Monday, June 29, 2015

PL2015 - Week 15

Here's week 15:

We have been so lucky with the weather this spring. Of course, the evening we had to go sell Girl Guide cookies door-to-door it was dreadful. But other than that, it's been pretty good. Mason and I took Libby for a walk on an afternoon he had off school. Mum took the kids to see the movie Home. Miss Libby in a favourite place on the deck. My photo that made it into the Gastropost section of the Calgary Herald. This weeks challenge was my 'go to' condiment.

I had fun using the stitch holes this week. Love the attention it draws to the photos.


Sahlin Studio Products used in the this layout:

Flashback Paper, Elements and Journal cards

Paper Piercing Stitch Holes

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PL2015 - Week 14

This was a super fun week. I made my first batch of muffins in our new oven. It's fabulous. It's bigger than the other one we had, plus I can do multiple batches, at the same time. It also bakes at the temperature it's supposed to. Couldn't be more pleased. Girl Guides had a bowling night. Little fish note from Madelyn, indicating she fed the fish. Dying Easter eggs with the kids. Crocus in bloom up on Nose Hill.

Rain on the window. The Outlander series is starting up again. Jamie McTavish.... Mmmmm... Enough said.

These flowers are certainly a symbol of spring to most Calgarians. So happy to see them blooming.

Sahlin Studio Products used in this layout:

Create Kit Sampler
Create Journal Cards

Friday, May 29, 2015

PL2015 - Weeks 12 & 13

Here are weeks 12 & 13 of my project life spreads:

Week 12:

This week marked the start of spring break. We always look forward to the slightly longer days and slightly warmer temperatures. On my Thursday morning walk we came across an older gentleman feeding birds in the park. I have a feeling he's a regular, and that they all know it. Kids got haircuts. The Scouts went to Lloyd's Roller Rink. Barry wasn't able to go tonight, so I took Mason there. Madelyn decided she wanted to try her hand at rollerskating too, and was thrilled to find she loved it!
We've had a lot of fog this year, both before winter and now, after winter. Not usual for us, but maybe this is our new usual?

Week 13:

This week was my birthday. We went for my favourite dinner, Vietnamese. We fit a quick birthday dinner in between school and hockey practice. We had my family over the next night, my Mumma brought my favourite cake. [I've always had a thing for store bought birthday cakes... Though, it's a toss up between that and a Rum Cake these days] We ended out week with a trip to Edmonton for our first ever 'away' hockey tourney. I have to say, that I've dreaded the idea of an away tournament, since we got involved in hockey. But we had a terrific time. By Sunday night though, all of us were exhausted.

Sahlin Studio Products used:

Week 12:

Life As We Know it

Week 13:

Create - Kit Sampler [May MPM Add-on]
Create - Journal Cards [May MPM Add-on]

Monday, May 11, 2015

PL2015 - Week 11

I'm trying very hard to get to this blog on a regular basis. Even though I'm not getting here as often as I'd like, at least I'm still getting here... I'm not sure where the time goes

Here is Week 11:

This week was busy. I went on two field trips! Mason's Grade 7 class went to the zoo. [I have to be honest, I was a little bit apprehensive about going, but it ended up being a great day] Mad's Grade 4 class made a trip up Nose Hill, to observe terrain and growth [or lack of growth really] Little Bachelor Finale party, my girls came over to watch. Of course we use it as a great excuse to eat snacks and drink wine. We were team Whitney all the way. [Does any one else think that Becca might have had a touch of botox? Her face literally seemed frozen...] Off track. Sorry. Barry and I went on a breakfast date! Just the two of us, while Madelyn had a Ringette wind up, and Mason slept in. Madelyn applying lip gloss at dinner with the Guides. I just happened to see her take a mirror and lip gloss out of her purse Ama, you've done well. The Scouts walked across Nose Hill, at pick up time, it was dark, and they were all playing hide & seek in the dark, waiting for rides. And lastly, the boys won the city championship. Way to go Mustangs! That's a wrap for another season!

Sahlin Studio Product Used:

Worth A Thousand Words

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PL2015 - Weeks 9 & 10

I have 2 new layouts to post, going back to weeks 9 & 10. We've been finished with hockey and ringette for 3 and 4 weeks, respectively.  Yet, looking back at these photos, it seems like it's been
F O R E V E R since I last sat in an arena. Which kind of shocks me, because I realize what a big part of our lives it's become...

Week 9:

This week: Madelyn and Isis at the Girl Guide Thinking Day Bazaar. Only 2 of the girls from our unit came and helped out by working at a station. [Both girls had their faces painted like cats. The pink noses didn't come off completely for days.] Picture of me with my lunch dates. A stack of books I'm ready to read. A panoramic photo of my M&D's kitchen, smack dab in the middle of a renovation. And Miss Madelyn, heading towards the net with a ring. 

Week 10:

This week: Once again, Girl Guides, tonight the girls worked on their recycling badges. Mad's group created this 'robot' out of recycling. The BFG created by the grade 3/4's. He is AWESOME. Sidewalk art, a lovely sign of spring. Goalie pad removal, you had a 2nd chance as goalie and did great. Not feeling well, hanging with your Daddy on the couch. I certainly miss when this was regular sight...

Sahlin Studio Products Used:

Week 9

Shine Bright

Week 10


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

PL2015 - Week 8

We have had an awesome winter. And by that, I mean, hardly any snow.

I'm very grateful. I don't mind the snow, but I would definitely prefer if it stayed just west of the city.

Our Easter weekend was slightly dismal. It snowed on and off, and the days were grey, but it's pretty hard to complain after the winter we've had.

Any way, here is week 8 of my project life album: 

This week, the grade 4's hosted an assembly. They learned the song safe and sound, by Capital Cities and sang it to us. Miss Madelyn was part of the dance group. Boys played a hockey game at the big ice at COP [where Team Canada plays/practices] It was pretty cool. They won the game, and therefore won every one of their games. On to city finals! A shot of our new oven, which had to be ordered. And we picked black, not stainless. A ringette practice. Flying kites at Nose Hill. Libby loves having all of us out on a walk.

Sahlin Studio Product Used:

Charmed Sample Pack

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Oven Update and PL2015 Weeks 6 & 7

The new oven arrived. And was installed. It wasn't quite as simple as taking it out of the box and removing plastic of course. Is it ever? There was at least one trip to the hardware store involved. There was a jigsaw involved. There was the 'shaving down' of the existing wood involved. But it's in now, its working. And we made our first brownie. The kids are ecstatic. I'm ecstatic. Everyone is happy and the crock pot has been put away for a little while.

Onto some Project Life Pages.

Week 6:

Winter came back this week. We've had an unseasonably warm winter, so it's hard to complain when we actually get some snow, but I do... Thankfully it didn't stick around for long. Girl Guides did a Yoga night at the local Ivivva Athletica store. My sweet girl has never been too interested in fashion and names, and going to a shop like that certainly made me grateful. The boys went on a scout camp, so we had a girls weekend, and I finally watched Frozen. Can you believe that was my first time watching it? Loved it. Miss Libby watching her girl build a snowman out front. Playing Star Wars Monopoly. I'm such a debbie-downer when it comes to game playing, but if you can get me to do it, I usually end up having fun.

Week 7:

Barry at work in his office. I tend to focus more on the kids and myself in our album. [Of course, every vacation we've taken since the kids were with us, looks like it was just him and the kids, as I'm always behind the camera] I'm making a more conscious effort to have shots of him sprinkled throughout the book. Grade 4's to the Olympic Oval to learn to Speed Skate. Boys cleaning up dishes in the kitchen. An invite to the worlds largest coffee date. Photo shoot of Lisa's baby belly. This was one of my favourite photos.  Valentine's flowers. And a sad little ditty about an oven breaking down.

Sahlin Studio Product Used:

Week 6:

Charmed - Sampler Kit
4x6 - Photo Template Layouts
3x4 - Photo Template Layouts

Week 7:

Hello - Sampler Kit