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Hello! Welcome to my blog! I'm Jennifer, but most people call me Jenny. I'm a small town Texas girl, born again Christian, mommy to 2 beautiful boys, wife to my high school sweetheart, scrapbook supply junkie, and occasional paper sniffer. :) Here you will find bits and pieces of my scrapbooking projects, daily thoughts, and just general randomness. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

DIY Reclaimed Wood Art

Hey y'all!

Long time, no blog! ;)

What's been going on in your world? Mine's been crazy busy.  My sister and I have a Facebook page where we sell our handmade items, and that has been a great extra income (but a LOT of work!) for us both.  I've also been working on redoing our master bedroom, which has been a slow-going process.

I painted the walls "Revere Pewter" by Benjamin Moore after seeing rooms in that color pinned so many times on Pinterest. I LOVE the color...so nice and neutral, but really pretty and clean looking.  We've just bought a few things here and there as we could to revamp our space it make it more "us."  I'm going with a gray/teal/white color scheme, and so far, it's coming together very nicely.  But like I said....SLOW-going process.

What did we ever do before Pinterest? Seriously...love it.  I've pinned so many craft ideas and rooms I like on there, and that's where I'm getting all my inspiration for our bedroom redo.  Today, I finished up and hung an art piece that the hubby and I made. 

Here was my inspiration:





And here's my version:





Mine isn't near as distressed as the inspiration piece because I wanted a cleaner look...but I'm super happy with how it turned out!  My grandpa had some old torn-down fence panels that he gave me to make this with. It looks great hanging on my freshly painted wall! :)

More updates at a later time...laundry is calling! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 6, 2013

September 2013 kit from The Scrap Room

Happy Friday, everybody! So glad to see this busy week come to an end. Even though we had last Monday off for Labor Day, it still was a LONG week.

I haven't had much scrapbooking time lately with school starting up and all, but here are my September 2013 projects for The Scrap Room monthly kit club:







As I mentioned before in my Sneak Peek post, I challenged myself to scrap ONLY pictures I already had printed. These are all older photos from when my boys were much younger, so I'm so glad to get these stories finally documented and into albums. :) 

What are you working on these days? I'd love to hear!





Saturday, August 31, 2013

Um.....Hi.

Remember me?  Yeah...haven't blogged in FOREVER....but here I am.

Just quickly sharing my Sneak Peek for The Scrap Room September 2013 kit today.  This month, I did something I've never done before.  I challenged myself to use ONLY photos that I had printed already, mainly older photos.  It feels great getting all those older photos into the albums!  I will share all of my projects after reveal day, but here is my sneak:


Look at my baby boy! *sniff  He's a 2nd grader now....yeah....SECOND GRADER!!  We started school this past week, and everything is going great.  I now have a 2nd grader and a 5th grader.  Time flies so fast!

Anyway, these pictures were taken one day when my little guy and I were outside playing with sidewalk chalk while big bro and dad were shooting water guns.  It was just one of those lazy summer afternoons where we were just enjoying being together outside in our backyard.  I love days like that. :)

I hope you all have had a great summer! I hate to see it come to an end, but I am looking forward to some cooler temps.  These 100°+ Texas heat days sure do start to get old after a while.  Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone!

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Scrap Room - June 2013 kit

Busy, busy, busy around here (baseball 24/7 pretty much!), but here are my June projects using the monthly kit from The Scrap Room:







Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Just Scrapped 17 photos!!!

Good morning, everyone!

I'm awfully chipper for a Monday morning.  Wanna know why?  NO SCHOOL TODAY!! Woohoo!  Our school is having a "Bad Weather Day," and since we never had to use one of our allotted weather days this winter, we get today off.  We slept in until 8:00 a.m. (I remember when that used to seem so early to me), and now the boys are up watching MLB Network (ugh) and having a bowl of cereal while I work on laundry and catch up on the computer.

I haven't done much scrapping lately, but I did manage to get these 2 pages done from our mini vacation through a drive-through wildlife park a couple of years ago. I used scraps and leftovers of kits with some divided page protectors and got these done in no time!


The best part? That's a total of 17 photos scrapped and documented!!!! I love using divided page protectors to get a lot of photos scrapped in a nice, uncluttered way.  Pages go together so quickly using this technique.  It's a great way to use up leftover scraps and kits too!

I really love the "Project Life" type of scrapbooking, but I'm not one to document every single day or every single week.  My pictures would be pretty boring and monotonous if I did that.  Instead, I use divided page protectors and "Project Life" types of pages for those occasions where I have way too many photos to scrap on one page.  I just add the divided page protectors in with my regular 12x12" pages...so my albums are a good mix of regular pages and divided pages.  Works great!

Have a great Monday, everyone...I'm going to enjoy the day off with my kiddos, followed by my oldest son's baseball game tonight. :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

33




Well, today was my 33rd birthday.  I remember when 30 seemed SO OLD...and here I am 33 already.  Wow...time flies.

I had a pretty wonderful day!  It started off with a phone call from my mom, who sang the whole version of "Happy Birthday" to me over the phone...that's kind of a tradition here.  Started my day off with a smile. :)

Hubby surprised me by showing back up at home after he dropped the boys off at school with breakfast, a beautiful card, and a present he had bought me.  He bought me a Project Life kit from HSN when I was watching it a couple of weeks ago when Lisa Bearnson was on there selling PL kits by Becky Higgins.  I had hinted that I really wanted a certain PL kit, and thankfully he took the hint and ordered it for me.  I love it and can't wait to use it! I love that I have a hubby who understands and pays for supports my scrapping addiction.

After I showered and got ready for the day, my sister and mom took me out to lunch (and hubby joined us too).  This afternoon, the hubs took me out to eat Mexican food for supper while my sister watched our youngest son and the other one went to baseball practice.  When we returned to her house to pick up my son, my parents and in-laws were there with birthday cake for me!  What a great surprise!:)

We ate cake and ice cream and had a nice visit.  Then, it was time to come home and get the boys in bed. It's been a great day, and I'm so thankful for the 33 years God has has given me so far.  I had so many friends and family members wish me a happy birthday on Facebook and message boards.  You are all such a blessing to me! Thank you for being in my life.