Sunday, August 16, 2009

Home Sweet Home ~

No matter how nice it is to have a little vacation, it's always nice to come home. We got the chance to get away for a few days to 1000 Islands. And WOW - has the weather ever been great (almost too hot - did I say that?? lol) We've had great weather now for 5 days straight, all sun and hot, hot, hot! We brought our bikes with us because the place we stayed at said they had a nice bike trail. The bike ride was nice ... until I saw this sign;



And it had a nice pool with no one in it (I guess they aren't busy in the middle of the week)



And then part of the package deal was a 2 1/2 hour cruise to see the islands.





This is Boldt Castle and has an amazing love story behind it.
Read about it here.



Above is the Tower House for Boldt Castle. It was meant to be used for the power and illumination of the grounds.



Above is the Boldt Castle Yacht House - Just for their yachts!



Above is a view from the back of Boldt Castle. In front of it is the Alster Tower which was intended to entertain their guests.

Thousand Islands actually consists of over 1800 islands - ranging from the size with the castle on it (which by the way is heart shaped!) to the size below.



In order for it to be called an 'island' it has to have at least 2 trees on it~! It's amazing how many houses are on some of the smaller islands though. And then of course there is 'Millionaires Row" ~ If you ever get a chance to see this beautiful area, it is really nice.



Ok, now since I haven't been around much this week I decided to have another promotion.



This frame takes up a full 12x12 size page.

You will be amazed at how many items you can get at my store for $5.00 -
so take advantage of this promotion~!

And ... I've put some new word art into LLL Creations Dollar Mart.



And here's to show the size of one of the word art on a 12x12 inch layout.



This word art is only $1.00 and can be found here or just go through
LLL Creations Dollar Mart under the Word Art category.

And here is today's freebie;

Download Scalloped Glass Frames
YOU CAN NOW GET THEM HERE.

SORRY LINK HAS EXPIRED



I'm giving you all 5 frames and below shows the size on a 12x12 layout.

6 comments:

Enter Name said...

I love that castle..omg can't believe I almost forgot about it rofl. TYVM for the link to the story..the www didnt exist back when I saw it last lol. And TYVM for the frames as well!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 16 Aug [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 17 Aug [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Anonymous said...

these frames are so likable because they are so different. thanx a bunch!!

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 12 post on Aug. 17, 2009. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the freebie--they are beautiful! Also wanted to comment on your WONDERFUL pictures!! They are a treasure!! That castle is something else!!
Deanna

Christine said...

thank you! i'm using the frames to frame some journaling on my page :)