Wednesday, August 21, 2013

First Bath Layout

Yay! I'm posting again and it hasn't been months! :)

Here's the layout I did forever ago for Carver's first bath. I'm loving the way it turned out and I got to use my Kiwi Lane Designs templates that I've been wanting to use.
 Look how tiny he was! And McKay was even smaller than that!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Portrait Layout

I've decided that part (definitely not all) of the reason for my lack of blogging is that I feel like I need to have all the details of what papers I used, etc. Well, I'm still going to keep track in a spiral notebook that I have, but I'm not going to feel guilty about not having them on here. Let's see if that gets me to post sooner. If you want to know what I used on a project, definitely shoot me a note and I'll let you know. :)

Here's one of the layouts I did way before McKay was born. I'm finding that having two kids is a lot busier than one self-sufficient child. My hands are usually full with a precious little six week old and trying to entertain her older brother. Let's just say that my house is a PIT that I'd be embarrassed for anyone to see.

This is one of those pre-done sheets of paper in a stack that I've always disliked. But it seemed to work ok to throw this layout together.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Induction Day!

Whelp, I guess I should update on what's been going on. I started having contractions (back labor) on Wed June 26th but they died off in the afternoon. Mom decided to come over so that she wouldn't have to drive in the middle of the night if we went to the hospital. 

This pattern continued on Thursday and Friday. Charlie (moms husband) took the airport shuttle over after work on Friday. I had an appt that morning and was 2cm and 50% effaced and Dr didn't think I'd make it to the appt we set up for Monday. 

Chris went to his grandma's memorial service Saturday afternoon and the rest of us went to the mall to try to get things moving. By this time McKay had shifted and wasn't in my back anymore. After we came home my contractions were 3-4min apart but they weren't very painful. We decided I should probably go into the hospital just in case this was it.  So we called Chris (he was at a family gathering by now) to meet us. 

We got to the hospital and at first they put us in Noah's room. After we asked to be moved they checked me and I was 3cm and 50-60% effaced. So they had me walk for an hour. I hadn't made any progress walking so they sent us home. Talk about disappointing and frustrating. 

Mom and Charlie went home Sunday morning and we had a quiet family day. We all got in the pool and I taught Carver to swim (with me still holding him up). That was the most he's ever gotten into the big pool so that was awesome! I also lost my plug and after telling mom she hopped in the car and came back. Haha

And now we're to today. I made my appt this morning and was still 3cm and 60% but there was a room open at the hospital so we did all the paperwork and walked over. Dr had said this might be possible so we weren't surprised. 

So we're here in the room waiting for the pitocin IV to get things started. We'll leave you with the last belly picture and the humongous gown I get to wear. Can't they make them any smaller?? 

Monday, June 17, 2013

What I've been up to...

... just trying to get this baby out! I haven't really been crafting much. I do have some things to post on, but we're currently in Operation Evacuate Baby so I haven't had much energy to post. I'm slowly working on getting things together to make McKay's birth announcements. I still have some projects I need/want to finish before she comes but I realize that she may come before they're done.

If you want to be kept up to date on all the baby stuff, you can head over to my family blog -

In Thirty-One News:
The special this month is pretty awesome. You get a Large Utility Tote for just $10 (regularly $35 which makes it 70% off!!) for every $35 you spend. It's also available in the Fun Flops fabric (the front one in the picture below) for June only! So you'd better get  your orders in now!! Check everything out at: and let me know if you have any questions. :)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Special!!! Today ONLY!!!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!!!
Today is a day to remember all of those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and the families they left behind.
Thank you to all of those that have served our country.

Now, onto the shopping that is Memorial Day. May's special ends in a few days, and I'm making it even sweeter. Anyone that places an order through me today (not online) will get one thing personalized! How's that to add a little incentive. Orders must be emailed to me (chris.tana08 @ hotmail . com) by 8pm PST tonight so I can get them submitted tonight and get your products on their way to you. Just put 'Memorial Day Order' as the subject so I can catch it if it gets sent to my Junk folder. Now it's time to do some shopping. :)

If you need a little inspiration on how you could use some of the products, head over to my board on Pinterest HERE. I've got a bunch of ideas on how people use theirs.

Thanks for supporting me and helping me out. It means a lot. :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sand Castle

Today is my baby shower for McKay at my mom's house. It'll be fun to catch up with everyone and celebrate this little girl. :)

Here's the last of this set of cards I made. They were a lot of fun to make and I got them all done in one sitting which is big for me right now!
Value Pack - Purple
My Minds Eye - A Happy Heart
Cuttlebug - D'vine Swirls embossing folder
Pink by Design - Just Beachy

Friday, May 3, 2013


Today is my fifth wedding anniversary!! We're heading to my mom's house today for my baby shower tomorrow. Hopefully we get there in time so that Chris and I can go out to dinner to celebrate. :)
Value Pack - Yellow
My Minds Eye - Playdate
Tim Holtz - Rays embossing folder
Pink by Design - Just Beachy