December Daily

Here is a list I created for December Daily. It says Smash book challenge but really it can be blog posts, scrapbook pages, journal entries, etc

december smashbook challenge


favorite things about October

My Favorite Things About October:

  • It is fall – beautiful fall colors, scenic drives


  • Halloween


  • Apple orchard season


  • Fall drinks like apple cinnamon tea


  • Soup and other fall foods


  • Pumpkins


  • Pumpkin spiced everything : Lattes, Donuts, Muffins, Bars
  • Football season
  • Hoodie weather
  • Cooler weather but not freezing like winter
  • Apple Pie

things I love about fall



I love fall. It is my favorite season. It is chilly but not freezing like winter.

things I love about fall :

  1. Fall colors
  2. Taking pictures of the fall colors
  3. Making a craft with leaves
  4. Scenic drives to see the fall foliage
  5. Fall picnics
  6. Making chili
  7. Making an apple pie
  8. Hot drinks perfect for fall – hot chocolate, hot tea
  9. Carmel Apples
  10. Foggy Mornings

I love Fall.


Fall is my favorite season. I love the pretty fall colors. It is cold but not too cold like winter.

5 things I must do before Fall is over:

  1. make chili
  2. take photos of the fall colors
  3. take a nature walk.
  4. Rake leaves then jump in the pile. You are never too old to jump into a pile of leaves
  5.  make apple pie

Weekend in Photos

Visiting my family in Cleveland never seems long enough. It feels the same way to my niece and nephew . They always say they don’t want us to go back home. I always look forward to going up there.

We had an amazing weekend.

Friday night we went out to dinner at Olive Garden for my niece’s first day of school celebration. After dinner, we did some shopping at Target.

Saturday morning was my nephew’s soccer game. We had lunch at Olive Garden afterwards.

Cedar Valley Settlers Celebration & Music Festival was on Sunday morning. There were exhibits set up to learn about life in the early days.

Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Museum of Art is an art museum located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. CMA is free on Sundays.

Christian Bruce, Countess of Devonshire , Anthony van Dyck, 1635, oil on canvas (photo by me)

Christian Bruce, Countess of Devonshire , Anthony van Dyck, 1635, oil on canvas (photo by me)


View of Bennecourt by Claude Monet, 1887. Oil on canvas (photo by me)


The collection includes works by:

  • Picasso
  • Juan Gris
  • Cézanne
  • Boucher
  • Ingres
  • Degas
  • Matisse
  • Monet
  • Edward Hopper
  • Norman Rockwell

And photography by :

  • Berenice Abbott
  • Eugène Atget

CMA also has temporary exhibits and traveling shows.

On Sunday, August 19, 2012 – I went to the Columbus Museum of Art to see:  The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951

From ( The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951) :

Change the world – one photograph at a time. Guided by a belief in the transformative power of photography, the Photo League took to the streets in the 1930s and 1940s to record the effects of poverty, war, racial inequality, and social injustice. Artists in the Photo League were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life. Their focus centered on New York City and its vibrant streets – a shoeshine boy, a brass band on a bustling corner, a crowded beach at Coney Island. Many of the images are beautiful, yet harbor strong social commentary on issues of class, race, and opportunity. The Radical Camera exhibition explores the fascinating blend of aesthetics and social activism at the heart of the Photo League

They didn’t allow photography in the exhibit but I did buy a post card book of the photos there:

After the exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art, The Radical Camera exhibition go to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (November 15, 2012 – February 24, 2013); and Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (March 16 – June 16, 2013).

From ( Marvelous Menagerie: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel ) :

Explore the artistry of Ancient Rome at Columbus Museum of Art with this ancient Roman mosaic. More than 300 square feet large and 1,700 years old, this stunning mosaic is one of the world’s largest and best preserved. Discovered in 1996 in Lod, Israel, the mosaic is unique in its depiction of exotic animals and ancient sailing ships. Study the mosaic’s glorious details and uncover the stories hidden in its imagery. On view for a limited time only at the Columbus Museum of Museum of Art, one of only five US museums (including the Met and the Field museums) to display this Roman treasure. After its US tour the Lod Mosaic will return to its permanent home in Israel.


Close up of the Marvelous Menagerie


Marvelous Menagerie

North Market


North Market is an indoor market in Columbus, Ohio that offers fresh and prepared foods, enthic cuisine, flowers, and gifts. There is a coffee store, Jeni’s ice cream, a candy store, a cookware store, a polish food place, a sushi place, two or more pizza places, and much more.

There is a small private parking lot but we found a meter to park at a short walking distance away. It was a pleasant walk and added to the experience.

I had a amazing slice of cheese pizza from a pizza place called Sarefino’s Pizzeria and Italian Deli. They serve New York Style pizza, stromboli, calzones etc. I didn’t get a photo of it because I ate it too fast and did not think of it.

For a complete list of what North Market has to offer, go to