Cocoa Daisy Instagram Hop!


Be sure to check out the Cocoa Daisy blog today as well as their Instagram page for a fun "getting to know us" Instagram Hop! All of the members of the Cocoa Daisy Memory Keeping team were asked to create an scrapbook layout featuring themselves to share in the hop using the November Memory Keeping: 12x12 kit. Here is mine:

I just happened to turn the big 4-0 this week so creating a page about me was pretty fitting and timely!

I am really feeling that forty is going to be a good's starting off with my feeling as though I am in a really good place and I can't tell you how good that feels! So many exciting and new things are taking place right now and I'm saying "yes" to things that in previous years, I wouldn't have, and it feels so very RIGHT!

Anyways...I really hope that you check out Cocoa Daisy's Instagram account today, starting at 3pm Eastern Time for some fun photos of all of the Memory Keeping Team's layouts, tips, and for the possibility to win a GREAT prize from Cocoa Daisy!

Happy Scrapping!

Holiday Cards using CD's November Memory Keeping: 12x12 kit!


I had some fun the other night using these beautiful poinsettias that are included in this month's Memory Keeping: 12x12 kit from Cocoa Daisy. The stickers that share the sentiments on the cards are from the Memory Keeping Pocket kit.

Here is a close-up of the felt poinsettias. I added some paper punched circles behind some gems for the flower centers.

I have to admit, this month's kit has me already thinking about Christmas...and I'm not feeling one little bit badly about that! This time of year is so much fun.

Wishing you a productive week in whatever it is that you are trying to accomplish.


gather together | Scrapbook Layout


Sharing another layout that I created using the November Cocoa Daisy Memory Keeping: 12x12 and Pocket kits! For this layout I had fun using some of the pocket cards from the Pocket kit to create a grid of sorts for the base of my page. 

After forming my base with the cards, I had fun adding photos, stickers, journaling, embellishments, etc. You can see that I broke the grid's form a bit by adding a photo that didn't fit within the size and shape of the grid. It kind of adds interest and breaks up the space visually.

I love our house in the winter so much! This layout truly captures how I feel about it. I used a heart punch for one of my photos of our house too. So sweet!

Have you ever created a layout of your home? Your home in different seasons? Maybe it's time to get it down in your albums! Our home is so very much a part of our everyday story.


Happy Halloween!


Just sharing photos these kiddos so much! They are such good friends, so very thankful that they each have one another. So important to have someone that you can trust and who knows how to have fun...even at the age of thirteen!

These two are both in love with the Beatles, any old music really and of course fashion from the 60s, 70s and even 80s!

They came up with their clothing ensembles completely on their own (knowing they wanted to go with the 60s theme) and it was a surprise when they saw one another and it's funny how perfectly they go together for not pre-planning or coordinating anything!

This was the first year that Zoey went out "trick-or-treating" on her own, without a parent. I dropped her off with her friend and they went around together, stopping in at another friend's house for a bit.

Afterwards we enjoyed some food and good conversation with some friends and called it a night. Zoey said it was her favorite Halloween ever. I wonder if getting to exercise some newfound independence had something to do with that.

Such a fun Halloween! So glad that she still wanted to dress-up and have fun with friends. That's what it's all about. Always. No matter what your age.

Happy Halloween!