Sunday, November 29, 2009

Monday Projects: December Daily #2

So, my package of goodies from Elle's Studio arrived on Friday. I received the Christmas Countdown Pack, which includes some elements that need to be cut apart, including the numbers 1-31. I started out by cutting apart the numbers, the label sets, and the Holiday Greetings set. My plan had been to coordinate each day's supplies in page protectors. However, I couldn't find the box of 8x8 page protectors I swore I had just seen within the past...okay, the past two years. Anyway, what I DID find was a Christmas-patterned brag book album tucked away in my stash from about four or five years ago. I've been using that to organize each day's tags and embellishments, and it takes up just a fraction of the space the page protectors would.

I posted on a message board about how I was working on this project, and another childless scrapper asked what I'd be putting in the album. Really, how much is there to document about the holidays when you're an unemployed, childless newlywed 1500 miles from your family?

So I thought about it, and here's what I came up with so far:
  • Decorating our apartment
  • Finishing trimming the tree (we put it up, realized we need more ornaments, but haven't put them on the tree yet)
  • Downtown Newnan Cookie Exchange
  • Baby shower for a friend (not Christmas, but it's what I'm doing in December)
  • Wrapping presents
  • The red holiday Starbucks cups
  • Celebrating with my family in North Dakota
  • Celebrating with my husband's family in Minnesota
  • Visiting with other friends and family throughout the holidays -- including a friend who moved to Norway, got married, and had a baby all in the last 18 months.
  • Hopefully getting the chance to join my husband on one of trips for work and see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree
  • Any baking I might do between now and Christmas
  • Spending our first New Year's Eve together -- ever. We've always been in different states!
  • Favorite ornaments documented on the more ho-hum days
See? There's plenty in your life to document. If you've been considering the December Daily project, I'd encourage you to tackle some of these same concepts in your album.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Delaying the Elsie Challenge...

I decided I'm going to being the Elsie Challenge on the first Friday in January. December is a crazy time to be working on a challenge like that, and with the December Daily, I know I'll be stretched too thin.

Instead, I think I'll be using Fridays for posts about my favorite things for awhile. This is my favorite time of the year, and because of that, I have a lot of favorites at this time of the year, too. From the Almond Crescent cookies only available from November through Christmas to the latest Hallmark Keepsake ornaments, it's a wonderful time of consumerism for me. :)


In other news, I got a Slice this week! Michael's ran them on sale for $90. I noticed they were sold out on Monday night already, so I ended up having to think about it. I realized getting a raincheck meant I could get it for that price later on, which would give me more time to save for it. Trevor had to run an errand at Target Wednesday morning, so I sent him to the Michael's nearby to get the raincheck...and he came home with the machine! They still had a few in the back, so he purchased one for me. Believe me when I say it felt like Christmas came early for me!

I'm not having the same sort of steep learning curve some users have complained about in Amazon.com reviews or on message boards. I do wish I had the spatula and the 12 inch glass cutting mat, but Christmas is coming, and I've been asked for gift ideas that will fit into my suitcase, so I think I can hold off on these purchases a little while longer.

I also realized that a coat of the adhesive will last for a few sheets of paper -- as long as the paper sticks down completely, you're good to go. I think the directions suggest that you must lay down adhesive on the mat, smooth on the paper, make your cut, wash the mat, lay down adhesive again, smooth down your next piece of paper, and then make your second cut. Obviously, if your adhesive isn't smooth on the mat, you'll have problems with the uneven surface, but it's not a big deal to rinse the mat, dry it, and smear on the adhesive (which dries in about 2 minutes).

Thanks to the clearance racks at Hobby Lobby as well as sales at Hobby Lobby and Michael's this week, I've been able to purchase the Fa La La card, the Animal Crackers card, the Noteworthy card, the Words and Expressions card, and the Holiday Words and Expressions card in addition to the included Basics 1 card. I definitely want to get the Spring card or the Mistletoe card because they have gorgeous fonts included, but I think I can wait patiently for another sale. I think Noteworthy might be my favorite card so far because it's so versatile -- lots of nice, elegant shapes that work well for page elements, journaling blocks, or pieces for stamping upon. I'm so excited to work on a full project using the Slice -- so far, I've just been playing with it.


Hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend! I'll be working on my December Daily this weekend in order to get a few things prepared prior to Tuesday -- and December 1!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Projects: December Daily

The December Daily is an Ali Edwards concept centered around documenting the holidays one day at time through photos and journaling. It's meant to be a low-stress, simple album that gives you a place to keep your family's memories. I've followed her blog the past few years and loved the concept, but just didn't feel the need to do an album until this year.

After all, I'm in a very different place in my life right now. It's my first married Christmas. The process of planning a wedding and getting married made the importance of family grow a lot for me. I also now have double the family, so there are double the events to document in my album. I also have an apartment worth decorating for the holidays, so that adds another dimension to document as well.

And of course, there are far more opportunities for socializing as well. We know we will be seeing several friends over the month of December in various places, so it would be great to document that. We will be going to different holiday events in our area as well. There's just more happening in our lives this year than in the past.

I spent a lot of time thinking about how I wanted to document my December. My first inclination was to do a digital album, uploading photos and digital papers into Picnik and creating square digital collages with the images. I had intended to simply print them as a book in Shutterfly after the holidays.

However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I'm not in a digital mood right now. I want to work hands-on with the papers, tags, photos, and other elements of the album. I suppose it might be Ali's influence, in part. She does more hands-on, touchable items in her album, and watching her assemble her albums year after year probably left a mark in my mind about how the albums should be done.

My materials are mainly going to be from Elle's Studio. I ordered the Countdown to Christmas package as well as some of the coordinating holiday papers. What I like about the paper pack is that it's a set of 4x4 inch papers. They will work well into the 8x8 grid scheme I am planning for my album. I also plan to pick up an assortment of Bazzil to use as the base sheets for the album as well (FYI -- Bazzill is 2 for $1 at Michael's this week!).

I haven't decided for sure what I'm going to do about the photos. I do have a good-quality home printer, but I hate to do large quantities of photos on it. I prefer using it for one or two photos when I'm working on a project and don't want to run to a store or wait to get prints from Shutterfly. What I might do is upload my photos to my Shutterfly account and print to the local Target store once a week or so. It works really well because I can pick up the photos without having to mess with the inevitably malfunctioning Kodak kiosks, they are ready when I get there, and I can take care of most of my other errands at the same time, too.

Of course, I just placed my order to Elle's Studio last night, so I will likely be a bit behind on my album, but that's okay. This is about low-stress methods of documenting the holidays, not freaking out about how behind I've gotten.

Working on a post in defense of the Twilight books for one of my Wednesday literature posts. I'm not sure when it will be ready to publish, but it's something I've been considering a lot lately as I've seen countless Facebook posts bashing the book and the movies. There are so many issues in the books that aren't immediately apparent -- including some interesting Christian and specifically Mormon undertones.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Short Hiatus

To my few readers:

I ended up getting called to sub on Monday and Tuesday, and this week has taken a turn for the crazier -- the school I taught in last year has advanced to the North Dakota State Football Championship game. It's tomorrow, in Fargo. I will be leaving here at 4 a.m. tomorrow morning to be at the game at 3 p.m. I'll be staying up there until at least Tuesday so I can take care of a few little bits of business (like getting some extra copies of our marriage certificate to work on the name change process -- even my student loan providers expect an official copy of the marriage license).

So, hopefully, next Wednesday, I can resume my regular posting schedule. Go Aggies!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Elsie Challenge Update!

Okay, I mentioned awhile back that I am going to scrap my way through Elsie Flanigan's 52 Scrapbook Challenges over the course of a year. My plan is to begin posting this Friday. If you're a scrapper, I invite you to play along with me.

On Fridays, I'll post my layout, and a description of the challenge. I'd strongly encourage you to track down a copy of the book, but it won't be necessary to join in the challenge. I'd like to offer some prizes, but I have exactly $0 to spend on them. I am sorting through my stash to find unopened packages of Thickers and other embellishments I can give away. I know I have some huge brads from Creative Imaginations somewhere. I actually won them in a giveaway from Jennifer Maguire's blog, so it would be a chance to share the love.

Tomorrow will be a link fest as I start posting about my December Daily album and products I'll be using for it.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

11.7.09 Updates + A recipe

So, this week was pretty amazing. My husband was home with me Saturday night, Sunday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night, Thursday night, and Friday night. Do you know how rarely that happens for a pilot's wife? I think the last time we were in the same city six nights out of seven was when we were in Jamaica for our honeymoon in August.

We really had a lazy week. For the most part, we just spent a lot of time together. We watched the entire series of Harper's Island on our Roku, went to dinner at Yumi Asian Fusion, and just enjoyed being able to spend all that time together.

I did submit two job applications this week, so we'll see how it goes. They are both part-time positions that would not conflict with any substitute teaching I would be doing. However, those sub days will be few and far between for now, I'm afraid -- the county school district has canceled their next substitute training class and has not yet made plans to have another class. The letter I received finished by saying I should email updates to my application in July 2010! I am on the substitute list for one private school in the area, but it's on the small side, so I've only subbed one-half of a school day so far.

Luckily, the time off has given me a chance to work on honing some of my other skills. I've perfected a recipe for pumpkin spice pancakes.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Serves: Lynsey + Trevor

Ingredients:
1 cup pancake mix, prepared as directed on box
1/3 cup pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1. Add pumpkin and spices to prepared mix.
2. Make pancakes.
3. Enjoy

Note: Trevor and I aren't hearty eaters, so many couples would need to double this recipe. If you've got a family, I'd probably triple or quadrouple it.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What I'm Reading + Other Updates

I am rather ashamed to admit I'm not doing as much reading as I want to right now. With a brand new apartment and a ton of boxes still unpacked, it's been hard to justify sitting down and reading for long periods of time these past few months. I did read one whole book while I was in Jamaica, but the second book I started got lost when we came home. I recently found it again -- after I jumped into other books, of course. All the books I'm currently reading are sitting in a stack beside my bed, or in the top drawer of my nightstand.

Here's the current list:

  • NIV Thinline Bible
  • The Purpose-Driven Life
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Best American Short Stories of the Century (1900-1999)
I'm working, slowly, through all of these. Hopefully next week, I'll have finished The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and be able to write a review. I finished The Life of Pi about a month ago, and I'm still not done synthesizing the novel. It really opens up a huge can of worms on the ideas of faith, religion, spirituality, and the idea of humans doing what it takes to survive. Expect a review of this one in a few weeks.

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I've got some exciting new ideas for the blog that I can't wait to put in place. Monday's project update is going to be about the Ali Edwards December Daily album. It's my first real attempt at a December Daily, and I decided to go digital for this project, too. Yikes. I've never done a completely digital project before. I'm going to do it using the collage templates from Picnik.com and some holiday digital papers from Two Peas in Bucket.com. It should, actually, be fairly low-stress because I can probably skip using Photoshop Elements, but at the same time, if I decide I want to add more to the collages, I can easily upload them to PSE later to edit. Anyway, I'll have more details and links to what I'll be using in Monday's post.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Post Schedule

I've decided I need a regular schedule to encourage me to post more often. Here's the schedule, thus far:

Monday: Projects + project updates

Wednesday: Reflections on literature -- what I'm reading, reviews of what I've read, links to books I want to read...

Friday: Blogging Elsie: My journey through Elsie Flannigan's 52 Scrapbooking Challenges.

Weekends and Tuesday/Thursday posts are open for non-posting, posting on other topics, and etsy updates. I won't be posting an Elsie challenge tomorrow, but I'll be starting next Friday. I'll be doing one each Friday for the next year.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Etsy Shop

Miss Aggie's Sweet Things now has a (very) small inventory available. More will be coming soon, though! I'm so excited to be launching my Etsy shop and opening myself up to making an income, however small, from doing the things I love.

This winter, I plan to start adding pre-made scrapbook page elements, scrapbook supplies, more cards, and even some crocheted baby blankets. I have all sorts of pregnant friends right now, so I'm going to town on pink, minty green, and baby blue blankets for them. Any extras are going to Miss Aggie's Sweet Things.

Income generated from my Etsy shop will be going towards paying off my student loans while I seek full-time employment. I have a few applications out, but I haven't heard anything yet, so it is time to explore other options...like Etsy!

This is one of my cards--it's my card of the month for October, offered at a reduced price on the shop site. If you're interested in purchasing multiples of this one, you can let me know and I'll create a custom listing for you. I'm also willing to sell pre-stamped, pre-embossed and handtrimmed images as a custom listing as well.

I hope you'll check out my shop -- you'll enjoy it!

Monday, September 7, 2009

7 positives #3

1. Getting front row, first class seats on a flight from Minot to Minneapolis this morning as a standby passenger
2. Chipolte fajita bowls with barbicoa beef
3. No Name Steaks, a Minnesota classic
4. KI Memories lacy cardstocks
5. Spending a few good days with the in-laws
6. Not having separate rooms at the in-laws' house now that we are married
7. Getting a text messaging plan for my cellphone :) (Thanks, Trevor!)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I'm planning a big update to my Etsy site on 9/14. At that point, I'm going to run a grand opening/birthday sale (I'll be 25 the next day) for a week on the site in hopes of making a few sales, finally. I have nothing listed right now because I pulled it all when we moved to Georgia. I think I only had a handful of listings, anyway, so it's not a big deal. I finally got business cards for the site this past week, so that is very exciting!

7 positives for today:

1. Trevor is coming home today from his trip!
2. We are traveling together to ND & MN this coming week.
3. We only have 100 thank you notes left to write from the wedding.
4. I am going to get a lot of stuff done today.
5. I saved a ridiculous amount of money by grocery shopping the BOGO deals at Publix last night.
6. The temperature in Georgia is finally cooling down enough to be comfortable outside during the day.
7. Our apartment is finally starting to look like a home and not just a storage space.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

7 positives: Day 1

I'm not sure where I first picked this up -- it might have been Wil Wheaton's blog several years ago -- but I read that when you can change your way of life by posting 7 positives to your blog or writing 7 positives in your journal every day for a month. Your perspective shifts to thinking in the positive, rather than in the neutral or negative.

So, here's today's 7 positives:

1. My husband and I paid cash for a new car last month.
2. I have a coupon for $1 off the Blizzard of the month.
3. I am going to visit my family this weekend.
4. I have two awesome cousins-in-law.
5. We have everything we need right now.
6. We have a wonderful apartment complex with polite neighbors and ample parking.
7. We have a plethora of books in our home. Most have been read by at least one of us, but few have been read by both of us, essentially doubling our library for the time being.

Wow, at first I thought it would be tough, but I actually had a tough time stopping at the end! I hope to have a longer blog post tomorrow. I think I'm getting better about actually posting here, even if I did go a little over a week between posts this time. September is Project Mania month, and while I am not part of the blog hop, I do anticipate creating a few of the projects during the month and posting them here or on Two Peas in a Bucket.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Book Review: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger

(If you're here for the Elsie Challenge, the sign up post is one below this!)

I read The Time Traveler's Wife around my wedding and during my honeymoon. Let me tell you, the emotions I was feeling at this time definitely intensified the book. In this book, a mild-mannered librarian named Henry travels through time uncontrollably, never knowing for sure when or where he will end up. When he meets a younger woman named Clare, it is instant, mutual love. The book is, overall, a tale of love and longing throughout a courtship and a marriage, told from both the perspectives of Clare and Henry. Both detail the pain of being torn apart by Henry's time travel, and the difficulties they have in having a child.

Clare's passages about waiting for Henry were particularly striking to me. My husband, Trevor, is an airline pilot. He is gone three nights in a row each week, and I related to the idea of waiting for my husband to come home, especially the uneasiness that can come with travel (whether through time or by air).

However, there are definitely some gruesome parts and graphic descriptions that made me cringe while reading it. These parts were definitely unexpected, and I'm not sure that they added anything to the story as a whole.

I am very interested in seeing how the screenwriters approached this novel. So much of it seems very difficult to translate to the big screen, and especially into the successful chick flick the movie seems to be marketed as. Though part of me would love to go see the movie in theatres, I think I'll be waiting for it to hit Netflix this winter.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Scrapping Elsie <3

Until my wedding last month, I lived in North Dakota. Not being the biggest fan of e-commerce until recently, I didn't have access to the latest and greatest scrapbooking supplies and books. I had lusted after Elsie Flannigan's 52 Scrapbooking Challenges ever since I first heard of it.

Then, I found on a clearance shelf at Hobby Lobby earlier this spring. I was eager to dive right into it...but there was an apartment to pack up, a school year to finish, a wedding to plan, and so many things to do that it sort of got tucked away until after our honeymoon when I finally began to unpack the Atlanta apartment.

Being in a creative funk right now inspired me to take a cue from the concept of Julie and Julia and scrap my way through Elsie's book, one challenge at a time. I plan to do this mostly for myself, but if there are others interested in joining in the challenge, I'd definitely be willing to organize the challenge (and maybe send out a few prizes along the way -- maybe some Love, Elsie goodies from my local Hobby Lobby?).

If you're interested in an Elsie-inspired challenge, please leave a comment on this post! Once I see if there is interest in the challenge, I'll post more details as well as the first challenge.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Oh goodness, the past three months have brought a lot of changes. I live in Georgia now. I am married. I am unemployed (for now). Though I am busy working on unpacking our home and navigating chain stores and restaurants with unfamiliar names like Kroger, Publix, Belk and Chick-fil-a, I have a whole slug of posts planned. Expect one or two in the next few days and a regular posting schedule to start soon!

Friday, May 22, 2009

CFH Bloghop

{Supplies used: American Crafts card blank, five papers from the Basic Grey 6x6 Boxer paper pad, Colorbox ink (blue), Stampabilities ink (brown) and Autumn Leaves ink (black). Sentiment stamp by Studio G. Heart nesting dies by Quickutz. White cardstock by Wausau Paper.}

Welcome, CFH Blog Hoppers!
Remember to start at the beginning.

I based my card on a design from a Page Maps set of card designs. I was having a lot of trouble getting started -- I knew I wanted to use the Boxer line because it is so patriotically colored, yet very masculine in design -- perfect for our servicemen (and women). I just got the cute heart dies this week when Hobby Lobby had their 50% off Quickutz sale, so I thought I'd do a sweet card for someone to send to a loved one back home. I actually created the card first, then found a sentiment stamp for it. I ended up cutting up a Studio G stamp because the "Thinking of You" was surrounded by a speech balloon with an arrow pointing out the bottom -- not what I wanted for this card! It was very easy, and the pieces still fit together perfectly, as though it had never been cut apart.

I created this card for the group Cards for Heroes, a group which provides handmade cards to servicemen and women who are separated from their families. Through this program, no matter where they are currently stationed, they can have wonderful cards ready to send home to their families. It is such a wonderful cause! It means so much when a family can get a note from their loved ones.

When I was about six years old, my dad's cousin Bob went to Kuwait. My grandmother was the principal of my school I went to, and there were just 13 students there. Each of us wrote letters to Bob, and my grandma sent them to him. We each received a postcard from him -- it was so cool to hear back from him!

The next blog on the hop belongs to Blythe. She is a Stampin' Up demonstrator with a wonderful assortment of projects on her blog. You should definitely take a look around her blog and plan to spend some time there!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, everyone!

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end...

ETA: I recently resigned from my job so I could join my fiance in Atlanta later this summer. I didn't point that out when I originally posted, and I got a few comments saying sorry about the job loss. Don't be sorry -- I'm leaving by choice! --LH 5/23/09


Today was my last official day as a teacher at Velva High School. I'm so going to miss the students and staff at the school. I'll be around Velva through at least the end of June or beginning of July, so it will be nice for me to see some of my students around town for a few more weeks.

It's a bittersweet ending. I know I made a real difference in the lives of several students, but then there are the ones who dropped out -- despite the fact that I gave them a lot of second chances, despite the fact that I pushed them to succeed. I hope they find whatever it was that we couldn't give them at the school.

There were a lot of tears this week, both from me and from my students. I will so, so miss these kids! The cards and notes were pouring in all week. One of my eighth grade girls gave me a hot pink daisy and her paper mache piggie that she made last year in art class. I plan to put the bright pink pig in my scrapbook room when I move to Atlanta this fall. Of course, I will be scrapping about this experience at some point, as well.

Since I'll have quite a bit of free time on my hands in the coming months, I should be updating here quite a bit more often. I think I'm going to try to start a regular posting schedule, with certain days for book reviews, posting projects, and wedding details, too. For now, though, I'm going to work on getting my scrap area ready, and on preparing my post for the Cards for Heroes Blog Hop -- I've got to have that post ready by 2 p.m. CDT tomorrow. I made my card when I came home from school tonight, so I'll be finishing up the post, scanning the card, etc. later this evening.

Have a great Friday night!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Documenting Your Weekend

Over on the Ali Edwards blog, there is a challenge about documenting your weekend. I've decided to play along with her and the other readers. So, beginning tonight, there will be a series of photos posted each day, as well as a few snippets of journaling about what I'm doing this weekend. I think this is a pretty great weekend to do it -- after all, it's my last weekend of balancing my teaching + personal life. Next Friday is my last day teaching Velva, so May 23 marks the beginning of indefinite freedom from working!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Quick and dirty update

  • Over on Jennifer Mcguire's blog, there is a link to a card drive to benefit families of Victoria in Australia who lost their homes in the wildfires last month. They are looking for cards of encouragement, thinking of you cards, and take care cards. Read the details on Jennifer's blog. She's also collecting cards for a batch mailing if you have any to contribute.
  • Almost done with The Hound of the Baskervilles. I need to start reading The Horizontal World by Deb Marquart tonight so I can have it finished by Saturday. The North Dakota Humanities Council is sponsoring a book talk at the local library on Saturday afternoon. I've always wanted to read this book, so I'm excited for the opportunity to borrow it from the library and see the author in person.
  • The Vegetarian Lent thing only went well until I caught Trevor's flu. I'm now sacrificing buying scrapbook supplies until Easter. I'm limiting myself to three specific colors of cardstock, adhesive, and card blanks because those are the things I need in order to keep scrapbooking. 
  • The new Sheetload is up as well, and it's definitely a cute one! I'm not sure if I want to post the first batch of cards I ended up making. I think I'm going to do another set because this might actually be one of the easiest Sheetloads to date. Two sheets of patterned paper, eight sheets of cardstock, a few scraps for definition, one stamp, and I was done!
Hope everyone is having a great Monday! I hope to post again later this week, and if not, I'll be posting again Saturday after the book talk.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Shout out to Sheetload

Okay, so I know the March edition of Sheetload will be out on Sunday, but I'm just now getting around to making my February Sheetload. The online magazine has a pattern for a quick and easy card, cutting diagrams, and supply lists each month. It is so much fun, and so inspiring.

For those of you who are considering creating cards for the Cards For Heroes program, this is a great way to make a lot of cards quickly. I think that might be what I do with my February set, since I've built quite a stockpile of cards since I first found Sheetload back in July.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Currently...

Reading:
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson

Doing:
a scrapbook on my 2008 spring break trip to Atlanta.
a scrapbook layout series on my dating/engagement with Trevor.
a total home redecoration project (this is really slow going!).
a total home de-clutter/junk fling.

Wanting:
a Canon XSI digital SLR camera
a house
a newer car
a skip-forward in time to summer.

Anticipating:
the end of the school year
the beginning of spring
the wedding
the honeymoon in Jamaica

Craving:
Archer Farms spinach and goat cheese pizza
Heineken
a good movie
a sofa and a blanket

Friday, January 30, 2009

More posts coming soon...

I've been neglecting this, I know.

Coming soon:
  • Book reviews (mostly on Young Adult stuff, since teachers tend to end up reading what their students read)
  • A Valentines Day scrapbook project + supply list
  • My 101 Things in 1001 Days list + regular progress updates
  • The Vegetarian Lent
  • Project 365 photos + updates + layouts
(Okay, so now that I made a list of things I need to write about, it should be easier for me to keep up my blog now, right?)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Wish List

1. Digital SLR camera (D-Rebel? D-60? I'm not sure which yet, but it's a priority to get before we go to Jamaica next summer)
2. Cricut Expression (I have a Cuttlebug for dry embossing and regular die cuts, but I'd love to get the deluxe digital version)
3. IKEA Expedit shelves for the office (We need the storage space badly)
4. A better quality printer with less expensive cartridges (Like one of the new Kodak printers, maybe?)
5. A new paper trimmer...one that hasn't been discontinued
6. A couple hours to make a custom header for this blog, kind of like Davinie Fiero has on her blog.
7. Inspiration for the office/guest room decor...It's the only room in the apartment that we're starting in without any sort of color scheme...just the oatmealy burber carpet. Ick!