Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ethan's First Haircut

I was dreading Ethan's first haircut, but it needed to be done. He was starting to look a little vagabond-ish. You know, Vince and I are in the military, so we don't do the Bieber look. I'll never give my Ethan a buzz cut, but he'll never look like he belongs in a band from any era. It gives me the jeebies! Haha!

While we were in Texas visiting our family last week, we stopped by a children's salon for the special occasion.

He didn't like the water squirted on him from the spray bottle very much, but he didn't make a peep.

He did so well letting the lady cut his hair. His only real issue was that he wanted to watch what the other kids were doing in the play area, so he sat backwards in his seat most of the time.

After the stylist cut the back and over the ears I thought he was done, but then she asked about the top. I wasn't so sure, but Vince said to cut it. I was afraid of loosing my baby curls, but his natural curls made for the perfect little up-front do that his daddy sports. It's so cute.

After we were done we headed for the cashier's desk where Ethan got to get a prize. It was a little dinosaur that he absolutely loved for the entire duration of the car ride. After that... I have no idea where that thing is. :-)

And that's the story of Ethan's first haircut.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Back 2 School

Although my little Ethan is only a year old, I felt like he had his first day of school this week when he moved from the infant's room at day care into the toddler room. They have cubbies, nap time, snacks, water play, lunch time, and even recess. I'm headed back to school on Monday myself. I finally finished my degree last month. I feel like I'm on a roll, so I'm going to keep on truckin' through the next one. I've been super obsessed with school supplies, so I just had to make a back to school card. I've never made one before, because it really didn't seem like a card-occasion to me. Now that I'm going back to school as an adult I really feel like a card is in order though! I'm so very excited, but terrified too.

Do you have anyone going back to school or any back to school stories?
I'd love to read them! :-)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Celebrate Card

This picture & the happy color palate that goes along with it just sang to me. It really makes me even consider changing my craft room colors to this scheme. I just feel good looking at it.
The card I made following the photo inspiration was super fun to put together. I used tons of scraps too. It'd be something that would be so easy to replicate for any scheme or scrap clean up of your stash. All the patterned paper pieces are 1" strips just pieced together like a quilt. I even used four different stitch designs from my machine on this one. Each time I went down a row to sew I clicked the button over to the next design. I love using new stitches. I bought the machine with all the fancy designs like I'm sure many of you have too, but I'm too often using the zigzag and straight stitch over and over.  This was much more fun.

I'd love to see what cards you make using up your scraps. Do share a link in the comment section so we can all see what you've created.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Busy Busy

I've been so busy getting ready for Vince to come home in addition to my to-do list that doesn't seem to ever dwindle down. I just wanted you to know that I'm still alive, but I may be in and out over the next couple of months. While I process out of the military and start nursing school full time. It's a crazy time right now. I hope I survive! :-)

Friday, August 5, 2011


Monday, August 1, 2011

CARDS Magazine - July 2011

Yeah, I can finally share these with you. I gave peeks of a couple of these waaaaay back a few months ago, but now I can finally do the full reveal. Whether you've already seen them in last month's issue of CARDS magazine or not, I still hope you'll enjoy them. The wedding card has to be one of my favorites since it's the sample design for what turned out to be my cousin Chelsea's wedding invitations. Making 150 of them wasn't easy, but she's WAY worth it. I crazy-love her to pieces!