Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Daily Birding from my Front yard

Everyday I put my feeder out with wild bird seed in the middle and I break a suet in half and split it on both sides of the feeder. Lately I have had around 6 pm a Pileated Woodpecker stop by and eat the suet. This is a really huge woodpecker and swoops I’m so fast I tried to catch him in flight. Here are some of those shots...

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Recent trip to Teatowm Lake Reservation

Here are some of my photos from our private photography group up close and personal of their rescued wildlife.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Summer Reading

I thought I'd share some of the books I plan to read this summer.......

The Other Einstein - Marie Benedict

Pachinko - Min Jin Lee

Dark Matter - Blake Crouch

All the Ugly & Wonderful Things - Bryn Greenwood

The Sun is Also a Star - Nicola Yoon

White Fur - Jardine Libaire

Chemistry - Weike Wang

The Sisters Chase - Sara Healey

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - Arundhati Roy

Theft by Finding - David Sedaris

The Identicals - Elin Hilderbrand

A man called Ove - Fredrik Backman

Into the Water - Paula Hawkins

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Happie Scrappie Planner Kit for February

Here are a few pictures from this month's kit from Happie Scrappie which is located in Malaysia.  It does take a long time to arrive - roughly about 5 weeks.  The theme for February is Snap Snap.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March Planner Addict Box

Hi Everyone!  Happy March!!! This month's Planner Addict Box Theme is Seize the Day!  "Don't miss all of the beautiful colors of the Rainbow while you are looking for the pot of gold!

This month's box contains Cricket Paper Co stickers, Washi Tape in green stripes, Simple Stories stickers, Sherbert Shop paper pad, Planner Addict Box bookmarks, Planner Addict Box gold pen, Daisy Lu Designs in, Lulu's Luvlies stickers, Lime Sticklettes peppermint stick.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March planner designs

My Marion Smith Planner's theme for this week - March 1-6 I decided to go with a Pirate theme because I'm always getting pirated off track of my plans.  Something always comes up so I'm trying as much as possible to stick to my planned events.  These are stickers I purchased in the dollar tree store and washi tape is from MAMBI.

My MAMBI Happy Planner clips from SweetPaperBliss Etsy Shopt

the coffee cup is from Rhinestones and Diamonds Etsy Shop
the Instagram paper clip is from Vintage Rose Shack Etsy Shop
the washi is from MAMBI I purchased at Michaels.

My Kate Spade Planner contains items my friends made me from my Scrpabooking group.  She made the Cheerleader and the Pig - my favorite animal!  The dress clip comes from this months Planner Society kit along with the washi tape, gems.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Manila Folder altered project

I'm had a meetup with my friends this weekend and I'm going to have them make this altered Manila folder. 

You open the Manila folder to the landscape position then fold the bottom of the Manila folder up 4 or 5 inches depending on what you want the size of the pocket.  Then fold each side of the folder in half but fold it forward then in reverse so it folds correctly - like an accordion folder.

Make your tags any size so they stick out of the pockets. I used a template with molding paste then once dried I inked the paste so it wasn't so white.  Decorate how ever you please!!  Enjoy!!

My Kate Spade Planner for February

This is my Kate Spade Planner for this month.  I used stickers from The Planner Society, Heidi Swapp stickers, from her planner collection I picked up at Michaels and paper clips from Sweet Paper Bliss shop on Etsy, the starbucks paper clip is from isis_ella_jewels off of Instagram.

Friday, January 1, 2016

The Documented Life Planner Project for 2016

I jointed Art to the 5th The Documented Life Planner Project for 2016.  It's called the unplanner.  It seems like a great project to do - on top of all the other projects I have going on at the moment.  Why not add another.  This looks like a fun way to add art into the planner project as I'm not an 'artist' with paints/watercolor, etc.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Planner charm bracelets

I made a few planner charms for my upcoming holiday ornament swap.  All products I purchased from Michaels and one site from eBay.  Making them were a bit tedious but I did this while waiting for The Walking Dead to come on in Sinday night.  I hope they enjoy these!!

Friday, November 6, 2015

The Planner Addict Box

My first box arrived today!! The box contains 9 items:  Sticky notes, Oh, Hello Stationary Co stickers; Jack & Ella Paper notepad; The Papered Lantern stickers, Wrapables masking sticker set of 27 stickers; Crown Pen; American Crafts library tags; Original Gourmet Lollipop (missing from the photo because I ate it!); Kings on Toast coupon for $5 off a planner and small calendar.  I like the box the stickers are small and cute for a smaller size planner. Perfect colors for the fall/autumn.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Listers Gotta List Challenge

I joined The Reset Girl's Listers Gotta List challenge in October and I'm just starting the list for November.  I love doing this for October and finished all but 4 of the prompts.  It was so much fun to have something each day to do, if you want daily.  I liked that I could use the 'scraps' from kits that I have not used in a while and the chipboard that I don't use on my scrapbook layouts these days.  It's a great way to recycle your stash and also be creative at the same time. 

Here are some of my images from October's Lister's Gotta List Challenge.

Christmas Ornament Swap

I made these ornaments for my swap buddies. The globe snow and ribbon I purchased at Michaels. The Angel I purchased at AC Moore. I sprayed gold glimmer most in the inside then dabbed it to create a foiled / antique effect.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fall Folliage Pictures

Went for a fabulous 4 mile walk today.  The place is called the Walkway Over the Hudson located in Poughkeepsie NY.  The weather was a bit of an overcast and I wore a hat and an infinity scarf with a light jacket but the pictures and colors of the trees were absolutely amazing.