While we were sleeping my brother-in-law Brendan arrived from the States and tonight we are excepting our final arrival. The holidays are a great time to work on a puzzle, and my sister-in-law, Karith, and I finished our first one!
Today's freebie is paper pack. Enjoy!
Yesterday many cookies were baked and this morning my father-in-law, whom I shall now refer to as Doug (because that's his name) made lefse.
His family has strong Swedish roots, which always come out most strongly during the holidays.
I have just had word that after a feared Oreo shortage, some have been found and so I can make the favorite Oreo Truffles.
Today's freebie is an alpha from my Budapest Kit. Enjoy!
Don't forget we have two challenges happening right now: our Birds in Snow challenge to help you use all those great things from the blog train, and our Recipe Challenge, which ends tomorrow. We've had lots of great submissions, and it's not too late to enter your own for a chance to win 50 download credits!
Today's freebie are some recreation tabs from my Taiwan Kit. Enjoy!
Today is shaping up to be a rainy, rainy day. It's been about half a year since we last had rain, so it's a nice change, but it makes the house very cold. I'm bundled up with my tea and space heater, but worried because I was really cold in the house yesterday and my father-in-law informed me that it was 64F/18C, but that we could expect the house to drop to 46F/8C in a month or so. I'm remembering last year sitting on the couch and seeing my breath.
Heating is a big issue here in Jordan. You may have seen protests here on the news a few weeks ago, which are related to rising costs, particularly for fuel (which among other things is used to heat the houses). The winters are cold and this year when we complain, our thoughts go to the Syrian refugees who are camping without even the simple things we have to keep warm like blankets and sweaters. It's a sobering situation, and close to home for us since the border is less than an hour away. If you'd like to help you can check out this site.
Today's freebie is 3 metal brad templates. Enjoy!
Some more Christmas traditions have come out of the closet. Yesterday we had our first advent breakfast; we "missed" the first Sunday since we were alone, but my mother-in-law makes delicious cardamon rolls, which we enjoyed yesterday for breakfast. We've also started working on a puzzle in the evening.
Last night we visited some friends to watch the Vikings/Bears (American) football game. My family and in-laws are from Minnesota, so I guess you can say we're all Vikings fans. I enjoy watching a football game once or twice a year, and surprisingly the Vikings even won, so my father-in-law was very pleased!
Today's freebie is some glitter patterns. Enjoy!
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I love digital scrapbooking. I also love to read and bake cookies. Especially while drinking tea. I've lived around the world, and love to travel, which is usually the theme of most of my scrapping projects.