Tuesday, December 23

Austynn Faith

Miss Austynn Faith came into our world on November 7th. She is my niece Cristin's 2nd child and such a cutie. Look at all that HAIR, my kids never had hair like that but Cristin sure did. Funny how seeing new babies makes you think back to your own and the other babies you have known. Fun little flash backs :) I love how bundled up she is in this, it just cracked me up! Auntie Amber enjoying some cuddles
Love the eye contact, just precious!
Great Grandpa, or in our case Papa is getting such a kick out of the little Missy letting us know she is ready to be fed!
Wishing each and everyone a Very Merry Christmas
and a Blessed New Year!

Wednesday, December 17

My two Beautiful Girls!

Laura came over last night to take some family photos for us (Thank you GF!)
I absolutely LOVE this one of Amber and Kaylie. I will post more as I get them all spiffed up :)

This is the 1st time I have blended a overlay over a photo like this, pretty fun! Is everyone shocked out of their seats because I blogged THREE DAYS IN A ROW!! :)

Overlay by Carla Phillips

Monday, December 15


Some photos off my deck this morning, if I didn't have such a cute little Granddaughter I would use one of these for my Christmas Card! lol

Actions on Photos by Totally Rad Actions

Sunday, December 14

Christmas Party and Ornament Exchange

Here is our Beautiful Hostess AKA Domestic Goddess
and once you have seen her
home you know she totally deserves that title!Laura with her ummm 'shit eating grin' all night, but that is a story for another day.
Good friends from No Bare Pages and new ones too!Of course my cute Daughter AmberCheck out Audrey with her new sassy hair!Crazies in the Kitchen, of course Robin is in the middle of that! lolThe feast, we had another table for the desserts and a counter for the drinks tooI have soooo been wanting to do one of these and this just pushed me over the edge! Is this not a stunning canvas, hence the name Domestic Goddess!
Last but not least Shadow, he is such a sweet wonderful dog!
What a fun evening at Janie's house! Thanks so much for opening your home for the party and what a beautiful home you have. Next time I know to plan to be at your house all NIGHT! lol

Thursday, December 11

Christmas Traditions

Amanda Taylor's new kit is in the store! Yee Haw :) I will be back after I go exercise with Amber (yes where she is trying to KILL ME lol) to post details!
So here's the scoop! Amanda (Taylormade designs) is having a great challenge on her blog,
she has a awesome posting gift if you make a layout and link it in your post! Most of you
know I love Amanda's creative style and you also know when I find something I love
I like to let everyone know! Woo Hoo
Here is my take on her challenge. Traditions, Teddy bears and Berries!
Funny how things you love and do every year are often very different than
the next person's traditions. For us above all putting Christ 1st and
remembering the birth of our Lord is always number one! :)As you know it is RARE for me to do a layout that is not centered around KAYLIE! lol
Credits are:
Most of the layout is done using Shine On kit by Amanda Taylor
All papers - most elements and word art

Holiday traditions word art by Paislee Press
Journaling brush by Jessica Sprague
Date brush by Jilly Bean Designs
Postmarked Holiday brush by Katie Pertiet

Monday, December 1

Asante Craft Fair

If you are in the area and looking for a craft fair with some amazing bargains come by the
'Asante Craft Fair' December 1st from 7am to 4pm in the carpenter rooms and
yes it is open to the public. This is Amber's table from last year, she has
fabulous hand made jewelry - some cute cards and
some warm and cozy crocheted scarves.
I will be sitting with her tomorrow to keep her company so come by and see us!See ya there!
Ps Kaylie's latest 'Kaylie-ism' instead of telling me she is hungry she goes to the fridge
and says 'eating'. I ask her if she is hungry and I get a big YES! lol
she cracks me up :)