I did splurge today & buy this . . .
It is a Vera Bradley tote that I plan on using for a diaper bag - she actually sells specific sized bags that are considered "diaper bags" but they are more expensive than this & smaller - so I opted for this one. I love the print & since I will be using it on a daily basis, I'm dividing the cost by the number of days I'd be using it & in the end it is quite a steal per day :) LOL!!!
Ryan & I went to a fall festival at Homestead Gardens today - here's a pic of the handsome little devil, growing up so fast . . .
and here he is again - yes he is dancing - my silly guy . . .
I was telling my mom the other day what a unique experience parenthood is - one minute you can be overflowing with how perfect the moment is, how on top of the world you feel from one little thing your child said or did. However two seconds later a child can do or say something in the throws of a tantrum that is so hurtful , so emotionally draining. The yo-yoing can be exhausting - especially now being pregnant . . . what a journey of patience parenting is isn't it?? I hit a bit of a scrappy slump this week - my focus was on the baby (rightfully so) and trying to get organized in that realm of my life. No worries though - I do have a few scrappy projects to share . . .
First up is my Magpie Club sketch & layout!!! Here is the sketch for October . . .
And here is the layout I came up with . . .
Love these Lily Bee rub-ons . . . perfect for the title
More Lily Bee rub-ons used to cover this tag & fab Lily Bee papers punched & layered to create this leaf embellie - a quick pen outline on each really helped to make them "pop"!!
Be sure to head on over the the Magpie Club blog - Tara is running this challenge through the end of November as she will be skipping the November kit due to the upcoming arrival of a new little one :) Hope you can play along!!
I also had a chance to play with some of my Blue Moon design goodies - lots of fun Dear Lizzy Enchanted & My Minds Eye Lost & Found on this . . .
Love these Dear Lizzy tickets & the Jenni Bowlin vellum butterflies!!! Yes, I broke out my machine & did some stitching - I feel in love with it all over again :) It was the perfect touch for this "soft" layout. See those stamped blocks - they are actually just the edge of one of my Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads - love the look of this block border!!
Hope all is well with everyone & thank you so much for the comments you leave - I read every one & they really make my day!!!! Have a fab Sunday - be back to share more soon :)
ttyl - julie :)