Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Napa Valley

Another quick layout using my Studio Calico November kit Walden.  On Friday of our Napa trip the Taris' treated us to a ride on the wine train.  We started off in the dinning car and had a gourmet lunch.  I had tuna and I remember it was very good.  All the while we were heading north up through the Napa Valley. We finished our trip in a lounge car with dessert.  Our stop was Castello di Amorosa, a winery built to look like a castle.  We had a tour scheduled and ended up with a great guide and the best part was the wine tasting at the very end!  What an awesome day to remember forever.  Thanks TnT!

P.S. Do any of you ladies remember Tonya's sister and brother in laws names?  I will add names to the layout if you do!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mumm Napa

Ahhh Mumm!  Who knew that starting out the day drinking sparkling wine would be so fun!  Last year I traveled with some of my best college girlfriends to Napa Valley California to celebrate Tonya's momentous birthday!  On Saturday we made it to five different wineries but stated out our day at Mumm.  What an awesome view and the drinks were pretty tasty too.

I used my Studio Calico November kit Walden and scrap lifted this great layout by Kelly Noel.

P.S. Let's do this sometime again...SOON!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

So Happy Together

I am getting down to the bottom of my stack of photos to scrap for 2013.  That is a good thing!  I won a paper pack at Scrapbook Generations birthday party and used it for layout in Ashley's school album.  So I threw this layout togheter with all the scraps.  It is kinda girly for a skid loader photo but oh well. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Allison Joy

I couldn't do a layout about Ashley without one for my favorite two year old Allison.  Again I used a Scrapbook Generation super saver layout from the same class as Ashley's layout.

Allison at four:

  • Playing with Calico Critters
  • Loving anything Frozen
  • Learning how to write her name
  • Watching Misses Michelle (Full House)
  • Sleeping with her blankie
  • Wanting a baby (her current plan is to take Liam's new baby)
  • Pushing our buttons to see what she can get away with
  • Copying everything her big sister does

Ashley Dawn

Another quick Scrapbook Generation super saver layout of my most favorite seven year old ever.

Ashley  at 8 years old

  • Reading and loving Harry Potter (on the 2nd book now)
  • Learning times tables in 3rd grade
  • Rubbing her belly button
  • Loving gymnastics class
  • Hunting doves with Dad
  • Watching Full House (still!)
  • Talking all.the.time.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Oh Happy Day

Have I mentioned before how much I love Scrapbook Generations super saver Saturdays?  This layout was from on of those Saturdays, they go together so quick since all the design/layout work is done. 

Tradition says that the Wiseman and Cowan families spend the weekend after Thanksgiving together in St. Louis.  On Saturday the guys go one way and the girls and kiddos go another.  Last year we headed to the Zoo.  We lucked out and had awesome weather.  One of the many things I miss about living in St. Louis is the awesome Zoo.

In other news.... My Hello Summer layout was published in the November create magazine,  check it out on page 233.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


A quick layout of my two crazy girls.  I used my Studio Calico October kit The Underground and this layout by Andrea for inspiration.

It seems like every time we stop by Grandpa's shop the girls can find some kind of trouble to get into.  This particular day they were playing on an old tractor and the steering wheel had turned their hands all black.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Currently: November 2014

Watching:  DVR'd shows...I am so behind in Fall TV

Reading:  The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison

Listening:  Yesterday in the car I wondered if it was too soon to find the all Christmas radio station

Making:  Meeting agenda for Ashley's Girl Scout Meeting tonight

Feeling:  Busy busy busy (and the holidays have not even started)

Planing: I should be planning our spring break vacation

Loving:  Atlas' shop is booked into 2015!!!!