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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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The day after Christmas, we loaded everything into the van and headed off to Chicago. Much to our surprise we were there for dinner, and were able to celebrate Christmas with Sarah, Adam, and Caleb after dinner. I got this... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at random reflections
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2 days ago
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In honor of Valentine's Day this coming weekend, I thought I'd do a collection of red items. The cyclamen is sitting on our coffee table, and the red throw and pillow are on the red chair in my studio. The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at random reflections
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Last Tuesday, I finally finished my Christmas Journal, but I've been waiting for time and sunshine to merge in order to take decent photos of it. Over the next day or two, I'll post the rest of the pages. Every... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at random reflections
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It's Monday already, and I'm joining in with Sian (and waving to her and everyone there) with Memorandum Monday. Sian's started a new Monday meme that asks that we "tell us something [we] did over the weekend FOR THE FIRST... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at random reflections
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In addition to finding items on the Winter Scavenger Hunt hosted by Joy and Eileen on our trip, I've found a few around town as well. I think I have just five to find, and all of them are doable... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at random reflections
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Our unseasonably warm weather has continued. Today is supposed to break all the records, but then winter will be returning again. While it's been warm, we've been walking outside nearly every day. Yesterday we walked through Highland Park. Not much... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at random reflections
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Unfortunately, there's also going to be a couple of February Editions as well. Despite my best intentions, the Christmas Journal still has some pages to go. On a positive note, they are all planned out, so it's just a matter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at random reflections
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There are a lot of BEST OF lists on the internet, and I thought I'd post one of my own before January got away from me. I read 36 books in 2015. I'd be able to finish more if I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at random reflections
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While we were traveling I managed to find some more items for the Winter Scavenger Hunt being hosted by Joy and Eileen. As we were leaving Rochester early in the morning, we saw a beautiful sunrise, and I saw some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at random reflections
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Last week I debated about a group of snow photos, and chose instead to focus on bright colors. Although the incredible East Coast blizzard stayed east of us, we did get some decent snow last week, and I went out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2016 at random reflections
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The inspiration piece for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop was a bit of a challenge. The colors are not ones I would typically gravitate toward, although I find them striking. And there is no clear focal point, just a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at random reflections
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A quick post to enter this week's challenge at Addicted to CAS. Red is my favorite color, so I wanted to play along. I started with a Paper Source tag and envelope that's been in my stash for a long... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at random reflections
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We make an effort to eat and purchase locally three seasons a year, but during the winter it would be slim pickings. I'm so grateful that one of the best grocery chains in the United States makes its home in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at random reflections
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A good part of our weekend was spent unpacking, getting groceries, and organizing. We did take time to go see a movie that's received multiple Oscar nominations, The Big Short. It was both a fascinating and infuriating movie about the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at random reflections
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Having been on the road, I'm taking a quick and easy route to entering this week's Wednesday Challenge, Ombre, at Simon Says. Papertrey Ink recently introduced a new paper pad called Ombre Stripes, and I snatched up a set. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at random reflections
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I've been following Miriam's Five in Five posts for some time, and decided this might be a good year to join in with Sandie's meme. Since I'm not doing a Project 365 this year, I'll need some motivation to keep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at random reflections
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Here's another photographic peek into our road trip from Rochester to Florida. We always make a stop in St. Petersburg to have lunch at The Red Mesa Catina---one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. I once had a special posole there... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at random reflections
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I'm joining in with Sian's Memorandum Monday which encourages you to share something you learned or someplace new you visited over the weekend. I managed both---a new place and lots of new information. Over the weekend we were on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at random reflections
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Helena has come up with another great photography meme for 2016. I knew I wanted to start with one of the Winter Scavenger Hunt items, and thought I'd post the rest of the items I've found at the same time.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at random reflections
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Sometime in the middle of December, I start thinking about my One Little Word for the next year. This year I listed three possibilities and let them rest. Suddenly one of them began to speak to me and seemed like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at random reflections
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This week's challenge at Less is More is NEUTRALS. I rarely create a sympathy card with much color, and this one is all neutrals. It might be one of my favorite sympathy cards ever. I started with a Fog card... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at random reflections
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It's the last day of the year, and time for a little assessment of the intentions I set last year with my OLW: Simplify. It was the second year for Simplify, and although I hadn't really finished with it, holding... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at random reflections
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Today is the last week for the wonderful Pairs meme hosted by Helena. It's been a lot of fun and I've managed to come up with a pair every week. I'm looking forward to next year's meme, Snap. You can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at random reflections
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Today is the Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop. It was the colors of the inspiration piece that got to me, and I grabbed a few minutes when I first saw it to create three tags. I didn't have anything specific... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at random reflections
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