Five Things Friday: Invitations

It's Five Things Friday and here are five invitations from me to you....

1. I invite you to read and comment (if you so desire) on my blog and/or Facebook page: Turn the Page. 

Turn the Page Blog

Turn the Page Facebook

I'm about half way finished with The Birthing Tree and I've posted a first chapter of Casting Shadows. It's a tentative project cause I'm not sure yet whether to pursue the storyline or not.

2.  I invite you to contact me via messenger, comment here or by posting on Facebook if you are interested in forming an online writers group where we share and discuss writing.

3. I invite you to join me in Soul Inspiring Things... here.... May Soul Care  You don't have to use my choose your own!  May is already slipping by but I might try a June one if you're interested, jump right in!

4.  I invite you to ask the fire dragons to protect you, to talk to the faeries, to use essential oils for emotional healing, to learn about you…

Procrastination Monday

So I am supposed to be writing...right now...right this very minute...creating Chapter 13 of The Birthing Tree.....but at ten I decided I needed to check Facebook before starting my 1000 words for today! Then I was like...Ginger's Journey....why don't you pop in there and post a little something before you get started on the new here I am procrastinating...

Never fear I am writing until 11:30 so those 1000 words better flow today!  I think they will. This Chapter is about the Evil Minded One and how he roared in frustration when he lost the soul of a child named Ester, who didn't listen to her mother and played the ultimate price. When you venture out into the dark you'd better be prepared for what you meet, because in the dark there is both good and evil but the one that was birthed in the darkness is always more at home in the night.

Recipe Creativity

I wanted to share with you today my creative recipe planner/book that I am creating. It's by MAMBI Create 365 which also makes the Happy Planner.

They had an earlier edition which I believe is red but this is the one I have, I tried to resist it, I really did. I don't "need" it but the saying on the front "hooked" me.

The pages look like this except blank of course. On this one I've added a recipe and stickers. The thing I like about Happy Planner discs bound items is that you can always add different pages so if you wanted to add seasonal menu plans or other items you have the ability to do so. There are a variety of sections: Family Favorites, Main Dishes, Crockpot etc.
The dividers are super cute!  I'll share a few....

Looking at the pictures makes me HUNGRY.....

I like this one because....nothing I create ever seems very fancy...I am probably the Queen of Pinterest Fails!

The MAMBI recipe book can be picked up at your local Michaels....but w…

Five Things I Created

It's time for a Five Things Friday post so I thought today I'd share five things I created.

1. Cauliflower Crust Pizza. It was good but the crust was not as firm and crisp as I would like but definitely low carb.

2. Bible Art Page: Took me a long time to get into Bible journaling because it seemed "wrong" to write in a Bible, let alone paint, but the creative expression of verses does a lot to grow them in your heart!

3. Planner Page:  This is one mini planner I use. Don't ask how many planners I have. It's an obsession.

4. Snow Writing  This was in January at Squak Mountain Park in Washington. (state)

5. Gum Wall (Seattle)  Obviously I didn't create the WHOLE gum wall but I added a piece. This alley reminded me of Diagon Alley in Harry Potter.

Thanks for allowing me to share my Five Things Friday with you!

A Good Day

Kelsey was home for a few days at Easter so we headed out on Monday for a few stops and to enjoy the beautiful weather. Our first stop....OakGlenn.

OakGlenn Winery has a stunning view. Being a Monday we practically had the place to ourselves. I love their blackberry wine was yummy. This winery has cheese, sausage and regular "winery" snacks but no restaurant. We spent time enjoying the view and laughing at people NOT following directions....such as....

Then we headed into town for lunch at the Tin Mill Restaurant. Christy and Kelsey had a brew there but Katie and I stuck with water! Afterwards we walked across the street to the Hermann Winery where we browsed while Kelsey sampled some more wine! Taking a little break we enjoyed the seating outside in back of the tasting room.
Last but not least we took a run out to the Adam Puchta Winery for another round of wine tasting. By this point we were almost "wined out" but who can resist a wine slushie!

So blessed to h…

Little Treasures

I just wanted to share my LOVE of planners and journals!  Oh me oh my....these are just a few of my wonderful collection.

The planner to the right is a fitness planner by Me and My Big Ideas called a Happy Planner. It has sections for tracking food, water and exercise, as well as, setting goals. I have a love hate relationship with the fitness planner and you can probably guess why.

The planner of the left is a mini happy planner for 2017. This is the perfect size to slip in your purse. I actually have another one of these....I know I'm obsessive! I punched half of the year to put in a Recollections planner and then decided I liked the disc bound better. I'll just re-date it another time for another use...I'm sure I'll find one!

The planner in the center is my home planner and as the name implies it stays here at home on my desk. It includes weekly menus, appointments, chores, and all manner of reminders to keep me on track.

On the back left corner under my Bible …

February, Creativity, and Looking Ahead

One month of 2017 has evaporated into thin air, only a memory. February is here and it feels a little like winter again but that's not stopping me from dreaming and scheming!  Basically took me the full week to even feel like I had energy again so please beware of the killer virus if you encounter it!
I thought I'd take a minute today to show you my little planners I'm using in two areas of my life for 2017.  I picked them up at Michaels and with a coupon they cost basically ten bucks each.  They are so cute. The inserts in the yellow one are actually a mini Happy Planner that I am using inside the adorable yellow binder. The yellow makes me smile and reminds me that warmer days are ahead!

The blue one is a mini faith journal for 2017. The last two years I used a larger version (The classic Happy Planner) but I decided to mix it up a bit this year. For January I followed a scripture reading plan called Pure Joy.

The yellow one is my planner that I carry with me but hon…