a soft couch for naps, which was good since it poured almost the whole time. We didn't care because the condo was such a retreat though and it made everything green, green, green.
We hit the outlets, and I ended up with some cute tops for Kate for school (I find that if I shop for her a little at a time that I can find what she needs without killing the budget). But mostly I just read. Here are the books that I read, that I loved: Thornspell by Helen Lowe, Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, and Enna Burning also by Shannon Hale. I love a good fairytell retelling or fantasy book, and these were great!!

The Garden went up today. I had one more thematic layout for the "mini" theme. I chose to do mini photos and tags. I stamped the little tags and hung them from the open scallop border punch. It was strangely relaxing work. LOL! You can see the supplies here at 2Peas.

Speaking of "minis" . . . thank you for participating with me in my first Mini Album class at 2Peas. The response was amazing! I really love mini albums for telling a shorter story. Easily completed and a finished album--that certainly can't be beat! Don't miss out on two new classes this week: Kelli Crowe's "Truck" album and Jennifer McGuire's first week on inking.

And then for the seasonal layout of "wedding" I chose to focus on some of the hilarious things my little guy has said about marriage. Things like wanting to either marry his sister or I. How cute is that?!! You can also see the supplies here at 2Peas.

One last layout share before I let you go. LOL! This was my last layout I created for the Hero Arts/Quickutz blog share. I hope some of you won some good prizes. I wonder who won the Silhouette Machine. That is SOME PRIZE!! :)

Well, I'm off to clean the house, finish up the laundry, and try to ease back into the swing of things. Hope you had a nice weekend!!


  1. Oh Jen, I always LOVE your work. Your journaling is just so thoughtful and heartfelt. I love it. :) What beautiful pages you've made.

  2. Anonymous8:36 PM

    Hey girl! You caught me by surprise lookin' at these lo's. Usually I can tell your layouts right away, but these last two took me by surprise. They're a little different from your norm aren't they? Well I LOVE them! You could scrap a layout about cat poop and make it look great! You da bomb baby! ;)

  3. That is too great! Funny stuff.


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