Thursday, December 30, 2010

Books of 2010

Wow it's been awhile since I blogged--the holidays, and school ending, and a more awake and playful baby have kept my attention. I managed to read 147 books this year, 3 short of my goal--and here are my favorite reads from this year. I read a lot of young adult literature this year and they were so good.

Amy's 2010-favorites book montage



Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill : A Call to Action Against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet



Sarah's Key

Big Girl

Little Bee


If I Stay

The Rules of Survival


29: A Novel


The Secret Life Of CeeCee Wilkes




Amy's favorite books »

Thursday, December 9, 2010

5 Months old today!

Template by Tiffany Tillman
Sweet as can Be Kit

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

Christmas clothes are out...

The wreathes are being hung(this one I made!)

Snoopy is on display!
The tree is decorated and lit!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Cards

Made this card to give to Elle's Daycare Teachers! This isn't the card going out to our family and friends--stay tuned later this week for that reveal. I wanted a simple card that I could add several pictures to and this fit the bill--plus the colors coordinated with her outfits. Luckily I had a willing model today--she let me change her 4 times to take pictures.
Peppermint Bliss Christmas 5x7 folded card
Shop Shutterfly for elegant custom Christmas photo cards.
View the entire collection of cards.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Elle Meets Santa Claus!

Christmas Grotto Collab Kit from After Five Designs

Scrapping Our Thanksgiving

So Elle was up at around 4:30 and went back to sleep, I am awake--so I decided to catch up on some pages from our Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy!

PhotoBlends Template by Jenn Lindsey--grab them here
Shabby Princess Promise Kit--download this free kit here

Quirky Tags Template--not sure where I got this
A Touch Of Spice Kit by Jennifer Labre--part of the October Digi Files

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November Reads

If you are looking for a great read--pick up Garden Spells!

Amy's nov-10 book montage

Goodnight, Beautiful: A Novel


The Lies We Told

The Ark

The Good Sister

Prada and Prejudice

Garden Spells

Amy's favorite books »

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Countdown--for the hubby

Inspired by this post from the Dating Divas and some freebies from Just So Scrappy, I put this countdown together for Kevin. It is full of compliments and expressions of gratitude, a few gifts of service from me to him, and a couple mini-dates. And yes it only has 18 days, as we are leaving for CA on the 18th!

Christmas Card Revealed

Top Ten Moments Christmas Card
Get custom photo Christmas cards online at
View the entire collection of cards.

So since I have been getting email saying how cute our card is I can finally reveal our winning choice. I love this card--it is everything I would have written in a letter in a cute format that did not require me writing a letter to everyone--plus at a glance our friends and family know what happened with us this year.
My unsolicited Christmas Card tips:
--Order extras I have 45 people on my list but I keep 5 in reserve for cards that get sent to us by people not on our list--I think it's just plain nice to return a card with a card.
--As nice as hand addressed envelopes are--address labels save so much time! I have an excel spreadsheet, bought some labels(after a coupon for 88 cents), found the template, added a cute font and voila!
--And return address labels are a must--even though there were coordinating ones from shutterfly--I couldn't resist the cute ones from A Touch of Whimsy!
--And save a card, I am going to frame ours and add it to our photo wall, I wish I had done this last year as well.
Merry Christmas Everyone!!