Friday, October 31, 2014

NSD Facebook & Blog Hop!

If you're here, you're probably following the NSD Facebook and Blog Hop from With Love Studio! I've made you a cute piece of the kit, I think! I hope you like it!!

My piece looks like this:

~*~Download the Elements here!! ~*~
~*~Download the Papers here!!~*~
Click them if you want them! Always a direct download!! :D

If you are following the list, you came from my Facebook Page and your next stop is Midnight Owl!
If you are lost and want to find the list of all the participants, it should be Here!!


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

iNSD Facebook & Blog Hop!

Wow! I've been an awful blogger, haven't I?? Every day is a new opportunity, right? And, today I'm here with an awesome opportunity! It's iNSD and the designers at With Love Studio have put together a Facebook and Blog hop for you!!

If you are following the trail, you've already been to My Facebook Page and you came here from KapiScrap & Art!

Here's my piece:

~*~ Download the PAPERS here! ~*~

~*~ Download the ELEMENTS here! ~*~

Your next stop is AnitaW Designs!
 Please keep in mind that we might be in different time zones so if you get to a stop that doesn't have their piece posted yet, give them a few hours and check back!

There's a huge sale going on at WLS so you should check that out!! Of course, I'm participating! Have you seen my newest kit? It's called Rocket Man!

Click it if you want it! I linked it up for you!!
Thanks for stopping by!


p.s. how cute is little man these days?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Party Sale and a Freebie!! :D

With Love Studio is having a very fun Valentine's Day Party and Sale!! :D

I'm participating in the sale! I have added all the kits already in my shop with the word LOVE in the title to the $1 sale!! This means you could grab 5 great full kits for just $5! Included kits are Birthday Love, Sweet Love, I So Totally Love You, Trunkfull of Love (boy) and Trunkfull of Love (girl)!

I also have a new kit coming out on Friday, Feb 14, called Nerd Love! Here's a sneak peek of it:

And, I made you a bunch of freebies with this kit!! You can snag some papers on my Facebook page! and some really cute bookmarks in the Valentine's Party Section of the forum at With Love Studio!

But, you know I had to give you a freebie here too!! And, I went totally crazy with the papers when I was making this kit, so here's another batch of papers to match your Nerd Love collection!!

Click them if you want them! You know it's always a direct download!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 17, 2014

A Blog Hop?? Definitely!!

I think a good blog hop is a great way to get back into the swing of things, don't you??

So, all of the lovely designers at With Love Studio are putting on a great blog hop this weekend, and I have made some yummy goodies to participate! The kit is called Be Kind, Be Brave, and this is my piece! (As always, click it if you want it! You know it's a direct download, right?)

You came from Sugar Moon Designs
and you are headed off to Anita Wells Designs!

Now, if you know me at all, you know I had to put something up on my facebook for you to grab as well, so feel free to head on over to my AliSarah digiscraps Facebook and like it for an awesome add-on pack of dotted papers!!

And, for those of you who know it's been an awful long time since I posted... I had a baby! He's so cute! His name is Curtis and he is almost 9 months now. Also, we moved! Yep! Hubby bought me a giant house that we are hoping to fill with more kids, but not ones that I'll be delivering, lol. We are hoping to foster and adopt a sibling group! With 6 bedrooms to fill, we definitely have the room and we both have the heart to do what we can for some kids who need us! More on that later!

Here's this year's Christmas Card so you can see how cute our little family looks these days!

So, stay tuned! I'm joining in on February's collab at WLS! And, I'm working on some great stuff for the February Lovely Colors! It's going to be a slow rollout because I also had a hard drive failure while I was away but I'm on my way back!!


Monday, February 18, 2013

~*~ Maternity Monday ~*~ 31 weeks down, 9 to go!

Wow!! I have to say the time is starting to pass more quickly these days! It seems like in a very short time, there will be another person in the house!! EEP!! Either way, we made our first big purchase for the baby today! It's our shiny new black rocker recliner!! It's not your "typical" baby purchase, I know, but I spent more time rocking Rachel in the rocker recliner than doing anything else with her! We also took great pictures of her as she was growing up that chronicled how big she had gotten in that recliner. And, there is nothing nicer when baby is fussing than rocking them to sleep, putting your feet up and joining them! I have photos of myself, my mom, my dad, and Gramz all sleeping with Rachel on our chests in that recliner. So, it was something I was really looking forward to having for Curtis as well.

Buying the recliner gave us an excuse to do one of my other favorite activities- moving the furniture around!! It was less fun but just as satisfying to direct Chris & Rachel as they did all the work. Now, my living room looks a little different and I love it when that happens!

Meanwhile, you are all probably wondering how things are going with the baby. Curtis has stepped up the kicking in the last few days. His kicks are much stronger, and happen pretty often, especially when I'm trying to sleep! Chris and Curtis were both restless last night! Hubby woke up at 430 for no reason, which woke me up, and then Curtis was kicking so much, I couldn't get back to sleep for almost an hour and a half. He is an active little one!! I am doing well! This week, I had my first real swelling incident that I can't blame on sitting or standing too much or anything I did really. I just swelled up like a pregnant chick a little. It passed quickly and I'm glad to report it has only happened the one time. The emails say he is weighing in a little over 3 pounds now, I think he's probably a little bigger than that, but it sure helps him kick me harder that he's growing so well!! :D

I am tired, though. I am really glad I had dr gynie check my iron levels last week and am looking forward to hearing next week what the levels are. I'm quite curious to know if this is pregnancy tired alone or pregnancy tired plus low iron levels tired.

I am about 100 pages into the Breast Feeding Book, and about 80 pages into the Vaccine book. I have decided that if you can write a book that is 300+ pages long about a subject, it is highly unlikely that you are simplifying it. So, I have put the breast feeding book down for a while. I think it will be a useful resource when I actually have a baby to feed but, for now, it was just making me really nervous that I was going to have difficulty breastfeeding. That is not why I was reading the book, so I'm taking a break from it. Meanwhile, the vaccine book is a bit repetitive for my tastes- turns out there are really only 3 ways to make a vaccine so every chapter is a little more of what you just read... I'm pretty sure at this point that we will go with a delayed/modified schedule because we just don't feel comfortable giving him vaccines before we even get to know his normal, nor do we feel ok with introducing as many as 6 vaccines into his little system at a time.

Anyhow, the baby and I are doing well! Considering he'll be born between 37 and 41 weeks, I have 6-10 weeks left. That seems like a super short amount of time, doesn't it?? I will not freak out! I will not panic! There's plenty of time! lol... We had Ashley over for a couple days this weekend! It was super great to see her! Also, Rachel has the choir Variety Show this week, where she will be singing a duet with the Theater teacher, Mrs. Duvall! I will be making cake pops for the occasion! This week promises to pass quickly as Chris had the day off for the Holiday, so he only has to work 4 days this week, woohoo!! :D

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Sale!!

I put my store on sale for the Valentine's Day festivities at With Love Studio!! It will be on sale until Sunday! (note that the only product not on sale is the Birthstone Alphas Year package, which at regular price is still less than buying all 12 alphas on sale!)
 Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 11, 2013

~*~ Maternity Monday ~*~ 30 weeks!! 7-11 weeks to go...

I cannot believe that I am 30 weeks along, that in as little as 7 weeks, I could be holding my little man!! I had an appointment this morning, and Dr Gynie says that he is measuring at 34 weeks (this is according to her tape measure, not an ultrasound). Of course, I'm only 30 weeks so she is warning me about this a little. Then, she asked how big Rachel was and I said, "8 pounds, 10.5 ounces, 19.25 inches". She said, "Wow!! And, you had her natural?" Yes, definitely!! She was impressed!

So, I took the opportunity today to ask her about some stuff that weighs on an expectant Mom's mind, like "What if I go into labor and you're not there? Who will deliver my baby then?" She had good answers for me, which made me happy. She says they will not try to force me to have an epidural and that the policy is that they will give it to me if I ask for it but won't try to get me to have it. She says there are 7 doctors in the rotation that split on call times and that they are 6 girls and 1 boy. And, she said she is taking her vacation in March, so she'll be around during April! :D She also said if they feel an episiotomy is necessary, they will tell me before doing it and be sure to give me a local first (last guy didn't on that one, so I was sure to ask, because I remembered that!). 

Oh! And, the last time I did blood work, the lab lost some of it, so she did a CBC and ferritin level today too. This is good because it will give us a clear idea of how my iron levels are for the end of pregnancy! She agrees with me that it will be a lot easier to do an infusion or two before the baby is born than to wait until after he is born for them! So, if my levels are low at all, I'll be scheduling that with Dr. Hematology!

Chris took a sick day from work today, so he's been here keeping me company and got to hear the heartbeat with me this morning! It's going to be so nice having him home with me for Paternity leave, but also so sad for me when he goes back to work again. We are having a pretty mellow day around here, although we were told we need to get our DTAP shots, and she suggested flu shots too, but I'm not incredibly big on those, so we'll get the first but probably not the latter.

This Facebook thing keeps asking me "How are you feeling, Sarah?" I'm feeling very pregnant and quite tired after the amazing Sing A Thon on Saturday. I may have joined in a bit too enthusiastically during a dance break because yesterday I could barely move at all and today I'm still a little sore and super tired! But, it went great, and I think a good time and lots of good food was had by all! Rachel's trip to New Orleans is almost completely paid for, to which we owe an amazing debt of gratitude to all her sponsors! Other than her choir trip and the choir Variety Show (Feb 20), Rachel's big focus now is on choosing songs for her College Auditions, of which she will have 3! They will be March 2, 9, and 16th! Ashley is in San Diego for a vacation, but we might get to see her on her way back home, and we are looking forward to that very much!  And, that's what is going on with all of us this week!! :D