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

Sunday, July 9, 2017

iced cappucchino

July Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
house blend collab, by Pink Reptile & Danielle Young Designs
espresso yourself collab, by Valorie Wibbons & Leora Sanford
candy flower, by Krista Sahlin
template, by Anita Designs
font, Oh Wonder; Deezy 3D ice ice baby alpha

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 4th::freebies::updated

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*free July printables*

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for today...

outside my window... 64F & broken clouds
weather forecast - high in the 80s with thunderstorms, 97% humidity
i am thinking... June bugs still scare me, and I'm glad they're gone 'til next year!
i am thankful for... summer carnivals & county fairs,
and popsicles on a hot, humid day
i am wearing... blue jeans, white cotton tee & my blue Birkie sandals
i am going... food shopping, one of my least favorite things to do
i am currently reading... "Country Living" magazine
i am hoping... to visit the 'Soft Serve' for my first chocolate/vanilla twist of the summer
on my mind... gas @ $2.49/gallon, milk @ $2.99/gallon, sugar @ $1.99/4 lb
pondering these words... "You have to love a nation that celebrates it's independence every July 4th,
not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and
muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies
die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism."
~ Erma Bombeck ~
from the kitchen... pimento cheese, shrimp pasta salad;
trifle: ladyfingersstrawberries & blueberries, pastry cream & freshly whipped cream
are on the menu from me, for the July 4th picnic
around the house... a new ladyfinger cake pan & freshly cut wildflowers
one of my favorite things...  the annual Hot Air Balloon Rally in Wellsville, NY
held the third week of July
i'm creating... the July challenges @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the week... 4th of July BBQ & fireworks
from my lens:
 * raindrops on tiger lily leaves *

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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Grand Old Flag

June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
Fiddlesticks21, by FiddleDeeDee
grand old papers, by Forever Joy
fruitpunch ribbon19, by Gina Miller
true to yourself pearl posie, by Pink Reptile Designs
july4th stamped stars, by Flergs
watery foliage, by Katie Pertiet
clearly stuck, by Amanda Taylor
music sheet, courtesy www
font, canon typewriter210

I was thrilled to achieve a bokeh effect on this photo :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


June Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
camera, things that matter most; click, snap, capturing fall;
cfile-June2017 template, by Kate Hadfield
if only paper, by Pink Reptile Designs
lilypad coloring page, I colored myself :)