Friday, June 12, 2009

A Cracked Rear View

You probably don't want to pull up next to me in traffic with the windows down. I'm sort of a musical schizophrenic. I like a lot of different kinds music. All that matters to me is that the hook is catchy. I love country, alternative, soul, jazz, pop, and rap. Especially Nelly. Hey it must be the money?! 
Lately, I'm loving (sorry Hootie, I'm going to slaughter it) Darius Rucker. Is he all that's left of Hootie? Am I being too personal if I ask what happened to the Blowfish? (I'm so curious!) Anyway, this layout was born from a song I heard on the radio that I couldn't get out of my head. It turned into a sort of mantra for me, something to get me through the tough moments. Something that ended up revealing such a different perspective to me than I had originally anticipated.
For Long Layout
Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Patterned paper: Ribbon Sandwich and Apron Strings; Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Ready, Set Chipboard; plus Bazzill Kraft cardstock, K&Company Que Sera Gems, Red paperclip Staples, Basic grey chocolate alphas and 2peas stitching.
This is the longest title I have ever used on a page, and subsequently, that makes this the messiest page I have ever done because the title is so huge! 
The song just kills me when I hear it. So much of what we wish away, the messes, the clingy-ness and the tantrums, Is the childhood with our kids. It's so hard, I don't want to change diapers forever so I do want him to grow up. But at the same time, the things that aggravate me about this age are also the things that make it magical. And special. And perfect.
Consequently, I'm holding on way too tightly to these baby clothes because of the memories there. Even the yellow stained onsies. Maybe I just need more time? I don't know. Happy Friday to you! Until tomorrow.

13 comments:

Missy said...

Love your layout! It is so pretty!

janel said...

No problem....I am still holding on! Enjoy every second!

Houston said...

Sorry you are going to get two comments outta me today, I only got to read the first two paragraphs before I have to run out the door and help a friend but I'm wondering what happened to the Blowfish too... but man I dig Darious and his sound!

Karen said...

LOVE the layout...and i love lots of different music just like you! Love Party People by Nelly and Fergie! Gets me pumped up!

kristina proffitt said...

Beautiful layout, Danielle! LOVE that song! :) Happy Friday, sweet friend!

Pamela said...

Love love love this layout!!!

delightfuldwelling said...

Beautiful layout and wonderful photos. The title is great too.

TraceyT said...

LOVE, LOVE it!

meganklauer said...

Awesome layout! Love how you did the title!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

i love what you said here. i was thinking last night about all the toys i had to step on and trip over when i came home, and then this morning about all the messes the sunlight revealed...i was so irritated. but what about when it's all gone? they'll be all grown up. :(

karen m. (akaliz) said...

well, except the messes from my hubby. had to add that.

Lisa T. Howard said...

Total love the message of this layout. My babies are no longer babies. They are home now, but it is temporary. *sigh* Keep holding on to everything you can...it really does go by way too fast.

P.S. I'm missing "The Blowfish" too!

Houston said...

Second comment time ;) I love that song for all the same reasons! I kept one box of my favorite baby clothes, that way I can relive those precious days (they seem even more precious the further away I get from them) whenever I want! I love the layout btw, but I am all about really long titles!