Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Highlights from Hilton Head



Last week we headed to Hilton Head with The Falls and The Marshes.
I think I took a million pictures. This was Warner's first time visiting the beach and to say he loved it would be an understatement.  We definitely have a water baby  toddler on our hands!
 
Here are a few highlights of the fun!
 













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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Instagram Photostrips

A few months ago I pinned this fabulous project:



It had two of my favorite things incorporated into one: photobooth photostrips and Instagram!

It reminded me of the photostrips I have of me and my Daddy (circa 1992 mind you). 


I wasn't quite sure when I'd get around to making this, but the thought of Father's Day being just around the corner, got me moving! Not to mention that Dave has been mentioning he wanted some more pictures of Warner for his office...

I started by going to the original source of this pin.  Man, that girl is way smarter than me when it comes to Photoshop.  She definitely gave some great directions, but for a novice I didn't follow too well. 

After a bit of googling, I came across a photographer who had made a ready made template!
HOW FABULOUS!
 (Click here for the template)

I downloaded all the Instagram photos I wanted to use, filled them into the template, then printed on photo paper.


Next, I began cutting my strips out with my small paper cutter.  Scissors would work just as well, but I'm a little anal when it comes to this kind of stuff.




Once I got all 3 strips cut out I decided to frame them.
I laid them on top of the glass of my frame first (just to get a visual) and then placed them on a piece of white cardstock because that's what I had...a color would be fun too!


A little secret: I simply taped the strips down with Scotch tape!  Those glue dots or even a glue stick would work, but once again I was out of all of those things and tape was what was on hand! :)  It actually made it easier to move the strips around and get them lined up just how I wanted them.


And there you have it!
An Instagram Photostrip Frame.



I love it so much I think I'm going to make one for the house!
Happy Crafting!!
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Saturday, June 09, 2012

Palmetto Falls

Happy, Happy Summer! I am officially on summer break and couldn't be happier. I apologize for my lack of blogging in the recent weeks, but the end of school is always super busy! 

Warner loves the water, so this week we've been busy visiting different "water locations."  We started with a trip to our local park that has a small splash pad.  Yesterday we headed to a dear friend's neighborhood pool.  Today we headed here:




It is a waterpark on Ft. Jackson that is open to the public during the week and on the weekends it is only open to the military and their families.  Since we are technically a "military family" we decided to give it a try.  I must admit I wasn't expecting too much, but it was perfect!
They have a lazy river and big water slides for older kids and adults and then they have a HUGE water area for younger kids!

Warner loved the built in water fountains and could have spent the whole time just playing with those...





...but towards the end he finally worked up the courage to go down the cute frog slide!




What a fun morning!! 
 We hope to visit again soon and take some friends with us...playdate anyone?! :)
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