weekend review

Hope everyone had a nice weekend! It snowed so we pretty much stayed in (like we usually do) with the exception of getting bundled up and playing in said snow. I really wanted to do a "no spend" weekend but of course, it's incredibly hard to not spend a single penny especially when it's coffee/cocoa Saturday & the newest issue of Martha Stewart is out. Plus the other things that have become essentials...milk, Pull Ups, mailing envelopes. How do people do it for months at a time?!

Well...in great effort to not drive to Target or browse Etsy, I kept myself busy creating/making and enjoying.

I saw something like this on Pinterest but I didn't follow the recipe. Seemed simple enough. I didn't want to let the prepared pie crust that was purchased for Christmas dessert (that never happened) go to waste. I just rolled it out a bit, cut into squares and plopped in some cream cheese and a dollop of strawberry preserves. It was pretty good. It's actually the first time I used prepared crust and was quite impressed.

I scrapbooked a lot. Mainly because it's crunch time. SC is really stepping up their game with cool artwork from Matt Wilson. The card shown is from the Project Life kit. I'm cutting it down to fit onto a layout. Why? Because I'm on the scrapbook team and I want to show the versatility of the Project Life kit. I used part of it in my personal 2013 Handbook and the other part in my Studio Calico gallery layouts. I love that I'm able to do that. I feel like I'm stretching my kits and using them to their full potential.

Tyler's uncle Brian got him the raddest gift this past Christmas. Too bad he can't take it outside yet. Until then, we'll be practicing our trike riding indoors. The things you do as an Alaskan tot.

I'm sad to report that this old guy isn't doing so well. He's just not eating and seems to be going down the same path our first dog went through. Tootie's passing was a devastating blow to my heart. I'm not prepared to deal with another loss, especially when we have to factor in a little boy who kisses his dog good night + whose third word was "jes". I'm trying to just enjoy the time I have with now + make him as comfortable as possible.

Ok, time to get sh*t done. Go Monday! XOT