Friday FIVE for October 30th

Friday Five today is a completely random collection of what’s on my mind …


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Addie needs new shoes (finally.) Trust me when I say my little princess does not grow very quickly¬† — the sweatpants I bought for her to wear under her Halloween costume are a size 18mos and they fit perfectly. Anyway … If there is a little girl (or boy) you LOVE that you buy shoes for, click HERE now and be prepared to squeal with delight. I have no relationship whatsoever (yet) with Puddle Jumper Shoes, so I’m sharing out of pure enthusiasm. There are two pairs on there way in Spokane and I’ll keep you posted!



My friend and fellow BPS teacher, Donna Kert has started a new feature on her blog, called In Focus Friday. I LOVE it, just as I love any effort to help us NOT miss the stuff that matters most.

Here’s a snippet from Donna’s entry today: I believe that armed with a camera, we see differently. With this tool in hand, we have the ability to notice, focus on, and capture what we might normally take for granted. This in mind, I created In Focus Friday as a sort of project and experiment all rolled into one. On In Focus Fridays, I’ll post a single image that captures my life in focus from the previous week and observe over time, a gallery full of grateful details.

Way to go Donna!


Here’s a cute idea you still have time to execute for Halloween …

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Buy enough little sugar pumpkins for everyone. Cut around the stem, scoop out the guts (there aren’t many guts) and drop in a teaspoon of butter, a teaspoon of brown sugar and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes (or until soft)

Serve warm with whipped cream and *sprinkles* OK, seriously … these were so easy and so dang cute. The texture is a little funky, but it tastes just like a mini pumpkin pie.

My photo doesn’t do it justice, but I promise you’ll feel like your channeling your inner Martha.


Two pages in response to the challenge I issued this year on October 1st. This one is from Heather — love Everyday Happiness.

Everyday Happiness by Heather

And, this one is Christi’s “A Look Back” page …

Christi's A Look Back layout

Christi made this comment in our gallery: At this time in my life, just getting a page finished is an accomplishment, so they tend to be more basic. Most important to me is keeping precious memories alive, and this challenge did that (for me too!)

Thanks Heather and Christi. Don’t forget I have set up a FLICKR group + gallery where you can also post your PRESENT layout. There are MORE to enjoy, so I hope you’ll go take a peek.



I, Stacy, the very silly Witch of the northWEST … have my own handwriting font. In fact, I used my font on a page in the ebook, 20 Simple Secrets of Happy Scrapbookers. Guess what?

You can download it here on my website. Visit the Stacy tab and then click on “About Stacy” and then on “Stacy’s font” to automatically download it. Or, you can simply click HERE.



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