Monday, September 15, 2014

Jury Duty

So a while ago I received a summons for Jury Duty.
Truthfully I was a bit apprehensive about it all and 
late at night would think of ways to get out it.

Fastforward to Sept 2 and the day was here.
So off  I went downtown
(kind of nice travelling downtown without any kids)
walked to the courthouse
(kind of nice interacting with adults)
waited around in a nice quiet area
(nice time to read and drink my chai)



Things work at a leisurely pace down at the courthouse.

I kind of liked it.

So eventually in comes the judge and she gives us an
inspiring speech about civic duty
and I have to admit, I was already swayed.


So I waited patiently while they randomly called numbers
and juror after juror made some excuse
or another.
So they would randomly call some more numbers.



I waited and checked my number
each and every time.
Anti climatically
 my number was not even called.

I was dismissed.


But there was hope...I was expected to back next Monday.
Until a phone call from the sheriff's office
came and cancelled the whole thing.






Monday, September 1, 2014

Finding some September Sunshine

September is like January for me. 
Its the beginning of a new year, time to start fresh.
Summer is over and fall is here.
 
 
I look forward to the start of each and every new school year.
 
Even Google has a new graphic to celebrate this day.
 
However this year due to labour disputes, the year will not start.
I am sad
I am upset
I am a little stressed by all this.
But I will stand up for public education
and stay firm
that kids deserve better class conditions and teachers deserve a raise.
 
 
So where does one look for a little sunshine?
Disneyland of course :)
 


 
The mickey sunshine was inspired by a challenge at Disneyscrappers.
Supplies :  Pink Paislee, BG stickers, misc brads
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flash Back Friday on Sunday | Birthday #12

Stephanie at Skyline Paperie blogged a flash back friday layout and
for the record I love the cool lime refresher.

In honour of emma's birthday I thought I'd join in.

This is the first layout in her baby scrapbook.
I remember it took me weeks upon weeks to complete.

Its emma at 6 hours old.

and here she is today exactly 12 years later.



Happy Birthday, love you :)




Saturday, August 30, 2014

Summer Reading

The two best books i read over the summer, well actually all year
are by Jan-Philipp Sendker.
 
and
 
 
I loved both of them.
The story reads like poetry.
The pace is slowed down and calming
almost like a heart beat.
So many little gems through out the story.
 
The first book starts with a daughter following her father
to his birthplace in Burma.
 
The second continues her story 10 years later. 
 
 
Definitely recommend both :)



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another Check | Interview with kids

 
One thing I've wanted to do for a while is to do a fun
interview with the kids
and scrap the answers next to a photo in a layout.
 
 
So check it off my list!
 
 
Here are just a quick digital page mostly to write the answers down.
Hopefully, I will get the paper version of these pages done too :)
 
 





 
 
 
 
We all had fun doing these interviews. 
Sara and lauren were all about using the newly found old camcorder to record their answers.
Looking forward to doing these more regularly.
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Under MIckey's Hat | Hollywood Studios WDW

 
This was the one shot that DH wanted from Hollywood Studios WDW.  A pic under Mickey's Socerers Hat.

 
Supplies :  mis matched Basic Grey papers and stickers,  Tim Holtz tape, random brads
 
Our overall review of Hollywood Studios isn't great, but we did love a few things.
  • The character lunch at Hollywood and Vine.  Seeing Sofia the first and Doc McStuffins was great.  The food was actually very tasty too.
  • The Rock n' Roll Rollercoaster was thrilling.
  • Meeting characters in front of the hat was easy.  Loved seeing Daisy.
  • Seeing the American Idol Experience was entertaining.



And from Pinterest


good night :)
 
 



 

     
 
 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hooray!

Yeah!
Sara can ride her bike!
Independently and with confidence!
 
It was not smooth sailing having her learn to ride, but
now that she can its all forgotten.  (well almost)
 
There was a lot of whinning, and one frustrated mommy.
So I signed her up for Pedalhead private lessons.
and voila!  we have a rider !
 
This was a big goal of mine this summer and I'm happy to check it off.
 
 
 
This layout was again inspired by Exhaust your Excess.  This time the challenge was to use a bunch of different patterened papers.
I basically just pulled out the pink toned papers from the mess on my desk and cut out the arrows free hand.
The font is a new favourite of mine  Albemarle Swash.
 
 
 
 

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

~ Albert Einstein
 
 
 


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Photo Challenge In a Day

So I decided to spend my time while the kiddies were in their
yoga class being a bit more creative.
 
I found a July Photo a day challenge and decided to try to
find as many as I could in the 1 hour I had.
 
It started a bit slowly as the line-up at starbucks was long, so by the time I got back I only
had about 30 min. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And the best thing is the font :)
Albemarle Swash
Might just be my new favourite :)
 
 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wicked Game



Love this cover/mash up of Wicked Game by Carolina Wallace. 





Although nothing beats the original.




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Christmas in July

Another day another layout, yeah!
 
This one was also inspired by a challenge at Disneyscrappers. 
The challenge was to use red, green and gold on an christmas in the parks layout.
 
So this is my take on it.
The decorations in Carsland at Christmas as extra magical as they are themed perfectly for cars.
There are tire christmas trees, hubcap decorations and of course a santa hat for Mater. 
 
 
 
Supplies :  pp fancy pants, miscellaneous stamps and gold paper.
 
 
To cotinue the magical theme, I am happy to welcome to new babies into our extended family
Baby Daiya and Baby Aria.
 
 
Welcome!