Saturday, September 8, 2012

Week In Review

1. Daddy and Xander posing with Hulk who is made out of lego
2. a beautiful sky
3. Xander all smiles on our trip to toronto
4. music time
5. The CN tower
6. Our bounty
7. Colourful Xander 
8. posing with the delorian 

1. Hanging out at Fairbanks Resort
2. Xander in our yard
3. Daddy and Xander
4. My sister in law Michelle with Meah
5. Xander with pepere
6. smooches
7. Marissa with Chippy
8. My friend Andria with her little one Maddy


She is...: This is a picture of my niece Marissa. I used alot of dear lizzy on this page because I love the soft colours.

Name an Embarrassing Moment: I created this page based on a challenge to use ombre. This is a picture of my co-workers at my wedding remembering my many embarassing moments and trying to pick one.

Full of Wonder: This is a picture my husband took of our little boy.  Its such a sweet picture so I kept my layout pretty simple.

Candy Table: These are picture of the candy table at our wedding. Again I used dear lizzy.  This challenge was to use confetti.


Watch Out Here Comes Trouble: I just love this picture of our little nephew Brody. He's a funny little guy and he totally looks like he's about to cause some trouble. 

Week In Review

Ok so its been a long time since I last posted. A really long time! Life just gets so busy and next thing you know a month has passed. 

1. Me and my little sweet
2. Pepere and Xander
3. Xander with his cousins Owen and Brody
4. My kitchen
5. Gramma feeding Xander peas I think
6. Learning to drink from a straw
7. having a good morning
8. we won third place in a friendly 'King of the Grill' contest

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Week in Review

1. Greek Dessert
2. Xander finding new spots in the house to crawl too
3. Sweet sweet Meah
4. My honey
5. Hanging out with the Field family at the Greek festival
6. Me and my princess niece Marissa
7. The Helenic Center
8. Marissa and Xander

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Meah and Xander: For this layout I used Heyday by Studio Calico and Dear Lizzy from American Crafts.  I wanted to try working with triangles becuase they are on trend right now and I love how the page turned out.  This is a picture of Xander and his little cousin Meah.  They are just to cute together and I wanted to capture that on this page.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Week In Review

1. hanging out with Roxie
2. Daddy and Xander 
3. Eating sweet potatoes for the first time
4. 6 months old!
5. My little monkey
6. Trying to get our little one to sleep
7. Hello
8. A visit from Xander's cousins Amy and Brad


We Love Whem Family Visits: This was my first time using a Studio Calico mask with mist and I love how it turned out. I used Heyday by Studio Calico and the embellishments are from My Minds Eye. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Week in Review

1. Playing with a new toy from Gramma
2. His first time eating bananas
3. Taking a nap with Daddy
4. holding himself up on the couch
5. Still playing in his exersaucer and loving it
6. Sitting up on his own on his playmat
7. Playing with Gramma
8. Smiling but has his first cold here

Friday, July 20, 2012


You Are Loved: When I saw this lettered paper I knew just what I wanted to do.  This page was alot of fun to create.

Monday, July 16, 2012


4 Months: I used my Elmwood Park kit from Studio Calico to create this layout.  I wrote my journaling about what Xander was doing at 4 months on the tag.  Things like sucking his thumb and toes, drooling, laughing, and smiling. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012


My Favorite Superheros: I used the kit from Studio Calico called 'Elmwood Park' to create this layout.  I love the matching shirts!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Post Baby Weight Loss Journey

So its been a week since I started my weight loss journey and I've lost 2 pounds! I thought it would be a good idea to try and focus on one thing at a time rather than go all out.  In the past when I've  quit everything and went 'cold turkey' I somehow ended up gaining weight back.  So this week I decided to concentrate on breakfast.  Breakfast is something that I never ate but have heard time and time again the benefits of starting your day with a good meal.  Here are some examples of what I eat every morning. All very simple and easy to throw together which is what I need with a 5 month old who is a very busy boy.

Strawberries + Greek Yogurt + Honey + Slivered Almonds

Greek Yogurt + Pecans + Honey

Banana + Greek Yogurt + Pecans + Honey

My Stats Last Week:
Weight: 178lbs
Pounds left to lose: 38lbs
Goal weight: 140lbs

My Stats this Week:
Weight: 176lbs
Pounds left to lose: 36lbs
Goal weight: 140lbs

Week in Review

1. View of Ramsey Lake
2. My happy husband 
3. My little man
4. My niece Marissa having fun in a bouncy castle
5. Me and Xander 
6. Xander and Meah. They love holding hands. So cute
7. Grasses in my bench 
8. Magic Mike movie night with the girls

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Favorite Toy: Here's Xander with his favorite toy. He loves to chew on the birds little feet, really he loves to chew on anything! 

 2 of a Kind: I love this picture of Xander and is daddy. Its just to sweet.  I decided to have fun with hexagons for this page.

Week in Review

1. Pool party at my brothers
2. Meah's 1st birthday 
3. Happy Canada day
4. hanging out with papere
5. Xander and my bother
6. Xander with Maddy on Canada Day
7. Xander with Gramma
8. Xander with his other papere

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Post Baby Weight Loss Journey

Ok so it's time.......time to start losing the baby weight.  Xander is now 5 months old I am ready to get back into a routine.  Before I was pregnant I did workout quite a bit but once my belly began to grow I stopped altogether.  I felt tired all the time, was nauseated by every smell you could think of and I ate whatever I wanted.  I'm talking a portion for 2 of lasanga everyday for lunch! Needless to say I gained 35 pounds on top of the 25 pounds I was working to lose before pregnancy.  I'm 5'4 so this extra weight is really not comfortable. I tried WW a couple of weeks after Xander was born because it had worked for me in the past, but my head just wasn't in it this time around.  My focus will be eating healthy and low impact exercise to get started. Now I think that maybe, just maybe if I blog about my post baby weight loss journey I will be more likey to succeed. I am now accountable to the world wide web.  So here goes.......

My stats:
Starting weight: 200 lbs
Weight loss thus far: 22 lbs  (10 lbs was baby)
Goal weight: 140 lbs
Pounds left to lose: 38 lbs ( wow, ok I can do this!)

Now here are some before pictures (cringe)

June 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Week in Review

1. Xander 5 months old
2. Swinging
3. Flowers from a friend
4. Hanging out at Windy Lake 
5. Flowers in my yard
6. Maddy's first time in the jolly jumper
7. Xander's first time eating cereal
8. At the Windy Lake beach

Friday, June 29, 2012


Cousins: I had a really hard time with this one. I love the picture but had it and these papers on my desk forever. I finally just threw it together and ended up putting the numbered paper upsidedown.  I am feeling uninspired at the moment so I am going to head over to studio calico to recharge.  For my birthday in April my husband ordered project life for me.  It was on back order and was said to be delievered in June.  June is over in 2 days :( and I am trying to wait patiently. Hopefully my kit will come soon and I can start on a new project. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Week in Review

1. Cousin Owen and Xander
2. Xander and papere having a nap
3. Cousin Meah and Xander getting aquainted 
4. Xander enjoying the fresh air
5. Happy Fathers Day
6. 40 degrees. It was a hot one!
7. Susan and Dennis wedding
8. Fathers day card

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Week in Review

1. pool party with friends
2. garden and new deck being built
3. pass! 
4. mexican night with friends
5. oh that face
6. having a sick day
7. growing tomatoes
8. Xander's first time in pool.  he loved it


Monday, June 18, 2012

Week in Review

1. Flowers from Husband
2. My handsome little man
3. Mommy and Xander cuddling before bed
4. My silly boy
5. Walking with friends
6. Lilac's picked from the yard
7. watching baby einstein
8. My yummy breakfast


Ok so its been a while.  I just havn't been motivated to keep this blog up to date or had the time.  My hat goes off to those of you who keep your blog updated on a daily basis.  Here are some pages I've created. 

So Sweet: I just love this picture of Meah with her daddy. I loved the paper from the SC Brownie kit so much I used it again.

Finally: Driving is something that I have been avoiding for 18 years. Why? I don't know. I am happy to say that I have finally just did it and I am now at 34 I am a licenced driver. It was a very proud moment for me.

This Face: I just love seeing all Xander's expressions each one sweeter than the other.  I used the 35mm kit from Studio Calico to create this page. 

Birthday Girl: Wow my niece Marissa is 5!  She is growing so fast and I love her so much. I kept my page quite simple because I just love this picture of her blowing out her candles.

Sweet Moments: I just love this picture of my husband and son. I created a starburst pattern for the first time and I love how it turned it out.  I used the Studio Calico kit 'So Cal'.

You Are My Sunshine: My little niece Meah is such a funny little girl.  She is full of spunk and makes me smile. I used a Studio Calico kit called 'City of Lights' to create this page.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


1,2,3 Months: My son is growing so fast! I took his picture in the same place each month to keep track of how much he's changing. He is such a sweet baby. Here he is at 1,2, and 3 months.

Remember: This is a layout I made for my husband on mothers day of him and his mom when he was younger.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


100% Perfect: I created this layout with a few different Studio Calico kits.  I wanted to use the SC plano stamp and decided to make a pie chart showing the little personality my son has already. Already almost 4 months I can't believe how fast he's growing.

Monday, May 14, 2012


Little Charmer: I used my May Studio Calico kit to create this layout.  You can visit their site here

Friday, May 11, 2012

My Boys

Oh how I love my boys. Here are a few snapshots of Daddy and Xander together.  After putting this together I realized I don't have alot of pictures with just Xander and I. I better get on that! 

1. At a BBQ hosted by our Midwifes
2. Hanging out in bed after a good sleep
3. In the hammock we just put up in the yard
4. Wearing their maching superhero shirts. Superman! 
5. Taking a walk
6. Cuddling
7. A comfy place to sit
8. In the hammock again, we love that spot
9. All hugs 

Out of the bunch here is my favorite picture. I could not resist posting this one on its own as well. 


Well its been a long time since I last posted. I've been busy taking care of my little man ( he keeps me very busy) and just hanging out in our yard. This year we will be doing alot of work outside so we can spend the summer enjoying our yard. I have had a bit of time to scrap though. Here are a few of my pages.

You Are My Heart: A sweet picture of Xander and I.  I created the chevron pattern with a tutorial from Marcy Penner. You can visit her blog here

Music: The first time Kyle took out the guitar and played a song for Xander we knew he loved it. He sat on my lap watching the Kyle strum the strings listening to the music.  

A Card??? LOL I just recently started to create cards. I thought I have all this paper why am I buying cards when I can just make them myself. Here is a birthday card I made for my mom to give to my aunt.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sketchbook 4

Sketch 8- Jolly Good Time: Its been busy around here lately and I haven't had time to scrap.  This is Xander's first time in the jolly jumper. I posted these pictures already but I had to create a layout with them as well.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Losing track

Without a leave the house 9-5 job its hard to keep track of what day of the week it is.  This week my Monday Moment was brought to you on Saturday LOL. Hope you enjoyed it.

Friday, April 27, 2012

3 Months

I feel like it was just yesterday I was rubbing my belly waiting for our little one to arrive.  Now Xander is three months and I can't beleive how much he has changed.  Now I understand what people mean when they say 'it goes by so fast so enjoy every minute'.

He is such a little man and I love every little bit of him.  He makes me smile everyday and I wouldn't change a thing.