Children see magic because they look for it.      - Christopher Moore

Do you see these two below, those lines are really (as told to me by Ryan) a GIGANTIC moon bounce, with many different sections.  And these two are hopping & bouncing away -  having lots of fun :) No need to spend money on the real deal people - simply a mix of sidewalk chalk & imagination will do the trick :)

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And this one, another lover of the outdoors -  just like his older brother.  Love how the sun was shining just overhead - makes him look pretty angelic :)  If only that were true these days - ha!!  Deep in the tantrums with this little guy, but when he loves on you - he LOVES on you, with every bit of his heart :)

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There's a budding artist in the family :)  He drew these based on his FAVORITE books - Geronimo Stilton & The Kingdom of Fantasy.  If you have yet to hear of them - check them out HERE.  Ryan LOVES them!!

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There's been a bit of a lull on the scrapping front.  Lots of family stuff behind the scenes these days & I have been on an energy low :(  Hoping to get my tush in gear this week :)  I did have my first full blog post up last week on the Fancy Pants Designs blog - here are a few sneaky peeks, head over HERE for the full pics & write up :)

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Guess what is right around the corner???

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I can't say enough about how wonderful Noel's kits are - I have purchased her kits for a long time & feel so lucky to have the opportunity to be part of her design team :)  Her newest kit Melrose is packed with such a fun mix of colors & LOTS of fun embellishments :)  Here is my first page using the Melrose kit . . .

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Thanks for stopping by - have a fab Monday!!


  1. The boys are getting so big and sorry to hear you have been having a scrapbooking low. I know exactly what you mean. Love the layouts you shared today.

  2. Julie! Those photos of your boys are so precious. I can't believe how big they are getting.
    Your layout is fabulous -as always. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your great work.

  3. Your kids are amazing! You are a blessed mom.

  4. I love the picture of the little one with the sun flair on his hair!

  5. The boys look so cute together. Nicholas must love to follow Ryan and his imaginative plans. Lovely LO and I love what you created for Fancy Pants. Their collections are always terrific!