Wednesday, August 24, 2011

today...

...we are so {happy} we made it to this point!



what i like to do wednesday {printing wallet sized photos}


welcome to
what i like to do wednesday
{printing wallet sized photos}




i {love} working with wallet sized photos. but let's face it they can be a little expensive at your favorite photo printer. i came across this site and FREE program one day... and i am hooked!!








i like that i can quickly create 2 wallet sized photos on a 4x6 print, up-load or take the picture file to the printer and WHAAAAAW... 2 wallets for around 13 cents! {or however much a 4x6 print is.}




this past weekend the boys went to stay with grandpa doug and grandma linda. they did all sorts of fun things and my dad kept me up-dated by sending me pictures from his phone. {LOVED THAT!}




if i wanted to print the pictures as a 4x6 they would not turn out very good. {yep-i've tested that before!} so my solution... to use PhotoSheet to make wallet sized photos and print them out!!




here is evan the limo driver:




here is evan the limo driver times 2!



...it is hard to tell but there is a white boarder around the two wallet pictures to make a 4x6 picture.



and here we have jabin the limo driver:



and jabin the limo driver times 2!



AND the BEST part {for me anyway} is that you can pick two different images for the wallet sized, 4x6 print combo....




i print LOTS of photos that way for our project life album. since sometimes i can't just pick one picture for the day! also, i print lots of wallets for scrapbook pages since you can add so many to a one or two page layout!



i hope you will try it!



andy :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

{oh babies}



i'll start off by saying {NO} the babies have not arrived... yet!

i have made three trips to the hospital already to stop contractions.

once @ 26 6/7 weeks,

@ 28 3/7 weeks

and again at 32 weeks.


i doesn't take much to go from this...

...trying to get some cleaning and work done in my stamp room on tuesday 8/16.


to this...


...ending up at the hospital wednesday 8/17 for an over-nighter...


...and coming home and being put on bedrest. :(


on wednesday 8/24 i will be 33 weeks along.


{BTW~evan and jabin were born at 33 weeks!}


we are trying to get past 34 weeks this time around.


so i don't have any fun stamping projects to share with you.


...and i had just received my order of new holiday mini items! {darn it!} i had wanted to make a few things and post them, but that isn't going to happen. sorry.


thank you for understanding.


andy :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

what i like to do wednesday: {getting ready for school}

welcome to my first

"what i like to do wednesday"

post on:



{getting ready for school}

for us school starts sept 1st.



first, you should know that {I LOVE SCHOOL SUPPLIES} always have, and i'm sure i always will! when the supplies hit the shelves in july, i am super excited!! one year i bought crayons for the boys and when i went to put them away i already had 13 boxes!



{it's true! and hey they were only like 20 cents a box!}



...and another thing, i'm just excited about the "supply" part~ NOT the sending my boys off to school on the bus part! there is a BIG difference!

labeling school supplies:

these little labels have come in SO handy! just print a sheet with your child's name and label away! i keep extra name labels on hand and my boys know where to find them to use. it never fails we are racing to get out the door and one or both of them want to bring a book or magazine to look at on the bus or they have something in a baggie to share with the class. i use to have to tell them to get a label, now they just know were to find them and add it on their own.


lunch box notes:
get some stickers, post-it notes and a sharpie. write a note and put it in your child's lunch box! they will love you for it and soon they will look forward to it! little jokes seem to be a big hit with my boys too! last year evan would share them with the lunch lady, she liked them too!



how to store the school papers you want to keep:

in these totes i set up legal sized files, one file for each year of school and one file box for each of my boys. this is where i store the stuff i want to keep or might want to use in their school scrapbooks. i keep a copy paper box for extra large art projects and store them in there after i take a picture of the art/project.


i {LOVE} this system!!



homework/supply area:

the boys & i spent some time cleaning out the "old" papers in our den and getting ready for the new school year to start. on these shelves we have sharpened pencils, erasers, scissors, rulers, calculators, crayons, markers, colored pencils, drawing paper clip boards and "other" stuff as you can see. :)


they know where the stuff is so it makes doing homework easier because they don't have to hunt for the supplies they need. they can also draw, color and create because they have supplies ready for them to use. {and i love when they color pictures for me!}


so, i hope i've given you a few ideas of "what i like to do" to get ready for the new school year!!


let me know if you have any questions!!


andy :)