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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lazy weekend

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are half way to another wonderful weekend and here I am posting about last weekend.  I really planned on doing a post yesterday but the day managed to get away from me somehow.  

We had such a great weekend.  DH was gone most of last week so we stayed home all weekend and just relaxed and spent time together as a family.  I have to say, as much as I enjoy watching the girls compete and taking them to different places on the weekends,  I really do enjoy these times at home too. 

Right before we moved last year, L was involved in a pioneer unit at school.  They had to research different aspects of pioneer life and then do a project.  Her paper and project was "Soap Making".  I never realized how much time and energy was put into making soap.  Thankfully we did not have to make the soap the old fashion way but instead found a kit at Hobby Lobby.  That was the beginning of a new hobby for L.  She just loves making soap and pulls the kit out from time to time.  

She made these for all of her gymnastics coaches.

We also had an intense game of Sorry.  Can you believe I was the first one to get all of my pieces either in home or the safety zone and I still ended up coming in third! That darn number 1 eluded me for way too long! LOL

We had another gorgeous inspiration photo over at Emma's Paperie this last week.  Truthfully, when I looked at the photo, I was not completely sure what colors I wanted to play off of.  They are not usually the colors I am drawn to for projects.  But after I started digging through my paper and pulling out stuff that worked with that photo, everything started to come together.  This winter goody jar is completely inspired by the very talented Linda Albrecht. Her use of glitter is amazing.

You can find a complete list of supplies and see the photo here.

There is also a new challenge up at Challenge Me Happy this week! We were challenged to create a layout using the word NEW in the title.  Please come along and play.  There is a fabulous kit from Little Yellow House to be won!

Have a wonderful week everyone!!!!


Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I love the relaxing, stay-at-home together kind of weekends too (this weekend is not going to be one of those though, LOL). :)

Penny said...

Loved your layout! Another challenge with the word "New" in it! I just may have to make another one! LOL
Be sure and check out my newest layout titled "New Smile" on my blog! Love Penny

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh that jar looks amazing! And the candy inside... YUM.. Love the composition of your layout too. I've been a fan of strips of paper lately!

Lynn said...

ooooooo great projects and so glad I don't have to make soap either. Sounds like a fun weekend!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! I love love love love that jar and loving your lo!!! Just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

pattyo said...

The soaps are just adorable! I asolutely LOVE your altered container! I can't take my eyes off it!! Your layout is beautiful!

Sarah Webb said...

Pretty, pretty page!

Charlene said...

Soap making how fun!! I'v always wanted to try it...but I don't need more stuff lol!!! I LOVE your creations and the LO is so awesome!!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love weekends like that Lisa...great memory builders. thanks so much for writing me back on the know I never thought about dust on the dark floors but that is good to know. We have three animals all black so I was thinking it would be good for that lol. I am thinking maybe a midrange color now. I love love your container...your glitter and sparkle are perfect! cherry

Audrey Pettit said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend, Lisa! I think it's so wonderful how much time you spend with your kiddos. Just sitting around playing board games with them are building lasting memories that they will treasure forever. I still fondly remember playing board games with my dad. :)
Your projects are beautiful! Love your new year layout. Such a sweet photo of you. And wow on that winter jar! LOVE!