Friday, August 15, 2008

What Makes You Happy...

This is what makes my daughter, Alison, happy:

This is what makes my dog, Dixie, happy:

What makes me happy? (Well, besides chocolate...) New crafting supplies! Last weekend, I bought 2 little white chipboard boxes at a crafters' garage sale. I covered them with scrapbook paper and added stamped images that I'd colored with my Prismacolor pencils. Here's the final result:

I hope to sell these at a craft fair this October. I'll be sharing some more stamping projects next week. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

What I've Been Reading...

I've been reading the Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray and have really enjoyed it! I was intrigued by the first book, "A Great & Terrible Beauty" when I spotted it while working in the school library. I finally decided to check it out to read this summer. I loved it! I quickly moved on to the second book, Rebel Angels, and am now almost done with the third and final installment, "The Sweet Far Thing". Part of me can't wait until I finish the book and find out what fate holds in store for Gemma and her friends. Part of me doesn't want to finish the book, though, since it is the end of the series!

These are definitely the favorites of anything I've read lately. My next read will be "Three Cups of Tea" for my bookclub. I've heard mixed reviews from my fellow readers. I hope I enjoy it enough to finish it for book club!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

In Memoriam

My brother-in-law, Bob, passed away Friday after a long battle with heart disease.
We'll miss you, Bob.