Sunday, October 19, 2014

We took the scenic route home one day this week.

Friday, October 17, 2014


More of my journaling bible.

This tag was given to me in some happy mail.
I thought it was a perfect addition to the column next to Proverbs 3:5-6.
I used a bit of washi tape to attach it to the page.
The tag lifts up for more note space.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

(soap time)

We are doing just two batches of soap this fall. 
This one is peppermint.
Done yesterday.
It is all cut and on trays in our utility room.
 Smells SO good!
We plan to do a batch of patchouli as well.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

(journaling bible)

I have recently begun the process of journaling in this Journaling Bible. 
This is not the bible I take to church with me, but for journaling the things I am studying here at home and notes that I have taken during Sunday messages. 
I am enjoying it very much. 
A worthy pursuit.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

(more happy mail bits)

Enjoying the process of creating these faces. 

Friday, October 03, 2014

We were over in Amish country last week.
Love the laundry lines.
But you knew that.

See the leaves beginning to turn?
It won't be long until they reach their peak of color.
I do love this Autumn season.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Another little project. 
Just a couple of peeks.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Enjoying this pot of calla lilies that was given to our daughter as a thank you.
Lovely, aren't they? 

Thursday, September 04, 2014

While visiting our daughter and family in Yonkers, we took some time to visit Untermeyer Gardens. It had fallen into disrepair from the original beauty in the 20s and 30s, but recently there has been an effort to restore the grounds. 
It is lovely place to meander through, and for now, it is free. 
Click the link for the history and more photos.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

(a reminder)

…because we live in uncertain times…

D xo

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

(hello, September)

Wondering if anyone is still checking in here.
It's been a busy summer season.
We visited our children and grandchildren in Yonkers and Ft Meade, and connected with family in Connecticut.
We enjoyed the Mystic Art Festival while in CT.
The hubs had wrist fusion surgery last week. He is doing well. 
I have kept up with my weekly Documented Life Project pages and exchanged various happy mails with gals I met through that group on Facebook. 
The latest wip is creating inchies and twinchies. They are little squares of art that are easy to work with when I have moments to spare. I will share them in future happy mail. 


My daughter is back to school, teaching PreK…mornings and afternoons. 
I am thankful that she is off the bottom of the list…as in last hire, first to go when there are budget cuts.
If any of you are teachers, you know what I am saying.
She is looking forward to the year. 
The hubs and I will go in from time to time to be extra "grandparents" for those children who have none locally.
I made some happy birthday badges (same as last year) for her classes. 
Lots of fun. 
Glad to help out. 


This weekend, our oldest granddaughter will be heading to college.
Happy for her…for the experiences she will encounter in this next step in her life.
*Many sighs.*


If you are still stopping in, leave a hello in the comments.
I would love to "see" you.
Happy September days, my dears.
D xo

Monday, August 04, 2014


The Documented Life Project
use a fortune cookie fortune

I did not have any of those saved in my stash, so I looked online for a fortune website. 
I found several.
I chose this one, since I had the background already done ahead…and it had that flower image.

Love is like wildflowers….it is often found in the most unlikely places.

The background is alcohol ink sprayed through a hot glue stencil and stamping ink through a piece of punchinella.
I stitched the stems and leaf shapes with my sewing machine.
The rest is acrylic paints and sharpie details. 
A butterfly sticker and gem embellishments were the final additions to the page.

20 weeks left! 
The year is just flying by!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014


The Index Card A Day project is complete!
The cards fit onto a ring and are tucked into my bookcase with other similar things. 


Have a good weekend, all!
D xo