Sunday, November 6, 2016

Paper~And Macarons and Foxgloves~












I enjoy paper products very much..cards ..paper..calendars..craft papers..
I just wanted to share what I ordered from Shutterfly recently and how darn cute it is..an easel calendar♥
You pick your  photos and they fill 12 months..all different styles..no surprise I picked this one..it comes w/ that cute wooden easel..the paper is cardstock..not flimsy..

All Shutterfly all lovely.

Shutterfly is not sponsoring this at all..I just wanted you to see what cute things they make in case you didn't know..with the holidays approaching..they have bags..wall calendars..magnets..puzzles..games.

I love this set of 2 CDs Jacques bought,primarily because my mom enjoyed Frank..and quite truthfully I do too..he is up there w/ Michael Bublé ( poor them right now..their little boy Noah is facing cancer)....Harry Connick..etc..

Lucas came for a visit and played chess with Jacques..so I played with my paints one room away:)♥
I had been so fortunate to find a tiny blooming foxglove:) In the midst of putting the gardens to bed..a precious pastel summer jewel.
And so the paints came out:)
Lucas had a bite of the macaron and put it down..he did not put down the Halloween Oreos:)

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  1. What beauty, the macaron. I admit. I've never tasted one. A foxglove this late. Wow. That must have been sweet. We haven't had a freeze yet so I haven't put anything to be yet though I've been out with my clippers. I actually have a pile to take to the farm in the back of my truck this week. We will have temps in the 60's this week so I do know winter is coming. I'll have to plant all the bulbs I bought.

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    1. I have been remiss..no bulbs this year just the 100 garlic ones;)
      Too disappointed with the ones I planted last fall..squirrel food..they must have tulips growing in their tummies.
      A macaron is sweet..sweeter than I expected..Lucas asked me if there were other flavors..I knew chocolate was the flavor to say..he said he would like those:)

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    2. Garlic is good. Surprised the squirrels didn't eat those. My sister saw a squirrel eating a bird the other day. I have never seen that. I am planting snowdrops for the first time this year. I can't wait.

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  2. wonderful, are those your daughters in the pics with your grandsons?
    a foxglove this late in fall, oh i just know that would make me so happy and i love how you captured it all in your painting.
    Hope your having a lovely sunday :)

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    1. They are my daughters and grandsons Jenni..a brunette like my husband and mom..and a blonder girl like me and my dad..
      I hope you're having a great day too!

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  3. I would find it very hard to put down a macaron! Sounds as though you had a nice relaxing afternoon.

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    1. I love those afternoons..no obligations..the sun..my paints etc:)

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  4. I LOVE Shutterfly. I've made their calendars for years and do books for every trip and for our annual family year book. Never been disappointed with their quality. I've also been pleased with the notecards and stationery I've done from my photos and paintings from vistaprint.com -- good stock and less expensive than Shutterfly. I'm such a sucker for paper, too. Love all you showed here.

    Now that my sale is over I have to start thinking about the calendars and such I'll be doing. Thanks for the reminder. Shutterfly is having half off and I think today is the last day!

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    1. Have fun Jeanie..I will look into Vistaprint..and if they ship to Canada..Shutterfly is very fair on shipping to canada..
      I bet everything you create is just great!!

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  5. I will have to check out Shutterfly. That macaroon looks yummy

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    1. It's so much fun Penny..and always top quality!

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    1. 99% Paris..
      tellement d'oppotunités photographiques!:)Merci Camille!

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  7. I just got my catalogue! So many fun things...And as for Oreo vs. macaron...well, I hate to say I'm with Lucas on this one!

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    1. LOL!! I think they are an aquired taste..I am stil on the fence..they are so beautiful though;)

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  8. I see those are your beautiful daughters...you answered above!
    Late Foxgloves...lovely!
    I always love to see your paintings...
    Enjoy your week...
    Weekend at the cottage was fabulous!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I saw your pics on IG..you really have a spot of paradise there..I love it to bits.

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  9. What a lovely calendar idea Monique! I love it. You always find the nicest things. I would pic the macaron over the oreo, lol. I love macaron's! What a beautiful family you have and I love your painting and the foxglove. I have a late blooming sweet pea in the garden. These late autumn surprises are like a gift from God. Love and hugs! xoxo

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    1. It was a surprise..I may get a beautiful surprise this year..many foxglove seedling have sprouted from this biennial plant that I planted last year..so if all goes well I should have some foxgloves next year:)
      Marie paint your sweet pea:)
      The calendar..I know how you are..me too:)Love my calendars..I know you do too!

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    2. We had one foxglove show up a few years ago, but none since. I love them. I have my fingers cross that you will have more next year! xo

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  10. Thanks for those tips on shutterfly calendars. I do like that one with the wood easel. I too have never had a macaroon. I still have my calendula blooming away in the pots near the fron door. My chrysanthemum Sheffield Pink are still in bloom too. The cosmos are gone after the last frost. Planted my garlic yesterday no other bulbs either. Have a great week.

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    1. You too..so glad we are garlic growers now..I have nothing left:(
      Next year is a new yaer..

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  11. The calendar would really make a nice gift because you could make each one special.

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  12. I'll take Lucas's macaron please! They look wonderful and so pretty as is you lovely painting!

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    1. So cute! I'll let him know..:) Thank you Chris.

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  13. I love the easel calendar! How cute that would be on a working girl's desk :) I will check it out! I have to admit, I expected more the first time I tasted macarons also. The flavor is so delicate that most of the thrill comes from the filling unless extra flavor is added to the meringue itself. I do love the elegant look of them. How wonderful to find that late season treasure in the garden. Love the music. We had 40's and Big Band music on at my MIL's memorial celebration this past Saturday. Great music and those voices! I've been hearing about poor little Noah Bublé on the news. I can't even imagine! Thinking many positive thoughts for Noah and his parents.

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    1. Oh me too Susan..the parents..everyone:(
      So easy to put ourselves in their shoes and think about how devasting news like this can be:(
      I think it is absolutely wonderful everything you did for your MIL's memorial.
      You're such a good person.
      Perfect for a desk!! Perfect..

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  14. Ooo the easel calendar ❤️ I used them for our South Africa book, it was so easy! I also like ZNO for photo books (no brand name on the finished product) I am still finding roses in the garden. Always good ideas here! Thanks 🌹

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    1. Yes I used them for that hard pages book ..they took over from Artisan State..
      I think..not sure..I think..
      The easel takes no space and looks great anywhere.:)

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  15. You are so artistic and clever, great post! Lucas sounds like our grandson with the macaron, but I think they're great! I read about Buble's son, too bad, he has not had an easy time of it with the burn and all. Take care

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    1. :( How are you?
      I have not had posts of you come to me..will go visit..

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  16. Monique, again you amaze me!! I love Shutterfly, need to start using again. Maroon..yummy!

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    1. Ah..so nice of you!

      Really not amazing lol but such encouraging words..now Shutterfly..they are amazing..:)

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  17. Love, love your calendar!!!
    You can do anything!!!

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    1. Oh so not!
      But thanks Carol..watching the election..riveting.

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  18. The calenders are wonderful. Love how they can be personalized. Your daughters are lovely. How special to make these for gifts as well. I see many possibilities. I would prefer the Oreo too. Your paintings are always so special, capturing your family or still life. Thank you again for your input on the gall stones. I am waiting and also looking for a second opinion. For now, I am suffering from Shingles. I even had the vaccine, so go figure. I suppose my weakened immune system allowed this virus to break through.

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    1. Oh no,I had the vaccine too.Jacques had shingles many many years ago..hope you get over them soon..you poor dear.
      Enough already!

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  19. I received coupons in the mail from Shutterfly today! I love both calendars - they make such great gifts. I haven't made macarons in ages - but they are on my list!

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    1. Make a ale far for you too..you took so many cute family pics this year that we saw!

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  20. The calendar turned out lovely! Your watercolors are so pretty, I wish I had that skill!

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    1. Shutterfly does a fantastic job!
      I bet if you picked up some paints and paper..:)

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  21. Beautiful..your children and grandchildren.
    I love claendars like that.
    You are too clever with those macaroons!
    Love love everything
    xx

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    1. You're always so kind Michelle..always..to everyone.

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  22. Sweet scene you described of you all playing, together but separate...Life is a fun adventure, chez toi...

    Love your paintings...perhaps the postman has been by your house? (speaking of paper products.)
    Best to you, Monique, R.

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  23. Beautiful everything!
    Love the calendar. Will check out shutter fly for some Christmas ideas.
    Macaroons and Frank - delicious combination!

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  24. Your calendar looks great. What a good idea. I have only ever printed photos out on my printer and they never get put into a book like in the old non-digital days. Mum and I have both lost many photos when our computers died...no back-up unfortunately. Hugs Rose x

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  25. Always a treat to visit and see what you are enjoying :-) The photo easel calendar is a neat idea.

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    1. You could fill one easily with all the special moments you had this year!

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  26. good to see you are still making beautiful things... such a departure from the ugly down here.

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    1. I know how you are feeling..as many of my friends feel what you are feeling..
      I bet you are still doing wonders:)

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