Your Weekend Chuckle 😸

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Happy Sunday to you!

You know what’s coming…so put down your coffee (or any other beverage for that matter) – you don’t wanna have to wipe spots off of your screen πŸ˜› …and enjoy!

It’s a little bit disturbing πŸ˜…
Me too πŸ™ˆ
That’s one of those β€œI don’t know why I laughed” 😁

That’s all for today. I hope you were amused 😸

Have a wonderful m fabulous, sparkly Sunday πŸ’•


A Walk By The Lake On A Sunny Day 😎

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Today we got to enjoy a rare, gorgeous November day 😍

Too beautiful to spend all of it inside. So we explored the area a bit, and discovered a beautiful lake, not far from our house.

Who knew? πŸ˜…

Here are some impressions of the lovely scenery…

The geese were very cooperative!
Here I tried to get them in flight…but they were too fast. πŸ˜„
It kinda looks like they’re dancing for me, doesn’t it? 😊
I love Sycamore trees 😍
I do wish the trash cans weren’t so bright πŸ˜†
On the way home – the clouds were moving in

I hope you enjoyed this little view of Kansas πŸ™‚

Until next time πŸ’•

Your Junk Journal ~ 4 Ways to Make Pockets πŸ€©

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Pockets are just as important in your junk journal as they are in a dress πŸ˜‰

There are four easy ways to create these little hideaways for memories, bits and pieces of a fun day out, ephemera, etc.

1. The double-triangle pocket

For this pocket you need a piece of paper twice the width of your page, and about 2/3 the height.

Fold the paper in half.

Cut diagonally from the top corner by the fold to appr. 1/2″ on the open side.

Cut it in half, pin and sew (or tape) in place.

Done! πŸ˜ƒ

A little tip: You may wanna invest in a paper cutter. It’ll save you time and, in my case, a lot of hair pulling πŸ˜… Since I can’t scissor-cut a straight line to save my life, I think a paper-cutter is one of the best tools ever invented!

2. The side pocket

This one is quite simple…

The side pocket is half the width of the page 😊

3. The pocket at the bottom

This pocket is 1/3 of the height of the page πŸ™‚

4. The double-page pocket

I love this pocket because it can hold so much! In my Christmas journal it keeps wrapping paper scraps, gift tags, and ribbon safe and wrinkle free 😁

Find two pretty book pages (or you can make collages), and sew, or tape, them together on three sides.

Isn’t she adorable? 😍 And the pie looks really good… I may have to try that recipe. I will let you know how it turns out πŸ€“

You’ve probably noticed that I sew all of my papers together. I think it adds a pretty little detail to the page. And you know me…can never have enough of those πŸ˜† Plus, you know it’ll hold everything together over the years.

I use a regular needle and plain, old sewing thread, and have not run into a problem yet. πŸ₯³

Just remember to use a zigzag stitch. If you use a straight stitch you’ll perforate the paper, and it will fall apart! πŸ˜•

Well, that’s all I got today 😊 Are you a ‘Junk Journal Junkie’ yet? πŸ˜‹

There’s more coming soon! I hope you will follow along πŸ’•

Your Weekend Chuckle πŸ€‘

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I thought it was time to bring back the “Weekend Chuckle” 😁

I always have so much fun putting this together – I hope you enjoy!

First – put your drink down! Okay now…carry on πŸ˜‰


This should be interesting πŸ˜…


I can’t help it 😝


Awkward πŸ˜‰


πŸ˜‚ We’ve all done it (or at least thought about it) 🦁


This one had me doubled over πŸ˜… I don’t know why…

Have a wonderful, fabulous, sparkly weekend!

See you next time πŸ’•

Booktalk ~ Vintage- and Antique Books (and Some Fun Facts) πŸ“š

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Welcome to today’s Booktalk πŸ€“
Last time I told you about my new obsession – collecting vintage- and antique books.
In my hunt for journaling stuff I come across a lot of them, and most of the beauties land on my bookshelf, not on the ‘chopping block’


You may notice that all of them are ‘naked’. There is a reason for that.

If you’re a serious bookcollector and/or bookseller, you might want to skip this paragraph – it’s not gonna be pretty! 😬

I don’t like dustjackets. There, I said it!
I collect and show off my vintage and antique books because I love the way they look under the jackets. The woven cover, the lettering is just so beautiful. Much prettier than some shiny, plastic-y wrap. So I take them off. But I don’t stop there…hold on to your hat…some I even cut up to use in my book-themed journal. πŸ™ˆ
I recently found out, that that’s a big no-no in the bookworld. Apparently the dustjacket plays a big part in the resale value. A torn one diminishes the value considerably, a missing one…well, forget it!
Good thing I didn’t find a truly valuable book yet. Or I’d feel like those poor souls at the ‘Antique Roadshow’ that are being told “If you hadn’t cleaned it it’ll be worth $100.000, but you did so it isn’t“. Never fails! πŸ˜‹

So, in conclusion – if you wanna make money with the lovely books you find, keep the dustjacket! 

Here are some of the jackets waiting to be repurposed 😊

 Okay, booksellers, you can come back now! πŸ˜Ž It’s safe!

In the title I promised you some fun facts…here’s one:

In Ankara, Turkey, the sanitation workers opened a library fully stocked with books they found on their routes.
How wonderful is that?
It started when the workers pulled books out of the landfill, and brought them to the depot. At first it was only a small book collection for workers and their families only. Then word got out and people started donating books, instead of throwing them in the bin.
Now the books (about 6.000 of them) have their own building, and everybody gets to use the library.
I just love this story!

Reading and eating chocolate? We’re starting a new tradition this year πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸŽ„


Also…definitely happening this year πŸ˜ƒ

Speaking of reading to the kids…

That’s all the time we have today 😊 I hope you join me again next time!

Until then πŸ’•