March 29, 2011

April kit sneaks

I was so excited to start working with my April Kit for Polka Dot Whimsy.
The colors are just beautiful. 
I actually pulled out some wedding photos, they just seem to fit so well with this kit. 

The kit goes live in a couple days but I wanted to share some sneaks:


I did a LOT of hand cutting for this layout, but it was totally worth the 2 hours and sore hands :)
I did some embossing for the title as well,
I would definitely recommend White and Rouge Zing to match this kit.


I'm in love with that striped piece of paper from Crate. I think I used it on everything I made for this month.

This is my most favorite kit yet!
Hopefully I'll have more sneaks to add later tonight.

XOXO,
Holly & CO.

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March 27, 2011

So Grown Up!


Seriously, She's like 2 going on 13.

Aly was doing some mini Easter theme photo shoots yesterday and offered Zoe a slot,
 of course I gladly accepted.
I actually snapped this shot while Aly was working her magic, the set up and lighting was all her though.

I haven't seen the pictures Aly got yet, but I'm excited.

I do apologize for the blog absence. We're moving in just a few days (again) and
 I'm a little bit scatter brained and overwhelmed.
April just came a little too quickly.

Although we are definitely looking forward to Ryan getting a few days of a break.
We miss him when he's working so hard.

Not much else to say today. 
I promise I'll be be back tomorrow with some projects to share.

XOXO,
Holly & Co.


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March 22, 2011

Well Spring has come and gone

At least that's the way it's looking outside. Slowly getting warmer, rain instead of snow, sunshine, etc.
But the snow came back :(

Zoe and I spent the day inside staying warm and playing, but around dinner time I was running out of things to entertain her with, which leads up to, the homemade pool :)

I bought her a new bathing suit a few weeks ago when they were on sale at target and this was a perfect opportunity to try it out!

She was so funny. Talking about being at the beach and pool. The sharks in the water. 
This one, she said, "I'm just going to sit and relax." Seriously! I love her little personality.




No new pages to share just yet.

 I'll have some Polka Dot Whimsy March pages and April sneaks up this weekend hopefully, just waiting on a box of goodies :)

XOXO,
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March 20, 2011

Sunday Funday

We had a great weekend with Aunt Natalie around, we are sad she's gone, but happy she got home safe.
On Saturday, We headed to Idaho Falls (or IF as the locals refer to it) to see a movie.
We saw Gnomeo & Juliet again, it is too cute!

Natalie and I did some crafting while she was here, 
I'm trying to convert her :)

This layout took about 3 days in total to put together, a little bit each day. 
(All SC kit, minus the pinwheels)


This one I managed to complete in one night.
 I mixed some of my stash with my Feb. add-on kit for Polka Dot Whimsy.
I really loved those Pink Paislee rub-ons and our visit to Dear Lizzie earlier was just perfect for them.

Today I feel like I spent the day in the kitchen.
I made lunch for everyone, then 4 dozen cookies to giveaway, then pizza for dinner. 
Amongst that, I did 3 loads of dishes.
I am beat. 
Standing next to a hot oven for hours makes one tired.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

XOXO,
Holly & CO.
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March 18, 2011

She makes it too easy


Now, I don't have any plans to become a photographer, I just wanted to get better at using my zoom lens and Zoe isn't exactly an agreeable subject.
So I asked Natalie to let me take some pictures of her in my favorite alley way :)


(We didn't write those words, they were already there)

Isn't she pretty?
And her red is natural. :)

This is my favorite!

Of course, since she is visiting, we had to go to the cupcake shop!
We got to try 2 new flavors,
Key Lime & Mexican Chocolate


I think I might have a tie for favorite now. 
The key lime was amazing! 
Inside the cupcake, they bake a piece of key lime pie.
It was so good.
The Mexican Chocolate was good too,
 but Zoe kinda hoarded that one, so I only got a taste.

It's nap time around here so I'm gonna go take a snooze.

Happy Friday!
XOXO,
Holly & Co.

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March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!


Just a little scrappy share, and the layout happened to have a lot of green :)

XOXO,
Holly & Co.
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March 16, 2011

The Fort

The other day during "witching hour",
 otherwise known as Zoe-is-talking-my-ear-off-and-my-patience-is-wearing-thin hour,
 I suggested we build a fort, to give my nerves a break.

It was nothing special, but Zoe loved it. She kept telling me to come inside with her,
 but it was a studio sized fort.


I love the hair. Curls + Naptime = Frizz!



My cousin, Lara, had a little baby girl a few weeks ago, and after looking at her sweet baby pictures,
I couldn't help but going back to Zoe's.

I know I say this all the time, but she's growing up SO fast.
 I look at her baby pictures and it just feels like that was ages ago.

Now she says all sorts of funny things and likes to pick out her own clothes.
I miss the baby phase. 

But then I remind myself that we still need to potty train this one and
 Ryan has 2+ year of school left, and I reexamine :)

Tonight is cleaning and laundry, so I'd had better get started.

XOXO,
Holly & Co.



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March 15, 2011

A few more...


 Actually got in some more scrapping...


This one has a back story.
Ryan and I both like having noise on in the background. Which is why our Netflix subscription has more than paid for itself. Generally, Ryan starts watching a series and then he gets me hooked on it.
Our new favorite is, "My name is Earl."
And if you don't watch this show you won't understand the joke,
But this is how Earl looks in every picture he takes,
which is why Ryan lovingly dubbed this face, 
"The Earl Face."

My little sis is coming to visit this weekend and I'm super excited!
She's gonna let me take her picture by the blue brick wall that I adore,
and we're going to eat cupcakes.
Sounds like a perfect weekend to me :)

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

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March 13, 2011

Happy Scrappy Sunday


I got my Studio Calico March Kit a few days ago.
Had a ton of funs laying everything out. I've been holding onto these pictures for this kit. 
I really like the contrast between the green in the kit and the pink on Zoe's jammies.

I even embossed on those chipboard stars. Thankfully my husband has every tool on the planet and happened to have a heat gun that worked really well. I'm loving embossing even though it can get kinda messy, it just adds a subtle texture.

Unfortunately, I haven't had a ton of time to scrap lately so this is the first layout I've done in about a week.
We're nearing the end of the semester so the days are pretty busy. I think Ryan might have a permanent seat in the electronics lab, he spends so much time there.

Hopefully next semester will be a little less intense, but not likely :)

Happy Sunday.

XOXO,
Holly & Co.




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March 9, 2011

Red, Red, they call me Red

...name that children's book?

Well it's that time of year where I get bored with my "look" and decide to make a change. This year's change was spur of the moment and quite drastic.

Yep, it's red. Well...reddish brown. I like it but I'm hoping the red will fade a bit, it's kinda bright and short.
 I cut several inches and went back to a layered bob, not that anyone really cares :)

Also, I'm trying to start running. I say trying, because I'm a bad runner, I always have been. But in 2 months from now, I'll be participating in the Race for the Cure in Salt Lake City, in memory of my late grandmother and I don't want to disappoint her :) I'm definitely not going to be winning the race, but I have some red blisters to show my effort as of late.
(Any friends or relatives in or near the SLC area, feel free to join me - Link to info)

While we're on the topic of all things red, have you tried this yet?
Ok, truth be told, it's not the same as those delicious cupcakes that I keep photographing,
but in a pinch, it definitely satisfies a craving.

Goodnight all!

XOXO,
Holly & CO.

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March 6, 2011

Back to Scrapping

I haven't had a scrappy post for awhile so I'm going to share a layout that was several days in the making.


To make the background, I punched 25 squares using my Marvy Giga Square punch
Then I punched each of those squares with my Martha Stewart heart punch.
I glued down the squares freehand, and then did a LOT of stiching. I stitched around the large square, then down each row and each column. It took forever, but I love the way it turned out.

I haven't finished the journaling yet, it's kind of personal, so I left it off until after I shared it online.

We're back safe and sound from Utah.
Last night I attended a dinner party full of old friends from my hometown, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, it was so much fun to catch up with everyone. I wish I would have brought my camera.

 I'm excited to do some more scrapping this week, I have my march kits coming!

XOXO,
Holly & CO.

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March 4, 2011

Let's go on an Adventure...

Zoe is really into "going on adventures" as she calls it. Most weekends she begs to go somewhere. An adventure can be any type of place, usually it's somewhere in downtown Rexburg or Idaho Fall, as those are the most interesting places nearby.
This weekend we decided to go on a bigger adventure. Zoe and I came down to spend the weekend with my parents to celebrate my Dad's birthday.

I took the day off work so we could have some fun time together. 

This morning we walked around downtown American Fork. It has lots of pretty old buildings, and fun little shops. We even passed by a retro hair salon filled with elderly ladies in curlers, it was adorable.

We took the opportunity to have a mini photo session. I'm kinda sick of taking pictures indoors.



Then we met auntie Natalie for lunch and a trip to Dear Lizzie boutique.
Everything inside was beautiful and we each got a truffle from the adorable bakery.



Then we both took a loooooong nap, it was refreshing.

Tonight, I see ice cream in our future :)

TGIF!
XOXO,
Holly & Co,
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