Tuesday, June 25, 2013

So what the heck have I been up to the past 3 months?

Ignoring my blog for starters.  
Here's the short version:

Went to see Maroon 5!!

Saw one daughter off to Senior Prom

And the other to the 8th grade formal

Attended an 8th grade Promotion

 and a High School Graduation

Spent time with  my crazy family!

And sent and received lots of cool mail

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Making the switch to Bloglovin

Since Google reader will be leaving us soon I made the switch over to Bloglovin.  Follow me there:

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Luckily when you sign up over there you can import all the blogs you follow through google over there.  It did miss a few but for the most part it worked fine.  

The one thing I don't particularly like is that when you are on your home page it only lists the blogs that have unread entries and then you can only see those unread ones.  I like being able to see all the entries for a particular blog in case I wanted to go back to a previous post.  

You can go to your "following" page and click on a blog to see all the posts but it's extra steps.  Something to get used to I guess.  

Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Month of Letters Weeks 3 & 4

I did it!  I completed the Month of Letters challenge.

I sent out a total of 58 pieces of mail. 

Didn't do to well at photographing it though.  Here are a couple envelopes I made/decorated...

I connected with some great people and hopefully we will continue to correspond long after this challenge!  

Thursday, February 21, 2013


A couple years ago I came across Zentangle.  I don't remember how or why.  After checking it out for a while I decided it would be fun to try.

So back in November of 2011 my daughter and I took a basic class at our local craft store.  I loved it.  I never felt I could draw but I was able to do the things they were showing us in class.  

And like many things I get into I came home all excited, tried a few more tangles.  Drew this:

And promptly "forgot" about doing much with it again for about a year!  I dug my sketch book back out in December of last year and did this:

I decided at that time that I wanted to try to do it more regularly and get better at it.  So I bought myself a 2013 tangle a day calendar.  I love it but of course I am WAY behind on doing it daily.  

I started out good 

Did a few I liked and a few I didn't.

And stalled out around January 9th!!  

I'm working on getting back to it.

I wish I could find a balance and learn to give time to all the things I enjoy instead of obsessing about one for weeks or months and ignoring the others.  

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Month Of Letters: Week 2

I'm still in it.  Getting out at least one or two items a day.  But I still feel "behind".  I have a bunch of things I need to respond to and I always feel like I'm too slow getting back to people.  

I really need to be in the right mood to write a letter.  I always have good intentions of sitting and responding but then when it comes time I don't always feel like I'm in the right state of mind.

I only photographed my incoming this week.  I keep forgetting about the outgoing.  Well, I forget the incoming too but at least it's here and I can go back and do it the next day. 

A cool hand made envelope, Large letter Ohio postcard and I just love that heart.  It's the cardboard piece from a box of chocolates that the sender covered it cancelled love and heart stamps and sent as a postcard.

More postcards from a Round Robin.

A Few more from the same Round Robin.  I love that little doggie peeking out the door!

More postcards and a letter from a Month of Letters participant.

Here's the note card that was inside that envelope.  I just love the colors.

And a cute valentine's postcard.  The little folded paper hearts were tucked inside a small envelope attached to the back of the postcard.  So fun!

Now I'm staring into a fun weekend of scholarship applications and financial aid forms!