Scrapbooking Ideas- Project Life – What is it and Why I do it

Before you were born I use to scrapbook full digital 12×12 layouts. I would fill galleries, but I did it more as a “job” since I created scrapbooking layouts. My focus was to simply sell a product. Once you were born, scrapbooking became more of a passion as a means to document and preserve the memories and the life of my daughter. That’s how this blog came about as well, I wanted a way to get down all the thoughts and stories I wanted to share with you. When I became a mother, that form of scrapbooking no longer worked for me. I believe somewhere I still have a few layouts I tried, but I didn’t love. I tried to create and find new ways. It was after you reached about 6 months I found a new approach- Project Life. Specifically I found Ali Edward’s approach. You’ll find me speaking of this lady often since she’s one of my biggest inspirations. In the last year or so I’ve come across some of the most amazing women. What I want to do is to share my project life with everyone and hopefully inspire a few more to take on project life. 
capture life.

Mommy Talks- Refusal to wear a diaper.

So here I’m sitting on the computer looking through all the amazing blogs, blog hops, stats, and all the logistics to make this blog keep going and continue to grow.. blah blah right? 
While I do this you sit and watch your Preschool Prep company videos. Literally the best learning tool for learning Alphas, Numbers, colors, and shapes… but at the same time THE MOST ANNOYING videos for mommy. 
M… M… M… M……… M……..M………… M M M M
yeah that continues until it switches to
N… N.. etc you get the point.
I peek up from my laptop to look at you, like I always do, and you are just sneakily staring at me. You reach one had up and start to pull at your diaper… You KNOW what you are doing but you keep doing it. You then go after the other side. 
yep no more diaper.
I really feel like you are ready to take on this potty training stuff, but at the same time I’m unsure if you are completely ready! 
The only solution I’ve found to have you keep the diaper on so I don’t get poop on the floor is to put you in overalls!! ha you haven’t managed to learn how to remove those yet. 
I’m just going to continue to watch for the potty training signs, keep talking about it, and continue to see if you are ready. 

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Photo Finds- mommy/daughter matchups

I seen this photo of you and thought hmmm I remember a photo of me as a baby making the same face.. well I went searching through old family photos and I found the one I was looking for, but OMG I never really thought of how much you and I look alike. Everyone says you look like daddy, but for sure as a baby you look like mommy!
I love awesome photo finds 😉

Everyday Recipes- Funfetti Cake Dip

So I’ve been posting crazy amounts of recipes over on Pinterest. I never end up making them, but I decided to start. I found this recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny. check her out she has an amazing amount of recipes over there. Of course I will always put my own twist on things, I will not measure things out, and I will not stage what it looks like, honestly I just want to make it and eat it.
my take:
cake mix
whipped topping
Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix (just seemed the way to go)
tub of Whipped Topping (off brand.. a difference?? really?)
two containers of Vanilla yogurt (I mixed that up because I just wanted the rest of the vanilla to eat later.)
pretty basic and simple.

then just dip with graham crackers… or like em does and leave them behind for later 😉
once mixed and graham crackers found… eat and enjoy!! 
btw its healthy 😉

Dear Emma 7/26

Dear phone licker-
You’ve turned a 200+ dollar phone into a chew toy. Is it taste?? I wonder what it would taste like, it seems to have your attention. Usually you use my phone for its more logical uses such as making phone calls. Whoever you call it seems to go like this ” ahah la ahh ehh i uv u – then it always freaking sounds like dada. I uv u dada!” I always seem to continue to give into the insane idea that my cell phone became a chew toy…. or else this happens

I have tried to solve this issue with your play flip phone…

but its only somewhat cool. Hopefully ill have my phone slobber free one day
Love wet phone owner

Everyday Stories- True love

So many times i get asked how i make it work. How have you and your husband made it 9 years?? Is it that storybook romance of true love … in a way yes, but it never came as easy as some would think. Fairytale loves never do. Look back at everyone of those Fairytale couples, they encounter real life hardships in metaphoric ways. Belle struggles the beast as do we sometimes- that hidden resentment and anger one might feel and need to overcome. I see Ariel who would do anything to change to be with the one she loves. She evolved herself into the person she WANTED to be and found the love she was looking for with him. Like them my fairytale love didn’t come without sweat and tears. They still occur even now 9 years later. You actually find yourself unable to know yourself without the other one. You no longer are one but two in one. You find that you would sacrifice everything, give your entire being to that other person.

Blog Tips- Pinterest sidebar photos

So I wanted my pins to come up on my blog, since if I’m not sleeping I’m pinning… seemed fitting to have them displayed on here. I did the classic google search:
How to get my pins on blogger-
and I found this blog
and they taught me something, like pretty much all awesome blogs do.
so yeah want a pretty blog? go see them 😉

Dear Emma- 7/25

Dear sippy cup thrower- 
How I feel right now, is angy. I had a really hard, very sturdy blue munchkin sippy cup hurled at my head. You have the tendency to be very demanding when you want a drink. Usually you force your cup into our hands. We are trying to get you to say more like juice or milk.. which you do sometimes. It sounds more like uice and choc milk. I do not know what was behind the very angry demand for more to drink that proceeded the head bashing. I literally had blood pouring out of my mouth. That is not an understatement either. Oh by now I’m completely over it, its just the one thing I’m working on with you. You have hit those terrible twos and the hitting and meanness has started. Hopefully this wont go on for very long, but I seriously doubt it. I’m figuring it will end 15 years from now 🙂
love one very understanding mom.

Hello World!

I’m seriously in need of something new!

so I’ve decided to drag my old date blogger blog over to wordpress!

Sometimes when you need a change and a new color or background wasn’t enough I thought well screw it I’m going to a new platform. I know I have a total of 2 years worth of blogging on my old blog, but I’m still happy with the move. I’ve strongly thought about doing a blurb book for the last blog and maybe that is something to consider. It will leave off almost exactly at the end of the 2 year mark.