Big News, xoxo Stampin Fool

Happy Thursday & Welcome back to StampinFool. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus and for good reason- Baby #2 is on the way. Unfortunately, as baby has been making it’s way, I have been bearing the brunt of it.  It has left little time for crafting, shopping, cooking, or just about anything else.

Luckily, things are starting to look (and feel) better and we’ve hit the 16 week mark.  Babe is scheduled to arrive in early August.  We’re excited.

Now that I am getting my life back in order, you’ll be seeing more posts, more crafts, and more things coming out of the blog.  Thanks for bearing with me during this time.

Now who wants to see that bump?  I have a few pictures for you, as well as my first Maternity Stitch Fix outfit box.

Maternity: Stitch Fix box February 2017

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Do you want to see the rest of the outfits I received in this month’s box?  Here they are:

I love this Black and white heart print sleeveless top.  It has a cute fluttery detail at the hem. It is slightly longer in the front which will make it perfect for wearing for a full nine months.

Maternity: Stitch Fix box February 2017

Maternity: Stitch Fix box February 2017

Don’t you love the bright blue color of this blazer?  It’s a great spring color!  Unfortunately, this didn’t fit over my belly very well, so it’s going back, but it is a great piece.

Maternity: Stitch Fix box February 2017

I LOVE LOVE this top.  The colors are bright and the pattern is interesting. I like the stretch in the sides and built in extra. It will make a great addition to my wardrobe.

Maternity: Stitch Fix box February 2017

Alright, you are going to love this maxi dress.  It has a navy top portion and coral and navy floral skirt.  I like the lightweight feel, the soft fabric and how pretty the print is.  Isn’t the coral color beautiful?

Maternity: Stitch Fix box February 2017 Maternity: Stitch Fix box February 2017

It’s the perfect addition to my little bump.  I am loving these pieces and cannot wait for my next box. I’ll share it with you as soon as it comes in!

You can grab your own (non) maternity box here: Stitch Fix.

DIY Advent Calendar: Project Life

Hello & Happy November! It’s time to start decorating for Christmas and get working on those Christmas crafts. One of my favorite traditions and holiday crafts is the advent calendar. I love that it gives you a chance to slow down daily and reflect.

My idea of a traditional Advent Calendar has a scripture reading each day.  Last year I made an advent calendar with the Project Life Hello December Cards and it was a perfect fit. This year, I have adapted the style and cards and done the same.  I have created Printable card with the Scripture readings for you! The cards coordinate with this year’s Hello December Project Life cards from Stampin’ Up!.

Project Life Advent Calendar from StampinFool.com

While I haven’t uploaded the photos of the Advent Calendar yet (I will this week!) I wanted to give you a head start on the reading and scripture cards.  You can print them out to coordinate with your Hello December 2016 Project Life cards.

Here is a preview of the cards: Days 1 through 6.  Below, I have provided a few different options for download: Red & Emerald, all Red, all Emerald, and B&W.  The cards are sized to 3 x 4″: Print on thick card stock and trim on the dotted lines.

DIY Advent Calendar with Stampin' Up! Hello December Project Life cards from Stampin' Fool.com

Are you ready for the Free Printables? Here are the four options. All are the same size with the listed color variations.  As always feel free to print these and use them for personal use.  Please do not reproduce or make copies.  You amy link back to this post to share the copies.  Thank you!

Advent-Scripture_Printable: Red & Green

Advent-Scripture_Printable: Red

Advent-Scripture_Printable: Emerald

Advent-Scripture_printable B&W

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You can easily add these scripture cards into an album.  Here are a few photos of my Hello December album which I will be adding photos and scripture cards to reflect.

See how to put together a Project Life 2016 Hello December album from StampinFool.com See how to put together a Project Life 2016 Hello December album from StampinFool.com See how to put together a Project Life 2016 Hello December album from StampinFool.com See how to put together a Project Life 2016 Hello December album from StampinFool.comSee how to put together a Project Life 2016 Hello December album from StampinFool.com

Favorite Things Roundup

Favorite Things Roundup

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a chance to enjoy this time with the ones you love.  I know our family will be taking a much needed break from working and relax all weekend.

Black Friday is tomorrow, so I want to share a few of my favorite things so that you don’t miss out on any deals!  I like to shop Thanksgiving evening online (mainly Amazon because it ships straight to my door for free). Here are a few of my favorite things!

*Disclaimer: I love Amazon. So I use my love for blogging and Amazon together.  So when I share things, they go through my links.  I only share things that I truly love.  All of the things listed on this page I own personally.  I wouldn’t recommend things that I don’t trust.   *April Waltrip aka [StampinFool.com] is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.*

Happy Shopping!!

FOR YOU!

KitchenAid Stand Mixer:  This is the big boy && it is on super sale. Seriously, if you were even considering it, this is the best deal I have seen for the 5 Qt. It is less expensive than my 4.5 Qt. And I have it in Ice blue in case you were wondering!

I’m kind of obsessed with my Ice Blue Kitchenaid.  You can also see another fav, the salt and pepper and butter dish. They are listed below. img_4157

FOR THE FAMILY

Amazon Echo:  If you don’t have it you need it.  I am a total Amazon junkie (I love the Prime tv, but this is amazing).

Amazon Fire.  Two years ago we ditched cable. Crazy right? Well, we love it. We love that we can watch movies and shows on Amazon and Netflix, we have no cable bill, and we can stream PBS Newshour live every night on You Tube to our TV.   If you are considering ditching cable, do it.  Make sure you have a Prime account, otherwise you won’t have the thousands of free shows and movies and who wants to pay for movies if you don’t have to.  I will say that we love ordering the occasional New Release after the babe is in bed; one that is still in theaters.  We can watch it from home for under $20 and don’t have to get a sitter.

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FOR THE COOK!

Against All Grain. I love this cookbook.  I seriously love it.  With my son’s wheat allergy and me moving towards a Paleo eating style, this book is perfect.  It has amazing dinner recipes for all sorts of allergy friendlys and the most amazing truffle recipe ever.  Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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Pioneer Woman: Turquoise Jar Shakers and Butter Dish. SOLD. I ’em. I saw them hit the market via and email and knew I had to have them right away. The color is stunning and they are so cute.

FOR THE CRAFTER!

Project Life FUSE Tool. I love the Fuse tool for making Project Life pockets. I can enclose small bits and pieces like movie ticket stubs, my sons first lock of hair (weird, I know, at least I don’t keep teeth!), sequins, confetti, bits from my favorite birthday and Christmas cards,

I’m currently working on my December Project Life Album using the Hello December Stampin Up cards. Love the emerald and red colors together! ah. img_4164

FOR THE BOOKWORM/ BEST FRIEND!

For the Love. Are you a reader? Do you have a best girlfriend who needs a pick me up? This Jen Hatmaker book is for you. I read it the night it was released via kindle and immediately ordered a second copy on Amazon and shipped it to my best friend. It was perfect timing, and full of grace.

Modern Girl’s Guide to Life. I really enjoyed this book. It has great practical advice for young women coming into their own or starting their own household (married or not).

My Modern Girl’s Guide to Life book is stashed in my office right beside my Project Life cards. I guess I thought all things pink needed to be together. img_4162

Here are a few more of my Favorite Things!