June Project Life Album: Part I

Hey everyone!! 
My collection of Project Life "books" is growing and growing and I'm so excited to be over on the Studio Calico blog sharing a look at my June book!  I seriously can't believe we are more than six months into this year!  I love love love this project SO much and I am so thankful for these cute little books.  They are definitely a favorite around our house - especially since they are so much more portable than those big 12x12 albums!  

Hop on over to the SC blog to read more about my book this month!  Thanks so much for letting me share my growing collection of albums!!  xoxo


Maggie Holmes Design Team: Summer Activity Books

If you have kiddos, I'm sure you have heard "I'm bored" at least once this summer.  My kids do a pretty good job of playing together or alone, but I still hear that "I'm bored" sentence a few times each week.  Planning ahead tends to be key for me.  We have a daily schedule (when the kids aren't in camp) that lists what we will be doing for the day.  It's nothing to extravagant or crazy - just little things that they can do to stay busy AND be creative.  

One of the fun activities on our list this week is to draw, write and tell stories in these cute little summer activity books.  These books are SO simple and easy to make and the kids just love them!  Stop by Maggie's blog for a quick tutorial for creating summer mini books of your own!  The possibilities are endless for these cute books!


Oh Monday...

.....I am so ready for you!  I took a little mini vacation last week and had the BEST time!  I needed it. Oh man, did I need it.  We did a little bit of nothing and lots of everything.  It was the perfect mix of relaxation and "busy" without being too crazy or hectic.  We spent a few days at home, a few days with the sand in our toes.  It was just perfect.

And now I am so ready for this week.  I feel rested, organized and just plain excited for the week to begin.  I have lots and lots on my calendar this week.  It's a full week, but it's going to be a good one, I can just tell!

Towards the end of the week, I'll be sharing a look at my June Project Life album.  I love my growing collection of little books.  They just make me so very happy.  I'm already thinking ahead to July and what size album I'll be using!

Then there's this cutie, who keeps me on my toes.   I forgot how darn busy little puppies are.  I think we've found a good mix of running/walking/playing to keep him from nibbling on us and our stone fireplace (what's up with puppies eating rocks, by the way)?

The kids are in Vacation Bible School all week (yay!) and our church has VBS from 5-8pm each night, so I'm planning on eating my way around Raleigh while the kids dance and play!  Scott and I tried out a new restaurant last night for a fun Father's Day treat and the place did not disappoint!  The food was great and the company was even better!  My bestie is coming into town tonight, so we will be having a fun girls night!  Yay for Mondays, VBS and best friends!

So - that's a look ahead for me!  What a random post all about nothing, right?  
Regardless, I'm excited and I'm ready for whatever is in store for this week!  It's going to be an awesome week!  I hope your week is just as awesome!  


Craft Party at Big Picture Classes

There's a fun summer CRAFT PARTY happening over at Big Picture Classes and you are invited!  It's a free event that includes new inspiring lessons from some of the BPC teachers, a live chat at 1pm EST, giveaways and more! 

I'm over in the lessons sharing a fun way to incorporate recipes into your Project Life albums!  It's so simple and easy, and so worth documenting!  You could even create an entire album dedicated to recipes!  How fun woful that be??

Stop on by and join in on the fun today!  The event will be up through the weekend, so play along at your leisure!  Hope to see you there!


Maggie Holmes Design Team: DIY Gift Bags and Money Holder

Homemade gift bags and card holders are so darn fun to make!!  I put these adorable little bags together for my sweet neighbor who just graduated from high school.  Hop on over to Maggie's blog to see more and read about how easy these are to put together!