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My Purple Pocket Malden

With Christmas just around the corner, I've been scrambling trying to finish up last minute holiday crafts, cards, & wrapping gifts. Sadly, we've decided not to have a Christmas tree this year for fear of my youngest child just tearing it apart. I have put up other decorations so there is some Christmas spirit in the house. Plus, the fact that it seemed like the year went by so fast, soon enough I will just be putting away decorations. My hands are full enough, so I'd rather not stress about decorations and such. What's more important are the people you spend Christmas with. With the recent losses in Newton, Connecticut, it had really made me embrace my children a little tighter, and has made me feel blessed to continue to have two beautiful, healthy children at my side, and a wonderful husband who continues to loves me for who I am. My heartfelt condolences to anyone who has lost someone dear to them this year.

On a lighter note, I've been meaning to blog abou…

Filofax Adventures Part.3

Here we travel to Newport Beach, CA to visit Newport Stationers and Francis Orr in Corona Del Mar, CA. Again, I found these store from the Filofax USA website.
First stop was to Newport Stationers. For having a "Gold" account with Filofax, I had high expectations. It is located next to a Gelson's Market. As I walked in, I saw the Filofax stand to my left, and sad to say, looked pretty sad. The stand looked like it hadn't been touched in ages. Stocked with very few Filofaxes, mainly classics in black. No real variety. I did have a small encounter with a lady who rushed in trying to find inserts for her what looked like Louis Vuitton (LV) Organizer. I gladly pointed her in the right direction. And noticed her grab some Filofax inserts. I ended up leaving feeling like I've come so far again to find not much. So, on we went to the next store.
Thus we arrived at Francis Orr. It was a difficult store to find. The parking lot was in the back, and there was an event going …

2012 - Wedding/Anniversay Card #1

Here is the wedding card I made for my cousin's wedding. Their theme was Black, Red/Maroon, & Gold. 


Items used:  The Red/Maroon paper is from DCWV - The Gilded Orchard Stack The Black paper is from DCWV - The Mariposa Matstack The Gold paper is from DCWV - The Christmas & Winter Cardstock Stack Prima flowersGold brads C.C Designs Sugarplums stamp - Bride EmmaAmyR Sentiment stamp - Love-lyCopic Markers Stickles - Frosted Lace for the dress and veilWe R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper for the SentimentsSpellbinders Labels Four die



Hawaii Vacation Part.1

Hi everyone! I'm sorry it has been a while since my last blog post. Some of you know I went on vacation to Hawaii for a week for my cousin's wedding. I had a wonderful time staying with family, and relaxing on the beach, but I am glad to be back home. If you don't follow me on Twitter or Instagram here are a few photos from my trip. I will have new blog posts coming soon! So be on the look out...



 Our first stop from the airport was Liliha Bakery - Famous for their Coco Puffs (as seen on the right) 
The day consisted of getting settled in and un-packing. Meeting with family we haven't seen in a while. 
For dinner, we went to the popular Genki Sushi Restaurant
 and finished off going to Foodland (Supermarket) to see how the price of Poke went up from $8 - $14 in four years. 

If you don't know what Poke is, it is a Hawaiian salad-type crusine, which typically consists of cubed raw  Ľahi (tuna)
marinated with salt, soy sauce, seaweed, and chilli pepper.

The next day we went …