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Welcome November

Just a quick share today. My PC has been up and down lately and I am awaiting a new motherboard right now. Cue the sad face and tears! Weird issue with my computer not booting and then I got it to boot, but no display. I was able to update my bios and get the display…and guess what? Network adapter not working and wireless adapter won’t install either. But..guess what was the coolest part? I have a dual bios motherboard… so I am able to get on the internet again.  But! But…. I just bought all of these parts in April 2016 and they should not be corrupting or whatever this fast. Sooo… I have the bare minimum on my PC after my 3rd install of Windows 10. I am tired of setting up my bazillion programs and entering license codes and activations. Ugh!! My monitor was calibrated so perfectly…and that is jacked up now. The colors are much cooler than they were and definitely more contrast. I am just annoyed. I will calibrate again (after I post this) and see what happens.

These are pages I made last week. I kind of love all 3 of them. I had a bit of a creative lull for a moment, but when baby boy started sleeping at a normal time recently, I had ideas flowing all over the place. So…here we go…

This first layout is from my son’s one year appointment. He was walking and was able to sit at the table to play. One of the staff members came over and offered to read a book to he and his sister while they waited. What she did not know is that he had not been around anyone besides us for 90% of his life. So, he had the strangest look when she came over and sat next to him. It was too funny seeing his reaction and definitely something I wanted to be able to look back on and laugh.

* digital products use to create this layout *
  • A Hard Knock Life [x]– Kristin Cronin-Barrow
  • Asteria {Templates} [x] – Digilicious Design

***Just a note: Sweet Shoppe Designs is having a Going, Going, Gone Sale (50%off) as I post this. It lasts until November 5th and then all of the items in that category are gone for good. There are lots of good deals and some great products that will be gone for good. The kit and templates I used for the layout above are in that sale.

Second layout is also using photos from last year and it’s a few photos I took of my daughter in her room. She had just started to shy away from the camera last year. She’ll let me get a photo or two, but only when she gives the okay first. Being who I am, I had to surprise her. (lol)

* digital products use to create this layout *
  • Storyteller November 2016 [x] – Just Jaimee
  • Adorable You {Dressed Up} [x] – Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs

This last layout is of my truck loving baby boy from October of this year. He points out trucks and cars whenever we are on the road. Yesterday there was a blue SUV next to us and he says, “Ooh, nice truck.” I could not do anything but laugh.

* digital products use to create this layout *
  • Worn Photo Edges and Borders No.01 [x] – Lynne Grieveson
  • Moving Parts Papers [x] + Moving Parts Mixer [x] – Kim Jensen
  • DSD 2016 Grab-Bag [x] – Sara-Gleason + Crystal-Livesay
  • Highs and Lows (Kit) [x] + (Journal Cards) [x] – Sahlin Studio
  • Duck Pond [x] – Forever Joy Designs


The little guy and I will be headed out to pick up his sister soon. Hope your Tuesday is going well!!

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