Thursday, October 31, 2013

Project Life | Week 43

Here it is folks. Sorry about the short post but its Halloween night and I need to go scare some children.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Project Life | Week 42

It's Week 42 of 2013. I can't believe the year is almost over. Today in Ontario it has dropped below zero for the first time this fall. It's nice to have the crisp weather back. 

Here are my pages for this week:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Use Your Stuff Weekly Challenge

This week on the Use Your Stuff Blog, Lynne challenged us to use Orange, Brown and Green on a layout. Not a difficult thing to do given the time of year here in Ontario!!

We went apple picking a few weeks ago and had a plethora of apples. So we baked. And we baked. And we baked some more. This page shows Isobel making an Apple Betty. That kid can cut in butter like nobody's business. It's now her official job.

All products are from Katie Pertiet's Folia kit.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Project Life Week 41

Well its that time of the week again. Project Life time!!

Here's my Week 41 page:

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Got Turkey?

Anyone out there have any leftover turkey? I know we do. We had an 18 pound turkey for only 5 people and 2 of those people don't eat much at all!! Why turkey, you ask? I have to admit the only reason I insisted on a turkey was so that I could make this:

Turkey Tettrazini

I first saw this recipe on a Pioneer Woman Cooks blog post about freezer meals and I just had to try it. It is delish people. D.E.L.I.S.H.  So good!!! It serves 12 so I divided it into 3 casserole dishes and froze the other two for later use.

You'll find the recipe here.

I highly recommend it. As a matter of fact I'm going to go hear some up for my lunch right now.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Use Your Stuff Weekly Challenge

First of all, I'd like to welcome our 4 (yes, 4!) new Creative Team Members on the Use Your Stuff blog. I'm very excited to see what they all manage to create. Be sure to check out their work here, here, here and here. Welcome Amanda, Tammy, Julie and Isbaha!!! Of course, having new members does mean we've had to say goodbye to one. Goodbye Joy. We'll miss you!!

This week's challenge over on the Use Your Stuff blog was hosted by me. I challenged everyone to use a little bling on their projects. I didn't think it was hard to do and judging by the response I was right!!

Here's my layout.

It's put me in a snowy sort of mood. I can't wait for winter to arrive!! 
What will you make sparkle this week?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Pondering . . .

Do you ever find yourself doing the same things over and over? Things that perhaps at one point in your life brought you joy but have become to feel more like a chore because they’ve gotten a tad overwhelming?

I was like that with the blogs I read. I had close to 100 blogs on my list that I would try to read every day. Realistically, I didn’t have the time nor the inclination to read that many blogs. I found I was going in and clicking ‘mark as read’ on the same blogs without even reading them and I had to ask myself – why am I doing this? I’ve managed to whittle my blog list down to about 25 and lucky for me, they’re not blogs that post every day. I felt a little bad about doing it – what if I miss out on something great? – but it had to be done.

This Project Life thing has also gotten like that lately. I enjoy it, don’t get me wrong but it has become a chore. An item I place on my list of things to do for the week. Especially lately with all this catching up I’ve had to do. I managed it. I got it done and now I’m hoping to keep myself on schedule but somehow I need to bring the joy back to the process and I’m not quite sure how to do that. I need to get back to my regular, hands-on, get messy scrapbooking too. I think one of my issues is there are so many things I want to do and so many things I need to do and so many things I should do that I have a tough time actually deciding what to do so I do nothing.

 Does that make any sense at all? How do you keep yourself motivated to do all that you need/want/should do in a day? Any help would be most appreciated!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Woo hoo!!! Project Life | Week 40

Here it is!  Week 40 of my 2013 Project Life album. I know it's a day later than I said but I needed to get that UYS blog post up first.

Week 40 | Left

Week 40 | Right

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Use Your Stuff Weekly Challenge

The challenge this week on the Use Your Stuff Blog was to do a food related challenge. I did this page about my youngest daughter and her friend and her love of baking. Isobel got a cake pop maker for Christmas and couldn't wait to make up a batch with a friend. They were yummy.

What food related project have you been wanting to do?


I just wanted to share a photo. I love this shot. It really makes me wish we didn't have a safety net around our trampoline.
Wouldn't it be great to be a kid again?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Project Life | Weeks 38 & 39

Thank you for sticking with me this long. Can you believe it? I am officially up to date. I'm really hoping to have last week ( Sep. 30 to Oct. 6) posted by Wednesday. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I only have a few weeks left in the year. I think I can do it!!

Here they are Weeks 38 & 39.

Week 38 | Left

Week 38 | Right

Week 39 | Left

Week 39 | Right
Whew. I'm so glad I got all that done. Next up on the digital scrapbooking project list? Well, aside from keeping up to date with this behemoth, I need to finish the album from our trip to the East Coast in the summer of 2010. That one is way over due!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Project Life | Weeks 35,36 & 37

I told you there would be more!! I'm almost there.

Week 35 | Left

Week 35 | Middle

Week 35 | Right

Week 36 | Left

Week 36 | Right

Week 37 | Left

Week 37 | Right
Again, thanks for looking!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Project Life | Weeks 32, 33 & 34

I’ve been working hard on my PL 2013 pages. It is driving me crazy that I’m not up to date. Nothing is getting done around here until these pages are done.

I managed to get a page done on the weekend then another couple early in the week. I’ve actually almost up to date but I’m not going to post them all at once. There will be more coming!!
Week 32|Left

Week 32|Right

Week 33|Left

Week 33|Right

Week 34|Left

Week 34|Right
Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Project Life | Weeks 29, 30 & 31

I’m plugging away and getting these pages done a week at a time. I got one week done over the course of a few days and today I managed to get 2 weeks completed! 
It’s much easier when you’re not trying to capture everything from a holiday.
Here they are. Weeks 29, 30 and 31.
Week 29 | Left

Week 29 | Middle

Week 29 | Right

Week 30 | Left

Week 30 | Right

Week 31 | Left

Week 31 | Right

Stay tuned.
I'm only 8 weeks behind!!  I’ll be up to date before you know it!!