Thursday, October 26, 2006

Season 6

"All over the world "24" fans are waiting to find out the fate of Jack and the CTU team" .... If you're a "24" fan, check out this preview trailer for a sneak peek of Season 6 which starts again in January. Can't wait! You can also enter to win a "24 Prize Pack" at this site @ KPTV.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Trader Joe's "Top Of The List"

I found another product that is soon to be at the top of my Trader Joe's Favorite List: Artichoke Lemon Pesto.
It was wonderful over brown rice penne pasta (thank you, Heather!) Nice to have on hand for a quick-fix meal .... I'm thinking I may add chicken next time.
It sure gave a new tasty twist for those living on a gluten-free diet. Yum : )

Monday, October 09, 2006

Colin's News!

Colin sent us an email Saturday morning with the following message and picture:

Shh... I have a secret to tell you...

Colin will be a big brother May 2007!

What awesome news ... we are so excited!
More JOY and BLESSINGS on the journey!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Great Sites

Last weekend I stumbled across two sites that were new to me. I love organization and I’ve been impressed with these awesome tools.
First I found while saving a picture in Flickr! So what is is a social bookmarking website -- the primary use is to store your bookmarks online, which allows you to access the same bookmarks from any computer and add bookmarks from anywhere. On, you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders.
It allows you to keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, recipes etc, share favorites with friends, family and the community, and discover new things by checking out someone else’s favorites … saving you time!
Think of the possibilities … research, vacation planning, cookbook, hobbies/interests. Check it out at:

Through I found Library Thing. I love books and this is a powerful tool for cataloging your library, finding recommended reading by other Library Thing users, and discover groups sharing your reading interests.
Have you ever checked a book out of the library and after reading a few pages you realize that you have already read it? After this happened a few times I started keeping a spreadsheet of every book I’ve read including a brief description. Library Thing will be a great tool for keeping track of books I’ve read and sharing my interest with others.
With a little technology help from Tim I would like to add a widget on my blog linking to my profile/catalog.

So far statistics show 87,631 Library Thing members and 6,178,121 books cataloged! If you love reading take a tour of this site at:

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Life Artist

One of my favorite new scrapbooking sites is Ali Edwards' blog. You can find it at:
I love her style ... handwritten journaling, great color combinations, warm photography and keeping things "real" ... taking the stress and pressure out of the creative process.
You can subscribe to her AEzine/Life Artist Newsletter on this site. The October 2 issue includes great advice/encouragement/inspiration to make your own words a bigger part of your creative process ..... journaling.
Check it out ... it gave me the creative boost I needed to get back to work on my albums. I'm still working on 2004 ... getting closer to Colin's birth!

capture life + create art

Try It ... You'll Like It

This summer I discovered a new salad dressing ...
Litehouse Tangy Citrus -- found in the produce department of your favorite grocery store.
Since I take a salad for lunch each work day, I've been promoting it with those at my lunch table. One gal said she put it on cooked vegetables and it really added a zesty taste. I have yet to try it but it would be a great sauce for stir frys or a marinade for chicken, pork or steak.
It's a combination of real orange juice & orange peel, rice vinegar, soy sauce, fresh ginger, and a touch of chili peppers to keep it interesting and not too sweet.
Added bonus: Fat free, no added msg and no preservatives.
Give it a try ... I highly recommend it on an Asian salad.