December 31, 2012
December 30, 2012
December 28, 2012
December 17, 2012
Way back in 2009...I scrapbooked.
I know, I know that was years ago but soon after that we bought a house and everything went into boxes. Recently, I opened one of these boxes and was surprised at what I found. I thought the box would be filled with scrapbook paper and finished scrapbook layouts. I was wrong. I found tons of pages in various stages of completion and lots of supplies too. I also found the following pages. These were the last pages I scrapped right before the move.
I have 3-years worth of photo-a-day projects. The first year was 365 Days (a self-portrait a day for a year), then I did two years of Project 365 (taking a photo a day for a year). Since Project 365 is a photography project I never really planned on scrapbooking them, but I knew I wanted to do something with all the photos I took. I just didn't know what that something would be. I love the look of photo books but didn't really think I could afford one and to be honest I am a bit intimidated when it comes to making one.
For these pages I wanted to concentrate on showcasing the photos so there is very little journaling (I pretty much just copied what I wrote on Flickr) and the pages are very simple.
Thanks for looking.
December 4, 2012
I am 39 rows into my next ripple with only 21 days left until Christmas Eve. I have no idea how many rows I have left to go but I hope to finish crocheting this blanket in time to give it to Nephew 2.0 for Christmas.
I have actually been working on it a little bit here and there since the end of September, but I really haven't gotten very far. A fact that really shouldn't surprise me since apparently, I was in the same exact predicament last year.
I had all kinds of ideas of what colors to use but decided in the end to go with his favorite colors of blue and black and decided to use Red Heart With Love acrylic yarn. I had the hardest time trying to decide which yarn to use but thanks to SIX 50% off coupons the decision to use this yarn was made for me. You just can't beat paying $2.50 for a 370 yard skein. I have not used Red Heart in a very long time and the Red Heart With Love is a lot softer than the regular Red Heart. So far it hasn't been too bad to work with and hopefully it will be just like the regular Red Heart in that it will be indestructible and last forever, which is perfect for a teenage boy.
November 27, 2012
November 20, 2012
|purr purr purr|
November 13, 2012
November 11, 2012
November 8, 2012
|My Instagram webpage|
November 2, 2012
October 30, 2012
It's too real to be shown to someone I don't know
And it's driving me wild
It makes me act like a child
October 17, 2012
October 15, 2012
October 11, 2012
The Project Life bandwagon.
October 6, 2012
October 3, 2012
September 28, 2012
|Is this goodbye?|
|Currently... the husband and me.|
September 27, 2012
September 25, 2012
Last month, I won a giveaway on A Spoonful of Sugar for a Homewares Package from Mosey. This past week I received my prize.
Let me just say....very nice. Very nice indeed.
The Sands Made Stix for Cooks and Triangular trivet are made from the smoothest wood I have ever felt. And I love the printed tea towel, it's nice and simple. In fact the entire package is nice and simple. I love that. Plus, it's all handmade and who doesn't love handmade?
September 21, 2012
September 18, 2012
It has been quite awhile since I have written an All About Me post. I find them kind of hard to write and it takes me forever to complete them, but in the end I love looking back and reading them.
So here we go......
When you're feeling down, what do you do to pick yourself up?
Well there's ice cream. Lots and lots of ice cream. Oh, and music.
If you had to live in a different time period which would you prefer?
There are so many different time periods that I love and too pick just one would be too hard. However, I can tell you that ever since I could read, I have been interested in the days of the Pioneer. Let's just say I had a yellow sun bonnet and I wore it often.
What is the most creative Halloween costume you've ever worn?
I don't think I have one. I only ever dressed up for Halloween as a child. The only costume I can even think of right now would be from when I was 8 years old when I dressed up as a girl from the 1950's and I only remember that because I have a picture to remind me. It was supposed to be all poodle skirts and pony tails but I guess I REALLY wanted to wear that makeup. So the end result was a bit scary.
|Poodle skirts & pony tails....and Star Wars.|
Five weird things about you we wouldn't know without being told?
- I like to eat cherry Jello in a bowl of milk. My brother and I made it up. It's good. Try it.
- When I buy something new I usually don't use it for awhile because then it wouldn't be new anymore.
- I took piano lessons for 13 years (age 5 to 18) and I don't like to play in front of people.
- I have never had wisdom teeth. They just weren't there.
- I have to put lotion on my feet before putting on socks (and shoes) and also before going to bed.
What would you tell your 16-year-old self?
"Pay attention. You will want to remember this".
|That's me on the left!|
September 14, 2012
Do you watch the X Factor?
I don’t watch it (or any reality T.V. for that matter), but the other night a lot of posts about the show started popping up on my Facebook. Someone I used to work with auditioned for the show and did a fabulous job. And when I say fabulous, I mean Fabulous!
I first heard him sing many years ago when he did a awesome performance at the holiday work party. There was no denying he was going to be going places.
So, it looks like I may be watching this show. I guess I better find out when it is on. I have no idea what the show is about, is it just singing?
I am interested to see how he does. I really do hope he does well. How excited he must be.
Jason Brock, 34. Auditions #2 ~ The X Factor USA... by HumanSlinky
September 11, 2012
Garter stitch is so squishy and it's just perfect for a baby blanket. I absolutely love it!
To me, it feels like this project is working up quickly. So far, I have used 2 different colors and this past weekend, I added a 3rd (I plan on using 5 colors in all). It feels like it is going so fast but I seem to be completing one section of color per month. I really do hope this blanket doesn't take me 5 months to complete or else the baby may not be a baby any more.
Even though I am smack-dab in the middle of this project (and many others), I find myself trying to decide when I should start my next crochet project. Christmas will soon be here and I need to make a blanket for someone special.
Are you making gifts for the holidays this year?
September 4, 2012
There are actually a few more neglected projects in my closet, but these are the top three. The three most likely to be finished within the next decade. There are a couple of UN-neglected projects that I need to finish before I can even think to work on these again.
How many neglected projects do you have in your closet?
August 31, 2012
How it works: you simply share one photo (or more!) each day on your blog – Monday to Friday, or every day. Or whenever you feel moved to share. Using any camera – DSLR, compact, Polaroid, Holga, iPhone (my choice), Instax, film or digital – with or without words – anything goes! – for the whole of August. No pressure – just looking at August through your camera lens as a way to be more present this summer. And to have a little break from the pressures and expectations of regular blogging. ~ Susannah Conway
My August Break is over.
I enjoyed taking quick snapshots this past month and editing them in Instagram. It was quick and easy and so very different than all those other daily photo challenges that I have done (year 1, year 2 & year 3). And now, after doing this project, I am so tempted to get an iPhone.
By the way....how can it be September already?