Sunday, October 11, 2009

Do You Etsy?

I finally do!! I opened my very own Etsy shop today called "Memory Lane Studios". I've been addicted to this site for a while now and I decided to give it a go myself. I've had alot of comments and emails from people who liked all my birthday invitations and birth announcements which I've made over the past couple of years, so I thought I'd open my own shop. Please visit me here. I'm working on a ton of stuff to be added to my store, so please check back often. I also do custom-made items so please email me and we'll work with you to create extactly what you need.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Headin' Back to Work

Well, my maternity leave is over this week and I'm heading back to work on Monday. I think I'm ready. Being a stay-at-home-mom is WAY harder than working outside the house, let me tell you. But, it was fun spending time with my girls and watching them interact with the baby. They are such little mommies, always fussing with Olivia, making sure she's covered up, wanting to hold the bottle to feed her, kissing and hugging on her. They are constantly fighting over who gets to pick out her outfit for the day and what jammies she wears to bed.

Ashley and Emily started preschool last month and boy was that an ordeal. Emily was having some separation issues and just cried her eyes out the first day I dropped them off. It was awful. She's getting much better and even got an award from the teacher on Wednesday for "no tears at preschool today". She was so proud! We framed it and hung it up in her room. If you come over to my house for a visit, she'll immediately march you right up to her room to show it off. Ashley, on the other hand, walks into the classroom like she owns the joint and could care less if I'm there or not. I'm just so proud of both of them!

I've been a scrapping fool at night when everyone is sleeping. It's the only time I get to myself. So here are some that I've done.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Baby Layouts

I finally had a chance to get back into scrapping so I thought I'd share them. Olivia is doing great...she's such a good baby. I told my husband that she's so good now, that she'll probably turn into a monster within the next couple of months! I hope not. I've certainly got my hands full with 2 four-year-olds and an infant. I've got another month before I head back to work and I'm thinkin' that it's going to be alot easier than staying home! I have a new found respect for stay at home moms. God love ya!

Ashley and Emily are starting preschool next week and I'm sure I'll be just a blubbering idiot dropping them off the first day. You'd think I'd be happy to have a couple hours for some peace but I'm going to miss the crap out of them.

I'll be back soon with more layouts.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Here are a few pictures of the nursery. I only got a few before my camera died. This room use to be the office, but it's now "baby-fied". We decided not to repaint the room. It's kind of a rosy-pinkish color so we decided to leave it. Doesn't match the bedding but I don't think she'll mind. Only 2 more weeks.....(thank God!!) I can't wait to see her!
We've decided on "Olivia Grace" as her name. This is over her crib. I got the letters from Walmart (or "Satan's Warehouse" as Shaunte calls it. *har*) I painted them then glued the butterflies on them. I ordered the butterflies from Oriental Trading. A friend of mine gave me this cute little hook. I won the mini album that's hanging from it from The Hybrid Chick.
That's all I got before the camera died. I doubt I'll be posting anything more until after the baby is born. Think of me on August 5th!

Sunday, July 12, 2009


The girls insisted on playing in their kiddie pool today, so we drug it out for them. I think they're ready for a new pool! I couldn't resist a photo op tho.

On the pregnancy more month to go!! I'm scheduled to deliver on August 5th. I cannot wait. I'm ready for this part to be over. I can barely move and my feet are screaming for mercy. Cankles are a good look, aren't they? And as for sleeping...well thats just a sweet memory. The nursery is almost ready; I'll try to post pictures soon.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Layout

Just wanted to share a new layout I did with my Summertime kit. Scroll down to download. I love this picture of Ashley even though her hair is a little wazzed out. Is it me or does this child have the most beautiful brown eyes ever?! I may be a bit biased tho.

Have a great week! =)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I'm on a roll people. Hope you like the new freebie. Download here. Please leave me a comment if you do.

I've gotton a few emails asking how the pregnancy is going. Well, its going. I'm starting my third trimester and I feel like a house. Other than being extremely tired and having the Fred Sanford walk goin' on, I'm just ducky. Although I've got to go this weekend for my 3-hour glucose test. The one-hour test came back with my sugar a little high, so now I've got to do the three-hour deal. Nice. The baby is so active and getting strong. I can feel her rockin' and rollin' around, especially at night when I go to bed. The girls are getting more and more excited for the baby. They are constantly kissing my belly saying "I love you baby". And no, we still haven't agreed on a name yet. I'm up for any suggestions. Only three more months....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I finally found time to create another freebie. Hope you likey! Download here.

It's been crazy around here lately. We've all been battling a nasty case of the flu. Plus, Emily has been having "night terrors" lately and its awful! Anyone have a child who went through this? It's really scary, not to mention you don't sleep at all. She's been on antibiotics for an ear infection and it seems like that's when the terrors started. Last night was the first night in nine days I didn't give it to her and she didn't have an episode. Don't know if that had anything to do with it but, thank God!! Hopefully she won't have anymore.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Pics

Hope everyone had a great Easter. Our's was great up until around 2am Monday when I woke up to a VERY upset stomach, which turned out to be food poisoning. I've never had it before and it was the worst experience of my entire life. I threw up every half hour, like clockwork, until 1pm the next afternoon. I couldn't even hold water down. It was awful. I'm all better now, thank God. My whole family has been dealing with colds and the flu for the past 3 weeks. So anyway, thought I'd share a few pics from Easter and a couple of new layouts I've done.

Still no word on the sex of the baby yet =( We tried at my last ultrasound but the baby was being shy and wouldn't show the goods. The doc said its looking "girl-ish" but couldn't tell for so we'll try again at the end of this month. This is pure torture for me! I need to know!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Some New Layouts

Here's a few layouts I did just recently... (all kits by Kay Miller)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Baby Frame

Here's a frame I just made for my ultrasound. I bought everything from Michaels except for the rub ons are from Melissa Frances. I tried to keep it neutral colors since I don't know whether its a boy or girl yet, but somehow it turned out looking more boyish. Everyone keeps telling me I'm having a boy and according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar (very scientific by the way) it says I'm having a boy. We'll find out for sure on the 26th. I can't wait. It's killing me not to shop!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fresh Air Freebie

Here's another freebie I put together for ya. Download here. I think I'm slowly getting my scrapping mojo back. I hope you enjoy.

Nothing really new on the homefront to report. I'm feeling better but still extremely tired. My clothes are starting to get a little snug so I'm sure it won't be long until I have to bust out the maternity clothes.

The girls are turning 4 next month, so we are having another party for them (at their insistence). Ashley wants a Spiderman party and Emily wants a Spongebob party so we're doing both. If anyone has any quick and easy table centerpiece ideas, please email me or leave a comment. I'd appreciate it.