Thursday, July 29, 2010

Check out this entry I found on Shutterfly Summer Freedom Contest.

Check out this entry I found on Shutterfly Summer Freedom Contest.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Paris 2006

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Getting back on the horse, or mule more like

OK. After two weeks of slothful behavior, I have begun exercising and counting calories once again. My weight loss had stalled when I stopped counting calories and exercising on a regular basis. Imagine that!

My inspiration is this remarkable woman, Cathy Zielske. Here is a link to her weight loss and exercise blog.

I walked/jogged 38 minutes today. I'm not sure how far that was. I would like to use the Nike+ iPod product but I have an iPhone 3G, which does not work with that product. Almost every other Apple product works with it but not my antiquated 3G phone. Aargh! I was thinking of upgrading my phone, which I probably will, but I was waiting for the white model. Plus, I think Apple will probably come out with an updated version of its phone in order to fix its current design flaw.

That's OK. I can probably estimate how far I walk/jog around my neighborhood for now. Just getting out there and getting active are big steps for me!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Some new layouts

Going to a crop today!

Yes, it's true. It's something I don't do often enough but I am cropping with my friend Leah today. I hope to purchase some BoBunny papers and make some really cool scrapbook pages. Hopefully I'll post them later.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lavender, lovely lavender

I am so inspired today to talk about lavender.

About 10 years ago, DH and I thought about living on a small tract of land and growing lavender. However, the situation never materialized. Fast forward to today and I am thinking about growing lavender once again thanks to Mike Neustrom of Prairie Lavender Farm.

We live in a suburban cul-de-sac lot but we have had phenomenal success with our Munstead and Grosso lavender plants, especially this year. I am planning on planting 45-60 more plants, adding to the 23 that we already have, and having a veritable lavender farm in the suburbs!

Considering the cost, I'll probably only plant about 10-15 more this year and see how they do on our west side. An added bonus: the more lavender we have, the less lawn I have to mow!

Friday, July 9, 2010

My boy and zoo pages

I am just experimenting with the myriad of papers I have in my possession. I'm not sure if I like the one about my son but heck why not post it?
Also, I found these old Close To My Heart papers and stamps and decided to use them on our zoo page this year.
I love to scrapbook!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just finished my third scrapbook page of the day... may be a record setting day for me!

Back to scrapbooking...

It's finally time for me to get back to one of my great passions...scrapbooking.

I am refurbishing my scrap space once again and I intend to get oodles of scrapping done between now and when school is back in session. I ordered 679 photographs from Kodak Gallery and they should arrive soon. I think I wait a bit too long to order my pictures, don't you? Well, it's usually a wonderful walk down memory lane looking back over the past several months' worth of photos. It's also a nice boost to my creativity, especially now that I have a scrapping/stamping station that is cleaned off and ready to go. Well, it's almost ready to go. It'll be ready to go soon, I promise!