Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Uh, what happened to November?

Basically I fell off the face of the earth. My sister got married. Thanksgiving happened. My photography business has exploded and I've been utterly consumed with family portraits and holiday card designing and marketing for 2013. Plus, my kids and home and husband have been taking up a little of my time too. Oh, and my mom had her 50th birthday. So that's basically what's been going on with me. There's a whole lot of other stuff too, but right now it's 1:24 am and I can't sleep because I had 3 cups of coffee yesterday plus a cup of tea plus a Dr. Pepper. Not a good combination. But, I'm glad to be back blogging again, it feels like coming home.

Since it's officially Tuesday, let's see what Rhonna has been up to, eh?

As you can see, I've finally changed up my blog header from Halloween using all her gorgeous holiday kits for this year. I switched it up a little for my Facebook header.

And, I'm super excited because I'm officially starting a December Daily album this year! What what! My Snap Album from Two Peas came in yesterday and I am in. love.

I designed some cute "Project Life" style inserts for the page protectors and ordered them from Persnickety earlier tonight. I can't wait until they get in so I can start putting the album together. Between my Rhonna Designs kits and my Instagram photos I'm using, this album is going to be spectacular. Here are some of the kits I used in designing the album:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Clementine's Newborn Album

I recently found some fabulous mini accordian albums for my photography clients and I decided I definitely needed one for my sweet little Clementine's newborn photos I took. So, I whipped up this darling little album using Paislee Press's Meant to Be Kit. 

I love these little close ups of her face and hands. I can't wait to see this all printed up on a little accordian album; I may go accordian album happy for christmas gifts!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Rhonna!

It's a fabulous Team Tuesday from Rhonna Designs today! Just look what she has in store for everyone on her super happy fun birthday:

How much do you love this Spooky Typography Halloween printable? I can't wait to order it from Persnickety Prints, along with some of my most favorite Halloween photos of my kids I took last week. 

And look what else Rhonna has as a gift, just for today for her newsletter subscribers: a new Insta Fun Kit! I'm obsessed with all the Insta kits, and this one is just as fantastic as the others. I love how versatile all the designs are.

Be sure you sign up for the newsletter on the Rhonna Designs website to get the inside scoop on all the new kits she releases and special offers & freebies. 

And last but not least, here is my first Halloween entry- Neighborhood Boos! Handing out Boos is my favorite Halloween tradition to do with my kids. We all venture out at night in the dark and leave little presents on two neighbors doorsteps, then ring the doorbell and run and hide. It's always hilarious to do with the littles; they can never keep quiet ;) Then your neighbors spread the Halloween cheer and pick two more neighbors to BOO! It's so much fun; start it in your neighborhood this year! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Clementine's Birth Story

I am baffled by the fact that Clementine is now one month old. Time has literally flown by like Dorothy's house in that twister, and it's like we've always had six kids. Between the kids and Braden's school, my photography, potty training the twins, preparing for Halloween, Bunco, preparing for my sister's wedding & bridal shower, and I'm sure there's more that I'm forgetting- I've barely had time to breathe. But, during the times that I do, I make extra sure to say an extra special thank you prayer for getting to be so lucky. If you've never had the experience of taking a nap with a brand new baby sleeping on your chest, then let me tell you; you're in for a treat my friend. There is truly nothing better.

Eryn made me a treasure of a video of Clementine's Birth Story, and I am pleased as punch to share it with everyone. Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Yes, I'm alive. But barely.

It's been two and a half weeks since Clementine arrived and because we apparently lost our marbles, we decided to potty train Evelyn & Georgia since Teeny Tiny was such a piece of cake. It's been a week and a half now and I'm just now barely able to come up for air. I'll tell you right now, potty training is hell and I hate it; but now that they've gotten the hang of it I can tell it will definitely make our lives easier.

We were all a hot mess all last week, so obviously I was less present in my "online life" to be more present in my "real life".  But I have so much to share with everyone! It's been stockpiling, so be prepared for some blog awesomeness- woot woot! I have my maternity album to share, Clementine's Newborn portraits, our birth story video coming up, lots of Halloween fun, and more so get excited.

New to the blog today is my first "Workout Wednesday" post which features what I've been doing lately workin' on my fitness. People always ask others what they do to try and get in shape, especially after having a baby so I thought I'd share what I'm doing in case others don't know where to start.

I don't really have the time to get a gym membership (although once most of my bitties are in school, I'd LOVE to get one), so I have to do as much as I can from home. I found this awesome website, bodyrock.tv, awhile ago- they have a TON of great, fast workout that make a big impact in a short amount of time, which I like. This morning I did the Diamonds Workout, but modified since I'm so stinkin out of shape.

Also, I've been trying to do yoga every morning. You can find free podcasts on Itunes- I use 20 minute Yoga Sessions and switch it up every time so I don't get bored. This morning I did the 20 minute Power Yoga before the kids woke up at 5:00 am, and I already feel like today is going to be a good day. So, I spent less than 45 minutes to get a decent workout in. If I can do it, you can too!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Team Tuesday: 31 Halloween Ideas

We've got some FUN news to share over at Rhonna Designs, which if you get Rhonna's newsletter you already know about.....

Rhonna is hosting 31 Halloween Ideas on her blog, and let me tell you- the stuff she's already shared has all been to die for gorgeous.

Doesn't all this just make you want to throw up some fabulous Halloween decor? Stay tuned on Rhonna's blog for 26 more Spooky ideas and keep an eye out for my projects!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Our Darling Clementine Has Arrived

In case you missed the big announcement on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram- Clementine arrived last week! She is the most lovely thing around town, and we are head over heels smitten with her.

Last week was spent getting into the groove of life with 6 kids, but I think we've gotten acclimated and I even snuck in her first photo session- more of those photos to come! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Countdown To Clementine: 38 weeks

Here's the final installment of our Countdown to Clementine, since we got the news she's coming Saturday! It's really nice to be able to have an exact date planned so we can get everything prepared and ready and not just be sitting in limbo. I did my fabulous Maternity Portraits with my sister Eryn this morning, and I cannot WAIT to show you guys- they turned out so awesome. But in the meantime, here's what the belly looks like at this stage in the game:

Come back tomorrow for more of Clementine's Birthday Preparations!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Team Tuesday: Clementine is Coming!

It's Team Tuesday today! I shared my new blog header on the Rhonna Designs blog today, along with a bunch of other fun projects from the rest of the Rhonna Designs Creative Team. Look how cute their projects are!

Aaaaand, I whipped up another fun Rhonna Designs creation to announce the big news I got from my doctor today- I'm being induced on Saturday! Yippee Kai Yay!

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Rhonna Designs Spooky Kits Released!

It's finally that time of year! We busted out the Halloween boxes from the attic yesterday and started sprinkling Spooky Dust all over the house to get in the Halloween spirit! Every year I push the date back a little farther- this year was September 16th, next year I'm thinking right after September 11th. That way I can keep up Patriotic decorations until we strip down and go right to Halloween! 

And what's super fabulous about it, is that Rhonna released her new Spooky line last week- just look and drool over all the gorgeous new designs.

AND, as a smokin great deal, Rhonna is bundling up all her new Spooky Kits for just $20! 

What I love about all the new kits, is that they coordinate perfectly with last year's Spooky Junque Kits! So all my decorations that I crafted up last year will blend seamlessly with all the new stuff I'm planning on making.

This year for the first time ever, Rhonna is also bundling up last year's Spooky Junque Kits, so if you waited on buying any kits last year, now is the perfect opportunity!

Just wait till you see all the cute stuff we're making over here at the Watson house! I've already got to work, with the new kits on my new blog header- what do you think?

created using Spooky Frameable Kit, Spooky Printable Papers, Spooky Junque Backgrounds, Spooky Junque Borders, and the Spooky Junque Tag Kit

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Team Tuesday: Engagement Excitement

Last week, my sister told us all some big news- that she's engaged! I offered to take some photos of her and her fiance so she could announce it to the world in style, and I wanted to incorporate a little Rhonna Designs goodness into it! 

Rhonna Designs InstaSeal Kit // Calamity Jane & Pistili fonts

I made up this cute little banner for them to hold using the InstaIcons kit for the heart & arrow

Isn't it darling? I love whipping up quick little banners for photo props- so easy to make one for yourself!

I used the Insta Icons Kit and the Insta Banners Kit to create this fun little banner. I just love these kits because they have a MILLION uses! I have a feeling there are more Insta kits coming our way!



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