Getting back to my daily routine...

hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family and my very best of wishes for the new year!!! may it be filled with health, love and creativity!!
i just got back from my winter taos vacation. i had, as always, an extraordinary time & hopefully we'll get to go again next december! taos is a different kind of ski town - very laid back, artistic, magical, spiritual & with skiing second to none.
the tewa indians believe that once you visit taos, the mountain will keep you going back - my husband and son have skied the slopes of vail, snowmass, deer valley & telluride among others but this mountain  challenging runs, powdery snow and almost non-existent lift lines certainly have kept them going back year after year! I think that the breathtaking views will be enough reason to want to go back time after time to tiny taos. the US national anthem talks about "purple mountains majesty" - they certainly must have been standing on top of taos mountain!!

some pics and layouts of the the trip:

sangre de cristo mountains

at the rio grande gorge bridge

hitting the slopes

the boys going up on the lift

approaching taos ski valley


i'm glad to be back but i guess i have to take little steps to implement my daily routine and not be overwhelm by all the many things i have to do! i just unpacked 4 suitcases full of dirty ski clothes & sorted it by dry cleaning, hand wash and machine wash but i guess i'll start tomorrow the actual washing....uuugh!
i have to take down the christmas tree, packed away the decorations but most important start my exercise and healthy eating routine - i think i had enough new mexican cuisine to last me until the end of the year!
in other words....it is time to get back to reality!

remembering the good times through photographs taken, journaling about special moments and lots of digi-scrapping will definitely help me ease onto my routine. truth is, life is a continuos cycle and we have to learn to enjoy it - so it is a relief to know it is january and that i am happy, content and looking forward to 2010! i am sure it will be an amazing year!

now for news about the digi-scrapping world - sue has the new 52 inspirations 2010 subscription - living life inspired - which looks to be simply amazing! check it out!

last but not least.....(drum roll).......... i have another freebie for you! grungy mask #6 (layered) in .psd format. hope you like it!

thanks for all your comments and e-mails. please leave me a link if you use my products - i'd love to see how you use them!


  1. I love your pages. The zoom LO made me want to round up my boys and go skiing. Now to find the time! Thanks for the freebie.

  2. Hi Nini !! thanks for the mask !! As as always, will be using them soon !! love your layouts

  3. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 04 Jan [LA 03:00pm, NY 06:00pm, UK 11:00pm] - 05 Jan [OZ 10:00am]).

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

  5. This is just great! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Another beauty Nini! Thank you so much for sharing... And wishing you a very happy & healthy 2010!

  7. Glad you had a fantastic holiday Nini ... welcome back & thanks for another FAB freebie!!! sue.falstaff

  8. 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 5 post on Jan. 05, 2010. Thanks again.

  9. amazing lo's ! thank you for the mask.

  10. I love your holiday shots Nini. And the pages are even better. Good luck with all your tidying up. We are still in holiday mode here until February. LOVE that new mask!