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Challenge Your Camera #12 Elemental…





Paterson Great Falls – Paterson, New Jersey


Photo A Day Challenge: Chocolate Frost…

It has to be frosting 🙂




A merry and blessed Christmas to all…

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Weekly Challenge: Ambience…

One definition of ambience is…noun 1.the atmosphere of a place.

I like the ambience created by this chandelier and three wall sconces.


I simply like this picture, it seems serene.



Weekly Challenge: Transmogrify…

The prompt is : “transmogrify,” which means, “to change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.”  This week, your theme is transmogrify. Transform. Morph. Change. Show us something already transformed, on the cusp of transformation.






…to end.






Peaches With Candle…


Hurray, it’s December!

And I made it through another year of Nanowrimo. I hit 50,000 words the day before Thanksgiving, and haven’t touched the story since…It still needs an ending, and I’m not sure I’ll ever do anything with this one, but it was a needed break from the novel I’ve been working on for a year, and it feels fantastic to hit that 50K mark.

For December, I have a few other goals in mind. First and foremost, I’d like to make up for some of that blogging time I missed in November. I missed you guys. I hope your Novembers rocked. (I know many of you are waiting for the latest installment of the Selling Wihtout Fear series. Look for that next week.)

My other goal for this month is to get some Christmas crafting done. I’ve been experimenting with candles lately–which could easily become a new obsession. Little tins like the ones in the photo below are so fun and easy to make.

Christmas gift crafting in progress.

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And of course, I’ve been making a little Christmas soap. I love how pretty the rose petals are.

Grapefruit Rose soap out of the mold.

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Something about winter makes me want to experiment with balms and body butters and bath salts. It’s all I can think about lately, but that could just be that my brain needs a wee break from fiction writing.

What are your plans for December?

Weekly Challenge: Transition …

For this week’s challenge, share an image that depicts transition. Let life itself be your muse.


Watching the candles on my Thanksgiving table transition from beginning to end.


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Christmas Eve 2014 …



Merry Christmas

Jacob’s ladder progress

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These are not fast squares to sew but they are a lot of fun! There’s a lot of cutting and trimming involved so they start off really slow and then finish up fast. I also had a chance to make some soy candles for Daniel. I added half an ounce of scent per pound of wax and learned to let the wax melt thoroughly before pouring. I used paper plates with holes in the middle to keep my wicks centered as the candles cooled. They turned out pretty nicely!