Friday, November 21, 2008

Couple things...

Couple things on my mind today that I wanted to share with you all.
Picked up this amazing magazine last night at JoAnns. I had read some reviews on other blogs and thought it looked interesting, but wow, it is good. I'll admit, as an avid blog reader I am rather picky when it comes to magazines. Sometimes it seems like there isn't much out there that hasn't been done already 16 different ways, and how could a printed publication keep up with it all. But this magazine has done it. Check it out!

Those of you running the 2007 version of Microsoft - have you checked out OneNote?? I am loving it!! A great way to catalog all sorts of things, from shopping lists to recipes to knitting patterns. I'll have to share some shots from my notebooks in there some day. Anybody ever use Google Notebook? Its like that only on your own computer and ten times better. I'm sure Microsoft has some boring instructions somewhere, but I could write up a little demonstration on how I use it if anyone is interested. Let me know!

Sydney and I spent the morning organizing her craft & art supplies. I finally gave in and boxed up all the china out of the lower portion of my china cabinet. It is now craft central. Sydney was surprising helpful when we sorted out all of her supplies. We re-used a dozen or so old containers - sequins in an old spice container, pom poms in an old peanut butter jar, paper clips in a baby food jar, etc. Recycling all that plastic is so inefficient, I try my hardest to find a way to reuse it instead. Anyway, it's all cleaned up and ready for business now.

*A funny story for you...yesterday afternoon Sydney spent at least an hour gluing things together while I worked on some origami patterns I've been wanting to try. Last night her dad put her to bed while I was out running errands. Her bedtime prayer included "and thank you for a very wonderful crafting day." Ha!*

Hope you all have some fun plans for the weekend! I hope to finish lots of Christmas presents. We'll see!

Take care.


Hello, I'm Sally. said...

I've been wondering about this zine. I'm going to JoAnn's this weekend and I'm totally putting it on my list.

What a cute and thankful little girl.

i am very mary said...

I am always grateful for wonderful crafting days...

amandajean said...

what a GREAT Sydney story. I LOVE IT!!! and I agree with mary, I'm always grateful for wonderful crafting days, too!

Queenly Things said...

You are raising that youngun' right!!! Sweet little thing.
I am going to go today to check out that magazine. Thanks

Katherine said...

Thanks for the tip on this mag. Must see if I can find it too.

Awwwww... Sydney is such a sweetie!
I see many more wonderful crafting days with your girl in your future.

Kristin said...

I would love some tips on Google Notebook - it sounds like something I could really make good use out of. I check the blog regularly - you're so inspiring and entertaining all at once. :) Hugs!

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