Hmm...so what have I been doing? I have been shopping for patio furniture. We have a landscaper coming this next week to start on our yard. It has started getting us to think about our patio. We have had a VERY small set (two chairs and a tiny) table for over 10 years and would like to be able to eat out on our new patio. We finally bought a new one, after many days of searching, on Saturday. I have also been spending time on the treadmill. There are so many health concerns in my mom's family dealing with heart concerns I really need to make sure that I am walking on a more regular basis. I have also been getting things in order for the girls for the summer. They are both going to do several camps this summer. I am also trying to find them a good piano teacher here. Really, that is about it. Not a whole lot.
Today is the last day of school for the girls and I have to say, I am really looking forward to having them home with me this summer. We now get to live in a neighborhood with a pool again and plan to spend lots of time there. One of the things I am really looking forward to starts tomorrow. We are going to be volunteering on Wednesday mornings delivering groceries to elderly people in the area. Can I tell you how proud I am of my girls? When I mentioned this idea to them they both jumped up and down like I had just offered to take them to an amusement park for a week. They really are the best. :)
So I said that I have not had a desire to scrapbook but I have actually done a project or two lately. I created this box for Creative Charms.
You can find a complete set of instructions on how to create your own flourishes on the Creative Charms blog. While you are there make sure to jump over to the store where you can check out the amazing Deal of the Month. There is lots of great patriotic bling this month!
I also created this little gift card and bag for L's teacher.
You can find the supply list on the Emma's Paperie Blog.
OK, so if you have made it this far you definitely deserve a reward. I received a box from Scrapbook Trends yesterday with a layout I submitted for the May issue. Along with the layout they sent an extra issue of the magazine. I have to say this issue is stunning. Lots of eye candy in there. All you need to do is leave a comment and I will pick one lucky winner to get a copy of the May issue.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!!