barkday, beach, and book.

Hilo turns one today, but we didn’t celebrate his barkday today. We plan on celebrating it later on during the week though, which is a good thing because I’m still working on his pupcake. Good thing Hilo doesn’t know what today is, haha. 😉

As most of you know, I’ve been missing in action recently. Again, I apologize for not being able to stop by everyone’s blogs or respond to emails as quickly as I normally do. I will make an effort to catch up with everyone this week.  On top of being busy, I have not been feeling too well. Physically, my body hurts. Mentally, I’m exhausted. …and emotionally, I feel torn. I think resting will do me some good, but this weekend was definitely not restful.

On Saturday, we met up with a friend, Steven, in the city to discuss some legalities. The weather was so perfect, so we couldn’t resist heading to the beach to sit and chit chat.

On Sunday, I spent time with my family. I hadn’t seem them in weeks, so a visit was long overdue.

Khiara and I taking a break from kite flying!

"I need a break too!"

"Me three!"

Gloria and Khiara building with Legos.

Gloria's version of our house. Why am I faceplanted?!

It was nonstop this weekend. I didn’t even get a chance to scrap anything! 😦 Hopefully, this week, I’ll be able to get my creativity on. I’ve got my fingers crossed, hehe. 🙂

Even though it’s been a couple of days since I’ve been in my zone, I created another really cute mini album last week. I used a Punky Sprouts album to create this one. However, I switched out the original binding by putting in brown owires from Zutter. I also used the Live Loud collection by Imaginisce on this project. I think it turned out mighty cute! What do you think?

On the Zutter owires, I used matching ribbon to tie fun chipboard. Doesn’t add tons of character?!

A handful of people have suggested that I post pictures of the inside of my mini albums. Some of my mini albums are personal, so I don’t like to disclose that for everyone to see. …and to to tell you the truth, I am very critical about my work. This time, however, I thought I’d be generous and share this mini album. Here are some pictures of what the inner pages look like in this one:

Aren’t the colors to this mini album rockin’?! …and those Zutter owires match perfectly with that Imaginisce line. Looking at this mini album brings back a lot of fun memories from last summer. That’s a good thing right?! Isn’t that what scrapbooking is all about  — remembering the good times (and the bad times, too)!

I plan on posting tomorrow because I’ve been such a slacker. Until then…

PS: My head hurts! Thank you, Massage!



Filed under beach, dog, family, hilo, maui, mini album, miniature schnauzer, scrapbook

24 responses to “barkday, beach, and book.

  1. The camera comes out when I’m sleeping! Hence, why I am almost always absent from photos.

    I have a particular Natalie Imbruglia song playing in my head now…

  2. now it’s stuck in my head. thanks a lot. LOL.

  3. Hanneke

    Please take your rest and time!!! Hope you feel better soon!!

    Congrats on Hilo’s b-day give him a BIG hug from me and Sjors!!
    Can’t wait to see the puppycake????!!

    Love your mini, it’s supercute and the inside is great!!!

    Hugs Hanneke

  4. Hope you will get rest & be energized again!! Love your doggies, so cute!! Girl I love ur mini album, so much fun!! Colors are awesome 🙂

  5. I hope everything gets better soon and that you feel better. I have been absent lately too, but not b/c I’m feeling bad…just got so much other stuff going on. Take your time and rest…everybody understands! Love that mini album and the pics of the beach. Love, Jess

  6. Chris

    What cute cute puppers (happy b-day to Hilo) and love the look of your minibook. Glad that you got to spend some time with your family and hope things improve for you. Take good care of yourself!

  7. gloria

    i LOVE your latest photos and mini album. adorable! Little man is so cute. I miss both of those monsters. I hope you find some time to create this week. Were you able to sleep last night? Watch anything good on Hulu? I fell asleep to Modern Family. Wishing it was the 1st already. Have a wonderful day. I think you and I are swearing off Shiatsu massages for awhile. Hahaha! My head hurts too!

  8. jacque

    For the love of mini-albums girl! This is just AWESOME!!! I agree you really rocked the colors in this album! What a wonderful keepsake.

    I just love when you post photos of your pups!!!! They are just so loveable!!!! Have a good girl!

  9. julie

    happy birthday hilo!!! and i love u…i always love u forever and ever and ever and ever!!! i hope all is well soon!!! cuz i love u!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and that mini is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy adorable….and grrrrrrrrrr to being critical of your work…don’t u know that u are one of my scrap heroes???? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  10. Sarah, this is fantastic! I really need to learn how to use my bind it all. Do you have any easy instructions?

  11. Jing-Jing

    Your photos are just of stunning quality and your mini is totally and utterly adorable!!!

  12. Love your book! Your dogs are so cute, too!

  13. That mini ROCKS. 😉 Seriously, though, really loving the whole thing & I’m quite sure you have nothing to be critical about in ANY of your projects!

    Thinking about you. Take care of Sarah FIRST, before ANYTHING else. YOU have to be #1 on your daily to-do list every single day. Time to reprogram. 🙂

  14. Mustangkayla

    Great pictures! That mini is adorable! I just adore those colors. Orange and blue are one of my fave color combos!

  15. Those are the most adorable photos of your babies lying in the grass taking a break…and the mini is soooo fun, I just am in love with that line from Imaginisce!!!! Get lots of rest and sometimes snuggling on the couch with a good book is just the thing!


  16. adorable photos, cute mini. feel better

  17. Happy birthday to HILO!!!

    Super fun beach pics… I’ve been way wanting to go to the coast… so not fair!! 🙂 I’m totally loving that mini… you are just way too creative and sooo inspirational!! 🙂

    I hope you start feeling better soon!!

  18. Oh Sarah…sorry you haven’t been feeling yourself. Sending good vibes your way. Hope your week gets better! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HILO!!! (((HUGS Sarah))))

  19. love the mini book… and sorry you’re not doing great like your normal self… hope you have a lovely day… and a wonderful week…

    This comment is a reply from your comment on my blog… I’m also so happy you’re one of my scrapping online friends… and one I can’t wait to meet someday… {{bug hugs for a fab day}} Michelle

  20. Vel

    Well I sure hope things get better for you soon. But I hear ya…I’ve had a week or so of blahs. blechs. And ickies.

    Love all your photos…it’s amazing how much longer Hilo’s little legs are than Maui’s. And it’s also amazing that I would notice something like that. Isn’t it? hehehehe

    Take care, girly! 🙂

  21. Awww. I hope you’re able to get some well deserved R&R.

    That said, your mini is ADORABLE! Thanks for the peek inside! I understand being critical of your own work. I’m super-critical of my work and have a hard time sharing with others at times.

    Take care of yourself Sarah!!! And, Happy Birthday Hilo 🙂

  22. Mo

    Oh my sweet Sarah…I hope you feel better girlie! I’m thinking of you….and Hilo…happy Barkday sweet puppy…you are soooo cute…kisses! Loved the photos and that mini…sooo cool…thank you for sharing some of the inside! Your work is always amazing. I wish I lived next to a beach like that…i really need to move to cali!


  23. Happy Barkday Hilo!!!

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