Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New York City

I can’t tell you how excited I was to be in NYC! The big apple, the city that never sleeps, where fashion week happens, yellow cabs, and central station! I had my eyes wide open trying to see and absorb every inch of the city. My cousin’s husband planned a great visit to the city. We saw Brooklyn bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Station, China Town, NYC LDS Temple, Little Italy, Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza and surroundings and Times Square all in one day! It was amazing!
Estaba tan contenta y ansiosa de visitar Nueva York, no tengo palabras! La gran manzana, la cuidad que nunca duerme, donde hacen fashion week, la famosa Central Station, y los tipicos taxis amarillos! Tenia mis ojos bien abiertos para absorber cada centimetro de la cuidad. El esposo de mi prima planeo nuestra visita a la cuidad e hizo de guia turistico. Visitamos el puente Brooklyn, la estatua de la libertad, la isla Ellis, estacion central, el vecindario chino, el templo SUD, vecindario italiano, parque central, la plaza rockefeller y Time Square, todo en un dia!! Fue un dia increible!
2011-12-08 Connecticut, Boston & NYC
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photography: {Brandon & LuAnn}

My cousin's husband is a photographer as well. We took the opportunity of swapping a session with him. He did ours, I did their family pictures. I had so much fun that day. They had their two doggies with them and we had Kala, they just had fun running around and being part of the photo-shoot. These are my favorites of Brandon and LuAnn. Seriously, how cute are they?!

El esposo de mi prima es fotografo tambien. Aprovechamos la oportunidad para intercambiar sesiones. El nos tomo nuestras fotos y yo las de ellos. Lo pase super bien ese dia. Ellos fueron con sus dos cachorros y nosotros con Kala, ellos lo pasaron super corriendo y posando para las camaras. Estas son mi favoritas de Brandon y LuAnn. Regios, estupendos...........APOLINEOS!!
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Martha Stewart Side of Me: {Cousin’s Craft Night}

My hubby and I traveled to Connecticut to spend Thanksgiving weekend with my cousin LuAnn and her husband. We had a great time. It was so neat to see and spend quality time with them.
LuAnn and I HAD to have a craft night. It is so much fun to craft with family, I wish we lived closer. We started the night making her a “families are forever” sign. Then we focused on Christmas crafts. We made some Joy blocks and finished with some super cute Button Christmas Trees. Fun, Fun Night!
Mi esposo y yo viajamos a Connecticut para visitar a mi prima LuAnn y su esposo durante las festividades de Accion de Gracia. Lo pasamos tan bien. Fue genial poder verlos y pasar dias con ellos.
LuAnn y yo, porsupuesto TENIAMOS que hacer algun tipo de manualidades. Es tan entretenido hacer cosas en familia, me encantaria que vivieramos mas cerca. Empezamos haciendo uno letrero para ellos que dice “las familias pueden ser eternas”. Despues nos enfocamos en Navidad. Hicimos unos cubos que dicen Joy (gozo o alegria) y terminamos la noche con unos arbolitos de navidad hechos con botones. Super tiernitos!
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Joy Blocks
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Buttons Christmas Tree (2)
Buttons Christmas Tree

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Martha Stewart Side Of Me: {Count Your Blessings Board}

My friend and I recently hosted a craft night. We needed to come up with an idea for a Thanksgiving craft. We thought about a plaque maybe, something with “Be thankful” or “Give Thanks” in it. But that wasn’t exactly what we wanted. We wanted something that was useful on helping us recognize our blessings and what we are thankful for. We wanted something that we could use with our families year after year. That’s how this idea came about. I love our project! It’s was so much fun to make.
Supplies: 12x24 piece of wood – Two 12x12 scrapbook paper - Vinyl - Paper that matches your scrapbook paper – small nails – 1 hanging hook.
1. Glue or Modpodge the paper to the front of your board.
2. With a Cricut or other cutting matching cut the words “Count” “Your” and “Blessings” and numbers from 1 to 20. I did different fonts and sizes.
3. Stick the letters and number on the board. I did vinyl instead of paper, because It is so easy to unstick and stick again to make sure things line up.
4. Place the nails under the numbers.
5. Cut tags with the Cricut if your cartridge has that option. Or make your own.
Now start writing in each tag all the things you are thankful for. There are enough tags for the whole family!!
Count Your Blessings Board
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I made an extra one for a friend
Count Your Blessings Board 2

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