Friday, March 11, 2011

Cold Days, Sunny Days, So-So Days and Birthdays

It's been a while, over two weeks to be exact.  Much longer than I ever intended to be away (at least unannounced) from my blog.  Not that I didn't think about it. I did, everyday and sometimes hourly.  Amidst the cold days, sunny days, so-so days and birthdays it just sort of happened, but I am back now. :)

In February I enrolled in the Blogging Your Way e-course and classes started on February 28th. The course is being taught by the lovely Holly Becker of Decor8  and Leslie Shewring of  A Creative  Mint.  These two ladies are a creative force to be reckoned with and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be exposed to their blogging (& life) wisdom during the four week duration of the course.  The "classroom" is huge with bloggers from all over world taking part and enhancing the experience by bringing their great talent into the mix. The past two weeks of lessons have given me a lot to think about and I expect there will be more food for thought in the remaining two weeks.  Today we received another set of materials (styling, photo processing and flower arranging)  from Leslie and I can't wait for dive in. 

Last week Sam was invited to a birthday party and instead of going for the in-store gift wrap service, which is totally uninspired, I took matters into my own hands.  I loved it, Sam loved it, the recipient didn't pay much attention to it, but his mom really dug it. On a related note, I must be the only person in blogland that doesn't have a stash of washi tape.  I hope to rectify that over the weekend.

Hope you have a good one.


  1. i would be tickled to get such a sweetly wrapped gift!

    happy weekending~

  2. That is so cute the way you have the fisherman on there, I bet it was a hit!! How fun!

    How great that you are taking the blogging class, I remember her talking about it last year.

    Have a fun weekend.

  3. I only have one roll of real washi tape found in DK last summer. =)

    The rest is imitation paper tape from Xenos (do you have one near you? love them). Oh, and my mom mailed me some MStewart stuff for Christmas. So yeah, my 'stash' is all knock-offs! =P

  4. ach... macht doch nichts. ich war im letzten jahr fast 3 monate so gut wie offline :) muss auch mal sein, oder?

    lg dani

  5. Hi Monica, einen lieben BYW Gruss zurück. Habe mich sehr über deinen netten Kommentar gefreut und dass wir zusammen in diesem tollen Kurs sind. Dein Blog gefällt mir! Muss ich mir demnächst mal in Ruhe alles anschauen. Aktuell hinke ich mit dem Kurs etwas hinterher und werde mich jetzt durch Leslies neue posts klicken. Dir ein schönes WE. LG Tesca

  6. I just told a girlfriend about your blog yesterday over tea, she just started blogging and she was born in Germany. so she is so excited when she goes home to her computer on Monday to check out you Fabulous blog.
    I have been so busy but I have been meaning to add you to my sidebar for quite some I'm doing it right now.

    Love the package....very clever!

  7. @ Juliette - Never heard of Xenos, will have to google it. Looked for some at an idee creativmarkt yesterday, but no luck. My area needs a decent papeterie really badly.
    @everyone - thanks

  8. How cool! Oh, and I don't have washi tape either. I'm not crafty enough.

  9. Hi Monica I just found your pretty blog through BYW. Isn't it just fabulous? Exhausting, too! I lived in Muenster in NRW in 1989 as an exchange student so I love all things German. J x


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