The highlight for week was Easter, of course.
I hadn’t planned on making a big Easter dinner. But my husband invited some work people, so I had to dash out and shop and pull together a big dinner. The end of the week was a local community fashion show.
Ham, New England vegetable boil, and pineapple spoon bread were the main parts of my meal. First week in Physical Therapy. The one little photo is my husband’s secretary who was one of the models in the charity fashion show…
Decided to try Weight Watchers online. At least I am eating the same foods as the family and not eliminating any specific food group. Slow and steady. Physical Therapy advised new sneakers, and off to Marathon Sports to be fitted. Had the electrician come out to estimate the install for our hot tub (way more expensive than I thought, whew!). As I said above, several pictures from the local Junior Women’s Charity Fashion show…good fun.
I am using many cards from my Studio Calico Kit, basic cardstock, Ali Edward Stamps, various wood veneer and washi tape. Stickers from my stash too. I do feel good about this project as I use up more and more of my embellishment leftovers from full size scrapping.
Thanks for stopping by again
I am having a love/hate relationship with my Project Life.
I am glad I have it (when I am caught up). But I feel like I am living my “scrappy life” for it right now. I am taking pictures as much as I can, but I often forget and just enjoy the moment (or not if its just the mundane ones). It has taken all of my scrapping time so I haven’t done any 12x12s. The other part is, since I don’t have time for my 12×12 scrapping, I miss a lot of the techniques I use…especially layering and open space on my page. I really cram everything in.
So people will say, if you don’t love it, then stop it. Well, there is the other side of the coin. I am finding that I do more each week so I have something to scrap…that also takes away from my scrappy time, lol. (But that is a good thing). On another plus side, I am spending way less now that I have the basic PL supplies. It takes just my stash to work on pages.
Anyway, I am up-to-date, although I have been unable to blog for awhile. So let me start with Week 13:
This week is really just about every-day life.
We mostly did a lot of yard work. The weather started to warm up a bit (here and there), so I took advantage of that as often as I can to sit outside and read, browse blogs and YouTube with my ipad, etc. I headed over to Gold’s gym to see if they have equipment I could handle and considered a membership–but PT and Dr. said to hold off. (I think all the materials I used are from my stash).
My husband was traveling again and I love when he is finally home and can relax….outside with a fire as often as possible. RHOBH had their season finale reunion. My favorite show, Dr Who, has kicked off with a new companion. I also checked out Jenny Craig…nixed that idea for cost and limitations. (On this page I used a lot more cards from my Studio Calico monthly kit, washi tape, Amy Tangerine stickers, and various left-over supplies from my stash).
Thanks for stopping by….more PL to come.
It as been a crazy few weeks here. I am finally back home (last week).
- Celebrated my April 24th Birthday finally–this past Saturday.
- Worked all weekend outside trying to get some trees planted/transplanted.
- And getting the household back on track (laundry, bills, food, cleaning…you know what its like when you are away for awhile)
My son bought his very first home last year. He found a townhouse that needed lots of TLC just outside the DC beltway. My husband and I went down to Maryland for a week to help him finish tearing out the old basement and begin to finish off the basement again. It had a damp/mold smell.
- So we removed all the old drywall, sealed the walls, reframed it, used Mold-resistant drywall,
- removed the carpeting on the main floor and stairs,
- removed the dusty, dirty ceiling tiles they installed
- Made several trips to “the dump”, and
- redid all the crazy wiring the past owners had done.
Whoever did this basement was lucky that he townhouse didn’t burn down or that someone didn’t get electrocuted. Such a mess. Based on some doodling we found under the carpet, we thing the basement was finished around 1986.
Now my son has to spackle, sand and prime the walls before we go down again to finish off the ceiling, trim and lay the flooring (that he already bought). Slow and steady and with alot of patience he’ll have a great little “man cave”.
PROJECT LIFE UPDATE:
I posted another YouTube video here:
I am completely up-to-date with pictures and basic journaling and filler cards in all the slots right up through last week. However I haven’t done any embellishing and all the main journaling and week-in-review needs to be done. Thank goodness for my Filofax/Covey planners. They have all my schedules, thoughts and general journaling ideas all recorded for when I am ready to work on it again.
You never know when life is going to give you a curve ball. We intended on spending a quiet week home and go out to dinner one night for my birthday…
My son who lives in Maryland had some basement damp issues. Luckily my husband was able to coordinate some time off with my son. So now we are heading down to him for the next 5-7 days to clear up the mess and hopefully leave him with something he can finish on his own.
I’ll be checking in on your blogs. Have a great weekend.
Good Morning all. I took this photo for a Project Life spread and I thought it too adorable not to scrap it on its own.
My little Cavalier King Charles, Darby, loves to be near me constantly! So he had no alternative but to learn to love riding in the car. I don’t take him shopping, etc. But it is wonderful on long car rides.
Love all of Amy Tangerine for American Crafts scrap collections. I have them all and the mix and match beautifully.
The “Love” wood veneer is from Freckled Fawn. So glad other companies are making these. The rest are Studio Calico.
I made the “Say Cheese” with my flair machine.
Thanks for looking!