Thursday, September 12, 2013

WITL 2013

Hello friends! How's it going? It's been CRAZY around here! From a vacation, a weekend full of driving, school starting along with PTA, cub scouts, and boy scouts.... Breathe!!

To top it all off, this is A Week in The Life via Ali Edwards!

Today is the fourth day. I have taken about 200 photos so far this week. I am not near as on it as I was in 2008, but I've lasted longer than two days, which is how long I lasted in 2010. lol

This year I downloaded Ali's free sheets. I've managed to fill them out pretty well so far. Well, the "by the hour" sheet, not the one that includes food, observations, overheard, gratitude, and favorite moment.  Those would be better, I think, as far as meaningful journaling, but I've not managed to get those written each day.  I've never used the sheets before. Usually I just open a file in Evernote and type when I think of it. 

I need some ideas to take around the house. The last time I completed a WITL, it was 2008, I lived in Alaska, and I have a small snowman in my pages. Now, not so much. I still have a lot of the same furniture, clothes, etc. I took pictures and did layouts of the kids' rooms a few months ago, so I don't need more pictures of those this soon. I've been way too busy to cook, so I don't need many food pictures.  Any help here? Anyone? :)

Here are a few that I've taken so far:

Are you doing WITL? How's it going?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cookies: Wedding

A dear friend's daughter is getting married this week. Although I have never met the daughter, I thought my friend, who is working her tail off preparing a fantastic wedding in  very short time, needed a pick-me-up.  So I made my first ever wedding cookies. I think they turned out okay. :)

 I posted a close-up of the following dress on Instagram and wrote something vague like "a close up of a craft I'm working on" because I couldn't bear not to share! 

Monday, July 22, 2013


We've had a couple of pretty awesome lightning storms come through town this week. I sat on my patio for an hour the other night taking photos, trying to get that elusive lightning shot.

I think I got it.

I ended up with 20 shots of lightning, three awesome ones like this, and deleted 249 photos of sky.  That's actually a better average than the last time I tried!

I haven't been scrapbooking much, but I made a batch of cookies that I'm looking forward to sharing here in a day or two. :)
Also, regarding cookies, the Nevada state government just passed a Cottage Food Law, and I'll be able to sell cookies locally, not online) if I register with the state. I'm considering it. :) If I do, I'll share a new Facebook page here soon.

Saturday, June 22, 2013


We're having a Super Moon right now- the closest the moon will get to the Earth this year. I took this picture from my back yard. I just love the details.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Layout: Brett in Spring

Last week I had about 30 layouts printed for my scrapbooks using my print credits at Persnickety Prints. When they arrived I was thrilled. Until I saw that Austin had like 8 layouts and Brett had only one. So I sat down and asked Brett a bunch of questions, and then wrote lots of random stuff about him right now.

All papers and elements: DARE to Come Out of Hiding by Angie Young at ScrapArtStudio
font: I can't remember but it looks like Big Caslon.

I think the funny line is that while I was typing up the journaling, Brett offered to pay me $10 to take the photo on the right off. lol Nope. ;)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Layouts: Monthly Roundups

I was at my friend Cilenia's house yesterday, explaining how I have been doing my monthly roundup layouts. I started them a while back after realizing that God forbid something happens to me, lots and lots of photos will be lost on my hard drive and my family will never see them. I showed you the start of my 2012 monthly layouts here. But while we were chatting, she handed me her iPad and I looked at my blog to show her the 2013 layouts- and realized they weren't on the blog yet. I guess now's a good time. :)


kit: When In Paris by Courtney's Digiscrappin'
templates: Fotoblendz Album Template 5E by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Arial Narrow, Jane Austin (month)

kit:?? yellow polkadot from SAS
templates: Fotoblendz by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Arial Narrow, Jane Austin (month)

kit: Past Reflections by Courtney's Digiscrappin'
templates: Fotoblendz Album Template 5D by Anna Aspnes
fonts: Arial Narrow, Jane Austin (month)

The best part? I used my print credits at Persnickety Prints last week and already have all these pages printed and waiting to go into albums!

The worst part? Cilenia let me play with her iPad and now I'm convinced I need one. ;)