I certainly got my money's worth out of my flowers this holiday season.
The amaryllis bloomed right in time for Christmas and lasted about another week after.
I love mums at Christmas. These are now 3 weeks old and still going strong. The little poinsettias look fabulous and we got them on November 10! I'll definitely buy them again next year.
And of course, my beautiful poinsettia from Nicky still looks great!
And then there's this---not exactly flowers but sort of looks like flowers:
I came home from St. Louis to this on the front porch. No one claimed responsibility. Then, on Tuesday, when I was stitching, Linda Confessed! She said she bought the brussel sprouts for me since I had never seen them sold this way. They were delicious!
I taught organizational classes for scrapbooking around the country---from organizing your space and supplies to your pictures, planning pages and getting ready for a scrapbook retreat.
A few years ago, I developed an in-depth photo organization workshop called "Making the Most of My Memories." Once the pictures were organized in a way that made it easy to access any photo at a moment's notice, "A Year of Memories" was the next natural step.
Each month, I assign a topic and provide a kit of materials. The next month each person shares their layout with the group. It's so much fun to see how everyone interprets the theme and uses the same materials---yet each layout is completely different. At the end of the year, we each have a completed album. We're on year 8 now.