Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Our Kitchen Reveal

Our kitchen remodel is almost complete so it’s preliminary reveal time! We installed Medallion Providence White Icing cabinets, Alaska White granite, Petraslate Harmony Lotus glass tile backsplash, Amerock Revitalize hardware, and Shaw Epic engineered maple flooring. We replaced all of the appliances and tweaked the layout so we have a bigger pantry and a one level island. We love our beautiful new kitchen!

We replaced virtually everything in this kitchen since we moved in - here is a before shot to compare. I'll share more pictures soon!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Blessed Layout

I am excited to share my first layout from our Hawaii photo shoot. I love the large Hibiscus chipboard pieces -- I used light blue chalk ink on the petals and gold stickles on the stamen and leaves. I used gray chalk ink on the title, which came from the Thankful Word Set.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Posed and Candid Pictures

Nathan had his first "school" picture taken, and it definitely fits the stereotype with his little stiff forced smile. I love it anyway -- he is such a little cutie!

Now this is a real smile -- both Nathan and Jesse are grinning ear to ear to commemorate Nathan giving Jesse a real hug for the first time ever (usually he just lets you hug him or leans in a bit but this time he wrapped his arms around Jesse, gave him a good squeeze, and said "I love you").  My heart!

If you think Nathan looks huge in that picture, you are not wrong. He is at the 93rd percentile for height! He is so tall that he is taller than the average 4 year old! The Thomas genes are strong with this one.

Our secret? We feed him frozen yogurt! Just kidding, only occasionally for a treat/bribe (this one was a bribe for him agreeing to eat a good dinner at the Indian restaurant Jesse wanted to go to without throwing a fit -- parenting a three-nager is fun times I tell ya!) Oh, and I am definitely sharing with him but he grabbed the opportunity to two-spoon it when I whipped out my phone to take a picture.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

You Are My Sunshine Layout

This layout features the cutest picture of Nathan. I used one of my favorite Creative Embellishments chipboard pieces: You are My Sunshine. I painted the text with silver paint and used gold stickles for the sun.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Countertops and Nathan Videos

Major progress continues in our kitchen remodel -- we have countertops and backsplash! It will still be an non-functional kitchen for a while yet, but it's getting there.

This is my new favorite video of Nathan. He drinks a lot of milk and when he wiggles soon after, you can hear it sloshing around. He did it on purpose and asked me if I could hear his milk ... giggles ensued!

And here is another cute video: Nathan is launching a rocket ship!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Treasure Layout

I used My Mind's Eye's Lost and Found 3 - Oliver to create this layout using a number of my favorite pictures of Nathan. For my title, I used Creative Embellishments' Treasure Border Words set. I painted the chipboard gold and added glitter so that it coordinated with the other gold glitter elements on the page.

I also completed another cute-Nathan-picture layout using a sketch from the ScrapRoom blog and the patterned paper challenge from Lasting Memories.

Monday, April 16, 2018

April Antics

Our kitchen remodel project is humming along.  Tile is demoed, our new cabinets are in, and we picked out slabs for our counters.  We still have a long way to go to make this kitchen usable!

Living without a kitchen has gone surprisingly well so far, and life otherwise goes on.  Nathan (pictured here in our makeshift living/dining space) has been enjoying the birthday presents that keep coming his way.

And since both Nathan and Jesse love cars, we had to stop by the auto show this weekend.  Nathan was thrilled to be able to "drive" tons of trucks, jeeps, vans, and cars!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Baby's First Christmas Layout

I love warm and cozy feel of this baby's first Christmas layout. For my title, I paired Creative Embellishments' Basic Alphabet, which I painted with chalk ink, with their beautiful Merry Christmas title, which did not alter.

Friday, April 6, 2018

End of an era

Lots of changes for the Thomases this week! This past weekend Nathan turned 3 (we celebrated it a week early). He is growing up so fast!

Nathan's birthday was also his last "dad day" with Jesse, who will be going back to work full time. They had a great day at the "dinosaur museum" -- I love these guys!

Last, but not least, we no longer have a kitchen! We just began our kitchen remodel and are in for quite a few weeks of eating out and washing dishes in our bathroom sink. I can't wait to show you the "after!"

In the whirlwind of life, it's comforting to remember that God never changes. Hopefully you had a great Easter!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

CE April Challenge

I created this huge tag for Creative Embellishments' April challenge. I was inspired by the celebratory theme and I used the Mini Harlequin Panel as the base for this tag. I added elements from the It's a Boy Set to this tag and covered each piece with ink and glossy accents.