We may have a little time still before our romantical 30th anniversary trip to Paris, but preparations have begun--the researching, the booking, the plotting of days... All that fun stuff you get to do before a trip, right? You all know I love to travel. I love taking photos and experiencing new places. And I’ve created many-a travel journals for these journeys. Most often, I take small handful of supplies to document while I’m there. But truth be told, I never get much past the first couple days. I will type up my thoughts of the day, but getting [...]
Happy Valentine's Day one and all! This is such a sweet day...and I'm not talking about all the candy. It's the one day a year that we celebrate love. And today we're celebrating some love with a brand new stamp set available for preorder. Say hello to Feelin' The Love. I know we're a little late and all since January was not kind to me, but I still wanted a fun 'love' set of stamps this month. :) A couple of these phrases--like love you the mostest--are something I've said to my kids since they were little. So there's a bit of personal [...]
All my kids are now in their twenties--with one being married and living away. As they got older, it became tradition for me to get them a 'made from scratch' Valentine cookie or on occasion a Cravings cupcake because...who really needs all that candy? The girls especially didn't want a bunch of candy around. (wink wink) On occasion I'll find some other sort of token. This year, some super fun socks caught my eye. And now all I'm thinking is how cute would they be in these card holders that our Miss Maggie made! Now that my kids [...]
It's a big day here in the land of Bradford. Today hubs and I celebrate thirty years of marriage. Thirty years sure does seem like a monumental milestone in this day and age. I can't tell you how many friends of my kids have already gotten divorced after not even five years. I wish I could say we have all the answers on how to last this long, but I don't. I don't believe anyone can have a perfect marriage. There are always ups and downs--usually more ups than downs, I hope. But I think what's worked for [...]
This is pretty sad. I can't even believe I wrote nothing in my Fundamentals Planner for January. Not only that, I haven't written in my journal either! So not like me! This terrible cold I had in January pretty much brought everything to a halt. And the worst part of it is, it's hard to get back into a routine now. I feel like I have no creative mojo and even less motivation to do anything. What is wrong with me? I have ideas. Some come together. Some don't. February stamps are late, but will be available for preorder starting [...]
California Soul is a song I love to listen to. Great song. Great lyrics. We were definitely groovin' all day long on our excursion through parts of California we'd never seen before. If you're unfamiliar, use the link above to listen to it. Love it. Just the inspiration needed to make this California Soul printable.
February is the perfect month to capture the relationship between you and your significant other or you and your family. A special photo, a special time, what you love about them...anything to express your gratitude and love. That's what's so amazing about this spread from Melissa! How cute of a couple are they? [ Stamps: XO / Yesterday / Time Again / Life Scripted ] Wow! I love this combination of stamps! I'm always amazed how you all make these little word masterpieces with the stamps. And Melissa's is lovely! perfection. Here's what she has to say: I [...]
Could someone tell me where January went? Holy cannoli it went by fast! Not to mention it only snowed once and the temps have been warmer. A couple days ago it was 60 degrees! Not our usual January, for sure. And now, we have entered into the month of love. Not only do we celebrate Valentine's Day, but this year hubs and I celebrate 30 years of marriage right before that day. Thirty years. If I think January went by fast, thirty years went by just as fast. And I wanted the cliche to celebrate those thirty years. Paris in the springtime. [...]
Well, it's the last day of January--end of the month and end of my Phrase A Day endeavor. Sadly, what I'd hoped to achieve with this personal challenge did not necessarily happen. I'd wanted to learn more about the Procreate app, to explore and try some different writing styles. Unfortunately, having been sick for most of the month, I could only manage to squeak out a few here and there in their somewhat traditional sense. Don't get me wrong, practicing writing with the iPad Pro 10.5 did help, but I had wanted to get more out of the app to [...]
What would it be like to have a 'perfect' life? hmm. I'd venture to say it would be pretty boring, wouldn't you? It's the downs that make the ups so sweet. The important part of life is how you approach it. Just live the best life you can and it will be perfect in its own way. Say hello to today's Phrase A Day. I thought it would be a perfect accent in my home. Just a sweet reminder that our life is pretty darn good--even with the downs.