Because Life is Good

It's all about the little things…Sharing some of my favorite photos, recipes and memories.

The Cricut Explore is Fun May 30, 2014

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Boys will be Boys

Boys will be Boys











Did you know that you can use the write feature to write overlays on your paper to create your own background?

On this page, for example, I started with a Make it Now project from Cricut and altered the title and added in my own John Deere SVG logo. I was thinking of adding in a green overlay in the background when I decided to change the “Cut” to “Write” and see how it turned out. I just love how it changes the look of the overlay all together into something new and different!


Family pictures- Scrapbook Style August 4, 2013

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I’m big on scrap booking and memory keeping of all kinds for my family. It’s not only great me-time with the fun of using my creativity, but I like to think of it as telling my family story. From big moments like birthdays, to capturing and documenting the little day-to-day details in life, scrap booking is a obsession hobby that I look forward to every week.

I am usually the one taking the pictures, so I am not typically in them. I’ve realized this more lately, and so I am trying to make and effort to appear in more pictures with the kids. Bad hair day or not, I think it’s important that my kids can look back on pictures later in life and see their mom and dad right along with them. This lead to my Mother’s Day request this year- a family portrait session. We found Katy Geesaman from Lil Geese Photography through friends of ours. We got rained out on Mother’s Day weekend, but made another try at it a few weeks later. I’m so thrilled with how they turned out, and a few of my favorite shots are below.

I found some time recently to start scrap booking these pictures, and I’m so happy with how this page turned out. I added a nice quote about Family Rules, and had some nice Chantily paper from Close to my Heart to compliment this. I can’t wait to add this one into the album!






My mobile office is better than yours! July 19, 2013

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Say no more!



How I got my groove back! March 29, 2013

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I used to be an avid scrap booker- until my second child came along. After Logan came along, I could barely find time to take a shower, let alone do any crafts. Luckily I kept up with my love of photography over these past four years.

In the past year, I’ve finally found my inspiration again. It’s been helped along by a great combination of the kids getting old enough to play quietly while I craft, along with new friends who also like crafting.

There is something I love about looking at pictures and telling a story about them. Looking back at a photograph is one thing, but adding some nice journaling and pretty artwork makes any picture a work of art.


Take this recent scrapbook page, for example. These are snapshots from my phone of Logan as we went through the car wash recently. They’re cute pictures on their own, but they never would have made it off my phone if I hadn’t otherwise found my inspiration again!

I’ve been learning some new craft techniques for cards, stamping and more. What’s your favorite trend in paper crafting these days? I’d love to find even more inspiration!


We found Cinderella! November 27, 2012

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We had a great time in Disney. 10 relaxing days, in which I had to stop and figure out what day it was. I call that a gauge of a good vacation- when your brain can really shut off from the outside world. We’re on the Magical Express on our way to the airport, and I’m trying to hold off on the real-world for as long as possible!

I’ll pretend that I’m still looking at this for as long as possible!


We had a lovely trip, and got to watch the nighttime shows at Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. We saw the amazing Osbourne Festival of Dancing lights (quite a sight if you’ve never been!). While Katelyn cried and didn’t want to ride some of her favorites like The Barnstormer, Logan rode everything he was allowed to. He rode his first big roller coaster- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad- twice, and Splash Mountain too. He wanted to ride with Uncle JJ, and loved all of it.

My favorite park day day was Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party. We started the day by getting Katelyn dressed up like Cinderella at the Bippity Boppity Boutique. She sure cleans up nicely, don’t you think?


Afterwards, we headed to the holiday party. It sure did get me in the Christmas mood! Plenty of hot cocoa and cookies to go around, short lines for a few last chances at some of our favorite rides, holiday carols sung by Mickey and the gang, and the most amazing fireworks display I’ve ever seen! We ended the night by watching the Christmas Parade, which was beyond wonderful. Between the snow falling on Main Street, the Toy Soldiers and seeing Santa himself come down the street, I was in Christmas heaven. I think I’m spoiled for any holiday parades now though!

We’re excited to go home and see the puppies, I heard it snowed while we’ve been gone, and that Barley loved playing in it. There is a lot to do and look forward to in these next few weeks… We’ve got a tree to put up, cookies to bake, garland to hang and presents to wrap! Bring on the Holidays!!!


Bring on the Disney! November 16, 2012

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So we’re lucky enough to have become Disney Vacation Club members. For those not familiar with it, it’s basically a time share on Disney property. We’re getting ready to go on our 3rd trip in 3 years to the House of the Mouse and I can’t wait!

We’ll be down there for 10 days with my mother-in-law and brother-in-law, and will celebrate both my Birthday and Thanksgiving while there. 🙂

For me, there is nothing like being on a true vacation- away from the daily grind of the house, and the call of my home-office. Add in a bit of Disney magic to that, and I’m in heaven!

Here are a few pictures from last year that I’ve been looking at to get in the mood. Updates from this year are sure to come!




The Hulk will save you! October 1, 2012

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I’m not sure why boys seem to be harder to potty train than girls, but Logan must’ve heard that once and decided to be a textbook example for me. We’ve been on and off with the whole thing since April (a whole six months!) before Logan finally got bribed decided he was ready to be a Big Boy for real.

Once he got the big boy undies on full-time, we had to make good on the bribe. And what does a 3 year old boy who loves to play dress up want? The Incredible Hulk costume of course! We went to the mall on Friday night to find it, and Logan was so excited that he could barely leave the store before begging us to put it on him. So, we put it on him in the middle of the mall and let him proudly walk around in the costume. We’ll be in big trouble when it’s Halloween time!