Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Craft Your Nest Post and a Mini Break!

A new school year is upon us, so I have a "back to school" layout and challenge up on the Craft Your Nest blog today.
It's an older layout created about a fun tradition my son and I started after my daughter was born. Each year before school starts, Evan and I take an overnight trip to an area about 30-45 minutes from our house that has hotels and tons of shopping. We call it our "Back to School" trip. We stay over night in a hotel, swim in the pool, shop for back to school supplies and a toy treat, go to see a movie and have lots of fun meals. Just the two of us :)
It is always good to have some one on one time together.
I even made a mini album from one of the trips.
Here are just a few pages:
The cover.

I had lots of fun putting this mini together and it is a great reminder of our trip! We look at it often :)

As for back to school, I am finding that I need to take the rest of the week off from any kind of blogging after today. Have lots to do! Also why I am not participating in WOYWW. So I will be back on Monday with a new layout and post.
Have a great weekend :)

18 comments:

  1. Lovely layout and mini book Mary Jo! I love the colours you have used especially. Thanks for your comment on my card :) In answer to your question I just used my score board to start 1cm in from the first edge and kept turning the card around repeating the process!

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  2. what a great little mini!! love it!!
    enjoy your mini break!!

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  3. Such a great tradition, Mary Jo! One-on-one time is the best. :) I love the grid design on your layout and the fun mini album to record this tradition. :)

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  4. What a fun tradition! Love the layout and that mini is so cute! I have the hardest time with minis... Enjoy the rest of the week and hope you get everything wrapped up! We go back today!

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  6. Love the mini book! I know the feeling about taking a break this week. My daughter is starting college next week, so this week is final preperations for that. I am here only for today, then not back to next week.

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  7. Love your LO and love that mini!!
    What a fun trip just the two of you!!
    We take a end of teh Summer trip as a family every year and we either go late August or Sept. This year we are going in late September.
    We also shop but just for some fun things.
    Hope you enjoy your last week before school starts!!

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  8. What a wonderful tradition. Great layout

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  9. Such sweetness! I love the story and the projects! Have a great week!

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  10. That is a very nice layout - it's graphic artist looking with the solid blocks along the bottom and the mutil font title work - really like it! That's so sweet you guys have that tradition, sounds fun!

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  11. You always have such fabulous ides MJ! What a great tradition! Love the LO and the mini!

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  12. Lovely page and super cute mini album! Enjoy your time off!

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  13. What a fun tradition! I love the layout and the mini album!

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  14. Great mini! Love your tradition!

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  15. what a wonderful tradition!! lovely LO and mini too!

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  16. What a great idea. How nice to have that one on one time with him .
    Love the mini...it looks great.

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