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January 12, 2009 Sarah Coggins

I stumbled across a good word for the year while taking photos yesterday – Simplify. I’m constantly on the go and trying to accomplish several projects at once. Slowly I’m learning to let go of some things and relax. Part of doing so is learning to simplify my life.

This weekend I took another small step in doing so – reworking the window over our kitchen sink. Shortly after we bought the house 6 years ago, I bought 3 matching terracotta & white pots to grow herbs in. Last year I replaced one with the lovely miniature rosebush Trent gave me for Valentine’s Day. The other 2 slowly wilted away as I became distracted with other things. So, I have eliminated those altogether choosing to keep the rosebush and add two pieces of blue glass. It’s so refreshing and relaxing to walk into the room and see the new look.

I also spent a little time scrapping thanks to inspiration from a lift challenge my friend, Terri, shared at Scrappin’ Mojo. The goal was “to use 4 photos, scallop(s), journaling & either a tag, flower or sticker saying.” I pulled a few of Trent’s childhood photos to scrap for it. Here’s my take:

Supplies: Miscellaneous tan cardstock & tag; Bazzill white cardstock & admiral scallop edged cardstock; Colorbok patterned paper; fiber from a 7gypsies album; Creative Imaginations brad; Making Memories stickers; Micron pen.


  • Linda January 12, 2009 at 7:07 am
    I like how your window looks. My dh says, less is more and I am finally coming around to that way of thinking. I like your layout, I'll have to check out the challenge link,
  • Janet January 12, 2009 at 11:30 am
    The blue glass looks beautiful with the light shining through it!

    Very nice LO, too. The pp is perfect with the photos! It's fun to work with older photos from time to time!
  • Ter January 12, 2009 at 11:54 am
    I love your kitchen sink window! I wish my sink had a window above it but it doesn't. Oh well!

    Scrap looks good too! :) What's a scallop? Is that that round thing?
  • emily January 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    I love blue glass but especially in a window! It looks so cheerful. On your layout the torn tag is a great touch!
  • Jen Sue Wild January 12, 2009 at 5:30 pm
    I love the look of your window!!

    The Lay out looks great!!
  • Kristii January 12, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    Love your window!! There is nothing like having window over the kitchen sink!! Loving your work!! Absolutely awesome
  • Jess January 12, 2009 at 11:30 pm
    Gorgeous photo! I love the blue glass so much! :)
  • toners January 13, 2009 at 1:28 am
    Fabulous job! What a pretty window with all that light and the glass :)
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