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Friday, September 7, 2007

Way Too Hot!

It's entirely too steamy this time of year. I LOOOOOVE the fall but really, September is just as bad as August. By the way, the average first day of a cold front hitting is September 21. Last year the first one hit Sept 19 and it was 75 during the day and 60 at night for a few days. (I keep track of these things!) I already have dibs on an outdoor photo shoot with Kelsey the first weekend it cools off. I am just DYING for some shots of Aiden outdoors in natural light! But I'm not willing to risk heat stroke trying to take them now....

I can't get a grip on how fast the year is coming to a close. I had Aiden in March, only the 3rd month into the year, and now we're 3.5 months from the end of it. I simply cannot believe how time flies when you have a baby! Worse, my schedule is filling up so quickly. I just bought a 2008 planner today because my I know my parents will soon be asking what we are doing for new year's. (They always do that. Any year they don't see us at Christmas they nearly have a panic attack and insist on seeing us for New Years. I'm so glad all us kids are married this christmas. Now we can force my folks to grow up!)

Cool Link:
Everyday one item is at an awesome deal. And it's always something completely random.

For your outdoorsy guy:
Same idea as Woot but it's always camping & outdoor gear. Brian LOVES this site!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

It Doesn't Bother Me!!!

I love working in Photoshop. I love doing invites, birth announcements, cards and digital scrapbooking. On most days I enjoy playing in the bead room. But for my friends, no matter what the activity, I always enjoy helping. (Yes, even with earrings Kelsey!) What good is a talent if you don't share it? Sure, maybe I could make a fortune off my photoshop skills, but it's more fun to "donate" my time and create for my friends the gorgeous cards that people our age often cannot afford at full price. I know I really enjoy my best friend and her generosity with her photography talent. For the rest of my life I will have Aiden's beautiful, professional baby pictures and unlike my friends in Dallas, I didn't have to pay $300 per session. Really, aren't I getting the better end of the deal?

I really like our group of friends. We are some creative gals. (And for those of you who don't feel creative, we love you a ton any ways!) I am greatful that I have so many good friends that encourage my talents!

Cool Link:
This is my new go-to site for great gifts for parents & grandparents who already have everything. (Can you tell I'm getting some Christmas shopping done?) This site has gorgeous holiday decor and some truly handy outdoor items. I can't think of anyone over 50 who wouldn't adore a nice copper bird feeder. Use coupon code ENT2007 for 20% off orders over $50.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Bragging Rights!

Well, I competed in an online scrapbook contest called Digital's Next Top Scrapper and got 4th place out of 100 participants! I'm pretty proud of myself, especially since I have only been digiscrapping for 5 weeks!!!

I am really enjoying digital scrapbooking and I especially like how cheap the kits are and they never get used up! Of course, there are about a dozen kits I want to buy at all times and THAT could get expensive!

Cool Link:
This gal has dedicated her blog to helping other moms find the best diaper and formula deals for the week. Great site!