i’m still here.

This past weekend, we had a friend visit from Toronto, so I’ve been absent from blogging. We all had a great and productive couple of days, and Maui and Hilo seemed to love the extra attention, hehe. We thought it would be fun to spend time at the beach. …so we packed up for the day, the dogs hopped into the car, and off we went. Hilo was ready to go before we even finished loading the car, haha!

The weather was absolutely gorgeous, so we decided to dine at one of our favorite places, Kelly’s French Bakery. Not only is their food UH-MAZING, but their outdoor dining area is a fun place to be! I thoroughly enjoyed lunch. Here was my delicious chicken sandwich:

Afterwards, we went on short hikes along the coast. Maui and Hilo definitely enjoyed the outdoor time. Can you tell?! …and don’t you just love how pretty the ocean is?! It’s so blue (and clean). I’m hoping that it always stays that way.

California is amazingly beautiful. If you haven’t visited my neck of the woods, you should definitely head on out here!

On another note, I had the time to play in the scraproom this morning.

Remember that it’s always okay to scrapbook about yourself. Your dreams and goals are all valid stuff to work with. I promise that in the future you’ll be glad that you documented it. I’m glad that I did. πŸ˜‰

My first layout features a fun way to journal – create a list of some of your dreams. I worked with the first Dear Lizzy line from American Crafts. The chipboard shapes are one of my favorite additions to this line. Although small, they add a lot of pizazz to your project.

My second layout is about why I love to scrapbook. It has become a major part of my life, so I had to create a layout about my love for this craft. To see how I used stamps to create my own patterned paper using August’s kit from The Sampler, check out my post here.

Last but not least, I have a winner to the Technique Tuesday kit. …and the winner to the Lovey Dovey giveaway is:

Email me via the contact page, and I will get your prize out to you as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone else for playing along.

Happy Monday!



Filed under beach, dog, hilo, layouts, maui, miniature schnauzer, personal, scrapbook, winners

22 responses to “i’m still here.

  1. Sounds like a fun weekend! I’m jealous because I LOVE the ocean in your neck of the woods. Such beautiful, rocky shores. Happy Monday πŸ™‚

  2. I’m so jealous… I wanna go to the beach!! Glad ya had a great weeekend!! Super cute layouts… Really great scrap topic ideas!! πŸ™‚

  3. Su C.

    After being sick with food poisoning, you NEEDED and deserved to have a fun weekend! I’m glad you had the time to play in your scraproom too!

  4. You are absolutely right, you definitely live in one of the most gorgeous places!!! Super cute LO’s too! πŸ™‚ Love the furbaby pics, I need to share a couple more of mine on my blog as well.

  5. Your post makes me wish I was in San Francisco again! I was so lucky to be able to go with my hubby last year at a work conference…

  6. samar

    your Lo is just wonderful! xoxoxo

  7. fernando torres is pissing me off! i swear that MY legs are stronger than his at the moment! 😦

  8. LOVE the new LO’s!! Hubby and I honeymooned in San Francisco for 3 days and San Diego for 3 days and it was so pretty! We are sorta in the beginning stages of planning a 2011 trip back there…I just got the planning packet in the mail:) You will be the first to know if this little dream becomes a reality.

  9. I’ve never been to California. I hope I can make it there one day. Great page topics!

  10. kat

    fun layouts!! im glad you had a fun weekend πŸ™‚

  11. Julie Tucker-Wolek

    I have missed Sarah. period. :):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee those lo’s sarah-bera!! GORGEOUS as always!! I loveeeeeeee the beach photos too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  12. Gorgeous photos. Fun layouts. And the fur babies are of course, adorable.

  13. It was great meeting you on Saturday and taking your class!! I finished both my layouts and hopefully I’ll get some time to upload them tomorrow!! πŸ™‚ Hilo is too cute!! Great pics and next time I’m in Santa Cruz I’ll have to try that bakery out — that sandwich looks fantastic!!

  14. U hv a very nice handwriting, Sarah!! Love both layouts! Nice as always!!

  15. Total cuteness in those LO’s! Always a fan of list-style journaling,t oo! πŸ™‚

    Envious of your ocean photos, wearing a jacket. It’s HOT & HUMID here! 😦

  16. Chris Aiton

    Such beautiful scenery – I was out there a long time ago and remember it with very happy memories – love your layouts – I always enjoy seeing your smiling face – it makes me smile too. Have a super week!

  17. Sarah! How fun to go to the beach–sounds AWESOME right now as it’s like 111 degrees outside! These layouts are GREAT–thank you for the reminder that I can scrap about myself sometimes too….your puppies are SO darling. Is your Hilo a miniature schnauzer?

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