Archive | January, 2014

Making Time for Project Life

22 Jan

It’s already beyond the midpoint in January and just like last year, I’ve gotten behind in my quest to fully participate in Project Life! Of course, it’s on my own terms and I don’t have any cute kids to document but I do have LIFE. My daily life is a project! My regular activities include work, fitness, singing, cardmaking, dating my husband and still being a mother hen to my son! Yep- those are ALL projects! The trick is figuring out how to make it all fit in AND document it afterward! I feel exhausted just thinking about it!

I ran into a former co-worker at Archiver’s the other day (Sidebar: I’m sure going to miss that place). She told me that even when she works a late shift, she goes home and scraps with a glass of wine for ½ hour or more. My first reaction was- WHAAAAAT! Then I cheered her on- YOU GO GIRL (yeah, I still say that) lol)! But the next day, I realized that it could made perfect sense in my own life. So I tried it for a few days and learned some lessons.  It’s a great way to unwind and prep the mind for the next day. My stress levels were reduced after only a couple days. It certainly beat staring at the tv at nothing which does little to help me unwind! The process helped me see that even when I’m not  in the mood to journal, I CAN do that. So, folks- here we go! With this idea, I managed to complete WEEK 1 in January. I’m excited, felt good about it and am already working on week 2! Do you use scrapbooking or paper crafting to unwind? Share with me your process!


A couple of half hour sessions equal a complete first week!


Hello and Welcome to The Fabulous Fennyl

7 Jan

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Greetings and welcome to The Fabulous Fennyl! It’s my aim to share my photos, poetry, scrapbook life and purchases, handmade goods and other fun things that catch my eye along the road of life! You may wonder how I came up with the idea of The Fabulous Fennyl! Well, wonder no more! One sleepy afternoon I found myself pondering the fact that I LOVE to do things that involve my hands and my eyes. I thought that I might one day fashion this love into a full-time passion or business. I began to think of a title for such a venture and decided I wanted to use my first name, which is Lynne. However, I’ve always found my name to be boring so I’ve often played around with spelling it backward- Ennyl (pronounced E-nille). Doesn’t that sound much more exotic? Well, as I googled around I found that name was already taken. So, I began to think of my concept- Fresh, Forward-thinking, Fly and Fabulous goods created (or found) by me. Hence came the idea for Fennyl. Even more, I found myself thinking about the diversity of the fennel plant. It is hardy, spicy and stimulating and for centuries has been used for medicinal, skincare and culinary purposes. With that in mind, I decided my projects would aspire toward FABULOUS AND appear much like life-hardy, a little spicy at times and definitely stimulating. What began as a drift into a nap, became an idea that I have been cultivating every since. Thanks for joining me on the journey.

P.S. You can also follow me on Instagram @thefabfennyl

L Rachell