Scrapbooking | Jan 2015

As a member of the team at thedailydigi.com I get to scrap with the digi files early. This fall I’ve been so slow to scrap and have very few pages to show for myself, hoping this new year will be filled with stories scrapped and told. Below is what I made with the January files:

9 years ago credits: papers, elements and alpha from don’t blink by LJS Digital Designs, font: Andale Mono regular

My words was written in Norwegian, here is what they say:

It was with a lot of emotions we left your first homeland to fly to your new home. A few days earlier we had become a family of two. I was excited and happy (and a little bit scared as all mothers are). It’s hard to fathom that it’s now 9 years ago we sat on that plane together, but looking at the photos it’s easy to see. You have grown so much, we’ve moved from West Norway and now we live on our farm. We are a little family tightly bound. I’m so glad it was you that was to be my son. I’m proud to see what a great young man you are on the verge to become. I guess the next 9 years also will move fast, I’m curious to see what they will contain, but mostly I’m looking forward to follow along as you grow.

farmer thoughts credits: papers and elements from Life Unfiltered Collection by designs by Sherrie Piegdon
template from Scrapbook Lady Sides by Katie the Scrapbook Lady, font: Didot Regular

This too was written in Norwegian, I tend to do that when I want to express myself more freely, this is what it says, more or less:

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve dreamed of taking over the farm back home, dreamed about grain and vegetables, about fields and animals, about woods and houses, about what I most want to do: run an ecological farm taking care of both nature and people. Never did I think it should be so hard to find the right balance, not having enough strength to do as I wish, with so many tasks that just wait for me to start. I’m still dreaming about running the farm, getting both people and animal to thrive here, but it won’t happen over night. I’m practice being patient and brave, soon I’m the farmer, so then my dad finally can get some rest and enjoy his senior-farmer days.

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The Farm | Digital Scrapbooking

The Farm

It’s been a lot of scrapbooking talk here lately – and here is yet another post. Kind off. Sorry. 😉

Tattered Pear is show cased at The Daily Digi today – with their contributing kit Bookmarked. I loved all the whimsy doodles, the sayings and the colors. I found the kit perfect for a page about our love of books, no, about the FARM. LOL, I love to stretch a kit!

The Farm

This summer we got to spend a few days  @ The Farm all by our selves. We loved it. So nice to have some time to just be at that lovely place that is so much a part of us (and in the future will be our home). The Farm is placed on a hilltop and the houses face straight south. It’s always somewhat windy, but the sun (if it’s not a cloudy day) shines all day long. It’s a calm and quiet place with breathtaking view. I love spending time there. I love that the farm do produce organic grain (oat, rye, wheat), and I look forward to get my hands dirty (literary) with the plowing and sowing. A farmers work are never finished and it’s a lot of things that needs fixing or someone’s attention, I feel worried about the finances and the big load of work related to keeping the farm alive. This is me hoping to find a way to refine the grains (or other produce) on the farm in  the future and sell it directly from our own little farm shop. Ask me in 10 years if I managed to do it!!  :)

To be honest, I’ve been thinking a lot about the farm lately, I’ve been saying I want to take over – and I do – but now that the time to do so draws closer I’m getting a bit scared. Can I do it all? Can I produce anything else than weeds? Can I plow snow in the winter? I’m not sure all of these has a big YES to them…, some might even have a big NO instead – and how do I handle that?

You get the idea? Lots of thoughts going on. And let me tell you this: my word for this year is FAITH and it is for sure about what I believe to be true; my Christian faith – but it is also very much about this; daring to have faith in my decisions and abilities. Daring to follow my dream.

Fence Line

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The Simple Things | @ The Farm

Climbing The Threes

We’re spending a few days @ The Farm. Watching the house(s) and the cat while my parents are on vacation. We thought we would do a whole lot here, but most of the days are spent relaxing and regrouping. We needed that.

Growing Fields

Yellow Sunshine Flowers

Better get that grass cut before they (my parents) are back home 😉

Hope your summer is sweet as well!


I love the idea of this; there is always something to celebrate or cherish when we take the time to look for the simple things.
I hope I can keep it as kind-of-a-regular thing on Mondays.

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