Lorelai Gilmore would be proud of that title. And if you don’t know who that is or why that’s so, you’re really on the wrong blog! Coffee .. is amazing. And so is tea! Tea is highly underrated, if you ask me. None of that has anything to do with this post, except that the whole theme for this post is coffee and tea! I might be over caffeinated right now. Ha! Continue reading
I’ve been focusing a lot on posting the creative stuff lately. But I wasn’t lying when I said that this blog was still going to be my blog. I like having a place to post the things I’m thinking about and just whatever random thing strikes my fancy at any given time. At the moment, I’m trying to keep from posting a bunch of philosophical/political rants because I don’t know if anybody would actually care to read my opinions on the matter. And besides, that’s what Facebook is for. So instead, I thought I’d fulfill another of the Blog Challenge entries I listed on my ‘Notes for the Future’ blurb. Continue reading
That title might be confusing. I’m not a scrapbooker. By any means. I’ve always thought it would be a fun thing to branch into, but I don’t tend to take many pictures of my daily life. So I’m not really sure what I’d scrapbook about, if I’m being honest. However! I do enjoy making cards, and sometimes, you need to make a lot of cards in a small amount of time. Like at Christmas. I have a stockpile of Christmas cards! And the easiest way that I’ve found to make a lot of cards in limited time is using scrapbooking kits. Continue reading
Yes, you read that correctly. June 2017. I was super excited when I saw them release this theme for a card kit but I never actually got around to making cards with it until today. You see, Scrapping for Less is currently looking for new design team members and doing something like that ranks pretty high on my ‘dream scale.’ So I’ve decided that over the next few weeks (the applications are due on February 28th), I’m going to be putting together a collection of cards and blog entries to submit as part of my application. This, right here, is the very first one! Continue reading
It’s hard to believe just how many things change when you’re not paying attention. Having moved to Florida two years ago, I left behind all the places that meant the world to me during the first thirty years of my life. From the park I used to play in to the shops I’d frequent to the schools I learned at, etc etc. I think about all those places often and always just sort of assumed I’d have a chance to go again whenever I went back home. In the last few weeks, I’ve learned that at least two of those places will no longer be there by the time that happens.
There are too many things in this world that are wrong. Too many people getting hurt. Too many people losing their way. Too many people feeling alienated, forgotten, belittled, ruined. Too many. And the silence is baffling.
One of my favorite things to do is write. I used to have this book that was literally full of different prompts. I have no idea what happened to it during the moving process. It’s likely still in a box somewhere back in Pennsylvania. I’m sure that I’ll find it someday. Thankfully, the internet is a pretty good place to find prompts that millions of people have created and shared which I intend to use some of here on my blog. Some may be prompts I need to answer for myself, others may be completely on the creative side or geared towards one of my ‘characters.’ Feel free to use them for yourself and please share the outcome with me if you do!
#1. “Addict. Everyone is addicted to something in some shape or form. What are things you can’t go without?”