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California Adventures

Happy New Year everyone. We had a great holiday break visiting family and friends in southern California.  There is always lots to see and do in that part of the world aside from the theme parks, the beach and dessert are not far and fascinating.   Huntington Beach with a touch of smog on the horizon. Palm […]

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Christmas gifts don’t always come with packages, boxes and bows

the Grinch says “Christmas gifts don’t always come with packages, boxes and bows” but we know sometimes it is nice when it does.  Every year I share gifts and tutorials of some of my favourite projects.  This year I teamed up with Catherine Scanlon to create a series of free e-books that you can read […]

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Counting down the days to holidays with family, friends and the beach. Joining Linky Parties: Sky Watch Friday Chrisy’s Reconnecting With Nature party

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The first day of summer has arrived, along with heat and lots of rain that equals flowers bursting out everywhere.  We are being treated to a kaleidoscope this year, avenues lined with frangipani and Poinciana create a blaze of color. Am really looking forward to the holiday break, time on the beach and with family.  […]

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Sparkle like crystal

Some days just sparkle going to the crystal castle in Mullumbimby was something I wanted to do for ages. Seeing giant sized crystals used as garden ornaments was really cool but this is the sight that had me enchanted. They had planted an avenue of bamboo, creating a cool shaded breezeway with whispers in the […]

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Attitude of Gratitude

Develop and attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better” Brian Tracy Sharing a photo of the Myles Standish Monument for my nature loving and sky watching friends. The park has a lovely view of the bay […]

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Early morning light

“Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good where ever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.’ Alan Cohen. Sharing a photo of the early morning light which is always a little more special on the water.  Have a great weekend at what ever you are up to. […]

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The spell of the sea

‘The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.’ Jacques Cousteau Ever wonder what it looks like from inside or on top a light house? I love being outdoors, at the beach all the better and this of course is one of my favourites. Joining Linky Parties: Sky Watch Friday Chrisy’s […]

Support Systems – free tutorial Melissa Frances ColorBlends 3L Scrapbook Adhesives

Wow that is a long title, but to be fair there is a lot of good stuff packed into this creative project.  Earlier this year I found the new Colorblends inks and quickly fell in love with the idea of ink in a wand.  These inks are so useful for adding color to most anything. […]

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Winter in the tropics

Winter has arrived in the tropics, it is close to frosty at night but afternoons are delightful. Bobbing in the morning light are surfers with extra thick wet suits looking for the perfect wave.  They are only a few minutes walk from these delightful creatures who prefer dozing in the warmth of the sun.