Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ashley's Photo Walk

Another quick layout this week using my Studio Calico October kit The Underground!

When Ashley has a day off school and we have to work I usually ask Aunt Donna if she will take Ashley for the day.  That way she doesn't sit around all day watching TV.  Last October for Fall Break Aunt Donna gave Ashley a camera and they walked around taking pictures.  Ashley loved it so much, she wants to do it again this year.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trout Park

It's been really hard this month to make time for scrapbooking.  It seems like there is a million little things pulling me in multiple directions.  I needed to use my Studio Calico October kit The Underground before my November kit arrives.  So I made some time last night, this one is not complicated...hence the no time factor.  But it's another page in the books!

One weekend Dave's sister and her family were in town we headed to Mountain Springs Trout Park to let the girls do some fishing.  How lucky are we that this place is only 30 minutes away.  You just show up, they give you poles and bait and you start fishing.  You just buy what you catch.  The trout are fairly easy to catch, which I think makes it super fun for the girls. It was a beautiful day and the girls had so much fun!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


A quick layout for Dave's scrapbook.  I have an album for all his solo work travels and fun things.  It is 8.5x11 landscape.  It is kind of fun to rotate the layouts and try something new.

What a lucky guy...Dave and his Dad for the past couple of years have had hot passes for the Kansas City Nascar race.  So they basically can get right up next to everything and sit on the pit box during the race.  On this trip they were guests of Bass Pro and Mark Martin was racing in the car that day.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fall Festival

A quick post tonight of another fall layout that I cranked out with the papers I just picked up.  I can't believe it is just next week and we will be doing the Fall Festival again at Allison's school.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

McKenna Farm

I am on a roll getting all my fall 2013 layouts done. I am on a mission.  I like to have all my previous year layouts done by the end of the year.  So I only have about two months left. Yikes!  This is another collection that I picked up shopping last weekend specifically to get these photos on paper!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

So I might have spent enough money this weekend at my local scrapbook store to earn me a free Fall kit.  I love these kits they put together, it makes a layout go together so easy.  I started this one last night and glued everything down on my lunch break today!

Last year I finally found a local pumpkin patch that has activities for the kids beyond the patch and a corn maze.  St. Louis spoiled us with Eckerts, Rombachs and Thies Farms.  McKenna Family Farm does it right; slides, mazes, corn box, hay bales to climb, hayride.  The girls and I went early in October to check it out when David was in Kansas City for the NASCAR race.  We had so much fun that we headed back their with friends and family to celebrate Allison's 3rd birthday.  We hope to make it there again this year!

Halloween 2013

This weekend while shopping at my local scrapbook store I picked up this Halloween line by Simple Stories so that I would finally get my 2013 photos scrapbooked.  I used this cut file and my Silhouette Cameo for the back ground.  Love that little machine, I just need to use it more!  Inspiration came from this layout by Paige Evans.

Costumes are bought for this year!!  We will have a mermaid and peacock.  How fun!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hello Summer

The last time I was in my local scrapbook store Scrapbook Generation I came across the Solstice line by Pink Paislee and had to buy it.  I immediately knew I would use it with this picture from this summer.  I used a free sketch in the September issue of Create also published by Scrapbook Generation.

Ahh summers at the lake.  What is not to love?  One of my favorite weekends is when all my college girl friends and their family's get together.  The kids are finally outnumbering us... scary.  I snapped this picture of them all playing on the dock Friday night before dinner. Making memories for sure!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Currently: October 2014

Watching:  Blacklist and Parenthood (so happy my favorite shows are back!)

Reading:  Just finished Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Listening:  The girls as I read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Making: Cool weather foods

Feeling:  Happy

Planing:  A Friday fun day for Columbus Day

Loving:  Fall temperatures