Monday, Monday!

Happy Monday! I hope that it has not been your typical beginning of the week Monday. Hopefully, everyone has had a good day, and if you feel that you have not, sit down in a quiet place for just a few moments and reflect back on the day. I am sure that you will find something good in there somewhere.

My typical Monday is Laundry day. Come to think of it, if there is laundry that needs to be washed, every day could be laundry day. However, I like to start the laundry on Monday. Two loads completed and now I just have to fold and put things away. Somehow, that seems to always be the hardest part for me and takes the longest to get around to doing!

First thing this morning I had to drive up to the clinic to have blood work done. I have my yearly checkup tomorrow so this blood work will be a comprehensive panel, aka the works. I hate going anywhere to get blood work done because they can never find the veins in my arm and end up sticking me in the back of my hand. It doesn’t hurt any more or less while the blood is being taken but my hand always looks bruised afterward. Oh well, only for a short time.

So, at the beginning of October, I started creating layouts for Ms. Juli Fish of Miss Fish Templates. She has been selling at Gingerscraps for as long as I can remember but now she has a second store at Scrapgirls. This store opened on October 7th. If you are into digital scrapbooking and love templates, check out her store at Gingerscraps or stop by her store at Scrapgirls to see how it is progressing along.

I was only to be a Guest on her team for October and November but since she opened the new store, she took me on full-time to create layouts primarily for the store at Scrapgirls. I am so excited to be a part of her team. This is something that I have hoped to get for quite some time!

Here are some of the layouts that I have completed for her and they are posted at various places on Facebook. If you click on the link below the layout, you will be taken to the template that is available in her Scrapgirls.

Framed Templates
Fall Fantastic Templates
Masked Memories 3 Templates
Golden Days Templates
Ready, Set, Blend 1 – 4 Templates
Big & Little 8 Templates

All of the kits used in the making of these layouts are kits created by some of the designers at Scrapgirls and are available for purchase in the store.

That’s all of the news for now. Have a fantastic week and be safe in whatever you do.

Happy Fall Ya’ll

Well, I have finally made it back to the blog after a beautiful and hot summer here in South Mississippi. Unfortunately, we started the summer out with a broken pool. The whole side of our pool caved in and a wall of water went gushing out through the yard. Thankfully, no one was in it trying to swim!

This happened at the end of June. Since then, My husband took me to Cozumel, Mexico for my birthday, and we have had a new pool put in and were able to enjoy the rest of the hottest weather.

In September, we drove to New Orleans for the day in order to get my Grandson his passport. It was a beautiful day and we were able to walk to the Riverwalk Stores and eat lunch while we waited.

Shake Shack! Best little burgers in New Orleans!

Two days later we were on our way to Niagara Falls. We drove up and spent the week, Three days in Canada and three days in New York. We had the best time and it was so good to just get away.

It was my first time seeing the falls and they are gorgeous. I am not sure how many times I told my husband to just leave me there so I could listen to the water and feel the mist. He wouldn’t do it so I had to make sure I took plenty of photos!

I took many more photos, far too many to post here! We had a fantastic time and it was a sad morning when we had to load up the car and head home.

Now the weather is a bit cooler and fall has made it to South Mississippi. I am hoping that the cooler weather will stick around and, at best, keep the hurricanes away. My heart goes out to everyone in Florida after feeling the wrath of Hurricane Ian. My Aunt in Englewood ended up with ankle-deep water in her house and a destroyed Lanai. She was so very lucky. Prayers to all of you.