Social Distancing Monitors

Social Distancing. Staying at least 6′ away from others, and not touching them. That’s the recommendation by those-who-know-best. So we are observing social distancing and being very careful with what we do, who we see, and where we go. Since Social...

Do you Love the Look of Watercolor?

I love the look of watercolor backgrounds. They can provide a nice soft effect or a more vibrant effect, depending upon how you use them. I typically go for the soft effect, and that was my goal with my new Watercolor Bleached Overlays 01.   Super easy to...

What I Learned This Week

My son and daughter-in-law are participating in the Dopey Challenge at Florida’s Disney World. The Challenge is to run a 5 K (3 miles) on Day 1, a 10 K (6 miles) on Day 2, a half-marathon on Day 3, and a full marathon on Day 4.  What that means to me,...

How to Become Invisible

I write a Personal Note each week, although I have missed a few here and there. It is a time for me to reflect and write about one thing, just one thing, that I experienced that week.  I get to know you through your scrapbook pages. I see your delight when you...

It’s Magic!

Owen, our just-turned-6-year-old grandson, has discovered the world of magic.  He takes great delight in learning new “illusions” (not tricks). When he performs, and we ask how he did what he did, he very firmly states, and with great emphasis I might...

Rough Week = New Insight

It’s been a rough week for our Bichon, Riley. For 2 months, he’s been fighting what appeared to be an ear infection. When different antibiotics wouldn’t help, the decision was made to sedate him so the veterinarian could get a good look into his...

The Marriage of Nostalgia and Candy

I’m really not a “candy person.” Give me cookies and you will be my Best Friend Forever. (Yes, I can be that shallow).  But candy?  It typically doesn’t tempt me that much.  Let it be known though, that I don’t consider...

Kids Don’t Come With a Manual

I was 23 when our first child, a daughter we named Jennifer, was born. My mom had cancer and was admitted to the City of Hope 5 days after that. Mom died 3 months later.  I missed having her around for many reasons, just one of them being the fact that I could...

Hoosier Update

Two weeks ago, I asked your thoughts on painting antiques. (What Do You Think of Painting Antiques?). As I mentioned in last weeks post, “The Best Laid Plans,” the consensus among you is:  …it really just depends on what the piece is. If it is a...

Have You Seen a Dermatologist Recently?

Do you remember the days of your youth when it was “the thing” to mix Baby Oil with Iodine then use that as  “tanning” lotion?  Who cared if we were frying our skin if we had a nice tan? It was easy then to think, yeah,...

How Do You “Bag” Your Food?

Last week we ran out of plastic Sandwich Bags. You know, the kind you put your sandwiches or snacks or fruit in, or just about anything you want to protect and save for later.  My husband discovered this while making his lunch to take to work, and he was stymied....

We have EGGS!

One of the things I love about where we live is that we can hear the birds singing all day. I’ve noticed, over the past weeks, that their singing is even louder than it has been in the past. Hmmm… could it be we simply have more birds around? Why, yes,...