Sunday, June 26, 2016

Planner Stamping: June 27 - July 3, 2016 Personal and Work - Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together

This is my first week in my NEW planner!  I absolutely love this one, because the weekends aren't shaded.  I wish the numbers on top weren't colored, but for now, I'm just coordinating my spreads to whatever color theme the month is.  (If you watch the Mambi periscopes, you know that neutral planners are coming in the future!)
Green is my favorite color and since I got the new Lawn Fawn flamingo stamps, I thought this would be a fun theme.  Brent's older brother's family had come down from Washington for Boston's birthday.  Since they were still in town, we had a barbecue dinner at my inlaws.  Boston also finished up his swimming lessons this week too.


Below is my work planner for this week too.  I wanted to keep the pink flamingo theme going!


On his actual birthday, he had swimming.


And I took him to get froyo!


Then on the weekend, celebrating Boston turning 2 and Michael turning 9!


It was a great celebration with family!


Next year we vowed to plan better, lol.  But as a person who loves their birthday, it was fun to have a birthday week for Bos.  He's still goofy as ever and starting to talk!  I can't wait to see what this next year holds for us!

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Planner Stamping: June 20 - 26, 2016 - Create A Smile Stamps Summer Kit

My twinsie Thanh told me she was setting her alarm for this summer kit from Create A Smile Stamps, because these bi-annual kits are super popular and sell out really quick.  I'm not a morning person, though sometimes Boston makes me be one, lol.  And oddly enough, Boston happen to wake up early that day.  I was up...so I ordered one too.

Boston's birthday was on a Thursday this year, so we decided to celebrate early.  Because my brother Michael's birthday was the week before, Brien and Myra were at the beach, and Brent has a non-traditional work schedule, it was really hard to plan around everything.  We ended up celebrating with the Smiths one weekend and the Bliatouts another. 


We didn't go to the beach, but since we had Boston's party at the park with the splash pad, I thought this would be a cute theme for my planner. The palm tree is on watercolor paper and with distress ink. 


We were singing to him and he was clapping, lol.  He really didn't understand what was going on, but it was a great time all around.  I got a white chocolate raspberry cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory!  Everything else was Bubble Guppy themed since that's his favorite and only show he will watch.


As you can see his smile, he loved his new car (beep, beep as he says)!  We call him Bos for short, so of course that influenced which car we got him.  It was a wonderful party and so happy to be celebrating with my little whippersnapper!

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Planner Stamping: June 13 - 19, 2016 Personal and Work - Love Cynthia Mermaids

I absolutely love the monthly sticker kits from The Organizing Companion.  This summer, she moved from Boise, ID to Austin, TX and her shop is still closed. :(  I used the June kit for this layout and love this color combo!  Coral with blues and teals. 

I was supposed to be in San Diego for work this week, hence the mermaid theme, and taking a break from more boyish themes.  My plans got changed the week before and I didn't want to rip it out and start over, so I just went with it.


Below is my work planner for this week too.  I wanted to keep with the mermaid theme, so I used another mermaid kit. :)


Boston and I celebrated Father's Day with my family on Saturday.  Brent was working, so he missed out on that.  On Sunday, we went out for lunch with Brent's family.  Brent's grandma was also in town that weekend, so it was wonderful to see her as well.  Have a great day everyone!

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Planner Stamping: June 6 - 12, 2016 Personal and Work - My Favorite Things Out of This World

When I switched over to my Copic markers, I pretty much gave away and got rid of any other coloring medium.  I always regretted giving away my chalks, lol, and my water color pencils.  I finally decided to get a full set of distress inks and markers for my birthday.  I still need to play with them more, but I've really enjoyed them so far.

To make my space background, I blended 4 colors of distress ink together in various shades of blue and black.  Then I used a distressed background stamp dipped in water to create the white splotches.  I then used the same background stamp with black ink to add more texture. 


Below is my work planner for this week too.


During this week, my SIL Myra and I baked cake pops for my cousin Chris's graduation party.  Some of my family from California was in town too, so it was great to spend time with them.  Making cake pops has been a fun summer event for Myra and I.  We're getting better and better every time!


All the aunts and nieces.


All the 2nd cousins!  I think Bos is about to cry, lol.


Overall, the graduation celebration was a good time.  It was really good to see my cousins and catch up!  I hope you all have a great day!

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Planner Stamping: June 2016 Monthly Layout

Normally I decorate my monthly spread, but since it was Boston's birthday month, I decided to do something a little different.  I took pictures of him through out the month and glued them in.  I absolutely loved how this turned out and I think I will do a few more like this in the future.

I was participating in the Happy Planner Instagram challenges during this time, so some of the challenges fell into putting this layout together.  Since I've had my new planner for awhile, I was a little disappointed that Boston's birthday would fall into my old one.  But it was a great way to finish up this planner! 


There was no rhyme or reason to what pictures I took or chose.  They were just real life and in the moment for whatever what was going on at the time.  He is one very loved boy and I cross my fingers the terrible twos aren't that bad, lol. 

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Planner Stamping: June 2016 Dashboard - Avery Elle Monsters

I can't believe Boston is turning two at the end of this month! Since it's Bugaboo's birthday month, I decided I would make an effort to do a few more boyish layouts in my planner.  I thought these cute monsters from Avery Elle would fit my theme well.

I seriously have enough Basic Grey paper to fill a store and last a lifetime, lol, but just knowing I can't buy more...I don't really use it anymore.  But I did use some for this cute dashboard page. 


With Father's Day and both Michael and Boston's birthdays, this will be a busy month!  We're all so busy and it was hard to coordinate around everything, so we're having multiple birthday parties to accommodate all of the family.  Though Boston still doesn't really know what's going on, I'm sure he'll love having a fun birthday week.

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