Guess I should mention…

I have some news to share…

Our next little one is expected to arrive this spring and we are all over the moon. Feeling blessed.

Friends and family have know for some time now. But I have been having some struggles for the past few months (with my health – the pregnancy and baby are great), so I just have kept a bit quiet about it. But since the doctor has given me the OK to go to CHA, I thought it would be good to share here to avoid people wondering when they saw my new “enhanced belly size” in the next few days. :)

I am so very happy to welcome a new future stamper to this world very soon.

Hope you have a great day.

(Oh, and note to self: red striped shirts on a big belly = giant candy cane. Ha.)

Advice for mommas of young ones…

If you are the momma of a quiet little guy who you are afraid will be nervous to get on the bus for the first day of Kindergarten, here is a bit of advice.

Print a bunch of your favorite family photos.
Laminate them.
Punch holes in the corner.
Put them on a key ring.
Attach them to the built-in key strap in your son’s backpack.

Then tell him that once he is on the bus, he can look in his backpack for the first time to see what fun pictures were included…

Next, you will watch him get on the bus – all excited. And as you stand there in complete shock, you will see him wave from his seat… and then open his backpack to see the photos inside.

And then, in that moment, you will feel like a really good momma.

Who would have guessed it was that easy?

Answered prayers.

(Oh, and he still LOVES the bus and school. Yay! And the Luigi patch? I have etsy.com to thank for that one.)


Be sure to check out Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember.

There are great sales going on – something new every day! You can follow along HERE on their blog.

See you soon.

Coming out of the water…

… to log in and say hello!

We are still on vacation and it is heavenly. Here I am snorkeling with the kiddos…

I love being in the water. It is amazing here.

Anyway, I know I have a lot of winners to announce, but I will do them all when I am home. Internet is very sketchy down here. This is my first success so far. But, I do have to admit: I am ok with that. The water is calling my name.

See you soon!

8 years

8 years ago today…

…I married the most amazing man…

…and became Mum to these two remarkable girls…

… and I haven’t stopped thanking God since.

Life is good.

Paper Crafts!

Hello from Utah!

I am here for editorial meeting with Paper Crafts. We all arrived, hit In and Out Burgers and are now in our jammies chatting. Here are the Go To Gals


So, I will be back soon with more to share and another giveaway. (Oh, and by the way, the winner of the Studio Calico goodies is Marcia D! I emailed you.)

See you soon!

Happy Easter!

Hope your day is full of blessings and happiness knowing that He has risen!

If you want to feel your heart soar, watch this performance of How Great Thou Art. Wow.

Hugs…