how do i do it?!

To tell you quite honestly, I’m not even sure how I have managed to get by this past week. Ever since I announced that I was opening Our Paper Place, my phone has been ringing non-stop, the emails are constantly filling my inbox, and I have been on the go, go, go! …and just so you know, I’m holding up just fine. Busy, but keeping my head held high. šŸ™‚

I haven’t been posting much, but I still wanted to share some Halloween memories. This year, Maui and Hilo decided that they wanted to be matching sea turtles. ((Okay fine… I admit. I was the one who wanted them to wear it, haha.)) Here are some photos that I snapped of them wearing their costumes:

Okay, so have you seen turtles cuter than this?! I think not! šŸ˜‰

Oh, and because I can’t go without sharing something scrapbook related… have you checked out the Imaginisce blog recently?! Echo Park Paper challenged us Imaginisce designers to use their papers showcasing the irock and itop. Well, we definitely showed Echo Park how it was done! šŸ˜‰ Here’s the layout I created:

Awesomeness, right?! Make sure to check out the rest of the projects that we came up with! Hopefully, you’ll feel inspired to create something fun. Also, if you are interested in being a part of the Imaginisce design team, you’ll want to read up on that too on their blog. They’re an awesome manufacturer, so TRY OUT! Besides, it never hurt to try. šŸ˜‰

…and if you want to know more about my new store opening up towards the end of this month (November 26th to be exact), make sure to follow along over at Our Paper Place. You’ll be able to see current events and classes, as well as sign up for them!

PS: Thank you to those who have sent me such encouraging emails about my weight loss. I’ve been noticing the difference in clothing size, so I’m definitely happy about that! šŸ˜‰



Filed under family, hilo, layouts, maui, miniature schnauzer, personal, scrapbook, weight loss

29 responses to “how do i do it?!

  1. so can not wait for the store to open. love the puppy costumes. and you know i love your layout. take care of yourself. hugs.

  2. you have got two of the cutest sea turtles ever!! Can’t wait to come see the store and Congrats!! and way to go on the inches, I swear that losing the inches is more gratifying than the pounds. Keep up the GREAT work and hope your fur baby is ok.

  3. Misty

    Oh, Sarah!!! I am sooo thrilled for you and this new adventure!!! I am CERTAIN that you will do GREAT things with OPP…just wish I lived closer šŸ˜¦

    Happy day and I look forward to updates!!!


  4. Nothing better than doggie costumes for Halloween!! Those costumes are adorable!! šŸ™‚ Glad to hear that you are surviving the craziness!! šŸ™‚

  5. Saw your layout on imaginisce! Very cute. The pups are just too precious.

  6. I love the look of…’Was this really necessary mom?’ LOL

  7. julie

    Their COSTUMES are sooooooooooooooooo cute!! And LOVING the LO!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Echo Park! Can’t wait to see the store opening photos!! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  8. Good for you!! I am so proud of you and Amy for following your dreams and keep up the good work on the weight loss. I am always in awe of those who can discipline themselves enough to do it. You are doing an awesome job! And, as always still rocking out the scrapbooking layouts! Oh, and the babies look adorable in their costumes!
    Love, jess

  9. Chris Aiton

    Your puppers are so adorable – and it is so exciting that you will have a store!!!!!! Good luck!

  10. conniemelancon

    Love the costumes! Of course love the LO!

  11. Cutest turtles EVER! šŸ™‚

  12. Adorable Halloween outfit and super cute LO, I’m soooo excited for you with the opening of a fantastic store I’m sure!! Totally wish that I lived nearby but since I don’t make sure you share lots of pics!! šŸ™‚

  13. How adorable! Maui & Hilo are so adorable and such good sports! I can’t wait to see your store!!! Love & hugs
    Shelly & Molly

  14. I can’t congratulate you enough!!!!

  15. Sarah these are the cutest turtles (I mean dogs, ha ha). Glad you are holding up prior to the launch of new store. Congrats!!!

  16. okay, I had to bring my daughter in to see your cuties as matching sea turtles–DARLING! Your layout is SO fun! Good luck with your store and ALL the e-mails! šŸ™‚

  17. Su C.

    Awww, very cute sea turtles! Awesome LO! Hang in there!

  18. Gloria

    i miss those sea turtles. hilo and maui look especially delightful in those photos. great LO.

  19. I don’t know how you do it either!!
    Those are by far the cutest sea turtles…like EVER!

    So proud for your new endeavors and wish you all the best for success. šŸ™‚

  20. Sea turtles don’t get any cuter than that! šŸ™‚

  21. Huge congrats!!!!!!! Your dogs are too cute for words!!!!!

  22. Hanneke

    They are so adorable!!!! Love your LO as ever!! And I am so excited about all the good things that are going on for you!!!

  23. Mo

    Oh! Adorable puppy photos!!! Glad you’re holding up! I wish you much success my friend! Hugs to you!!!!!! And boy do I love that bright layout!


  24. Wow, sounds you are busy like crazy!! Enjoy girl!
    Loving your sweet turtles!
    And what a beautiful layout Sarah! Love your design and the colors and papers are amazing!
    You go girl on the weightloss…awesome hard work!

  25. Cutest turtles EVER! Those are seriously some of the most adorable pet costumes I’ve seen. I’m so excited for you opening a store! It may not be till January, but I am going to plan a trip to come out and meet you IRL, shop, and hopefully take a class too! I saw that it was an easy drive from San Jose and Oakland airports šŸ™‚

  26. You’re one amazing girl!! I don’t know how you manage, but you’re awesome. I know that!

  27. audreypettit

    Hi Sarah! Sorry I haven’t popped by for awhile! Sounds like you have been super busy, huh? šŸ˜‰ SO excited for you about opening your own scrapbooking store. Will definitely come in for a visit when I next come to CA. I wish you all the best luck in the whole world!
    LOVE your sweet Halloween pups! My dog dressed as a ballerina. šŸ™‚

  28. sophie

    Wow Sarah! Huge congrats to your very own shop! Must be a dream come true! Sorry, only found out about it now, while Sage is sleeping and I sneeked out to read=) And you go gal on achieving a healthy lifestyle!

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