Hello there! We have been having Fall-like weather lately in our neck of the woods in Florida this week and the mornings have just been sublime. I wanted to share a few “currents” with you that I will update on a monthly basis:
Currently reading – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Jasmine is also reading this, although she has slowed down due to new interests (Adventure Time is a big one right now). Rob is also reading a Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets.
Listening to: Lots of Ingrid Michaelson, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae on Jango radio, which preprograms my play list based on specific artists. The cool thing about Jango radio is that it does not have any commercials like Pandora. The free version allows me to skip any songs I don’t feel like listening to at the moment. I can also give a thumbs down to any song to permanently delete it from the play list on an unlimited basis, without being inundated by commercials.
Jasmine got a part last Sunday in our church play, which will be on December 15. She was very excited since it was the part she wanted to get. Rob and I sat in on her when she read for the various parts, and she did a great job – her voice was at a good volume and her words were clear. Looking forward to seeing it come together in December!
I have two layouts to share with you today.
Sweet Treat is about one of my daughter’s favorite snacks, which is a simple homemade sundae. Start with a base of vanilla ice cream (double scoops), then drizzle with sugar free chocolate syrup (we don’t keep the sugar kind in our house), top with piles of whipped cream, and then finish off with some sprinkles. Yum!
Layout details: I used a mashup of Studio Calico papers from the new Double Scoop and Marks & Co kits, along with some items from my stash. I cut the title out with my Silhouette Cameo, using the Pacifico font. I loved the woodgrain and pink stars from the Double Scoop kit, and I used it pretty heavily here, sewing them on to highlight the photo and also my journaling. The washi tape is from Glitz (black and white chevron) and Bella Blvd (yellow chevron).
The next layout is of one of our awesome Sphynx cats, Chloe. The reaction we get when they first encounter our cats is priceless. You get a range of emotions: surprise, awe, wonder and trepidation. Petting one is like petting a warm peach. They may look a bit intimidating, but Sphynx cats are the sweetest. Out of all the cats Rob and I have had collectively throughout our lifetime, Chloe and her sister, Zoe, have been the most loving, attention-hogging, and affectionate cats.
Layout details: I again used a mashup of SC papers from the Marks & Co kit and some Maggie Holmes and Dear Lizzy papers from my stash. I found some foam letters at our local Dollar Store and I painted them a very light pink. I used a tag to create hidden journaling, just to remind us of some of Chloe’s behaviors – she wasn’t too happy when we went on a past trip a year ago, and she was pretty standoffish with the pet sitter. The sitter commented on her pet summary sheet that Chloe missed us terribly.
Well, that’s all for now. Hope you all have had a great week so far. We are gearing up for the weekend around here!