Monday, March 29, 2010

Here comes the sun...

Here's hoping your Monday is filled with warm sunshine and at least a dozen reasons to smile. xx

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Brown bag this!

My beautiful blogging friend had asked about my latest project (a paper bag album), so now that I have it completed, here are some photo's.

This album is a special gift for my oldest daughter and is filled with pictures of the new grandbaby - her niece.

It was alot of fun... and was very simple to do. A friend of mine just finished one also, but hers is a recipe book - filled with all of her favorite recipes. There are so many wonderful ideas!

Each paperbag provides cute pockets to hold tags or photos, or even special memorabilia like ticket stubs, show programs, even paintings and drawings.

Isn't it amazing what you can do with a regular ol' paper lunch sack?!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stationary Swap

Back in February Megan, at Time After Tea, offered her readers a chance to participate in a stationery swap. I decided to participate.

Lucky me, my swap partner is Greta from Lithuania.

My package was sent yesterday.

As you can see, it contained more than 100 stationary pages, some stickers, and some fancy envelopes. I hope she likes it!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Appreciating the journey

“We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey.” ~unknown~

Isn't that quote so true! I know it is for me!

Like yesterday for example....

I had an appointment at the spa. As usual I was running behind I raced to make it there on time. Then I had trouble finding a parking spot and had to drive around the block a couple of times before something finally opened up. Then I stepped in a puddle of water and soaked the bottom of my jeans. Needless to say, by the time I got inside I was wound up tight.

I checked in and was sent to the relaxation room. While sitting there I began to focus on all the things I needed to do once my pedicure was finished. Before long I was checking my watch, wondering how much longer it would be before someone would come to get me.

Suddenly, when I realized I was anxiously tapping my foot, I said to myself. "What in the world are you doing? Look around you!! IT'S. A. RELAXATION. ROOM. For goodness sake, take a breath .......and relax."

And I did!

I took a deep breath. I looked around at the soothing wall color. I laid my head back. I closed my eyes. And I listened to trickling sounds of the water feature.

I allowed myself to be in the moment.

And you know what....

Everything that needed to be done afterwards still got done.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Something to remember...

While we try to teach our children all about life....

our children teach us....

what life is all about.