Sunday, 30 November 2008

Last Day of November

Well, we got about a foot of snow and it is still falling!
Kelli and I put up some outdoor lights today and giggled wildly throughout the process! Also got pretty snow covered and brrrrr was it cold!
Still eating T-Day leftovers and they are YUMMY!
Perfected this year's Christmas Card and started putting it together while we watched "The Holiday".
Made my own signature font online for free. This is too much fun!

Also have this cool site where you generate a old looking library card with your own text.

Looking forward to the holiday season...starting My Journal tomorrow!

Happy First Sunday in Advent!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Oh, It was a beautiful day! Will post pictures later! Around our table were Mike, Kelli, and I along with Chelsi, Megan, and Beau. Lots of food, lots of fun and lots to be THANKFUL for! The girls cooked most of the dinner and it was sooo yummy! Mike did the Turducken and I sat around telling people what to do...and I washed a few dishes! Also made a wonderful cranberry relish thanks to Cymbre!

Went shopping today and that was a first for me! Never done the BLACK FRIDAY thing before. And tonight 8 of us ate a new Italian place over off of Spenard. Very nice!

Tomorrow Kelli and I are taking a Viking Cooking School class at Allen and Petersen..."Around the World Cookie Swap"!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Getting READY to...

JOURNAL MY CHRISTMAS! Find out more at

Did this last year and have pictures in a January post. Had so much fun and can't wait to get going for 2008!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

This was fun!

You are Strength

Courage, strength, fortitude. Power not arrested in the act of judgement, but passing on to further action, sometimes obstinacy.

This is a card of courage and energy. It represents both the Lion's hot, roaring energy, and the Maiden's steadfast will. The innocent Maiden is unafraid, undaunted, and indomitable. In some cards she opens the lion's mouth, in others she shuts it. Either way, she proves that inner strength is more powerful than raw physical strength. That forces can be controlled and used to score a victory is very close to the message of the Chariot, which might be why, in some decks, it is Justice that is card 8 instead of Strength. With strength you can control not only the situation, but yourself. It is a card about anger and impulse management, about creative answers, leadership and maintaining one's personal honor. It can also stand for a steadfast friend.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Pictures of Last Year's Journal

See last year's FINISHED journal in the Friday, 17 January 2008 post.

Even MORE!

With the help of Emily Falconbridge's "Messy Journal" video, I have my xmas journal up and running for this year's "Journal My Christmas" with Shimelle. Once you join Shimelle's class you are able to receive her prompts every year! What a deal! And I know I left the edge on...extra paper and I love the words "Figgy Pudding"!!!!!

More Making Stuff

Finally finished thank-you albums for Dulce and Ronalyn... and Kelli journaled them!
These are based on an idea from Shimelle Lane.

Making Stuff

Hey! Made a Xmas Journal for Elizabeth and already posted it off to Aberdeen so that she has time to think about it before the beginning date of DEC.1! OMG...I am almost ahead of myself!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Happy List

Today's Happy List

Amber purring in my lap
Kelli's yummy butternut cake (and it is good for you)
Chelsi here for dinner (and to do her laundry)
Ryan called.
Mike and I watching "Chuck"
Big Beautiful sun as it set and reflected like molten gold over the inlet. (Was driving so could not get a picture)
Janet, my dear friend, called from Detroit airport on her way back to the Netherlands.
Cinnamon scented candle burning in my kitchen.

Read Em's happy list here...

More Pretties

So had a bit of a computer glitch, but thanks to my hubby and his colleagues, it is working again! Supposedly, there was a heat issue stemming from internal smoldering of cat hair!!!! So, I guess I need to keep Amber off of my lap while computing and off of the computer while I am not computing! See previous post from this summer! (JULY 21, 2008) Amber just loves my computer and my lap... she is holding down my arms now as I try to type...the constant movement bothers her not in the least!!!
Here are some pictures~~~you know I love our view and then I took one of the frost.
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And big thanks to KAY! She called to tell us that the Northern Lights were out! Pretty, but not spectacular. The moon was very bright and made them harder to see! Still counts as my first sighting though!!!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

the View from my Porch!

Can you believe this??? This is what greeted me all day long as I was looking North. This is Denali and most of it's mountain range. Isn't it lovely?

Halloween Digis

Used Spookalicious and Cyndi's Halloween Kit from Divine Digital. The font is thriller. The quick page is serenebyrw_scraphead_freebie. "Beware" is by CherieMask and is a freebie at 2 Peas in a Bucket.