The Book Review | What She Knew + Origins

Time to share my thoughts on a couple books I've read recently. What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan and Origins by Dan Brown.   Let's start with Dan Brown's, Origins. I was super excited when I found out this was coming out as a new book in October. I love the Robert Langdon series and Dan Brown always writes an adventurous, plot-twisting book. This book was no exception. The only part about these books that I'm not keen on is the endings when they go on and on with explanation. And this one had a somewhat 'far out' explanation. It's [...]

2017-11-17T05:14:10+00:00 November 9th, 2017|books|1 Comment

Our Diabetic Cat

  Say hello to Sam. Sam is our cat of eight years come this February. He has what I'd consider a stereotypical cat personality in that he wants your affection on his terms. He may not be the cuddly creature that Tito is (Jordan's kitty), but he still loves you...in his own way. For the past little while we've noticed a difference in him. He drinks and pees a lot and has lost weight. Still eats though. So we finally took him to the vet since it seemed like it wasn't changing. And we found out, Sam is diabetic. wow. [...]

2017-11-08T05:33:29+00:00 November 8th, 2017|everyday|2 Comments

My November Vignette

The one thing I love about this time of year is decorating my piano. I usually keep things pretty simple in the decorating category because for me, simple is doable. I've struggled with this 'in between' phase in the month of November. I have a Halloween display and a Christmas display (I'll share an updated photo next month), but until this year I never had much decor for November--Thanksgiving, fall, gratitude, all that. I bought a fall leaf and cotton garland and a new fabric pumpkin this year at a place called Real Deals in Idaho that works perfectly with [...]

2017-11-03T05:39:09+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|home projects|4 Comments

Welcome Melissa Morrelli!

I have been known to stalk on occasion. It's true. I admit it. I don't follow a lot of people on Instagram because, to be honest, I prefer not having so much in my feed. But on occasion I've been known to look at 'Based on People you Follow' or maybe I'll go out and catch up with someone that has been known to tickle my fancy with their wondrous creations. Melissa Morrelli was just such a person...until I finally decided to follow her...and finally decided that this girl needed to be on the KBS Creative Team! Everyone say hello our newest [...]

2017-11-02T06:07:39+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|1 Comment

New Month, New Stamps.

It is November. November! I can't even believe it. I know I seem to say that with each passing month, but this one is scary. Like, I just don't know where the time has gone! I'm struggling with the fact that we've reached this month. Seems like a week ago it was July. Well, the good news is that with a new month, comes new stamps. And boy, do we have some fun ones today!     The first new stamp set is Gather Together. November seems to ooze with gratitude and the need to be with friends and family...and to [...]

2017-11-01T09:48:27+00:00 November 1st, 2017|stamps|0 Comments

Happy Halloween!

  Our humble abode may not be filled with kids getting into costumes and carving pumpkins anymore, but we still love seeing all the kiddos come by in their costume. And if they're lucky, they get to greet Otis who happily accepts any petting from anyone. Tomorrow is November...which I can't even grasp the concept of. But new stamps will be available...and this is a little sneak peek of one of them. :) Happy Halloween everyone!

2017-10-31T11:59:27+00:00 October 31st, 2017|stamps|1 Comment

Tiny Details

I love adding the tiniest details to my pages--and that usually comes in the form of a stamp. Tiny little words, tiny little lines, tiny little accents...the tiny details that take your page up a notch. It's my favorite way to accent. I did manage to whip up a second spread. Two in a week? Yay me again! Here it is, with all its tiny details. :)     As with yesterday's page, I used my Misti Stamp Tool to place the stamps as needed. Because I remove the staples from my book and bind it with a large rubber [...]

2017-10-25T06:19:12+00:00 October 25th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|5 Comments

Capitol Reef Is In The Books

I'm pretty darn good about getting each week documented......on my computer. Getting them 'into the books' is often a different story. I need to make a habit to get 1-2 weeks done each week, otherwise, I'm never gonna get 'em in, right? So here is this week's page from Mother's Day this past May when all I wanted was to go camping with my family. I plan on making a different book to document the trip, but the memory of that week is in my main journal.       Keeping it simple. Getting it done. On this spread I [...]

2017-10-25T06:19:44+00:00 October 24th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|2 Comments

My Life Has Been A Closed Book

Alright. So, not a 'closed book' in the usual sense. But rather, it's been a life of literally closed books. On a rare occasion I may have read a Mary Higgins Clark book or a Dan Brown book...even if it took me about a year to finally read the last one I had. But pretty much, I just haven't had the time--or taken the time--to read. All that changed this year with my One Little Word, illuminate. I decided that I needed to take that time to expand my horizons in the printed word--something  longer than a paragraph and leaning towards a [...]

2017-10-18T08:41:29+00:00 October 18th, 2017|books|12 Comments

Long Story Short

I think one of the main reason's why I love a travelers notebook is because you can document a bit of time in a small amount of space. I love the idea of keeping things small and efficient. At least that's how I've been feeling the past two or three years. We'll see what happens in two or three more. ;) I like the idea of keeping the long story short. Not every 'story' needs all the details. It's more about documenting a slice of life. Sometimes, less is more. And I love what our darling Marcy has to share with [...]

2017-10-17T05:58:14+00:00 October 17th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|2 Comments