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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Love despite; not because


“You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults.”
~William Faulkner

  • That is why, despite feeling like a broken record, repeating - "dirty clothes in the hamper, not on the floor" - "stop leaving your socks all over the house or I'll throw them away and one day you will have no socks left" - "how hard is it to put your cereal bowl inside the sink? I don't even expect you to wash it!" - "put away your clean, folded clothes nicely. if I want to just chuck and crumple them inside the wardrobe, I could have done it myself, from where i stand, i don't even have to go into your room."
  • You get the idea?
  • Yes. Despite all that, I still love them like crazy.
  • And oh! one more - "why would you put empty containers inside the fridge? you expect them to walk out to the rubbish bin themselves? or for the water bottle to refill itself? geeez!"
  • Haha!! Tell me I'm not alone! Tell me i'm not insane for laughing when sometime I wanna cry. LOL.
chictags


  • My first layout for Chic Tags - and I'm already in love. So in love with the tags. High quality and not flimsy at all, they're just so awesome to work with.


  • Look at that 'forever' button. Yum! I'm gonna need more than one pack of the Valentine Flair Buttons. I promise you will see them wayyyyyy after Valentine is over. LOL. Very useable and versatile.

  • That yellow ampersand is from the Silhouette store - I bought it recently and I can't stop cutting out ampersands! Help! :)
  • If you're following me on Instagram - you'll know that I've been working on my Project Life. A post coming soon, I promise!
  • And if you're following me on Instagram - you also know I ingested about five million calories yesterday. *sigh*
hazelnut cappuccino mudpie

38 comments :

Caroline said...

Loving that layout girl and OMG i need that cake :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOL!!!! I can TOTALLY relate!! :):):) I loveeeeeeeeee your lo!! LOVING those photos and love love love love the stitching! You are a ROCK star! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

You are SO not alone!! :) But I have learned that this extends beyond my immediate family. With so many extended family issues, I am learning to love despite :)

Great layout, too :)

WillieburgScrapper said...

1am and I'm laughing- thank you.

ClaireTet said...

Those photos of you and your family are gorgeous! That cake is cruel when I have started Weightwatchers this week. You are so not alone with the saying the same things over again. I keep threatening to record myself!

Jacelyn said...

What a perfect sentiment. I just love this layout and all of the fantastic colors and thoughtful little details. You knocked this one out of the park!

NinaSt said...

Love your layout! The stitching and color combo is great! Can you please send me a cake like this to Germany? It looks so delicious.

Amanda Toyer said...

i say everyone of those things to my kids and my hubby too! Love the layout all that yummy stitching!

Margrethe said...

Love that layout, Sasha! Bright, funky colors get me everytime! :D

Rosa said...

Sasha!, รจ stupenda la tua layout!!
Scusa la domanda ma sei di origine italiana?
Xoxo Rosy!

creating memories.. said...

love love love your layout!

Melonie said...

Amazing LO!! I love so much about it but mostly I love how HAPPY you look in that picture:) Oh and those Valentine Flair buttons...I'm off to make them mine:)

Helen Tilbury said...

I am in Heaven with a capital H whenever I visit your blog. I hope you teach scrapbooking - you need to share this awesome talent - and cooking too - time to start compiling a recipe book together with those awesome photographs...

Kelly in Canada said...

love your layout and grid pattern you made.

Ellie Augustin said...

Ha... I giggled so loud oh yes for me w/my boys its: " how hard is to put the seat down". "Did you put all your books back in the backpack." & one that even THEY repeat w/me lol : "M is for Mama no Maid" Now your for your layout WOWERS kicking some serious bum! I love all the elements and fun & hmm that cake.. can we talk about DRRROOOLL :)

Daniela Dobson said...

You are too cute!! Sounds like me on most days. I have two boys. One is only 4 and I am teaching him how to do things my way. Lol. Your layout is beautiful. I saw it the other day on the Chic Tags blog and my jaw dropped. That ampersand is awesome and I might have to get it.

5littlechickens said...

That layout is just WOW!!! the colors, the design, perfection!! I just bought that shape, I love what you did w/ it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

JenniferSanborn said...

Fun layout!!! Awesome cake!! :)

Jennifer Armentrout said...

Not alone at all. Gorgeous layout!

Rebecca said...

What a fabulous page. And yes, sometimes laughing is all you can do when you feel like crying! If you're insane, well, then I am too! Love you, love you, love you, girl!!!

That cake looks amazing! Yummy!!!

Carla said...

beautiful page girl..as always!! I say the exact same thing to my kids. I'm always rushing in the morning and after i take them to school, I feel bad because our short time together was full of getting ticked at them, lol!

Diana said...

Beautiful page. I love the stitched boxes going diagonal across the page.
Sometimes I think I should just record myself saying certain things then I don't have to bother saying them I can just press play. lol

Diana Waite said...

Totally laughing on the beginning of your post because YES, I say the same things! I've finally told them if they don't pick up their socks then they can wear them dirty! It's helped "a little" :)--love this page--FANTASTIC as always! yes, I do follow you and enjoy visually the food you eat! lol!

Kelly said...

You are definitely not alone Sasha. Those words come out of my mouth daily!!
Gorgeous page. And that cake looks so naughty...but so, so good!

claudia shadler said...

lovely page, such bright colors! welcome to the CP club :) I'm beyond excited to be part of the time, can't wait to "know ya" !

hugs,
C :)

Laurie! said...

I love this layout! And that cake. :)

Jennie M said...

sasha. SERIOUSLY gorgeous. I love this page. :)

shire said...

yummy :)
your layout is soooo beautiful!!
Inga

pinkalishious said...

Do you live in my house? im always asking them to pick up clothes & put stuff away NICLY! lol
I love your page too, so bright & colourful, always cheer's me up looking at your page's x x

Coochies & All said...

I thought I was the only one who has empty containers inside the fridge! haha. I'm so glad I have you as my friend sasha. :))
elaine t

Jess said...
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Jess said...

You are not alone!!! :-D

Love your layout...love it!

Denise said...

of course you aren't alone. same voices in my house to.

Kim said...

You are obviously not alone on this calling..hahaha! Keeping up a household is as hard as keeping your mind sometimes...hang in there!

Love your new layouts...I LOVE the bright and bold turquoise and yellow in this one!

Wish i could have shared that dessert with you, it would have taken you down to 500 cals instead...heehee

x0x0

Sara said...

That LO is GORGEOUS all around!! And I can totally relate to what you go through with your family...it must be a mother thing. Now I am off to the Silhouette store, cause like I **need** that ampersand! ;)

Pretty Paper Studio said...

hi Sasha

I had sent you an email.. not sure whether you received it or not. So thought of bugging you via blogger ;)

Neelu

Kimberly said...

So CREATIVE! LOVE ALL that you do...and want to make everything you make...so delicious too! xx
Love ya!
K

Maria said...

Awesome layout, love the sewed squares!! :)