Purple Mailbox with none other than Soaphouse mama herself Ashli Oliver! She is doing a fabulous series on fitting it all in. With two little ones and a third on the way, endless hours of traffic and running errands, and a huge list of projects I want to do, I certainly need all the help I can get with that! Go over and see my take on it and how to 'fit in' time for more pictures. Pictures really are my creative fuel. Even if I have a great story to tell I'll usually wait until I can find a picture that goes along with it before I put it down on paper. And, lean photo weeks are always a struggle when it comes to project life.
For the base I just painted the chipboard with gesso. Then I cut out this phrase with my silhouette, as many times as would fit on one page. Then I glued down the words and added extra layers of gesso here and there. I put a light coat on the edges of the words when I was done as well. Download the free cut file here.
Please download and share this file on pinterest if you like it.
We are also trying to make plans for the coming month. We have a wedding back home over Thanksgiving to go to. I signed the kids up for a gingerbread house workshop at the Thinkery, the new Austin Kid's Museum. Avinash wants to go to the Domain christmas tree lighting event this Saturday and to Randalls because they have all the food we need for Thanksgiving there! I'm so glad that radio marketing has no effect on him. We are also looking at doing a holiday train ride and a visit to the Christmas tree farm.
Today after dance class we lucked into a free studio spotlight of the Nutcracker and got to see two dances in rehearsal. Nandini was so excited to go see a show. Avinash was amazed at they could spin like that. So we may be taking the kids there as well.
I also need to say a big thanks to everyone who gave me hair suggestions for Nandini. Wet combing it is helping a lot. I've started using oil in her hair every few days (she is still just too little for products) and that is putting some moisture back in it. She ended up with this Farah Fawcett flip somehow today. I loved it.
here. I love lemon, but these were just not as good as they looked. Need to tweak the recipe a little bit.
my little etsy shop in her Handmade Holiday Gift Guide.
my shop. I have new flair, custom polaroid die cuts, and lots of new washi tape in stock. Thank you so much!!
How are your holiday plans going? Time is flying isn't it!