Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday again already...

Supplies: Cardstock is Bazzill. Patterned paper is American Crafts, Reminisce and the blue "bling" paper is Doodlebug. The stickers are Reminisce. The journaling block stamp is Autumn Leaves. The ink is Lagoon Blue Versa Color. The brads are Making Memories.

I actually managed to get a little scrapping done this afternoon and this one came together really quickly using my November Scrapperie kit and one of the sketches that came with it. This will probably end up being one page of two.

2Peas Challenge for today is -
What is the biggest step you have taken this year?

The biggest "step" or change for both myself and our family has been the decision to become a stay at home mum. My maternity benefits ran out early in the year, so things have changed quite a lot since then. I started taking care of Sophia 4 days a week once Tracy went back to work and the money that Tracy pays me for that has helped bridge a bit of the finiancial gap.

We have also cut back in a lot of ways. We have gone from one vehicle to two to help us save money. I'm working part-time at a scrapbooking store for a little extra money and to help get me out in the world talking to adults. We don't go out as much as we used to and we're careful about what we're buying. No more 100 channels on cable and some of the little things as well. The reality is that in the long run they really are little things and I feel very lucky to be able to stay at home with the boys and to help look after Sophia as well. I really do appreciate it more than I can say.

The Scrapperie Blog Topic today was this:
When was the last time you...

1.Cleaned out your closet? I actually have this on my list of things to do because it's been a while!
2.Went to a concert? Good question! Ummmm...I'm thinking too long if I can't remember which one other than a kids one!
3.Had a milkshake? Probably a couple of years! Need to do this soon!
4.Got all dressed up? For George's Christmas party last year I think, so almost a year ago! That's quite sad really!
5.Went grocery shopping? Did some of this on Saturday!

Well, I need to think about getting Nathan up and Kyle ready so we can get George from work. We took him this morning so we could have the car to take Kyle to his preschool field trip at the library this afternoon!


PS Feel free to check out yesterday's post and my questions for entry for a little scrappy giftie thingy! hee hee


jp said...

This is a great layout! Love the colors and simplicity of the design. Awesome!! :-)

I can relate to your post about deciding to be a stay at home mom. When we made that same decision for me a few years back, I really worried if everything would work out. But it turned out fine...we didn't miss the things we cut back on, and it was a good decision for us! Enjoy this special time! It goes too fast...

Theresa said...

Love the new layout Colleen.

Be Inspired Always said...

Love the layout :)

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving.