Life Inside The Page

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.” – William H. Gass

Life Writings

A Absolute Bath & Body Works fan who writes a blog for both men and women covering various topics including photography, gardening, cooking, arts and crafts .

Little Miss Write A Lot

February 27, 2014 As February races to close and March is close on its heels...{along with another snowstorm here for Monday I may add} I wanted to take time to post a quick blog.   Let me begin by saying, yes I know I write a lot. And it's not because I don't have anything to do all day and all I do is sit in front of the computer...it's real...
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Blogging | Simplified

Blogging | Simplified

February 24, 2014 Let me begin this blog by saying I have the greatest group of viewers any person could ever ask for.  You come and read my ramblings and interact with me both by commenting here as well as commenting on my Face Book page and for that...I thank you.   But you also are honest with me and that is what is even more important to me. I ...
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US Postal Service | Valentines Day| Special city cancellations | 2014

US Postal Service | Valentines Day| Special city cancellations | 2014

February 19, 2014   This year the USPS offered a few special things to make your Valentines Day card even more special. One was the new cut heart postage stamp...and who doesn't love a heart stamp...and the other was a special cancellation mark from different cities around the states.   Linked here ...and posted below.   So I grabbed...
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On the Road to Forever

On the Road to Forever

February 12, 2014   The sun is out today but the sky isn't blue it's white.  The precursor to our upcoming blizzard, Winter Storm Pax, I suppose.  Tomorrow should be a good day for shoveling the 12-18" we are predicted to endure and for working on my taxes. Today I am catching up on house things...from laundry to bookkeeping work...a...
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Dear Winter

Dear Winter
  Dear Winter, I am serving you with a 38 day notice to evict Pennsylvania. While we have enjoyed your company these past  four months or so,  it is in all of our best interests if you pack up your frosty little flakes and your slippery sharp icicles, your artic cold breezes and your jack frost nose nipping stuff and be on your way. ...
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Michaels Craft Store | Sweet Shop | Ceramics

Michaels Craft Store | Sweet Shop | Ceramics
February 2, 2014 On a quick trip to Michaels craft store today I noticed in the aisle across from the kids crafts a wall of paint it yourself wood and ceramic things.  Since I have been thinking so much about the theme Sweet Shop with Bath and Body Works newest floor set today my radar was on as I walked down the aisle and saw these cute littl...
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A Finch in the Willow | My E-Book

A Finch in the Willow | My E-Book
A Finch in the Willow
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Winter Storm | Hercules | January 2-3 2014

Winter Storm | Hercules |  January 2-3 2014

January 7, 2014 I don't know if it's just me who thinks this way, and it just may be....but the person whose sitting around with a pencil and a piece of paper trying to determine what NAMES we should be giving winter storms should cut it OUT!    Stop naming them.  Because when  you name something Hercules.... it is going to...
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year
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Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013
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Small Business Saturday....

Small Business Saturday....
November 30, 2013 The stores in my town were still pretty crazy today with shoppers walking from one to another looking for whatever they think they need to put the HO Ho in their holiday. The headline in todays paper read "Bleak Friday"  and it made me actually laugh out loud.  What do you expect?  There are people without jobs, peo...
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Thanksgiving Day and shopping in my Santa Claus jammies

Thanksgiving Day and  shopping in my Santa Claus jammies
November 28., 2013 I was up late again last night so this morning I slept in a bit....7am to be exact.  I could hear the rustling of pots and pans coming from my kitchen and the beginning scent of something in the oven.  My husband has been the chief cook of the holiday ham and turkey from day one of our marriage and with there never ...
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Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah
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Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving 2013

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving 2013
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Santa Claus is coming...to town!

Santa Claus is coming...to town!

November 9th, 2013 Santa arrived at malls everywhere today and with that came a flurry of activity.  Pun intended.  He arrived by helicopter {no snow = no reindeer}  at the mall I was shopping at but I missed the landing as I was still in town taking care of some chores before I shopped. I could hear the kids screaming as s...
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New Postal Stamps Gingerbread Houses

New Postal Stamps Gingerbread Houses
November 7, 2013 I went to order some holiday stamps online tonight and what a great surprise....   Gingerbread Houses   Of course I get the Religious as well as the Poinsettias to go along with my Santa Claus in the sleighs from last year...but wow....Gingerbread houses!
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Consuming, Rewarding, Constant ~ the story of a logo ~

Consuming, Rewarding, Constant ~ the story of a logo ~
 October 23, 2013 In all of the years I have put pen to paper I never really gave any thought to the design of the area surrounding the words.  For me it was merely a venting out of all of those individual letters that formed words into a sort of readable journal of things around me.  Nothing more...nothing less. Then I bec...
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My voice through the clicks of the keys...

October 16, 2013 Someone sent me a message earlier in the day asking me did I hear about the Martha Stewart blogger comment big ta do and did I read what other bloggers are saying about it?  Nope.  I was busy doing all of the things I normally do in a day so I initially missed out on the interview that apparently rocked the blogging commu...
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6...16...or 60...

6...16...or 60...
I've often heard it said, "time heals all wounds". Not all. This weekend is the anniversary of the death of our only child and regardless if it is six years, sixteen years or sixty years....it doesn't seem to get easier.  The grief changes, yes of course.  But her absence will be felt with every breath I take until there are no more to take.
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APP-ing my fingers to the bone

APP-ing my fingers to the bone
September 12, 2013 I mentioned a few days ago about the Bath and Body Works phone APP that was currently in effect was going to end October 1st and that if you had any receipts that you didn't take the time to enter, now was a good time to get them done. I was entering mine faithfully every time I got a receipt and then when the prizes on the APP d...
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