Thursday, September 29, 2011

more 30 day photos,,

Hello everyone!  Wanted to share my latest installment in my 30 day photo adventure.  Truth is, this week being the last one, I have fallen behind.  It's okay, I will catch up!  So how's everyone been up to? Are you excited that fall is here?  I am!  I love summer, but there's something nice about cooler weather. Cozy, cozy, cozy,, love it!

And here, all out of order my photos,

19. where I slept

18. in my bag

24. a smile

25. sunflare

22. trees

20. what I read

21. pretty pattern

I really need to get going on my mini for this project!!  I'm slacking off!!

Have a great weekend!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

30 day project,,

5it's morning time here in California.  There is no sunshine, just gloominess, which is weird for us Californians.  I wanted to share with you a photo project that I found on Amy Tangerines blog.  When I saw it I felt inspired and decided to give it a whirl.  I often don't take pictures of the simple things and this challenge really pushed me to do it.  And like I said before, I'm really into documenting right now, so this was perfect!  Plus, Carrie and myself decided to make a really simple mini with this challenge when we are done!  Can't wait to show you that!
These photos are all out of order.  I'm still trying to figure out the new blogger.

2. what i wore
4. favorite color

8. technology (this was the day California had the countywide blockout)

5. someone I love

9. faceless self portrait

3. clouds

11. something fun

10. something I made

12. close-up

13. from a distance

14. flowers

6. childhood memory

15. my shoes

16. what I ate

17. on the shelf

1. self portrait

7. something new
I'm not quite sure how I'm gonna capture sunflare today since we don't have sun :/  I will just have to get creative I guess!!
Hope you have a fun Sunday!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

blog redesign, classes, getting inspiration,,,

In the time I have been out of the loop, I've had my blog redesigned by my very talented friend Carrie.  Truth is, I love it.  It's fun and happy and so me.
 On another note, I've been trying to dig and search really deep for some inspiration and motivation.  To be honest, I was getting really tired and bored of the same layouts I was creating.  I noticed that my layouts weren't really telling a story or how i felt during the time the picture was taken.  A few weeks ago I received an email from the Paper Tales telling me that Amy Tangerine was teaching a class.  Lightbulb! 
 I said to myself, "this is just what i need!" 
 So I took it!  Got lots of inspiration and motivation!  I have to say, that her product line is super cute and totally my style!  It feels young and fresh.  
At this moment in time I have the urge to really document things.  During the class, as I made each page, it felt really good to jot down what the picture meant to me. 
 I was like, "Oh my gosh, journaling isn't so bad.  I think I really like this!"
I got home and finished my mini that same day!!  It felt really, really good.  It feels really good to look and feel something tangible that brings back an awesome memory of a fun vacation we had. Nowadays, most of our or my pictures are stored in our laptops.  Remember as kids when our parents had all of our photos in albums!  I really want to go back to that.  So that when Im 50, I can go to my bookshelf and spark up awesome memories and have laughter fits!

Below are some of the pages in my Amy Tangerine mini:

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

kern river here we come and my first wallet

Today, I'm really excited to share with you something I sewed last night!! My husband has been bugging me to make him a wallet forever! Yes, I know he could have easily purchased one, but you see, my husband is a very particular person. It couldn't have velcro, it had to have this many pockets, etc., etc.,. Soooo, he asked me if I could custom make him one! For now, we will have to call this wallet I made a prototype. hehehe! You see, my sewing machine is old and wasn't cooperating. There was frayed edges, lose strings, bunch up thread,, you name it. But he loved it!! Isn't that sweet? He's pretty much perfect! I told him as soon as my sewing machine was back from the shop, I would make him a more proper one. He said he was amazed at how quickly I made it. He thinks I'm super crafty, and supports everything I do. He tells me that I'm amazing, isn't that just awesome!! I simply adore him!!! Below is a picture of the "prototype".

Next, friends, I am leaving on Friday with my family to our yearly Kern River camping trip!! I'm super excited for this!! So, so excited! It's a trip where we walk away from our daily stresses and worries. We drink beer, go hiking, play games, fish, go in the river, everything really. Another thing, there is no reception there. I know, I know, some of you are probably hyperventilating right now, but honestly I'm okay with it. Im pretty much glued to my phone all the other days of the year, so it kinda feels nice to just hit the off button. Gives me the opportotunity to focus on spending real time with my family. Plus, I love them, and they deserve my full attention! Below are pictures from our trip last year!!

If I don't talk to you soon, Happy Memorial Day weekend!!
love, nely

Friday, May 20, 2011

wedding day

It's Friday, Friday. Is it just me, but everytime I hear the word Friday, I immediately think of the Rebecca Black song! It's driving me crazy!! But I am excited that the weekend is here!!! I'm looking forward to Saturday! My precious momma is coming over to help me plant rose bushes. You see, my mom has an insane green thumb, like crazy!! Her backyard looks like a jungle with all the different species of plants she has!! Then theres me, absolutely no green thumb! Like zero, zilch nada. That's why shes coming over to help me. I love, love, love, plants and flowers but I can never keep them alive for more than a day. So, I'm glad she's coming over! I love her so much!
I also wanted to share with you a layout I created using the *scarlet begonias* kit from the Pink Ninjas!! Have I ever told you how awesome it is being a Pink Ninja?? Well, it is. Like amazing! And I completely love all of you fellow Pink Ninjas! This world is amazing, fun, be yourself, caring, crazy, and just simply rad!!

Have a great weekend!!!!
love, nely