{fall} my favorite time of year!

Okay, so, first off, I have to say I didn't mean to leave my little blog for so long and all of you out there who are kind enough to come and visit me!  My life got a little hectic and our family is gearing up for a little move, so I'm really trying to get things organized!  We're going to be leasing out our home, which to me is like another one of my little kiddos!  We purchased it when it was still a little dirt field and plans on a paper and have watched it become a wooden "skeleton" to our very own home!  This was the first house I brought Emme home to and the only one she has ever lived in, so to leave this home is very emotional to me.  I know we're not getting rid of it, only leasing it out for a season of our lives, but it is still hard for me to be leaving it for any time at all!

Well, enough of that!  I'm back and wanted to share with you some little signage I made just for you!  Since the Fall brings the beginning of my favorite time of year, I thought I would make you one sign for Fall and one for Halloween!  I hope you enjoy!  They're 8x10 pfd files so if you send them to your local printshop (Staples, OfficeMax, etc) you can get great color copy prints for just pennies!  

Download it {free} here or just click on the image. 

and another {free} signage here for Halloween

I really hope you enjoy the new printables...oh, and if you do....please spread the word for me, ok?

Happy Fall!

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{sniff}{sniff}....why me? why now?

The other day was the first day of school, as you all know.  And what do I do {every} year on the first day of school?  Why take a picture of the kiddos, of course!  {every} year, {same} place!  Only this year, as I was changing lenses, I chose to set my new 50mm portrait lens on my hubby's truck.  It was convenient and besides what could possibly happen?  Right?  Well let me tell you....

Hubby comes out, of course, to make my photo session with the kiddos a little bit crazier!  Always razzing the kids!  That man ~ man-o-man ~ he is always joking and kiddin' around!  But today he happens to notice his truck's window is down.  He {never} leaves his window down!  And in the blink of an eye, overnight, he had gotten his iPhone stolen out of his truck!  I felt so terrible for him!  He was so distraught over loosing it!  Poor guy!  He was so distraught over it that when I asked him to hand me my lens, he picked it up, reached over behind him to hand it off....only he didn't quite hand it off....it kinda' just touched the tips of my fingers and.......SMASH!  all over the ground in tiny little pieces was my new lens {sniff}{sniff}..I'm so sad =(

Any why me?  why now?  I was so excited to take this online photo session over at Willette Designs.  It's her new {joy} series, family {joy}!

willette family joy

So keep your fingers crossed for me, ok, pretty please, that I get my lens back from the Canon Repair Center before family {joy}!

Me from { a-z }

I've been visiting a few blogs recently and one I've come across is One Happy Mama by Kristina. Great read by the way!  She had this little game on her blog and I thought it would be fun to play along so you can get to know a little something about Me!  So here goes:

Me from {a-z} 
{a} age :: 43.
{b} bed size :: Queen {i love snuggling}

{c} chore you hate :: doing the laundry {hence my hubby does it!}
{d} dogs :: My Max {in heaven}
{e} essential start to your day :: coffee {preferably Starbucks…..i know….i know} 

{f} favorite color :: pink!
{g} gold or silver :: uh, silver all the way!
{h} height :: 5’1
{i} instruments you play :: OMG, I am so not musically inclined!
{j} job title :: Official 9-5 job, Official Superior Court Court Reporter; job title in my mind, Party Maker extraordinaire, yummy cake/cupcaker baker and Super Duper Fun Mommy!

{k} kids :: Randall {23} Connor {12} & Emme {9}
{l} live :: Sunny Southern California
{m} maiden name :: Gianformaggio {john-4-ma-joe} I know, right?  Who would ever change a name like that?? **sigh**

{n} nicknames :: None.
{o} overnight hospital stays :: Only overnight stays have been when I’ve had my babies.
{p} pet peeve ::  When someone says, “I’m sorry.”  Please show me, don’t tell me!

{q} quote :: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away.”
{r} righty or lefty :: Righty!
{s} siblings :: Two brothers: Antonio & Nicholas; and One Sissy: Karen
{t} time you wake up :: Around 5:00 am.
{u} university attended :: Cypress College

{v} vegetables you dislike :: brussel sprout {yuck ~ green little brains}
{w} what makes you run late :: As much as I hate to admit it, getting the kiddos out the door {one down in this category though…he’s out of college and onto his career so I think he’s pretty much on his own in this department =) }
{x} x-rays you’ve had ::  back/neck area
{y} yummy food :: Mexican food.  Yum-O!  & CUPCAKES!!

{z} zoo animal favorite ::  funny this is on here since we just went to the zoo last weekend and I can’t think of which would be my favorite!!  Probably the Orangutan…they we so hilarious!

I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little about me.  Now it's your turn.  Leave me a little comment letting me know something about you =)

(to find the comment box, click on the title of this post and you'll find it down at the bottom)

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Zebra & Pink {birthday} party and {free} printables

OMG!  Ok, I was trying to link up to a linky and somehow I completely erased my whole post!  Arrrgh, very frustrating, but hopefully I'll be able to recreate it.

It's September!  Yay!

September brings my Goddaughter's birthday and I am so excited to show you her beautiful birthday candy bar I created for her b-i-g 13 birthday party!  If you like it, you can download the party printables here!  And, as always, if you'd like something custom to go with the printables, like invites, banner, or other party accessories, just send me a little email here!

We are so alike, her and I; both love computer design, being creative, party planning and executing!  She's truly my little soulmate!  Last year we spent five months in cake decorating classes over the summer and beyond.  That by far was one of the funnest summers I've had in a long time.  Thanks Katelyn!

Isn't she so adorable!  Yah, I know, I'm kinda' partial, but such a sweetie pie!  That's my sister, her Mom, standing next to her.  And yah, I'm kinda' partial to her too!  

Until next time,

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