Friday, March 25, 2011

And there goes another week!

I can't believe that two weeks into it, my kids are still feeling draggy due to Daylight Saving! Can someone stop the madness? Please?

My life has been the usual excitement! Laundry, vacuuming, cooking, Pinteresting, procrastinating about the basement, trying to figure out 7th grade Math, Angry Birding (the Rio version.) Good stuff.

I did go out to lunch with some of my local friends. We went to this amazing little restaurant that we all love. Ordered our food, and started yapping. We haven't seen each other for a while, but we've known each other for almost 9 years. Halfway through the meal, we notice the restaurant is filling up with smoke. Then the manager shows up to apologize that they have no electricity. OK, I can eat with just the sun shining through the windows, but why is the restaurant smoky? My guess is that their exhaust fans were down, and they just kept on cooking with their wood burning grill. We try to keep on chatting and noshing. Pretty soon, we are chatting, noshing, and coughing. Add some eye rubbing. It was nuts! But we stuck to it because it was my goodbye lunch. I left smelling like I had worked all day in a smokehouse. Later when I picked up the kids, my middlest hugged me and said I smelled like bacon. Which I guess is not a bad thing altogether. As long as there aren't any lions around. I hear they like bacon.

And of course, I can't possibly sign off without a photo or a layout. How about both? I know! You get so much for your money here. Yes, I do know how to please a crowd. You are welcome! Have a good weekend!

Pre-smoked. Love those girls (and should probably tell them I posted their photo online. Oops. You don't want to be my friend. This could happen to you.) BTW, do you see those super cool dog profiles cut out of canvas on the upper left? I think I'm going to make something like that. Minus the dogs. You've been forewarned.
I love this layout about the walks the littlest and I used to take before he started going to school daily. Sigh. I miss that. As seen in the March/April 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.


Monica McNeill March 25, 2011 at 10:38 AM  

Loving this layout :) I will have to try with my instagram pictures.

Diana Waite March 25, 2011 at 11:04 AM  

great "pre-smoked pic!" Oooh--I love the yellow and the clean lines on this layout--delicious! :)

Barb March 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM  

Love that layout - the colours, the simple design, the story... I just bought that issue of CK but need to set aside some time to actually read it!

As for the photo- promise me that there'll someday be a pic of you and me in a CA restaurant posted here... promise? ;)

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties March 25, 2011 at 3:25 PM  

I love when Matt smokes dinner outside and the wood smoke drifts inside and stays on his clothes ;). Good memories!

And that layout. UGH!!! Makes me want to get out the paper and scrap ... but, instead I'll go sew ;).

(P.S. Totally forgot to reply to your sweet e-mail ... but yes to the yes, Jess would LOVE (and might too) a box o' love. I'll try to e-mail you back now ;).)

Jennifer Larson March 25, 2011 at 6:42 PM  

OK, I totally do that to my friends too--I ask permission after it's posted, LOL! BTW, this LO was one of my favorites in the mag--so gorgeous!

Stacy Cohen March 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM  

LOL! I sure hope they comped your meal. What a beautiful page!!!

Susan Weinroth March 28, 2011 at 1:07 PM  

oh LINDA! this page is absolute perfection and one of my faves of yours!!! i adore the splash of pics across the page and pop of yellow patterned paper against the white cardstock. YOU are amazing, my dear. ;)

Unknown March 28, 2011 at 1:23 PM  

Love this page, I saw it at work in CK over the weekend and fell in love with it. And I need one of those dog silhouettes too, they're so cool!

Kim Watson March 29, 2011 at 3:10 AM  

Count me in as part of the pleased crowd.... haha!

Love the pic.... looks like fun...pity about the smoke fumes.
The up side is it's OK to smell like bacon...I hear it is the newest fragrance to hit the are a fashionista, trend setter babe & you didn't even know it.

Gorgeous page... love how it's simplicity accentuates the cute photos. BTW what leading did you use between your sentences??

my paper love studio April 1, 2011 at 7:04 AM  


beckyjune April 1, 2011 at 1:36 PM  

Congrats on making the Jillibean Soup team! I can't wait to work with you.

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