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Christian, mommy, wife, teacher, crafter...all managed by coffee.
Interests: paper, color, script, everyday photography, natural light, mint green, little girls, holding hands, my hubby, history
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Hi and Welcome to the Holiday Blog Hop with Tombow USA and Clique Kits! We have a great lineup of Holiday projects created with Tombow USA Adhesives and the Clique Cards Holiday Edition Kit! In addition to all this amazing inspiration we have two amazing super prizes! As soon as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at Amanda O'Banion
Hello everyone! Thank you for joining us for our Meet the 2015-2016 Design Team blog hop! I hope you have found incredible inspiration along your journey so far and I hope that you find more as you continue hopping along! First of all let me introduce myself to you! My... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Amanda O'Banion
A few weeks ago I realized that I was going to need some thank you cards ready to fill out and send when we received baby gifts for Oliver. I wanted them to be easy to reach for and easy to pack up in a small bag with a pen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Amanda O'Banion
When we found out that we were expecting a baby boy my brain immediately begin to think in black and white stripes with accents of mint green and grey. All of the cute boy onesies and nursery decor ideas that I had observed on the internet were suddenly something that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Amanda O'Banion
You wouldn't know it with the 60 degree weather we have been having around here but Summer is officially here! We are working on our first full week of summer vacation and trying to find a normal routine. I have decided that there is nothing normal about routines with a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Amanda O'Banion
It has been 6 months since I last posted in this space. 6 very exciting and busy and at times overwhelming months. I miss writing here. I miss putting my thoughts into words. I feel like I have so much to say and yet no idea how to get it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Amanda O'Banion
October is the best month. It's the time when the air turns crisp, leaves change colors, pumpkin spice lattes come back, and everything seems to begin to slow down. October is my favorite month of the year at school because the kids are finally nestled into their routines and we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
Today after leaving work I began to hear an unfamiliar flap flap flap sound coming from the back of the Black Stallion, the name I affectionately gave Landen's 1996 S10 pickup truck. Landen was nearby in the van on his way to pick up the girls so I pulled into... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
dear summer 2014, Where did you go so fast? I feel like you just showed up and now you are gone. You have been so good to us this year. Even though I didn't accomplish everything that I had planned to in the short months that I had with you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
I am so excited to share with you my kit reveal! Partly because I am so stinking excited about it and partly because I am so excited to be finished with the editing and photographing part of it so I can actually scrap with it!! I thought that I loved... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
Back in July, my friend and Two Girls and a Kit partner Carrie text me and invited me to take part in an ATC swap with 4 of her other crafty friends. I'll be honest, my response text went something like: "Sure! But remind me again what an ATC is?"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
I promise that I will get back to regular posting soon but I just wanted to take a minute and actually show you the printables that go along with the Summer Two Girls and a Kit edition and talk about how I will be using them specifically over the next... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
I'm back again and this time I am sharing with you the final printable to round out our Summer Two Girls and a Kit kit reveal! Download your free printable sketch here. When I designed this sketch I was really trying to give you a jumping off point for designing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
This week we will round out our reveal of the Summer edition of Two Girls and a Kit. Don't forget to check out the moodboard and the recipe card. Summer is such a busy time. Carrie and I are both going to be documenting a lot of our summer using... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
This August is off to a great start. I love August. It's my birthday month (hello 28), school starts back, school supplies hit the shelves, and I can start to see the slightest beginnings of fall. This August I am embarking on a fun photo adventure and would love to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
Hello again! I hope you enjoyed our Summer Moodboard reveal from earlier today and that you are already thinking about what you are going to pull together in your kit! I can't wait to get started on mine. These images just scream "SUMMER!!" and I have so many projects that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
Hello! So sorry it's been so quiet around here but school is getting ready to start and I have been spending so much time in my classroom trying to get it ready and as much time as I can snuggling my little girls before I have to leave them again... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
Hello everyone! We just arrived home from vacation yesterday morning and while I already miss the lake and the 24/7 outdoors and, dare I say, no wi-fi or TV, it is good to be home. Today's layout is another layout using the Two Girls and A Kit summer kit. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
I'm back with my second layout share using the spring/summer Two Girls and a Kit that Carrie and I collaborated on. This layout tells the story of my favorite place in my house and how I love to curl up in the my chair with a book and a cup... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
(ignore the chalk on the walls. Adeline decided to 'color' when I thought she was napping. Magic eraser to the rescue!) It is so hard to be true to yourself these days. Between all of the social media blasts that are constantly coming our way and telling us what we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
It's been a fun and exciting adventure with my small stamp shop but I am more than ready to move on to something else. I only have a very small (like 4 or less) amount of each stamp remaining so if you have had your eye on one now is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
Welcome to a brand new series here on my blog and also on my YouTube channel! One thing that I have worked extremely hard at during the last couple of years is becoming a more productive scrapper in the limited amount of creative time that I have. Where once I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
When we built our house a few years ago one of the things that attracted us most to the lot was the size and the fact that it ended at a pretty creek that runs behind the property. We had huge dreams for the space but it was very overgrown... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion
Thank you so much Lydia for you sweet words! Being a mother is unlike anything I could have ever thought it would be. It's so frightening to know that my actions are the baseline for what they will perceive as the right way for treating others. It's great to know that people make it through and have sweet, compassionate children even with all the mess-ups along the way. Have a wonderful day and God bless!
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on the day I messed up at Amanda O'Banion
You will never get me to confess to being a perfect mother. I will be the first to admit that I have lost my cool a number of times in my two year journey as a mother and I know that in the next 90 years I will make hundreds... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Amanda O'Banion