Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chevron + Project Life

I am seriously loving all the chevron stripes
that are out and about.
I am seeing them everywhere!
I got this awesome chevron bin at Target...Love Target :)
I put all my PL supplies in it so that if I want to go
into another room and work on my album I can
just grab the bin and go :)

Found these awesome new stamps to add to my PL.
I love adding stamps to the journal cards that are in the
kit for PL to change things up a bit :)

Looking forward to adding these fun stamps to my project :)
You can get the stamps HERE + HERE

You can also check out Findingnana's Blog HERE to get
free printable chevron striped journal cards.

Have a great day :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

IKEA + Skinny Taste

Friday afternoon after a VERY long week I
went into my office (at home) to get some school
supplies that Jake needed and I opened my
closet door and wasn't paying much attention and
reached in and grabbed the stuff I needed off of the
and you guessed it...
the whole thing came crashing down! NOT.FUN.
I finally broke down and pulled EVERYTHING out of the closet!

Nice mess huh?
Years and years worth of stuff that I had completely forgotten
was even in there. I sifted through it all and purged like crazy.

Then came the fun part...a trip to IKEA!!!!!
The first time I ever went to IKEA I hated it!
I thought it was the worst place ever.
Then I ventured back...and I loved it! I love it for stuff like the Expedit
shelving units. I seriously think these are the best things ever!
So I got one for my office closet..and can we say HAPPY?????

I feel like an organizing queen now with this thing!
Let's just hope it stays that way :)

And for those of you who are watching your waist lines
like me I found this really great website with great recipes
that I am really enjoying. AND she tells you what the
Weight Watchers points are for each dish!
The recipes are GREAT! I have made about four of them
already and all four were terrific! None of that boring
bland tasteless diet food. So if you are trying to find
something new to cook for you and your family that you
will truly enjoy check out Gina's site Skinny Taste and give it a whirl.
I don't think you will be disappointed :)

Have a great week! :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Snapshots of a Good Life

I can't believe it's March already!
This year is going by so quickly!

I previously posted about a photography workshop
that I started taking in January.
Snapshots of a Good Life
I took the class based on the recommendation from a friend.
As much as I love photography I've never been
a great photographer. For one I didn't understand my camera
in the least. I would snap off 300-400 pictures at an event
and hope and pray that I would get a least 5 decent shots.
It was ALWAYS a gamble! And then I would upload all my pics and
scroll through them and be so bummed out when I didn't
have very many good pictures. But what did I expect
from shooting everything in Auto??? The thought of shooting
pics in Manual was about as exciting to me as playing
in a pit of snakes... NOT.SO.MUCH!

So I bit the bullet and signed up for the workshop.
Jump ahead to today... I like my camera now... Actually
I LOVE my camera now! I love that I know what all the dials and buttons are for.
I love that when I go to take a shot I'm really checking everything out
in order to get the perfect shot. It's not about just grabbing my camera (on auto) and
shooting away hoping and praying for the best.

This workshop has been really GREAT for me! I was a little nervous
at first because I really didn't know how I would learn this stuff in an
online workshop. But Karen has made it so easy and so understandable!
She answers EVERY.SINGLE.QUESTION you may have even if you
feel like it's the dumbest question on the planet.
The workshop for me as a full-time working mom has been great!
I can do it on my OWN time and this works great for me.

I know I am rambling now but if you have ever
just peeked at her site and have a slight interest in being
a better photographer and actually learning about your camera
than this is the workshop for you. Karen has truly
opened up a different world for me and for that I
am truly thankful!
(Karen has not asked me to post this on my blog - I am just
so thrilled with this workshop and I wanted to share it will you all!)

Here are some pics that I have taken over the last few weeks
these photos are NOT perfect by any stretch of the imagination
or even close to it...But they are SO much better than what I
was taking. All of the photos are SOOC with no editing.
So I figure if I keep practicing everything that I am learning
in this workshop that one day I will be able to get the perfect shots!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful Weekend!

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