Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day::freebies

a couple of Mother's Day freebies
(images are linked)

enjoy :)
Happy Mother's Day!




Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mom


May Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
wreathed in flowers template, by Fiddle Dee Dee
duly noted, by One Little Bird
foil blooms, by Bella Gypsy
ribbon, by Dunia
fonts, Bombshell, The Hedgehog & Century Gothic

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

window view


May Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
may2017 template, by Sarah Gleason
papers & gingham ribbon, by Pink Reptile Designs
bows, by Krista Sahlin
recorded tag, by One Little Bird
feels alpha, by Allison Pennington
clearly stuck tape, by Amanda Taylor
flowers & butterfly, my personal stash
font, century gothic


Monday, May 1, 2017

for today...

outside my window... 71F & raining
i am thinking... Happy May Day!
it's time to put the snow shovel in the barn, finally :)
i am thankful for... freshly mowed grass
i am wearing... jeans, a white button-down shirt & my Crocs
i am going... grocery shopping, Farm & Tractor
i am currently reading... Risotto-Risotti, by Judith Barrett
i am hoping... to make another Philadelphia Butter Cake *yum*
@ https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2017/02/philadelphia-butter-cake/#comment-730502
on my mind... gas @ $2.65/gallon in PA, milk @ $2.99/gallon in PA, sugar @ $1.99/4 lb
pondering these words... "A delicate fabric of bird song floats in the air,
the smell of wet wild earth is everywhere; oh I must pass nothing by
without loving it much, the raindrop try with my lips, the grass with my touch;
for how can I be sure I shall see again, the world on the first of May."
~ Sara Teasdale, May Day ~
from the kitchen... pork cutlets with gremolada & risotto with porcini mushrooms
around the house... pansies & lilacs
one of my favorite things...  the return of the swallows,
and the pleasant sound of the peepers
i'm creating... the May challenges @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the week... yardwork

from my lens:
I finally made the Lemon Curd *oh so good & oh so easy*
@ http://www.wineandglue.com/2017/03/easy-microwave-lemon-curd.html

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Collectible::Egg Cups

Photography Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
fancy white paper, by Pink Reptile Designs
that's life collab template, by TLP
pansy, by ObsidianDawn
fonts, bombshell & century gothic

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Spring Bulbs

April Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
photocentric, Paislee Press
april wordart, TLP collab Spring Has Sprung
b/w florals, Graphics Fairy
font, dallon 

Friday, April 28, 2017

first rainbow


April Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
forecast, by Lynne Grieveson
canvas & bracket, by Krista Sahlin
date stamp, by Mommyish
font, my typewriter

Easter Bunny


April Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
Flight Plan 30, by One Little Bird
Dandelion Wishes, by Kristin Aagard
Trailing Flowers, Sunshine & Daffodils;
Down The Lane Staple, by Krista Sahlin
font, Century Gothic

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

for today...

outside my window... 60F & partly cloudy
i am thinking... that I am enjoying the longer days, 
thanks to Daylight Saving Time
i am thankful for... Cadbury Eggs and
TastyKakes Coconut Hippity Hops *yum*
i am wearing... blue jeans, a thermal shirt & my Birkie Slippers
i am going... grocery shopping again lol for the remaining ingredients needed
for my Easter baked goods, as I totally forgot to buy yeast and flour
i am currently reading...  the new edition of 'Milk Street'
i am hoping... to make tarts with the Lemon Curd in the refrigerator 
@ http://www.wineandglue.com/2017/03/easy-microwave-lemon-curd.html
on my mind... gas @ $2.29/gallon in NY, milk @ $2.15/gallon in NY, sugar @ $1.88/4 lb
pondering these words... "the deep roots never doubt spring will come."
~ Marty Rubin ~
from the kitchen... german potato salad & german weiners
around the house... hyacinths
one of my favorite things...  signs of Spring, my woodchuck finally emerged from
hibernation, and wandered out from the barn *click*
i'm creating... the April challenges @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the week...  make shrimp pasta salad, bake a ham,
and then the Easter Babkas, as well as our traditional Easter Cake, and
hopefully there will still be enough Lemon Tarts left to share :)

from my lens:

"I see you looking at me, looking at you!"

spring cluster, by etDesigns

Monday, March 27, 2017

spring flowers

March Inspiration Challenge @ The Lilypad
shimmer bow (recolored), One Little Bird
daydreamer foliage, by Little Butterfly Wings
daffodil, by Lily & floral sprays, my personal stash
noted & fancy whites papers, by Pink Reptile Designs
template inspiration 3/5/16, by Katie Pertiet
fonts, International Palms & Century Gothic

Sunday, March 26, 2017

guilty pleasure

March Journaling Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
1994 paper, by Amy Wolff
a love story heart, by Paislee Press
free vector flatscreen, courtesy www
fonts, whirly-wood, century gothic

Saturday, March 25, 2017

pink flamingos


March Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
SnapShots template, by Pink Reptile Designs
flower & thrive papers, One Little Bird
happy days papers, by Amy Wolff
happy rainbow ribbon, by Gina Miller
filmstrip brush, by JustJaimee
sprinkles, by Valorie Wibbens
pink flamingo, by GypsyCouture
fonts, dallon & the velvet vixen




Thursday, March 23, 2017

at the moment

BYOC Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
tweet, by Allison Pennington
duly noted, by One Little Bird
on cloud9, by Sabrina's Creations
template, by Amy Martin
font, century gothic

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

gotcha!

March Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
duly noted, by One Little Bird
cloud9 frame, by Sabrina Creations
piercing, by Sahlin Studio
fonts, Mellanie & Century Gothic

red red robin



March Random Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
duly noted, by One Little Bird
instaframes, by Sahlin Studio
template, by Bao
red robin words, courtesy www
font, dallon






Tuesday, March 21, 2017

for today...

outside my window... 49F-18F clear *lovely*
tomorrow 22F-11F snow showers *sigh*
i am thinking... the sun is shining, the snow is melting, but spring has not yet sprung
i am thankful for... a new mailbox, as the snowplough hit it yet again 
i am wearing... black jeans, a thermal shirt & my hiking boots
i am going... out to clean up the tree branch debris, 
the remains of Winter Storm Stella last week
i am currently reading...  Festive Tarts by Sylvia Thompson
i am hoping... to try a new Lemon Curd recipe today 
@ http://www.wineandglue.com/2017/03/easy-microwave-lemon-curd.html
on my mind... gas @ $2.24/gallon in NY, milk @ $2.15/gallon in NY, sugar @ $1.89/4 lb
pondering these words... "It's spring fever.  That's what the name of it is.  
And when you've got it, you want---oh you don't quite know what it is you do want,
 but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
~ Mark Twain ~
from the kitchen... asparagus fritatta
around the house... spring cleaning begins
one of my favorite things...  signs of Spring, the robins are singing their sweet, sweet song
i'm creating... a new blog header & facebook cover completed and posted
a few plans for the week...  a trip to my doctor's office in Lawrenceville, PA
and catching up on the March Challenges @ The Lilypad

from my lens:
instaframes, by Sahlin Studio

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day

FiddleDeeDee Designs March Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
Fiddlesticks #18, by FiddleDeeDee
bellagypsy, signs of spring clover
instaframe, by Sahlin Studio
iCreate flower, by One Little Bird
fancy whites & noted papers, by Pink Reptile Designs
Flergs, ribbon & glitter
wordart, by Bethany
fonts, Too Damn Fancy & my underwood

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

daffodil days

March Photography Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
duly noted, by One Little Bird
cloud9, by Sabrina Creations
tweet papers, by Allison Pennington
month flair, by JustJaimee
jan17 template, by Sahlin Studio
daffodil, by Lily Designs
font, my typewriter

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

for today...

outside my window... 53F & overcast
i am thinking... it's Fat Tuesday, and I forgot to make doughnuts!
i am thankful for... faschnachts
i am wearing... blue jeans, an animal print shirt & my Birkies
i am going... to the grocery store, boring, I know, but I need to buy ingredients for
Ash Wednesday's dinner, and the faschnachts 
i am currently reading... the NY Times
i am hoping... it doesn't snow this weekend, although it's going to be COLD again
on my mind... gas @ $2.45/gallon, milk @ $2.40/gallon, sugar @ $1.89/4 lb
pondering these words... "here's what you should do; love the earth and the sun and the animals" 
~ Walt Whitman ~
from the kitchen... french onion soup, on the menu tomorrow
around the house... a sink full of dishes awaits me *sigh*
one of my favorite things...  signs of Spring, the blackbirds have returned
i'm creating... February Challenge layouts @ The Lilypad
a few plans for the weekend...  a trip to Wellsville NY

from my lens:
Dave & Ronna's ducks

Monday, February 27, 2017

Rose Breasted Grosbeak

February Photography Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
so basic papers, gemstone & template, by mommyish 
limitless paper & inkpad alpha, by Pink Reptile Designs
renewal tab, by Amy Wolff
frame, by Queen of Quirk
flower, by BellaGypsy
font, my typewriter



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Red Velvet Cake


February Random Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
SwL MBC 2-17 template
papers, fancy whites by Pink Reptile Designs, good things by Just Jaimee
flower stamp, Queen of Quirk
fonts, callpedia script & my typewriter

Saturday, February 25, 2017

new bull in town

February Style Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
from where I stand papers, Paislee Press
renewal branch, Amy Wolff
here & now tag, Lynne Grieveson
tiny stamps & border brushes, Just Jaimee
template 12/16, Valorie Wibbons
fonts, MrB & MyUnderwood


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February Clouds


February Template Challenge @ The Lilypad
credits:
February Template, by Sabrina
papers, JustJaimee, Pink Reptile Designs, Katie Pertiet
tape, Paula Kesserling
brad, Mommyish
gesso heart, Tracy Martin

Friday, February 17, 2017

for today...

outside my window... 15F *brrrr*
i am thinking... it's great to be online again, catching up with my bff Amanda in Australia,
and happily updating my Dear Bloggy!
i am thankful for... a new HP all-in-one PC, and a cellphone... although there is still no cellphone service
here in the middle of nowhere *sigh*
i am wearing... black jeans, thermal shirt, fleece pullover, and mukluks
i am going... to the Agway for birdseed and suet cakes 
i am currently reading... recently delivered seed catalogs *anxiously awaiting spring*
i am hoping... for a warm weekend, to sweep the porches & clean up fallen tree limbs
on my mind... gas @ $2.54/gallon, milk @ $2.45/gallon, sugar @ $1.99/4 lb
pondering these words... "when you discover that all happiness is inside you, the wanting and needing are over" ~ Byron Katie ~
from the kitchen... chicken curry, basmati rice, with my homemade Major Grey's Chutney *sweet & spicy*
around the house... down blankets, and bearpaw boots
one of my favorite things... watching the deer frollick about on the hill, then wandering down to the creek for a drink 
i'm creating... One Little Words for 2016 and 2017 posted, a new blog header is finished, and thanks to Deviantart,
my facebook timeline cover has been updated!
a few plans for the week...  firewood delivery, and baked ziti is on the menu this weekend

from my lens:

* down the hill, into the pasture, heading toward the creek *

many thanks to Katie Pertiet @ Designer Digitals for the lovely frame :)

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One Little Word 2017




My One Little Words
2016::Unplugged
2015::PUSH
2014::Essence
2013::Unpredictable 
2012::Austerity
2011::Simplify
2010::Renew
2009::Focus
One Little Word 2016




My One Little Words
2015::PUSH::PersistUntilSomethingHappens
2014::Essence
2013::Unpredictable 
2012::Austerity
2011::Simplify
2010::Renew
2009::Focus