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Hello, and Happy Father's Day to all the Father's out there.  Above you will see the cards that I worked on for the special occasion.  I hope you all had a lovely day filled with laughter and love!  Also thank you to Pinterest and Kristina Werner for inspiration on two of the cards!

~ NJ

 
 
Totally awesome and true quote that was delivered to my Inbox today. Definitely good food for thought!

If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time - not tomorrow, nor next year, nor in some future life after we have died. The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year. Our beliefs in a rich future life are of little importance unless we coin them into a rich present life. Today should always be our most wonderful day.

Thomas Dreier
American Author, Editor and Philosopher
 
 
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IKEA, one of my favorite stores!!!!! Had a great time today, and walked away with a ton of inspiration for future projects!
 
 
I just wanted to show you all my completed Circle Journal.  I think it looks amazing and I'm so glad that I picked this simple yet full of information and small moments for my theme.  Very pleased with the results.  :)
If you would like to see the previous post on the first few pages of the Circle Journal, click here

~NJ
 
 
Thanking God for a great day with the family!!!!
 
 
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Early this morning, the church that my mother grew up in..... a church that has meant so much to our family for decades was burned down. The cause of the fire is under investigation. I am deeply sadden by the turn of these events as this church has always been a reminder of my roots.....don't know what I will do when I go back to San Antonio and no longer see the church there....praying for all the members and all who have been touched by God's goodness through this church!
 
 
So this past weekend was our Circle Journal Get Together.  4 out of the 5 of us were able to attend.  During our get together, we enjoyed Sangria...click here for the recipe, and snacked on some really good finger foods.  We enjoyed great conversation from music, Real Housewives of Atlanta, relationships, and of course the completed Circle Journals.  It was great being able to see all of the completed Circle Journals.  Everyone's books looked really good and you can tell that everyone put a lot of time and effort into making their entries look really good.  I'm looking forward to the next circle journal experience!

~NJ
 
 
Wishing our POTUS a BIG CONGRATS on his second term!!!  Happy Inauguration & MLK Day!
 
 
The last circle journal:  I Enjoy Being a Girl!!!!!  This is the last circle journal was mailed off last week.  It's amazing how time flies.  It seems as if we just started on this journey and here it is, we've come to the end!  This theme was about of course why we enjoy being a girl.  Here I showcased my thoughts on being a girl, made a mini collage of me and some of my girlfriends, along with a song by Vanessa Hudgens that I thought fit the theme nicely.  I finished my entry off with a snippet of my #1 favorite thing about being a girl!  :)  This weekend, the group will be getting together so we can share our completed books with each other.  I'm sooo looking forward to the get together and seeing everyone's completed album.  I will be sharing my completed album next week along with the invitation I created for the get together so stay tuned!

~NJ
 
 
Happy New Year, Happy 2013!!!!!  I'm sooooo looking forward to what this year will have in store for our family.  Looking forward to many blessings and adventures!!!!!  I'm still thinking about those New Year's Resolutions though!  LOL  So cheers to 2013, have a blessed year everyone!!!!!!