FOR TODAY... may 24, 2010

outside my window... beautiful clear sunny skies.
i am thankful for... all things working out in the end.
i am wearing... my pj's.
noticing that... i accomplished very little last week - lots of things still remain on my to-do list.
i am reading... "the hypnotist" by m. j. rose
on my mind... another doctor's visit.
pondering these words... "Let what you love, be what you do" - Rumi-
around the house... all clean and tidy.
from the kitchen... whole wheat toasts with raspberry jam & a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice!
one of my favorite things... getting perfect seats at the movie theater.
i'm creating... nothing at the moment.
 a few plans for the rest of the week... hematologist appointment, take car to service, file bills, grocery shopping...
from my lens...

yellow orchids

dinner at morton's

how many?

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first i want to take a moment to say wow! and thanks to everyone who sent me a happy birthday message via e-mail, facebook, twitter or this blog. as you know i'm not a huge birthday girl, but i was quite overwhelmed by all of the awesome notes from everybody!!!!
 those of you that reached out to me truly made my day - you are all the best!

... and guess what???... i got an ipad for my birthday!!! i'm like a child with a new toy and been playing with it for a few days now. it's basically a giant i-pod touch which i can use as a e-book reader and best of all i can read all the books i already have in my kindle too! 

... on another note... i'm still feeling very sluggish and tired due to the anemia but have tried resting and taking it easy as much as i can. hopefully i'll get the much needed iron iv this week so that i can start feeling like myself again.
saturday was a good day though and took the morning to create some word art and a couple of scrapping pages.
since summer is most definitely around the corner (in this part of the world anyway) and soon we'll start spending more time outdoors, taking lots of pictures and creating our summer layouts, i created some summertime word art to get you started. 

have a wonderful week and enjoy the freebies!


  1. YAY ... first to comment then off to bed I go! Those birthday photos make me smile SO much ... I just about got a magnifying glass to look at each and every detail. Adore your orchids centre piece. Good luck with your appointment this week ... will be thinking of you. So do you like your ipad or kindle for reading better now? I don't think they are out in Australia yet. Fabulous WA once again Nini. Will be in touch soon ... things will settle more tomorrow. Now it's time for me to go to sleep! Have a great day!

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on May. 24, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these wordart!
    I've só many pictures at beach/by the sea.
    They are beatifull. Thanks a lot.

  4. Thank you for the awesome word art. Love your birthday gift! Happy belated birthday.

  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [24 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. It is so nice to look at these birthday pictures and see that you obivously had some very nice time with your family. Congrats on the new Ipad and wow for these yellow orchids. So beautiful.
    And last not least, thank you so much for these gorgeous wordarts you offer for free. They are just great and I'm really happy to grab them.
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us and even give it for free.
    Hugs and fingers crossed for your appointment this week.

  7. thanks you for the great word art! thoughts and prayers for your birthday and upcoming medical appts.

  8. thank you nini ! It always a good moment to open yopur blog, to read your thoughts, ans at the end to discobver the freebie and your LOs. many many thanks ! these Wa will be fantastic for our summer pages coming soon. bye! Ella

  9. Thank you loads!! Hope you soon feel well again! It looks like you had fun at dinner - I promise I didn't count the candles!!! LOL :)

  10. Thanks for the fun Word Art!

  11. thank you for the word art and belated happy birthday to you :)

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

  13. Hey Nini, love the birthday photos & so glad you had a fun day and how cool is it that you got an iPad!!!! Take is easy & if you're feeling tired, then rest, just until you get the anemia under control, ok? Sit out in your garden & enjoy the warm sunshine & soak up the vitamin D (I think!). Thanks for another wonderful batch of WA ... I really must get caught up & get creating with all your goodies ... Ive DL'd most (if not yet all) your freebies, but haven't used half of 'um yet ... for which I apologise! I know, I'll have a "In Celebration of Nini" week and all my LO's will feature your work ... hmmmmmmm, wonder if the other girls would join in ... sounds like a plan, right? Hahahaha ... until next time sweetie.
    Take care,

  14. Thanks for the great summer word art

  15. I just found your website (through Craftcrave) and wanted to thank you for all your generous freebies. I like the muted colors and the ability to re-colorize everything, and especially appreciate all the masks..... can't ever have enough masks!
    Wishing you speedy recovery from your anemia.

  16. Thankyou so much!!! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your birthday!!

  17. Thanks so much for sharing your word art Nini~~always fabulous!!

  18. wowwwwwww thanks for this amazing WA!! they're fanatastic!!

  19. Merciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii j'adore !

  20. Thank you so much for your generous word art freebie! I will get so much use out of these!

  21. Thanks again for this freebie. I used it on several layouts. I have scheduled for layouts to post on my blog on Sunday at http://got2havefaith.wordpress.com/...If you would like to check them out. I also gave you credit, of course.