Loveland and Valentine’s Day

The day before Valentine’s Day, husband and I went to Loveland. This was our second time going since the new year. Husband didn’t snowboard as much this time. The visibility had gotten pretty bad by the time he started going down the hills. I was able to get some editing done and wanted to stay longer to finish up editing all of the novella but we decided to head home in time to pick up our 12-year-old instead of having our 17-year-old pick her up.

Husband decided to use Apple Maps instead of Google Maps, which was a big mistake (he switched to the darkside and wanted to test out Apple Maps). Apple Maps likes to take us through the scenic route. It had us exit the highway and instead of getting back on the highway, it was trying to take us on a road we were not familiar with. Then, as we got closer to Loveland, Apple Maps tried to add 40 minutes more to our drive by having us go around Loveland and then coming back down to Loveland. Husband didn’t follow the instructions. He exited where we normally exit and it only took us 5 minutes to the Loveland parking area.

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I love the green chili in the cafeteria. Normally when we go there during breakfast I always get the chili on top of my hash brown and scrambled eggs, but this time we arrived after breakfast so I got the green chili with fries and cheese.

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On Valentine’s day, husband got me a yellow orchid. He knows how much I love them. We went to Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee and donuts. For lunch, we went to The Cheesecake Factory. We haven’t gone there for awhile and husband wanted to go there so we made it a date. Our waiter was the coolest. He was good with the menu, timely, and friendly.

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It was nice to have some downtime with husband because the weekend was pretty busy.

Making Cards and Mailings

Made a few Valentine cards to send to friends + other mailings, and a package for a swap.  I’m really loving the Silhouette Portrait I received in a giveaway a year and a half ago.  I’m surprised I’ve never really used it much for making cards.  Actually, I haven’t used it as much as I’d like to.  This year, I will tackle that goal.  I’ve got a few ideas brewing.  In the photo below, I added a little watercolor to the die cut envelope.  Watercoloring is something I’ve tried my hands at here and there too with hopes to do more of it this year.

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This was the most mail I’ve sent out in my life in one day.  There were 8 items total!  It feels great to give.

Repost Project Life Week 7

Original date: 3.20.13

I spent a little extra time on week 7 because of the Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day.  I don’t celebrate the Chinese New Year but I do follow the Chinese horoscope.  My husband was born in the year of the snake so it’s kind of special.  Valentine’s Day was pretty big with both my girls making boxes for their school Valentine’s party and husband and I doing something small for them at home.

 

 

 

Close-ups, etc.:
I used the mini film strip from Tim Holtz again.  It’s so cute.
I just love this photo of my 6-year-old.  She was 5 at the time.  Her little dimple is simply adorable.  It was more obvious when she was a toddler but every once in awhile now, she’ll smile a certain way, and it’ll show up pretty good.

And, this photo of her is just too cute.  I love how she stopped in the middle of brushing her toy to look at the camera.

Last, while making the 6×6 year of the snake layout of my husband, I decided to make a couple more for two people I know who were also born in the year of the snake.  They should be receiving their layouts in the mail soon!

Products I used:  Sleeves from We R Memory Keepers, Memorology by American Crafts, and Becky Higgins; stickers from K&Company, camera paper by BoBunny, 4×6 journal cards by Simple Stories, lantern paper from Graphic 45, mini film strip by Tim Holtz, mini frames by Heidi Swapp, and Project Life Amber Edition.  The 3×4 journal cards are from my Be Mine Journal Cards set.