Christmas Joy

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas all around the Paper Palace! Yesterday morning, I discovered a wonderful surprise. While visions of sugarplums danced through my head, my husband had merrily transformed our home into a winter wonderland! I awoke to a visual bouquet of angels and ornaments and vintage St. Nick. My eyes feasted upon stockings […]

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Blog Candy Opportunities

In October, Mary Vogel of On Life And Creatingsponsored a blog candy contest to celebrate her birthday. As is often the case with these contests, I entered but forgot to check back to find out the results. By chance, we connected a few weeks ago and due to Mary’s follow-up, I discovered that I had won! […]

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Believe

I have always loved the color blue. I love everything about it – its quietness, its serenity, its tranquility. Blue is freedom and expansiveness – it is sky and sea. Blue is a warm blanket that wraps itself around us and brings peace and comfort to frazzled lives. Blue speaks the language of our spirit. Last December, I made […]

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Tsunami Gives Thanks

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was great – I spent Thanksgiving with family and friends, eating delicious food, watching movies, and catching up on some much needed sleep!  But – I am convinced that no one had a grander time than Tsunami, my two and a half year old Blue Maine Coon cat! Tsunami […]

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Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!  I hope that you are surrounded by loved ones and thankful for much on this special day.  Among my blessings, I count the joy that each of you brings into my life! As you can see, Templeton Turkey has returned – in full regalia – to kick off the […]

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Eat Ham, Not Turkey!

Eat Ham Not Turkey

Meet my friend, Templeton Turkey.  Every year around Thanksgiving, he tirelessly campaigns for Americans to “eat ham, not turkey!”  Poor Templeton – even as he pleads “Why not try ham this year?” – he knows he is fighting a losing battle! According to the National Turkey Federation, turkey consumption has increased 108% since 1970.  Few birds are […]

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Vintage Lady

When I was growing up, I lived in a 2-story, turn-of-the-century farmhouse, complete with a dirt basement and a full attic. Whenever I was home alone, I loved to venture into the attic to explore its hidden treasures.  Visiting the attic was like visiting another world to me – for awhile, I stepped out of time and walked into […]

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Give Thanks

It’s hard to believe that in just a few days, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving here in the U.S.  Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I love setting aside a special day to thank God for our many blessings – to feast with family and friends -to reflect upon what is important in life.  As each year […]

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Jessie’s Mae’s ATC

Today’s ATC is the fourth card I’ve completed for the 10-month ATC Names Swap I’m participating in.  If you’d like more information about this series, see Dawn’s Name ATC. Jessie Mae provided me with a wonderful list of Favorites from which to draw inspiration for her card.  I knew that I wanted to use her favorite color, […]

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