Tomorrow it's October

The rain has stopped for about the first time in a week, and I'm wondering how long the sun will last. I guess that's life in Oregon...although I'm not really feeling an expert on that. Every time I go outside I'm still shocked that there are so many trees. And they are so green. The grass, not surprisingly, is also green and about as tall as me. Amazing what water can do.


My new smartphone/photography habits/life is confusing my once solid photo editing/uploading process. It was a bit easier to keep track of things when my camera wasn't automatically uploading things to the internet for me. Now I'm confused about when to tag things, when to upload them and where to upload them...If anyone has any tips on organizing camera phone photos, I'm all ears.


Now at least I can instantly upload photos of my tea cup. Dream come true.

Did I mention that we have a new animal friend? His name is Simon and he's a friendly grump.


Here is the friendly grump keeping me comfortable as I sit in my new craft closet trying out a new hobby (art journaling). The jury is still out on if I will become a success.


Also, perhaps my biggest accomplishment since coming back to the States is that I run around now, literally, which is something of a miracle. This morning I ran 2.5 miles, in the rain. In a million years, that's not something I thought I'd do. Does that even sound fun? At least I have hot pink shoelaces.

2.5 miles in the rain.

There are so many big and exciting things coming up at Pixel Scrapper this month, I can't even keep them all straight. Tomorrow we start our big Layout Challenge month. I'm super excited about this. I've committed to making 21 layouts myself, and I can hardly wait. It's been a long time since I've worked regularly at making layouts and I can hardly wait to get back to it. I've got tons of super fun prompts coming, so make your goal and join us!

Later this week Pixel Scrapper will celebrate it's first birthday! And we're going to party! Stay tuned. Also, we'll be announcing our FOURTH designer. Can hardly wait for that one too!

Lastly, just a reminder that we haven't turned off our subscription sale yet, so you can still subscribe for half-price! If you're still on the fence, time is seriously limited at this point, so grab that deal while you can!

PS: Please be my friend on Instagram. I'm obsessed and would like to share these feelings with more people. Leave a comment on one of my photos that your from Pixel Scrapper, so I can be sure to follow you back.

Recent Comments

Glenda Mulac
Glenda Mulac Fri, 10/04/2013 - 12:24

Thanks for posting about your life! I truly enjoyed it!

Lórien Rezende
Lórien Rezende Tue, 10/01/2013 - 03:32

I hope you don´t suffer that much in winter as I do. When I was a teenager I spent some years in tropical lands and, when I came back to "my" town, I could never stand the cold anymore :) glad it´s spring here, although "the weather was cool and rainy" would totally describe my last week too!

So excited to know who will be our fourth designer. I have a guess, but who knows if I´m right or wrong?

Dawn Evans
Dawn Evans Tue, 10/01/2013 - 03:13

I love your teacup!!! That could inspire a whole kit in itself!!

Nadia Slegers
Nadia Slegers Mon, 09/30/2013 - 23:43

Nice post! I can't wait to know who the fourth designer is!! I like the first picture and I like the one with the shoes. Heck, I like them all..:-)

Catherine Olson
Catherine Olson Mon, 09/30/2013 - 23:25

Love the little snippet into your life! And good for you for running! For me, running is still in a conceptual stage. :)

Janet Kemp
Janet Kemp Mon, 09/30/2013 - 20:12

So fun to see a slice of your life. Gotta love a friendly grumpy kitty (we've had more than one of those). Great photos as the colors in that tea cup!

Brooke Gazarek
Brooke Gazarek Mon, 09/30/2013 - 17:18

What a fun post! I enjoy reading about your adjustments back to the states. And the photo of your shoes, rain and fall leaves is really cool!