Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pretty Little Studio | Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you to everyone who visited our Pretty Little Studio Blog Hop!  I hope you all
enjoyed the inspiration and wonderful projects created by the team!
... on to the important stuff ;)  ... the winner of the $10 gift certificate to the PLS store...




Blogger Comment:
Cyndi S said...
Very cute.

Congratulations, Cyndi!  I'll get your coupon code to you right away ;)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ella Publishing Blog Hop | Card Inspiration

Happy Monday!
It's another Blog Hop!  This time we're playing along with the Ella Publishing Team.
Ella has a new eBook titled 31 Thank You Cards and it's packed full of gorgeous cards
and inspiration!



















The Ella Team is sharing their creations inspired from the eBook, favorite thank you
cards and more!  Here's one of my favorite thank you cards ;)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(Supplies:  Pretty Little Studio's Clowning Around Collection and American Crafts
Stickers, Bazzill Cardstock)

If you'd like to grab a copy of  Ella's 31 Thank You Cards, be sure to use the code
CARDHOP for $2 off your purchase, compliments of Ella Publishing! ;)  *cannot be
combined with any other coupon code or gift certificate. one per customer. expires 12/10

Be sure to drop by the Ella Team Blogs here:
Brenda  |  Diana  | Donna  | Francine  |  Jenni  |  Jennifer  | Keshet  | Monika  | Valerie

Thanks for dropping by! ;)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pretty Little Studio | Jingle Bells Blog Hop!











Happy December!
The Pretty Little Studio Design Team is hosting a blog hop today!  They're
sharing lots of new projects, inspiration and showcasing the adorable new
Jingle Bells line from PLS.
... And, you have a chance to get an early Christmas present!  Have you been
good? ;)  Each Design Team member is giving away a $10 Pretty Little Studio
gift certificate on her blog!  So, the more you "hop", the more chances you have
to win!
... That's not all!  After you've had a chance to look at all of their amazing
projects, head over to the Pretty Little Studio Blog and enter for a chance to win
the GRAND PRIZE!  Melissa is giving away a $25 gift certificate to the store -
so you can shop early and get yourself a little Christmas present ;)

Like these papers...






















The newspaper print is by far my favorite!  And so much fun to pair with the green.


































The vintage tags and flags are perfect embellishments for all the cards I need to
make this year.  Not to mention, they're just plain adorable ;)

Ok!  You've got alot of "hopping" to do and so many cute projects to see!
Visit the Pretty Little Studio Design Team Members Here:
**Don't forget to leave a comment HERE!
You'll be entered into the drawing for a $10 gift certificate to the Pretty Little Studio store!
  (*comments will close at midnight on monday, december 5th)
Happy Holidays! xoxo

Monday, August 15, 2011

( First Day of Kindergarten! )

Hello August, late nights, early mornings ...... and Kindergarten!
Blogland took a little back seat this past month, mostly due to alot of family,
celebrations, birthdays and a little chaos of work.  But, I wouldn't dare let any
of that interfere with sharing these adorable pictures ....























I was sitting in our living room about three nights ago, thinking about the fact that
we now have two FIVE year olds ;) How did that happen? (don't worry, birthday
photos are coming up soon!) And it occurred to me that we would be going to the
first day of kindergarten on Monday.
I am so excited for Drew and Macey to be starting this new venture. They read
every book on the shelf, they count to 120 just for fun, they have become little sponges
and absorb every detail that you can teach them. I love watching them learn. And, this
new, exciting time is just the beginning ;)













... let's hope she didn't make that face during class today! ;)
So, here we are - in school!  Can you believe it?!  I'm looking forward to them
coming home every day and teaching us a few things.






















Scrappy stuff and birthday party photos coming up!  xoxoxo

Friday, July 22, 2011

( Call Me | Pretty Little Studio Antique Store )

this blog needs some scrappy stuff!
it's feeling very 'summery' around here with this very chic, yellow and black color
combo and my obsession for polka dots is pretty obvious ;)






















... the lovely yellow paper, telephone and vintage card are all from the Antique Store
Collection at Pretty Little Studio






















... i've had those vintage letter stickers for probably as long as i've been scrapping (no
kidding!), so glad they came in handy! ;)
thanks for takin' a peek!  happy weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

( Swimming Lessons | Round Two )

We're on round two of swim lessons for our little fish.  And, let me tell ya, there are
times that I couldn't believe what I was seeing!






















Diving (or jumping or belly flopping!) into the pool, off the diving board; treading water;
actual swimming from the center of the pool to the edge; diving from the side of the pool;
and I think I even saw a breast stroke in there ;)  Practice, practice, practice!






















(giggle!) This pictures makes me laugh!  It looks like she's saying a little prayer before
she jumps in!
We're doing 'bobs' - in the water, out of the water, in the water, out of the water, deep
breath and repeat ;)  And, floating on our backs!












We're so excited to see them make progress and enjoy swimming so much.  Tomorrow
is the last day of our two week lesson, through school, but I have a feeling we'll be
signing up another round! ;)






















Look at Drew go! ;)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

( Wordless Wednesday | Chicago! Go Cubs! )























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... birthday celebration, day 2.  in chicago.  go cubs!
 
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