The weekend away was very fabulous. I think I just enjoyed the quiet and the sleeping without being interrupted the most.... but scrapping comes in at a close second! ;)
I'm still getting back into the swing of things here, which seems to be hindered by:
1)an outbreak by my mysteriously reoccurring hives (I've had them since I was sixteen or so- they break out when I'm stressed, pms-ing, or allergic to something, so it's one of those. I suspect the 2nd one.) It feels like fire ants are crawling over me at night in bed. Lovely.
2)my kids' severe lack of following directions and obedience. Mainly my fault because I have gotten lax in the "follow through" area of discipline. :( It's stressing me big time.
3)a general lack of structure in our days... I need to incorporate (again) some sort of loose schedule for the kids so that they are not getting bored and throwing Christmas ornaments off of the top bunk in Atticus' room. (Don't ask)
I will be slowly sharing some of the things I made over the weekend here- don't want to overload you all at once! ;)
We have a design team challenge going on at Noel Mignon, to use a children's book as inspiration for a layout. You can use the design, the story, the title, or just a memory associated with a particular story as your jumping off point.
Ever since Em was a baby, we would read Charlie and Lola (and Clarice Bean- both by Lauren Child) books to the kids, so I KNEW that I had to use Charlie & Lola as my inspiration for my layout. This is one of our favorite books about them:
I ended up tracing the characters a little and then adding my own interpretations to match my kids. I know this is not a traditional layout (with no pics), but it was really fun to do and my kids immediately recognized themselves being Charlie & Lola-fied. I think I"m going to put it on a canvas or in a frame and hang it in their reading nook.
Come join in on the Off-the-Bookshelf challenge! There's a $15 gc to the Noel Mignon store waiting for the winner of the challenge.... :)
Off to enjoy the quiet house (kids at MDO) and slightly spring-like weather outside. Ciao, bellas!