Happy Thoughts

Today I will be thinking about Jovie a lot. Tonight will be our last 3-yr-old hugs, kisses, talks, giggles, laughs and cuddles. Tomorrow, she’ll be a sweet little 4-yrs-old. She can’t wait and today she said (in her oh so sweet voice): It’s ok, mommy, I have to grow up sometimes. But I’ll always be your baby girl! Ahhhhh… she’s even speaking like a big girl! Since I was feeling a bit nostalgic and melancholic, I made a card using WPlus9’s new goodies (coming out June 5th) that’s soft and sweet. Hope you like and before you go, do visit

Baby Girl’s Card

Happy Sunday!! It’s BEAUTIFUL in England today and the perfect day to celebrate an early birthday! It’ll be Jovie’s birthday in a couple of days and due to our super busy schedule, we decided to do something special today. Can you believe she’ll be four on Tuesday?!?!?! Where did the time go?!?! So later today, after some more outside play, hubby’s going to make a cake and we’ll fire up the grill for a family BBQ. YAY! Last night (I know, last minute, but we just got back from holiday) I made her a sweet little card with all her

Wplus9: Day 1

Hi!!! Hope you all are having a great weekend!! We JUST got back from a lovely holiday at the coast and I can’t wait to share some of our photos with you!! In the mean time, WPlus9 is releasing MORE fabulous stamps, dies and ink and here’s one sneak peek for you to enjoy from me… Love? I do!!! There are some really fun stamps from this release so keep watching this space and the DT’s blogs for more! Cristina Kowalczyk Elise Durenberger Jean Martin Jinny Newlin Kerrianne Gwin¬†– will be joining us later this month Lea Lawson Sarah Martina

Gift Box + Card

Hey! Don’t fall off your seats but I am still here!! I have been so busy the last few weeks. I had family over for two weeks and I spent a couple of weeks before their arrival getting rid of stuff to make room for an extra bed. I’ve also been busy with my new (finally) business. If you’re interested you can check it out: Savitri Wilder Photography. I’ve been on and off about starting, mostly off due to children duties, but now that Jovie’s in preschool 3x a week and in September going full time, I have no more

Nando’s and Charcoal

Last week I decided to try Nando’s. It’s a chain BBQ chicken restaurant that a lot of people, US military people that is, seem to really like. It was good. BUT, it wasn’t something magnificent. I mean basically, if you all know how to light a BBQ, throw a few lightly marinated chicken pieces on top of it, attempt to not burn them and later lather the well BBQ’d chicken with the Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce, you’ll get more less the same thing. So taste wise, it was an 8. If I were stuck at a train station and the options

Cards Magazine Blog Challenge

Hello folks! Hope your day is better than mine. I’ve had a stiff neck and upper right shoulder since Monday and I am not a very happy camper (it’s just a bit of an inconvenience since I have a lot to do which requires my right arm). BUT, as long as I don’t do sudden moves or reach up high or down low, I can still create {::SMILES}. This month WPlus9 is sponsoring Card’s Magazine blog challenge and based on the lovely sketch by Dawn, I came up with the above card. Do join us because there is a set