Little Wren Riding Hood's 1st Birthday

On Saturday we celebrated Lauren's 1st birthday with our family and close friends. I just received pictures from Katie who took the most beautiful pictures.  I will post again to talk about the party and all the special touches that my family made, to make her birthday so memorable.  Thank you Katie for capturing the day because I didn't get a single photo myself!


My birthday and the days past...........

The past weekend has been a typical crazy one.   Last week was my 31st birthday.  We went to Ryan's parents house for dinner and watched everyone swim.  We had a big party for Ryan's brother who finished grad school this summer. All of his family was in and it was a great weekend spent with all of them and enjoying the amazing meals that they prepare! Lauren is nearing the 12 month mark.  She and I are battling Fall allergies right now so there is a lot of wiping runny noses and saying "God bless you", after her 100th sneeze of the day.  All in all, it was a fantastic crazy week! Posting seems like the last thing that is ever on my list and I hate that!  Once I pick my camera up from the shop this week, I hope that will persuade me to post more!

 Lauren swimming with her dad and grandpa
 Doing tricks in the water with grandpa


Giveaway Time!

Liz from My Memories contacted me and wanted to know if I would like to give away one of their digital scrap booking kits for free!  They are rated #1 by Amazon and Top Ten Reviews.  Truthfully,  I was a bit hesitant because I don't scrapbook, nor do I have the time.  I also always hated to cut up my pictures to paste them in the book! Well....I'm glad I tried it out.  It is super quick, no cutting necessary, and you aren't limited to the typical scrapbook pages that you are used to seeing. You can even do movies with this program in addition to photo books, cards, party favors labels, baby announcements, birthday party invites, and the list goes on and on. Hello!! It's an amazing tool to have! I have tons and tons of recipes that junk up my pantry shelf and this program will be able to showcase family recipes that have been passed down from each side.  I am going to upload them (super simple to convert to a jpeg doc.) and order a family recipe book for myself.  Wouldn't that be an amazing Christmas idea?     

Here is a sample of a page from the book that I made of Wren from all of the "month" pictures I have taken.  I have one more to take, month 12, tear.....and then I will send it off to be printed. It seriously took less than an hour to do 11 months. 

Here is the recipe page I made with an actually family recipe card. Isn't that neat?
So here is the deal Lucille ...I am giving this digital scrapbooking software away to one lucky reader!  Here are the ways to enter: 3 entries per person limit
The drawing will close on September 6th at 9 pm. 

1. Go to My Memories and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then come back here and leave me a comment telling which one you love!
2.  Like MyMemories Suite on Facebook  for another entry! Leave me a comment letting me know you "Liked" them.
3.  Become a follower on Martha Stewart Reject for another entry! If you are already a follower, just let me know that you are!

The second way you can get this software is by purchasing it using the exclusive coupon code for my followers!  Use the code STMMMS75495 to get a $10 discount off your purchase of My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for you to use in the MyMemories.com store!!  This coupon code doesn't expire so even if you don't win, come and use it and then share it with your friends and family!!