Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Smash it in!

We won't even get into how bad I suck at blogging.  In my defense, it's because I spend all of my free time with the kids.

Things we're planning right now:

A Birthday party (Annie's FIRST.  omg.)

Yeah that pretty much takes up my whole life when I'm not at work or playing with kids.  Sleep has become optional.  I'll wait while you decide if I'm kidding or not. (Hint:  I'm not.)

I will say though, that part of the anti-sleep thing can't be helped.  Since my last pregnancy, I just can't sleep at night.  I mean, I sleep, but I don't really.  I wake up a zillion times.  I'm up for long periods of time in between.  Most people would be looking for sleep aides, but that's not really my deal.  I'm up daily at 4:45 or 5:00 am anyway, so whatever.  I do feel ever so slightly jealous of my friends who get upset/annoyed that when they have to wake up at 7:00, but eh, whatever.  It's all relative!

So...now that I spend half of the night awake, my mind is always thinking.  I've developed an interest in crafting (or you know a renewed interest since I used to love to craft and diy pre-babies!).  After seeing some cutie tutorials on homemade smash style books.  I could easily buy a smash book, and may yet do so, but I wanted something a little more raw just for the purpose of keeping some ideas in one place that I can take along, not just on Pinterest (which I totally heart).

What I've come up with a covered composition book, that's not quite done yet.  I have one of those marbled type composition books that they sell for like, 50 cents.  I have tons of pretty papers (I half scrap as I call it, the kids photos).  I chose a pattern that was adorbs and covered the book.  I used cardstock for the inside cover so that the ugly inner writing is covered, but I still need to use the cardstock to cover the spine.  Baby steps, right?

The next part is all mine.  I want this book to be a catchall for stuff.  I don't know, but it will be fun.  I quickly (and I apologize for the crap quality, but dude, sometimes 2 seconds is all you have!) took a few photos to show exactly what I'm talking about..enjoy!

And pray my body lets me sleep soon.  Or I may just really start crafting at night.  I might need a craft table.  And to change my name to Paris.

Name the show.

What the front cover will (kinda) look like once I put the binding on (remember under that pretty paper is a black and white marbled cover.  ew)

Front cover without "binding"

Inside front cover

Inside back cover

Back cover minus "binding"

As soon as I get some faves "smashed" I'll post a few photos.  Loving me some cute washi tape!

Oh and just because it's been like 6 months since I posted a picture of my cuties.....

One of our Christmas card photos...

I had to crop daddy's arm out of this one, but another Christmas card photo.  I know I'm biased but these are some cute kids!