It feels great creating layouts again! Here is the most recent one:
Being sick really sparks the creativity! But as much as I love to create, I hate being sick! I am not a good patient at all! But hopefully this will end by tomorrow! Have a busy week ahead, before the summer can officially begin!
I wish I didn't have to drive over five hours either north or south to get to one of my all time favorite stores, IKEA! I love that place! Everytime I go up north, I make it a regular stop, sometimes just to look and get inspiration, and other time to spend a little hard earned money!
This last time I spent on something I have been looking for a long time...a nice big frame.. This is what I finally framed:
I love this digital piece I created over a year ago.It's been hanging in a plastic sleeve on the wall. Finally it has a home! Here is the original frame...perfect for 12 x 12 layouts!!!!
If you live near and IKEA...oh I I envy you! Of course my pocketbook is happy! Already looking forward to my next trip! Any Great IKEA finds you have to share!! Do Tell!!
My friend, Christine, made these wonderful, cute and soft, long ear bunnies for my girls. They just loved them!!! She actually makes and sells these on ebay. I think she needs her own ETSY shop! The girls are smitten! Thanks Christine! These will be in our family a long, long time!!!
If anyone interested in purchasing their own, contact me and I'll pass along the info!
I am soooo lovin my new mac and the new iLife suite it comes with! Not only is it super fast, but I can create faster with my digital elements...or at least it seems like it to me! iPhoto paired along with photoshop makes for some quick and easy layouts! The faces feature in iphoto lets me quickly find pics based on the face I'm looking for. Yeah, I know this isn't new to most people out there, but it's new to me and I love it! So here is my quick share of what I made. I used Carina Gardiner's masks set one to make these!
Happy Birthday Shimelle!!!! Can you beleive it;s already been a whole year!!! Yahooooooooo!
Sorry about being late on this blog hop! My body has been out of sorts, and my interenet isn't 100% reliable either.
Here is the blog hop list! You must check out these amazing layouts-the team is just awe inspiring!
I wanted to share my past favorites I have made using 100% Shimelle's Designs!
You next stop is Yvonnes Blog! http://yvonnes-inkyfingers.blogspot.com/
Happy hopping to you!
-one of my all time favorite layouts
From Hybrid Mom at yahoo shine! I saw this and had to repost!
Here are 10 things happy moms do--so remember these tips in your day-to-day life!
1. Find time for yourself
Happy moms know they deserve a little time to themselves. When you know you're going to have a little room to breathe later on in the day, it's easier to take on everything that's in front of you. Our formula? Take 2 hours out for yourself every 3 days.
2. Don't make a happy baby, happier!
We all do it...you see your baby's head at what you're sure is an unnatural angle snoozing in their car seat. You just know they'll be happier if their head was straight. So you move them. And they wake up. Then they scream. Or, you see them playing happily in the sand. You just know they'll be happier if they played on the slide. So you interrupt them and move them to the slide. And they're angry. And they let you know they're REALLY angry. Here's the thing, they were happy. It can be hard to do, but if your kid's not complaining, leave them be! Happy baby = Happy Mommy.
3. Embrace the mess
So your house doesn’t look like something out of a magazine. That just means it’s cozy! Your children have hands coated in dirt from the playground and faces coated in spaghetti from dinner. It’s not gross—it’s an adorable photo op! Life is about how you look at things. Next time that pile of laundry that’s been sitting on the chair for three days starts to get you down, just remember… it’s probably feng shui.
4. Make time for your friends
Your family can survive without you while you make time to see friends. You are a woman with your own identity and its imperative that you and that identity go out for some margaritas once in awhile!
5. Stop blowing yourself off
While you may be the one taking care of everyone, it doesn't mean you can't also get what you want. Help your family realize your needs are as important as theirs and when mom is happy, everyone is happy, but when mom is not....
6. Get in the zone
Take 10 minutes to do absolutely nothing but rest. Take a break from your day, close your eyes, breath in slowly and deeply through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Repeat several times. Think about a place you love that is relaxing, spend 10 minutes there in your mind.
7. Remember your dreams and goals
Everyday we are encouraging our children to reach their full potential. But sometimes in the midst of being a parent we forget about our own dreams and goals. The best thing you can do to encourage a child is to lead by example –happy moms hold on to their dreams and goals and don’t let go.
8. Be lighthearted
Don't be the uptight mom. Be silly and dance with your kids to their music or tv show tunes. Be romantic and pull your partner into a waltz. Dance in slippery socks in your kitchen while making dinner.
9. Bend the Rules
One of the best parts of making the rules is occasionally breaking them. Maybe it’s taking your child out of school for half a day on their birthday, or waking them up in the middle of the night to see a sky of shooting stars. Happy moms know how to turn the mundane into fun.
10. Mind your own business
Concentrate on creating your life the way you want it. Take care of you and your family. Don’t get overly concerned with what other people are doing or saying. Don’t get caught up with gossip or name calling. Stop seeking the validation of others and be confident in yourself.