I just got back a box full of My Mind's Eye layouts from CHA.
As I was sorting through them, this one brought a big grin to my face.
And I realized I never shared it here!
One day Sadie and I were bored, so we started playing around with my iPhone.
When I saw the results I cracked up. Guess I know where she gets her facial expressions. HA!
This layout uses papers and embellishments from the Collectable-Notable line.
It's the happiest collection of colors and patterns and I adore it.
I backed each strip with patterned paper and then put washi tape on the left and right borders of the photo mat (the arrow strips are tape).
A scattering of chipboard flowers, enamel dots, and stick pins complete the easy and quick layout.
For those of you wondering how I did the photobooth strips, I used the Incredibooth App (which I LOVE).
Happy Monday y'all!
Happy Friday, y'all!
I'm busy playing nurse to Jimmy...thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers.
He's recovering slowly but surely.
I wanted to quickly pop in and share a project life card with you.
You may remember I said that I'm doing things differently this year.
I ended up deciding to use a Studio Calico Handbook. As far as cards, I'm using up my stash, using digital elements I already own, and using free printables I find.
My Project Life board on Pinterest is HERE.
I realized I haven't included what I'm reading in my PL lately so I came up with a super simple card.
I plan on using this next to a 3x4 grid card listing what we are all reading.
To download it, click the link below the card.
To download this card, click here.
Enjoy and happy Friday!
Have a beautiful and blessed weekend.
*note- this post is not sponsored by stitch fix and i am not affiliated with them in any way. i just really love this company and this idea.**
I have a new obsession.
And I honestly believe that this is a GENIUS idea for those of us too busy (or surrounded by small children) to shop.
As much fun as it is frantically flying through a store, grabbing pieces,and then speed-trying them on whilst sweating...
Stitch Fix is much more fun.
Here's a little blurb from the website:
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service. We get your style and size preferences, then send you a package of stylish goodies to try on at home. No two Fixes are alike. Each one is hand–picked just for you.
And here's how it works.
You sign up (using the invitation link shared below) and wait to be accepted. It took a bit for me to be accepted, but I can assure you it it totally worth the wait.
Next you fill out a style profile online. You answer tons of questions...from size to taste. There are collections that you look at and share your opinion:
Once I was accepted I set up a Stitch Fix date. You can get these as often as you wish, but I get a box once a month.
Each fix includes five items (clothing or accessories based on what you need/want) that are hand-picked just for you. You pay a $20 "styling fee" for each box, but if you buy any items it serves as a credit towards the item(s).
Once you receive the items, you have three days to decide what you want to keep. Everything else you send back in a prepaid envelope.
Here's why this idea rocks. I had time to try on everything slowly. And scrutinize it. And combine the pieces with things i already owned.
I wasn't stressed. I wasn't sweating. I wasn't having to keep two 2 year olds from ripping down the dressing room curtain and exposing me to the entire store.
Not that that's ever happened...
Each item comes with a card attached. The card describes the item and shows you two ways to style it. BRILLIANT. Just what this frazzled mommy needs.
Let's discuss the price point. Most of these items cost a little bit more than I'm used to spending. But I've recently had a little fashion come to Jesus talk with myself.
I'm at the point that I'm tired of my things falling apart. I'm going for quality over quantity. I finally learned that spending a little more is worth it.
Yes, I can spend $70 for two items at Old Navy...but those pieces are not holding up. They are fading and unraveling...
and it's a waste of money.
I love that you get a 25%discount if you buy all of the items. I doubt I'll ever do this...but still.
I didn't even try on the cowlneck top. That was the only complete miss in my box. It was not my style, I didn't like the color, I didn't like the fabric.
Here's what else I got in my fix (excuse the lack of makeup and the bad lighting).
I can't even tell you how gorgeous the blue top was. But this was a month that I just couldn't get more than one item. I have so many blue tops that I couldn't justify another.
But it was GORGEOUS.
Here are the other 2 items I tried on. Again- sorry for the blurry images. Next month I think I'll use a real camera. :)
The colorblock sweater was lovely. The sleeves are grey and I loved the black/white. But the sleeves were way too short.
After this fix I actually went back and changed my sizes and noted to the stylist that my arms were long.
The brown owl top...well let's just say I almost didn't try it on. I might have laughed.
I did try it on though, and although I still didn't love it (I'm just not really a brown person or a birds-on-my-clothes person)...I have to say I'm glad I tried it. The peasant type fit was very flattering.
So that's my review of my first Stitch Fix. I have high hopes for next month, as I tweaked sizes, color choices, and added some thoughts for my stylist.
I will share how month 2 goes!
If you want to sign up, here is a referral code.
Have a beautiful and blessed Wednesday!!
I have another layout up on the Paper Party blog today.
To see tips on how to put this together quickly as well as a list of products i used... head on over that way.
In other news...I got my first Stitch Fix box last week and I am loving the idea behind this service.
Working on a Stitch Fix post for tomorrow. See you then...Jimmy is having shoulder surgery and 2 of my 4 have strep, so wish me luck. :)
It's no secret that I love shopping. I love fashion and I especially love spring fashion.
You know who else loves those things too? Miss Harper. :)
I'm waiting for the spring to take her on a little shopping spree, and of course I alread have her wardrobe planned!
Hey, can you blame me? She takes wonderful care of her clothes and really enjoys wearing them. She's a dream to shop with.
Sadie isn't really all that interested in what she wears just yet. I mean, she loves putting outfits together, but doesn't mind wearing hand me downs. So Harper's good taste benefits her, too.
Here's what I found:
1.Button Shoulder Stripe Sweater 2.Long Sleeve Dot Dress 3. Super Skinny Floral Jeans 4.Moto Sweater Jacket 5.Stripy Ruffle Dress 6.Belted Skinny Khakis 7.Striped Heart Tunic Sweater 8.White Denim Jacket 9.Intarsia Heart Sweater 10.Patterned High Tops 11.Ruffle Trim Polka Dot Top 12.Dot Button Skirt 13.Ruffle Tiered Jersey Skirt 14.Black Skinny Jeans 15.Striped Jersey Tie Belt Dress 16.Polka Dot Bow Tie Headband 17.Glitter Stripe Ballet Flat
Fun, no? I'd say God knew what he was doing when he made me a mama of all girls.
Today I just wanted to quickly share a new project I'm doing and how much I love it.
It's called 52 lists and you can read more about it HERE.
I bought this journal for 7 dollars at Marshalls. I'd been contemplating doing 52 lists and this journal convinced me to do it.
Here's why I love this project. I love the idea of having a journal.
However I NEVER...and i mean never keep up with them. I have dozens upon dozens of journals that I've started throughout my life. None of them have more than 10 pages filled in.
I love the idea of using lists as prompts for a journal. It will keep me motivated and give me something to write about.
It's a way for me to fit in being creative. Moorea has printable lists every week, you could easily just print them and jot down your thoughts...but I like adding stamps/bits of washi/etc to each page. It's a quick and easy way for me to fit in creative time.
could you not just DIE at the cuteness of this photo?
she's like a mini anna wintour.
she slays me. also...how is she five?
she loves playing dress up/mommy so we got her a handbag filled with a compact,sunglasses/case,makeup bag,etc. it was a big hit and so affordable!
harper gave her the dress and the babies gave her the movie "annie". jimmy also gave her a doctor bag...she is loving playing doctor to the babies!
what a kid!
sadie's bday swag-
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Hey y'all, happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to share some cute and simple valentines that Martha Stewart Crafts sent us.
There is a simple reason that I say yes when the folks at EK Success/Martha Stewart Crafts ask if then can send me crafts.
They are always cute and they are always easy. No fuss, no stress, no crazy cleanup, no 29834023840 hours of planning to do something with my girls.
These valentines were no exception. How adorable are they?
Sadie and I worked on these for our "special time" yesterday.
Yes, she is wearing a leotard. That's how we roll around here. :)
And Sadie's review? Two thumbs up. She had a BALL.
Each valentine is a cute/miniature/vintagey Bingo card. The wood stamps and sticker sheets fit the boxes perfectly.
Oh my heart...she wanted to make the first one for her daddy. :)
We were also sent a couple of sheets of darling cupcake and Valentine's themed stickers...just right for securing the envelopes closed.
But the absolute best part was seeing the look on her face when she gave the card to daddy.
She was SO proud that she did it all by herself.
The pros about the Wood Stamp Set...perfect for little hands. Crisp images and the sentiments and images are just precious.Great storage too..
cons-i wish they would have come with mini ink pads (in valentine's colors) for little hands to match the size of the stamps.
The pros about the Valentine's Day Card and Envelope Set- sweet and vintage vibed graphics, cute size and color. easy for little ones
cons-No cons for this one.
And one more thing- there's a fun VDay contest going on right now!
Whatever you craft for Valentine’s Day, be sure to enter it in the Martha Stewart Crafts “Craft Your Heart Out” Sweepstakes for your chance to WIN a DIAMOND HEART NECKLACE! Visit HERE for more details and to enter.
Have a great day, sweet friends!