Today I was invited (by a dear friend and kindred soul) to take a little shopping trip to Archivers. I had two goals, pick up some items to round out my supplies for my December Daily/Journal Your Christmas Album, and pick up a few goodies from the newest fall lines. Mission accomplished! I picked up the missing pieces of the new Fifth & Frolic line, finished off my holiday themed wish list and even found some of the new Today's Story line by Echo Park.
I'd say it was a good day!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Yep... Out with the adorable green cell phone (that wasn't even able to get the internet) and onto bigger and better things! I've been stealing other people's iPhones for awhile now (just to post to instagram) and finally decided to treat myself to one of my own! I'm already enamored with it and can't wait to make good use of it on road trips during the holidays. It seems like such a little thing, but believe me, i am a giddy little schoolgirl right now!
Monday, October 22, 2012
In the last post I mentioned a little class I took in September called Learn Something New Every Day. This is my second year taking this class by Shimelle, but I have to admit, I didn't get very far into it last year. Last fall was so crazy that try as I might, I haven't even been able to locate last year's pages!
This year I chose to use an Amy Tangerine Daybook to record all the interesting things I learned in September. When I first decided to use the daybook, I was afraid that some of the pages would be hard to use either because of their size or pattern. You know what? The Daybook was perfect! I love my little LSNED Journal!
So as not to overwhelm you too much, I'm going to share the first half of the album today.
So, what do you think?
Personally, I LOVE it!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Hello fabulous bloggy friends!
(I've missed you!)
I know it has been quite a while since I've checked in.
The combination of back to school craziness and the fact that it's fall, often leads to a bit of radio silence around this little old blog of mine this time of year.
Today I'm doing something I've been meaning to do for quite a while. After browsing/stalking (whatever...) Julia's blog for quite a while, I'm finally jumping in and linking up for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.
So, what's on my workdesk?
Well...my workdesk is actually a cute little nook in the corner of my basement. It's a grand design of jetmax cubes and Ikea bookshelves. Well organized, pretty to look at.....and facing the wall. What?
(Remind me to show you sometime, it really is cute!)
So...facing the wall (although a cute wall, complete with refurbished window to post my inspiration piecies on) is not really ideal for me. I love my little space, but I feel like I need to be part of the action. Next to the hubby and the kitties, facing the TV.
(Is that bad? Don't we all need a little background noise?)
Hence the borrowed table....in the middle of the room....piled with the latest and greatest in scrappy products....smack dab in the middle of my family room.
(Not really guest friendly...but it makes me happy.)
Please notice the first season of Fringe and the Diet Vernors off to the left hand side. Front and center is my journal from Janel's newest class Sparkle with Love.
Just to the right of the journal is my Amy Tangerine Daybook that holds my daily lessons from September and Shimelle's Learn Something New Everyday Class.
I spy with my little eye...some new studio calico and Amy Tangerine goodness!
I'll post photos of my journal from Janel's class real soon.
Thanks for stopping by to see what's on my workdesk!
Have a beautiful week!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
About a month ago I found this Photo Scavenger Hunt Challenge on the blog of the lovely Rinda. I thought it would be the perfect excuse to get off the beaten path and explore during our road trips.
Honestly, Rex and I have had a blast looking for the Scavenger Hunt items. Who knew one could get so excited about a train!
Here are the items we've found so far:
1. A pier
This is just one of the many piers we've found in our quest to spend the summer camping and visiting new lighthouses. This particular photo was taken as we attempted to escape scary weather (terrible rain/hail) at our campsite.
3. A border
This fence border was found at the world's largest weathervane.
4. A roadside stand selling something
This is our favorite roadside stand, located just down the road. We stop here a couple times a week for sweet corn, zuchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes and beautiful sunflowers.
5. A train
This was an unexpected one. While driving through a random little town (on our lighthouse tour) we found this train just waiting for a photo op.
7. A person playing a musical instrument
One of the exciting things we've done (this summer) is reconnect with one of our favorite musicians. Tommy had a regular gig in E.L when we were in college and when Rex and I first began dating we made it a point to see Tommy every Sunday. Sunday nights were our time together. We spent it talking, singing, laughing, and just getting to know one another. It seems we owe a lot to Tommy.
It's hard to believe that this was the first time we had seen him in 15 years!
9. A fountain
It seems like we've seen fountains everywhere this summer. This particular fountain was found during a Fine Art Fair this past weekend.
10. A horse
This one's kind of funny. I live in a village known for its horses. Yet for some reason, the only photo I have of a horse was taken four hours away during our lighthouse road trip last week.
11. A shadow
More from our lighthouse excursion.
12. A maze, labyrinth, or trail
This trail (although rather overgrown) is from our nightly walks. We usually head through the woods to make a three mile loop, enjoying the sunset as we go.
13. A library
We've spent a lot of time at our local libraries this summer. On this particular occasion we sat down to play a few games of chess before closing time.
16. A bride
I have such a great husband! Just after climbing this lighthouse, Rex stopped for a photo op and then yelled, "Bride!" knowing it was on our list.
Here's a closer look.
(Can't you see the photographers trying to figure out how to get the wedding party organized
from the distance it's going to take to get the lighthouse in the shot?)
17. A church, chapel, cathedral, mosque or temple
Random church on our way to the Lavender Festival
18. A movie poster
Thanks to my sister and nephew I've actually seen TWO movies this summer!
Let's see...that's thirteen items down, eight more to go!
Wish me luck!
P.S. For more great photos, check out the Link Up Party.