My intentions for this blog are fairly simplistic: mostly I would like to use this space as a means of encouraging myself to continue creating and growing by forcing myself to share my progress with anyone who may be interested. While I may share bits of my personal life, what I really want is to share my scrapbooking with all of the amazing bloggers already out there.


Stay calm. Carry on.

One of Jill's favorite sayings: stay calm and carry on.

This is my new mantra. There are some (for lack of a better word) uncomfortable things going on in my life but I also have lots to be grateful for. Thus, I shall stick to the positice until I snap and write a ranting, biting, scratching, spitting blog post that will make you all shudder. Nah. Stay calm. Carry on.

You know sometimes I feel like I have to give up teaching. I want to do so much for my students. I always have this constant feeling that I have not done all that I could, that kids have slipped through the cracks, that I've missed goldern opportunities. Plainly, that I am not the teacher that I dream of being. Today, however, one of the department heads at our school stopped me in the hall today to tell me that "all of the kids are talking about me". Apparently some of them do think I half decent. Not to toot my own proverbial horn - but I needed that.

In other news... here is a picture from the break of my husband and I being our dorky selves. Decked out in our Oiler's gear before going to the game (thanks Dad!), we look like we are trying to converse with the camera. Trickery, as we are really just trying to get our small Oiler's Christmas tree in the background with us. Check out my cool vintage sweater from Mom. Do you think that the Oil is using my mantra as well? Sigh.

My best Zach Stortini impression. (I was unwilling to knock out some teeth for this photo.)


Save the date!

I've had the pleasure of working with a good friend Leslie (and soon-to-be-husband Rich) on her wedding invitations, save the dates, etc. She is so organized and thorough; she knows exactly what she wants. Delightful! And because she lives in Toronto, this is a great help to me. So far we have come up with this most adorable save the date. Leslie will be printing these as actual postcards using a service offered by Staples.We may need to tweek some things but I liked them so much I just had to share. I cannot claim that I designed these ('cause I found a similar image online) but I did make them happen and we did make them "our own". The invitations are did create but they are still in the works. I love graphic design on the computer. I wish I could do this on the side but where would I find the time? Only for great friends for now ;)