Category Archives: Scrapbooking

Sleeping Beauty


Today was a little bit shaky. I wasn’t feeling so hot and I slept until 4pm! What the hay??? I had stuff planned. I was planning to go to a watercolor painting lesson at 3pm but I guess I needed my beauty sleep. I did go to the gardening class. Today was the first class and I am so excited to learn more about gardening and starting plants from seeds. I had a hard time sitting on a hard chair for 2 hours but I wanted to learn as much as possible. I was fiercely taking notes and trying to soak up as much knowledge as possible because I want to put it into action very soon. I had my first vegetable garden 2 years ago with store bought plants and they turned out great for the most part. I was working at that time so I didn’t have enough time to spend in the garden so I know it could have been better. I really wanted to start my own plants from seeds but when I tried that last year I didn’t have much success. So now I hope to learn how to start my own seeds and grow myself a salad bar! I also want to donate some food to the Rescue Mission (homeless shelter). My first thought was to help the food bank but they only take non-perishables. That is okay though because this group was so excited to get my call that they said they would even unload everything for me.

Anyway, after I got out of that class I went to Michael’s to buy so new goodies. I was really after some more pens to doodle with since that has become my new obsession. I usually like to have things in sets but there are so many kinds of pens available. I’ve found I like to buy them individually. It was a great day to go though because they had this rack of 12×12 scrapbook paper on clearance. It wasn’t all ugly stuff either. I love it! I snatched up a nice little stack of it. It even rang up way cheaper than what it was said it was. Most of them were only 14 cents each and well worth it.

After I got home I watched American Idol since I had that taping and voted for HeeJun Han! I also downloaded the song he sang. I love it that they have them all on itunes!  There are so many talented people on this show.  I wish more than one could win.  It is so hard to pick a favorite out of this group.  Shannon didn’t do as well as I’d hoped but I love her anyway.  I know she has an amazing voice and I would love to have an album by her AND HeeJun of course.

Okay, Today’s blog prompt is

Would you rather have more blog readers or more blog comments?

Well, is that a tricky question or what?  I would love to have more blog readers and I know I have some awesome readers who don’t always comment but I do like getting those comments.  Many people just click the “like” button and that is good too.  I guess I would say more readers because I’m going to write what I write no matter what anyone thinks.  I don’t really write for anyone but myself anyway and I had this blog for years when probably no one read it.  Feedback is great but not really necessary.  I know if people are reading they must not mind my writing.  I don’t usually look at the stats page but now they have that little thing at the top of the page all the time so it catches my eye.  So by that I know when people are reading but like I said, even if no one were reading I would still post.  Writing is very therapeutic.

Fun in the sun


It was a bit cold for me today but the sun is coming out more each day and it is so nice.  It really lights up the snow and everything sparkles.

My husband and I went to run some errands.  I love spending time with him.  We went to get batteries put in both of our watches.  My watch had to be taken to a official watch repair store because it is unique.  I have a wooden watch.  My husband bought it for me because I’m allergic to nickel and could never find a watch that I liked that didn’t give me an uncomfortable rash.  It works great.  I’ve had it for years and the battery just died.

It looks like this one.  The face is wooden too.  So its all fixed and running like a charm.


Of course we had to stop by the Thai House since it was only one street away. I had spring rolls this time and they were so good!

My husband and I went to Lowes to look for a volt sensor since we need to fix the florescent light in the kitchen. We replaced the bulbs and it still didn’t work so the ballast needs to be replaced. We haven’t ever replaced one before but we are going to give it a shot. If that doesn’t work I’ll get a new light, which wouldn’t be horrible at all. It is just fun to try to fix things. I really think it should be a simple fix.

I got to order a new gadget today too. I can’t wait to get it! I was having a really hard time using a hole punch because my hands hurt so much. Since I’m making a journal I’ve been using one a lot and its killing me. I started looking into something that would be easier and found this!

Source: via Donna on Pinterest

It can even punch holes in metal so that opens up a lot of creative possibilities!

I’m also waiting for another cool gadget I ordered on ebay.  It’s called Emboss It by McGill.

Source: via Donna on Pinterest


Several years ago I bought some cartridges for this not realizing that they didn’t work on their own.  I saved a bunch of money since it was a “going out of business” sale but I was bummed when I got home and realized I was missing something.  I tried to find one online but never could find one.  Well, since I have been getting out the scrapbooking stuff from then for working on my journal I found those and decided to look again.  I got this for $10 something (including shipping) with 3 cartridges and I have 4 more.  That will be really handy for scrapbooking and card making.

I think I’ve actually got bitten by the scrapbooking bug now.  I actually bought 2 12×12 albums since I have so much paper in that size.  We also have a new printer/scanner that works great for photos.  One of my resolutions was to organize my photos so I might as well have fun with it.  I can’t wait to get my goodies so I can play!