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March 30, 2007

good, clean, inspiration

Putting the finishing touches on my new space. Going through some things I've been meaning to blog about. Came across two bars of IVORY soap. Love these quotes from on the wrappers ...

Complicating life is easy.
The genius is in the simple things.

Happiness is not a destination.
It is a journey, pure and simple.

More soon! :)

March 29, 2007

scenes from my space ...

happy spring!


creepy spring:


what is it with me and spiders?

wishing you loads of daffodils ... and no spiders! ;)

March 27, 2007

just because i don't have time to blog ...

... doesn't mean you can't do fun stuff. (Thanks to Lain, that is.) If you're up for weekly challenges (and FREE stuff) stop by and say hello to Lain. Free stuff and scrapbooking ... good combo. Check it out.

BTW ... this post serves as evidence that I am still alive. And in case you were wondering, I did find IT. (Can't at this point remember what it was ... but I do remembering finding it. I'm sure that counts for something.)

March 15, 2007

the four dreaded words...

I just had to utter the four dreaded words. No, it's not: "you have a blog!" although you might be on to something.

Those very well could be the four dreaded words these days ... because ... well ... I am being neglectful to this little blog-o-mine. But no ... those weren't the four dreaded words.

It was these:





Ahhhh! I know. It's unthinkable. I'm an organizer ... and I can't find *it*!

I imagine I'm likely the only one who thinks I should always be able to find everything all the time. Truly, when I'm real with myself, I know you don't care if I can find the "it" I'm looking for or not. But to have to utter these words out loud ... and to my husband ... ekes. Now he's a great guy ... but quick, too. His rebuttal: "it's probably under the phones." Which of course makes no sense to you ... but truly, sums up my current state of affairs.

See ... I was out organizing for a client today when back at the office, the phone rang. Jay went to find it and ... no luck. We have two cordless phones ... and both of them were MIA. Buried. Completely buried under my latest creation for the book. Guess what ... I make a mess when I create. And sometimes I lose things...

The redeeming fact was that I knew where the phones were ... but I'm guessing he's on to something. Things are unbelievably crazy here. The book ... wow ... fun stuff ... just lots of it! Next Friday is hand-off ... where Wendy and I turn the book over to design. So ... were almost there ... whew! And on that note ... thank you so much for all your terrific ideas for the book! We really appreciate it ... and if it doesn't all make it into the book, most certainly your ideas will provide for some fun article writing or blog posting someday soon ... someday when I can find things again, right-minded people can find my phone when they walk into my office ... and I don’t neglect my blog.

ahhh ... thanks for listening...

March 03, 2007

thanks ... and more good stuff

thank you, thank you, thank you! I really appreciate all your travel advice ... and the organizing dilemma info. Great stuff. Especially the forewarning about the bumps ... would have freaked, but now I know this is nothing to be alarmed about. Whew. Packing up today and heading out tomorrow. Wohoo!

More good stuff ... OK ... here it is. Very soon (hopefully this weekend) my next big picture scrapbooking class will be announced and open for registration. I've been finishing up the class materials this week. I even woke up at 5 AM on a SATURDAY (this is huge---quite possibly a first in my entire life to be up this early on a Saturday) to record the audio. (But I'm thinking this isn't the point.) The point is this, the class is about to launch and I'm super excited about the material.

Goal-setting is one of those life-changing things ... and this class, combines goal-setting with scrapbooky projects. Fun stuff. (Can you tell I'm excited?) What I'm really excited about is you --- if you aren't a goal-setter today this class makes goals fun and in-reach. I hope you'll check it out and if you have any questions about it ... stop by here and let me know! I hope to see you in class. :)

Hope to post from the road ...

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