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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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I recently started following the My Favorite Things release posts after seeing some really cute cards on Kay Miller's blog. For the May release one of the designers created a card with primary colored stripes on a black background. I... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours ago at random reflections
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In February (SNAP #5) I posted photos of a walk through the Poet's Garden in Highland Park, and I promised to do another walk through this spring. I must say, it's a lot lovelier in the spring than it was... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at random reflections
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Good ice cream ranks right up there along with a moist chocolate cake. I'm not a huge fan of desserts; would much prefer to splurge on appetizers!
I've been working again to clean and clear out; little by little it's getting done. That's a huge project you've undertaken. Love the idea of hiding a coin under a plate for a giveaway. I'll be giving that a try this summer.
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Because we were on the road so much in March and April, I didn't have much crafting time. I'm finally getting around to using some new products which qualifies this post for something new you did over the weekend. I... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at random reflections
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Yesterday was one of my college friend's birthday. Since mine was last week, we typically celebrate together which we did with another college friend a week ago. When I was in New Orleans I picked up two bookmarks for them... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at random reflections
Today I did my morning Bible reading (I read a portion every day, expecting to have read the Bible cover to cover by the end of the year), a commentary on the Psalms that I read, several recipes, a proposal for a Sunday Seminar series at our church, a rating form for an observation I needed to complete this afternoon at Cameron Ministries, several blog posts, email and several texts, price comparisons at the grocery store, a section of the Sunday New York Times (it takes me most of the week to get through it), and finally, some of David Brooks' The Road to Character. (Thanks for the inspiration to keep track.)
Toggle Commented May 18, 2016 on on a rainy day... at Morning Glory Studio
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It was a bit belated, but the lilacs are finally in bloom at Highland Park. I've made a couple more trips to the park to take photos, not only of the lilacs, but of the festival since there were a... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at random reflections
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I'm a fan of Papertrey Ink's Mini-Market kits and have ordered three or four of them. They're very affordable, and filled with great coordinating products. I rarely splurge for one of the large Make It Market Kits, but last month... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at random reflections
Colorful Words went right to the stop of my bucket list! Love it!
The light in your last photo is just gorgeous! I like your tee shirt, too. A perfect choice for spring. Not warm enough here yet for tees, but today just might be.
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When I edited the photos Sunday night from the Lilac Festival Parade, I realized I had a great set of photos of Matt, Skylar, and Ella on one of the "rides" at the Lilac Festival. We knew Skylar would love... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2016 at random reflections
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It seems quite unbelievable to me that I have never attended the Lilac Festival parade, but in fact, I have not. Even though we've lived near the parade route for over 30 years. On Saturday I joined Matt, Betsy, Skylar,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at random reflections
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It's Mother's Day in the United States, and I want to wish all the mothers (here and elsewhere) a happy day! I've certainly had one. We started the day at church, and then just as we started out to brunch... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at random reflections
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I was inspired by Maggie's post to see if I could find five blooms worthy of a photograph in our yard. Maggie had double that number, but we are way behind this year due to many cool (and frequently, rainy)... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2016 at random reflections
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The days seem to be flying by! How can it be Wednesday already? I went off in search of some spring flowers yesterday. It's been rainy and cool for days on end it seems, and we finally had a sunny... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at random reflections
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It's a crafty Memorandum Monday! Having been away so much, I needed to make a lot of cards for a busy month of May. In addition, I had a couple new stamp sets I hadn't played with yet, so I... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at random reflections
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I enjoy using vellum in my card making so when I saw the latest Online Card Class, Sheer and Clear, I signed right up. The first lesson dealt with different ways to attach a vellum piece to your card. This... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at random reflections
Sorry to hear about the allergies. It's been too cold here to have any significant pollen count. I've been dragging, too, though. I'm chocking it up to recovery from all the traveling we've done. So grateful to be home now for several months in a row.
So happy to see your post pop into my Feedly, but so sorry to read that you've had yet again another surgery on your shoulder. We had frost on the lawn and the cars this morning; more forecast for tomorrow. I put away my winter sweaters before we left for Chicago, thinking when we got home in early April, it would be spring. Not. so. much. Hoping your recovery goes quickly, and thinking of both you and your dad.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2016 on Midori scrapping ... at trimmingthesails
As soon as I saw this prompt, I knew I was out. I rarely watch a movie on TV, but the first two on your list and several on Norman's were favorites of my when they were shown in the theater.
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The New Orleans Botanical Gardens has a special exhibit on called "China Lights." It was recommended by a friend of my SIL's who lives in New Orleans. It would have been much more beautiful at night, but the only chance... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at random reflections
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I always seem to be cutting it close to the deadline to join in with Sandie at "itchifingers" for her 5 in 5. I actually had several subjects I could have chosen this month, all from our trip to New... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at random reflections
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As most tourists in New Orleans, we spent quite a bit of time walking in both the French Quarter and the Garden District. The two areas have very distinct personalities which you'll see more clearly in later posts, but there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at random reflections
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I'm a day late with this post, but we just got home tonight from a six day trip to New Orleans for a family wedding. Thirteen of us shared a house on the water out near Lake Ponchartrain, and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at random reflections