It can be so easy to overcomplicate things. Sometimes we tell ourselves that we need to do more. We need to be more. We should add more. I find when I start using the word "should" that is a good time to double-check myself. Is the "should" really a have to? Or is it something I have created as a complication?
I've put together the structure of this layout about a week ago using my Power Scrapping method. I tried several different kits with it. I tried to add cute little embellishments. I always knew that I would need to keep it clean looking to have room for the journaling, but I kept searching for the perfect finishing touch. Finally, I decided to do the journaling and then see what it needed.
I decided it didn't need anything else at all.
And the journaling was pretty much already done for me because of this blog entry I wrote back in August.
What is it about little things that make them so cute? When Riley saw a book on Tiny Treats in the bookstore she really wanted it. I told her she would need to save her money. Imagine her surprise when her Aunt Amanda bought the book for her for no reason at all while we were on vacation with her in St. George. Mandy had no idea she had previously asked for the book, she just knew it was the perfect book for Riley! We had so much fun making little treats and taking pictures of them. The itty bitty watermelons are actually limes scooped out and filled with cherry jello and mini chocolate chips. The “ice cream cone” is actually a bugle snack with 2 little scoops of flavored cream cheese and the "waffles" with syrup are actually sugar wafer cookies. I think we outdid ourselves on the cuteness scale when we decorated cheerios and made it look like a teddy bear was having doughnuts on a lace covered table! When we showed Dad, he thought it was great fun to tease Riley about eating the tiny doughnuts. There were a lot of giggles back and forth and finally she let him eat them. Of course I caught the whole thing with my camera!
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