| christmas2012 |

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas was great this year.  I've been in sort of a little funk that I can't seem to shake but I know happier days are coming.

 We always have these homemade mini biscuits for Christmas.  They are so simple and so great.
My baby loved her Alabama slippers. I almost wish I had a pair of them. Roll Tide!

My baby got an Ipod this year. My niece has had one for a while now so Santa decided to bring her one. I can re-claim my Ipad back.

The mini tree

All the kids got something to ride this year and he was too excited about that.

Pandora bracelets were a huge hit.

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Christmas. See you all in the next year. I'm working on getting Project Life together for 2013.

| merryChristmas |

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Just wanted to drop in and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! See you all in the new year!

| 12.12.12 |

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Just because it's 12.12.12 and today for me is leopard and gold Wednesday. Happy Hump Day folks! Feeling so happy and blessed. Love on Top!  instagram: @niyahnicole

| December Daily: Day 4-7 |

Saturday, December 8, 2012

-------------*December Daily 2012: Day 4 -7*------------------

Playing a little catch up today with my DD posts. I wondered how I was going to handle keeping up during the week with working but my phone has played a HUGE part in keeping up with the daily things.

---- Dec 4 ----: Tuesday blues...felt like blue for the day and rolled with it.

---- Day 5 ----: Snapped this picture of Aniyah at my desk after she wrote her letter to Santa.

---- Day 6 ----: I woke up feeling a bit "extra" and decided to make myself up for the day.  Our office had birthday lunch at a restaurant called Wintzells Oyster House.

---- Day 7 ----: My baby had a 24 hour stomach virus so we stayed home and I spent my time just loving on her while keeping my fingers crossed that I didn't catch the bug! Luckily I didn't.

How are you all coming along? Keeping up? 

| someone is sick today |

Friday, December 7, 2012

This layout was inspired by this lo and silhouette cut Wilna Furstenberg did for Studio Calico tips and tricks. I couldn't wait to get my Cameo to cut it out.  This was my first cut with the machine.

-------------*STOMACH VIRUS*-------------
Someone is home sick today with a nasty stomach bug. I'm definitely hoping I don't catch it.

 Have a good weekend everyone!

| a little extra |

Thursday, December 6, 2012


I definitely enjoy days when I wake up and do absolutely nothing and then I enjoy days when I wake up feeling like I want to do something a little "extra". Today was definitely one of those days. I woke up feeling like doing a little "extra" before going to work. Please excuse the photos while I bear it all for the world (I guess instagram is bearing it all for the world too, @niyahnicole).  Happy Thursday!

Eyes: MAC Woodwinked (lid), MAC Saddle (Crease), MAC Embark (outter crease), MAC Ricepaper (brow bone highlight), Maybelline Ultra Liner & Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara ( face based with Milk of Magnesia & Vanishing Cream)
Done: Wet-n-Wild 919b 'Vamp it Up' (Lips)

Sun light in the morning



  1. I know I keep saying it but Tonia you make some of the most beautiful albums/pages! Rhonda
    Thanks Rhonda. I love making DD albums. Hopefully I can keep up, lol
  2. I love your start to your DD album. Thanks for sharing. (I too, just started wearing 'nerd' glasses and have received a lot of compliments) Go figure...
    Hi Cherri! LOL my baby has had me wearing these glasses and at first I didn't think I would like them but after the folks at work said they were "cute" on me, I just kept wearing them, lol!  


    1. I found your blog from the SC gallery :) I absolutely love your cover and foundation pages, can't wait to see the finished album!
      Thanks Michelle, hope I can keep up to finish it! Thanks for stopping by.
    2. Had to come over from Studio Calico to check out more pictures!! I'm so in love with your whole album! I was kind of wishing I would have used rings instead of the SC Handbook album and I'm pretty sure you just convinced me to re-do my album!! Love! Seriously love!
      Hi Stephanie! I like the rings because I can switch things around very easily. For me its just more convenient because I'm always changing my mind, lol! Thanks for stopping by.
    3. Your album is stunning! I love your work! Rhonda
      Hi Rhonda! Thanks so much! =) 

| December Daily: Day 2 |

Monday, December 3, 2012

-------------*December Daily 2012: Day 2*------------------ 

We kept it pretty low key today. I caught Aniyah in her room reading her SpongeBob book this morning so her hair was still tied up in bantu knots. We rode to Sonic since I like getting 1/2 off the Strawberry limeade during happy hour. I made my usual Sunday run to the grocery store for the things we need for the week. The weather was great so we went to the park and had way too much fun on the seesaw.  I'm not sure how I'll keep up with my DD during the week. So much easier to capture those "daily" things when I'm home but we'll see.

| December Daily: Day 1 |

Sunday, December 2, 2012

-------------*December Daily 2012: Day 1*------------------

So yesterday we enjoyed a day of just hanging out together. Breakfast, nail shop, movie, Alabama game, Starbucks run, snuggle time and remembering Christmas last year. 

  *links to products will be added later

Project Share: Decided to to the challenge over at 2Peas to lift a GG. Can you guess who I lifted?.........the awesome............Wilna!

| December Daily foundation pages |

Saturday, December 1, 2012

-------------*December Daily 2012: Foundation Pages*------------------

Ugh! I've literally spent hours upon hours trying to upload these photos!  I combined the photos into a collage so that it wouldn't be an extremely long post of photos. On my album this year I used a ton of October Afternoon. I created a 6x8 chipboard album and covered it in Bazzil cardstock and embellished it with a few Martha Stewart punches, a Jenni Bowlin tag, Pink Paislee alphas and sequin. The ribbons are from OA | Make it Merry | and | Holiday Style | collections.  The page protectors I used were from the Snap by Simple Stories collection.  Hope to share Day 1 tomorrow.