Digital Scrapbooking | Nov 2015

Water Colors Dec Daily 15 - a start

As I slowly enjoy the process of preparing my December Daily album; thinking forward to a season of light & joy, everyday life & hardship, faith & hope, I wanted to share a couple of layouts I made for The Daily Digi with this months digi files.

In The Mirror Credits: papers and elements from Bounty of Blessings by Just Because Studio

On Wednesday we went to the forest in the early evening to pick some wild blueberries. You helped a little. Then you went on to watch our dog and snap photos . I love it when you pick up my camera and I love to see what you find and how you frame your photos. This one is my absolute favorite of all the photos you took. Taken in the car as you waited for me to finish up. Love how you captured the light and yourself in the mirror.

Read More credits: papers and elements from Reading by Megan’s Creations. template from Fuss Free: Double Time 8 by fiddle-dee-dee designs. font: Arsenale White

I’ve always had a love for reading. For words. For stories. For learning something new. Nothing like being swept off my feet and into a story after a heavy day of work.

I’ve laughed out loud. I’ve cried. Ive been deeply touched. I’ve been angry. I’ve felt for the little guy. I’ve cheered on the hero. I’ve felt how it is to fall in love. I’ve felt how sorrow creeps into every part of our being. All from fantastic writers and books. Some have been popular and on the bestseller list. Some have been hidden gems. Off course many of the books have not been that perfectly good. But I don’t care much, there are very few books I haven’t read through because I really didn’t like them.

Mostly I read at least five books at a time. I’m not sure why, I’ve done it for years. It might be because I’m so curious of this new book I found. It might bee because some books are easy read after a busy days. and some demands more of me and are perfect for a Sunday afternoon in the garden.

This spring and summer have been a big reading season. I decided to try out an audio subscription. I love being read to. And now I read books while I garden, drive tractor on the farm or car to work, when I wash up or cleans around the house, when I’m out walking or on our traveling when there is nothing else to do.

I also read a lot of e-books, making it possible for me to get my hands on those books that are harder to come by here in Norway. A win is that I don’t have to wait a month for shipping like before. Win, win.

So far this year I’ve read 57 books and that makes me so happy! I haven’t read so many books in a year (and the year isn’t over!) since I was in middle school and more or less living in the library. I try to read in my spare time, even when I have just a few minutes. When I go outside for a coffee break I make it a habit to bring my books, in the evenings when it’s quiet around me I read a book instead of checking social media online. Sometimes I read when I should have slept, I’m trying to beat that habit!

My favorite way to read is still sitting with a book in my lap, turning the pages as I read on, smelling and feeling it. I love a thick book. But I also love that modern technologies gives me a chance to read more, to explore and to get more words and stories into my everyday life and even though the audio versions are a bit expensive I see my self keeping up the subscription, making sure that the books i buy are books I really care about and books read by someone that read really well. My favorites are those books read by the author him/herself.

Bring on the books.

What have you done in your creative time lately?!
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Last summer

searching for crabs to catchcatching crabs

These last couple of days we’ve had kind of nice weather. But not nice warm weather, there seems to be a chill in the air no matter how much the sun tries to shine (#norwegiansummer).

I miss the nice warm summer weather.

Looking through some of my photos, I found quite a few from our visit to dear friends + the western part of Norway last summer. The first part of that vacation had such good warm days, almost too warm honestly. But I want more of such days: summer like we dream about on cold winter days.

Pretty please!

Clear water

Favorite Capture | no. 5

Cool Dude credits: word art from Paislee Press: pictures + words no. 18.

A favorite photo from this weekend captured right before our annual Carnival service at church. MT went as a Detective, a real cool one.  He brought pen and paper, and shades to hide behind. He moved around as silently as possible. His coat was an old one, borrowed from his Grandpa. His pants were black. The hat was a little bit too big, but that did not cramp his style. He helped me a great deal during the service by capturing photos and he took many good shots that we can use in our church’s newsletter – but this is the one that meant the most to me – a self portrait of him in the mirror.

Love, love seeing you grow, kiddo.

Favorite Capture is a series of post showcasing just ONE favorite photo. I love to show a whole lot of photos, I want to tell the full story – but sometimes, sometimes, just a photo is enough. Most photos will be new and recent, but there will also be some good old favorite photos every now and then!

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