Time to myself.

It has not even been a week since we brought Hilo home, and the house is completely a mess. The “kids” are running around like a bunch of hooligans, and they constantly keep taking stuff out of their toy basket. I almost tripped this morning on a squeaky bumblebee! …and yesterday, I got taken out by a small cow shaped like a tennis ball.

Basically, my life has been so tied up with the “kids”. They are consuming all of my Sarah time! As of right now though, Gloria took Maui out on an adventure, and Hilo got left at home with me. I guess I’m pretty boring because he’s all ready asleep! πŸ™‚

So, I guess that gives me some time to myself. It’s Mommy’s turn to play. MUHAHA.

I’ll start off by saying that Maui helped me pick a winner to last week’s surprise RAK.

I picked out this one and got my slobber all over the paper!

"I picked out this one, and the winner is...



Congratulations, Mardi! Please send me your contact information to redoaklines@gmail.com, and I’ll have a package of scrapping stuff sent out to you.

Hilo wanted to help pick out a winner, but he was too tempted — he tried to eat the pieces of paper, so I scolded him, and this was the look he gave me:

Am I in trouble?

"Am I in trouble?"

Cute, don’t you think? πŸ™‚

During my “me time”, I had the opportunity to create a mini album. This time I used my Zutter Bind-It- All. In all honesty, I love how it turned out!

Heres the cover.

Here's the cover.

The first two pages of the mini album.

The first two pages of the mini album.

Heres some random pages documenting the dreaded high school years.

Random pages documenting the dreaded high school years.

On another note, both Maui and Hilo are adjusting well to each other. They love spending time together, and they spend most of their day wrestling or running around chasing each other. The potty training is going fabulously! No potty accidents in our house for the past two days!!! Can you believe that?! He runs outside onto the grass, and poof! — he does his business, and he gets lots of love and attention. Anyway, here are some pictures from the past couple of days:

Doesnt he look like a guinea pig on my shoulder?!

Doesn't he look like a guinea pig on my shoulder?!

5 lbs. dominates over 20 lbs.!

When it comes to wrestling, 5 lbs dominates over 20 lbs!


After playing, they tire each other out.

Get used to it, Hilo. Mommy takes way too many pictures!

"Get used to it, Hilo. Mommy takes way too many pictures!"

Another one?! ...but you just took one.

"Another one?! ...but you just took one."

Oh, and remember how I said I’ve been sewing a lot recently? Well, I made something for Hilo because he’s not allowed to mingle with other dogs (other than Maui, of course) or play out in public places. He needs to have all of his preventative shots before he can start going on walks or going to the dog parks. Since we are a family always on the go, I made something similar to this. I think it’s pretty funny because they use these for babies too.

I saw it at a dog boutique, and I did not want to pay $90 for one! Geebuz!

I saw it at a dog boutique, and I did not want to pay $90 for one! Geebuz! I made mine for much less. πŸ™‚

We put the stuffed schnauzer in to try it out! haha!

We put the stuffed schnauzer in to try it out!

I used a D Ring to tighten or lengthen the strap.

I used a D Ring for tightening or lengthening the strap.

The outside is a soft denim fabric, and the inside has a flannel lining.

The outside is a soft denim fabric, and the inside has a flannel lining for comfort.

Hilo loves it! He tucks himself into it when he gets the chance! Hopefully, I’ll be able to take pics of the munchkin utilizing his bag.

Okay, that’s it’s for now. While I still have some time to spare, I’m off to watch American Idol and scrap a couple of layouts before packing up for this weekend’s trip!





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19 responses to “Time to myself.

  1. Julie

    LOVEEEEEEEEEEE the photos, the mini….and that pouch U made….wow OH WOW!!!!! VERY COOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. They look so adorable together! And guess wat … i have that sling and am all ready to carry my little ‘Cosmo’ around! πŸ˜‰ Cant wait to bring him home! Soon! Sooooooon!!

    Oh! And i totally love the mini album! Love how you place those journalling!

  3. hi sarah. thanks for dropping by at my blog. you have super cutttteeeeeeeeeeee babies – – and cute pouch to go with them. ;o)

  4. wow Sarah, that bag is gorgeous! You’re definitely multi-talented! Love the mini-album as well, wow again LOL!
    xxx Peggy

  5. p

    sweet mini + love that doggie bag. soo cute.

  6. hi hun!!! I love your minialbum!! I so love the cover.TFS!

  7. Hi Ms. Sarah! Love that mini album! I’ve been wanting to do something similar for a challenge blog and you gave me just the inspiration I needed to get started! ***muwah*** for that! Gotta tell ya, those pics of your babies…too stinking cute!!!

  8. Sounds like you’re having a GREAT time constantly picking up after “the kids.” This is good practice, you know! πŸ™‚ Looks like Hilo is just as photogenic as Maui, too!

    That mini is so freakin’ cool…. I love it! And those pictures of you are adorable…

    Awesome sling… love it… you’re just way too creative & resourceful! πŸ™‚

  9. Mustangkayla

    Adorable pictures! Cute puppy sling!

  10. PS… Have a GREAT Memorial weekend!

    NOW where are you going? πŸ™‚

  11. gloria

    πŸ™‚ yay! time to tote the little monster around.

  12. Love the photos – Hilo is super cute! Your carrier is awesome!

  13. LOVE the tote!! Sweet.

    Hope you get a little Sarah time here and there. πŸ™‚

  14. I love the sweet pic at the angel of both kiddos looking up. He looks so precious too.

  15. I want to play with the little monster. And the bigger monster too of course.

  16. Love the puppies. So adorable!

  17. krismakes

    Sarah your kids are too cute it’s hurtin’ my eyeballs! I have been umming and arring about getting a zutter bind it all; do you use it a lot? Is it something worth getting? I like doing mini albums so I think I would get good use from it. Would love to hear your opinion.

  18. mardi

    Oh my goodness, it took me awhile to get back here and wow, thanks Maui for choosing me!!!! Do I win Hilo? Your pooches are so adorable!!!! I love all your creations!!!

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