Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top Ten 2011

Because my body refuses to sleep I decided to go ahead and participate in the My Memories last challenge for 2011. It was to scrap your top 10 moments of the year. Luckily I had just pulled all the pictures together for the photo album and this made it pretty easy to put together. So what were your top 10 moments for the year?

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Year in the Life of Laci Lawson

I know I have told you I have been busy... and well I have.

Below is the 27 total pages/cover/spine from the Year in the Life of Laci Lawson book using the My Memories Software... First let me just say how excited I was to finish this. The software was so easy to use and I got this book done relatively fast. Oh, and in no way was this a sponsored post... I did win a facebook giveaway for a free version 3 of the software, but I wasn't contacted by them to do things and credit them.

Now I must say, there is still some editing to be done and some proofing, but for the most part the book is 99% done and almost ready for printing. What do you think? Any suggestions, changes or thoughts. I LOVE comments by the way and can't wait to hear what you think!

To see the pages up close you can go here or you can click on one of the pictures above and then click through each page.

Really though... what do you think?

TTFN ~ <3

Monday, December 19, 2011

(3) Back Walkovers & Scarfs

I have been so busy lately with gifts... here are some of the 40 scarfs I made as well as a video of Laci doing her new skill. We are so proud of her, and momma is tired of making scarfs. Couple that with my clumsiness last night and falling down the stairs and my rear end also hurts. Talk about a bruised ego. Ha...

Luckily I didn't get seriously hurt.

Anyways, on to the more interesting stuff. Here is a video of my little Laci at 4.5 doing (3) back walkovers in a row. Now she just has to get them a little faster.

Here are some of the 40 scarfs I made:

Hope you are having a great holiday season.... Until next time...


Thursday, December 15, 2011

What I have been up to and Doodle our Elf on the Shelf

I know you are probably wondering what the reason for my long break has been. Well I can tell you that I am so incredibly busy with Laci doing cheer, me doing the team gifts, and trying to get all of Christmas rounded up.

As far as cheer goes I have so many posts that I need to do about the team gifts yet I really don't have the time to do them. But, hubby snapped this adorable picture of Laci on Saturday at the competition (she looks so grown up)... which they won, and I love it! I also bought a couple others. They are just so stinkin' cute!




I love it! All of it, and Laci is doing so stinkin good!

Anyways, we have an Elf on the Shelf. His name is Doodle and he has been getting into lots of stuff this year. Here are some of the things he has done.

Made a snow angel (er... elf angel) out of sugar:

Had a tea party:

Zip lined in the living room:

Thought it was Easter and had an Easter egg hunt for Laci:

Colored our milk green:

Colored a picture for Laci and left her new crayons:

Had a snowball fight:

Toiled papered our tree:

Made an Elf yourself video of the three of us:

Gone fishing in the Living Room:

There are other things that Doodle has done, like sleep in a tissue box and ride in the Barbie car. Hopefully if you have an elf I have given them some fun ideas.

Sorry I haven't been doing the linky party, I really just don't have the time to do it and don't want to do it 1/2 way. Hope you will all forgive me. I heart you!

Till the next 10 free minutes!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Heat Press Vinyl Shirt

I absolutely love to make stuff for my daughter and haven't had the time to lately. I am super thrilled that I had the nerve to finally try the heat press vinyl. It is less messy than paint and is super cute. I can't wait to give other designs a whirl and also bedazzle some of the shirts as well. I have the stuff to do it and they will be so cute when I am done.

So I get all of my vinyl and heat press vinyl from Nick is awesome and if you find a better deal he has a price guarantee. I have already purchased over 3 times and will be a forever customer. The stuff ships quickly and he is ALWAYS willing to talk to you 24/7 if needed. Note: I am not being paid or given anything to say this... they are just that super awesome!

Anyways, so I got my box yesterday and didn't have the chance to do anything until tonight. I decided to do a Christmas shirt and played around with some of the Silhouette designs that I purchased and came up with this:

Christmas Shirt

Here is a close up of it...
Close Up

Didn't it turn out great? I love it! I can't wait for Laci to wear it! What have you been doing to get into the Christmas spirit?


**I love comments and would love to hear from you!**

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday #81

Ok so I totally have (3) awesome features!

First is the super adorable t-shirt scarf that is made by Made in a Day! I LOVE IT and can't wait to get some t-shirts so that I can do this!

I totally love the knock off of a knock off pillow that was made by Tales of a Trophy Wife. I would love to have these on my couch! My current throw pillows are in bad shape after 3 years! These look quick easy, fun and you could do them for any season. For instance valentines you could do some with hearts that say LOVE, HEART, BE MINE... for St. Patty's Day you could do, CLOVER, LUCKY, GREEN... for 4th of July you could do STARS, STRIPES, AMERICA... you get the point... they are CUTE girly! I love them!

Last I was floored at this uh-mazing desk re-do. It is beautiful! Milk and Main Furniture Remodeling did a fantastic job on their distressed birdy desk and chair combo. Great job!

Thank you to all of my features make sure you grab your featured button and to everyone who participated go link up this week!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Make sure to go enter over at Cute as a Fox for the $100.00 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Wouldn't that be great for some extra spending money for Christmas! You know it is!

Team Phoenix entered this as their last Rice Krispie Challenge... I love it!

Good luck to the team, and make sure to enter for a chance to win the Visa Gift Card!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ISCCT & Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone has an awesome thanksgiving! Enjoy your family, friends, the food, etc!!!

This week I am going to just extend last weeks since it is Thanksgiving, so go here... To make an entry this week! Again have a great thanksgiving!!!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Itty Bitty Kitty Sign

So the Itty Bitty Kitty Coaches challenged the parents to a sign contest. The prize? A $5.00 gift certificate to McDonalds... so 2 trips to Hobby Lobby and about $45 later...

Here is my sign:

Isn't it pretty! Needless to say there is a massive amount of glitter on my kitchen floor! Oh and yes those are lights you see... plus they blink too!

You can see the blinky goodness here:

Oh I am so proud of myself... I got video to work on my blog... Woot! Go me!

But I love it! Can't wait to hear what you think...


Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday #80

My life has been one big ball of busy this past couple of months. I will never ever volunteer to be the gift person ever again... EVER. I may offer to help, but will NOT be in charge. Heck last night my sister goes "you know Holden isn't going to be able to wear those onsies forever" To which I should have replied... do you know the last time I made something for Laci to wear? It has been since like the spring. I hate it! I want to do stuff for her and simply DON'T have time... So I guess I get to neglect making things for my kid because yours is more important... Don't mine me, I am in a crummy mood and haven't had enough coffee...

Anyways, in an attempt to finish what I have started here are two awesome features.

The first one comes from An Irish Italian Blessing who shows us how to make an adorable centerpiece, front door decoration, half wall decoration, you name it... it could probably go there with ease... It is a GLITTER PUMPKIN!!! Any of you that personally know me know how much I love glitter and just how much is currently on my kitchen floor. So if you want something else to do before people come to your house for thanksgiving go make this adorable thing! But as a warning... do it outside or in the garage... it could be messy!

The next thing comes to us from Lady with the Red Rocker... They are Sugar Cookie Bars with Cream-Cheese Butter Frosting! Can we all say delish?!?! So if you are in need of a pitty party (raising my hand) or just want a delish treat to share, go cook up a tasty storm!

To my two features grab a button... they may be my last ones to hand out for a while. I am still not sure if I am going to continue through yet...


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

IBK Gift #3

So the girls had their first competition this past weekend... They came in second and really did a great job!

First up here is my munchkin at competition...

Here is the pyramid (Laci is in the middle on top)...

Yes she is 4! Isn't that uh-mazing and cute!

Anyways, the first competition gift we gave were personalized clipboard cases:

I really meant to take a picture of all 16 of them together, but time got the better of me, and I forgot... but I don't ever wish to do them again, so I am ok. :o)

We do have one boy on the team and I couldn't do the cheerleader on the thing... I thought it would be too girly, so I did this:

What do you think? Each clipboard case had an 8 pack of crayons inside and 10 coloring pages. I think they turned out awesome! Don't you? I have lots of work to do on the next couple gifts, but they are getting there!

Can't wait to hear what you think!


Friday, November 11, 2011

Bobcats Gift #1

So my craftiness has spread and other teams have asked for my help... I am not good at saying no. I suck at it dude! Why?!? Because I love crafts, know I can help, and make a lot of kids gifts rock...

So when my friend asked me to help with her daughter's team gifts I couldn't say no. The first gift I helped her with is their water bottles... We used my cricut and other software to cut out the vinyl. Didn't they turn out cute!?!

On the back middle bottom we put their name:

I think they turned out great! What do you think?


Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's Stinkin Cute Craft Thursday #79

I am posting (3) quick features because I am hungry and want one of them so stinkin bad, and the other two are just adorable!

I am incredibly hungry and would love the Cinnamon Roll Cake by Sew Fantastic! I could literally jump through my screen and invite myself into your kitchen that is how yummy it looks!!!

Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom made an adorable rainbow princess dress. You are inspiring and I would love nothing more than to make Laci a dress from scratch. This is just beautiful! What a wonderful job!

Diary of a Crafty Lady has made me feel like a slacker since I bought a Jessie Costume for Laci... luckily she decided at the last minute to go as Bat Girl, because didn't look near as cute as her little munchkin! I love it! Such a great job!

Ladies you have done an amazing job! Grab a featured button. Thank you to everyone who is and has participated. It keeps me going!