Monday, August 29, 2011

HOOAH with a Dash of Red White and Blue


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Here is another of my favorites created for a good friend. The Army background pairs so nicely with the Grand ol Flag doesn’t it? I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ribbon I used on this notepad. I stumbled upon it one day when I stopped by a craft store. The image is a stamping bella image I acquired years ago and that I still love today. Its perfect for the front of a notepad. If you look really closely you can see I even made the briefcase camo! Is that cute or what! I hope this notepad inspires you to do something creative today! Regards to you and yours. Now that the kiddos are back in school (as am I LOL) GO GET CRAFTY! After the long hot summer you deserve some good fun craft time!

Much Aloha,


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy August..

Its hard to believe that the summer is drawing to a close. My youngest is already back up at the High School. I guess being the Battalion Commander comes with a lot more responsibility than being the Company Commander. I have to say its hilarious to see him as  leader. He is definitely his father’s son. He has a look that makes people wilt but he’s smart enough not to use it often. Its new territory for me to see him mature and come into his own. Last weekend I celebrated my 41st birthday and was lucky to have my boys and DH make my day special. But I think that Jarrett being a senior made the day a little sad. I think of it in terms of a year of lasts. Its his last year in High School. Its my last birthday with him living at home with us. It’s the last First Day of Senior year. So many lasts that I am a bit melancholy. I am trying to be in the moment though, trying to be invested in every moment just like I did when my oldest son was a Senior. I am just sadder because this is the last one. The youngest son who has chosen a profession that will lead him to many corners of the world. He has decided to follow in the Footsteps of his Father and Grandfather and Great Grandfather before him. He is choosing to answer the call and serve his country (after college of course.) I swell with pride at the thought of him doing it but my heart is filled with fear for his safety. I hope you August is full of answers as mine seems to be full of questions. Thanks for listening Smile   I am going to attempt to do something creative today. Wish me luck.