Happy New Year!

Hope yours got off to a great start! We had a fine day visiting family.The start of the new year always brings out my list of resolutions. There are many who say that they don't make resolutions because they never keep them. I say that is like not playing the game because you can't win. The fun is in the experience.I like to take this time to look back and forward, reevaluate, and see where I might want to go. So without further ado, here is my list.Continue to work on finding balance. Do what it takes to devote time to the kids, husband, and myself, but keeping in mind the correct order...

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Lights. Camera. Action!

Here's a little video fluff of the kiddos to ring out 2007.Can you name that tune?I just love the big finish.And, not to be left out; it won't be long before he takes off without the walk-behind. Yikes!

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Project 365

One of the homeschooling email loops I am on did Project 365 together last year. I was new to the loop and very pregnant so decided to opt out. Fortunately for me they are repeating it this year, so I have signed up. Anyone can do Project 365. The idea is simply to take and post a photo every day. The purposes: to document your life and to become a better photographer.I have three goals for my participation in this project. The first, of course, is to try and take a photo every day. The second is to not beat myself up if I miss a day here or there, and the third is to make some new...

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Pass the Kleenex

Olivia got this book as an early Christmas present from Granny Pat a few weeks ago.The book is simply the letters of the alphabet with words (and pictures) beginning with each of those letters. Bores her Dad and me to tears, but she loves it. So we read it - ad nauseum. I guess Dad had been talking with her about who was on the cover, because when I picked it up to read it at nap time today her little finger shot out and she piped up, "Tinkerbell!""Yes, that's right," I replied. "That is Tinkerbell."Then her finger moved towards the top of the book, and she proudly proclaimed, "Nose...

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A Couple More

Ack! I forgot a couple of the best digi scrapping resources I have seen! These books (actually magazines on steroids), are full of information and easy to follow.The Ultimate Guide to Digital Scrapbooking by Better Homes and Gardens is exactly that. This is an excellent resource for the beginning digital scrapper. There is information about software and hardware as well as add-ons like kits, scanners, and pen tablets. The tutorials are broken down into three sections: the first one aimed towards the hybrid scrapper, the second for the beginning digi scrapper, and the third section with...

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Digital Scrapbooking Resources

I got asked today about my favorite sites/resources for learning how to digi scrap so I thought I would post them here in case others out there were wondering. First of all, I went through a stage this past year where I wanted to do something that looked "digital" on each of my pages. Since I did things digitally, I wanted to use those digital tools to their best advantage. I have been on a year-long search for my scrapbooking style, and I think I have finally figured out what it is. The verdict - it has very little to do with being "digital". I really just consider myself a scrapbooker -...

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Free Photo Class

There are a few more days (until January 3) to sign up for this free photo class over at the Epson Creative LearningZone. The class is Telling a Story with Photos and taught by a scrapbooker, Leigh Brown. I have signed up, but have not had the time to explore and check it out like I wanted, so no review. I did want you to know though before it was too late, because, hey, it's free.Edited: I took some time to glance over the lesson material. My verdict - RUN, don't walk to the Epson site above to sign up for this class. Lots of great photography stuff there. I printed all the materials off...

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Little Bits of Randomness

My day today started too early, has been eventful, and is currently too messy!I hate having to get up and get out of the house before I can make beds and clean the kitchen properly. Add to that the piles of items that are not making it to their homes, but instead languishing about on my dining room table or kitchen counter (hot spots for you Flybabies out there) and it all begins to drive me crazy. Clutter eats peace. Note that I am blogging instead of cleaning, though. If I lean in really close to the computer monitor I can block out all the other.Mr. John had a nine month checkup this...

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