Jun 21, 2012

What!?! No post since February?!? Oh, boy...

So I will be posting some pages that I have done these last few months!
Hope you enjoy them!

Feb 28, 2012

I am trying...

...I will now start posting pages I make in SBC to my flickr account...is that going to work? I don't know...but it's easier then posting on here :-) you will just have to go to flickr to find my pictures :-)
And hopefully they will automatically show up here :-)

Jan 16, 2012

I am READING again!

So far this year I am on book 3! Yes, you read right, book THREE!

You are my Only  for school
Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel
Gone for Good  by Harlan Coben

Dec 22, 2011

My 'Fall into Reading' didn't do too well! But it'll keep on going!

I have to admit, I left myself hanging here this time around...ooops!
I commited myself to reading these books for a reading challenge:
 READ! Roses by Leila Meacham (I do recommend this book! Loved it and couldn't put it down! Read it in one week!) Full of Love by Nancy O'DellTangled by Carolyn MacklerThe 39 Steps by John BuchanReclaiming Lily by Patty LaceREAD! all these things i've done (chocolate is contraband; caffeine is illegal; the city is riddled with crime;) I just had to read this book by Gabrielle Zevin when it arrived at the library. I love chocolate and coffee...so I had to take it home. I'll be offering it to our High School students, or I'll just put it on display and see how long it takes to be checked out...now that would be interesting to see! LOL!
As you can see, I read TWO of them and loved them! The other's...well...life just got in the way...and I love reading, but there was just too much other things going on. I did read one more book, but the title escapes me just now...and I have plenty of reading materials for the holidays...but also many other things I have to do. 

Yet, I did like the Fall into Reading and I am looking forward to the next one! 
In the meantime I hope to actually read the books above and I have many more on my list now. Books that are right here now and will have to be read:

These are books from School/work to be able to know what they are about and if the students would like them.

I now pronounce you Someone Else by Erin McCahan
Anna and the French Kiss  by Stephanie Perkins
Caught by Harlan Coben
And proof read You are my Only by Beth Kephart
And maybe I'll start to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (not thrilled about that one so I'll see how it goes. It is not on the shelf at work and most likely won't go there either!)

I am also in the middle of The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and charging my eReader as I type! That will be the first one I am finishing before I go on the the once I really would like to read :-) And see how many I can finish in the next two weeks without work!

Thanks for this Fall into Reading project! I did enjoy it and found that many of your readers were answering your questions the way I would, or very close to them. Reading is important and I love to read! 
The two kids' books I won went to my niece and nephew for their first birthday, and they just love looking at books. I am so thrilled that they are enjoying them at this young an age, as it hopefully will continue into their teenage years. Books is what I gave my son all the time, and he loves reading too. As he is now almost 30 years old it is hard to get him the book he likes, so I think a gift card to the local store is going to be under the tree this year.

I'll try and keep my reading log full and up to date on here. We'll see how all this will be coming along with the busy life I lead...just give myself a kick and make myself do it! LOL!

Dec 13, 2011

First part of Miami visit

Oh, wow! I think I am loosing my mind!
There hasn't been anything written here since October...what am i doing all the time? Well...I did spend 10 days in Miami for Thanksgiving, and now I am trying to work on those pictures...but look, it's been almost a month and I only have done two pages...hmmmm...guess there were a few other distractions around too.
I'll try to get more up on here the next few days, but I'll be busy again too...what is going on in life...we shouldn't be getting busier as time goes on.

Well, I hope you will enjoy these two pages until I have time to make more :-)

Oct 10, 2011

Wow! It's time to start blogging again!

So here is what's up with my life...busy! LOL!
Between working at the High School now, doing my scrapbooking business, crop myself, try to read, and get some cross stitching done, my life doesn't let much time for cleaning house and blogging...oh, yeah, I also watch way too much TV with Jason. How many more Stargate: Atlantis are there on Netflix?
Anyway, I have also been going on vacations way too much this year...and vacation is a lot said when I go to see my sister and her twins...that's why I have to scrapbook so much! Finished up my June trip and decided on what pictures I'll scrap for my August trip, but now I have over 180 and will have to select again.
In between all that we also went house hunting with Jason and he's closing on a house this week...yeah...then renovation will start...more scrapbooking for me :-)
See, I am having way too much to do!
Check out my reading list...of course I'll have to update that already as I am now reading a book that is not on my list...that's what happens if you work in a library, you keep finding books that sound interesting. And we haven't even received the big order of books yet!
The we have scrapbooking parties at my house! Had one on Saturday with two good friends. We all got something done! Next event is going to be a Friday evening and all day Saturday one. Oct 21-22, "wanna come?"!
Here are two more pages of Alina and Niels. I can't see them as much as I would like to, so I have to make pages of their faces!

So, I'll get my StoryBook for the year done by January and the twins by Christmas and I also have to work on some calendars for Dan and Jason. Those will hopefully be a surprise for them...we'll see if they read my blog!
Well, that is all for today. I'll try to keep this one going more and will post more of my pages.
Till next time, and oh, don't forget to leave a message for me! I love them!

Sep 28, 2011

Question #1 answered!

The question on Callapidder Days was:
How much do book reviews influence your decision to acquire and/or read a book?
And my answer is:

If a friend or family member recommends a book I'll read it. I don't always like the book but hey, if my friends like it I ought to know what they are talking about. i have only once not liked a book a friend suggested to the point where I didn't finish it. Otherwise I just finish the book 'cause maybe it'll take a turn...
I also listen to authors talk sometimes and if they talk about a book I am inclined to just see if it is good (as I am doing with 'Rose's and '39 Steps' which are on my list), I also will read a book before I see the movie (just read 'The Help' so I can go and see the movie, or, as with 'Pillars of the Earth' I watched the show and then got the book and the sequel to read. They also were recommended by my sister after I talked to her about the show.
I like that you are asking questions and we have to find something to write about ourselves. There are some interesting view points on here!