Saturday, April 8, 2017

Super Saturday...

After having my Nikon D40 camera for 10 years, and still having no clue as to what I was doing, despite taking several classes...nothing cost a whole lot, but figured I'd get some basics and hopefully more...my photos were ok, but I still thought I could do better, therefore I signed up for a class at the Cleveland Photographic Society...
 
 
I signed up last year...As the class date approached, I was having issues with the D40, so my daughter suggested that I consider a new camera...Loaded with great information that she supplied me with I am now the proud owner of the D5600...
 
My first class was today and it was AWESOME...I am so glad I put forth the few extra $$ to take this class...I now could kick myself for not having done this in the first place 10 years ago...We all know we can't go back, therefore, I'm looking forward to my next 5 classes along with 2 field trips...
 
In the jest of all this, I received numerous emails from the Society about different things they were sponsoring etc...One of those emails, was about submitting one of your favorite photos...I thought, what the heck...Not sure how they decide what they put on their wall at the Society, or if they just share everything they get and it really didn't matter..I followed directions and sent in my photo...not hearing anything further, I totally forgot about it...
 
Right before my class started today I decided to look at photos they have posted throughout their facility...and then it hit me, there was my photo...they enlarged to a 12 x 12 framed it and shared it with approximately 20 other photos on that particular wall...I was besides myself...and I'm still on a high, making today my "Super Saturday."
 
Pretty sure that not many people view my blog anymore, so if you happen to be reading this, I sure hope you were able to understand my ramblings...
 
Have a great evening and even a better Sunday...


Friday, February 17, 2017

Finally Friday...

Although I like being busy, I also like my down time...Which was the plan after my 2 day weekend crop...
 
Monday I was exhausted, but had things on my calendar, along with other things for Tuesday...Was looking forward to the next 5 days of R n R and doing some more organizing and catching up with other things...I think I must be a bad organizer or a messy person, as it seems that's all I ever do...
 
Wednesday, something popped up so there went my Wednesday...Thursday I started doing some things up in my craft or is crap room, lol...My sister stopped over and visited for a bit and then Ken was making a new recipe in his Insta Pot, so she came back for dinner and more chatting...
 
Friday, my car was finally ready for pickup and Ken and I decided to make a trip to the Stouffer's Outlet store which was right around the corner from where we picked up my car...Got two large containers of Salisbury Steak n Gravy along with Meatloaf n Gravy...So I think we will be trying one of those on Sunday...
 
Once up in my craft area, I managed to consolidate about 10 piles of scappy stuff into 3 large piles...I did toss a few things, along with putting stuff in a box for a freebie table at my next crop, I have another large stack of UFOs to take to my next 3 day crop (basically need photos and a few odds and ends), a stack of kits that definitely need more work on them...As I went through stacks I was able to put some Christmas, Halloween, Birthday, Sports, and Miscellaneous stuff in some new containers I got...Hoping this solves the problem of my looking through stuff over and over...
 
Once I sign off here, I'm going back in to see if I can put another dent in things...
 
With that being said, have a great weekend and be safe...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wenesday Ramblings...

I've had my photos organized by occasion for year...Not only on my computer, my EHD, but also in photo boxes...Of course every time I scrap, I take some photos out, and then never end up putting them back in their perspective spot...Therefore, I've taken the last few evening, while watching TV to accomplish getting them back where they need to be...
 
Of course, this is just in time for this Saturday and Sunday's crop...I have 3 days to match layouts and photos and looking forward to have the biggest productive crop ever...Need to move those UFOs along so I can start making new piles of stuff...LOL...
 
Weather here in Ohio has been crazy...couple of days with 65 degree temps and then back to cold and snow...All in all, I'd say we've had a pretty mild winter...Or it's just the calm before the storm...
 
Been busy trying to keep up with the everyday things that need to be done, along with doctors and dentists...Especially behind in other things since being down with that awful virus I had...I usually do quite well by taking a room at a time and going through drawers, closets, cupboards and what ever else needs to be done...
 
Ken and I are seriously considering selling our camper this year...As much as we enjoy it, as we've gotten older, it gets a little harder to do some things...Having had both knees replaced, it's difficult for me to do some of the things that I could be helping Ken out with...But we shall see...He doesn't think anyone will be interested that quickly, but I do...
 
Enough with my ramblings, need to get moving with layouts and photos...
 
Have a great day and be safe...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

OMG...

I think Ken and I are over this virus that we've had since before Christmas...Once we received medication, doctor said we just had to ride things out and that it was going to take a while...That it did...
 
Trying to play catch up on all my paper work along with other things...
 
Managed to scrap today...Not sure if you'd really call it scrapping as I managed to finish 3 UFO's (Unfinished Objects...)  Great feeling...
 
I have a 2 day crop coming up in February and managed to order some photos...Hopefully some of them will match up with the huge stack of UFO's I still have...Once photos arrive, I'm going to try and kit up things so I can be productive...
 
Santa got me an Amazon Gift card and although I really don't need anything else scrapbook related, I felt the need for some retail therapy...Haven't bought anything for months...Looking forward for my order to arrive, but going to try and hold off opening it...Do I really think that's going to work...Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...but I can try...
 
Time to go back to watching the football game...
 
Everyone have a great week...Stay safe...





Friday, January 13, 2017

Trying to catch up...

I don't remember ever having a cold, sore throat, cough, chills, and all that other stuff linger as long as this...Been in touch with doctor...Did get medication, but now I'm told, it's time to ride out the storm...Unfortunately not much is getting done around here while I'm riding around here...I manage to do a few things here and there but then I'm just exhausted...I've been out and about, but then come home and time to rest...Again back in touch with the doctor and getting the same information, keep you hands and feet in the ride at all times...Wonder if it's time to change doctors...I am so much better than I was, but not like I want to be...Today, I have some laundry to put away along with some over due paper work to be done...
 
I signed up for a scrapbooking crop for tomorrow...meeting another gal there...hoping to make some cards for a card swap I signed up for...Thinking of traveling light...which of course never happens...but the more I load up, the more stuff I have to schlep around...I think I need to make 8 of the same card...the challenge isn't due immediately, but I know that if I wait to long then I'm rushing around and making mistakes...Wish me luck...Also hoping some fresh air and fun time will help the cause...
 
Ken was kind enough to pick up a bunch of things from the store for me...I have several recipes I've been wanting to try...A couple of different soups, Swedish meatballs, and I believe a chicken broccoli dish...Oh, and can't forget the no bake eclair dessert...They all sound yummy...
 
Wishing everyone a great Friday along with a fantastic weekend...
 
Enjoy and stay safe...
 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Not very oppotunistic today...

Been fighting a cold/cough now for a bout 2 weeks...much better than it was, but this cough just seems to linger on...and since I did scads of running around yesterday in the drab dreary rain, I think I'm just run down today...

Managed to fold a couple loads of clothes and now they're sitting on the bed to be put away...Was also able to organize some paper work...Time to take out the 2016 folders and make room for 2017 folders...

Was able to find another recipe for Broccoli Cheese soup, so going to have to give that a try in the near future...My first recipe went in file 13...despite the fact that Ken actually had two bowls...I'm the one that didn't care for it much...So will let you know how that turns out...

Hope everyone has a great day...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Opportunities...

January 1st - missed opportunity by the Cleveland Browns...
January 1st - took advantage of $105 in free play at the Casino and tripled my money...
 
January 2nd - took advantage of a lazy day and proceeded to get all the Christmas decorations put away along with organizing my paper work and spring cleaning both dressers...
 
January 3rd - ran lots of errands today despite the drab rainy day we had...plus tried a new recipe for broccoli cheese soup...recipe now in file 13...lol...
 
I realize no one really reads blogs any more, but if I can keep up with keeping myself busy and accomplishing different things along with opportunities that I can take advantage of it will be a GREAT year...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome 2017...

With 2017 comes 365 opportunities...I am going to try my best to take advantage of each and every day...

My OLW (one little word) for 2017 is patience...Something I definitely need to work at...

Wishing everyone a HEALTHY, HAPPY, PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR...

Today is the first day of the rest of our lives...Make it count...


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Finally...

It's been brought to my attention that I haven't updated my blog in ages...Which is definitely true...
 
Being a scrapbooker, I find myself to be quite structured...Afraid to go out of the box...Try new things...
 
That being said, below is a layout that took me probably 5 days to complete...I was bound and determined...It's not way out of the box, but for me, it's progress...I used 2 different edge punches...I layered more than normal...I used spritz...I matted my photo in white, but then used a stampin up marker around the edges so that it popped out a bit...Flowers, bling, title, are pretty much the normal, but the other stuff is not...
 
So without further ado, here it is...Thanks for looking...I certainly hope that my next out of the box layout takes me less time...Maybe the more I do it, the quicker it will go and I'll be able to try more things, after all, it's only paper...



Saturday, September 10, 2016

Maria's Field of Hope...

Well I certainly haven't posted in ages...Life seems to get in the way of doing many things that I enjoy...Here's hoping I do better in the future...

Just had to post these photos of sunflowers that I took today at Maria's Field of Hope in Avon, Ohio...I took scads of shots, but these by far are my favorites...

Being a cancer survivor, it was a very moving experience...



Saturday, December 5, 2015

Conclusion...

Since I've been making my own cards for several years now...I have bits and pieces, parts n things, etc etc etc...I'm finding that I spend more time try to match this with that and so on than on the actual creativity end...Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that after all my Christmas Cards are signed, sealed, and delivered that I am taking all those odds and ends and either tossing them or if there's an abundance (which I doubt) I will donate to the school, or toss in a "freebie" bag for my next IRL crop and let someone else deal with matchy matchy...
 
I also have no idea why I bought envelopes in every color under the sun...Wait, yes I do know why, because I was going to match them to the cards...Well unless you have a white pen, that actually works all the time, you need labels...Or at least I do, as my handwriting along w/my printing has a lot to be desired...
 
All that card stock that I won, people gave me, I picked up on a freebie table is going to go out with with the wind also...Same reasoning...I'm spending more time looking to coincide things than in the actual creativity part...
 
But when I first started this "hobby" I had no one to teach me, so I just went out and bought bought bought...Little did I know...Of course I got lots of bargains, but what's a bargain if I'm not using it...LOL LOL LOL...
 
Oh well another lesson, learned...or at least I hope it is...
 
Need to be up early tomorrow...have another busy day...Enjoy your weekend...Be safe...

Friday, December 4, 2015

Time Sure Has Flown...

I can't believe it's December 4th already...Seems like I just posted yesterday but it's been over 3 weeks...
 
Really don't have much to share...I've been busy...Plus I was down and out for several days with a cold/flu and what ever other bug decided to join the group...Feeling better that I was, but not where I'd like to be...
 
It's crunch time for me for sure...I have scads of things I need to get done along with several things on the daily calendar...
 
I decided that it's time to do a MAJOR purge around here...I've been in my home for 35+ years, which means I've accumulated a lot of stuff...Along with collecting things...A major wake up call for me is realizing that my kids nor my grand kids are going to want any of this stuff...I remember telling my own mother "that's not my style" or "I don't like that."  So I figured before I hear that from everyone, I'd bite the bullet and start tossing stuff on my own...My major purge is in my upstairs dormer...Three huge closets full of stuff...I managed to get one closet cleaned out and in the process of putting things back in there...Got rid of a huge TV along with an empty box for a TV, but it didn't fit the TV that was in there, so go figure...My next closet is the Christmas Closet...I've managed to take everything out...I have approximately 9 large tubs full of stuff...So far I've managed to toss some stuff, Goodwill other stuff, and there are a few things that I plan on keeping...Tree and Christmas trimmings will be cut way down...As much as I love the Christmas season with all the bright festive colors, I'll never ever be able to display all the stuff I have...End result, lots needs to go...That being said, I probably won't tackle the 3rd closet until after the holidays...This way I can get all that stuff packed and put away for next year...
 
Need to find time for a couple of Christmas Projects that I need to get done...I have everything I need, I just haven't sat down and done it...
 
Christmas Card labels are done...Some generic cards went out in the mail a couple of days ago...I just finished completing 6 handmade cards, which have also be signed, sealed, and ready for delivery in tomorrow's mail...Probably about 30 more cards totaled to get out the door by Sunday...Or at least I'm hoping...Think I need to venture to the store, for a box of generic cards as I know people don't save homemade cards and as much as I enjoy making them, the thought of them just being tossed makes me sad...I'm sure my creations aren't as beautiful as others, but I do take the time to try and create something everyone will enjoy...But of course, not everyone things the same way I do, when it comes to handmade items...
 
Well I think I've babbled on long enough, it's late, and I have lots I want to accomplish in the day...Until my next post, be safe...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pinochle

Looking for a great site to play pinochle???
Here's a link...Hope to see you there...

Online Pinochle



Monday, November 9, 2015

Bundle of Joy Layouts

Here's a couple of layouts that I made with the Echo Park, Bundle of Joy Collection...The adorable little guy in the photos is my great grandson Mason...I still have lots of paper left over for more layouts which I'll be working on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at a crop...I LOVE this collection...
Thanks for looking and enjoy your week...






Friday, November 6, 2015

My Personal VENTS...

People that go the wrong direction in a parking lot when it's clearly marked with an arrow...And I do realize that now and then it happens accidentally...but come on now...there are some that just don't care...and then they expect you to move...
 
People that wait in line at the store and then after everything is rung up, decide to dig not just for their money, but for their coupons...Let's be prepared...
 
People that get to the checkout and after all is said and done don't have enough money and then start to pick and choose what to return...
 
15 items or less and cash only means exactly that...and that's 15 unduplicated items...
 
Common courtesy...what happened to please, thank you, excuse me, your welcome, I'm sorry, and the list goes on...
 
People that just "stop" in the middle of an isle at the store...either just stand there or decide it's time to chat with someone they met in the isle...
 
Parents that let their children run wild through the store..either touching and licking the fruit that's out, pulling stuff off the shelves, running into others with the carts that they are allowed to push and again the list goes on...and the parents/guardians they think nothing of it, and are  immune to what their child is doing, or think it's just plain cute...There's a time for cuteness and doing these kinds of things is not it...
 
There are cross walks for a reason...but do people use them...NO...they just cross where ever they want...but then if they get hit, it's the drivers fault for not paying attention...
 
Our streets are full of trash...people throwing things out of windows...emptying their ashtrays on the side of their cars and again the list goes on...Aren't you PROUD of your country???
 
I love having a cell phone, but I don't want to listen to your "loud and sometime personal" conversations...
 
Let's have some common courtesy when doing personal business and make or take that cell call after you're out of the bank, the restaurant, or the check out lines...
 
Telemarketers...
 
People that don't use their blinkers...
 
Having an appointment and being kept waiting way beyond what I think is a reasonable amount of time...but you be late for your appointment and they will either charge you or won't take you...
 
That call back from the consumer that never comes...
 
Repair people that are late and think nothing of it...Why do we have to make an appointment then???
 
Weathermen that tell you repeatedly what to do or not to do in case of inclement weather...Like duhhhhhhhhhhhh has it changed since last year???
 
And these are just a few...





Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I get so...

discouraged at times with my "crafty" abilities...or maybe I should say "lack of" ability...I have all the bells and whistles and yet I struggle with a layout or making a card...Unless I can lift it, I'm screwed, and even then I can't seem to get things right...Most people say that I'm too hard on myself...and in some part that's true...I try so hard...I take my time...I measure...and all those other things that you're supposed to do and I'm either crooked...cut too short...not straight in my placement...run out of room...don't have all the right letters...and the list goes on...
 
Some people say that if you're not enjoying your hobby that maybe it's time to quit...I do enjoy it...I just wish I was better at it...I'm scrapping so All Moments are Remembered and I'm hoping that down the road, my grandchildren will say "WOW" at all these creations...
 
Someone needs to create a scrap room where the scrapper sits in the middle of the room and their supplies are on a turnstile and with just a push of the button or the tap of a foot the supplies will just go around and around...This way, I wouldn't forget about all the stuff that I have and hopefully be able to use more and more of it as time goes on...
 
I did participate in 2 weekend long crops and even though I thought I packed carefully and planned things out, I still could have used "more" stuff...All in all, I believe I completed about 15 layouts...I have 1 more weekend crop coming up in November and I'm trying to decide if I want to work on Thanksgiving and Christmas cards or finish up some UFOs (unfinished objects) or create some new ones...I do have a few new photos and I know when I go through my stash there will be "new" paper to use...Meaning that it's paper I've forgotten I've had...
 
On the other hand, I'd really like to mass produce some Thanksgiving cards for my family and complete my Christmas cards...I have some made but I believe I might need a few more...I've gotten to the point that I only send my handmade cards to people that I think will appreciate the time, thought, and effort that goes in to making them...Sorry to say, the rest get generic cards as I know most people just toss them...There are a few people that will recycle and use them for tags on gifts for next year, but file 13 sees most of them...
 
Well it's been a long day and I have a fur baby that isn't feeling up to par so I need to check on her...Have a great evening and be safe...
 
 

Friday, October 16, 2015

TGIF...

I have a 2 day in real life aka IRL crop  this Saturday and Sunday and I am so looking forward to going...I've been packing up kits for a couple of weeks now...Some are my infamous UFO's aka UnFinished Objects and others are some CAS aka Clean and Simple Layouts that I've been wanting to do...

I'm still on my freeze, so I've been trying to kit up things from my stash...To be honest it's kind of like surprise shopping around here...We had the carpet removed from my scrap room several months ago so a lot of the stuff was put in the closet...Since we're planning on doing some basic peel and stick  up her, I haven't put that much back in the room as we'd have to be moving it again...Hence, forgot what I had and I've been  having fun finding things again...

In the perfect scrap room, everything would be at my finger tips...Like maybe I'd be on a turn style with my work table and then just be able to go around pick up all the little extras without leaving my chair...Not that I'm lazy, it's just that I really forget a lot of times what I actually have...

I'm hoping to make a few CAS Halloween cards this weekend too...I know I can only send out so many cards, but I get hooked on seeing all the cute stuff everyone is making and of course I have a stash of Halloween paper and embellies to use...Think I'll take my envelopes, address labels, postage stamps, and just put the cards right into the mail for my grand kids...

My goal this weekend is do get at least 20 layouts completed...Wish me luck...And I'll let you know how if I accomplished this goal...

Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend...






Tuesday, October 13, 2015

It's all Relative

This layout was formerly an UnFinished Object aka as UFO...I love the papers and the photo...I definitely struggled with a title as I either didn't have enough letters in the package to fit the title, or I didn't have, what I thought, was the right color...

I really wanted to use the title "Grand" kids...as this is a photo of myself and my 2 oldest grandchildren...but the letters just weren't there...I finally found the pinkish letters in part of my "stash" that I was planning on getting rid of...The were the perfect color...But now that the LO is together, I'm not sure I like the size of the letters on here...It's like separately I like it, but together I don't...Strange...I did get a comment from a scrapbook forum that I frequent and someone suggested a butterfly w/some pink in it...So I'm on a mission for that...lol...Anyhow...you be the judge and leave a comment...Thanks for looking and have a great day...



Saturday, October 10, 2015

Pork Chop Recipe

For years whenever I've made pork chops they have turned out dry...No matter what I tried...Found a simple recipe that I tried on Wednesday...As of this second this will be my go to recipe...I do have another one I want to try, but until then this is it...Simple, simple, simple, which is what I like...

 4 boneless chops, 1 T Olive Oil, 1 Cup bread crumbs (your choice of kind that you use), 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, 1 tsp Garlic Powder ...Coat the chops in your olive oil...mix all dry ingredients,  then dip chops in the dry ingredients..put in pan at 350 in the oven, uncovered for approximately 45 minutes...Also line the pan with tin foil and then spray pam or the brand of your choice over the tin foil...I had 8 chops and was going to double the dry mixture, but once I saw how much it made by only doing it as a single recipe, I changed my mind...We had more than enough dry mixture left over to have done another 8 chops...we ended up tossing it...

Had buttered noodles, apple sauce, green beans, and it was YUMMY...

I found this particular recipe on Pinterest...



Friday, October 9, 2015

Fall Scrapbook Layout

Here's a layout that I did for a fall mood challenge...I took these photos at the Stone Trough in Ohio...The gal has several different craft shows through out the year...Depending on the weather and the weekend/s she has the Christmas one, I'd really like to venture out for a one tank trip...
Since I'm on a "scrappy" freeze, I found this piece of PP in my stash...I thought the colors were perfect and I'm quite pleased how this all turned out...
Thanks for looking and enjoy your day...





Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I honestly hate...

shopping...Since planning our vacation, I knew that I would need a few things...The majority of them being "unmentionables" and sox...I sox were easy...as I'm not that particular, but let me tell you, I've had so much difficulty with the rest...I know what I want, know the sizes, but I'm unable to locate in the local stores...I opted for an online purchase, only to find out after waiting and waiting, that the item was unavailable...Believe it or not, I received a refund in record time...I was impressed...I now have 2 different emails to Playtex and WalMart looking for the other product...So far neither has responded...which is very frustrating...I even sent an image of the packaging so that there would be no question as to what I was specifically looking for...Oh well, I'm at their mercy and everyone else's at this point...
Hoping to get some "scrappy" time in tomorrow along with some more purging...
Have a good night...

Monday, October 5, 2015

Who Knew???

Well I certainly didn't...In the past when I traveled, I would purchase travelers checks/cheques...Since I haven't traveled for ages and I'm now in the process of planning a trip, I just figured I'd get travelers checks and that would be that...Well, my bank no longer carries them, AAA no longer carries them, Ken's bank no longer carries them...Several banks in our area carry them, but only for people that have accounts there...So, I decided to look up American Express as that's where they come from...Lo and behold, they have you put in your zip etc to see what places near your area has them...Well did that, be there, done that, and no one carries them...So then I looked for a phone # for American Express...well that was a joke...as I couldn't find one...so then I looked up to see what you would do if you had the checks and they were lost, and it said to contact American Express Customer Service bla bla bla...LOL...tooooooooo funny, as there was no number...so like how would a person contact them...Then I decided to call the Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas, as that's where were headed, and they weren't sure what the local casinos did, so they transferred me to the Casino/Hotel we would be staying and the answer is NO, they no longer accept them...So I was on a curious mission and called several other places and got the same answer...Through all this, the end result is...carry cash (which I really don't want to do), use an ATM card where they will charge you for every transaction), use a credit card (where they will also charge for that), try and write a check and there is a charge for that, get one of those pre-paid cards and there's still a charge for that...so all in all, as of this posting, I'm screwed no matter what I decide to do...
I realize that a lot of people don't read my blog, but if I can save one person from going through the hassle that I went through, it will be well worth it...
So that's my story and I'm sticking to it...
Enjoy your day...Off to watch Monday Night Football...



Friday, October 2, 2015

Blog Hop...

Looking for some creative Stampin' Up fall/Halloween ideas, then head on over to Chris's blog and  hop on for some creative fun...Don't forget to leave a comment to let these gals know how much your appeciate their ideas...Enjoy...

Stampedby Chris


Monday, September 28, 2015

"Scrappy" FREEZE...

Heavens knows that I have lots of bells and whistles for my "scrappy" habit...I have decided to go on a "FREEZE."  Yup that's right...I haven't bought that much stuff in ages, so it should be relatively easy...I know my stuff isn't all that current and I'm sure I have lots that has been retired, but I bought it because I liked it and it's time to start using it...I also need to remember to start using my ribbon, buttons, flowers, punches, and all those other goodies that I just had to have...I ran in spurts buying things...My purge on scrappy supplies has been completed so now it's now time to "use my stash."  I also had a scad of pre made kits that I have finally completed using...now I need to create on my own...Which is kind of funny, as I don't do well on my own...I am a lifter...I think I have good intentions, but when it comes to putting it all down I'm a mess...Two places that I look for lifts are www.scrapbook.com and Pinterest...I have also concluded that unless I am absolutely sure that I'm going to create what I find on Pinterest, I don't pin it...Just cleaned out all that stuff too along with the file folder that I have with layouts to lift...
I have 3 weekend IRL (in real life) crops coming up and I'm starting to put together kits to take with me...Makes things much easier...I also coincide with my friend Chris regarding who's bring what so that we don't duplicate...this way we have plenty of "stash" to use...
Well all most time to watch the Packers...Hope everyone had a wonderful day...
Till next time...CRAFT ON...

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Things are starting to...

wind down for camping...Which means finding room for all the stuff that will need to come home...This is when I usually have duplicate of everything from soup to nuts in the cupboards...Pots, pans, dishes, and stuff like that stays out there...Clothes, bed linens, and food make there way home...Lots of stuff, such as cleaning supplies, bed linen, and stuff like that just get washed, cleaned up and put in the box for the spring...But the fact remains that it still needs to have a place until then...
Been doing a lot of purging of paper work, clothes, dishes and the list goes on...I've been retired 8 years now and all though I know I've done a lot around here, it seems like it never ends...Where all this stuff has come from is beyond me...LOL...

Purged a lot of stuff from scrapbook and card making too...If a new scrapper/card maker asked me where do they start in this wonderful hobby, I would tell them for scrapbooking to buy kits...Everything you need is usually there and it all matches...Card making, I would tell them to pick one product line and stick with it...Of course that would be Stampin Up...and if you are that new card maker, here's a link to a great gal that just happens to sell Stampin Up...and if you're an old hat at card making, still stop in and see Chris...besides being a GREAT friend she has some awesome ideas to share...Here's a link to her personal blog too...ENJOY...

Stampin Up With Chris

Chris's Blog