For today...

i found this really cool post at the simple woman's daybook and decided to join the "for today" journal page. i thought it  is a fantastic way to focus on the simplicity of the everyday moments & thoughts and will help me (hopefully) blog more often!

FOR TODAY... jan 26, 2010

outside my window... a clear cloudless day - 65°F  and just beautiful!
i am thinking... these bits of journaling will help my effort to live in the here and now.
i am thankful for... keeping old friendships alive.
I am wearing... boot cut jeans, black long sleeve t-shirt & ramones all star chucks (a hand- me- down from my son who has grown so much these past months!)
i am remembering... that i got to scan some of my sister's "old" photos.
I am going... to get some brochures from the travel agency tomorrow.
i am currently reading... remarkable creatures by tracy chevalier.
i am hoping... gustavo keeps making good grades at school.
on my mind... finishing some freebies for this blog.
noticing that... making lists make me accomplish more things.
pondering these words... "always do what you are afraid to do.”  ~ralph waldo emerson
from the kitchen... hot green tea i brought from china.
around the house... fresh flowers in the living room.
one of my favorite things... getting e-mail from my friends living abroad.
one picture to share...

to join me and many others in the "for today" journal click on the blog button below:

since already on the simplifying theme and if you remember my resolution for 2010, here's what i've done so far: i got rid of a lot of what was in  my closet, this time I did not keep anything for sentimental value or because i want to fit into some of those clothes again one day. the goal was to purge my wardrobe and only end up with the things I do wear and really love.  now every morning i walk in, i feel happy and i am liking my closet again!  about my shoes..... well... i had a minor problem there....... i love my all stars & could not get rid of any of them but i do wear them all the time though!

love my all stars!

the office closet is next. this one really needs some de-cluttering. you know how it is.... i keep all kinds of things here like picture frames, board games, candles, gift wrap paper..... got to do it this week.
... and after that I'll move to my son's room and tackle his closet! yikes!! that is going to take some time and effort!
wish me luck!


in spite of all the cleaning and de-cluttering I've been reading tons of historical fiction books lately and find myself really enjoying it!
i think it all started with this victorian thriller called the meaning of night by michael cox which i found very involving since the very first pages, loved the characters, the gloomy atmosphere and the mix of crime, mystery, family secrets and betrayals! i've read the sequel too and it was even better! loved them both!
these nights I more likely grab a book than turn my tv on. i haven't found anything good on tv lately and there's always the dvr to record and watch later anyhow.

here's what i am reading now:
image is linked


and so... like if nothing, we are almost reaching february. valentine's day will be here soon and i've been working on some frames to give as freebies. first time creating some of these so i do hope you like them and are useful for your pages.  take a look at the preview:

i'm now working on some heart masks which i'll have ready by next week so make sure you stop by to get them.

don't forget that my spotlight at the rocking girls blog is still running this week so there is still time for you to participate in the challenge, get the freebies and be eligible for prizes!
here's one page i made myself for the challenge:

... and some of my latest layouts:

thoughts become things

a perfect day to play


have a great week everyone & thanks for stopping by!


  1. Welcome to the daybook. I hope you continue with us. I enjoyed the beautiful roses. It sounds like you are a romantic at heart. Have a great week. Doylene

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Jan. 27, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. Thank you very much Nini for this haughtiness freebie!!!! You make me laugh with your all stars a lot!!!! If I listened to my daughter, she would have so much that of it you;) magnificent pages!!!

  4. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave DigiFree search engine today (look for timestamp: [27 Jan 02:00pm GMT]).

  5. Nini I love that you're spreading your designer wings ... I for one am definitely a fan!!! Hugs, sue.falstaff

  6. Thank you for your lovely freebie! We have mentioned it over at our blog, Digitally Inspired.

  7. thanks for this great Freebie! A link to your page will be advertised at www.persnicketyprints.com

  8. Thanks a bunch! I posted your freebie on my blog Hand Picked Freebies :)

  9. ^^ 謝謝你的分享,祝你生活永遠多彩多姿!.........................

  10. LOVE the "today" journaling. Wonderful frames as well .... have a great week Nini.