Our seven-week-long Draw & Sketch class is just flying by – I can’t believe we’ve finished five sessions already! I’ll have to start pondering what (if anything) to do about my Sketchy Saturday series when the course ends… but in the meantime, [click to continue…]
My selection for today’s Photo Friday challenge prompt of “Warm Light” was taken a few years ago when I experimented with setting up a small herb garden in an upstairs window and growing oregano, sweet basil, parsley, and thyme from seed. [click to continue…]
Yes, yes, I know it’s December – but since it was a very full and busy month of blogging, this is the first chance I’m getting to post the rest of my Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge pics for November. Better late than never, right?!
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I thought I’d start out today’s Tangled Tuesday post with a quote that really speaks to me – not about tangling specifically, but about “creative living beyond fear” – from Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book Big Magic (in the chapter on Permission). [click to continue…]
Way back in the day when I was an active participant in BookCrossing, I joined in on their community reading challenge a couple of years in a row. Personal reading goals were up to each individual, and both years I decided to set mine at 60 books [click to continue…]
Today I’d have to say that a book is at the top of my gratitude list! I started reading Big Magic (by Elizabeth Gilbert) this week, and am feeling thoroughly inspired, affirmed, and uplifted by her message of creative living beyond fear. I’m only a little more [click to continue…]
Maybe I was tired, or just not in the right headspace, but unfortunately this week’s Draw & Sketch class was a bit of a bust for me, as my brain didn’t seem to want to cooperate with my hand! Still, I stuck it out to the end and – though it’s not [click to continue…]
You might think it’s a trifle dated, but one of the architectural elements I’ve loved for as long as I can remember is the use of glass bricks. Imagine my delight, then, when I discovered that the house we were interested in buying – the one in which [click to continue…]
We Canadians celebrated our Thanksgiving a few weeks back, but I say there’s always, always room for more of the stuff… so today I’m wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the US who are celebrating today!
I wish every one of you a day filled with goodness.
What are you most thankful for today?
Argh! The day totally got away from me and I am only just now finding time to write my post… so I’m afraid it’s going to be short and sweet. In fact, this is it. Here’s hoping for something far more exciting tomorrow!
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you’ll know that in spite of my love for gadgets, when it comes to keeping track of my personal schedule and To Do List I’m all about the paper planners. (I wrote about it here and also here, if you want to know why!) [click to continue…]
Lately, gratitude for undeserved blessings has been on my mind, as has the realization that so much of what I enjoy in my life is due to the unearned good fortune and privilege of where in the world I happened to be born.
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Going into our third Draw & Sketch class we weren’t exactly sure what to expect, as our instructor hadn’t previously mentioned anything about the topic to be covered. I’m glad to say that it turned out to be another excellent, information-filled session, [click to continue…]
I stumbled across this quote a short while back, and its thoughtful wisdom made me want to read more from Og Mandino. As I was scrolling through my archives looking for a picture that would be suitable for today’s Photo Friday “Yellow” challenge prompt, [click to continue…]
Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt asks, “Where would you want to retire if money wasn’t an issue?” Well, since that’s a rather unfair question for someone who hasn’t really traveled a whole heck of a lot (seriously, how could I possibly decide on one place [click to continue…]
Well, we’re already more than halfway through November (can you believe it?!), so it seems like a good time for me to post the first batch of my Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge pics. I’ve been sharing my photos on Instagram, Twitter, Flickr, and [click to continue…]