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Last week, I ended up staying after hours at the shop, and my good friend, Linda, came by to visit us with one of her furbabies.
Hilo was so happy to make a new friend, and he can’t wait for the next time he gets to see Kelly, one of the cutest Yorkies ever. He was so bummed that she had to head home, so he waited by the door.
Perhaps in the near future, they’ll be able to go out on a walk together. In the meantime, Maui keeps him company.
On our drive through Niles, the dogs wanted some fresh air, but they wanted to do it in style.
Aren’t they adorable?! Too bad they weren’t wearing their Doggles, hehe.
While headed up to visit family for my cousin’s First Communion, we had to stop and reminisce our college years at Dos Coyotes in Davis. This place was a go to for dinner, especially considering it was right across from the town home we occupied. Their burritos are top notch. Yum and yummy!
We stayed at my brother’s place for the weekend, and the dogs were happy to run around causing raucous.
((Thanks brothers and Nat for having us over.))
Lastly, I can’t believe how much my cousin has grown. She’s going to be eight in October. Oh, how times flies. Sigh.
On another note, I’m thinking about doing Project Life, but I don’t want to commit to something that I won’t do. I think the hardest part about the project is printing the photos. I have three different photo printers, but I still find it tedious to print everything. Hmm… Decisions, decisions.
I’ve been totally in the mood…
-to take pictures of Maui and Hilo.
-to share how we house our keys and mail.
-to show how a mason jar can be more than just a place for jam or flowers.
After writing up this blog post, I’m totally in the mood for some sunny weather. The sky is awfully gray with a thick layer of overcast. I love the rain and all, but I’m definitely in the mood to sport my new pair of wedges.
I have been playing with a new camera, so you will always catch me taking random shots here and there. The best practice shots are when Maui and Hilo are up and about. They make excellent practice time.
I love the above photo of Maui because that’s an everyday face. She always has to rest her chin up on a pillow, a blanket, or even an arm as support. It’s cuteness overload!
It’s amazing what people create with the technology these days. Recently, we picked up an iRobot Roomba. It is seriously worth its price, especially if you live a busy lifestyle. Hence, why I’m actually finding the time to blog; the Roomba has me ahead of the game.
FIVE STARS for this cleaning device! If you are on the fence about throwing down money on it, I suggest you do.
On another note, I went Crate Paper happy last week.
Even though there’s a vintage feel to it, I thoroughly enjoyed working with the vibrant colors in the Story Teller collection. Additionally, I had fun working with Amy‘s Washi tape too.
…and I had fun creating with Pretty Party, as well. As a matter of fact, the shop is hosting a challenge with a $10 gift card reward! If you’re in the mood to step outside of the box, go check it out here.
Last but not least, I finally got around to finishing a layout using some of Nikki Sivils‘ latest. Anything with primary colors is a “Yes, please,” in my book.
That’s all I have for today. I’m hoping that my creative mojo comes back soon. It seems as if I go through phases where I create like a madwoman, and then the next second, I’ve got nothing.
Last year, I wrote up a list of 28 things to do before I turn 28. I got through most of the list, but unfortunately, I didn’t complete everything. Boo. Time definitely wasn’t on my side.
Now that I’m 28, I thought it would be fun to do a list of 29 things to do before 29. Some of this list is carried over from the previous list; I didn’t want to just give up on those things I didn’t accomplish. Hence, there are repeats.
Fingers are crossed that I’ll tackle most of that list before I hit 29. It’s wishful thinking that I’ll finish everything on the list, but a girl can always hope.
A couple of weekends ago, we had the pleasure of hosting our friends, Amy Tan and Kelly Purkey over at Our Paper Place. Amy had fun teaching at the shop late last year, and it was Kelly’s first time visiting, so we hoped for a fun-filled and energetic weekend. Sure enough, it was just that. Everyone that had registered for the workshops seemed incredibly excited to have the girls in town. Creating, wonderful friends, and great weather — I really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect weekend.
Here are some of the photos from our Kelly and Amy workshop event:
I can’t believe that I used to design with both these gals on AC; they’re way too talented for me!
Group photo. I think we might be missing someone in this picture?!
It was so good to see you, Tricia! You know I heart you.
Amy sharing her very own tricks and tips to scrapbooking!
Kelly letting everyone play with paints, sprays, and stamps.
Thank you again, girls, for coming to hang out! We really enjoyed your company, and it was so nice to see both of you again. Hopefully, we’ll see you two in Chicago.
If you missed these workshops, the shop does have their kits available for purchase. Call the shop for more details, or feel free to contact me directly for more information.
On to Easter Sunday… Easter came and went in a blink of an eye, but that’s not going to stop me from documenting my Easter weekend with a blog post. With my busy schedule, I haven’t been out to the Sacramento area in months, so it was finally time to visit family.
We had an Easter brunch with delicious food cooked up by the best chef in the world, my mom! After dining on Mom’s cooking, it was time for the annual Easter egg hunt. Five kids, two dogs, and a whole bunch of hidden eggs made for one entertaining event. It seems that every year, the egg hunt gets bigger and bigger.
Now, I’d say that aside from Christmas, Maui’s next favorite holiday is Easter. She loves hunting down the hidden eggs because she knows we load treats in there for them. This year, she was Khiara’s sidekick, helping her scope out a handful of eggs.
Hilo, on the other hand, just spent his time looking for food. He’s definitely not into helping the kids look for eggs; he much rather scope out treats for himself.
The kids also had fun decorating a carton of eggs. Unfortunately, I wasn’t around when they colored the eggs, but I still enjoyed looking at their creativity. It’s amazing to watch someone’s creativity shine through in what they make.
One of my favorite parts about our Easter gathering was our adorable deviled eggs. How can you not smile when you see these little chick-a-dees?!
Can you believe this?! That’s more than one post in a week! Something must be wrong, hehe. Just kidding. Hopefully, I’ll be back very soon with more updates.