Tuesday, November 29, 2011


...and probably thinking too much.

Do you ever think about people from your past,
people you thought would be in your life forever,
but now aren't? 
Friendships you thought would last forever,
but didn't ?
Thanks for stopping in my little corner
Think-Too-Much-Late-at-Night !

Monday, November 28, 2011

I Miss you...I'm Here...and etsy Shops SALES!

Ack! I don't like it that I haven't been able to be around as much this past week! I miss you! Parent-teacher conferences went well, but with the holiday (Thanksgiving was filled with gratitude) and 4 days of migraines, I didn't get on my computer, nor did I work in my journal.  Oh well, weeks are like this!

The good news is that our weather has been more spring-like than wintery so I feel like we cheated my least favorite season out of another month! yay!

More good news: Cyber Monday brings sales!  Stop by and pick up a few gifts under $10 or $15 and avoid crowds... PaperPumpkin.etsy here...

...and my daughter, Mia/Michelle here for jeweled lovelies from LoveMiaShop!

Hope you are off to a wonderful new week...an almost farewell to November...{sigh}.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Journal page painting and fabric love

Some Monday grays on my page:

•And words of gratitude for the little things in life•
{though the ink shows up as orange when it really is RED}.

And then some crazy fabric L♥VE!
I fell head over heals for this turquoise floral!

You can take a peek in my etsy shop here.

Hope your Monday didn't feel gray, but rather bright and aqua with sunny skies...! ♥

Parent-teacher conferences tomorrow evening (11 of them)
after a full day of teaching...
Energy, stay with me.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


 I am grateful for brand new days
 and hopeful that I will do better.
These days are gifts.

{inspire stamp handmade by the lovely and talented lori from elviestudio!}

May your tomorrow be special.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

November Journaling

Still inspired by breezy blue skies and falling leaves...

...and the slow, sweet day I had today.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Journal Page

May your weekend be just the way you like it.
Thanks for visiting~

Friday, November 11, 2011

Twilight in November

I am a skywatcher.
I love to walk as the sun is setting.
Two bats always flit above me.
I watch the stars begin to come out
and find the moon peeking out from behind
the layers of clouds.
It's almost full-moon time.
I'm getting excited.

I open the shades at night
and use this
as my night light.

And only then
I am not
afraid of the dark.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In the Spirit of Things

With busier days ahead,
hustle and bustle times upon us,
and rushed, dark evenings too,
it's more important than ever to stay healthy...
and to shop easily!

I thought I'd share some holiday hints
everyday pamperings with you!
"Rejuvenate your mind and refresh your body".

{Buttermint candy} 

I re-visited one of my all-time favorite shops:
DancingMooney...on etsy!
  And now I just have to share her
boutique-style shop with you!

{Emily. Teal Butterfly Charm Necklace}

Janell, creator of DancingMooney,
is the maker of beauty and natural goodness.
Her shop is irresistibly refreshing and pretty!

I can say first-hand that you'll feel better
when you use her homemade moisturizing soaps
and scrubs in soft, pretty scents...

{Lavender Pumpkin} 

...and just as wonderful when you share them
and give them as gifts!
(My co-teacher wants the Buttermint Candy one next!)

 {sugar cookie}

 {Vanilla Mint and Oatmeal}

{Mineral Bath Salts}

Brand new lotions by Janell...

...soothe winter dry skin
and rejuvenate
with their skin healing properties.
I LOVE these!

I am trying to declutter
and go with my mantra of Less is More,
so this year I don't want to give gifts of stuff, you know?

I want to give homemade, feel-good gifts
whenever I can.
Practical and useful.
I like DancingMooney's clean, simple style
and natural goodness.

Need a small gift to pass or a hostess gift? Janell even offers a gift set with any bar of yummy soap you choose, with a natural juniper wood soap dish, all wrapped up pretty & ready to give, for ten bucks! (Wow. How could I NOT tell you?!)

Stop in by November 15 and you can even receive 15% off with code: EARLYBIRD15 !

Shopping in my jammies...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Ready for November

I watched the November skies these past few days, warmer and bluer than all of October, and was inspired.  Here is my November calendar for the Calendar Challenge 2011 by Kate at TheKathrynWheel. I first painted blue skies of my own, with lots of golden leaves blowing...then cut them, alternating with strips of autumn colored papers.

So here it is:

Happy November everyone! May you have much for which to be grateful!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gratitude Journaling

This quote is by M. Eckhart

A tough week
a long day
a dreaded meeting
much to be thankful for.