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40,000 views {Announcement & Giveaway}

I snuck on tonight to update with a fun little post about my latest creation and noticed I hit the 40,000 viewers mark.  Considering this is completely a hobby and creative outlet, I was pretty impressed.  Throughout the life of this blog, things have ebbed and flowed.  Wedding planning kicked this blog into high gear a few years ago, then a vacation, pregnancy, and now life with little man.  I have occasionally let my creativity show with scrapbooking, photography, decorating, crafting, other various DIY projects.

So with this post I’d like to say thank you to my many readers, of whom many I’ve never met, for “hanging out” with me.  So first the announcement.  I have decided that my creative life needs a place and while I do sneak it in here from now and then it seems a bit too random.  This blog was created and always intended for me.  It’s been an ever-growing journal of life that I can reflect come back to remind myself later how it once was.  I’ve used my blog to help track things in our life that eventually make their way into a scrapbook.  Starting July 18, 2011 most of my creative juices will be featured at Fostering a Creative Life (fosteringacreativelife.com)

So quick, jump over to my new site for my very first giveaway! It’s hip, it’s beachy and totally functional 🙂

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What are all these people doing in my bath tub?!

I’m working backwards a bit to catch up on some summer posts.  In mid-June some extended family came into town.  The heat and humidity made the conditions ideal for a little trip to the beach.  Caleb LOVES to play in his bathtub, to the point that there is very little water left in the tub when we are done.  So we thought he’d really eat up swimming.  While he wasn’t opposed to it, he couldn’t take his eyes off everyone else around him long enough to realize he was getting wet.  If you can’t figure out who my 4-month-old little man is, he is the one that resembles a white reflector! All someone needed to say was “baby is in the water” and the flock of cousins came swimming over!

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Apparently people like Oprah and Free Scrapbooks…

…cause it was by far the most DEMANDED post I’ve ever posted.  And while Oprah’s little deal she offered has now expired (although I am all in favor of 700 free things to be free for scrapbooking, cause I think we’d all be in a happy place with free scrapbooking stuff…oh and a week and a half of vacation to create) I thought I’d post a few of my creations that are totally Oprah worthy

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Or whatever. But since the weather is cold and snowy and the sidewalk is covered in ice…I’m going to take myself back to some nice vacations (since I don’t have kids, most of my scrapbooks evolve around my trips).

Exhibit A-  Our trip out West on the Harley, not once but 2 summers to Sturgis.  The first year was just a tease. The next summer we extended our trip by another week and another 1000 miles 🙂  I also have issues.  I need to organize my albums in chronological order, or in themes.  Oops, OCD but ONLY with scrapbooking.  Sometimes I make myself want to puke over how ridiculous I can get.  Either way you will also notice my need to include MANY picture into 2 page layouts

btw…I do all my pages as 2 pages layouts, it’s to the point that I ALWAYS buy 2 pieces of a piece of paper I like so I can make sure I can coordinate the papers…before I even know what I’m going to do with them…

Here is a really crappy picture of a layout with 16 pictures (Needles’ Highway) of our trip out west on the Harley (aka “the Mistress”)

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Staying on that theme of our trip out West, here’s a few more layouts.  Please keep in mind, I suck at taking pictures of layouts apparently, so some them you will see one layout with pieces of the other page creeping into the picture; some pictures are a bit blurry so I try to refrain from triggering a headache for you whenever possible.

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A little more detailed picture of the previous layout posted above
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There was a little bit of this….

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 A lot of this…(I apologize for any near porn that may have snuck into this layout posting).

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Okay …let’s go to someplace more festive. 
Exhibit B… How about New Year’s in New York City

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As you can see there is some work that needs to be done on that trip yet.

Exhibit C: I thinking a nice beach location would be nice right about now.  I bring you North Carolina
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Why don’t we wrap this post up with some of the amazing little details at Duke University.

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Thankfully we’ve added a rider onto our homeowners insurance to cover the costs of my scrapbooking paraphernalia in the event of a fire!  My creativity supplies are currently sprawled amidst 3 rooms…gotta run I might be able to squeeze in a layout before bed!

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