Tuesday, September 3, 2013

around here + the giveaway winner

enjoying a girl day with my soon-to-be kindergartener. We had a fabulous day shopping for school essentials + lunch at Pei Wei. It's always nice to get one-on-one time with the kids.

getting ready for Week in the Life next week. I've pulled out a few embellishments and stamp sets I want to use, but other than that, I'm keeping it simple and I'm using Ali's digital templates. My last Week in the Life I recorded was in 2011 and I'm excited to put together another one.

saw Despicable Me 2 as a family and we all loved it! We also love waiting until the cheapie theater in town has the not-so-new movies. 

took a trial walk up to Morgan's bus stop. Just 5 minutes, including Parker's typical putzing around to pick up rocks. This kindergarten business is no joke. I've been filling out loads of paperwork, we toured her classroom and met Morgan's teacher + classmates last week, and today, we have a couple of before-school-starts projects to complete. Plus I've been writing her name on everything + getting her opinion on what she wants for her first school lunch.

anxious to get my Letterpress goodies this week. I've loved seeing people share on Instagram what they've made before class starts and can't wait to play with the plates + inks.

purging again like I did in January. It must be something about a new season approaching that gives me the urge to clear out the house.

enjoying the weather and making up fun crafts + activities from this Camp Mom summer activity pack.

filming my first scrapbooking video + teaching myself the basics of editing + iMovie. So far so good. Now if I can just get over the sound of my own voice. More about that next week.

tree + shrub shopping so we can finish up more work in the backyard before the weather is less cooperative.

looking forward to getting in a new groove with my family. Morgan is excited about school + for as much as Parker understands that he gets to go to school (a couple days a week), I'm sure he will be thrilled to make some new buddies. Changes are a-comin' for all of us and I think we are ready. Well, maybe them more than me.


The winner of the seat in Big Picture Classes Project Life Lessons class is Jessica Wilson.

Congratulations Jessica! Please email me at nicole.s.reaves (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll send you your certificate so you can sign up for class. If you are interested in signing up for Project Life Lessons, class starts September 5th and registration ends September 11th.

Have a great week!


  1. Oh My Goodness, thank you so much. I never win anything, so was not expecting to see my name! I am so glad though. I am looking forward to this class!

  2. Congrats Jessica!! And thank you so much Nicole for hosting the giveaway!!