It certainly seems like spring here! Hard to believe it's only the end of February! I planted this little flower garden last week. We were at the store to get some humus to prepare a bed for when it's actually time plant things and were so tempted by the annuals! It really is lovely out, so we brought them home and made a little flower bed by our front walk. Most of these flowers have a beautiful scent, in addition to looking pretty, so it's lovely to walk by the bed everyday. I'm sure it will freeze again before Easter, but the beauty of the little bed here, is that it will be so simple to cover them and hopefully they'll live through the freeze and on into the real spring. :-) Right now there's no hint of a freeze at all. I love it!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
So this is my first real scrapbook -- the first one of an event. I'm on my second One Little Word album, but that's a different sort of thing. I love seeing other people's scrapbooks and always think that I'd like to have scrapbooks of my things, but it seemed overwhelming to try. Then I signed up for this class on Big Picture Classes. Finish Line Scrapbooking by Stacy Julian. You just sort of throw it all together, in a good way, and it makes a great album! Here's a couple of my pages:
This is out visiting my friend walking on a lake! I live where it never gets cold enough to freeze a lake enough to walk on it. There were actually cars further out on the ice. Crazy stuff!
There are ways to make the album prettier, but I wanted to get mine done fast. And I did! I got it done in a day. (And I didn't spend all day doing it.) I am quite happy with it and I enjoyed it enough to look forward to doing another one.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This is my first blog hop and I've very excited to be participating. I hope everyone is enjoying it!
So this is what I did for our January project for OLW.
We were supposed to use an 8x11 page and so everything would be rectangular instead of square. I like rectangles, but I have a strong aversion to 8x11, so this year is 8x8 and square. :-) I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. We were supposed to define our word and write a little of why we chose this word and what we hope to get out of it.
So far I've worked on dressing Gracefully, which included getting rid of my two favorite skirts because they really are too worn out to gracefully wear them in public! Sad, sad day.
Grace has so many different definitions and meanings. I almost chose gratitude for my word this year, but I went with grace, so I thought it was fun on the online dictionary I used that they had a little paragraph about how the word "grace" comes from the same word as "gracias" and "grazie" and all those lovely words that mean "thanks" in other languages, so I'm counting Thanks with the rest of the definitions and trying to be more thankful this year. I've gotten a bit distracted from my word as the month has gone on. It's been a busy month and I'm sure I could have used more grace for it all, but maybe February will be better!
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