Monday, October 17, 2011


I seem to be on a misting kick right now! It's just so much fun! There was a misting challenge on the Studio Calico blog that inspired me to create this layout. I used Clay, Sunshine, Huey, and Heirloom Blue Mister Huey's by Studio Calico.
The photos are from our 2010 Door County vacation. We were hiking and took a little break in the lake. My brother-in-law, Craig and my girls decided to hike the rest of the way in the water instead of on the trail. A memorable little adventure they had!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sources of Inspiration

Here are the details of what I was inspired by in my previous post:

Book - Art Saves, by Jenny Doh
Song - Someone Like You, by Adele (love the piano!)
Catalog- Pottery Barn Teen
Gallery - Studio Calico, member gallery
Blog- Julie Fei-fan Balzer's,

I hope you enjoy if you check any of these out!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Soooo Inspired!!!

A book, a song, a catalog,
a gallery, and a blog.

I'm so inspired from all of this goodness!

Let me know if you want to know which book, which catalog, etc. inspired me.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

In Her Element

My older daughter Kaylie has always been such a nature lover. While on vacation in Door County, WI, my sister took this photo of her. We had just been hiking. Kaylie, Olivia, and their Uncle Craig waded through the shores of Lake Michigan throughout part of the hike. Kaylie was just loving it all, and the photo captured her joy at the end of the adventure.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Jennifer B., Nicole H., and me.

Jennifer B., Kelly P., and me.

Elizabeth K., me, and Amy T.

Make 'N' Takes

I was able to go to Scrapfest this year!!! It was at The Mall of America and I had a blast! I took a class that I'll share more about in another post, met the wonderful ladies above, watched some demonstrations, and purchased a few items at Archivers.
Jennifer is a friend I met from the Studio Calico community, and I was happy to see her in person at this event. Elizabeth, Nicole, Amy, and Kelly are all scrapbooking stars in my eyes, and it was so fun to meet them in person. Such talented, sweet women!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Our 2011 Vacation - Part One

We went to South Dakota this summer for our family vacation. The above three photos were all taken at Badlands National Park. We all thought it was gorgeous! I had read somewhere to try to go in the evening and get photos at sunset. I practically jumped out of the van before it stopped moving, when I saw the sun setting against a beautiful scene. My family and I had a good laugh over that. I'll be sharing more about our trip in future posts.

Monday, August 29, 2011

10-Year-Old Photography

bathroom rug

tire valve stem

wild flower

My 10-year-old daughter Olivia used our camera while I was out the other day. These are just a few of the many photos she took and I'll hope to share more in the future. I enjoy seeing the subjects she captures and the angles she uses.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I Did It!

I did it! I started a blog! I decided to just begin, rather than waiting until that day when I knew how to take better photos of my layouts and I knew more about creating blogs.

This is one of the pages I entered at the county fair. I entered a total of 15 layouts and had a blast doing so.