Interview your kids

I recently saw a friend on Facebook who asked her children a set of questions and recorded their answers. You know I was all over that because I LOVE doing little interviews like that with my kids every now and then. They are always so funny and really show their personality. I love the honesty and innocence of it all too and so today I’m sharing the questions I asked and the answers that both Caylin & Jack gave. You better believe that I’m going to print these out and include them in my Project Life soon. ;)

Here we go!

Caylin’s Answers

1. What is something mom always says to you? I love you.

2. What makes mom happy? A cookie dough brownie blast from Sonic (Ha! So true!) ;)

3. What makes mom sad? Nothing really. She’s not sad that much.

4. How does your mom make you laugh? I just look at her and laugh.

5. What was your mom like as a child? Same as us – looney!

6. How old is your mom? 37

7. How tall is your mom? Good question.

8. What is her favorite thing to do? Hug us

9. What does your mom do when you’re not around? Work on Project Life

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Being an awesome Lemon Dropper

11. What is your mom really good at? Singing (I need to get her hearing checked) Ha!

12. What is your mom not very good at? I can’t think of anything

13. What does your mom do for a job? She has a print shop and oil business

14.What is your mom’s favorite food? Mexican food

15.What makes you proud of your mom? She’s the best Mama ever

16. If your mom were a character, who would she be? Barbie Power Princess

17. What do you and your mom do together? Antiquing

18. How are you and your mom the same? We both love one another

19. How are you and your mom different? I like kids stuff and she likes adult stuff

20. How do you know your mom loves you? She tells me she loves me.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad? He loves Jesus.

22. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go? Hobby Lobby

23. How old was your Mom when you were born? 24

Jack’s Answers

1. What is something mom always says to you? I love you

2. What makes mom happy? Me being happy

3. What makes mom sad? Saying something mean

4. How does your mom make you laugh? She tells hilarious jokes

5. What was your mom like as a child? Just like meeeeeeeee!

6. How old is your mom? 32

7. How tall is your mom? About the size of a cashew jar

8. What is her favorite thing to do? Make me happy

9. What does your mom do when you’re not around? Go places

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Being the best Mama

11. What is your mom really good at? Lemon Dropper stuff

12. What is your mom not very good at? Being a mean person

13. What does your mom do for a job? Sells oils

14.What is your mom’s favorite food? Milkshakes

15.What makes you proud of your mom? Her hugging me. She loves me.

16. If your mom were a character, who would she be? I would create a new superhero. Rainbow Flower Mama

17. What do you and your mom do together? Go to stores

18. How are you and your mom the same? We have the same eyes

19. How are you and your mom different? I’m a boy and she’s a girl

20. How do you know your mom loves you? Because she always hugs me and says I love you

21. What does your mom like most about your dad? She loves to hug him

22. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go? Antique stores

23. How old was your Mom when you were born? 22

See how cute these are? It just takes a few minutes! I highly recommend interviewing your kids and seeing what they think and say! Then get those sweet/cute/funny answers documented in some way – whether it be on your blog or in your scrapbooks! You’ll be so glad you did!

XOXO!

Right Now Challenge: Week 22

Hi friends!

Ok, here is my one measly little thing that I jotted down this week. I’m such a slacker! Ha! It’s SOMETHING though! ;) I do have something fun to post on Monday that is fun and will be good to include in Project Life! ;)

  • Jack was “writing” some stuff down on a piece of paper. When he went to show me what he was writing he said, “You might not be able to read it Mama because I wrote it in Chinese.” Hahahaha! That kid!

Some weeks you might not have A LOT of stuff written down, but something IS better than nothing and that’s too funny not to remember. Have a great day!

XOXO!

  • The Right Now Challenge is a challenge that I have given myself to jot down some of the simple, everyday moments that happen in my life. Every Friday I post what I’ve written down for the week to hold myself accountable and also to get these little sweet, tidbits into my memory keeping. You can find out more about what I started this challenge HERE.

 

Project Life Tuesday

Hi everyone! Happy Project Life Tuesday to ya!

Been working on my pages and have a couple more to share with you today + and insert from a little road trip my family and I took! Yay!

Ok, let’s get this party started! ;)

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I used DESIGN A page protectors and then a DESIGN G page protector for an insert for this spread. I used cards from the Boys Rule mini kit, Cathy Zielske mini kit, my Confetti Edition kit, Hi Sunshine mini kit and some cards from the March Elle’s Studio kit.

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Here’s the lovely left side. ;)

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A couple of close-ups for ya!

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The “Oh Happy Day” die cut is from the March Elle’s Studio monthly kit! I’m finally getting around to busting that thing open and LOVED it! You’ll see more elements and cards from that kit in this post. ;)

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Of course I whipped out my tiny attacher and date stamp. Do I even NEED to mention that every time? I think not, but I love them both so. ;)

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I wanted to include this brochure from the little road trip we took. Have you guys seen THIS super cool video by Amy Tan on how to make brochures readable in your albums? GENIUS!

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Here’s the front of the insert. I used cards from my Confetti edition for the front and LOTS of adorable goodies from the May Freckled Fawn OHDEERME embellishment kit. The kit was perfect for this page!

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On this page I used some Elle’s Studio cards from March. They are too cute! I love the quality of the cards, too! Not flimsy or thin and really cute designs! The die cuts are super versatile, too! So many uses!

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The little “hello life” wooden piece is from the Cathy Zielske mini kit.

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And there you have it! Hope your week is off to a great start and you are documenting your life along the way! Have a great day, everyone! Make it a good one!

XOXO!

  • To find out more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE. You can purchase the Confetti Edition that I designed at Becky Higgin’s site HERE and over at Simon Says Stamp as well HERE. Also, check your local scrapbook stores, too! Yipppeeeeeeeeee!

Project Life Tuesday

Happy Project Life Tuesday!

Today I am SUPER excited to share some of pages with you guys that have some cards from my Confetti Edition Project Life kit that I designed! To say the whole experience of putting cards that I designed into my album’s page protectors was a bit surreal is an understatement! Just such a cool thing and I’m happy to say that I just LOVE them even more having them in my hands and USING them! Eeeeek!

Ok, so here are a couple of pages that I made using my new Confetti Edition core kit! Yay!!

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I used DESIGN A page protectors and of course my Confetti Edition! Yay!  I also used a 4×6 card from the pack of specialty cards as well! I’ll show you a close up photo of that in a bit! ;)

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Here’s the right side. I was sure to include my Right Now card that lists things that I didn’t want to forget that happened around the time of these photos. Little things my kids say, milestones, etc. Love looking back on those.

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I really love how my little 2×2 photos that I LOVE to use fit perfectly in a lot of my journaling 3×4 cards. :) PL5

Here are a couple more cards from the kit! :) Oh, and there’s Smurple. Smurple is special because he was given to Caylin when she was in the PICU after being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. We finally got him a name tag. ;)

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Ok, now this camera 4×6 card is super cool because the camera is silver foil! Hard to see here, but here’s a close up to see if you can see it a bit more. :) Oh, and yep – I used another of my friend Tracy’s photo templates! I told you I loved those! :-D

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Just LOVE it! There’s a pack of cards that include 4×6 AND 3×4 cards!

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The other week Luke chewed up this book of his. It was bittersweet because I’ve had this book since Caylin was a baby and he totally chewed and tore the cover right off. The neat thing though is that with Project Life, I can add little sweet doo-dads like this that I want to keep. So, I punched a couple of holes in the side and stuck it in my album. Voila! :)

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Here’s a close up shot! I am trying to use up some of my super old scrapbooking supplies and so I took this label sticker from October Afternoon and then stapled it on the book! :)

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Here’s the right side. :)

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This #winning card from my kit cracks me up! Here’s a little sweet tidbit – my husband helped me come up with some of the sayings in my core kit. This wasn’t one of them, but I love how he participated in my design as well. :)

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I love this simple black and white polka dotted 4×6 card in the kit. I love simple and this is just it and so versatile! I put a cute flair button that I got from my friend Finding Nana awhile back!

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Lastly, here is a little 4×6 card that I love, too. I just adore the color yellow AND this sweet photo Luke took with me. Makes ma happy!

So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed seeing some more cards from my kit! If you’re not following me on Instagram yet – you need to because I’ve posted some quick little videos of cards from the kit as well! You can find a link to my IG account in my sidebar!

Hope you all have a great day! I’ll be sharing how my edition came to be and more from it in the days ahead! Thanks to everyone for your sweet words of support and encouragement through it all! It really has been a dream come true!

XOXO!

  •  To find out more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE. You can purchase the Confetti Edition at Becky Higgin’s site HERE and over at Simon Says Stamp as well HERE. Also, check your local scrapbook stores, too! Yipppeeeeeeeeee!

Introducing the Confetti Edition

ConfettiIt has been SUPER hard to keep this a secret for the past 5 months so I am SO excited to finally be able to share this with all of my awesome blog readers. One of my biggest dreams has come true. Ack, I seriously tear up every time I think about it! Back in August, I got an email from Becky Higgins asking me if I wanted to design a Project Life edition. Yep, you read that right! Trust me, I had to read the email a few times myself just to be sure I wasn’t seeing things! Ha! I also might have screamed a bit! Did you folks in California hear me screaming here in Tennessee? I would not be surprised if you did! ;)

Of course I quickly emailed her back (after telling my husband and screaming some more) and told her that I would LOVE to and then continued to pinch myself for the next few months.

Speaking of the next few months, it was a bit crazy to say the least. Not only was I designing my first ever Project Life edition, but we were MOVING, too. Yep, can you say I’m a bit nuts? Ok, I’m more than a bit nuts! Ha! It was a dream of mine though and despite how crazy I knew the next few months were going to be, I was bound and determined to get it all done and I was SO grateful for the opportunity. I knew it would be worth it all in the end and it was!

I poured my heart and soul into this kit. I worked MANY hours on it. Let’s just say I have a new-found appreciation for these awesome Project Life designers because I know what all goes into designing one. Sometimes I felt like I had NO idea what I was doing, but I’ve always been the type to – say yes first and figure it out later! Ha! I think you HAVE to be that way in life, especially when it comes to fulfilling a dream, ya know? I am SO glad that I took the leap and am so thankful that Becky gave me the opportunity to fulfill this dream of  mine. This Project Life edition is kind of like my 4th baby.  I can’t wait to have it in my hands and put it to use. It’s going to be a bit surreal and I’m sure some tears will be shed, but I can’t wait and I really, really, really hope you all love it. I just want people to want to use it and I can’t wait to see it in YOUR Project Life albums next to YOUR family photos and memories. That is going to make my heart SUPER happy. I just can’t wait.

So thank you SO much to Becky and her amazing team. They were so wonderful to work with and for. It was such a great experience. One that I will never forget. An opportunity of a lifetime for me, really. I want to thank my sweet, awesome, amazing husband as well because he put in A LOT of hours helping me with the kids and with packing and with moving and with keeping me sane throughout it all. He is my biggest supporter and encourager and I couldn’t do life without him (or want to do life without him)! He actually even gave me some ideas for my designs which I loved and used! Ha! I love you, Michael! Thanks also to my sweet kids who were my inspiration for this edition. It’s a kit full of bold color, happiness, sweetness, delight and a bit of real life thrown in, too! That’s why I knew CONFETTI was the perfect name for it. Life is really a mish-mash of happiness and joy and craziness and messiness – just like confetti.  Confetti can be super messy, but it just makes folks smile and is joyful and worth the mess in the end.

Thanks for sharing in this sweet, exciting news with me. I hope you love the edition as much as I loved putting my heart into it.

I’ll be sharing more about this edition on my blog soon (as well as some more photos, etc). You can head on over to Becky’s blog HERE to see the announcement and get a glimpse of a bit more of it and if you’re going to CHA – be sure to stop by Becky’s booth and see it in person! I SO wish I could! Yippeeeeeeeee!!!! Time to throw around some confetti now and celebrate! ;)

XOXO!