Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday randomness

Happy BRRRRRR cold Monday everyone!! In my effort to Move More this year, I was up at 5am for boot camp. And I even burned some extra calories by scraping the ice off my windshield with a credit card before I could get there. It was coooold this morning! I am grateful not to have any snow on the ground, though. Hope you are all stay safe and warm.

There are some fun things going on this week. At the PSA Essentials Stamp Camp Blog it's Bridal Week! Libby will be sharing all sorts of great ideas for brides and weddings. Are you getting married soon? Know somebody getting married? Been married yourself? It's going to be a week of fun inspiration so make sure you come check it out.

Also, I am featured today on the Inspirational Blog! I was quite surprised to get an email asking if I wanted to be featured on the blog and I said Yes! It's a fun blog, so many great creative people and projects featured. I got lost checking out the archives. Please take a peek if you have a chance!

And lastly, if you are looking for a challenge to get your creative juices flowing, check out the January Crop Suey Challenge. It's an Ad Challenge this week!


What inspires you about this ad? The colors? The design? The saying? Make it your own, create a layout and link back to the Crop Suey Blog. This month our sponsor is Cosmo Cricket!!! Here's what I did...I was inspired by the red background and the black TV so I tried to recreate that color contrast.


Yes, the banner obsession continues. These stickers from My Mind's Eye make them easy.


So...go get creative! Stay warm and safe today my friends...thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

IamDerby said...

Cute layout! I thought of you today because I saw a bag of miniature peanutbutter cups with no wrappers! It was at Cost Plus World Market in the candy section.

theelfqueen said...

Adorable layout.

You are not allowed to complain of cold. It is currently a windchill of -11 F here.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute LO Mara! Beautiful photo and love the banner :) TFS

wendipooh13 said...

your LO is cooo cute, I printed the ad and hope to play along.. BTW what kind of Garmin did you get, I'm kinda getting interested in getting one...

Rebecca said...

congrats on the blog feature! And i love that layout--all the little fun details and of course the Super sweet pics :) stay warm and have a great week!

Anthonette said...

Congrats on the feature, Mara! I just realized you're the same Mara on the PSA Essentials DT. Me too! I'm also a member of the Inspirational team. I was looking at your Reese's PB cake; wow!

Michelle H. said...

Mara, congrats on being featured on the blog!!!
WTG!!
Love both of these LO's!!
They are both very pretty!!
We are cold here too and hoping we will get our warmer weather back in a couple days!!
Our dd lost her first tooth too about 1.5 months ago!!

sari said...

Absolutly stunning work here in your blog!!!

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

Thanks for stopping by, I so appreciate it! I love ALL your blogs!! I'm a follower!! Looking forward to keeping up!

Angie said...

hey, wow you got up that early. I give you props. I keep saying iam gonna work out and doesnt happen.

Great page. i love the banner. I like using banners on pages, i think they are cute.

well have a great day.

Leah said...

I love your LO! So cute:) I love the bow, banner and those pics are just the sweetest:)

Joni Kix said...

You really ROCK the banners, Mara!
Kudos to you for working out in the cold... shivering burns extra calories to, hehehe...

mustangkayla said...

Congrats on the feature! Super cute layout!

BethieJ said...

5AM.. You go GIRL!!! CONGRATS on the featured blogger.. I will come check it out!!!
I LOVE the LO.. such GREAT photos of the kiddos!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Elizabeth said...

I love your layout!!! And it's freezing here too we're about to get a snow storm and its supposed to snow something awful!!!

Stay warm and toasty too!
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melody said...

congrations on being 'featured' chickie ~ so well deserved!

love your lo ~ great design and such scrumptious colors ~ nice touch with that pink bow!

Kim said...

I love love love yuour little banner, and the design is fab!!