Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Thought I would share the invitation to Nick's graduation I designed.  While Nick is participating in two graduations, this invitation is for his local Homeschool Graduation Ceremony this Saturday.  I will post his graduation announcement later in the month.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Month of Celebrations

May 2010 will be a month of celebrations.  Our oldest child, Nick, will be graduating high school.  We have always homeschooled our children.  So while the typical high school graduation is an event worthy of great celebration, a homeschool hogh school celebration is an event celebrated by the entire family! My husband and I have raised our children to seek God first, to love the Lord, to love learning and always seek the truth.  We have covered each of our children in prayer throughout their lives.  They are precious gifts.

Nick will be participating in a local Homeschool High School Graduation with the Pinellas Parent Educators Association on May 1st. He will also be participating in Commencement Exercises with the Florida Parent-Educators Association at the Annual FPEA Homeschool Convention on May 30th.  What a month this will be!  We are excited to see family come in from all over the country to join us in celebrating with Nick.

Today was bittersweet though, as I realized this is the last day I will make lesson plans for my son.  We have our final four days of school this week.  It seems like only yesterday he was learning to read.

Nick, then and now....


Friday, April 16, 2010

Digi Layouts for the Yearbook

I LOVE that our homeschool yearbook is all digital files.  It is printed and bound just like our yearbooks were back in the day.  (Okay, so it was slightly more than 20 years ago since I had a yearbook.) Here are the pages I designed for Nick's yearbook.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Week in the Life Project and MemoryWorks

I am gearing up for the Ali Edward's Week in the Life Project. This will be the third time I have done this project.  It is a great, and I mean fantastic way of showing a typicl week in my life to the world.  This year, I am going to try and blog my week.  So just a warning to all my friends, you may end up on my blog if we have plans next week. :-)

So what is Week in the Life Project?
Ali Edwards spends a week guiding her readers through documenting a week in your life. Often we are so busy caring for our family and others, that we forget that this is our life!  So document where you are and what you are doing next week.  I would love to see your projects. 

On another note, I received my Simple Stories Life Documented Kit last week.  I finally got it out over the weekend.  Let me say, it is such a nice quality product that I think I need to order another kit!  This is simply a very nice, and usable kit.  It is think - like the nice patterned paper out there.  It is so defined and usable yet flexible for any kind of scrapbooker.  So if you want another opportunity to order a kit, just let me know!

I will be hosting a MemoryWorks Event in May.  I'll post the date and details later this week!  So fun to get to create something new!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Joy of Project Wednesday!

Having a High School Senior in the house lends itself to lots of projects.  This is my latest project. This is for a Senior Signing Event.  Yearbooks are not in yet, and he needed something to have his classmates of the Homeschool Graduates Class of 2010 sign.  So I'll fill this little book with pictures of their senior activities from this year and then they can sign near their pictures.  What a great memory maker!

Supplies: Bo Bunny My Word Chipboard Album, Making Memories Vintage Findings binding rings, DCWV Paper

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Joy of Easter

Today was a day of putting away the books.  Today we begin our Easter celebration.  We started our day in prayer.  Together we prayed for our church.  Each day we start our school day together in prayer.  This allows our family to feel grounded to each other and together in our Faith. 

The joy of making treats together is always a part of our holiday celebrations.  These are just the first of many goodies we are making this weekend. 

From our family to yours:

Have a Blessed and Happy Easter as you remember the all the Lord has done for you!