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Second Monday's First Monday Post

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Confusing? Not really. The Designer Crafts Connection is usually on the first Monday of each month, but with the holidays, everything was thrown off kilter.
This month's subject is journaling. There are so many ways to journal and so many different types of books to use. I can't walk into Barnes and Noble without admiring the beautiful leather, paper or fabric covered book...and then spending most of the time there talking myself out of taking several home. And some journals aren't books, just a cigar box of scattered flotsam and jetsam to be searched each time you want to refer back to whatever it was you wanted to save. We'll hold boxes for another post down the road.

Speaking of flotsam and jetsam, the origin of the term is early 17th century Anglo-Norman French, and it means ..'the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on or washed up by the sea..." or "...(figurative) people or things that have been rejected and are regarded as worthless.&qu…

First Monday

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This is just a reminder, as we start the new year, that every first Monday of each month you'll see a new Designer Crafts Connection project on this site. Each month will have a theme for inspiration, and you can jump forward or backward to see the work of many professional designers.

That being said, this month is the exception. Since the first Monday falls on a "holiday" (not really a holiday, but so many people are off work today and possibly traveling home from their Christmas jaunts), we will be posting next week on Monday, January 9. The January theme is journaling, so check back for some great designs.

Don't forget to celebrate Elvis' birthday on January 8, either. How about a heaping serving of fried peanut butter and 'nanner samwiches in his honor? Here's the recipe, straight from Graceland by way of America's 100 Best Sandwiches by Jane and Michael Stern:

Elvis Presley's Hot Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
(photo by: Romulo Yanes)

Elvis…