Thank you ALL for being so patient with us as we get caught up on our tight schedule and make a few minor changes to the Hodge Podge Challenge! A few goodbyes have been said...But we are SO EXCITED to welcome Darcy Baldwin and Pamela Donnis to our already AMAZING sponsor list.. These girls will just make things even MORE SO!
THANK YOU TO ALL participants for our letter "Q" and "R" challenges.
Winners of those challenges are:
I absolutely LOVED her page. email me....jacque[at]larsenfamily.com to claim your giftcards to Aja's and Traci's shops!
Her journaling is AMAZING. So heartfelt. I loved it. email me.....jacque [at]larsenfamily.com to claim your giftcards to mine and Gina's shops!
For this WEEKS challenge! What is YOUR FAVORITE SEASON!!!!
Mine ofcourse is Fall or Autumn. Autumn even sounds PRETTY! Well, fall here in NM is absolutely AMAZING. I look forward to it year after year. Which is WHY I chose this to be our challenge this week. So now you can scrap YOUR favorite season. The winner of this challenge will win a $10 GC to My store, and a $10 GC to Michelle's store. So come play along. The next winner could be YOU!
Now for some inspiration!!
CREDITS: Kit is Autumn Bliss by Nikki Beaudreau, font is by Darcy Baldwin.
CREDITS: Template by Crystal Livesay; Softly Falling by Dani Mogstad; brackets by Amber Clegg; wordart by CD Muckosky
Her Story, Vintage Ransom Alpha, and Vintage Papers and Frames by PixelWorks; Doodle Me Stitches 4, Layered Up in You Scallops and Not What I Expected by Lauren Grier; Rosebuds and Lace by Pamela Donnis
I feel a constant struggle to balance—husband, kids, school, home, career, church, hobbies, community. Some days I am so exhausted and overwhelmed I hide in my room and cry because I'm not sure what else to do. After lots of sincere prayers and talks with family and friends, I'm beginning to see that I really just CAN'T DO IT ALL. At least not right now, all at once. And it's okay. My daily tasks or level of busyness don't define my worth--something I've been afraid of for a long time.
I'm beginning to understand there is a season for everything, and for me, this is my season of cuddling my babies. A season of reading books and catching caterpillars and singing silly songs. A season of planning birthday parties. A season of bike rides and trips to the park, and gifts of dandelions and shiny pebbles. A season of rare but must-make-meaningful date nights with Jared. A season of breathing through the tantrums and runny noses and messes and remembering that "this too shall pass." And most importantly, a season of learning to appreciate where I’m at--because one day I will miss this.
CREDITS: Pumpkin Spice by Jenn Barrette, Font - 2 Heathers by Darcy Baldwin, Template freebie from The Daily Digi
JOURNALING: Living in the South, Summer lasts a LONG
time. After nearly 7 months of scorching
Mississippi heat, when cool Fall air finally
arrives it's as if the entire Southern States
heave a huge sigh of relief. The air, the colors
and the wonderful Fall smells are finally on the way.
The leaves here begin to fall about mid-October
and from then til mid-November, just about
6 short weeks, we experience my absolute favorite
season of the year.
CREDITS: Pumpkin Spice by Jenn Barrette, Pumpkin Spiced Latte by Dani Mogstad, String Me Along Alpha by Zoe Pearn, Collection 61 template by Janet Phillips, staples by Amanda Heimann, Fonts: DJB A Bit of Flaire by Darcy Baldwin
JOURNALING: pumpkin spice, apples, baking, color, crunchy leaves, crisp air, scarecrows, candy corn, thanksgiving, harvest, homespun, pumpkins, mums, new television, new beginnings, change, relief, soup, cinnamon
CREDITS: Along Came Summer from Rachel Young & VW Designs; Backyard Bliss from Rachel Young, Gina Miller & Kate Hadfield; Dance Your Dance from Rachel Young & Eclectic designs by Gabi; Waterpark from Jacque Larsen & salin studio; Effervescent,Sunshiney Day, and Studio Stocks all from Pixel Gypsy; font: DJB A Bit of Flaire
JOURNALING: I love the warm sun on my skin. The heat baking away any worries I might have. Long days running around in the yard with the kids. The log nites spent catching firefloes. The countless cook-outs and trips to the park. All of this and so much more is why I love summer
CREDITS: Baby Bugs by Amy Wolff and Jacque Larsen, Sketch Pad by Jacque Larsen, Border Frames Vol. 1 by Jenna Desai, Luv Song alpha by CD Muckosky, Blues 'n Greens alpha by Kate Hadfield, Kaye Winiecki and Valorie Wibbens, Bottom of the Toybox by Jacque Larsen, Jenna Desai, and Karah Fredricks.
JOURNALING: Oh how I love the spring. There is something about those first few days of warm weather after a long cold winter. Just when you think the cold won’t ever stop and that you will always see snow on the ground, sunshine peaks through. The days become warmer and the grass starts to turn green again. You know at that point that grilling parties and swimming are not very far off. Shorts and ice cream eaten outside are only weeks away. I love knowing all that all of that is coming up and that we have the whole spring and summer ahead of us to enjoy it before the cold shuffles in again.
CREDITS: Cori Gammon and Kaye Winiecki Christmas Wonder, Gina Miller Merry Jingle; Good Tidings, Simple Singles Template No 4, Shabby Miss Jenn and Kate Hadfield Bundle Up, Kate Hadfield Polka Dot Alpha, Font Darcy's Fancy
We can't WAIT to see what YOUR favorite season is! Don't FORGET to post your finished pages in the Hodge Podge MSA gallery. That's where we choose our winners from and that's where we LOVE to leave you praise. Just a reminder the winner for this Season Challenge will win a $10 GC to my store as well as a $10 GC to Michelle's store! Come PLAY!!!!!!! -J