Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

October 25, 2012

Hello Thursday

Unpacking from two big trips to two totally different climates. I spent last week/weekend in Cabo, Mexico attending a wedding and spending time with good friends (the week before I was in Ireland). Awesome time on both trips but now the major transition back home is completely underway. And, as usual, I find myself with a head cold after all that traveling fun.

Voting. In Oregon we have a vote-by-mail system (we don’t go to a voting place – it’s all done by mail). I spent time yesterday reading through all the ballot measures (can you say gill nets, marijuana, casinos, death taxes) and doing my civic duty. I took a photo for Project Life.

Watching this interview with JK Rowling on The Daily Show. I picked up her new book, The Casual Vacancy, on the way home from Ireland and am about 1/2 of the way through.

Catching up on Project Life. Look for a post later today that includes the last three weeks.

Watching Annie with the kids and singing along just like I did when I watched it when I was a kid.

Working my way through my December Daily foundation pages. Hope to share those with you next week.

Getting ready for my sister and her sweet family to visit us next week for our annual Halloween get-together. So love when they are able to come for a visit.


  • 1.
    Jenni Hufford said…

    isn’t it a hoot to watch “Annie” as an adult? As a kid I always thought Miss Hannigan was really clumsy and drank lots of water from her bathtub. ;) haaa. welcome home :)

    • ….
      Jennifer said…

      Haha Jenni, me too! I had no idea she was a drunk. Annie and Sound of Music are my two favorites – can’t wait to share them with Emily.

  • 2.
    Sherry Eckblad said…

    Sounds like you have been really busy but how amazing is that to travel and then to document it for all of us who don’t get the chance.
    I am so excited for December Daily to start I can hardly contain myself.

  • 3.
    Lisa W. said…

    Glad to see your “post” I have been missing my daily ALI…I knew you were busy but again glad to hear from you! ALWAYS look forward to your PL posts, and can’t wait to see the kid’s Halloween pictures. Enjoy your sister and family…very nice:)

  • 4.
    Ruth G said…

    Congrats on making it back! I was wondering if I had somehow made it off of your blog list. So glad you’re back and sharing! It is so wonderful to get away and so hard to “return to normal” afterward, but I think it’s all good!!!!

  • 5.
    Marge Froese said…

    Waiting (somewhat patiently) for the December Daily ideas to appear! I’ve been holding off on my start of it to see what you’ve got going – I love your ideas, so you see, you inspire other artistics!

  • 6.
    Alida said…

    Good to have you back Ali,and appy to read that the absence was for good reasons.

  • 7.
    Brooke U said…

    So glad to see you back to your blog! I am super excited for the Dec Daily foundation pages. I am so ready for Christmas projects!!

  • 8.
    Paula said…

    Welcome back! This is such a great time of the year to both travel and to enjoy the comforts of home, wishing you the best of both.

  • 9.
    Marie said…

    Happy to see you back Ali! Take care.

  • 10.
    Stacy said…

    Happy to hear that you enjoyed your trips. So glad you’re back, though. I always miss your blog when you’re away. Have fun settling in and I hope you feel better soon :-)

  • 11.
    Hannah Low said…

    I started watching Annie with my kids last year. They loved it, but threatened to lock me in the garage if I didn’t stop singing so loud. They also don’t like my miss Hannigan impressions….. Weird!

  • 12.
    Debbie said…

    Ali, are you considering any other instant cameras bessdes your instax? I would like to get another instant camera before the holidays.

    PS Looking forward to seeing your december daily sheets and PL updates…

    • ….
      Ali said…

      I’m also looking at the Polaroid Z340 instant camera. It prints 3×4 photos. Haven’t tried it yet but it looks cool.

  • 13.
    Patti L said…

    Welcome back! Happy to have your inspiration back again!

  • 14.
    Kareen said…

    Wow! busy girl. How do you do it?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Luckily the travel is usually more spread out – definitely wouldn’t be my choice to do this all the time.

  • 15.
    Steph said…

    Glad to have you back! I was going through withdrawals, lol. Can’t wait for the #DecDaily foundation pages and #projectlife updates!! So glad to hear you had a great time on your trips…you were missed! :)

  • 16.
    Monica L. said…

    Can’t wait to see you PL pages and your DD 2012!

  • 17.
    slmnontec said…

    Is it hard or easy to return to ordinary days after being gone for so long?

    • ….
      Ali said…

      It’s a little of both :) . Easy because I missed the kids and am happy to be back with them again but tough to get back into the work/daily life routine (and play catch up).

  • 18.
    Suz said…

    Welcome home!! Looking forward to your DD posts! :)

  • 19.
    Colleen said…

    Hi Ali – welcome back! Am wondering what you used to take/print the photos above? Is it the Instax as Debbie mentioned above?

    Have a great day.

  • 20.

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyy the December Daily are on it’s way!

    I am so glad you are doing a smaller size. I use the 5×7 myself and am in love with it, so resizing the 6×8 has worked great. Though I am smitten with the Studio Calico December Daily Package, which unfortuantely I missed out on, I may live. Barely. It looks phenomenally precious in it’s cuteness of size!

    I know you are working on the foundation, maybe a rounded corner look of the days or outline? Either way, your designs are fab, so I am nailbiting till it comes out and will be first in line to buy..

    I will post a few pics of my fave December Dailys tonight from 2011.

    As always, thanks for the daily inspirations!

  • 21.
    Tere said…

    Welcome home, you’ve been missed.

  • 22.
    Jenn Serrano said…

    What do you think of J.K. Rowlings new book so far? I picked it up to buy, then put it back down, wasn’t sure if I would like it.

  • 23.
    Suelynn said…

    How have I been reading your blog all this time and loving your work and not known you were from Oregon too? Fun! :)

  • 24.
    Erica Hettwer said…

    Oh, how was Cabo? Andrew and I are headed there a week from Saturday! My travel plans aren’t quite as crazy as yours but I am driving home to Canby from CKC-Seattle on Friday night and then flying out at 6:30 Saturday morning! It will be interesting and coffee loaded, I’m sure! LOL!

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Loved it! Would totally go there again.

  • 25.
    Deb said…

    I have a question about your FUJIFILM Instax camera. I just got one and noticed that you can get lens to add to it. Do you have any of these? I hate to invest and realize I really did not need one. Thanks!

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