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kelly sill
I am a wife, a mother and have a passion for the paper arts!
Interests: Paper arts, scrapbooking, photography, cooking, spending time with family and friends, shopping, traveling
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It's been a long time since I posted any Project Life pages. I mean a long time–like a year (gulp)! Without going into all the details and excuses as to why such a gap (actually if you go through past posts, you can get a good idea–moving, jobs, class development,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at September Blue
Yes, yes, yes. I know–it's the end of September and you are probably thinking "Can we please get through Halloween first before we start talking about Christmas?" I'm the same way. I cringed when I walked into Sam's Club at the beginning of September and saw that Christmas decorations were... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at September Blue
Whoops! I got all wrapped sharing with you details about Becca & Dustin's wedding venue, ceremony and reception that I forgot to show you their wedding program and favors! I had a ball designing their wedding invitations (you can view them here) and offered to help them out with the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at September Blue
In yesterday's post I shared with you details about the venue where Dustin and Becca had their wedding. Today I'll focus on the ceremony and reception, but first I want to talk about Becca. Most laid back bride, EVER!!! I had to post this pic again. Seriously–what bride looks for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at September Blue
This past weekend our family was officially increased by one and we couldn't be more thrilled! I've been eager to write about the wedding since, well, the morning after, but I needed to get back down to Florida and decompress for a few days. After I started to write this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at September Blue
Denise C.! Congratulations Denise! You won a seat in my K.I.T.: Holiday Edition organization class!!!! Please email me at so I can help you get registered! Denise said: Thanks for the chance to win a seat! I'd love to take the class and start getting organized early! Thanks to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at September Blue
I've been a fan of the Paperclipping Roundtable for some time now. I enjoy the energetic and light-hearted conversations between Noell and the guests she invites to the show. They have all been so down to earth. I wish I could have them over for coffee and talk scrapbooking face... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at September Blue
It's Labor Day and you know what that means! Fall is nearly upon us and the 2014 holiday season will soon follow. Seriously, where has this year gone???You can get a jump start on the season by creating a holiday organizer in my new Keep It Together class at–K.I.T:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at September Blue
...Amber B.! Amber said: "I would love to take The Poster Project and the Keep it Together - Recipe Edition. Thanks for the giveaway!!" Amber won seats in of her choice of 2 of my 3 classes I teach at in celebration of their first birthday and my one-year... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at September Blue
My Keep It Together (K.I.T.)–Recipes organization workshop opened this week and it's been great! I've been wanting to make a recipe album of favorite family recipes for gifts and it feels so good to finally get this project started! I thought I would quickly share a section title page and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at September Blue
Scrapaneers is turning 1!!! Come and celebrate with us! Scrapaneers is throwing a big birthday bash the week of August 4-11! Visit where all of their self-paced are up to 25% off! If you've been wanting to take my Empty Nest Scrapbooking Workshop, create a BIG poster in The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at September Blue
...and it's for our son, Ryley. Last week I dropped him off at the airport for him a six-week study-abroad-european-exploration-boon-doggle. I'm a little envious of that boy right now (forgive me, I mean man. He is 21 you know!), but I couldn't be happier for him, or more proud. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at September Blue
Our oldest son, Dustin, is getting married in September. As the Mother-of-the-Groom, I don't have as big a role in the planning as the Mother-of-the-Bride does, but I did offer to help in any way I can. So when they asked me to make their invitations, I was like "Oh... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at September Blue
Awww, thanks Christine! I can't wait to get back to PL. I feel guilty for not finishing up 2013 and I think that is what I'm going to do before diving into '14. For 2014, I've decided to do monthly layouts instead of weekly. By no means will that mean one double-page spread each month. But it frees me from worrying about "Oh, what if I didn't take any photos during week 23!" you know?
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on A YEAR IN REVIEW | PART FOUR at September Blue
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Hey Alison! I'm so glad you commented! It's great to hear what you've been up to! It's funny how we close we lived to one another in Virginia and only would see each other in the waiting room at the dentist! It seems like it's been more than 8 years since Wes retired. Timing, choices & planning are everything when it comes to retirement on whether or not it will be an easy transition. It's had it's ups and downs, but we are rolling with the punches and having some fun along the way, too!
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2014 on A YEAR IN REVIEW | PART FOUR at September Blue
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It's still a roller coaster ride, isn't it? Chris has talked with several soon-to-be-retirees who have said they can't wait to retire and just find a job that is low-stress and can leave work at work and not take it home with them. He even spoke with a General who said all he wants to do when he gets out is work at Home Depot! So we'll see what happens in the near future. I sometimes have a hard time imagining my husband in a job position that is so different than what he has done in the past. He has a few opportunities on the horizon, so fingers crossed!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2014 on A YEAR IN REVIEW | PART TWO at September Blue
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Thanks for your comment Christine! I know what you mean about not missing your stuff after four years of not having it! Since we weren't able to bring the majority of our belongings overseas (the embassy furnished our flat for us), we did miss our furniture! But the rest of the stuff, if I could light a match to it, I would! :) It's great that your husband was able to do 33 years! Thank him for his service...and thank you for yours, too!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2014 on A YEAR IN REVIEW | PART ONE at September Blue
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Welcome to part three in my "Year In Review" series. This is the third in series of four posts where I have just been rambling on about what life has been like being back in the U.S. for a full year now and settling into a life after 26 years... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at September Blue
Over the past three days, I have addressed the topic of what it's been like being separated from the military for a year now. If you haven't followed this series, you may want to read the previous posts before you continue reading this one. Here are the links: Part One,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at September Blue
Once that exciting "honeymoon period" of being back in the U.S. was over, and we decided to give living in Florida a whirl, I slowly began to realize that the transition to civilian life wasn't going to be as easy as first thought. Especially when it came to employment. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at September Blue
Yeah, I know what you're thinking: "Shouldn't a "Year In Review" post be saved for the end of the year?" Well this is a different. July 9th, 2014 marked one year since we moved back to the U.S. after a two-year tour in Riga, Latvia. And although Chris officially retired... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at September Blue
...Kelly! (what a great name, right?)! Kelly left this comment: "Organized? Nope. They are above the stove, on the counter, in the cupboard, in my purse, in a binder, at my desk at work, on top of the washing machine and in books. The only place they are not is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at September Blue
This is it! This is what I've "been cooking up" during the month of June. This is the reason things have been a little quiet around here (that is soooo going to be changing). This is the first class in a new series of organization classes exclusively at using... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at September Blue
I know it's been a little quiet around here during the month of June, but there's a good reason! I've been "cooking" up a whole lot of awesome over at and I can't wait to share it with you on Monday! Until then, here's a little hint: And by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at September Blue
With Memorial Day behind us, graduation ceremonies in full swing and school activities winding down, I think it is safe to say that summer is upon us, right? Right. I know I loved it when Dustin and Ryley were home in the summer and we had no schedules to follow.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at September Blue