Saturday, March 15, 2014

Finding myself noticing more...

I noticed that Spirit was working overtime to gain my attention this week. 

1.       Participating in these weekly memes has opened me to noticing more of the beauty around me, especially in the tiny, minute things.

2.      Mother Nature’s fury reigned down on us once again and dropped 6+ inches of snow.  This gave us 2 more snow days which I was ecstatic about.

Except out router went kapluey and I found myself home for those 2 days with no internet.  It made me realize just how often I was on and how much time I wasted.  Hmm….

3.      While at library I stumbled across this book. 

Normally I would have gone right past is except I had stamped that exact word in my morning journal just days before: "Noticed I am in this kind of limbo - this "going no where" place, STUCK"

4.      I found these cabinet cards just waiting for me in a booth at a local antique consignment shop, 31 in all.  I thought I would invite my friends come over in the spring for a belated birthday celebration.  Instead of bringing a gift, I would ask each one to adopt a card then write a short story about the person. I plan to bound them together in an altered book; An Altered Book of Altered Stories.   
4 of my favorite cards.  Love the last one as find very few that pose with a smile.
5.      I caught myself while out to lunch, wrapping up pieces of pizza crust to take home to Cleo. 

No, we don’t spoil our pets!  Okay, perhaps a bit; just enough to make them feel special.

Celebrating my finds with Kim Klassen at Friday Finds and Nancy at Random 5 Friday.  If you find yourself stuck or in need of inspiration, stop by!  You will be amazed at the beauty that is found weekly by all of the participants.  It will lift your spirits, I guarantee it!


  1. Love the cabinet cards that's a great idea to make a book from them . Poor you with more snow it has been a long winter..

  2. Oh what a wonderful find with those cabinet cards.I love the altered book idea. Spoiled no not at all:) Hug B

  3. I love those cards and that's such a cool idea to make an altered book! I can relate to "stuck" - hmmmm. Spoiled? Maybe, but why not?

  4. Your photos are gorgeous although I hate ice and snow ! It's funny to see these old pictures in all countries they look the same !

  5. Those cards are simply special... I need to go antiquing! :)

  6. I really like your birthday plans and the altered book. Thanks so much for stopping by Buttercup's. I hope you will visit often.

  7. Oh, I love the idea of the cards and writing stories about them.

    Have fun with that idea.

  8. I will never tire of icy, snowy shots! Yours are amazing! Love the old cards you found and you have a wonderful idea with the altered book and stories!

  9. Awesome icy snowy shots! Just awesome!
    I love the cabinet cards ... I have a few myself of my grandparents/great-grandparents.
    Have a great week.
    diane @ thoughts and shots


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