Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February Birthdays

We have a lot of birthday's in February. I am posting some pictures of Jakob and Aliyah's friend birthdays here on my blog. I still have a hard time thinking that Jakob is really 15 now! His voice is deeper and he is taller than me! That part is not so hard but it makes me realize he is growing up and I am not quite ready for it. He can now get a learners permit to drive. I know he is a good driver and I will not need to worry about that, but it seems to be difficult letting him grow up. He is my firstborn and gets to do everything first so I never know quite what to expect. Aliyah on the other hand turned 9! She had a ton of friends over to the house and they played games for her birthday. She was so excited about having everyone over and what fun they were going to have. She is by far my most social child. She is getting older but still enjoys playing with Lyndsey with the Littlest Pet Shop. She has not been into dolls or Barbies since she was about three. I am so grateful to have such wonderful children who make my life complete. They are such a blessing to have. I just want to enjoy this time and each stage as it comes.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I wanted to share a picture of all of the hats that I and my friend Monique have knitted for the Caps For Good Charity. I think we have over 30 so far! I am so excited to send these off with the others from the Relief Society. I think of the newborn babies lives we will be saving while I am knitting these. I want to especially thank Monique for helping me out! You are awesome Lady! If you want more info on this awesome charity leave me a comment and I will get the link for you!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I love how this layout turned out! Brevan is so cute trying to help out arond the house when I am working!
It is still hard to think we are really pregnant again! I used stuff from One Little Bird Cinzia Loosemore and Fei Fei stuff.

I used a template from Simple Scrapper!
I love to scrap and really need to post more of my layouts here!

anna and blue paperie: {Giveaway} Tiny Sprouts Store Credit

anna and blue paperie: {Giveaway} Tiny Sprouts Store Credit: "As I was looking for a present for my friend Sarah when she had her baby girl, I came across the most adorable website called Tiny Sprouts ..."


Traci Murphy, also known as Traci Murphy Designs

Is a fun-loving, social butterfly, totally disorganized, spur of the moment, take on the world mom of three kids who make me totally crazy happy and wife to the complete opposite, which is what keeps me grounded !

Want to know more? Visit the Oscraps blog to get the 411 on Traci! http://bit.ly/TraciMurphy-OBlog;

You can also find her at her store: http://bit.ly/TraciMurphy-store;

Welcome her to the team: http://bit.ly/TraciMurphy-welcome; and

See some of her designs In action: http://bit.ly/TraciMurphy-gallery.

You can also find her here on

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/TraciMurphyDesigns;

Twitter: http://bit.ly/TraciMurphy23_Twitter and her

Blog: http://bit.ly/TraciMurphyblog.

 I was provided a copy this kit by Oscraps.com. This review was not influenced by a free kit - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

Here is my page with Traci's kit! I am loving how perfect it was for my dance photos! I was wishing she had even more elements for me to play with. That would have made the kit perfect! The pattern papers were absolutely gorgeous and very versatile for any kind of page. I will be looking for more of Traci's kits in the future!

With it's vibrant colors and eye popping elements, this kit will definitely help you "ring in" any kind of celebration in your life!

Traci has a contest for you to enter during this blog tour:

1. It's a Gallery Crawl: .Love Traci's designs? Ready to try a new designer? Well keep reading for a chance to win a $20 gifty code to Traci's store.

Visit Traci's designer gallery - http://bit.ly/TraciMurphy-gallery. For every layout you leave a comment on, in the gallery, you'll receive one entry (one per layout) into the drawing for the $20 gifty code to Traci's store. Deadline: All comments must be left by 10 p.m. CST Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. The prize will be awarded using Random.org by Sunday, Feb. 13. We'll post the winner in Traci's welcome thread.

The gallery crawl 411:

1.) Grab a spot in this thread: http://bit.ly/TraciMurphy-welcome

2.) Go to the Traci Murphy's Designer Gallery - http://bit.ly/TraciMurphy-gallery - and start leaving comments on layouts!

3.) After every comment - copy the link to that layout and paste it back in this thread - http://bit.ly/TraciMurphy-welcome - by editing your original post! Each post should hold approximately 100 links before you need to create a new post to continue your list. Please do not create a new post for each link.

We only ask one thing.....

Please do not copy & paste or leave one word comments (beautiful....gorgeous...lovely). We want to make sure that the members are receiving genuine comments and love Thanks for understanding!

Earn a bonus entry into the random drawing for each blog you comment on, part of the blog blitz announcement. (One entry per blog).

Here are the Blog Participants:

It starts at Traci's blog!

Kaylea @ My Scrappy Life


Elaine @ Juxstaposition


Chris @ The Musings of FaeryWings


Melissa @ Idaho Rhodes Family


Sally @ Sally's Angelworks


Elisa @ EHStudios


Sue @ Falstaff Folly


Tuesday, February 1, 2011



Vera has a new kit with a sneak peek and chance to win! I love the yellow flower in the sneak peek. I am excited to see the whole kit! Check it out!