Monday, June 29, 2015

Fancy Pants Designs "Insta Album"

This week is packed. Summer is in full swing :)  Seems there is something going everyday. All good stuff... spending time with friends that are in town from out of state, watching the darling little people in my life a bit this week, helping a friend out with some baking for her upcoming wedding company, and getting my carpets cleaned. ( I love getting my carpets cleaned) lol  I know, weird..but it just feels so great when they are all done.  Yes... clean carpets, these are the things that excite me. lol

Hey, if you want something to listen too  while your looking and reading, scroll to the bottom of the post.... that's what I'm listening too while I write.

Today I thought I'd share with you a little mini insta album I created for Fancy Pants.   If you haven't had a chance to do one of these insta albums, you should give it a try because they are so fun to make.

I used the Making Waves Collection for this book.  It has it's own "insta pack" perfect sized pieces for these little albums.

I used photos from our trip to the Outter Banks .   After I picked my photos, I just sized them for the album and printed them out 6 on a sheet like below.  The photos like the one above on the right, was also one of my instagram photos.  I use a free app on my phone to put together more that one photo to make my instagram photo when I post it.  The app is  called Pic Stitch. It's super easy to use .. and like I said, it's free!

All the little tabs, borders, and journal pages are the perfect size for this album.

As you can see, I still have some journaling to do :)
Oh.. and just noticed the date.  I WAS NOT there in 1014 lol, I'm pretty sure it was 2014. Need to fix that. oooops!

Looking at these photos makes me miss this place so much!   I was so lucky that my sis and brother in law  took me with them on this amazing trip!  I had never seen a lighthouse ...and I saw EIGHT on this trip!
And as you can probably see from the photo below... It was SO relaxing.  I wrapped up in a throw,  and went out on our deck in my PJ's every morning to see the sunrise.  It was AMAZING! And if that wasnt enough....  The dolphins greeted me by swimming by.  It was perfect!


I haven't posted for so many days, .... I have a lot to share.   First of  all, I"m so excited  that the baby Cardinals in my hanging plant have hatched. There are two of them.   At least I hope they are Cardinal babies.  I learned a little something last year about birds.  I was excited last year about baby Cardinals in my other hanging plant,... but after sharing photos of the babies on Facebook, a friend enlightened me to the tricks of a COWBIRD.  I had never heard of them.  So it seems that they they come and kick the eggs of the  Cardinals out of the Cardinal nest and then lay their own eggs in the nest. The momma Cardinal will care for the eggs and then for the babies when they are born.. while the cowbird just flys off on it's merry way, leaving all the work to the Cardinal.   That is exactly what had happened.  That momma and daddy Cardinal worked endlessly to feed those cowbird babies until they were almost as big as they were. I think they finally just got too big for the nest.     I found the Cardinal eggs broken on the porch :(
Keep your fingers crossed that is not   what happens this time.  I didn't find any broken eggs so I have hope. I'll keep you posted.

Hollyhocks!!  I love them and you just dont see them like you used too.  They remind me so much of my childhood.  I saw these beauties in an Alley on main street here in my little down.  Arent they gorgeous?  I notice them mostly in small towns and farms now.  I guess people just dont have the "oldies" much anymore.
I'll take Hollyhocks, peonies, lilacs, and Lily of the Valley any day!  My faves!

Jan and I did a little junk'n last Friday.  I number of small town around her had their city wide garage sale days, so we  bounced around and hit a number of them.   I think four towns to be exact :)
The day was just gorgeous, so even the  ride was  amazing!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I think Nebraska is truly a beautiful place.

As for a treasures ... oh yes, we found a few :)      I wish you could  see everything in that car!  I found an     awesome aqua wood chair for $10.   I paid $2 for that top bowl.  The three bottom Pyrex pieces together came to $8.  That oval frame was $1 and my sis got that  vintage bunny that lights up for 25 cents!!   She also got that adorable little vintage crib for $25 if I remember correctly.  It was a great day!
I'm so thankful every day to have a sister and a best friend all in one.  We enjoy so many of the same things and  have so much fun together.  I'm a lucky girl!

One of my friends on Facebook posted this  photo.  If you know The Eagles, you'll get it.

Anyway, it make me's been a long time since I've listened to The Eagles an, I love them.  So ...todays music choice is.......

Thanks so much for stopping by, for a chat ( even if it is  a little one sided ) lol    

I hope your week is great!!


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