30 December 2011

Some changes...

I did something CRAZY the other day....

I treated myself to a little manicure (okay, my husband did the treating - thank you!) and got my nails painted RED!

Now, that might not seem so crazy to most everyone, but for the last...(several)...years, if I had painted my nails this color it would have had to come right back off when it was time to go to work.  Because I couldn't wear anything other than "skin tone colors" in my uniform.  December 21 was my last day on active duty in the Coast Guard.  So to celebrate the transition - I painted my nails!

I really enjoyed my active duty time and I am so glad I did it.  There were lots of "downs", but just as many or more "ups" and I am so grateful for all that I learned.  In the end, I would definitely do it all again and I am not sad to go (though I will miss the people), mostly I am grateful.  Grateful for the opportunities I was given, the stretching and growing that were made possible and the new friendships that were made (both in and out of the service). 

I didn't realize it at the time, but when I made this, I think it was my "thank you card" to the Coast Guard.

The first mixed media piece I've ever done (can you believe it?!) and I LOVED it!  It was so much fun - can't wait to start doing more.

And just what will I be doing now...well, I'll save that for next time.

Blessings friends!

28 December 2011

Let's start the New Year right...

Anyone know what movie that line is from (it's actually from a song in the movie...)?  I'll give you some more hints:
"...how can our love go wrong if, we start the New Year right?"
Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire
the film made a different song a classic Christmas hit

The answer? - Holiday Inn and the song that became the hit was White Christmas.  TOTALLY random for you there folks.  It is my favorite movie though, and around this time of year I'm always humming those words, "let's start the New Year right".

This New Year I'm excited to say I'll be starting a class with Stephanie over at Homegrown Hospitality.  The class will last the whole year!!  So excited!!! (I'm always so sad when classes end)  We'll be doing just what the title suggests: Scrapbook Journal Doodle: and I can't wait!

That little doodle from the Christmas post, though it looks like it was done by an 8 year old, was actually done by me.  It was the first time in YEARS I'd gotten markers out (I didn't even have any, I had to go out and buy some) and just did something for fun - for me.  I'm thinking class will be a bit like that - all year long!

Here's a link with more information about the class if you're interested, but hurry, we start January 1!

Click here!

25 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given, 
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.

Wishing Christmas Blessings to you all!

17 December 2011

Coming Soon!

Making the switch from Sunrise Folk soon...

Hope to see you here soon!