January 4, 2009

Accomplishments...

On January 1 we (meaning DH) installed our new dishwasher. Doesn't it look awesome?
I am so excited to not have to hand wash ALL of our dishes anymore! Thank goodness for Sears and 0% financing for 12 months!!!
I know I said I don't set new year's resolutions, but I have already accomplished a couple things that I had secretly hoped to start or to complete sometime soon this year.
One being to take some photos of my Christmas decorations. We had 3 trees this year! And I loved it! I have collected an ornament every year since I was born. That, along with crafting ornaments every year, has provided me with more than I could possible hang on 1 tree. In my next post I will share about the ornament we choose for this year. You also get a peek of my Santie collection in the last photo! I plan to do a LO soon about both of these topics very soon!
Today we accomplished hanging some of our art on the walls of our home. It took us almost 2.5 years to do this in St. Louis. I did not want to wait that long again to make our home feel more personal and cozy. I also want to get some photos of us and our families up on the walls too. I'm just not sure how I want to go about doing this yet.
Today I began one of my most dreaded projects. Putting my LO's in albums. I have been neglecting to do this for 2 years! Yes you read it right...2 years!!! Here they are divided into 2007 and 2008.
Any guesses on how many total? It's ridiculous! I can't believe I have been sooooo lazy! And for 2 years!!! Now I have to get them in order and then begin the process of putting them in page protectors. Ugh! I am so not looking forward to this!
If any of you are able to guess EXACTLY how many LO's are in both of these piles I will send you a little RAK!
Oh and I also wanted to tell you to stop by and check out the Mix It Up challenge blog!
Our first challenge was to use this color palette and this sketch as our inspiration.
Here's my take on it:(Supplies: Patterned paper: Scenic Route, GCD Studios. Transparency: Hambly Studios. Lace Cardstock: KI Memories. Stamp: Lil Davis. Flowers: Maya Road. Letter Stickers: Doodlebug and Making Memories. Cardstock: Bazzill. Punch: Martha Stewart. Ink Stampin' Up!)

Hope you all have a great week!

30 comments:

  1. yikes I am first. Okay, here it goes I think there are 125 layouts.

    I need to start scrapbooking again. I was so good the first two years of my son's life. Lately however, I have been doing cards and the photos and scrabooks have gone to the side.

    Thanks for the motivation to get my butt in gear.

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  2. I love your Christmas decor photos, Juliana! What a lovely home you have!!
    I also love that layout-- well done with the challenge!
    Okay, I'm guessing... 137 layouts!

    (And I need to get my layouts into albums, too! Maybe I should do this on my blog!LOL!)

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  3. oh cool it looks like i'm first comment on todays post! it means i'm stalking! hee-hee!!

    okay, first of all...i LOVE your house. the colors and decor are so you. absolutely gorgeous!

    hmmmm...let's see....for pile one i'm guessing 51 layouts. for pile two i'm guessing 74 layouts. a total of 125. :)

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  4. That layout is stunning. I love both the colors and the sketch for that challenge! You inspire me!

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  5. I love your decor! I'm embarrassed to say that I have over 200 LOs NOT in albums! I need to get on this! I'm going to guess that you have 108 Layouts in those two containers! Good luck getting them all into albums!! WTG, for taking on this challenge!

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  6. Loved all of your decorations and you have such a cozy looking home. I love your dinning room set.
    My guess for layouts is...148.

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  7. My guess is 118 and I really hope you get them put into albums! You will feel so much better when you do! Good luck and thanks for the give away!!

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  8. I just had the same problem - piles of layouts to put into albums. My guess is 133 layouts.

    Love that color combo from the Mix It Up challenge! Beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful house and decorations. I will have to say 97 layouts!

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  10. WOW that is a lot of layouts! I guess 97 :).
    I like the sketch too!

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  11. I love the fact that you had 3 trees!!! I also love that challenge blog, thanks for the link I am going to be playing along!!

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  12. Hey girl your work is just amazing and Im loving them Potty People. As far as how many layouts Im going to guess 93.

    Hugs, Norma

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  13. Juliana, your home is beautiful! You are for sure not the only one that has this many layouts that aren't in albums! My guess is 172 together for both piles! :)

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  14. Another guess....hmmm....111?!?!
    do you have albums ready to put them in?

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  15. wow-I SO love your Santa collection! You have really great taste, Girl!

    My guess is 92 LOs (I am guilty of this too-LOL)

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  16. I'll guess 119. Have a great night!

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  17. my second guess is 101 total. (that is if i can guess twice...hee-hee!) :)

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  18. Your xmas decorations/house look beautiful! Big congrats on your new dishwasher! Ok, since I have my own very large stack and know that there are a lot more in it then it looks, I think each stack has well over 100. I'll guess a total of 240! :-)

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  19. I an going to guess ... 129 or that just crazy LOL ..either way all those beauties are slammin

    Sasha

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  20. okay here is my guess 156, your trees are so pretty and love your house

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  21. beautiful pages! I am going to guess 68!

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  22. If we can guess again, I'll guess 104.

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  23. I am guessing again and is it 158 layouts?

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  24. OK-I am guessing again at 154!
    Maybe I should tally mine! LOL

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JULIANA