...and other wonderful ordinary everyday things...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Canvas + Spray Paint = Fun

When I was pregnant with Ivan, I pinned this, so that as soon as we had a name, I could make one for over his crib.  Thanks to a new Silhouette (love it!), here it is!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

10 on 10 | June 2012

Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month.  Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments. 

8:30 am - on the way to church, with my sister who is visiting from FL

9:30 am - totally spaced taking a picture while at church...whoops!

10:30 am - loving this new skirt from Old Navy that has pockets...brilliant!

11:30 am - these boys think we need to visit Bass Pro Shop every Sunday after church

12:30 pm - amazing Summer Stir-Fry from Pioneer Woman...delish!

1:30 pm - Mark did a little backyard camping the night before with the boys...
tents are some of the best fun!

2:30 pm - missed this one because we were all taking naps

3:30 pm - love that this little guy is getting such cute cheeks

4:30 pm - catching up some DVR'd stuff

5:30 pm - just hanging out!

6:30 pm - a beautiful night at the Greek Festival...love this guy!

Friday, May 11, 2012

10 on 10 | May 2012

Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month.  Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments. 

11:30 am - driving from preschool to Sprint

12:30 pm - Mark's team at work gave a really sweet welcome for Ivan.  I was most excited about the loads of diapers...the boys were most excited about the cake!

1:30 pm - driving back home...crazy to me to see 3 boys back there!

2:30 pm - hanging out on the couch with this sweet guy

3:30 pm - ironic that he chose to take a rest in his pjs, but still didn't sleep...

4:30 pm - a Mother's Day gift early...one of several unexpected gifts today.  Aren't these the best kind of gifts??

5:30 pm - these boys love to play ipad/ipod...we have some tech junkies on our hands!

6:30 pm - this simple salad is one of my favs...Feta cheese does make most things better!

7:30 pm - some time outside with Dad

8:30 pm - getting ready for a bath

Side note about Week in the Life:  I took pictures diligently for a day and a half of that week...and then realized once I started having intense contractions that I couldn't really keep up with it.  Imagine that...so I'll be redoing my Week in the Life later this month...will keep you posted!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hello World!

Ivan Macray Whisman
born April 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm
weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and 20.5 inches long

A little delayed on announcing this...3 boys makes for a busy life!  :)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Week in the Life

Just sat down and did some prep for Week in the Life....absolutely love this project, started by Ali Edwards.  It is such a fun way to document regular life, and though it can be a LOT of work (especially the scrapbooking part), it is such an awesome finished product that I keep coming back to it (this is my 3rd year).

So while we could be having a baby literally any day, next week will be Week in the Life documented, and I'll be putting a bit of it on here.  Want to join in?  Get your camera charged and ready, warn your family & friends you'll be taking pics of EVERYTHING, and be prepared to love all the little details of your life!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

10 on 10 | April 2012

Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month.  Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments. 

8:30 am - reading intently

9:30 am - grocery shopping with Ian, while Isaac is at preschool

10:30 am - the dog at Old Navy always gets a pat!

11:30 am - they play PacMan while I make lunch

12:30 pm - these boys love being outside and swinging!

1:30 pm - cleaning the kitchen

2:30 - glitter & Mod Podge...doesn't get much better than that!

3:30 pm - more swinging, this time with our new friend Boots

4:30 pm - yummy drink, but also gets rid of pregnancy-induced middle-of-the-night leg cramps!

5:30 pm - mass production of Chicken Enchiladas

Happy 10th!
What did you do today?
ten on ten button

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Recipes | Pam's Cheesecake

I've never met Pam, but man, I think she's pretty darn great!  :)  If you're willing to devote a few years to perfecting a cheesecake recipe, you are someone I could definitely be friends with.  Here's her heavenly cheesecake recipe...you should go make some right now...

While the strawberries were a great addition, my only regret is that I opted for strawberries instead of whipped cream...rookie mistake.  What was I thinking?!?  Always choose BOTH!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Oh my...

Typically, Thursday nights = Archiver's for me (a very happy place indeed, where I meet with a few great friends and have some time to chat and do some creative things!), but tonight I felt like I hadn't been home a lot this week, and I wanted to spend some time with my 3 great boys.  Usually on Thursdays when I opt to stay home, I do still miss my creative time and am a little sad, despite the great trade-off.  

But this Thursday, I am not sad...not in the least....because staying home meant I could get this in the oven.  I was salivating as I mixed it all up, remembering how amazing this was at Craft Weekend.  Oh my....let me just say that tomorrow night's dessert will be to-die-for, and I'll post pics after eating what may be a million calories, but is totally worth it!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

10 on 10

Have been needing some inspiration lately for taking more pictures, and I remembered this project, so I thought this would be a great way to have a mini-view of the day.  Love these 10 pics...a great reminder of why I love taking pictures of everyday life!

8:30 - Saturday morning cartoons...a glorious tradition!

9:30 - getting Ian dressed...with a great cheesy smile...

10:30 - debating on grills at Home Depot

11:30 - doesn't take more than $1 to make me happy!  :)

12:30 - taco salad with baked pita chips...yum!

1:30 - love watching those 2 boys snuggling...with Pinterest on in the background

2:30 - working on a family room project...so very excited about it!  (will share more next week!)

3:30 - the grill coming together on an absolutely gorgeous day

4:30 - snuggling with a boy who wasn't ready to get up from his nap

5:30 - roasted potatoes in the oven to go with grilled steaks...heaven!

Hope your day was great!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rainbow Goodness

Have been a little into the color spectrum lately....here's some of the goodness I've been loving:

It all started with rainbow Jello cups I made for my son's preschool class...
rainbow day calls for rainbow snacks!  :)

Then for Valentine's Day we rounded up all the broken/old/sad crayons in our house...

...so we could melt them into these for the boys' friends!  (thanks to this pin)
...then it was at Target...of course...
...loved this print at Meg's house for Craft Weekend...

 And then the crayon art continues...

(thanks to this pin)

Isn't color awesome?!?!