Sunday, May 28, 2017

PL2016 is Complete

You guys, I did it. I'm finally finished my 2016 album...

What a relief. 

Here's my two page spread for December. 


There's not much to say about this month. Every December, I also do a December Daily album. This year, I did it in a 6x4 sized format. If you're interested in checking it out, it's here.

Knowing that I document the month, in a lot of detail, I still like to include pages in my project life album. Some of the photos over lap. Some of the photos are different. Here's a quick look:


  • A celebration for Gigi. She was 99, and she would have been pissed that it took this to get all her grandkids together. But we did all get together, and it was a nice visit. 
  • We were at a Christmas party out of town, and of course, it began snowing on our way home... Of course. An hour drive under normal conditions, took us 2 1/2 hours. The highways were treacherous.
  • Calvin returns.
  • Miss Libby, loves to romp in the snow.
  • My fav 9 photos on IG for 2016, of course I had to see what they would be.
  • These two goofs, sporting Christmas present items. 



  • Girl Guides went and sang carols at a senior residence. Their last meeting of the year. 
  • Xmas morning stocking reveal. 
  • I surprised Madelyn with tickets to the nutcracker. She was so pleased. The girls went. I even let her pick out a mask. I was 'fun mum' on this particular trip. 
  • Barry and the kids Xmas Eve, I was home sick with the flu...
  • TRUST, my one little word for 2017. 

The following Sahlin Studio product was used: 


Monday, May 15, 2017

May's Template Freebie

For the month of may only, you can download this Sahlin Studio template for free! Check it out here. 

Here's my take on this months template:

Miss Madelyn just performed in The Show Must Go On. She was thrilled to get a pretty big role as one of the teachers at the school. She practiced for weeks. She had early morning rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:10-8:45 am. The rehearsals began in February. 

The last 5 weeks or so, before the play, they also added an after school rehearsal, Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30. She didn't miss a single one. 

Her work definitely paid off. The day of the performance she absolutely nailed it. 

Of course, we all came and watched, as proud as proud can be, from the audience. 

Way to go Madelyn! Maybe you have the acting bug...

PL2017 - Weeks 12 & 13


Fell behind there again... 

Not my intention. But it seems to happen on a fairly regular basis.

I have a couple of layouts to share, so here they are:

Week 12:


  • I went on a Gr 9 field trip, to Telus Spark. I had to laugh, because when they had free time, the kids all wanted to go outside and check out the playground. 
  • Love the Snapchat filters. 
  • A dog and her rat.
  • The story of the 'readers'.
  • Celebrating my birthday at my Mum and Dad's.


Week 13:

This week happened to fall on spring break. I adore spring break... Days are getting longer, but not necessarily warmer. Or, warmer for a day or two, then cold again. 
  • We did manage a lovely afternoon up on Nose Hill. 
  • We went to Telus Spark, trying to get another couple of visits in before Madelyn's pass expires. 
  • A sleep over with a best friend, it f i n a l l y happened...
  • Barry's re-doing some plumbing to our master bath and kids bathroom. Needed access to the supply lines. Good news, our master shower seems to be working just fine now, with no leaks!!
  • Madelyn making drumsticks for dinner. It's one meal that she loves to plan and make. 
The following Sahlin Studio Products were used: 

Week 12

You Are Here Kit - http://the-lilypad.com/store/you-are-here-kit.html
You Are Here Journal Cards - http://the-lilypad.com/store/you-are-here-journal-cards.html

Week 13 

For Real Journal Cards - http://the-lilypad.com/store/For-Real-Journal-Cards.html
For Real Paper - http://the-lilypad.com/store/For-Real-Papers.html