Tuesday, July 3, 2012

hi, its me again {& its a wrap}!

Hi again sweet blog,

I have neglected you----and will possibly neglect OR rid-you forever very soon.  {have you read the book 7 by Jen Hatmatker}?
Thats why. {ha}.

Anyways, remember these?
Well, I wasn't forgetting.
{just not blog documenting}.

Over the past few months, I wrapped it up & ready to order some more.
The last 6 cards were a variety of handing the McD's drive-threw worker a rose without ordering anything, giving the sweetest most polite homeless man a fresh picked bouquet of flowers from my yard, to the last 4 being handmade clothing items as part of  the above mentioning of the book 7: an experimental mutiny against excess. This was Chapter 2 clothing.

So here you go folks, the final 6----and wait until you get to the last one.   Irony? Mistake? Either way, super coolness!

For more on Lisa Leonard designs, click here---is she not amazing? 

it sure does feel good. 


Sunday, May 13, 2012

dear neglected blog

I'm too tired to explain the many reasons you have been neglected since 4/20/12.
{& its too depressing & not fair to share with you all}.

All I got are some quick happy pics during this neglectful time.
Do any of you even read this? {ha} 

Friday, April 20, 2012

outgrown romper turns new t-shirt {DIY for the BOY}

Easy-peasy...I couldn't let one of my favorite Mini Boden romper's go just yet....especially since it had a broken snap {no re-sale value if you know me} ha!

Hi, I am Anderson, I won't smile for this photo, but I will give you my military ID photo face: 

& can't resist a tush pic: 

Have fun turning those outgrown rompers into cute tees! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter 2012 {pic heavy}

In a wrap, we were lucky enough to join Emily's Easter Party Thursday night, followed by a trip to Salisbury, NC with my parents, beautiful niece Madison, brother-in-law Matt, and the very talented little sister, Mandie. 

Here it all is...in photos.
Thanks for all my sweet blessings out there :)
A&L @ Emily's party

The following photos are compliments of Millie Morgan Media: 

Papa Mark {my dad is totally pumped for his Easter egg hunt}

Madison amazed at whats inside her egg....

Avery breaking for a pic...

taking in the moment...

first jelly bean experience...

Waiting to find baskets from the Easter bunny...ready, set, go! 
that a boy...
that a girl...
that a Mad after the hardest hunt ever..

mommy & daddy Chalk Art ;) 

Go Avery & Madison! 

BIke ride with daddy on YaYa's cool bike...

Anderson's cute chalk butt & Madison's awesome Easter bunny: 
& pure love, what its all about: 

I hope everyone had a blessed, fun, and lovely Easter weekend like we did. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pass*It*Forward; Card 4

I had a work meeting at the State Office building on Monday.  Unfortunately, the Air Conditioning was out.  I arrived early so went to the bathroom.  There was the nicest lady janitor just working away and sweating just as hard.  I only had $2 on me, but grabbed it and a card and said, "You are working so hard and look hot, go grab yourself a cold drink.  Can you even get a drink for $2 these days, but its all I got."  She laughed and was so sweet & appreciative. 
{this was a fun one}. 

Now, let me explain a little something thats on my mind....
My mom reminded me that you are supposed to do Random Acts of Kindness and not show it off b/c that defeats the purpose {I guess b/c I post pics on FB and do these blog posts}.  While I understand and know what my mother means {and agree}, I am doing this because I want to document it, link up to the Pass It Forward blog and hopefully inspire others to order cards.  {ordering cards also helps the shine scholarship project}. 

& one other cute story that relates.  
I have been trying to explain to Avery what Random Acts of Kindness are & Passing it Forward, etc.  
Yesterday when I picked her up from school, she handed her friend her stuffed animal pug she calls Speedo {our family dog pug name} and said, "Here, you can take Speedo tonight, take good care of her."  Her friend was super excited. 
I was so proud of Avery for doing that & when we were in the car, she said, "Mom, when I gave Ciara Speedo to have for one night, was that one of those kindness things you were talking about?"  {It sure was, baby}. love. her.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Pass*It*Forward; Card 3

Most won't know of a little forum I belong to where you can buy, sell, trade.  You can also share sewing ideas, mommy thoughts, just about anything over at Moms In Style. 

This is how card 3 went----stopped on over at the BST section and posted: 

I found it so ironic that "sunnyside" was the first commenter.  Our messages to one another were even more special and it seemed like this was just meant to happen to her the other day. 

{insert small tear after seeing this}:

3 down 
{actually 4th went today; will save that for another post}. 6 to go.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

a&a these days

Just some photos from the past few weekends...
{man, they grow up fast}.

Thanks for letting me share :)