Wednesday, October 18, 2017


 absolutely autumn
this is the beginning the the Absolutely Autumn Blog Hop
click on the above image and be directed to the first stop on the hop

and don't forget to click onto Kim's Homepage
as there are 2 additional autumnal kits available
Autumn Serenade & Elegant Autumn
* with daily freebies *
just click the 'Older Posts' at the bottom of each page
until you reach the beginning of Absolutely Autumn

this is the beginning of the My Memories October Blog Hop
* click on the above image *

October Mini
here's an October Mini to get you in the mood for Halloween
*click on the above image *

* I will update this post if there are any additional freebies before Oct 31st *

for today

for today...

outside my window... 69F & sunny
i am thinking... after slipping off the bottom step while carrying a door and spraining my ankle in June;
then lifting a cast iron enamel pot with one hand, which prohibited me from using it, in August, especially my mouse @ the PC; it took most of the summer to recover and catch up around here; but hopefully, everything seems to be healing *whew* it does feel good to be getting back to a normal routine
i am thankful for... butternut squash
i am wearing... blue jeans, white thermal shirt & my hiking boots
i am going... for my annual mammogram tomorrow in Wellsboro, PA
i am currently reading... Adobe Create Magazine
i am hoping... to get some autumn & halloween freebies posted soon
on my mind... gas @ $2.79/gallon, milk @ $2.15/gallon, sugar @ $1.88/4 lb
pondering these words... "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables ~
from the kitchen... German potato salad & bratwursts
around the house... chinese lanterns
one of my favorite things...  pumpkins, of every shape & color & size
i'm creating... the October challenges @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the week... yard work, replace storm doors & windows
from my lens:
* deer in Brookfield Township, PA *

you can join the simple woman's daybook where every day is a blank page, and participate in creating a list of the simple things and everyday moments of our daily lives.

first frost

October Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
autumn frost, by Krista Sahlin
page blend, by Katie Pertiet
font, bombshell pro

perfect autumn day

October Inspiration Challenge @ The Lilypad
sweater weather, One Little Bird
falling leaves, Krista Sahlin
fancy whites, Pink Reptile Designs
template1, Dawn Inskip
clearly stuck, Amanda Taylor
pumpkin, Alexis Designs

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ghost Pumpkins

October Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
October2017 template, by JustJaimee
hayrides & smiles; October morning, by Allison Pennington
capturing fall, TLP collab
sweater weather, by One Little Bird
halloween ghost, by Mommyish
clearly stuck tape, by Amanda Taylor
shabby painted punkin, by Amanda Hilburn
ephemera [seed packet & pumpkin dictionary]
my personal stash

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


September Random Challenge @ The Lilypad
live a little paper, by One Little Bird
marina del rey paper, by Lynn Grieveson
messy date stamp, by Just Jaimee
summer garden bird, by Paula Kesserling
template, by Amy Martin
stacked haybales, my personal stash

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

North Wildwood, NJ

July Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
summer fun, by Paula Kesserling
template, by Katie Pertiet
font, montepetrum