Sunday, June 3, 2018

for today

for today...

outside my window... 64F/rain
i am thinking... it took too long for warmer days to arrive this year
i am thankful for... the purple phlox lining the country roads
i am wearing... khaki jeans, green floral thermal shirt & Birkenstock sandals
i am going... to Deerfield PA to photograph the Bald Eagles & their nest
i am currently reading...  "The Soul of America: The Battle For Our Better Angels,"
by Jon Meachum ~
i am hoping... to finish this post before the pain becomes intolerable
(I injured my left hand last month and it was impossible to type, or use the spacebar)
on my mind... gas @ $3.15/gallon, milk @ $2.75/gallon, butter @ $2.99/lb
pondering these words... "Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June."
~ Al Bernstein ~
from the kitchen... sweet Italian sausages with onions & roasted red peppers
around the house... the last of lilacs, in vases
one of my favorite things... black & white twists @ the ice cream stand
i'm creating... summer graphics
a few plans for the week...  herb gardening, making jelly
from my lens:
*click to enlarge photo*
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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

for today

for today...

outside my window... 36F/rain/snow/high wind warning
i am thinking... spring bulbs poking through the earth is a welcome sight
i am thankful for... my new mailbox surviving the wrath of the snowplow this winter
i am wearing... jeans, thermal shirt, fleece hoodie & Birkenstocks
i am going... to Farm & Tractor for gardening suppliies
i am currently reading...  "Make Trouble," by Cecile Richards
i am hoping... to clean my woodstove for the last time til fall
on my mind... gas @ $2.95/gallon, milk @ $2.65/gallon, butter @ $3.99/lb
pondering these words... "No Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips its turn.
April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it."
~ Hal Borland ~
from the kitchen... risotto with asparagus
around the house... spiderwebs *eek*
one of my favorite things... pussywillows
i'm creating... spring graphics
a few plans for the week...  yardwork
from my lens:

* the first robin appeared 3/29/18
unfortunately, it's been snowing off and on ever since *

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

for today

for today...

outside my window... 34F/snow
Winter Storm Watch from 12pm Thu to 12am Sat
expect 8-12 inches & 40-50mph winds *argh*
i am thinking... the maple trees have been tapped ... there will be syrup soon :)
i am thankful for... Daylight Saving Time
i am wearing... blue jeans, thermal shirt & Birkenstocks
i am going... nowhere until it stops snowin' & blowin'
i am currently reading... the March edition of "Martha Stewart Living"
i am hoping...  the Nor'Easter this weekend is the last of winter weather
on my mind... gas @ $2.85/gallon, milk @ $2.15/gallon, butter @ $2.88/lb
pondering these words... "Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush."
~ Doug Larson ~
from the kitchen... posole, yellow rice & johnnycake
around the house... small flowerpots of shamrocks
one of my favorite things... corned beef/cabbage & Irish soda bread on St. Patrick's Day
i'm creating... the March Challenges @ The Lilypad
and a spring blog header/fb timeline cover
a few plans for the weekend...  shovel snow *sigh*
from my lens:
* PA maple syrup, drop by precious drop *

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

oreo

February BYOC Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
smitten wordart & papers, by LynneMarie
olive juice flair, by Allison Pennington
you&me watercolor heart, by Rebecca

Monday, February 26, 2018

s.a.d.

February Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
all the feels paint & sad wordart, by Little Butterfly Wings
all the feels feelings wordart, by Dawn Inskip
all the feels sadness eyes, by Paula Kesserling
february date tag, by Vicki Robinson
lyrics, by Elton John

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday Fish Fry

February Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
sail away metal fish, by Little Butterfly Wings
vacay sequin fish & sea change blue fish & sequin,
by Allison Pennington
life in color frame, by etc by Danyale
bookworm push pin, by Gina Miller
you&me stitched heart, by Rebecca
smitten paper, by LynneMarie
artsy transfer, by Anna Aspnes
fonts::bonfire, truelike, felix titling

Thursday, February 15, 2018

curling rocks

February Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
Feb18 template, by Tangie Baxter
painted edges, by Just Jaimee
for real paper, by Krista Sahlin
olympic map, by Katie Pertiet
image & rock, courtesy, USA curling team
rings, I made myself with a round brush
font, Blessed Mamaliga