I feel the scrap mojo coming back, and it feels so good. With the reno it's been tough to get the motivation to dig out supplies just to scrap on a tv table. It was fun scrapping with Sonya in the kitchen, though, and there were so many products that I just wanted to get my hands on again. I have two layouts to share today and another burbling in my brain-- I just might scrap three nights in a row! Wowza.
First, though, a little kitchen update--- some uppers. They added the doors today. No hardware, though. I have to pick them still. For some reason door pulls intimidate me. Too many choices.
I love the warm white and the skinny shaker style. The colour is Benjamin Moore's "Cloud White" CC-40. Not an original choice, as our walls are the same colour! It reads much warmer on the cabinets, though.
Okay! On to the layouts:
I wanted to do a baby page. This is Lily at 6 months in Hawaii. What a puddin'.
The other one is kind of funny. It's an ode to our mattress. We are kind of in love with our mattress. I actually didn't have enough room on the layout for all of my mattress journaling, so I printed it off on a piece of scrap paper and stuck it on the back of the layout.
Home Sweet Bed
"Forget about Home Sweet Home. For us it’s Home Sweet Bed.
I can’t remember exactly when we bought our Tempurpedic mattress. I think it was early 2008. There was a special at The Home Show, and we took Audrey over to the showroom to pick one out. The gigantic, king size piece of heavy duty foam was wedged through the door and up the stairs, onto the waiting frame. It took up the bulk of the room and we couldn’t have cared less.
It was so comfortable we were in heaven. To this day we rarely go a week without one of us murmuring, semi-smothered under the covers, “I love our bed”. I remember when I was pregant with Audrey-- sleeping on a perfectly respectable pillow top mattress-- I used to wake up sore. I even wentso far as to put a folded comforter over my side of the bed to try to get more cushioning for my ever growing frame. With Lily-- and our Tempurpedic-- I was never sore. I was perfectly comfortable all the way to 40 weeks and one day. After Lily was born, I used to joke that coming back to bed after feeding the baby, the Tempurpedic would catch me gently as I fell back to sleep before my head hit the pillow-- not bounce me around like those Other mattresses.
When we travel we always miss our mattress. Nothing quite measures up. It’s not that we’re uncomfortable, per se, but let’s face it, there’s no mattress like home. Upon our return, when we finally get through the door after a long flight with two over tired kids, climb the stairs, put them to bed, and collapse gratefully on the Tempurpedic, there is no doubt:
Home Sweet Home is true. Home Sweet Bed is truest."
My favourite part of this layout is this Flair button from American Crafts:
It tickles me to use that for a mattress. hee hee!
Ah, scrap humour.
Finally, we went to a beautiful wedding this weekend. My friend, Karen, and her darling Daniel were married in glamorous style at a marina in Oakville. I absolutely LOVE the wedding favour they gave to everyone:
They had 200 of these wrapped up and waiting for guests as they walked into the reception, with a sign that said:
"You being here means more than we can measure."
Not only a beautiful sentiment, but a beautiful measuring pitcher that I know I will use all the time.
Classy, Karen. :)