Sunday, July 29, 2012

One Minute Writer -- Washing Dishes

This morning's check of my favorite blogs led me to One Minute Writer (thanks, Jill Sprott). I've been lamenting about my hesitance to journal my layouts so I thought I'd give today's prompt a go in the name of practice.

 The Prompt:
 "What task do you prefer to do yourself instead of letting someone else do it for you?
My Response:

I prefer to wash my own dishes. Few others have my level of cleanliness (hand wash first) or know just how to stack the dishwasher. There are rules for dish washing – water temperature, inside and out  technique for tall glasses, utensil wiping -- that must be recognized.
The exercise was fun. I did go back and do a tiny bit of editing and spell-check; but my thoughts flowed easily. I'm going to make a habit of this and include it here and in my Project Life Albums.

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I Scrapped! -- Our 3rd Anniversary Mini

My guy is visiting his family farm in Michigan and I surprised him with a care package.  The box included Starbucks instant coffee, Craisins, peanut M&Ms, a book that he wanted to read and a mini album I made to commemorate our 3rd Anniversary. He received it yesterday and really, really like it!

It was quick and simple.The album is for CD's. I found it on clearance at Walmart for $1. I sorted through some of his favorite photos, cut up a Bingo page from Simple Stories, raided my alpha sticker stash and called it good. (Most of the journaling is hidden on the back of the Simple Stories Bingo Cards).

Stay crafty!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Scrapbook Room Re - Org - Final Stages

My scrapbook room re-org is about 90% complete. It's starting to look like the room imagined when I purchased the house two years ago.

The photo above is my wall of Expedit shelving and my computer desk station. I hope to have everything in placee by Monday....Talk about a labor of love.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Because You Never Forget Your First Time...

 Studio Calico - July Kit!

So, I'm finally a member of a scrapbook kit club again!  It's been a long time since those Club Scrap days in the nineties (good times...) I didn't take photos of everything. I was just too excited. My favorite is the October Afternoon paper with the typists. My local Archiver's didn't get this in and I've been in a frenzy to get my hands on a few (10 or so) pieces.

Yesterday was a good day to be Fawn. They are rare and it was greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Checking In...

My summer isn't going at all the way I'd planned. Fortunately, it's not over yet so I still have time to make it a success.

Today is July 4th and I'm declaring my independence from negative thoughts, mean people, and bad food choices.

I'm embracing creativity, healthy living and clear thinking.

By the end of August, I will be living the life I've always dreamed for myself. That means I have to start today. 

My boyfriend has offered to buy me a mini tablet for our 3rd anniversary. At first, it was a choice between the Nook Tablet and the Kindle Fire. I already own a Nook Color (last year's gift) so I was leaning toward the Kindle Fire for variety....

And then this beauty came to my attention: The Google Nexus
Cute, sleek and newer than new! I'm thinking she may be the one. It is supposed to hit the market this month and I intend to be one of the first in line. I'm pushing myself to be more technologically adept so I have to stay mobile in order to keep up.

In other news:
My scrapbook studio reorganization is almost complete. If I really apply myself, I can be finished by tomorrow.  I will be finished by tomorrow and promise to post some photos. (It's all about goal-setting.)

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!