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Martha Bonneau
Crystal Lake, IL
Crafty mama to the world's cutest 4 yo
Interests: Crafting esp. sewing and scrapbooking, China adoption, decorating,
Recent Activity
When we started this adoption we began by picking an agency first. Our initial plan was to be Log In Date first (which means we would compile our dossier, send it to China, and then wait for our agency to... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at mugsyboo
After 46 days, which is the only average wait time we have experienced this whole adoption, we received word from our agency that the system in China shows that LOA has been issued!!! Praying the hard copy is at our... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at mugsyboo
Day 42 of our dossier being in translation after it took 18 days for it to be logged into the system....that's 2 months folks and I am on the verge of losing it. Last week I saw families with LIDs... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at mugsyboo
This is how Thursday started... That's called "stressed out adoptive mama breakfast". We were so hoping to hear news that our dossier had been translated and moved on to the next step so I spent most of the day checking... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at mugsyboo
Still plugging along with this project...I am kind of amazed I have made it this far to be honest! Starting of Wednesday's pictures with another breakfast shot, she asked for rice and I added a side of stir fried mung... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at mugsyboo
Lesson learned from yesterday: don't limit myself to just using my DSLR, it was hard to be spontaneous and capture moments just using the big camera so today I mixed it up and used both my DSLR and iPhone and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at mugsyboo
When we started paper chasing to bring Chen Chen home in 2010 I lost all desire to scrapbook. I stepped down from the design teams I was on, put my supplies aside and the only papers I concentrated on were... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at mugsyboo
I can't believe in a week and half she will be heading to 2nd grade! We have purchased all of our school supplies, we've had our meeting with her teacher, and now we are enjoying the last few days of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at mugsyboo
Our second daughter Finley Grace, we will be be traveling to Hohhot, Inner Mongolia in early to mid November to complete her adoption! When we tell people we are adopting from China and they see her picture, they are always... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at mugsyboo
Over the past few months we have been raising funds to bring our daughter home. We've had 2 fundraiser garage sales, I have been selling embroidery hoop decor that I have been making, we've had a successful t-shirt fundraiser and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at mugsyboo
Pretty sure no one is even reading here any more, but I wanted to get back to using this space again because this is happening... Waaaaay back in October we started the process to adopt from China again. It's been... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at mugsyboo
The day after Thanksgiving our Elf named Kitty made his return. I know some people are creeped out by the elf but we enjoyed him last year so he got invited back :) We don't use him to watch over... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at mugsyboo
Life is busy, busy, busy this time of year so this poor space is so neglected! If anyone is still checking in I just wanted to share my December Cocoa Daisy projects. I love that the kits are such fun... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at mugsyboo
November's Cocoa Daisy Weathervane kits were so good that they are all but gone! Loved the combination of fall/bright colors in the kits this month, so fun. Here are the projects I created with the kits Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at mugsyboo
Today I want to link up a post from last November in which I created a free printable that I had created for Adoption Awareness Month. There is a download link within the post so that you may download a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at mugsyboo
A certain someone's favorite movie these days is My Neighbor Totoro so when it came to deciding on a Haloween costume for this year she chose Mei. Since I wasn't going to be able to run to Target to pick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at mugsyboo
Sharing my October Cocoa Daisy projects. Hope you were able to snag one of the kits because they went fast this month and it's no wonder as this month's mix was pretty much perfect! I was thrilled to contribute to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at mugsyboo
For about a year and a half now I have been selling my flair over at Etsy but this week I decided to try something new and opened a Big Cartel shop as well! I put together a few embellishment... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at mugsyboo
Sharing my September projects created with my new favorite Cocoa Daisy kit, Story Time. From the exclusive papers, which are the best yet this month, to all of the embellishments these kits are packed! Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at mugsyboo
Reveal for the new Sepetmeber Cocoa Daisy Story Time kits is quickly approaching so I wanted to share a couple of sneaks with you! Everything is so good this time around that I went with the Main kit, the Day... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at mugsyboo
Today I am thrilled to share a project that I created for Tombow Sticky U. When Tombow contacted me and asked if I would participate in their Sticky U I immediately said yes as I have been a fan of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at mugsyboo
This week I changed things up just a bit. So far this year I have been using a grid format and mostly iPhone pics but after taking pictures with my "real" camera this week I decided to use those. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at mugsyboo
We had so much fun taking back to school pictures a couple of days ago we decided to do round two, Harry Potter themed this time. I pulled a few of the Harry Potter books together along with some accessories... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at mugsyboo
No school doesn't start for 2 more weeks. Yes we have already taken back to school pictures! This is what happens when I can't sleep and end up surfing Pinterest in the wee hours of the morning. What started as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at mugsyboo
Sharing my August Cocoa Daisy projects featuring the August Modern+Vintage kits...this month I received the main kit, the Day In The Life kit, the Thrift Shop add-on and the Downtown Boutique add-on. I also used the Origami stamp set for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at mugsyboo