söndagen den 31:e juli 2011

fredagen den 29:e juli 2011

true.


“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss

this quote came to mind when we realized that we infact must leave this heaven on earth. we are visiting good friends that took us to the most fantastic beach i have ever been to. tomorrow we move on to new adventures. 

from the archives: september 19th 2010


during my vacation the blog will be in summer mode, which basically mean i have a few pre-written posts that will show up, i´ll post new ones whenever we get to somewhere with internet, and i will re-post a few of my very favorite posts from this past year. 
i hope that you will be here during and especially here when i get back! 



this mosaic makes me so very happy still! go here for all the links! 

torsdagen den 28:e juli 2011

where she belongs


during my vacation the blog will be in summer mode, which basically mean i have a few pre-written posts that will show up, i´ll post new ones whenever we get to somewhere with internet, and i will re-post a few of my very favorite posts from this past year. 
i hope that you will be here during and especially here when i get back! 





this is where my girl belongs, on the back of a horse. she is a natural.



i am so happy for her!

tisdagen den 26:e juli 2011

from the archives: october 28th 2010


during my vacation the blog will be in summer mode, which basically mean i have a few pre-written posts that will show up, i´ll post new ones whenever we get to somewhere with internet, and i will re-post a few of my very favorite posts from this past year. 
i hope that you will be here during and especially here when i get back! 



here are a few of my favorite layouts from 2010! 

söndagen den 24:e juli 2011

the simple things #37


this week i wanted to save this photo for the simple things challenge.  i came out one morning to tend to the garden and i saw so many butterflies i couldn´t count them. i once read that children that are about to die often draw butterflies towards the end...maybe the ones i saw was just a hunch of the terrible thing that happened in norway to all those kids...



fredagen den 22:e juli 2011

52 photos in 52 weeks: week 28 + 29 roundup and new prompt


for the 28th week of the phototaking challenge we had the theme light:


here are the light images from the group!




for the 29th week the theme was summer and patti.lin  decided to make a mosaic of her summer photos. it sparked me to make a mosaic from the things i always takephotos of in the summertime: all things that grow!


the theme for week 30 is FRESH!
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don´t forget! 


during my vacation the blog will be in summer mode, which basically means i have a few pre-written posts that will show up, i´ll post new ones whenever we get to somewhere with internet, and i will re-post a few of my very favorite posts from this past year. 
i hope that you will be here during and especially here when i get back! 

onsdagen den 20:e juli 2011

from pin to reality

i love pinning a bunch of cool stuff at pinterest! i thought i´d share a project that came out of pinning something on one of my boards
(here is the real source if the link doesn´t work!)


i love the idea of re-purposing things. when i went to the annual big rummage sale the other weekend, i bought  several old silver spoons. 
i followed the directions i found and hammered the spoon flat. cut the handle of (yay me!), bend the remaining handle and used my metallic stamps for my message. 


i love how it looks! i am pairing it with some pearls and call it a day :)

so, there you have it, my first pin to reality! there will be more 
(i have a feeling) so i might even do a special banner for it! 

summer mode


finally our summer vacation is near! we plan to be on the road with our caravan from july 25th until about august 10th! wow, thats a long time not being in my home...
anyway, during my vacation the blog will be in summer mode, which basically means i have a few pre-written posts that will show up, i´ll post new ones whenever we get to somewhere with internet, and i will re-post a few of my very favorite posts from this past year. 
i hope that you will be here during and especially here when i get back! 

tisdagen den 19:e juli 2011

söndagen den 17:e juli 2011

lördagen den 16:e juli 2011

handmade with love


i made some lemonade (or is it juice when you have to add water to it?) the other weekend and even though it is the first time for me, i make jam every year so it is becoming a nice little tradition to preserve our fruits. wow, that is the longest sentece every! :)
i love that photo, it makes my heart sing with the colors of the bottles and my roses in that pyrex pot!i used my typewriter to add the journaling to the doilie.

ps. if you look closely, you can see the write click scrapbook august layout of mine :)

fredagen den 15:e juli 2011

♪♫♪♫ may you stay, forever young ♪♫♪♫

do you remember the song that i shared a few weeks ago? 
well, in that post i said that i wanted to do something with it. here is the layout i created with the lyrics!


as you see, i printed the lyrics in sections and initially they were on my background paper. but then i came home to see that apperently a wet pawed cat had done a bit of dancing on the letters :) 
so i reprinted them all. i printed my photo really large and chose yellow as my key color. just click play and listen, it is a beautiful song! 

torsdagen den 14:e juli 2011

52 photos in 52 weeks: week 28 roundup and new prompt


next weeks theme for our 52 photos in 52 weeks project will be SUMMER! 

i can´t really decide on which of the following photos i will add to the group pool, but they all represent summer to me :)



please join us!

onsdagen den 13:e juli 2011

summer to do list ~ revisited

i thought i´d revisit my summer to do list that i posted here.
the summer is not over and i still have time for a couple more things, but i thought i´d show some of the things that i have crossed off.


decorate the greenhouse

well, it is not decorated as i had planned. but since summer here did rain away for the first part of the summer, i made instant summer by bringing in the outdoor furniture into the greenhouse :)

make a scrapbook kit for the caravan

still working on this!

paint and change fabrics in the caravan

as i mentioned in this post we bought a caravan from 1977 in may and while i did paint its interior it still needs one more coat. my mom sew some new wraps for the cushions (i am picking them up today! i´ll have some photos later.

pick 7 different flowers on midsummers eve

my daughter did pick 7 different flowers on our nightwalk on midsummers eve. it is an old tradition and you are suppose to lay them under your pillow and you´d dream of the person you will marry :)
 she said she dreamt of 3 different boys ;)
in this post you can see her holding her flowers in the upper left corner!

make a weave

i have no photos yet ;)

have a picnick

yet to do!
paint a painting

i did paint a painting for my one little word project in june.

as you can see i am on top of this list ;)

tisdagen den 12:e juli 2011

i love them...


these (in the first photo) are the faces i get when i get out the camera! and then i plead to get just ONE decent photo and then they go back to their thing :) but, oh, how i love love love them!
the colors are a bit washed out here, but i was to lazy to take another photo :o) 


this is a layout i did about a month ago. i wanted it just like this, focusing on the words. the words about what i have learn about motherhood since i became a mother 12 years ago!

i will be back later with a update post on my summer to do list! 

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