Hello and Happy T time on Tuesday, a little early. Elizabeth is posting early today and since I'm busy tonight and tomorrow now is a good time for tea or in my case something new. I saw this pack on one of the readers at Elizabeth's last week, hope this was the right flavor and sorry can't remember who it was. I decided to buy it and have it just for my post today. This is one of my cute little snowman mugs I got years ago. Usually the kids use them but I pulled it out today to share with you. The hot cocoa was pretty good, not to minty which is a good thing for me. Thanks to whoever it was that had this last week. I also bought one more flavor, will share that one another week.
Today I have a little bit of everything to share with you, YAY!!
First up is my PL page from the other day, it wasn't working out the way I had planned but after playing around and walking away a couple times and buying ink for the computer it is done.
here is the finished page. My issues were first with the photos, somehow I didn't order the right ones then I still did them wrong and had to many to choose from. I also wasn't sure about the journal cards, these are available for download at Cathy Z. blog and so I bought ink and printed them out. I do like that this way, I can write down three things for each day. The whole left side is about me for this week and the right side is just my thankful pictures and thoughts. It's kinda jumbled but I'm just saying it's done and turn the page. You can click on the image to see it better.
Next up is the postcards for the swap I joined, YAY!
here are 9 out of the 12, LOVE them! I added some stickers, stamping, rub-ons and tried to just leave them be. The more I did or want to do the more I was trying to hard. So here the are, full of color and love and ready to be mailed out tomorrow. I addressed them and today will add a few words, still not sure what to say on them. I have a favorite one here and when I showed the girls they picked the same one as my favorite without knowing what mine was. Can you guess? Do you have one?
I did like doing the postcards this was and will do this again for sure. What a surprise each one was when I turned them over after cutting them out, so fun!
Sam and I went to a friends house to rake leaves. We did this years ago and were happy to do it again. See when you live without trees in your yard you appreciate them more and look forward to raking when given a chance. Of course, there will be lots more raking for this family before the last leaf has finally fallen. Thankful for my friend and for Sam coming with me.
When we got home the clouds/sky looked like this at our house. I can't tell you how amazing this was, truly amazing and breathtaking. Rich was already out there admiring it and I joined him to get some pictures. I've never seen the sky this way, pretty sure anyhow. No fluffy clouds or gray clouds. Nope there was strips of them and seemed to last forever and peeks of blue and sunshine thru them. Oh man, this is one reason I'm glad not to have trees in my yard like my friends. You can's get this view from her yard, yet she has beautiful trees that give shade and blocks the wind and gorgeous leaves. Either way nature's beauty is all around us in different ways, YAY!!
I am also thankful I took a picture on my phone of the yellow trees on my street, now they are bare and the wind has taken most of our leaves with it. Sad to it's almost over.
Sam celebrated his 12th birthday yesterday! It was a great day all day for this boy! You can read more about it on the post below. He had saved up all summer for an X-box and thanks to getting some birthday money, he is thrilled to finally have it. Thought he'd have to wait till Christmas.
Here is wearing the new pj's pants I got him and his new well earned and waited forever and saved every dollar and cent and kept hoping and telling everyone how badly I want an x-box. Yes, he is happy and now will never be seen again due to being zoned out in front of it.
here is something else I worked on since yesterday. My intro page for December in my Project Life. Some years I do a mini album just for this month. It's a huge and much talked about project by Ali Edward's and many scrappers. This year I'm keeping it simple and just using my PL to document the magic and fun that December brings. The colors here are what my theme is for our home so I used them here too. They will be green, red, brown with pops of white and gold. Hoping to do everything homemade and nature related, might even get our first REAL tree in over 10 years. I'm most excited that Kristin is home with us this time. Usually she can only squeeze in a quick trip here and it's rushed so fast we can't enjoy it. This time we can slow down and enjoy the whole month.
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed it all. The cold weather is here and hints of snowing coming overnight are in the air. Sam might just get his other wish, just a bit late.