Monday, June 20, 2011

Backyard Bliss

Backyard Bliss 1

BACKYARD BLISS

It’s SUMMER!  Time to pull out the flip-flops, grab the sunscreen and soak up some sunshine!

 

Backyard Bliss 2     Backyard Bliss 3 

This scrapbook celebrates the joys of summer, the fun that can be had in your own backyard!

Backyard Bliss 4     Backyard Bliss 5

What fun a little H2O can create!

Backyard Bliss 6      Backyard Bliss 7

Be sure to capture the joys of your summer!

Just one of the new items in my Etsy shop!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

What I Like About YOU…everything!

What I Like 1

I love these Bo Bunny papers!  They are so bright and cheery and just make me smile. 
The perfect backdrop to photos of someone you like…okay, LOVE! 

What I Like 2     What I Like 3    

And, they feel like summertime!  I love summertime!

What I Like 4     What I Like 5

And, the “5 Things I love about you”?  Don’t we all want to hear why we’re loved?  :)

What I Like 6     What I Like 7

You can find my scrapbooks available for purchase through my Etsy shop 
or browse through my Flickr photostream
to see the hundreds of scrapbooks I’ve made! 
Custom orders are always welcome and can be placed through
my Etsy shop 
or contact me at apicketfencelife at gmail dot com. 

So Inspired…a turning point.

 

turning pointI found that every single successful person
I've ever spoken to had a turning point and
the turning point was where they made a clear,
specific, unequivocal decision that they were not
going to live like this anymore.
Some people make that decision at 15
and some people make it at 50
and most never make it at all.    
-  Brian Tracy

 

We’re almost to the end of June.  The first half of the year gone.  So, I was thinking about my word of the year for 2011.  I haven’t shared it on my blog until now because I was holding it close.  Waiting to see where it would take me.  But now, we’re halfway through the year and maybe it’s time to share.  My word is CHOICE. 

This year I wanted (still want) to focus on the choices I make.  Especially to realize that I do have choices.  Everything is a choice.  And every choice either brings me closer to my goals or takes me farther away from them. 

Unfortunately, I can’t say that every choice I’ve made this year has been a good one but at least I’m trying to make them with some conscious effort…and think about how they fit with my long-term goals.  I’ve also come to realize that all those little choices, when aimed at a common goal can really make significant changes in my life. 

Last year my word of the year was CHANGE and I was a little frustrated because of the lack of results it brought.  But now I know why.  I wasn’t focusing on the choices I needed to make to bring about that change.  Typical me, had the cart before the horse!

This year, I’ve been concentrating on the choices and those choices are the stepping stones to change.  And, change is just the thing to bring about a turning point.

So, I’m looking forward to the second half of the year to see how this word, CHOICE, continues to inspire me.  And how close it can take me to my goals.

Did you pick a word of the year?  If so, is it working for you?

 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Oh, the beach!

Beach Feet 2

Just got back from a little excursion to the beach.  Oh, how I love LOVE LOVE the beach!  A full week, hanging out with girlfriends soaking up the sun, a little sight seeing and lots of great conversation.  Not to mention some awesome food and (more than) a few cocktails!  I really needed a change of scenery for awhile to recharge and this was the perfect get-a-way!

Boardwalk 1      Sunrise 5  Sunrise 9

Sunrise 17

 

Poe's

Poe’s Tavern…a great hangout…and the best chicken quesadillas I’ve ever had!  Oh, I’m SO ready to go back!  Can’t wait to collect photos from all the girls and start scrapping!  :)

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