Sunday, September 28, 2014

Time Off

I actually took a couple of days off this week. Did some outlet mall shopping one day and some birthday shopping and window shopping for Christmas the next day. Now, that might seem like trivial tasks, but in order for me to do those things I have to drive 1 hour away!!! The first trip was to the outlet mall an hour away and the only way to get there is through the country. I absolutely LOVE that trip this time of year. I see things happening on the farms that are just pure wonderment to me!!! Those farmers are BIG farmers meaning they never have just 1 piece of equipment in a field, one field had 3 combines!!! Another field had 3 tankers to spread chemicals, 4 sprayers, 1 combine, and field tile being delivered!!! That's a TON of work!!! Growing up on a farm, it just takes me back to my roots. Part of that drive is through Amish country and when the leaves change, I'll be taking another day off for a day trip through Amish country!!! So relaxing!!!

Since I've taken a bit of a break, I only have 1 page to share with you today. This is a photo of a kitty we had years ago. The yellow kitty was the kindest kitty I think I have ever met!!!

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And, with that I'm outta here for the day. My goals today are to clean the carpet because it is definitely hairball season in this house!!! Then I'm going to get my desk cleaned off and find that missing lens cap!!! Hopefully I'll get back on track with my scrapping and might even cut a few quilt block pieces. Then again, I really do need to get busy slicing photos from my MIL's albums!!! So, until next time. . .

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Favorite Day Of The Year!!!

Well, today is September 23. . .for some reason, as long as I can remember, this has been my favorite day of the year. This day has always been a beautiful day with the promise of fall in the air. It is nothing special, and it certainly doesn't compete with the "big" days of the year like birthdays and holidays, but for a "normal" day, you can't beat the 23rd of September!!!

For some reason, I've spent the past couple of days cleaning. . .but I did manage to get a little done so here goes. . .

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And, with that I'm outta here to go do a bit of work and relax a tad before getting dinner ready. Until next time. . .

Monday, September 22, 2014

Wonderful Weekend

Today looks like a wonderful day, but it sure is warming up again. . .and there are storms in the forecast for this afternoon and tonight.

I am trying to get caught up on some scrapping and it occurred to me that I really do need to get cracking on these calendars and Christmas scrapbook gifts!!! So, here are a few little things I have done. . .

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Finally, this month theStudio has their Birthday Bash celebration. One of the components of that is the Next Designer Contest. Each participant creates a mini and posts the preview and download links in the gallery. Those minis are free!!! I picked up this little mini freebie and made a page. . .I downloaded a couple of other minis and hope to get some done. There is also a place where you can vote for your favorite mini here - Here's a page I created using one of the mini freebies!!!

And here's the link to grab the mini!!!

And, with that I am outta here. . .sorry I forgot to publish this last night :-( Until next time. . .

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Another Week. . .

Hopefully this week will be a little less active than last week!!! It seemed like I was constantly on the go and didn't get much done, hope when there is less going on I can actually feel like I am accomplishing something!!!

There has been a definite nip in the air the past few days so fall is fast approaching!!! Last week I saw several fields of corn that had been harvested. . .there is something about seeing those freshly harvested fields that just brings back so many memories of my childhood!!! Fall was always a busy time for us. . .crops had to be harvested, cattle tended, cows milked, garden vegetables to can and freeze, butchering to do. . .all in preparation for a winter on the farm. We lived in a valley on a red gravel road and when bad weather rolled in, it was impossible to go anywhere. The nearest town was 30 minutes away and trips there only happened once every couple of weeks. Fast forward to today when it seems like I'm running to "town" (i.e. WalMart) every day!!!

Anyway, with fall around the corner, I scrapped a couple of "fallish" pages. First up. . .

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Then, here are a couple of fun things!!!

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And, with that I'm outta here. . .it is very early in the morning and still dark outside, but this is my FAVORITE time of day so I'm going to go get a cup of coffee and enjoy it before the chaos of the day begins!!! Until next time. . .

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fast Week

What a rollercoaster week!!! Cool beginning, hot middle and now more seasonable end!!! It has been a super busy week, but it seems like I haven't accomplished anything!!! Hopefully I can turn that around today. . .the last day of the week!!! Anyway, with the cooler temperatures, I have been doing a fair amount of scrapping so here goes. . .

I think this might just be my new favorite photo. . .look at her hold his hand on his first roller coaster ride!!! What's not to love???

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And how about this super cute school-themed page!!!

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And, finally, how can you resist that face!!!

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And, with that I'm outta here!!! Have a BIG day planned tomorrow visiting a little lady who just had a birthday!!! Looking back on the pages for this week I really HAVE been busy!!! Until next time. . .

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday Finally

This has been a long week full of unexpected twists and turns. But, it is finally Friday and I am hoping for a more relaxing weekend ahead. We will see :-)

I have had some time in the early morning hours - which generally means I can't sleep again - so I have a few pages to share with you today. First up are a couple of pages using more fall and earth-tone colors. . .just my kind of thing!!!

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Love this kit!!!

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And finally, what is not to love with the colors in this kit???

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And, with that I'm outta here to enjoy the weekend. . .the temps are supposed to be MUCH cooler after the storms pass - thank goodness!!! Until next time. . .