March 31, 2011


Love making these super fast & easy mini envelope albums.  I taught this class tonight to a great group of women, I love to teach craft classes like this one.  They were surprised at how fast the album comes together and how easy it is to make more on your own.
 The binding...
Prep for the class...the women were amazed I cut all the papers & supplies to size.

March 30, 2011


Stopped in at Obviously Chic today and my little fashionista was trying on it!

March 29, 2011


Sammy & Scarlett at a playdate...not too sure how many wigs she's actually wearing.

March 28, 2011


Scarlett & Coco in their matching outfits from Grandma.  I can remember my Mom doing this to my sister & I as I'm doing it too.
Did your parents ever dress you and a sibling in the same outfit?

March 27, 2011


This weekend was the first time Scarlett had a friend for a sleepover.  Mercedes was our guest and the girls had fun playing & giggling girl style.  We ended the night with a popcorn treat and watched a classic: The Little Mermaid.  I can see this being the first of many sleepovers.

March 26, 2011


Cleaned the basement today and realized we have alot of decor items to hang in our house.  Two years ago when we moved in, we were just happy to be out of the snake house and relax for a while after building our own home, that we relaxed for a bit.  I'm so ready to decorate now and find homes for these unique treasures.

March 25, 2011

Souris Valley Photography Club: March

A great turnout for this months photography club.
Our fearless leader, Jason, did a terrific job of teaching the last half of the basics class.
Photo assignment for March was pets, here are my three submissions:


Had a chance to workout on my lunch hour with my sister...gosh I need to do this more often!

March 24, 2011


On the way home from a photoshoot tonight I stopped to snap a few shots of this drilling rig...a very common sight around this oil country.

March 23, 2011


Scarlett painting her nails...practice makes perfect.
She is getting so good at this!

March 22, 2011

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March 19, 2011


My Mom was so 'handy' (tee hee) in helping out with these stock photos I've been wanting to create for a long time.  I have always been a lover of coffee and want to produce a series of prints that capture all things coffee.

Had fun playing with this image in photoshop, antiquing it a bit.  Used 'coffee' and 'sign of aging' (one of my faves) textures from Shadowhouse Creations in soft light mode to create this effect. 

March 17, 2011


Made homemade baby food for Coco, carrots & peas (for St. Patrick's Day).
We had some funny faces when she tried them, she wasn't sure what to think.

March 16, 2011


It was a wonderful sight to see all of these eager students lined up for the first day of classes in the new school!

March 15, 2011

Oxbow Prairie Horizons School

The big day is here, the wait is over...the move into our new K-12 school.
Our family is SO EXCITED for this dream to become a reality!
We had a chance to take Ace to his new classroom this evening to unpack his supplies and take a tour of the new facility with our family.
Have fun taking a look at Oxbow Prairie Horizons School...


Life is too short not to jump in puddles!

March 14, 2011


My friend Christy & I took our daughters to Justin Bieber: Never Say Never movie tonight.  I thought the movie was well done...told a story about a boy who became a superstar.  How special for him to be able to look back on all those memories his Mom kept and see the progression in photos and home video.  Made me feel proud to be preserving my own children's memories for them to look back on when they're older.
It was so cute to hear these two giggle (just like Christy & I did as kids).  Scarlett turned to me in the movie and said...'all those girls want to marry Justin Bieber Mom'.  I can see the obsession with superstar boys beginning...oh boy!  

March 13, 2011


A great weekend...lots of creative time, catching up with my friend Kim, girlie movies, great music with a touch of dancing, yummy food, angel card readings.  I always go home missing my little family, a bit tired from staying up till 3am and feel good about being productive.

March 12, 2011


Having a great RETREAT with Kim...I so needed this!
It's a treat to myself every 6 months.
 Lots of creative time, down time, friend time and me time.
 So great to see my bff Kim and have some fun!
We've been going on retreats like this for 7 years now.
 Quick digital layout capturing this retreat...and all the good things here.
 Fun group shot!
Do you go on retreats?  I'd love to hear about leaving a comment.

March 11, 2011


After a freak snowstorm, I made it safely to the scrapbook retreat in Kenossee.
Felt great to be there with my bff Kim who travelled from Calgary.
Settling in was fast and easy to get right into creating!

March 10, 2011


Ace skipping down the halls of his {old} school one last time, so bittersweet.  
Over the weekend everything will be moved to the brand new school facility for K-12 students, very exciting for our community.

Last Day at OES

Last day of classes at Oxbow Elementary School.  It was so special to walk thru this facility one last time to capture it's wonderfulness.  Many local children have celebrated their first day of school here...including me AND our son.  Thanks for all the memories OES!

Last Day at OPHS

I took the opportunity to visit the Oxbow Prairie Heights School facility during the final moments in the old building before it's moved over to the New School on the weekend.  It was a bit sentimental walking thru the old hallways where I spent my highschool career.  Here's a look at the last day of classes...
So long old building, there's many memories we'll hold dear from this great place!  If you have a memory from this old school, please share by leaving a comment.


Ace skipping down the halls of his {old} school one last time, gives me a bittersweet feeling.  
Over the weekend everything will be moved to the brand new school facility for K-12 students.

March 09, 2011


We woke up this morning to find our small town had been sprinkled with a dusting of glittery was beautiful.  Couldn't decide between these two pics for my POTD.  Which one do you like better (top or bottom)?

March 08, 2011


This morning I stumbled across these two when I came back in the kitchen...awww.

March 07, 2011


Fresh cinnamon buns...Mmmm!
I picked these up from a nearby bakery this morning and am having one for a little treat this afternoon.
What is something you treated yourself to today (leave a comment below)?