i heart my mom!

Mothers always know how to make everything all better. At least I know that my mom does, and I’m so incredibly thankful for that. Originally, my mom and I were both bummed that I wasn’t headed out to see her on her weekend. However, plans changed last minute, and we ended up driving to visit.

The smile on her face when we surprised her was priceless.

That, in my opinion, is the best gift we could have given her this year – our presence. 🙂

Mom, if you are reading this… I LOVE that you still want to do my laundry when I visit you. I LOVE that you wear that visor of yours. I LOVE that you still tell me to be safe when I travel. I LOVE that you want to cook for me when I visit. I LOVE you for always giving me the best advice. I LOVE you for everything that you are. Happy Mother’s Day to you, my biggest inspiration.

To the rest of you mothers out there (moms, grandmas, caregivers, furbaby mommas, aunts, fathers that take on the mother’s role, etc.), have a wonderful and joyous weekend. You definitely deserve it.

Random updates:

Most of you might already know this, but I was in a car accident on Thursday. It just threw my whole day off, but I’m doing much better. I’m fine, so no worries. Thank you for all of your concerns and well wishes.

I finally finished this mini album that I started last month, haha! It was one of those albums that kept taunting me, but I never got around to it. After a month of procrastination, I finished my Kiki Art mini album.

To bind this mini album together, I used a single black owire from Zutter. As a matter of fact, I think it works better than a binder ring. …and that glittery look is achieved by using Modge Podge Sparkle! Ever since I tried it out at CHA, I’ve become a big fan. If you haven’t played with it yet, you should pick up a bottle and give it a go.

I have some other scrappy news to share. Have you visited TAAFOMFT recently?! There’s an awesome giveaway going on right now. Check it out here!

Two more of my layouts have been picked up for publication! I can’t wait to share it all with you when it’s for sale.

Lastly, I have been contacted a couple of times by some international readers. They suggested that I add a translator to my blog, and I can’t ignore their requests. I’m sorry that I had not done that earlier! To read my posts in YOUR language, it’s on the top left sidebar. Hope that helps.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!



Filed under altered item, holiday, mini album, personal, scrapbook

33 responses to “i heart my mom!

  1. Mary

    ¡Qué dulces! felicidades Sarah que tienes a tu mamá a tu lado, disfrútala, las mamis siempre nos preocupamos por nuestros hijos.
    Cuídate, al manejar, sino mamà se preocupa!
    Gracias Sarah, andá acostumbrándote que te visitemos de otros países, son muy lindos tus trabajos. Un abrazo, desde Córdoba, Argentina. Mary.

    • That’s super cool you surpirsed your mom!! Love that photo… You both look gorgeous!! Cute mini… Really fun colors!! 🙂

  2. love it! so adorable and pretty!
    happy weekend, sweetie!

  3. Gloria

    muahaha! dogs shaved! hahaha. happy mother’s day!!!!

  4. I didn’t know you were involved in an accident… hope you are ok! Hope the car isn’t too bad, too. 😦

    Enjoy your weekend with your mom… I’m sure your furbabies will miss you though (unless you took them with you?)

    Congrats on MORE pubs! You’re on fire…. 🙂

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  6. Hey, look at that! There I am with You and Kiki! :0)
    Your mini looks fabulous Sarah! I just got my pics printed, and will hopefully do something this week with them!

    It’s wonderful that you got to surprise your mom! That is indeed the best gift you could give her!!

  7. Sarah, so glad you are okay!! And glad you got to see your mom…I’m sure she really enjoyed that:) Love the mini you created, and Happy Mother’s Day to you!! I’m sure your babies really appreciate all that you do for them and all the love you show them:) Love, Jess

  8. Jing-Jing

    xxoo to you and your Mama 🙂

  9. your mom will surely love it if she read your post. 🙂

  10. Kat

    wow, girly!! super, SUPER cute mini album 🙂

  11. Wow! I didn’t know you had an accident. I’m glad you are ok!

  12. I am so sorry to hear your were in a car accident! I’m glad to hear you are doing good!

    Your mini book is super cute as always! You did an amazing job!

    And your I heart mom post was very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  13. julie

    I didn’t know U were in an accident either :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:( U not telling the boss things???? *sigh* …. I hope U are ok!!!! And Happy Mothers Day to momma of Mr. Dandy’s bff’s!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):) Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the mini….and HOLY COMMENT from the psych student!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  14. Happy Mother’s Day to you!!!

  15. Sorry to hear about your accident….hope all is well!!!

  16. I’m very happy you’re okay! I love the album — very cute and colorful. Happy fur-mommy day!

  17. MJ

    i’m glad you are doing better from the accident 🙂

    I’m sure your mom was very happy to see u 🙂

    Have a wonderful week

  18. glad you are ok…Ainsley and I have been wondering. Have a great week.

  19. Sarah, I didn’t know about your the accident and I’m glad to know you’re okay!
    Beautiful tribute to your mom and looooooove that photo of you two! Great mini album too 😉

    Have a great week!

  20. Chris A

    Sarah, so hope you are okay – car accidents are always so traumatic and I know from experience we don’t always realize at first how bad it was. Love your mini – and love your mother’s day thoughts.

  21. Wow! Your Mom is gorgeous!!!!

    What a grand surprise for her! I’ve decided that although gifts are super nice and cool for special occasions, it just means more when they simply spend their time with you or make an effort to do something special!

    Glad you are okay after the accident…those things will scare you to death and really make you put life into perspective!

    Happy DogMom Day! 🙂

  22. Glad you are okay!!! So scary!!!Beautiful album, and sweet snapshot!!!!Hugs

  23. Sasha Farina

    you’re both gorgeous!! you’re so sweet to be driving up to see her 🙂 I miss my mom now 😀

  24. You have a beautiful mum!! Love the pic of you both. Gosh, girl you have been a busy bee…whenever I visit your blog, there are tons of beautiful updates!! Have an awesome week 🙂

  25. Such a wonderful tribute to your MOm Sarah! Glad you got to spend some time with her. I’m positive you are right about that being her best present. So glad you are ok after your accident. Hope this week is good to you. (((HUGS)))

  26. so glad that you are alright..and you got a chance to visit with your Mom.. how great…
    I love your little Mini album great inspiration…

  27. callista

    glad to hear you are doing well.

  28. What a sweet tribute to your mom!!! I’m happy you were able to surprise her with a visit. I’m sure that made her day 🙂

  29. hope you’re feeling okay!!
    Love that mini!!!

  30. Hope you feel OK!!
    No further injuries??
    Love that photo of you and your maom and i heart that mini!!

  31. Don’t know what’s up with me… I missed the news about the accident??? I’ve had a lot of issues going on here… ugh… ANYWAYS… I AM SO SORRY ABOUT THE ACCIDENT…. I’m glad you are feeling better…. some friend I am… day late and a dollar short… sorry 😦 ***sigh***….

    Love the mini book… it’s fab and you publication news… WOW WOW WOW… yeah for you!!! Very happy for you… Congrats my friend you deserve it!!!

    Have a really lovely day!!!
    {{hugs}} Michelle

    p.s. really glad you’re okay… {{ooooooooo}}

  32. Great pic of you and your Mom…

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