Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hello Oceanside

When our family went to Oceanside a couple of months ago, I took a lot of pictures. I've already created a layout with a few favorites, but I wanted to use more photos from our trip on another page.

My favorite thing on the page? It's got to be those cork "who" and "when" fill in the blank pieces. I sketched out the idea for those a few months ago and now it's excited to have then through the design and manufacturing process and actually on a scrapbook layout.

I love that I fit six photos on this page. Photos really helped tell the story. Isn't that what scrapbooking is all about - telling our stories?

Layout Supplies /// Island Adventure Kit /// Bungalow Add-on /// Tiki Torch Add-on

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cake for Breakfast? Yes, Please!

This morning I got together with some friends from church for a meeting. It was one of the friend's birthdays tomorrow and I decided that it would be fun to take along a little breakfast birthday treat to share. I hadn't gone to the store or specifically planned to use a recipe, but noticed that we had some strawberries in the fridge that were begging to be eaten. So I did a web search for "strawberry breakfast cake" and found a great recipe.

It's always a bit of a risk to just use a recipe from a random blog, but today it was a success! Here's the recipe for the Fresh Strawberry Breakfast Cake that I used. The only thing I changed was that I used almond milk for the 1/2 cup milk.

It was perfectly sweet and moist. Just note that if you make it, it does take an hour to bake. So plan accordingly. I do *try* to avoid sweet things in the morning and generally try to stick to eggs or smoothies, but this morning this sweet treat was just the perfect way to start the day.

Friday, August 1, 2014

K + D >>> Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop

Welcome to our Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop! Scrapbook Circle has a new creative team, as well as a fabulous August kit, and we'd like to introduce you to both today. We are giving away five August Kits and the winners will be selected from the comments posted along the hop. 

If you just left the talented Tessa Buys blog, you are in the right place. If not, I hope you'll join us for the entire hop by starting at the Scrapbook Circle blog.

We are all so excited to feature the new August Island Paradise kit today. I hope you are filled with inspiration!

One fun thing to note: Scrapbook Circle is running a promotion this month that all new subscribers can choose a past kit to ship for free with their August kit. Just add the Island Paradise kit to your cart, then add a favorite past kit to your cart and use the code "FREEKIT" in the promo box at checkout.

As I mentioned in the post about my sister's bridal shower, we've had a whirlwind couple of months around here prepping for Kristen's wedding. The day came and went earlier last month and I'm now enjoying time looking through some of the pictures I took on the wedding day.

I printed off a couple of my favorites and used them on a layout celebrating Kristen and Doug's wedding day. Their story is quite amazing and I hope she gets it all written down somewhere. Not only does she now have a wonderful husband, but four really great kids too. Instant family. I couldn't be happier for her.

I loved using the August Island Paradise Kit on this page. The black and white background paper was a perfect backdrop to the wedding photos mixed with pops of color from the embellishments.

Layout Supplies /// Scrapbook Circle August Island Paradise Kit /// Bungalow Add-on /// Tiki Torch Add-on

I hope you've had a fantastic time hopping around to the Scrapbook Circle team blogs today! Remember to comment along the way while you hop and we will choose five lucky commenters to win an Island Paradise kit. Winners will be posted on the Scrapbook Circle blog next week.


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