Giveaway Winners!

His friends! I am back with the 5 winners for a free pair of glasses, sponsored by Firmoo!

Thanks to everyone who entered - I will be email the winners with the information on how to get their prize! 

My husband and I attended a Kentucky Derby party with some of our good friends. It was hot and windy but it was a blast! The horse we betted on didn't end up winning but it was fun and exciting all the same! We've gone to this party for probably 6 or 7 years and look forward to it every year. 

My boys asked me what I wanted for Mothers Day. My reply? For them to organize my shoe closet! And they did! They took all of shoes and mated them up. Then they put them in clear boxes. Then they stored them on my shelves, flip-flops together, heels together. You get the idea. They did a great job! These two make me so proud. They have good hearts and such hard workers. I love them to the moon!

Week In The Life

Ali Edwards is hosting a new round of Week In The Life, and I am in. Today thru Sunday, May 15 I will be documents my entire week. The good, the boring and mundane.

I actually had to think long and hard about joining in this year. It's a busy time of year right now. Banquets and Dr Appointments. Working out. Piles of laundry needing tended to. Mothers Day.

But then I had a second thought: yes, I am busy but this 'season' of life won't be lasting much longer. My boys are growing up and will be moving on to their own futures in a short time. Things can change at the blink of an eye, and well, my story RIGHT NOW matters.

My story most likely won't be glamorous. But it matters. 
My story probably won't be all that exciting, really. But it matters. 
Things that are happening right now in my life may never happen again. And they matter. 

Ali offered a new WITL kit for purchase this year but I am choosing to work with her kit from 2015 (that I never got around to using). I will be adding in pattern papers I love, perhaps using other things from my stash. I won't be purchasing anything new to use this year other than photo paper and maybe some digital files. But thats it. 

In fact, I won't be doing much in the way of 'prework' (compared to what I did for December Daily). My plan (if you can even call it that) is too simply take photos and keep a running log on my phone of my day. Print my photos at the end of each day. So I am not overwhelmed, I am aiming for about 5 photos for each day. Maybe more, but probably less.

****PS. My giveaway is still going on! Check it out and you could win a free set of eyewear! 

Happy 17th Birthday!

Today my oldest turned 17. I almost cannot believe it. Seventeen years go, this little guy made his grand enterence and made me a first time Mama. The moment I held him I knew he and I would have a special connection. He changed my world for the absolute best! 

Ben, we are so proud of you! You are smart as a tack, and have a talent of fixing things that is rare to see. Seeing you take apart car motors, figuring out how to fix something - you are always trying to come up with the answer. 

You're interest in politics cracks me up. You know what you believe and where you stand on the issues. One thing there is no doubt about, you love your country and the Constitution. 

Son, you've  always done your own thing - not following the crowd. This is a gift. Reading has been a hobby of yours for as long as I can remember.  Comic books, the dictionary, every Harry Potter book. 

I know recently you've had some challenges. Its frustrating when you think you know your future and then something out of your control happens. Hold your head high.  God has a plan and you are just on the very beginning of your journey. We are excited for you & all the possibilities before you. 

We love you more than you could ever know. We will always be in your corner and here for whatever you need. 

Happy 17th Birthday, Ben! 

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living my baby you will be! 

Happy Friday, friends!

Can I just say how happy I am that Friday is here? This weekend is going to be busy - tonight we are celebrating my oldest turing 17, Saturday we are going to a Kentucky Derby Party, and then Sunday is Mothers Day.

Oh, and its National Scrapbook Weekend! Lots of fun things to do online to celebrate our favorite hobby!

Since its Friday I thought I would share 5 new scrapbook products that I am absolutely loving these days!

1. Feed Your Craft on Etsy has the most adorable Harriet (the Hippo) stamp. So cute. Harriet is the doodle friend of Brandi Kincade. Seriously cute

2. Note to Self is the newest kit from Felicity Jane.  I am not currently a subscriber as I normally wouldn't use the stamps in the kit and they are a large cost in the kit. This month though? I can definitely see me using the entire kit! This kit just may be in my future.

3. We R Memory Keepers has started releasing their newest line of albums. Love how fun they are! I haven't purchased them yet, though, as I am waiting to hear about the quality. But they are at the top of my wishlist!

4. Ali Edwards just released a set of 3x8 templates to fit her page protectors. Yep! I love them. I picked them up last night to use for Week In The Life next week. (More on that later).

5. This Sketch Ranunculus stamp set from Simon Says Stamps is one I think I would get a ton of use from. I am also loving the SSS Roses For You stamp. I don't use a ton of stamps but when I do stamp, flowers are one of my go-to types of stamps.

There you go. Five scrapbook products that I love right now. Just maybe one of them will catch your eye as well.

Did you enter my giveaway? I've partnered with Firmoo to give 5 readers a free pair of eye glasses. You should go enter here.

A Day In The Life Mini Album

Remember last month when I was going to share my Day In The Life Mini Album that I made?

You can see that post, here. 

Then my computer crashed and burned. And I never got my mini album uploaded here.

But now I am up and running with my computer issues resolved and today I wanted to share my album.

I ended you using (almost exclusively) Amy Tan papers. Some are old, others are from her new collection called Better Together. You can find her papers and embellishments here.  Can we just talk, for a second, about how all of her collections just flow so seamlessly? 

For each photo, I added a digital time stamp so I could keep my photos in order. Then I printed them, 2 photos on one 4x6 photo. This saved some photo paper. The photos have a larger white border, and I am not crazy about it but was too far into printing to start all over.

 It works + perfection isn't needed. 

I am really glad I documented my One Little Day. I will definitely do it again. While I am glad I got my mini album completed, I am not so sure I would choose to do a mini album again. Next time I will probably just add the photos into my Project Life Book. 

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out my giveaway going on yesterday's post. Five people will each win a free pair of glasses from Firmoo

Have a great Thursday, friends. 

A Review + A Giveaway!

A few months ago, I knew I had to get my vision checked. I have worn glasses/contacts since I was in the first grade and when your vision is off, then you KNOW its time to get a checkup and a new pair of glasses.

Over Spring Break, I went and got my vision checked and yep! My prescription had changed since the last eye examine. While I was waiting for the Optometrist to see me, I took a long around there showroom at the glasses that they sell. 

My mouth dropped when I saw the prices of the glasses + lens. Over $300 for the frames? And then more for the lens? 

Um, no thank you.

I kindly got my prescription and decided I could have a way to have a great pair of glasses and not spend a ton on them either.

About this time I received an email from Firmoo, asking if I would like to try out their glasses. 

Yes, yes I would! 

Meet Firmoo.  Firmoo is the answer for vision + fashion the affordable way.

Basically, you look through their online catalog and find a pair of glasses (or even sunglasses!) that you love, enter your prescription and they send you the great (and affordable) glasses you picked. 

Here is a screenshot of the pair I picked. It came in several colors, and you can try them on just by uploading a current photo of yourself! 

Not sure if the pair you've picked out with fit your face? No worries! On each pair, Firmoo will give you the dimensions and you get a good feeling of how they will fit you on your face. For me, since I had an old pair, I was able to measure my old pair and see that my new pair would be quite comparable in size.

And the best part? They were only $29.00! And thats the frame and lenses, included! 

I have had the glasses for about a month now, and I have to tell you - I love them! 

I love them for many reasons, but mainly because I didn't break the bank for them. They are light weight and easy to wear. I've worn them to drive, to workout and even out to dinner and have had no issues with them at all! 

Would I use Firmoo again? Absolutely! In fact, I am eyeing a pair of sunglasses that I can  wear when we are at the lake. With their affordable pricing, I can pick up a few pairs and swap them out with whatever mood I am in! 

So, because I love Firmoo and want you to love Firmoo, I am giving away a pair of FREE GLASSES (you just pay shipping) to FIVE lucky winners! International friends are welcome to enter as well - just make sure you check that they ship to where you live, using this link.

Thats one pair of glasses (made to your prescription) for 5 people! All you will pay is shipping! 

To enter: leave me a comment on which pair of glasses from this page that you love! I would also love you to follow my blog, and me on YouTube! Thats it! 

You have until MAY 10th, 2016 at midnight (central time) to enter! I will be sharing my favorite Firmoo glasses with you on Friday, so check back and see which pairs are on my wishlist! 

**this is a sponsored post, but all opinions and reviews are mine. I would not recommend this company unless I truly thought they were worth recommending!