Beach Vibes

I've been feelin' the beach vibes for a about a month now and have been living them all week long on Kauai. So is it any wonder that there had to be a new beach-themed set of stamps for this month?   Say aloha to Beach Vibes! All these tropical cuties are perfect for all sorts of beach occasions. My favorites? Gotta love the pineapple, right? And those beach umbrellas? Oh my! And through April 2 you can save 10% on the digital or physical stamps. And now I'm off to watch the sunset on the beach, so aloha!

2017-04-04T20:36:46+00:00 March 31st, 2017|digital shapes, stamps, travel, travelers notebook|3 Comments


Greetings from Kauai! I know it's been a bit quiet here in KBS land, but that's because I'm off the mainland visiting the beautiful island of Kauai with my dad and stepmom and their granddaughter. Enjoying a bit of island breeze and beautiful sunrises while the other adults in my family tend to the animals back at home. Sorry kids. ;) There's some fun stuff a-comin' that I can't wait to show you...very soon!

2017-05-09T11:14:37+00:00 March 29th, 2017|travel|2 Comments

Death and Taxes

  As I was laying in bed and finishing Survivor last night (ohhh Malcom!), all I could think of was how my day felt like the phrase, death and taxes. I'm not dying any time soon (or so I hope), but as I shared on social media yesterday, I had quite an episode when having some blood drawn for tests. I think I scared the poor nurse to death as she went to get me some water because I wasn't feeling well and she came back to find me kneeling with my head on my hands on the floor, doing my best not [...]

2017-05-09T11:16:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|everyday|14 Comments

Keeping a Daily Journal

The way I keep a journal now as opposed to a teenager is like night and day. I don't feel the need to go into detail with every bit of my day like I did as a teen. Oh the angst and drama of it all. ;) For almost two years I have regularly written little snippets about each day in my 'journal'. It is a little slice of who I am. My great grandfather and great grandmother did it and it is a true treasure and a 'slice of life' as to what they did each day, or what [...]

2017-03-21T08:17:49+00:00 March 21st, 2017|travelers notebook|0 Comments

Friday Freebie | Lucky Us

  It's been a long time since we've had a Friday Freebie and with today being St. Patrick's Day and all? Lucky's the perfect time for one! Three sweet little 3x4 card choices. Use them as a card in Project Life or trim them square and add them to your planner or traveler's notebook. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

2017-05-09T11:18:02+00:00 March 17th, 2017|freebies|8 Comments

Photographing the Littles

Recently my dear friend Lisa Bearnson asked if I'd take pictures of her 11-month old niece, who hadn't really had any 'professional' photos taken of her as of yet. Now, I am by no means a 'professional', but I can do okay. I know enough to get by, but in the photo world, I believe I'd still be considered an amateur. And it's been years since I've photographed a child this age. Whew! It's a workout! So today, I thought I might share a few tips I used get some photos of this cutie.   Gotta keep up. This is [...]

2017-03-15T07:25:37+00:00 March 15th, 2017|photography|3 Comments

Moab. A Grand Adventure….In One Day.

A couple weeks ago I was getting quite stir crazy. Lots of gloomy weather about with hints of a spring day here and there. Just enough to get you excited only to be dashed with a blizzard the next day. And we'd already had a very gloomy January and February and this sun-deprived girl was getting a little anxious. Dan and I had been talking of going to Moab, Utah (three hours from here) for some time. We'd celebrated our 29th anniversary last month and thought this would be a fun getaway. We were waiting for a warmer couple of [...]

2017-05-15T09:59:49+00:00 March 13th, 2017|travel, utah adventures|7 Comments

Send A Card Today

If there's one thing that spring brings, it's color and freshness. My mind and soul actually crave it. I mean, how can you blame a gal after a few months of dull and grey. You want those pops of color again--inside your home, what you're wearing, outside everywhere you look...and even in your mailbox. How lovely would it be to receive a card like one of these from Miss Nichol! [ Designs | Borderlines #3.  Stamps | Fresh Air / For You ]   It's like a lovely breeze just drifted through your home if you opened one of these! [...]

2017-03-11T08:58:45+00:00 March 11th, 2017|cards, stamps|0 Comments

A New Line: Travelers Notebook Themed Kits

As part of this fresh, new KBS direction-- live. write. repeat.--I personally want to focus more on documenting simply and share those ideas with you. And part of that is creating components as part of a system to help you--and me--to do that. A couple months ago you may have seen the 'Instagram-minute' video I shared on what I'm doing with my traveler's notebook (and a little peek at this new kit). I'm actually going to do something a little more in-depth here soon, but one of the fun techniques I'm doing is binding my book with  a Midori rubber band rather than the staples.. [...]

2017-03-10T16:52:42+00:00 March 10th, 2017|printables, travelers notebook|5 Comments

Take Note

While fall seems to be the time to document what you are grateful for, spring is the perfect time to take note of the favorite things in your life. Everything is fresh and new. You want to freshen up your wardrobe with new spring clothes--I know it made me feel good the other day. ;) You buy new bins and tools to organize your home. You want to watch the new buds grow on your lilac tree. Spring is a perfect time for documenting what's new. Take a look at what Marcy did with a favorite item of hers. From [...]

2017-05-09T11:19:54+00:00 March 9th, 2017|planners, stamps, travelers notebook|0 Comments