January 31, 2020

February 2020 Blog Train and Fan Freebie

Royal Pears from Oregon, in the middle of winter in Wisconsin, are like a taste of heaven!  Sunshine on a plate!  Add some great Wisconsin cheese, a few crackers or homemade bread, and we can call it lunch.  You're going to have so much fun with his month's blog train.  Enjoy!

Delish Blog Train Freebie by Di Hiller
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Fan Freebie

I love my kitchen almost as much as my studio.  My husband says I cook like I paint -- with an artistic flair.  Not only does the food need to taste good, it has to look good.  So does my recipe book.  It's a great big scrapbook for recipes instead of photos.  Makes cooking even that much more fun!     

Fan Freebie by Di Hiller
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You can also pick up the Fan Freebie from my website
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The Boo Update --

Boo has always loved watching running water and even playing in it when the opportunity presents itself.  Well....this has become an every morning event.  This is how he prefers his morning drink.  I wouldn't normally allow a cat on the counter, but I cut him some slack at times such as this.  I gave it some thought and realize he's not a normal cat.  I brought him in from the stables during freezing weather when he was just 3 weeks old.  He was the only surviving kitten and his mother didn't want him either.  He has never played with another kitten to learn all those essential cat-like things.  As a result, he often tries to do things more like a human than a cat.  Besides a few idiosyncrasies like this, he is the most interesting, definitely the largest, most fun cat we've ever had.  I'm just wondering if I installed a "touch" faucet so he can turn on the water himself, could he learn to touch it again to turn it off :)

Boo at the water fountain

December 31, 2019

January 2020 Blog Train and Fan Freebie

Happy New Year!  We're starting out the new year with "Sweaters and Hot Cocoa".  What FUN!!

January 2020 Blog Train by Di Hiller
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Fan Freebie --

Sweater pins and charm bracelets used to be all the rage.  I prefer fleece to sweaters, but I still have my charm bracelet highlighting events of the first 25 years of my life.  Life got busy after that and my bracelet is just sitting in my jewelry box now.  But, once in a while, I'll pull it out and take a mind trip down memory lane.  There's a story -- sometimes 2 or 3 -- that goes with each charm.  Enjoy!

January Fan Freebie by Di Hiller
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The Boo Update --

Boo really loved all this Christmas stuff.  He took long uninterrupted naps under the tree and had fun chasing the train around the tree after he woke up and was ready to play.  We still don't have snow, but Boo is all ready for the weather to change.  If you caught Boo's Christmas post on my Facebook page, you'll recognize his picture, but this time I dressed him to correspond with this month's blog train!  It's actually kind of fun scrapping right on a picture rather than scrapping a page FOR a picture.  AND...it saves my hands from getting all scratched up if I would try to put real hats on him :)

Boo's January Photo

November 30, 2019

December Pixel Scrapper Blog Train and Fan Freebie

I love this time of year.  We put up the tree right after Thanksgiving dinner and my grandchildren, ages 3 to 14, decorated it.  They really did a good job.  I only had to turn one ornament around to face front.  We used all of my unbreakable painted ornaments since this is Boo's first tree, and I wasn't sure how he'd take to it.  As it is, he doesn't mess with the tree, doesn't even bat at the ornaments, but takes his afternoon naps under it.

December Blog Train Freebie
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Fan Freebie --

I absolutely loved the freedom of designing with some of the wild and crazy colors for the blog train, but for my Fan Freebie this month, I decided to tone it down a tad into the more traditional country colors.
December Fan Freebie by Di Hiller
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The Boo Update --

Boo views the world as one big playground.  He still loves his tree house from last Christmas, but his favorite pastime is playing with grocery bags.  The sound of paper crinkling is just so much fun, and even better to take a nap in.  Bags folded up on a chair or the kitchen counter are his, too.  He has no problem choosing a bag from the stack, knocking it to the floor, somehow getting it open and then moved to the room he wants it in.  Needless to say, there is a paper bag on the floor in every room of the house.  My children think he's spoiled.  Well...yes he is.  But, I tell them this is why older people shouldn't have children :) 

I had the opportunity to get all of my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving, so as I write this, Christmas is in the bag.  Ummm….so is the cat :)

the cat is in the bag!

Have a wonderful Christmas.  I'll meet you back here January 1st!

October 31, 2019

November Pixel Scrapper Blog Train and Fan Freebie

Fall didn't last long this year.  By October 29th, we already had 3 inches of snow on the ground and quite a bit more snow today.  All of the kids in the county wore the same Halloween costume -- a winter coat and snow boots!  I just hope November proves to be a little bit more dry.  My entire family will be coming for Thanksgiving.  It's going to be fun having my kids and all 5 grandchildren in the same place at the same time.  I'm already planning out meals and activities for everyone.  It's going to be so much fun.

Fall In Love Blog Train Freebie
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Fan Freebie

Just a little fall gift to celebrate the season!

November Fan Freebie
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The Boo Update

Over the past month, Boo has stopped playing in his water bowl.  He now prefers a glass.  We had to give him his own glass one evening so he would stop trying to drink out of ours while we were watching a movie.  And that, as they say, was that!  He only drinks out of his glass now.  A bathtub with about 8 inches of water in it is kind of fun, too.  I do wish he'd wipe his feet when he's done playing though.  

A Thankful Boo