It is about 9 on a Saturday morning and I am about to get started on a full day of crafting. I just need some caffeine. A little sunlight. And lots of glue, paper, glittery bits and memories. Scrapbooking, art journaling and photography along with a little mixed media all rolled into one happy morning.… Read More O Crafty Day!
I am excited to announce that I hit one of my major 2015 goals: be a blog contributor. Ok, so this was really a goal for 2014, but I can rewrite it into my 2015 list. Especially since I hit the goal so early in 2015. My blog post “Here’s Why My Christmas Tree is… Read More Co-Conspirator, Guest Contributor… Keep Your Circle Positive
My trusty carry-on bag is not so trusty anymore. Somewhere between Greenville, SC and Orlando, FL in November, my bag’s right wheel sustained significant damage–and I didn’t realize the extent until today, somewhere in the Charlotte airport around the C terminal. The wheel I thought was just a bit wonky was actually broken. I discovered… Read More Farewell, old friend
I first realized I had an organization issue last week when I couldn’t find the oatmeal and it was right at my feet. It needs to be at eye level since it is healthier for me than the cookies. So I started looking at Pinterest one evening, and at 1 a.m. I realized I needed… Read More Day 1 Christmas Break: Clean up the pantry
Note: As I sat on the back porch swing this morning, sipping my coffee – lovingly prepared and served by my hubby with a little whipped cream on top like he knows I like it – I started counting my blessings. And couldn’t stop. We really are blessed by all that God has provided for… Read More Happy Fourth of July Weekend & Peach Delight!
Monday night the temperature is supposed to plunge to 8 degrees with a 60 percent chance of snow. I bought a fleece lined jacket and a pair of sweatpants. Both were my first real pair of fleece that I bought with the intention of wearing out of the house. This Upstate winter is breaking in… Read More Foggy Sunday
I tried a new recipe for an orange-glazed cookie. It is not the same as the orange-carrot cookies mom and I used to make, but it is just as good. The best part of making this cookie is the smell in your kitchen from zesting and squeezing the juice of two oranges. (I used navels.)… Read More Orange-glazed cookies from Stephanie’s Kitchen (in my kitchen)
This tree is at a rest stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway not too far from Asheville. I want to go back one day and see if the lichen completely covered the tree.
I want to make a mess! A big one. I want to leave bits of sticky paper around on the floor and cut up a bazillion confetti hearts all while waiting for spray paint to dry. Can you smell the fumes? I can. I am itchy to get my crafty on! Here’s a photo from… Read More Let’s Get Messy!
I am playing around again with colors and masks. I discovered a neat feature on Picnik.com and wow, what a difference that made with these photos. I’m thinking Christmas cards? I know mom will want the peacocks as 5×7 or 8x10s for her living room: peacock-themed and colors.