A Study of Doors in My Life

One of the prompts for the “There’s No Place Like Home” Class deals with doors in our lives. It gives you an opportunity to think about all of the doors in your life. This could be friends and family or daily routine doors… the possibilities are endless… but I choose none of these because I happen to have moved recently to a piece of property that has about 14 doors on it… and I thought, “When is something like that ever going to happen again?” So, I decided to document the doors of this place that have just come into our lives…..

Book Cover

under our flat

front door

move in

I had a lot of fun with this album. It got me thinking and I like how it turned out. You will notice that I went a bit crazy (though totally not in a bad way) with some new stamps that I have. They happened to be designed by Shimelle Laine, our lovely instructor for this class. They are called Greenwhich Park and available at
Banana Frog
– and they are WONDERFUL! If you want to see the rest of the album you can find it over at my Flickr account.
I am in love with this album- I think I have to go stare at it some more. Have a lovely Sunday evening.

Home is…

home is…

Originally uploaded by sandslippers

Already having fun with Shimelle’s class. This prompt gave me a chance to look at what home means to me… which is something that I am quite fond of exploring. I decided that for me home is where the people I love are {wow… that is a lot of places}. The photo I used for this page is a picture of Jon and I as we are leaving one hometown, Boone, NC for another in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Pretty much from that point on we have taken the idea of home with us. We have done a lot of wandering and a lot of settling and nesting but we keep coming back to the idea that home is something we take with and not really a place that we are.

"There's No Place Like Home"


I am so very, very excited.  Tomorrow Shimelle’s class “There’s No Place Like Home Class” starts and I can barely wait. I have been taking classes by Shimelle for quite some time and yet they always amaze me and I am always filled with giddy excitement just before they begin. Inspiring, fun, playful, full of possibilities,growth inspiring- just, wow.

There is still time to sign up– if you have not already- it is sure to be much of the fun.

… and for today –

may your peeps be plentiful and may a warm spring sun wash over you. enjoy.