I am still loving Google Reader... such a time saver plus its nice to get the notices when an update has been posted. I finished my second light box as a gift... There is no photo inside just yet and we may swap out the grass for sand/beach. I've ordered 6 more boxes from K & Co. This project was designed by Tracey Niehues and taught at Scrap St. Louis this year. Sue K has a great version for Christmas.
At a resale shop last week, I lucked out and found two wooden boxes for $5 that I'm now using for storing my stamp pads. They fit perfectly on the bottom shelf and there's plenty of slots still open. There's room at the inn!
Here are the gift bags that I found at Bath & Body Works at the Galleria - I think they will make perfect Christmas mini albums - just like Debby Schuh's Anthropologie album. I also snagged Anthropologie bags while I picked up a few gifts and cabinet knobs - one is a beautiful little bird called tweet knob. Somehow I see using it on the cover of a book -but don't hold me to it!
We had a terrific time Saturday night with a Pumpkin Carving Party at our house - great turn out and lots of unusual pumpkins. This year we invited friends and neighbors in addition to family - lots of great food and laughs. Since Ike we really have bonded with several neighbors around us - 13 days without power wasn't all bad! I served Tortilla Soup - a recipe that was served at Rotissiere for Beef & Bird - one that I've made for the past 20 years. (Note my change to the recipe - I use slightly less than 1/4 c oil). It was a big hit!