Saturday, October 8, 2011


Early last spring I planted a few seeds in our front flower bed, and I think I created a monster!
I planted three different kinds of flowers, but the zinnias came up so well (and grew like CRAZY once they were up) that they completely overtook the flower bed! Nothing else would grow.
The zinnias were supposed to be about 24" tall...they are currently about 4 1/2' tall! And they have started to grow out of the flowerbed and over the sidewalk and driveway. I actually ran one over with my car the other day...Oops! :) When we had our garage sale in August, we actually had a lady ask us if she could pay us for some of the dead blossoms so she could have the seeds! Don't worry, though, I let her take my dead flowers free of charge! :) I quit watering them a few weeks ago, thinking they were hitting the end of their season, but they are still growing away.
The last couple of weeks the flowers have been attracting some awesome butterflies. I thought the kids would think that was pretty cool, but admittedly, I get more excited about it than they do! I have loved seeing all of the different butterflies floating around. I couldn't help but look at their intricate details and remember the wonder of God's creations, both big and small! Aren't they beautiful?!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sketches Galore!!

Hello! I hope you are having a happy Tuesday!
We had such a great weekend enjoying the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It left me feelings so uplifted, refreshed, and remembered by the Lord. So grateful for that and for the way it has lifted my spirits! I will have to share some of my favorite quotes soon!

I just wanted to let y'all know about the month long sketch event going on at My Scraps and More. Every weekday during October a new layout sketch will be posted...with lots of prizes a long the way for those who participate! The first couple have already been posted, and they sure look like fun.

Also, Tammi is offering 40% off everything in her store! Such a great that I have already taken advantage of myself! :) Use coupon code SCRAPIT40 through October 9th to get your discount! And have I mentioned her amazingly quick shipping? I ordered Friday night and it was on my doorstep by noon Monday! Gotta love that!

Also, last week I got to create my first sketch for My Scraps and More, and I loved how it turned out so I wanted to share it! Here is my layout and the sketch I made from it:

If you like to scrapbook and you use this sketch, feel free to post a link to it in the comments, I would love to see it!
Have a great day!