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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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It's Monday, and I'm waving to Sian at From High in the Sky and fellow memo makers from afar! Matthew and his family just returned from a week long vacation in Florida. Before they left, we decided we would celebrate... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at random reflections
We're lucky enough to be the home town of Wegman's and I can attest to how delicious the carrot cake is, as well as the Stilton with cranberries! What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Although I spend a fair amount of time with good friends, it is almost always over a meal, and not spent doing something together. I miss those gatherings.
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There was, once again, a beautiful inspiration piece for the Papertrey Blog Hop this morning, and I was glad I was around to take part in it. It took me awhile to think about how I might want to interpret... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at random reflections
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I've collected a few more items for Eileen's Winter Photography Scavenger Hunt, and thought I'd get them posted. I just have four more to find, and think that I'll be able to complete the hunt well before the March 21st... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at random reflections
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Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 10th anniversary this month. They've been hosting a post each day highlighting some of the stamp sets released during each year, and hosting a challenge to use a set from that year. I would have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at random reflections
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Waving to Sian at From High in the Sky and other Memo makers this bright, crisp February morning. This weekend brought a breath of fresh air to western New York. We had two days of temperatures around 60°s with abundant... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at random reflections
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I've seen the Tag, You're It Challenge pop up occasionally, and recently I added it to my Feedly. This week's challenge was just perfect for a baby card I needed to make and get in the mail. I rearranged the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at random reflections
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We had a mild (40's) and very sunny day today. It was really nice to be outside for awhile. I gave thought to a walk in the park, but decided to get a few odd jobs done at home between my commitments. Tuesdays are proving to be my busiest day of the week. I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I have no commitments except family coming for dinner.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2017 on Valentine's Day 2017 ... at Morning Glory Studio
LOVE the cover of the book and the card. Not being a seamstress any longer, and having never been a quilter, the book is probably not for me. But I do love a great cover, and have been known to buy a book with not much else to recommend it at the time. They've often turned out to be great books in the end.
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Happy Valentine's Day! Tuesdays are now a little busier since I've started volunteering at two different agencies--one in the early afternoon, and one after school. Before that I got a needed new haircut. And a little later we're meeting friends... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at random reflections
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It's after dinner, and I'm just getting around to writing my Monday Memo blog post. It was a busy, busy weekend. We had the delightful job of babysitting for our three granddaughters on Friday night after a busy day entertaining... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at random reflections
I find that chart of Ali's a help, and you've decorated it so beautifully that you can keep it right in front of you. Although I'm no fan of the gym, I do like weight training, and seeing the progress over time. Keep a good record of your weights and reps, and the improvement will keep you at it!
Snowing here; no moon in view. Good thought to test the candy, although most recipients wouldn't have cared about the quality of the candy given the fun valentines!
The Friendship Jar series remains a favorite. I pull pieces of it out over and over again. It works great for adults and kids.
I also see the moon, and it was beautiful here last night (Thursday) as I drove home. No place to stop on the expressway to take a photo, though. Tonight we'll be babysitting, so I'm guessing we're going to miss the 3 in 1.
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Last year was the first full year that I kept track of my books on Goodreads. Previously, I used Shelfari, but they closed the site down and sent all of us to Goodreads. It was a frustrating transition. I finally... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at random reflections
What a lovely tribute to your parents! I always think of my father on Valentine's Day. It was his favorite holiday. He was not a man who showed much emotion or affection, but we were always remembered with gifts on Valentine's Day, a tradition I try to continue with my children and grandchildren.
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This afternoon I had time to make some valentines. Not many of them can be shared here, but I'm pretty sure my three granddaughters don't have any opportunity to check my blog! The card fits three challenges--an unusual event for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at random reflections
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Those plants are a beautiful collection! 70°???? I'm SO envious; raining and cold here; looked like it was going to change to ice at one point, but then the temperatures started to rise again. I was glad since I had two volunteer commitments and a dentist appointment today. Do I remember that you got an iPad Pro? What are you liking most about it? And yes, I do send valentines; usually just to family but this year to a few friends as well, if I get them all done.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2017 on 7 on tues, the 7th... at Morning Glory Studio
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I'm not quite sure how the 5th of the month escapes me over and over, especially when I've been participating in Sandie's meme for over a year. But it wasn't until I saw Mary-Lou's photos yesterday morning that I realized... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at random reflections
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After being away for nearly a month, it seemed a long time since I'd seen some of my friends. This was a week of catching up over breakfast and lunch. Our book group also met to discuss News of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at random reflections
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As I always do I've set some intentions to guide me through 2017 with my OLW: Joy. Two of them involve photography. One is the Capture Your 365 project which I haven't done in a couple of years, and thanks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at random reflections
Sounds like you had a productive day!!! :-) Gorgeous photo!
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2017 on hurry sundown... at Morning Glory Studio
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Our grandson, Caleb, is a huge fan of penguins. While we were in Chicago, "My Favorite Things" stamps had a quick sale, and I ordered "Chill Wishes" knowing I'd be able to use most of the images over time. He's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at random reflections
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After a slow start, I'm halfway through the items on Eileen's Winter Scavenger Hunt. I've seven more items to post today, one of them an alternate. First off, #2 raindrops. The day of Caleb's birthday party it poured. Once we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at random reflections