I Am Iron Man.

  This song has been stuck in my head for daaaaaays. A couple weeks ago I'd shared  here on the blog that I'd been having health some issues. The kind that seem to happen when a woman turns 50 or so. As a result I became severely anemic--like transfusion or infusion bound. But they preferred to try treating it with iron pills first. I'd had blood work done before I went to Kauai and didn't get the results until a couple days before we were to come home. At that point I wasn't ready to start taking iron, knowing that [...]

2017-04-13T06:47:40+00:00 April 13th, 2017|everyday|4 Comments

Capturing ‘Your Squad’

In this day and age of selfies, a great many more photos can be--and are--taken of ourselves. Yay! I think the tweens+teens utilize this feature much more than us adults (haha), but I love that more and more are finding themselves in front of the camera because they can. I love that it helps us to document life more regularly. But what do we do with all these photos? Well, take a look at what Laura has done with all the children she tends to....her squad.     [ Designs |  Storyboard #1 / Weathered Door [all] / Borderlines #1 [...]

2017-04-11T08:16:26+00:00 April 11th, 2017|cuttables, photo templates|0 Comments

Traveler’s Pack: Paradise

Once upon a time there was a little girl who was taking a trip across the big blue ocean to the beautiful island of Kauai. She knew she wanted to write her stories of the trip and needed the prefect accessories to accommodate such stories of travels and adventure, and Traveler's Pack: Paradise was born.   The kit comes with seven cover papers sized the same as a Midori cover, which is 8.75" x 8.25". Of course you can size as needed. You can also use them as paper in the book as well as what they were intended for…covers. This kit [...]

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

Aloha!

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 us...it'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