I have a template for downloading! But first....
Nothing much going on here. Yesterday we went to Wal-mart to get groceries for the week, and spent $175. That is way more than we were spending on groceries before I started the "no eating out" challenge, but I think if you added up what we were spending on eating out in addition to our weekly grocery bill, we're probably coming out OK. Especially if you add in the $30/week we're saving by having the kids take their own lunches.
For about an hour yesterday, we thought about going somewhere for Labor Day weekend. The whole family has been itching to go to Kansas City forever, and Dan had said that we should just go. So I looked, found a hotel, and by the time I was ready to book, he'd already changed his mind. We have a lot coming up in the next two months -- the state fair, a Renaissance festival/college football weekend and then in November, we're going to Branson (again) for Thanksgiving. We decided it was better just to save our money and have fun doing those things rather than have to be on a tight budget so that we could add a weekend away.
Then I got in a good scrapping groove. I'll be the first to admit that this summer, my mojo has not been there. I don't know that I've really liked anything I did all summer, and it was so frustrating to me. Now I have this theory that when I'm working, my creativity just sits and bubbles for 5 days so that on the weekend, it can all pour out. I'm seriously thinking that next summer, I'll just take the summer off from scrapping. I don't seem to need the creative release from scrapping as much in the summer because I don't have the weekly build up of tension. But I definitely have some layouts to share this week.
Just checked on Chesney. That girl is the whackiest sleeper ever. She's laying diagonally across her bed, her feet are on her pillow and her head is closest to the door. Any wonder that no one ever wants to share a bed with her?
OK, so here's one of the layouts I did this weekend. I'm a fairly clean, graphic scrapper and this is one of my favorite compositions.
Isn't this kit just the funnest? It's a freebie by the fabulous Shabby Miss Jenn. It's her first kit, and I think she's off to a great start. The pictures on this layout are from a Thanksgiving trip that we took with my family in 2002. It was a fun trip, but it was also one of those Griswold kind of trips... we have a few stories to tell about it, if you know what I mean. We're all going to Branson together again this Thanksgiving, so we'll see what stories I have to tell when we get back. I think that planning for this year had me thinking about our last Thanksgiving trip, and then I saw this kit and thought, "that's what I'm going to do."
As I said, I love the layout of this layout. Here's an older layout I did, using the same basic composition.
This one uses elements by Jen Wilson, and the pictures are from last year's state fair. I do get some good pictures at the state fair. Totally worth the heat, the indigestion, and the headache I get from the overstimulation.
So, you know what this is leading up to, right? Yup, here's this week's template for download.
You can download it using one of the links below. The template is only in .psd form, because that seemed to be what people were downloading. If you need it in .tiff form, just email me and it's no problem to get it to you. I'll do 2 links, if one dies, again, email me and I'll refresh them.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!