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Scraps In Bloom – Page 28 – {just a girl with a blog}

thanksgiving day journal

i’ve been trying to think of a something special to make for thanksgiving. 

not a recipe, but some sort of book or journal to hold pictures and memories of the day. 

i am hoping that family & friends will be willing to write down a few sentences about how they have been blessed, or what they are thankful for, or even as basic as a favorite thanksgiving memory. 

i remembered a thanksgiving recipe album that i had started last year.  it contains “favorite family recipes” along with a picture of the food and recipe.  i have many more empty pages, so i decided that i will take each family member’s picture and include it with what they choose to write down. 

hopefully it will be something to treasure and look back at the many ways that God has blessed our family over the years. 

here are the few pages that i have done.  (i may add a few more embellishments, once thanksgiving day is over and the other pictures and journalling can be added.) 


i love this paper (above)…it will be the title page…somehow i will frame the words “Thanksgiving dinner”… 
this next one is for my mom’s “pan gravy”…here she was using the juices from the turkey to make her yummy gravy.  i am pretty sure that this is the same recipe that my grandmother always used. 
this page is for my favorite recipe of all.  ham roll-ups.  absolutely my all-time fav. 

i could pretty much each the entire platter and skip the rest of the meal. 

for as long as i can remember, this appetizer has been a part of our thanksgiving. 

my sister now brings these and i pretty much meet her at the door, gladly relieving her of her platter of yummies! 

the recipe with the turkey is for a spice rub that i have used when preparing the holiday bird. 

it adds lots of flavor and the butter adds lots of moisture.  (the inside is also stuffed with my m-i-l’s dressing!) 

the next recipe is for my mother-in-law’s dressing.  this is the only food that my husband cares about. 

he loves it. 

according to him, it wouldn’t be thanksgiving without it.

this is more paper that i love.  i love all of the different fonts and words and colors. 

so, that’s it.  it is pretty much ready for thanksgiving day.  i may prepare some small journalling papers ahead of time, so that on the big day, it will be ready for them to journal…..

rolls of ribbon

is your stash of ribbon out of control? 

mine was. 

even though i had it separated into cute jars, it just seemed to always end up in a mess.  a huge mess.  some on the roll.  some off of the roll. 

a while back i had seen where nichole heady had used old-fashion clothespins to wrap hers.  you can see her jars here. and here.  

whatta great idea! 

i found a huge (and i do mean huge) jar at my good friend lisa’s garage sale.  her mom (thanks, Pat) sold it to me for only 50cents!  it works perfectly! 

it holds over 80 pins full of ribbon!!! 

nichole suggests using a stick pin to adhere the ribbon to itself.  i chose to wrap the ribbon, then using a piece of double-sided tape, i simply stuck the end of the ribbon to itself.  on some rolls, you can see a piece of masking tape….that is how they were attached to the rolls i bought them on, so as i pulled it off of that, i left the tape on it and used it on the clothespin.  (does that make sense?) 

i also had a much smaller jar, so i decided to keep ribbon that i will be using soon, like Christmas ribbon, in it for quick access.

i found my clothespins at our local Dollar Tree store.  packages of 20 for $1.  so far, i have used at least 100 of them.  it looks so much prettier and it saves on space! 

if your ribbon has you wrapped up, give it a try!

ok, girls

ok.  as you can see from the picture, if you are a male, you may want to skip reading this blog-entry for today. 

it’s time for some girl talk.  nothing serious.  just some humor. 

what is wrong with this product? 

i saw it on the shelf, thought ‘what the heck’, anything that may ‘spruce up’ this time of the month, sure.  why not?!  i’ll give it a try. 

now, without being inappropriate, i will just say, that i unwrapped it, prepared for usage, took one look at it and thought, ‘what the heck?’ 

ok, i am not new to this whole process, i have been getting my monthly visits from aunt flo for over 25 years, and not since the use of a sanitary belt–(cringe), did i have to think twice before using.  huh?  where there instructions that i missed?  was there a diagram on the wrapper that i just pitched? 

it’s a bit odd looking.  doesn’t look like the usual ‘pad’.  (yikes.  can’t believe i’m blogging about this).  let’s just say, i wasn’t sure which was the front and which was the back, or top and bottom…..   

different shapes were involved…  





it just looked a bit bizarre. 

but, i thought, come on–it’s Infinity

i’m expecting big things!  Infinity.  fireworks from the bathroom!  lights flashing! 

i feel like i’m test driving a car everytime i open the box. 

ok. did a man name this?  is there some silly CEO, in a suit, naming feminine products now?  did he get fired from the automobile line and now he’s naming these?  Infinity.  no, really. 


come on, girls–is this a word that we want associated with aunt flo? 

that’s like a nightmare.  Infinity with aunt flo?!? 

as a teen, i used to think that if the rapture happened, and aunt flo was visiting at the time, i thought that aunt flo would be visiting me for ETERNITY / INFINITY ……yikes!!!!!!  

well, enough girl talk.  i am a try die-hard Always patron.  i just find it funny that i am now purchasing 



prayers for our nation {whisper a prayer}

  • “Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercession, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.”  1 Timothy 2:1-3

Lord, Our nation needs Your guidance and direction.  We humbly ask that Your Spirit intercede with the leaders of the nation, giving them the wisdom to make decisions that will honor You.  We pray fervently for peace both here and abroad.  Let us live a life with reverence for You and with peace in our hearts for our fellow man.  We know this is Your desire.  May we always remember that You are our God and Savior.”

-taken from “If My People…A 40-Day Prayer Guide for Our Nation”

autumn greetings {sunday scrappin’}

managed to do some scrappin’ today…infact, some sunday scrappin’.

the challenge: to use up some ribbon

my ta-da’s: 2 autumn cards

my to-do’s: 5 more giftbags for my etsy store, a few more cards, a few layouts for a scrap-job i’m doing

i like the cards.  the stamps are from papertreyink.  i don’t particularly like how the chalk looks.  i am hoping to invest in some copic markers eventually, here’s an example using the markers….although, i’m not much for coloring, so i’m not sure i could do them justice. 

hope your sunday went well.  we are fighting the sniffles and sore throats and my poor hubby, who worked around 85 hours last week on a special project at work….needless-to-say, we are all wiped out, for one reason or another. 

tomorrow begins a new week!  enjoy!!!