Saturday, September 01, 2012

One Little Word: Blog Hop

Can you believe that it is already September?

With the beginning of the month, it is time to return to the One Little Word Blog Hop. Thanks to Margie for hosting! You should have arrived here from Brighton. If not, check around and then see what is happening with the rest of the blogs on the list.

Things have been so busy for us lately. I've missed a couple of the blog hops, but am looking forward to trying to get back on track. This was a good month for getting back into the swing of things. This month, Ali instructed us to just take a breath and appreciate where we are right now. I could totally do that. And we were supposed to take a picture of ourselves and use some words on it. Simple.
Hello typo... lol.  Used Lauren Reid's placemats frame and my own bad eyesight with the alpha.
August was quite a month. Lots of changes and lots of things going on. I've signed on to be a reader for Cascadia Review... reading and reviewing poetry.  Fun.  Now I need to start writing it as well.

One of the fun things in August that I was beyond excited about was landing a spot on the Sissy Sparrows Creative Team! Jules and Donna (twin sisters from Australia) are such an amazing design team, and I feel so lucky to be part of all of the greatness they have going on with their products and the amazing team members. They have been at One Story Down since it opened, and I've loved their products from the start. Here are some of the layouts I've made with their yummies.

Mustard Stain mini, trims and overlays

Bear Necessities mini, overlays & trims

Wasted Breath mini, freebie, overlays & trims

Also in August, Tim's job was coming to an end, so that had been really stressful. We found out about it back in November of last year, but things have been drawn out and postponed. He was reaching the end of the extensions, but we learned a couple of weeks ago that he has a new job to go to, so no more stress! Yay. He's going back to Key Bank, and they are excited for him to return.

We've had some lovely weather and spent a lot of time outside. We've had a lot of family time. Some time with friends. Time being creative. Time doing some fun things. And some time spent at the beach. Jessica turned 24 this week. I can't believe how fast those years have gone by. Years, months, days and hours... so unbelievably fast lately.

Breathe. It is important. It is a good thing to remember.

I'm looking forward to what September has in store for us.

Have you made time to breathe? What do you have on the horizon?

Next up is Monica.

The full list of participants is below. Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica B


Missus Wookie said...

Have to confess I had to look again to see the Q ;)

Yeah for new jobs and losing some stress - hope both of you have fun with them.

Didn't manage to join the hop this month, but did post my photo.

Cheri said...

Nice shot - you have beautiful eyes.

Donna said...

Great photo. Your eyes are the focus. Love the laugh layout.
I too, missed the hop, but posted.

Kara Monroe said...

Love the photo...I would have missed the Q completely if I hadn't read the caption. So happy for you that your husband has another job to go to - must be a relief.

The layouts you've done on the design team are gorgeous. The one with the ferris wheel - divine!

MonicaB said...

Lovely photo. Congrats on getting on the design team. Your pages are stunning.

Naomi said...

You are just blossoming creatively. I'm so excited for you!

ScrappnBee said...

Love the OLW photo! Thanks for sharing and hopping along. Congrats on the design team spot. That is awesome! -Amanda

Lisa said...

Lovely self pic and I am in love with your layouts! Congrats on the design team accomplishment. They're lucky to have you!

Veronica said...

great photo and glad you're back on the blog hop! Good luck with all the transitions! Love all your digi layouts...beautiful work and congrats on the new design team...way to go!