Many are traveling this time of year as well. Our daughter will be coming for the day while our son's family will be heading to his wife's family for the holiday. And wouldn't you know, it's me son calls for advice on how to cook some dish he is contemplating making or to tell me how he has actually cooked something. Actually, he is a very good cook and has been since he was a teen. Daughter can cook, but didn't seem to take to it the way son did. But if you should see her pinterest boards, half of them are cooking. I don't know for sure what I'll be making. Since my husband has had to radically alter his diet (finally!!) it won't be the usual vegan fare we once had, but with the help of some cookbooks, it will be tasty. I have to say that the changes have been a blessing to both of us. He is finally dropping weight and he needs a belt (and probably suspenders) to hold up his pants these days. Not that is a really good thing. His PCP is happy as his last blood work was great. Of course, his cardiologist is still saying he needs a bypass. It will take awhile to show that he doesn't. The won't know the true state of his heart until they do another heart cath, but that won't be for another year at least.
I have put two new kits in the store today. First is the major overhaul of an old kit, Old and Faded. If you have the original kit, released several years ago, you will quickly see a lot of changed have been made. It is now more versatile while still retaining its original vintage style. Heirlooms are wonderful things for families to have. They are reminders of those who came before, sometimes generations before. But with time the old becomes faded. The stories themselves may become faded in the memory. But scrapbookers are preserving those memories, writing down the stories and preserving them for their future generations. Old and Faded is a vintage kit in shades of mauve and green for preserving the memories of the past, the present, and even the future. Write down the stories you remember your grandmother telling you. Add the photos of her that will let you and your descendents put a face with the name and the stories. The kit has 50 elements and 14 total papers, 4 of which are solid colored.
Next is a kit that was inspired by a song that is still popular decades after it was written for a production. You've probably heard it, When You Walk Through A Storm. It's a beautiful song meant to build courage when facing the life's low points. Every one goes through storms in their life. Losses, disasters, pain, ill health, the causes are many. How do you cope with the storms? Do you hold your head up and walk on, knowing that somewhere there has to be a blue sky? Sunshine? A Rainbow? When you are filling out your scrapbook pages, do you concentrate on only the pleasant memories, or do you also record those not pleasant memories as I do? Some have said that life is no bed of roses, but I say it is—because every bed of roses has its many thorns that prick and poke and cut. Here is a kit that gives you all the papers and elements to document the storms of life from the start of the storm to the blue sky at the end. The kit has 65 unique elements, including 6 wordarts/clusters and 12 papers, and 6 solid papers.
Now for the goodies. I do have one freebie for you today, a quick page from When You Walk Through A Storm.
I also have a coupon for you for my Etsy store for your holiday shopping.
Here is the code: SLRBFCM14NOV
The coupon is for 30% off an order of $10.00 or more and is good from now until Nov. 30. And I'm seriously thinking of having another coupon before Christmas.