Monthly Archives: August 2015

Fear the Walking Dead: So Close, Yet So Far

In tonight’s episode, the fall of Los Angeles accelerates. Most people still don’t know anything is wrong.  They are hearing reports that people are getting sick and becoming violent, but you know how it is, it doesn’t really have anything … Continue reading

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Fear The Walking Dead: Pilot

The episode served as a nice intro to the apocalypse.  It appears people are falling ill and getting violent all over, but nobody knows the cause.   It is a slow thing, not a rampant overnight change in the world. From … Continue reading

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Fear The Walking Dead Tonight!

The premier of Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead premiers this evening.  Luckily I have some deep seated love of zombies, or I’d be put off by some aspects of the show. It is set in Los Angeles at … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking DOA: Anecdotal Tales

Anyone working on family histories or scrapbooks knows that “interviewing” people and getting stories about the past can really add personality and depth to the stories you’re trying to tell. If the person is speaking of their own past, you … Continue reading

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Trying out Apple Newstand: Mollie Makes

I love magazines, particularly two craft magazines: Mollie Makes and Simply Crochet (from the same British publisher). I’ve had good luck finding copies at a local Joann fabrics, but if I am willing to give up the cute little craft … Continue reading

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Crafty D.O.A.: Printing on Canvas Inkjet Paper

As I’m going through mom’s old sketchbooks, I think I’d like to share some of her drawings and some of the watercolors she dabbled in. Quite awhile ago I purchased Strathmore Canvas Inkjet Paper with this in mind.  I finally … Continue reading

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DOA Menu Planning 101

I make a menu now weekly and shop just for what I need for the week accordingly.  I’ve decided to go a month at a time.  Somehow I feel this will allow me to put all of our favorite meals … Continue reading

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Posts Incoming

While I haven’t been writing posts, I’ve been pondering them.  Thinking DEEPLY.  Actually, I’m going to dredge up posts from my notebooks. I could temporarily rename the blog From the Notebooks Of… but I like it as it is. See … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking DOA: Baby Announcements That Never Were

Although I meant to present my “family history scrapbooks” to my sisters for Christmas about five years ago (how time flies!) they still don’t have them.  I was actually rocking along, mass producing the pages to be the same across … Continue reading

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This Blog Needs Something…

I looked over my blog last night and realized I have hardly posted in 2014 or 2015 at all.  I feel like I have been posting but 53 posts in 2014 and 66 posts in 2015 so far…tsk slug doggie!  … Continue reading

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