October 15, 2014

School Pictures | Through the Years

Each year after school starts, I receive the inevitable envelope for school pictures. Each year I'm faced with the struggling decision to purchase pictures or not.

I know I can take better pictures, but I kind of love the look of official school pictures. 
I can't help it, and I always end up buying just a few.

I love to see the progression over just the last couple of years. It's amazing how just two years makes a world of difference

Do you order school pictures?

Holly & Co.

September 28, 2014

Legoland Discovery Center | An Adventure

 After we had decided to accept the job in For Worth, I immediately started looking up things to do in the area. Legoland Discovery Center was on almost every list. While Zoe isn't Lego crazy, it is one toy she has continued to play with throughout the years. We knew she would enjoy it.
It is located in Grapevine, TX, which is about an hour drive from us. Google Maps for the DFW area is often wrong, or takes you the craziest way possible. This time Google Maps took us straight through the DFW airport. Weird right? But it got us there. 

We actually ended up going on Star Wars weekend, so there were lots of kids and adults in costume. Zoe was a bit nervous to take her picture with Boba Fett. We also saw the Emperor, Obi Wan, and Anakin.  

My favorite items there were the Lego portraits. I especially enjoyed the light-saber frames.

Overall we had a great time. We went right at opening and I highly suggest doing so. You have to pick a time slot when you purchase tickets. We purchased our tickets online the night before (better price and guaranteed to get the time slot we wanted.) If you walk up without tickets, you will get the first available time slot, which may or may not be several hours away. Be safe, buy tickets online before you go. 

They have 4 rides, perfect for Zoe's age group. The free play areas were the best and where Zoe spent most of her time. There is a large gated playground area (socks are required), a build and test area (lots of Legos) and a Princess play area, with a karaoke stage and lots of girl themed Legos. They also have a splash park, but it was closed the day we went, due to weather.  

The last place to talk about is the 4D movie. We saw Legends of Chima. Warning, you will get wet. I believe the 4th dimension refers to the sensory additions to the film. Basically it's a 3D movie with wind and water to enhance your experience. We were not told we were going to get wet, so that was weird, but we did enjoy the film. 

We spent almost 4 hours there. They do have a cafe inside, we opted to eat lunch elsewhere. Zoe had a great time and keeps asking to look at the souvenir map that we brought home. She keeps talking about the next time we go...

Holly & Co.

September 22, 2014

This Girl

This girl is fearless. 

This girl taught herself to swim with a pair of goggles and some dive toys, in a matter of hours.

This girl lives life with a song, literally. 

This girl reminds me that jumping in is okay, and sometimes really fun.

This girl has a gift of comforting others. 

This girl has a special light that attracts others. 

This girl is growing up way too fast. 

This girl loves animals. Especially dogs. Especially the dogs at Abi's house.

This girl is the perfect mix of tomboy and girly girl.

This girl is fine with sandwiches for every meal, just like her daddy.

This girl is doing really well in spelling, but struggling in math.

This girl is constantly grateful. Every day is "the best day ever!"

Holly & CO.

September 16, 2014

Fall PL Cards | Free Download

Things are finally settling around here and I've gotten back into some digital design. In Texas, we had a sneak peek of autumn over the weekend and I was in heaven. I got to wear long sleeves and snuggle up with a blanket. I almost broke out my hot chocolate, but decided to save that for another day.

I've been itching for pumpkin flavored everything, flannel and boots everyday. Since I've got a few more weeks since I can really enjoy Fall, I made some PL cards to share! Please share anything you make with them, I would love to feature your creations here!

The cards are square edged, but if you prefer rounded corners, all the designs are compatible with rounded edges. I'm not a PSL drinker, but I know the majority of the world is so I threw that in there. 

For personal use only please. 

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Holly & Co.