Monday, March 17, 2014

A Little Girl with a sassy curl

Our girl Caroline was indeed feeling sassy when she posed for her mama when we were changing her shirt at Disney World one afternoon after she spilled on it at lunch. She captured her sassy and funny nature for sure, I scrapped the photo using Shabby Miss Jenn’s adorable new kit “You and Me” which is new in her online digital scrapbooking store. Check it out by clicking on the photo of my scrap page.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

What I Like About You

"What I Like About You" Digital Scrapbooking Kit created by Shabby Miss Jenn Designs. Click on the image to go to her digi scrapping store!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Sweet Thank You Gift

Yesterday I had lunch with a sweet friend that I have known since high school and have reconnected with after many years. Angela and her husband Chris and Dave and I enjoy one another’s company and we have many common interests. We’ve taken a few trips to New Orleans together in late 2013 and really enjoyed spending time with them and exploring our favorite city together, especially trying new and unique restaurants. She and Chris have two beautiful daughters, one of them gave up her festival title of Shrimp Queen just last year. I attended the pageant and photographed her during this special event and shot a lovely image of Blair just before going on stage. It turned out so nicely that her mom requested that we make a canvas of it for their home. It came out lovely and as a thank you they gave me a lovely wine glass with an embossed shrimp on it. It’s a lovely keepsake and I will always remember them and Blair’s special night when I use it. Here’s Blair’s beautiful portrait.

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Thanks Angela and Blair for inviting me to the special event and for sharing the evening with me. Here’s a photo of Angela and I the night Blair gave up her title having our evening meal at Clementine’s with lots of their friends and family. Y’all truly are a beautiful family and I’m so blessed to have you in our circle of friends.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Brian Head Utah Vacation

Here’s a little layout featuring a few photos from our ski vacation Dave and I took in January.

I created it using Shabby Miss Jenn Designs “Vintage Blossoms” kit. Click on the layout to see the kit in SMJD digital scrapbooking shop.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Who’s Lucky… I am!

I get to share my Monday with these sweet and handsome guys! Alex and Eli have already helped their Daddy feed the cows,  jumped on the trampoline, had a fruit snack, watched a cartoon, played a game on their iPads, decided on what they want for lunch with Pop and Daddy and now they’re taking photos of one another with their iPads with Santa on the stair landing. Its so fun listening to their conversations and how adorable they are with one another! I absolutely love our grandsons and spending the day with them!

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013 with the Grands

Kali, Caroline, Eli and Alex went to a grand Halloween party at Avery Island last night to celebrate with friends. There were hotdogs, treats and a huge bon fire to add to the excitement. There was also a costume contest and everyone enjoyed that a whole lot! I created this little layout using photos that Krista had on her camera. Hope everyone had a great holiday!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Antique Train Case

I’ve heard these pretty little bags referred to as train cases, makeup cases and overnight bags, regardless what you call them, I think they’re adorable and have collected three of them. I’m not sure what I will do with them, at one time I was collecting them to give to the grandchildren for a little train ride to New Orleans that we would do with them.  Then I thought they would make a sweet little gift for Kali and a few girl friends for a slumber party. But as of yet I have not decided, but I will keep collecting them if I see more. I am fond of these in the soft gray green color. Some day I will use them, right now I’ve got them in my office closet, just waiting til I find a good idea.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween with Family and Friends

On Saturday night Alex, Eli, Kali and Caroline attended a fun party and hay ride with their friends and family at our friend Johnny and Kathy’s house, they are so gracious to have hosted this party for quite a few years and we are lucky to be counted in their circle of friends and included with the ‘kids’ and their ‘kiddos’.

 

Kali was a 20’s flapper girl and Alex and Eli were Power Rangers. They all had a blast at the party and can’t wait to go trick or treating this coming week with their cousins!

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Our little Linee wore a Dorothy costume that I made for Kali when she was a year and a half, she had adorable red bows on her shoes and in her hair but she took a nap while they were on the hay ride and woke up later at the party and I was able to get this rumpled photo of her, but its that smile that I adore!

CHS Mass day for Kali

Thursday of last week was homecoming week Mass for the students of CHS. Kali was adorable in her Mass uniform and I was able to shoot a few photos before school.

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Love how these turned our and will be printing one for our home. Smile

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

CHS Homecoming Week (Dress up Day 2)

Today Kali chose to dress up as a COP in the Cops vs Robbers dress up day at school. She made an awesome little girlie cop with her braided bun that Mama fixed for her and her whistle and badge finished off the adorable costume. I created a layout using many papers and elements from different Shabby Miss Jenn Designs kits to add to Kali’s album.

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Can’t wait to see what she dresses as for the Math-lete vs athlete day tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Monday, October 14, 2013

CHS Homecoming Week 2013

Kali and I have been having fun planning her outfits for Homecoming week at CHS. Its her first homecoming week at her new school and we’re sure she’s going to have a blast. Monday is Cowboys vs. Indians day and she wanted to be a cowgirl, so we ordered a cute little costume online and pulled together boots and put her hair in pigtails with bows. Below is a layout I created using Shabby Miss Jenn Designs “Little Buckeroos” kit.

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Before school today Krista and I helped her get ready and I did her hair before she ate her fruit cup and buttery biscuit, just like a true country girl. I took a few photos as I will all week and will share them with you here in my blog.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall has Arrived

I created a sweet little memory book page for Dave and I featuring a few photos of pure Cajun deliciousness that I shot in New Orleans last weekend and Shabby Miss Jenn Designs amazing Fall scrapbooking kit AUTUMN SPLENDOR available HERE.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Race for Education SES 2013

This morning Erica and I went to SES to participate in Race for Education with Alex and Elijah. We saw many of our friends and family there and had a great time. Claire, Honey and Pop St. Dizier (Claire’s Dad) were there also.

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Here are a few of us with the boys after the race was over. Alex and Eli with Claire, Erica, Me and Honey. (Claire’s mom)

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Some of our friends were there too, Carter and Suri, Alicia and Gavin and cousin Natalie with Anna Claire and Abigail.

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Everyone had a fun time and it was for an excellent cause! Geaux Pandas!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bourbon French Parfums

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Last week when I was in the French Quarter I went into the little perfumery on Royal Street to see what it was all about. I found myself engulfed first in a soft feminine scent that reminded me of my beloved paternal grandmother Eunice and in love with the quaint and adorable shop.

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I took my time and smelled all of the shop’s signature perfumes and really enjoyed the scent named “Marguerite”, which is described as a light, clean, fresh spicy fragrance, which was absolutely perfect for me.

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This perfumery has been in the French Quarter for over 170 years.  Began by August Doussan in 1843, there are brides who go into the little shop to purchase perfume which was custom blended for their own grandmother several generations back, the perfumery keeps them on file forever, and they wear the signature scent on their wedding day. I find that perfectly charming.

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Bourbon French Parfums can be found online HERE.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

NOLA and a New Friend

I met my friend Janie while I was heavily into designing table scapes for our home, we both were posting on the blog Between Naps on the Porch which is still a very favorite blog to this day. I adore keeping up with her and her family on her blog Janie’s World. She’s got a passion for entertaining, a love of her family and husband and we share so many common likes and interest, I truly admire this girl!

Thursday she and I took a relaxing drive up the river from New Orleans (while her husband was speaking at a work related conference) and visited Nottoway and Oak Alley plantations. Both are lovely but I only got a few cool photos at Nottoway as my camera battery was exhausted before Oak Alley came into view. The stories of these working plantations are truly interesting and the history is amazing, but I’m  featuring the table scape of Nottoway as this is what actually brought us together in the first place.

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Here’s a shot of the two of us in front of the fireplace in the beautiful white ballroom at Nottoway plantation.

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Friday evening Dave flew into town, after picking him up at Lakefront Airport he and I met Janie and her husband Bob at Irene’s Cuisine for a lovely meal. They brought us some fabulous “See’s” chocolates which are made near their home in California, they are truly delicious and probably worth a trip to the west coast alone! Thanks again for the treat, Dave and I really enjoyed them!

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After dinner we went to Balcony Music Club and listened to the Dana Abbott Band and had a few cocktails. Dave took a photo of the two of us, it came out a bit fuzzy but I’m going to include it anyway, the others were even worse because of the dark room!

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Looking forward to growing our friendship and seeing one another soon!