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On Sunday I was suppose to run 8-miles in preparation for a half-marathon I am running on November 1. I told myself I had to get through this run before I could officially register for the half-marathon. I'm new to running, especially running long distances. I didn't want to jump... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2015 at My Blog
On Saturday, September 26 Drew tested for his last belt before black belt. Can you tell he's a little nervous in the picture above? (Because, he was super nervous!) We have been back and forth, arguing points on both sides for letting him test or not. Recently, Mike and I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at My Blog
Yesterday Jackson tested for his green belt. The last time he tested he was so nervous that it was actually painful to watch. He couldn't remember anything he was suppose to do and was getting flustered often. He kept "escaping" to the bathroom. Finally, after the third trip to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at My Blog
I think one of the biggest life lessons I've learned lately is that failing really doesn't have to be failure. I swear that wasn't a typo. That sounds kind of weird, right? But really, sometimes you have to fail a few times to gain the knowledge, motivation, and ability to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at My Blog
It's almost Valentine's Day! Yay! The funny thing is that I don't really care so much about Valentine's Day itself. I just like hearts and heart shaped things. Seriously, I'm addicted to hearts. (I think I can see a future blog post sharing my heart obsession with you and the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at My Blog
I know it's not National Scrapbook Day just yet, but Scrapbook Generation is having a week long celebration. So, it's National Scrapbook Week for us! I'm all for celebrating a little extra for a hobby that I love so much! Both at our store in Springfield, MO and at our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at My Blog
What can get better than a magazine filled to the brim with awesome scrapbooking inspiration? How about the fact that it's free!? It is 227 pages of awesome. Enjoy! Here's the link to the magazine page on our new Scrapbook Generation website. You can also check out past issues at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at My Blog
I always love starting the month off with a new Life Documented/Simple Stories sketch to share! I used the sketch with the super cute Sn@p! Dog set (one of my all-time favorites) to make my layout. It was fun to make a layout with our chocolate lab, Chewy, as the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at My Blog
Here's a great way to start the week: • Online shopping for the deals above runs from midnight Sunday (March 30) through midnight Monday (March 31) -- Central Standard Time. (There is a category called Markdown Monday on the left of the page. Click it to see a dropdown menu... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at My Blog
It's download day and there are a ton of new sketches available for download! I am hoping that maybe these Spring downloads will encourage the weather to be more Spring-like. It's been so cold this week so far! Fingers crossed that this is the last of it until next Winter.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at My Blog
I might have a small addiction to Pinterest. It's my go-to for when I'm drinking my morning coffee and at night when I'm winding down after we've tucked in the boys. Here are a few of my favorite pins I found this week: • Turtle Cake (source) - Turtles are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at My Blog
• Reading... The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game. (You don't have to be a professional fighter or in MMA or martial arts, etc. for this to be a good read. It's such a good book to help you better understand how to mentally fight anything.) • Watching...Breaking Bad. Mike... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at My Blog
(This was taken after Mike and I tested for our green belts and stepped up to the intermediate level in our martial arts class. Don't we look tough?) The other night I had this horrible nightmare. I was at our martial arts class, doing a drill in front of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at My Blog
And, it's packed with beautiful layouts, card, tags, mini albums, and more! Here's why you need to check it out: • There are 223 pages of awesomeness (including projects from the Teresa Collins design team and a stellar reader's gallery.) • It's free! What more reasons do you need!? Click... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at My Blog
Monday is the big day! The March issue of Scrapbook Generation's CREATE magazine will be available! There is so much to see in the whole magazine from so many people. These six little pictures are just from some of my articles (Do you see that circle picture? Who says cutting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at My Blog
I've got a new Life Documented sketch available to download at Simple Stories right now! If you want to download the full sketch with measurements and placements be sure to visit the Simple Stories blog and check out my post. You can find the link to download the full sketch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at My Blog
He's always right by my side. And I mean right by my side. Like smushed up against my arm, right by my side. It can be while we are sitting there watching Drew's martial arts class (like we are in the picture) or when he climbs into my bed in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at My Blog
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