Project Life | week 1

I love to scrapbook and I love to design my own papers and kits. Sometimes I try and craft too much, I’m always hoarding scrapbook stuff yet never get around to making pages because I’m too obsessed with the “perfect” layout. I have so many pages started and I have yet to finish one scrap book. So I stumbled upon this thing called Project Life.

Becky Higgins came up with this easier concept to make scrapping easy, and I have to say it might be just what I need. She sells these kits and it seems so does a ton of other people. If you are crafty you can make your own, if you aren’t and that always scared you away from scrapping, well this might be for you!

So after searching Pinterest for a whole day and her blog site learning the ins and outs, I went ahead and made a two page layout. This is just a digital showing (put together in PS) because I haven’t printed out my pics and journal cards yet, but I’m impatient and want to show what I’ve come up with. I’m also making this post from my phone instead of my computer because if I don’t do it RIGHT NOW, I may not post lol. I get so caught up with things. Anywho, here it is.

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The pictures are 4×6 and the little journal cards are 4×3. I’ll print those off on card stock. And once printed I’ll put them in plastic sleeves to go inside of my 12×12 scrap book album. Finally, something I may be able to keep up on due to my crazy schedule.

Thanks for looking!

Melissa

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Just the best pin EVA! | Pinterest

Pinterest has to be the best time killer ever. Seriously, I have the best decorated house…but only online. I can spend hours on that site pinning ideas on how to clean my house and keep it organized, instead of actually cleaning and organizing. Tons of crafts that seem to stay in the virtual realm, and then it happened.

I found the most useful pin ever, and it also involves bacon. See what I mean? You’re already thinking this HAS to be good. Prepare to be amazed! Your lunch will never be the same. Here is the pin (this is not an active link as I’m on my phone).

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And here is my sandwich. Told you, your life will never be the same. (Btw, mine is turkey bacon). Yum!

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Joys of Parenting #634 |My Life

I want to start off by saying that flat paint is the stupidest invention ever. It does not belong on the walls in a home that is inhabited by anything other than ghosts. With that said…

My kids are artistic, and I love that they like to express themselves with their love of drawing. They also must think that I needed help with decorating, because they seem to color on the walls at any chance they get. Mainly my almost 5 year old. It is usually crayon, and even though I have that dreadful light tan flat paint all over my house, the magic eraser usually works well enough to keep me from running down the street screaming, but two days ago, it went to a whole new level.

I was upstairs folding clothes, my youngest was napping and my eldest was “supposed” to be cleaning the playroom on the first floor. I knew she was going to be playing more than cleaning, but what I saw when I walked down there sent a surge of anxiety through me of epic proportions.

I smelled it before I saw it, but there it was. Black fingernail polish! And it was everywhere! All over my white front door, my stupid flat paint walls-upon further investigating-their play kitchen, play plates, bowls, blocks, and their Carebear book shelf.

I sent her immediately up to her room so I could frantically clean up the mess. It was all scribbles, lines of black fingernail polish just everywhere. Cursing under my breath as I scrubbed, I came across something that made me stop and smile. Even though I was furious (she literally just got in trouble for coloring on the wall with crayon earlier the same day) I couldn’t help but think of my sweet baby upstairs. On her Carebear shelf she didn’t just scribble lines, but she drew a picture with the paint, and I couldn’t bring myself to erase it.

I got all the fingernail polish off everything, I did take up some of the paint from the door and I will have to repaint the wall, her play kitchen is like it was before, but I left this drawing.

As cute as this is, I will rejoice the day she outgrows this stage.

Facebook Cover Update

I wasn’t exactly thrilled when Facebook announced that they were changing over to the timeline layout. In fact, I held out almost as long as I could before I switched over. Horrible “privacy” settings aside, I actually like that we can be a bit more creative with our pages. Honestly, I loved MySpace because we could decorate our pages however we wanted. Weren’t those terrible moving .gifs the best? Or what about having a playlist that got to annoy/offend our visitors? Yah those were the days. Anywho.

I have a ton of ideas that I want to do to my page, though it all involves taking pictures to do it, which I have yet to do. *sigh* So I decided to work with what I had on hand. This is what I came up with…..for now.

Halloween | My Life

I love Halloween. Seriously, I dress up every year. And I don’t mean I use Halloween to be a “Hoe for a day.” Though I have to admit, last year I kinda did (1 of my 3 different outfits was a bit boobacious)…But I really love that it is one day that I can put on crazy makeup, maybe a wig and just be totally weird. I particularly like to be something I can paint my face all up and be something fun.

This year I decided I am going to paint my face like they do for Dia De Los Muertos. I am also going to make my own hair piece. I am pretty excited to get some crafting done for this!

Anyway, here is my rough sketch. I did this in about 10 minutes with some eye liner and shadow. I always do a trial run before the big day! The real product will be MUCH better.