Monday, February 27, 2012


Scrapbooking can very easily go to the wayside these days, so when I do get a chance to scrap (and if I feel creative enough) I want to do something quick. I've been using some of Kaleigh Wiles' templates from Designer Digitals. Her part of the shop/designs are called Studio Double-D. I love her style and I love that she incorporates other designers designs in the templates. These are a couple of pages I created using some of her templates.

It snowed today! It seems like I haven't seen the white stuff sticking to the ground like this in quite awhile. We probably have about 4-5 inches. Just yesterday I noticed the crocuses in our yard, and now the poor things are buried in snow. Hopefully spring will be on it's way soon!

Jeralyn hit the 6 month mark last week! I can't believe it! And she's really changed in the last couple of weeks! Wow!

I think after my 6 weeks of recovery after surgery I will try to run again. I miss it! Actually, I miss exercising! I've done some walking here and there, but nothing crazy since I'm mending and healing.

As far as knitting goes, I'm currently working on my 5th pair of slippers.

Until next time...
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Just BE

Just be: this is a good reminder for myself right now. In fact, that reminds of of a quote I found and have been wanting to share. I'll have to post that soon.

So I am at home recovering well. Thank you, Lord! I feel like I am getting stronger each day. The incision is pretty crazy, but it's nice to have the staples out. I won't go into details, but Quent says it looks like a centipede walked across my belly. Ha! It's really nice to be home and with my family!

Jeralyn changes daily it seems. She's hilarious! Her personality is coming out more and more!

I feel so behind with everything right now, but that's to be expected.

I'm excited to get some new yarn my mother-in-law picked up for me from Frankenmuth, Michigan! I am becoming a yarn-snob!

Well, this is all for now. Have a super awesome weekend!
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Guess where I've been?

Any guesses?

The hospital.


Yeah...after a few days of feeling weird last week and checking my symptoms on WebMD,A I decided it was time to go to the ER and find out. I had surgery the next morning and now after 5 days I get to go home. As you can imagine this has been really hard on me because of my sweet baby at home. I miss her. Two hard things about of all of this is that it's forced me to stop breast feeding and I cannot lift or carry her for 6 weeks. That breaks my heart.

Anyway, I just wanted to share.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The White Stuff

This is a page I created some time in December when I was in the mood to scrap. I love when I get in those moods! I tried to scrap today, but I almost felt like I was forcing myself. Weird, aye? For this page I used my digital kit called Snowscape. It's available here. I love how the colors blend together! It was just great fun (the walk/pictures and scrapping!)!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Baby Slippers/Booties

Have I ever mentioned how much I don't really enjoy knitting socks? Well, it's pretty much the one thing I don't like to knit, which is a bummer because sock yarn looks like SO MUCH FUN! I should give socks another try though. Anyway, so I wanted to make Jeralyn a pair of slippers, but I kept on remembering when I tried over the summer to do so and it wasn't a very good experience. In other words, me + double-pointed needles + sock-like knitting = zero fun. So searching for something simple, I found this pattern. It's pretty popular! I ended up finding someone else's "interpretation" of the pattern, which is what I ended up using. Very helpful! It's great because you can pretty much make any size. You can use any size needle and any yarn. You can see what I used here.

The slippers/booties are super cute! And they stay on!

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Friday, February 3, 2012

The Big Yawn

Hello! Are you having a fabulous February so far? Instead of snow, we are getting rain, but I'm ok with that! I am looking forward to spring though. I miss going on walks. And I can't wait to take walks with Jeralyn in the stroller! And possibly push her in the jogger stroller while I run! Before I get too excited I better remind myself that it is still winter.

My little word for the year is CREATE. I'm seeing the challenge in that with a little one. Maybe it's something I just really need to make a priority.

As you can guess, we have been taking lots of pictures of our little girl. I'm going to try to not scrap all of them, but it's going to be hard not to. But maybe not since time is precious these days. The page below has pictures I just had to scrap because when Jeralyn yawns she looks so much like Quent when he yawns. I remember that really standing out to me and so I scrapped about it.

Recently, I had the first 20 weeks of her journal printed through Persnickety Prints and now those pages are in her journal. I did make my own little rendition of a page protector like I was asking about in a previous post. But I think I may need to modify it--it's kind of hilarious! I LOVE looking at those finished, printed pages in her album. I'll take pictures of what it looks like so far--soon!

I'm also finishing up some baby booties/slippers I am making for her. So I guess I have a few posts due soon!

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!
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