Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chalkboard Designs

It's another snowy day in Minnesota!  It is actually beautiful to look out and see it lightly falling.  It is even more wonderful when you can enjoy it and not be concerned with running off to work and being concerned with slippery roads and accidents. 

Fall and Winter bring out the "project girl" in me!  Have you been seeing all of the "Chalkboard" designs and decorations of late!  Our local scrapbook store was doing a make and take project as a 12x12 inch wall hanging and while I loved it...it was not an option to make it smaller.  So, onto the internet to find what I needed and next into Creative Memories Storybook creator software (oh, I am still sad that digital is not currently a part of the new CM company) I went!  I made mine in a 5x5 inch frame.  I have the vision to create a new photo for each of the seasons of the year and then of course some of the best of holidays!  Isn't it just the cutest!!!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Life Balance

It's another beautiful Fall day in Minnesota!  I know so many people that "love" the Fall of the year!  For those of you who know me, my true LOVE has been Spring!  I love the "new life" of the season and there is probably not one thing about Spring that does not fit into my love category!  However, maybe it is getting a little older, while I still love Spring, I am discovering a love for Fall as well!  I'm telling you, days like yesterday and today could last forever!

I look at my blog postings and I see that it was over a year ago since I last posted!  In looking back, not too much has changed til now!  That gives you just a little glimpse into what my life has been like for the past year!  Busy, that is!  Busy is not always good and after a few headaches and other little medical things,  my life is on a journey for balance!  I have coined it as work-life balance!  It feels as though the year has passed me by, even though I went through the motions of much of it!  Enough, enough, enough...I am out to regain the "Joy" in the simple things in life that really do tell you a lot about who I am!  Knowing that true Joy comes from Lord, I am reminded that “with God, all things are possible!” 

This beautiful Fall weekend has allowed me to be outside, I actually went for a run last night, biked today and then as a good friend was walking by...I joined her for a walk around the lake!  Last night I stopped to pile rocks...there is something peaceful about it!  I could hardly wait to share it with my sweet friend Margie as we were walking! It has a message of peace and balance.  It is one thing to see this, but it is a whole different thing to stop and take the time to do it!  I encourage you the next time you are near water to look for those flat stackable rocks and create your own balance of rocks!  I am so sure you will experience that same peaceful feeling!

Enjoy these wonderful days!