Happy Friday!!! I’m super excited…..and a little bit nervous…..about this weekend because we are taking our first overnight trip with Claire! I can’t believe that Claire is 3 months old already too (officially on Monday)! Time sure does fly by!
I know I’m biased but she is just the cutest. She is smiling and giggling so much now and it’s the most precious thing ever! She is still unpredictable which makes it hard for me to get a lot of time in the stamp room. At least I can still check out the New Holiday Mini Catalog while nursing her on the couch! 🙂 There is so much fabulous new goodies in that catalog. I’m in love. If you are on my mailing list, you should have gotten your Holiday Mini Catalog in the mail this week. Let me know if you didn’t receive it or if you would like a copy by leaving a comment below!
A few reminders before we dive into the weekend:
~Stampin’ Up Bonus Bucks throughout the month of August. Every $50 order earns you a code for $5 off your order in September!!!
We are all off to a fun Stampin Weekend with my upline, downline, and side lines! I can’t wait to see all my stamping girls and learn new techniques, see fabulous samples and have an amazing time! Wish us luck that Claire enjoys it just the same! 🙂 Happy Stampin’
Let’s have some Friday Fun today!!! I can’t believe we are at the end of July already. Is your summer flying by as well or am I just because of this little one….
Just precious!!! She already is getting tired of Mommy taking her picture. 🙂 Also, she really enjoys Monkey Daycare and she likes to talk to them!!! Have I mentioned how I love monkeys….sock monkey, stuffed animal monkey, any kind of monkey!
Okay, I have more fun for you all too!!! Let’s do DOUBLE Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers this weekend! That means you will earn 2 Stickers for every $40 (before shipping and tax) order you place (increments of $40). This will run from now till Sunday night at midnight!!! Click here to start shopping!
Don’t forget about Stampin’ Up’s amazing deals this month as well!!!
Join Stampin’ Up this month and you get to pick out a Color Family of your choice in Ink Pads! That’s over a $75 value! It is also in addition to the $125 in product of your choice that you get to pick out! All of that for just $99 plus tax. Shipping is even FREE! This is one of Stampin’ Up’s best deals for joining! Also, you just can’t put a price on the fun and friendships you will gain! 🙂 Click here for more information or feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have.
I hope you all have an amazing weekend! I’m super excited because we have a family gathering and Claire gets to meet them all! Weekends are all about family time! 🙂 See you back here on Monday!!!
Happy Wednesday everyone!!! Let’s get the party started mid week with Laura’s Online Stamp Garage Sale! Head over to my Facebook Page by clicking here to join in the party!!!!
I have already started posting items but will continue to post more all day today!!! Simply comment SOLD or MINE on the photo of the item you wish to purchase. You will also need to comment with your email address at least on one of the items or send me a message with it. I will total up everything starting tonight or tomorrow (Thursday) and send you an invoice via Paypal. If you are local, you can pick up and pay at that time. If you aren’t local, there will be a shipping charge which I can determine based off of what all you get.
Finally…..it seemed she would never come out. At 41 weeks and 3 days…..after 33 hours of labor……and a C-Section, I had a Baby!!! Meet Ziggy or now known as Claire Marie!!!
Here are just a few of the millions of photos I have taken in the first 3 weeks of her life! 🙂 I just can’t help myself as she is so precious…..I know I’m a little biased!
So we were scheduled to be induced on Sunday, May 27th in the evening! We had a great Saturday and I was making a list of things to finish up on Sunday before we headed in. Little One had different plans and just after I got into bed Saturday night, my water broke. It was super exciting and fun! Just what I wanted! I wanted that excitement and rush and fun. My husband on the other hand was on board for a scheduled induction. I wasn’t having contractions so there was no real panic to get moving to the hospital or even crazy pain. There was the high of oh my goodness, this is it! Once we got to the hospital, there were 33 hours of waiting and trying to get her out! With lack of progression and lots of pain kicking in, we opted for a C-section.
I am recovering very well. Claire is doing great too! Together we are learning each others ways although just when we think she likes or dislikes something, that changes. 🙂 I’m starting to feel like there is a bit of a routine forming but it’s still very fussy on the edges and doesn’t always go as planned!
If you would like to see some video of little Miss and my story, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure you are subscribed so you get a notification when I post a video.
Happy Father’s Day to all the men out there!!! I hope you all have an amazing day today and everyday!!
Just like Mother’s Day, I feel that Father’s Day should be celebrated by all men because at some point they have been fatherly to someone in their lives. It may not always be a biological child but that doesn’t matter. Here’s to celebrating them today and all days of the year!
This year is even more special because my husband is celebrating his 1st Father’s Day! He has been an amazing daddy and I love watching him every day! It makes my heart melt and I am falling for him even more each day! 🙂
Thank you all for being patient with me while we are adjusting to life with a baby! We are all doing well and trying to figure out this new “routine” which isn’t routine at all. The planner/organizer in me is finding that part a bit hard but we are adjusting well. I am hoping to start posting more this week. First up is an introduction of Miss Claire….aka Ziggy! 🙂
Today, we are celebrating Memorial Day here in the United States! While we celebrate this day with BBQ, relaxing, and maybe even stamping, let us always remember those who have fought for our freedoms. My thoughts and prayers are always with the men and women who have served and continue to serve in our military!
Since this is a day of celebration and fun, I thought I would go with a simple post today. It’s the last Monday of May which means the Retiring Items are almost gone for good. Be sure to check out that list before it’s all gone. Click here to see everything.
Don’t forget about the Share What You Love Bundles that are only available this month. Starting June 1, you will only be able to purchase these items separately and not earn freebies too. Get these amazing goodies now by clicking here!
Happy Friday!!! Another week down and today is Ziggy’s OFFICIAL due date! Woot woot! This date seemed so far away and now it is here! It is crazy how time flies and stands still all at the same time. Hopefully she will be arriving soon! Until then, let’s chat and get through this Friday with some fun! Check out this – so many cards for Ronald McDonald House!!!
After last post about sending off tabs and cards to Ronald McDonald House, I got even more donations. Look at all of these amazing cards! I decided since it was a stuffed box full, I was going to go ahead and send them off rather than hold them till my little Tab House was full again. There are actually a few houses in the St. Louis area so I made sure to pick one of the others. Trying to spread the love and make sure they all have cards for their guests to use while visiting or living there! #sudifferencemaker We all know the power of a hand made card…..or any card for that matter. I love being able to spread the love and I really appreciate you all jumping in too! If you would like to donate cards or tabs, you certainly can send them to me or find your local Ronald McDonald House by clicking here!
I thought I would share this fun photo of class where we made the Welcome frames! It was so much fun that evening and as you can see everyone did their frame a bit different but they all look amazing! I love it! This month has been hard not having classes and seeing all of my stampers. I can’t wait to get back into classes after I get my new routine down with Ziggy’s arrival. Stay tuned for a Girls Night Out Event in June for the New Catalog and hopefully regular classes are back in July.
I would like to wish a BIG Happy Mother’s Day to all of the women out there. I feel like this is a holiday that all women should celebrate because we are all mothers. Whether it is to a pet, a child we gave birth to, married into, adopted, took under our wing, long and hope for, we are all motherly. Therefore we should all celebrate and know that we make a difference.
It is crazy to think that last year I wrote this Mother’s Day post and revealed that I had just lost our sweet little angel and here I am a year later 39 week pregnant. I am very emotional this year…..probably more than last year because of it all. I will never forget our first little angel and I’m so excited to hold this one very soon……hopefully very very soon. This momma is super uncomfortable and ready to go……come on Ziggy! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and know that I wish you all the best in whatever situation you might be in. Stay strong through the tough times, cherish the sweet moments, make memories to last a lifetime, and know you are not alone in anything you do! Hugs to all of you!
Here is a little Ziggy update and photo!!! It is CRAZY how last week the trees were still sticks and this week its all green! I’m feeling absolutely giant. Going to bed at night is no longer the best thing ever because I just can’t seem to get comfortable. Everything else is going great though. I’m still working out and feeling good! Ziggy is growing strong and kicking harder than ever.
Have an amazing weekend! Happy Mother’s Day! I’ll see you back here on Monday!
Happy Friday, everyone!!! Let’s have a little fun today and guess Ziggy’s arrival date!!!! Today, I’m 37 weeks today and here is last week’s bump photo!
If you would like to play along and place a guess on her arrival date, click here to share you guess! I can’t wait to see what you all think. There will be a winner too!!! The person who guesses the correct date (or closest) will win a fabulous Stampin’ prize! There will also be a prize for closest or correct weight! 🙂
All is still going well with my pregnancy and Ziggy is growing healthy and strong. I greatly appreciate all of your love and support and comments over the weeks. It really warms my heart! We are really excited and can’t wait to hold her in our arms. I’m such a planner so it is killing me that I don’t know when she will arrive! Here’s hoping it is safely and quickly!
All orders of $40 or more will earn Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers and all orders of $75 or more will earn my Free Stamp Set of Month which is the Watercolor Wash Stamp Set. Stay tuned for the reveal of the May Free Stamp Set coming next week!
Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’
Happy Friday everyone!!! It’s been a crazy week of Spring and Winter here in the Midwest. It has also been exciting with classes and my 14th Anniversary with Stampin’ Up! I thought today we would have some Friday Fun to cap off the week!
Don’t forget about the Retiring List that is out for the Annual Catalog and Occasions Mini Catalog. These items are while supplies last so don’t wait till the end of May because they may be gone by then! Check out all of the products here!
Want stamps, ink, and paper for a fabulous price??? Sign up for Paper Pumpkin with the Promo Code: SAVEFIFTY0418 before May 10th and you will get your May Kit AND June Kit at half price (normally $19.95). This is an amazing steal since every kit comes with at least one ink spot and set of stamps. You will also get a clear block and the supplies for the projects each month. This is a great chance to try out Paper Pumpkin. You can cancel at any time too! Click here to sign up today!!!
All orders this month of $75 or more will earn Laura’s Free Stamp Set which is Watercolor Wash this month!
There is just so much fabulous stuff going on and it’s Friday! Woot Woot! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!