For Today…

For Today, The Simple Woman’s Daybook
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Outside my window…
dark! I’m up too late again!
I am thinking…about all the artful ideas I jotted down while at the book store tonight. Inspired!
I am thankful for…student financial aid. Rob only had to cover $350ish out of pocket for his first term of school!
From the learning rooms…well, Rob had orientation today! He’s returning to school and I am SO proud of him!
From the kitchen…I’m planning to try the recipe I saw Martha Stewart make today, then found in her magazine…Dessert Perogi!
I am wearing…jeans and a gray tee…standard me.
I am creating…well, the computer issue is keeping me from my dig-scrap passion, so I believe I’ll try collage this week. I also have a secret fabric craft I am longing to try!
I am going…to go crazy if this computer issue doesn’t get better soon!
I am reading…“I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman” by Nora Ephron. Run to the nearest book store and get it…hilarious!
I am hoping…I can use collage to shake this bout of the blues I’ve been dealing with lately.
I am hearing…Jay Leno’s Headlines. I miss Conan, but I like having Jay back too…is that so wrong?!
Around the house…
a million things I need to do, of course.
One of my favorite things…a good used book sale! We stopped by the North East Library Saturday and got 23 (that’s right, you heard me!) books for $5! I must explain, I could have gotten them ALL for $1…it was a bag sale ($1=all-you-can-fit-in-a-bag) but since the funds benefit the local library, I gave them all the cash I had…$5! This sale is where I got my current read!
A few plans for the rest of the week: odds and ends shopping while Rob attends his orientation, then getting used to EARLY mornings sending him out to his studies. Did I mention how proud I am of my husband? 🙂
Here is picture for thought I am sharing…
LIBROS! Pictures, Images and Photos

April Desktop Freebie…Finally!!!

Well, even though it is not 100%, I got enough to work on this computer to make a desktop! I tell you what, if I even get an extra bit of money, the first thing I want to do is my a decent computer!!! Anyone want to donate? Ha! Just kidding…
I hope you enjoy the desktop…I enjoyed making it, especially after a lengthy absence from scrapping! Since I make these desktops for my personal computer screen, the resolution is 1280×1024. Please leave a comment with what your resolution is on your desktop and I’ll see what the most popular sizes are and try to keep that in mind in the future!
This desktop was made with Raspberry Road Designs Country Sunshine Add-on Kit, and a calendar from Sueli Colbert Designs. The rabbit, I downloaded and altered, but there wasn’t any designer info with it, so I have no idea who it’s from! If I figure it out, I’ll post a comment later! I hope you enjoy this little taste of spring for your desktop!

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Thanks again for visiting! Hopefully I’ll get these computer bugs ironed out and scrap more soon!!!


Well, I haven’t been able to create much in the past week or two because my computer finally died. Thank goodness we have Dad’s here…but I have to install my PSE7 and move my external drive, so…no work has been done because I can’t find the PSE7 disk. It’s safely packed up in one of these boxes!
Hopefully, I will find it soon and get to making the April desktop and some more freebies! I just wanted to let everyone know!  Well, off to dig in some boxes!

For Today…March 16th

Outside my window…it is dark and I am up too late, but I think Spring is on the way!

I am thinking…about the ocean. It really is a healing force for me.

I am thankful for…another day to start over.

I am wearing…jeans and a tee…and ankle socks
I am remembering…that, though I may feel differently about myself, there are people who think I’m pretty great for some reason. I am so grateful for those people.

I am creating…a birthday card for my father-in-law.
I am going… to bed!
I am reading…Leave the Building Quickly by Cynthia Kaplan…run!go! buy it now! while you’re there, get her other book Why I’m Like This!

I am hoping…that this low will hit an upswing…soon

On my mind…my grandmother and sister. I hope they are enjoying Florida and have a safe trip home!
Noticing that… the more you want the dog to leave you alone, the more said dog wants to get in your face.
Pondering these words…may you always have sand in your shoes and shells in your pockets.

From the kitchen…well, I suppose I should be planning a birthday cake…chocolate maybe.

Around the house…a snoring husband and dog. Lord help me!

One of my favorite things…walking barefoot on the beach just at the point where the water hits dry sand.

A few plans for the rest of the week: make the birthday card, and cake…stick to my exercising, and try to be more positive.
A few picture thoughts to share… I have been thinking a lot about the ocean lately and read about Sanibel Island, FL. I am now obsessed with thoughts of going! Here are some photos I found online from others’ trips to Sanibel…

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Sanibel Island loggerhead Pictures, Images and Photos
Palm Tree Pictures, Images and Photos

Sea Shells Pictures, Images and Photos

Beautiful Beach Finds

I had to share this…. these are absolutely gorgeous and I adore them! Head over to Daily Vitamin Sea and check them out! I really need to make a new blog list of just my favorite beachy blogs…I’ll put that on my TO-DO list!

Second St. Patrick’s Day Freebie!!

Just a quick post today…I wanted to share my Pot o’Gold from the March Desktop I made. I hope you can use it for all your St. Patty pages! I’d love to see your pages if you do use it…leave a link in the comments for me! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, happy scrapping, and Éirinn go brách!

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For Today…The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Outside my window… late afternoon with melting snow…our first 50 degree day in a while!
I am thinking… being a southern girl in PA causes mixed emotions. I love seeing it snow, but I have spring fever…how’s that for odd?!
I am thankful for… my husband…he spoils me 🙂
From the kitchen…well, nothing yet, I have no idea what to make for dinner!
I am wearing…comfy yoga pants, slouchy tee, and big fluffy slippers.
I am creating… just finished a page for a digital scrapbook contest. I hope to get my work published!
I am going… to try to see myself through the eyes of those who love me…they see something far better than I do.
I am reading… Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton
I am hoping… I can jump start my exercise mojo again.
I am hearing… the evening news. I should probably listen to something more positive, huh?
Around the house… a lazy dog downstairs, a lazy cat upstairs, and still too many moving boxes to unpack!
One of my favorite things… mermaids!
A few plans for the rest of the week… I’d like to finish up the book I am reading, empty a few more moving boxes, and maybe get a few more pages in my personal scrapbooks finished.
A picture for today:

 one of my favorite things! I saw this at the local flower shop, The Flower Cart.

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