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Monday, September 26, 2011

10 things i love...

here are 10 little things that i love and want to share...


this little lady's outfit.
the crochet bow.
the little t.
the skirt.
so stinking cute.


picker sisters.
it's a show on lifetime.
they hunt for junk/treasures.
they create beautiful furniture and home decor out of it
for their great store in LA.
the show rocks.
i'm hooked.


these windows.


this retail space.
love all the decor.
especially the mirror.
would love to shop here.


all of these outfits.
gotta love fall fashion.
love love that second look.


these little vintage outfits.
super cute.


this movie.
all good things.
based on a true story.
so flippin good.
so good.
oh and one last thing.
ryan gosling.


these colored letterpress blocks.
they are so great.
i need em.


these three layouts from the october afternoon blog.
they are all great.
love the last one especially.


love this little crafting space.
those metal bins kick butt.
love this whole look.

today was one of those lazy days.
shane and i did nothing.
absolutely nothing.
except lay around.
be lazy.
eat terrible.
now, i know i won't be able to go to sleep.
very early.
which isn't good tonite.
i got a job.
i start tomorrow.
i'm nervous.
it's the first job i've ever had
that i don't know what to expect.
i know a few of  the people that work there.
they are great.
i expect that i will love it.
now, if i only i can have a decent bed time.

hope you have a beautiful tuesday.

until next time...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

blog your heart ...

so while checking a few blogs today,
i stumbled across a challenge.

it is called blog your heart.
and a lot of ladies in the creative world
 have participated in it on their blogs today.

it is kinda like a little movement to be real.
and NOT feel guilty about it.

they all got very very personal.
some people talked about loss, death, troubled marriages,
troubled children, and troubled faith.

while i may not get too deep,
i am going to give a crack at this little challenge.

here goes...

i am at a good place right now.
i say surprisingly because of the circumstances.
a few years ago, under these circumstances,
i would have fallen apart,
lost it, not been able to cope.
right now, i am feeling great, awesome actually.
i feel like i am going to be just fine.
i am fine.
i feel like i am finally letting god be god.
and learning to trust.
i feel like im getting rid of all the wrong people and things
and clinging to all the right ones.
i feel like i'm growing.
it's a great feeling.

my marriage has changed quite a lot in the last month or so.
shane and i have taken on a different marriage it seems.
life has forced me to rely on him and trust him and depend on him.
you wouldn't believe how happy that makes a man.
he is learning to listen and follow directions. :)
you would believe how happy that makes a woman.
we are definately gettin the hang of this marriage thing.
i think we are doin a pretty good job.

i love my god.
i love him so much.
he is so good.
i often don't give him enough credit.
enough time.
enough worship and praise.
i yearn to be in his presence.
in his will.
i want to have a testimony.
i want to be able to relate to people
about how he has worked in my life.
i am giving him all control.

i miss my family TONS lately.
i miss my brothers.
i miss us sitting around the living room.
making fun of my parents.
venting about my parents.
i miss my parents.
i miss being able to run to my mom with every little thing.
i miss my dad making a joke of everything.
i miss meeting up with everyone at the kitchen table
and laughing and just having some QT.
i love shane and i's little fam of 2
but boy do i miss my other family of 5.
just that everyday stuff with them.
i miss em.

i have been emotional lately.
crying about the stupidest things.
like the pet commercial with that sarah mccloglin song.
like today i cried during supernanny.
i mean just crying for the most random reasons.
the other day shane was like,
what is the deal?
i don't know.
is it hormones.
is it just ridiculousness.
who knows.
who cares.
it's okay to let it out every now and again.
even if it's during supernanny.

been learning to find joy in the little things lately.
feel like so many peeps keep waiting for the next step,
the next phase.
lately, i have been taught to slow down.
to ALWAYS find something to be happy about.
to look forward to.
to notice the little things.
the tiny things.
the things that always seem to go unnoticed.

okay so that is my part of the challenge.
on to other things:
vera, me, and lots of other close friends
are heading out to scrapfest tomorrow.
yes we are such geeks.
my car is full to the brim.
i am so excited to have some time with the ladies.
to be able to drink lots of starbucks and hopefully make
lots of pretty things.
i will post pics when i get home.

hope you are all signing up for our holiday event.
if you haven't get to it people!!!!

see ya soon!

Monday, September 12, 2011


today i spent the day with my little lovey.
aka miss ella grace.

she is such a delight.

shane and i are her godparents and
we have had the pleasure of babysitting her a lot lately.
that is definately the plus side to not having a job.
if there is one.
hey gotta look at the glass half full right.

we had such a great little day with her today.
we took a long nap.
we went spend some time at my grandparents' house.
we also took lots of pics.

i have been wanting some new pics for her scrapbook
so today i decided to snap a few.
i guess a few is an understatement.
here are some.

my grandparents have the most beautiful backyard.
it's great for pics.
so is my maw maw's old blue sheet.
i love it so much.

i also realized today that our new couch is great for pics too.
so, of course, we took a few at our house.


i know it's a bit much.
but you can never have too many pics of a cute, chubby baby.

that was pretty much our day today.
we get to hang out again on wednesday.

in other news, vera and i opened registration for our event.
check out the blog and get yourself signed up!

we are also super excited because
we are heading out early thursday morning for scrapfest.
we are staying with some great friends in a cozy little cabin.
we are hoping to make lots of pretty things.
i can't wait.

oh by the way, did you guys know that missoni is hitting target tomorrow.
missioni is a great designer that is bringing his goodies to target.
how could you miss the cute commercials.
anyways, i will be there tomorrow morning to check it out!

i love these kinda weeks
when there are lots of little joys to look forward to.

sorry if this was a bore of a post but
i just wanted to share.

have a beautiful tuesday.

till next time...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

my little space...

so recently i made a few re-arrangements in my scraproom.

shane and i finally got rid of some furniture we have had since college.
we moved stuff all around the apartment and the scraproom was moved around too.

like i've said before, we rent so there is little i can do, but
i try to make each room as cozy as possible.

here are some pics of the space where i create.

(please excuse the quality of the photos.)


 i like to store things in vintage sewing machine drawers.

 old trays and muffin tins are also great for storage.

 wall and magazines for lots of inspiraiton.

 old locker baskets are always great for storage too.

so there's my little space.

i try to spend as much time in there as possible.

most of the furniture pieces are flea market finds.
the pink dresser is from when i was a kid.
i re-painted it hot pink.
the white organizational stuff is from michaels.

i love my little scraproom but i am looking forward to getting a house
and really being able to customize the space like i want it.

i am super lucky to have an entire room to myslef to create.
my hubby's closet is in that room,
but for the most part it is all mine.

on to other news,
vera and i have been up to something lately.

please check out
to see what.

you are going to love it!

we are truly excited about it and we can't wait to share the experience with everyone.

well, i needa hit the sack.
until next time.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

the best day.

yesterday was the best day.

it was just one of those days where everything goes great.

one of those days where you smile the whole time.

it rocked.

first, shane and i slept really late.
like really late.

then we awoke and heard a little knock on the door.
it was the mail lady.
and what did she have?
oh just a box of heavenly goodness from two peas.

so then we were trying to figure out what the heck to do with the rest of the day.

we decided to put on our lovely sweats.
 pick up and head to my fave antique store, fireflies, in rayne
and create 365, the scrapbook store in scot.

i love that we have that luxury.
to just be able to pick up and go.
to just be able to head out on a whim.
i love that shane is always up for anything.
love that.

so on our way, we stop at starbucks for a potty break and a coffee, of course.

then, to my surprise, we walk in and i see a sign sent from jesus himself.
it says: it's baaaaaaaack.
what's back you ask?


the pumpkin spice latte.

oh lord you guys will soon learn how much i love me a pumpkin spice latte.
it's like fall in a cup.
(shane laughs everytime i say that)
but it really is.
it makes me soooo pumped to drink it!
i will definately be having another today.

so after the delightful starbucks stop.
we headed to fireflies.
it is amaze!!

i have already found so many great little things from this place.
yesterday was no exception.
i got this awesome shelving unit that i've been eyeing.
i got some vintage metal clips.
a blue milk jug.
an old golfball basket.
two frames.
and a vintage typewriter table.

let's just say there are a few more pieces that i've been having my eye on
and god i hope thye are still there when our house comes along.
i know.
wishful thinking.

after fireflies we hit up a couple of other flea markets and the scrapbook store.
i got a few more goodies.

then we went to this precious candy shoppe in rayne.
it was old school vintage candy shoppe.
it was soooooo cute.
here's a peek!

precious, right?

after, we had dinner and then headed home.
i played around in my scraproom.
finished my inspiration board.

all in all it was the best day.

it was just fun and filled with little blessings all along the way.

just thought i'd share.

today i'm scrappin with vera.
looks like it's gonna be a great weekend.