Thursday, October 27, 2011

Project Life

Okay, I've been a bit delinquent with my project life this year. I almost feel like I am beyond a "catch-up" period. Between traveling, bringing kids to sports, homework, Facebook, reading other blogs, etc and kids going to bed too late I feel like there is no time for me to catch up. However, the beauty of project life is that I know it will not take me long to just print the photos I like and slip them into place. Project Life is my life, my way. I keep putting pressure on myself thinking I need to put a picture from each and every day into my album... but I keep forgetting to remind myself that I don't need to. There are no rules when it comes to Project Life. I keep reminding myself that the important thing is that I am living my life. I'm enjoying my life. I will have time to document it. I have the photos. I know the stories. I know it will not take me long to add in photos where I want. As long as I am documenting in some way, I am keeping memories alive. I am taking photos. I am writing stories. I am documenting in iphoto by keywords, star ratings, and via my Library of Memories. It is all good. I know I haven't posted any photos of my Project Life yet and I promise I will. I just can't promise when.

I am thoroughly ensconced in my online classes. I think I have enough to keep me going for a very long time. I am the perpetual student. I am what I like to call a "professional student". I have made a career out of taking classes. It's too bad I can't make any money taking classes. THAT would be the all time amazing career. Can you imagine if I could get paid to take scrapbooking, photography, illustrator, graphic design, photoshop classes as a career? Now that would be getting paid for doing something I love. On that random rant I'll say good night.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Back from Spraguefest

Spraguefest was a blast! I met the nicest people, learned a lot, and won a bit of money. 
My first time in Las Vegas and I have to say it was certainly memorable. Some parts perhaps too memorable. From the people, the Las Vegas strip, Fremont Street, dinner shows, walking tours, classes, good food, and the Hoover Dam it was a trip to remember! 
Overall, it was a great experience and I got to meet Jessica Sprague and her crew, Carina Gardner and Susan, Heidi Swapp, Candice Stringham, and Samantha Walker! I was star struck, to say the least. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they were all down to earth and oh-so-nice and friendly. Now I am back to real life. This trip reminded me that it is important to do something fun for myself every year. A trip that can "fill me up" and give me that little extra boost I need for myself. By filling "me" up I can then give even more back to my own family. I was finding myself again - not as a mother, not as a wife, but as me. It was refreshing and a much needed break from regular, every day life. Here are some photos of the memorable trip.

Thursday, October 6, 2011



I am beyond excited to be going to my first ever Spraguefest! Woo-hoo! I'm all packed, printed, and downloaded all my goodies and ready to have some fun! I know it's going to be a great time and lots of great friendships will be made. :) I'll miss my kids and family, but I so needed this and am ecstatic! See you there!