Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Growing a Green Thumb

So, I spent the past two days wrist deep in soil, mulch, and paint. But my house now has some great curb appeal thanks to our very experienced neighbor. He transformed our so-so backyard into an oasis that even I want to spend time in! And our front yard is gorgeous as well. I must say that my painting ability on our mailbox had a lot to do with that ;)

I haven't had much time to scrap lately since I've been packing up the house and sprucing it up for the open house. I've been doing things that I should have done years ago. I'm actually loving some of the rooms that seemed so "stale" to me for YEARS. Silly how that works. I love the way the house looks better now than I have in a long long time. Hopefully other people willl love it as well.

Sarah has been having a great time playing with the neighborhood kids. When there's a large group of them, she'll just watch and partake in a few little activities. But when it's a small group, like it was today, she truly comes out of her shell. I was almost in tears watching her run around and play tag with her friend Gabriella. I'm sure we'll have to come back here and visit every so often so they can play together.
I did this layout with Amy Teets new kit at Oscraps. I love all the papers and the colors are soft but still pack that punch that I love.
And this layout I did with Madame Mim's new kit. I love everything she does.....and this layout was picked for the Catwalk at Sistv this week :) Totally made my week!!

Well, I'm headed to bed. My entire body aches. Keep your fingers crossed for us that the owners accept our offer on the house :) I'm praying they do because i realllllllllly love the house!


Scrappermania said...

Beautiful Lo!
Good luck, crossing fingers for you. Really hope everything works out for you.

Mireia said...

I love your Job!!
add your blog in to my favs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mireia (barcelona!)

Nicole said...

Gorgeous layout! wow. I'm glad I stumbled upon it. I will keep your family in our prayers that the whole house thing goes as it should. I loved your blog and will be back!


Amiga, my better wishes for you!!!!!! I love (as usually) your lo's!!!!!! Love papers and all!

tesa said...

¡¡Beatiful!! I love your job.
I visited your blog frequently.

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