Hello there.

It's been a long while but that's not unusual for the LLP blog. I serisouly have no clue what to do here anymore. I use to talk about my everyday office antics but now it's all toddler fits + Instagram.

So, I'll do just that. Begin. (in bullet points)

  • Screenprinting will be picking up (hopefully) this month. I've got several designs I'm super stoked about. I'm switching things up again for LLP and clearing out all stamps I have in stock. They will not be restocked the remainder of the year. Sale will start this Friday.
  • I have a new gig. I'm now a member of the Basic Grey team and I'm very stoked about that. I've been a long time fan of BG  and I'm anxious to get start in some projects.
  • I had the pleasure of chatting virtually with Catherine Davis and Kinsey WIlson for the Big Picture Class, Process.  (I hope I didn't sound too much like an awkward dork.) "The beauty is in the process" I love that. You can read more aobut the class here.



  • I was given the chance to be apart of Project Life 365 this week. The prompts given are well thought of and were actually quite challenging. It was inspiring to have these prompts in the back of my mind while I was doing the usual "remember this day" photo quest. Thanks PL365.
And I'm now going to indulge in quiet time with the October issue of Martha Stewart Living. That's what I call a good Monday night. xot.


Meet Max


Last week my husband tells me he found us a puppy. Totally out of the blue. My first reaction was not of joy. We only just lost our dog a month ago and I just wasn't ready to have another.

But. We always said that we would know when we found "our dog". It had happened with the last 2 and it was always by chance. My first, mama bear (official name Crystal) was given to me by my brother when he was in high school. I had already moved out but never desired to have a dog. It was pretty much love at first site when I saw her crystal blue eyes, hence the name Crystal. She was a little crazy but protective and fiercely loyal to me. She passed a few months after I was pregnant with Tyler. I'm sad he never got to meet her.

Then our second, Butters (official name Jesse) was the runt of a Catahoula litter. A person was trying to give him away at a garage sale. He definitely looked the part....so scrawny next to his brother who was already set to be adopted. She said no one wanted him. Well that was our sign. He was extremely skittish but a cool dog who only wanted to be loved. He passed last month.

Now our third....Max. Half Husky, half German Shepard. His litter + mom were rescued from owners who couldn't afford to feed them so they were a little starved. He's pretty chill which is nice since Jesse was always so alert and nervous. He reminds me a lot of Crystal....the German Shepard is what attracts me to him since she was half GS.

It took a few days for me to adjust to having another dog in the house other than Jesse or Crystal. He's a cool litle dude though.....his charms are slowly creeping there way into my heart.



listening: Bon Iver
eating: nothing
drinking: hot chocolate
wearing: new fall boots, black leggings, plaid shirt
feeling: restless, worried.
weather: thick fog
wanting: nothing
needing: nothing
thinking: about my glucose test I have to take this week.
enjoying: being busy at work, makes the day fly by.
wondering:will I have to give up carbs?

I can't stop thinking about the possibility of having gestational diabetes.
I'm told this is fairly common during pregnancy but is it really?
I'm already on a low sodium diet and now I have to worry about sugar and carbs?
And then I make the mistake of googling the symptoms and read about the side effects it may have on my boy.
But I may be worrying prematurely as I haven't taken the glucose test yet.
My baby is a big one. 3 lbs already, long legs and arms like his daddy. :)

The OctoberStudio Calico kit has become a fave of mine and by the looks of the other sneaks, a fave amongst the dt. Here are few sneaks.....

Clstinastept1 The stamps in the kitand add ons is enough to make my knees buckle. No joke. 
Vee and I are hosting theSC blog this week. Vee's got a little "Neutrals" challenge posted. You could win yourself a $5 SC gift card if you get your Neutrals layout posted to the SC gallery by Saturday! 
Here's my take: 
111509818 Head over to theSC blog for my quick tip and product review of the new Mister Huey.