Sunday, January 29, 2012

Journal Page

Here's to the Promise held within
each new day.


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just a Little More Love

I just love hearts and Valentine's Day, so
here's a little something new in my shop!

Hope you are having a Happy Weekend!!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

...With Faith & Trust

Being still & quiet.
Having faith and trust.
Feeling grateful.
Feeling loved.

Thank you.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dilemma, Decisions, Doors

 Facing the same dilemma over and over...

How do you solve a big life changing decision?

Wondering how to unload
something that is a big part of my life
but too big of a stresser.

Sounds easy, except not having it
could stress me as much...
or would it?

Thanks for visiting.
I love it when you do.

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Page and a Promise

When I was nine years old,
a friend was instantly, tragically killed
when she was hit by a car.
In her diary, her family found these words,
"If you love someone, tell them today".

I have never stopped hearing
these words in my head.

I say these meaningful words often.
I probably mean them even more.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Some Journal Background Play

Just enjoying some collage
with my many piles
of paper love
doing some stamping
before writing.

I have been thinking
even more
about gratitude
about my many blessings.

And I had such a wonderfully fun
birthday this year.
And the sun is shining again.

I am even using yellow,
which I rarely do.

Hope your Sunday is sunny, too.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Permission Granted

Every day has its ups & downs,
but today I granted myself
to stop,
and really feel the Ups
when four months of effort at work 
paid off in two really big ways.

Two children
got what they needed.

So before any inevitable
swoops and downs landed,
I put my arms out wide
gathered in the shear Bliss

Part of being


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Just Thinking...

...and writing it down in my journal.
It helps me focus
and relaxes me when the workload is great.
Do you do that?

 There really is only so much
one can do in a day.

And then I can relax a bit, and play.

I'm in a pink mood now.
Gosh, I love vintage fabrics
like this floral one!


"great Idea" stamp handmade by
the talented lori from elviestudio!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Birthday Happy

A nice long weekend,
a party with family and friends,
triple chocolate cake,
so even though
I have to go back to work
on my birthday Tuesday,
I have the Happies.

I love my birthday, just like a little kid does.
Thank you for sharing it with me!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Oh What a Beautiful Morning

Woke up to this

Sun on snow, one of my favorite sights to see
(if I am not cold, and it sparkles, haha).

House guests, good friends, for the long weekend.
Getting ready for a big birthday party later today.

What are you doing this weekend?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Unfinished Work

I am not sure where this journal page spread is going

...or if it's ready for writing

 but I smiled when I realized
that as I was dabbing white over the bright colors,
to blur the edges and soften it all a bit,
it reminded me of...well, me.

You see, my birthday is coming,
and it makes me think how some of my edges have softened
(Yes, I still need to lose that same 8 pounds).

And some of my edges need to be softened...
but we probably don't need to get into that right now!

Either way, I hope I am unfinished, too.

Happy weekend!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Moments. Journaling.

So far, the short time we have been in 2012 has
proven to be a super charged space of extremes.
Very UP and very DOWN.
Very Positive. Yes, and Negative.
Always interesting.

{I wrote in dark brown at the bottom, then felt the need
 to write some more. I used white to write on the top.
I like the white better.}

Take today for instance.
I have to go to a wake. A friend and colleague
just lost her father.
Today is Michael's and my
29th wedding anniversary.

May your ups be many.
May your downs be slight.
May you appreciate the wild ride
and grow.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Yesterday's Journal Page

I have been practicing "being in the moment"
...and I like it.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


Back to work.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Stitch in Time

Many of you already know about Teesha Moore's Amazing Journal
made from one sheet of watercolor paper, in her YouTube Videos.
I actually went out and bought the large sheet of cold press 140 lb paper,
folded, cut and put together this journal for April. 
The only problem was, ha, I didn't sew it together.
So, on January 1st, 2012, I did! 
Yes, a small finishing step, but I completed it.
I am excited to do backgrounds next... I will keep you posted.

And, more importantly, have I told you how much I appreciate you?
Thank you one hundred times over
for being so wonderful
for being my friends
for helping me get through a tough time.

I did stay home again today
(hard, ugh) to recover properly
and am, so far, less shaky for it,
tomorrow will hopefully begin
a healthier year for me.

I will work harder at it
I will also take quiet time
be in the moment
be kind to myself
be still.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

so much I want to do

My Word for the New year is Clarity.
I have a lot of work to do.

I must get healthy, and stay healthy for more than 4 hours this year.
After a ten-day Christmas vacation from teaching in school, my doctor actually made me stay home today...and tomorrow. Well, we'll see about tomorrow. I haven't thrown in the towel yet.  C'mon, new antibiotics, kick in. My ears and sinuses have been infected since mid-November.

I have to visualize:  physical health-with-creatively happy.
And GET there.
Eating better,
exercising again,
drinking way more water,
taking care of myself the way I would others.
Praying more.

I need Clarity.

I need organization of body and mind....

oh, and clearly some more aquas.

•thanks for stopping by today. I was feeling rather lonely and yuk.  ~k

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Completed in Full!

Calendar Challenge 365 for 2011. Looking back over my year:

It went quickly...!
More here, with Kate.

Thanks for visiting!

Happy New Year!

Welcome, 2012!

The Word that found me today

Happy, blessed New Year to you!

Until tomorrow,