My Monday Project: It Had to Be You Baby Name Layout

A few weeks ago I was catching up on episodes of The Paperclipping Roundtable, when a guest mentioned that she came across a list of potential names for one of her kids, and that sparked a layout idea for me....more

Capsule Wardrobe Mistakes

I haven't written much about my Capsule Wardrobe because I kept the same capsule from last October through the end of March, for "Fwinter" in Seattle. ...more

New Gadget Alert: Microsoft Band + Android Phone - YAY!

I never fell in love with my FitBit. At first I thought it was because I didn't like tracking the numbers and the competitive aspect. But after reading a few books on building habits - Commit by Linda Formichelli and Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin - ...more

Five Easy Spring Photos You Can Take

Happy Spring! ...more

Currently: Almost-February 2015

The abrupt ending of February threw me off! So here's my catch-up Currently post for last month. Listening I've always liked Pandora and have been using their free service since at least 2006 ....more

My Monday Project: Little Orange Car, A Toddler Scrapbook Layout

I have been on a scrapbooking binge lately, because I want to complete projects and classes I started, but also because once I get down to business and actually create something, I remember how much fun it is! So I've made three layouts in four days which is no small feat for this slow scrapper. With practice I'm getting faster ....more

Being still

When I was a kid, my parents sent me to summer camp...more

Currently: January 2015

Looking forward to the Super Bowl this weekend, too! As part of my New Year's Life Evaluation process, I'm trying to figure out where blogging fits in. I love having a record of the things we did and stuff I made, but time is at a premium these days and something's gotta go....more

Getting on that bandwagon

Despite being born in the mid-70s while the Pittsburgh Steelers were in the middle of a huge run of Superbowls, I've never been much of a football fan. My husband decided in 2006 (after the season started!) that he'd like to buy season tickets for the Seattle Seahawks so he went to the stadium...more

Engage & Complete: One Word Out for 2014, One Word In for 2015

For the past few years I have been picking a one word theme to represent what I want to work on that year. 2012 was reduce 2013 was mindfulness 2014 was engage I picked a good one for 2014 - I had to work on "staying in it" and not checking out in situations that make me uncomfortable or angry. What helped the most, surprisingly, was making myself a sterling silver cuff bracelet with the word stamped on it ....more