Thursday, July 12, 2018

cherry limeade

July Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
July Template & Camp paper, by Allison Pennington
Summer Picnic & thisNthat solid red paper, by Sabrina's Creations
cherry/lime element, my personal stash

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

unplugged

July Designer Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
indexed template, indexed element (clip),
do it for yourself & this and that,
by Sabrina's Creations
Unplugged Inspiration, The Daily Beast
image, McMillan Digital Artistry
font, Georgia

Sunday, July 1, 2018

for today

for today...

outside my window... 91F/sunny
i am thinking...I might drive up to the North Fork Dam
and view the fireworks from 3 different townships
i am thankful for... the plum tomato plants growing in my garden
i am wearing... khaki pants, black cotton shell & flip flops
i am going... grocery shopping for the 4th of July foodstuffs
i am currently reading...  the July issue of Martha Stewart Living
i am hoping... to get my porch windows down and in barn this week
on my mind... gas @ $3.07/gallon, milk @ $2.75/gallon, butter @ $2.99/lb
pondering these words... "Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass
under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the
clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
~ John Lubbock ~
from the kitchen... BBQ spareribs, potato salad & cheesecake parfaits
around the house... the ceiling fans are all set on HIGH
one of my favorite things... farmer's markets
i'm creating... a summer blog header
a few plans for the week...  wash the car, yardwork
from my lens:
*click to enlarge photo*
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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