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100% Boy

I am lovin’ the new Crate Paper Toy Box Collection!  It is so flippipn’ cute!

I have hoarded it for weeks, just looking longingly at it here and there. I finally had the chance to use it this week and love it even more than I did when I bought it!

My son received a vacuum bug catcher for Easter and we were on a mission to catch something awesome. He loaded up the stroller with all his supplies and topped it off with his favorite hat.

Boys are so much fun.  🙂
xoxo
Genevieve
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Mario Madness

My little monkey turned FOUR (cannot believe it) this month and we had a Mario Bros. themed party. 
A good friend of mine even loaned Jackson a Mario costume ~ priceless!
I’ll be honest ~ I was looking forward to scrappin’ these pages for WEEKS!  I love getting to work with cute embellishments!
I bought some Mario Bros. die-cuts from an Etsy seller in June (still need to figure out how to use my Sure Cuts-A-Lot software…) and then added some epoxy stickers that Jackson was kind enough to donate.  I found this darling stitched card stock from We R Memory Keepers and layered on some DCWV video game paper.  LOVE these pages!
I made a special tri-fold card for Jack and wanted to incorporate it on the layout as well.
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My Greatest Inspiration

My little tiger, Jackson, is my greatest inspiration.  I take picture after picture (after picture) of this little fellow.  Everything he does makes me laugh (except when done at 11pm…not so funny then).

I always wanted children, but never did I imagine my heart’s ability to love.  I love my hubby, of course, but there is some kind of awe when looking at my child that I had never experienced before becoming a mommy.

I look back at pictures and layouts sometimes and already feel nostalgic at how fast he’s growing up and changing (he’s only 3 for cryin’ out loud!)

No matter the day we’ve had together (I’m a stay-at-home mom), or how trying the last few hours before bedtime (don’t even get me started) ~ when I see him sleeping, all is forgotten. 
My heart melts again and I’m putty in his tiny, sticky hands.
P.S. Don’t forget about the Spring Scrapbook Giveaway!  The lucky winner will be chosen on Friday!!