a NEW collection of Spring photos


Happy Friday!  Well, I tried something NEW and made an e-photo book of Spring photos on Smilebox HERE.

My review of the Smilebox site:  I’d give the site a B.  It was quite easy to use, but I think they could do so much better with more fonts and better photo resizing capability.  It kind of bugs me that it takes a few seconds to load the album (about 8 seconds!….ETERNITY!!!)…but that’s life, I guess. Check it out and let me know what you think!  (Although all photos included in the album have already been previously posted…so nothing really NEW!  :o)

Have a great day!

Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!  Here’s another photo for my heirloom project.  This little blanket is probably about 87 years old, and it was made by my Grandmother.  Little by little I’ll get all the heirlooms photographed and documented with who they originally belonged to!

OK, here’s my miscellaneous stuff I wanna share:

Check out this cool video on How to Grow a Mandala!

OR… one of these TED videos (I LOVE the good side of technology!!!)

Eye exams for people in poor and/or very remote areas using A SMART PHONE!!!!

This TEDtalk, Go Ahead, Make Up New Words explains how anyone can make up a NEW word.  Cool! I want to do that!…then maybe someday it’ll be published in a dictionary :o)

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!






NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon


Happy Sunday!  My hubby and I went to Temple Square a few days ago and enjoyed all the {so beautiful!!!} flower gardens, had a Lion House roll with honey butter (YUM!) and stayed for a college choir concert.  On our way out, the sun was just directly behind the temple, so I shot this silhouette.  I kind of love how it turned out. :o)

So, I thought today’s Sunday sermon should relate to temples.  Right?!?

I’ve come to realize that there are A LOT of misconceptions about what Mormons do in temples.  If you’ve ever wondered, you can read THIS.  Others have heard of our ‘Baptisms for the Dead’ and believe we exhume bodies for some weird ceremony in our temples.  Uh NO….NOT even close!  I suppose we should really change our wording so it’s more clear to those who don’t understand.  It’s actually ‘Baptism by Proxy’ and it is mentioned in the Bible, so I don’t see why many people, (even other Christians) find it so different.  The New Testament indicates that baptisms for the dead were done during the time of the Apostle Paul (see 1 Corinthians 15:29).   You can read more about temple worship HERE.

Have a terrific day today!  Do or learn something NEW!

a NEW photo of an old heirloom


Happy Wednesday!  I’ve previously mentioned my project of eventually photographing all heirlooms I have in the house (which aren’t very many :o).  This lone teacup was my Grandmother’s.  How I wish I knew if she was the original owner or if she possibly received it from someone else.  I suppose I’ll never know.  But at least my children and grandchildren will know who I received it from.  That’s better than nothing, right?!?

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW today!

Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday! I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful SPRING!

Well, the NEW things I want to share this week are some very random things I learned recently at a genealogy conference I attended.  So…in genealogy, we strive to find birth dates, marriage dates, death dates etc…and any additional historical information about marriage customs might just help us do that.  I didn’t previously know what ‘Bundling’ was.   However, now that I know, it probably won’t help me break through any genealogical brick walls, but I have to say it is interesting!

Did you know that sweethearts in the 18th century were not only allowed to sleep together before marriage, but were encouraged to???  It was known as ‘Bundling’ (check out Wikipedia OR This Blog)

I also learned of the history of  the Italian infant abandonment system and its name-assignment practices.  (Terrific article HERE)  I found it so sad that unwed mothers could anonymously abandon their babies in a rotating wheel that was on an outside wall of a hospital!  Wow.

That’s it for that random stuff.  Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!