Hello! California here.

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Hello! California here.

Postby seemownay » Jan 1st, '16, 6:24 pm

Hello.
I am new to the forum and gallery and just wanted to say hi.
My name is Simone, I am German but moved to California with my husband and 3 sons just last August. We are still adjusting to the big change.
I started scrapbooking in September 2014 with Project Life but after seeing what scrapbooking was all about I was itching to try Layouts, art journaling, lettering and finally found the midoris this fall. I am so hooked to everything paper ... (this addiction started way back when I was in middle school).
I enjoy every minute of scrapbooking and planning and would love to share since there is no one around with the same addiction. Since I just started my sub with Cocoa Daisy I thought I might check out the community here.
Thanks for having me.
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby arleigh » Jan 1st, '16, 7:17 pm

hi simone!
welcome to cocoadaisy! i love scrapbooking and everything paper crafts-related too :)
come join us on instagram and facebook when you get a chance.
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Postby mlepitts » Jan 1st, '16, 7:44 pm

Welcome to Cocoa Daisy Simone! My daughter has been serving a mission for our church in Germany the last 18 month. She's in Düsseldorf right now, but will be home in three weeks! You come from a beautiful country. :)
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby gem66 » Jan 1st, '16, 9:16 pm

Welcome Simone!

I cannot even imagine what a transition it has been for you coming from Europe to North America.

I hope, that all of us at Cocoa Daisy, help to make your transition even more creative.

This is a really fun place to hang out and is full of really nice people!

Enjoy!
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby LauraC » Jan 2nd, '16, 8:42 am

Welcome Simone! You've come to the right place. Just jump in wherever. Nothing is a closed message thread and we love interaction with those who have the same passion as we do!

I'm from Mid-Michigan and it really must be an adjustment to come from Germany to California!
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby Marti » Jan 2nd, '16, 9:49 am

Hi Simone! Welcome!
Looking forward to getting to know you. :)
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby jjflair » Jan 2nd, '16, 12:12 pm

Hallo, Simone!! Welcome to Cocoa Daisy!!

My name is Lisa and I also live in California! I live in Santa Clarita which is just north of Los Angeles. Where has your family settled? How old are your boys?

Looking forward to getting to know you on the boards!
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby DeniseM » Jan 2nd, '16, 12:44 pm

Hello Simone!
I live in Missoula Montana with my husband and 2 sons.

I hope you will just jump right in on the message boards. We are a small but friendly group!
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby DeniseM » Jan 2nd, '16, 12:44 pm

Hello Simone!
I live in Missoula Montana with my husband and 2 sons.

I hope you will just jump right in on the message boards. We are a small but friendly group!
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby seemownay » Jan 2nd, '16, 1:31 pm

mlepitts wrote:Welcome to Cocoa Daisy Simone! My daughter has been serving a mission for our church in Germany the last 18 month. She's in Düsseldorf right now, but will be home in three weeks! You come from a beautiful country. :)

Thank you! We have just started to explore more and I have to say, your country isn't that bad either ... ;)
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Postby seemownay » Jan 2nd, '16, 1:32 pm

gem66 wrote:Welcome Simone!

I cannot even imagine what a transition it has been for you coming from Europe to North America.

I hope, that all of us at Cocoa Daisy, help to make your transition even more creative.

This is a really fun place to hang out and is full of really nice people!

Enjoy!


Thank you!
It is the little things that make it harder than I initially thought it would be.
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Postby seemownay » Jan 2nd, '16, 1:37 pm

jjflair wrote:Hallo, Simone!! Welcome to Cocoa Daisy!!

My name is Lisa and I also live in California! I live in Santa Clarita which is just north of Los Angeles. Where has your family settled? How old are your boys?

Looking forward to getting to know you on the boards!

We live in Santa Clara which is right next to San Jose. My boys are 11, 8, and 6. - And they are a handful ... they are learning the language really quickly and love going to school but the rest of the day when they are home. It feels as if their energy only lasts till they get off the bus. ;D
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Postby doris sander » Jan 2nd, '16, 1:37 pm

Welcome, Simone! I am a paper addict, too! :)
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby SuzMannecke » Jan 2nd, '16, 7:59 pm

Hello and welcome Simone!
Suz here from Southwest Missouri! I visited your beautiful country last year and so hope I get another opportunity in my life to go back and visit for a longer period of time. Much of my heritage is from Germany so I would really enjoy going back and immersing myself in the culture a bit more. :)
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Postby deblew » Jan 3rd, '16, 1:31 am

Welcome to CD and to California! I'm in the Sacramento area. Hope to see you more around the boards!
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby jjflair » Jan 3rd, '16, 2:07 pm

seemownay wrote:We live in Santa Clara which is right next to San Jose. My boys are 11, 8, and 6. - And they are a handful ... they are learning the language really quickly and love going to school but the rest of the day when they are home. It feels as if their energy only lasts till they get off the bus. ;D


Ah, yes! I have family in San Jose and Santa Clara. :) I grew up in San Francisco. My mom was born in Kassel, Germany and lived there till age 13. I've never been, but would love to take a trip with her and to hear the stories that come bubbling up as she strolls the town and visits with cousins. :)

I bet the boys are exhausted with school and the added challenge of language! Whew!
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby SuzannaL » Jan 3rd, '16, 3:29 pm

Welcome Simone! That's a big adjustment for you and your family! I hope all is going well! Glad you found Cocoa Daisy and I look forward to seeing more of you around the forum and gallery!
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Postby jbonomo » Jan 3rd, '16, 11:45 pm

Hi Simone.....I live about half an hour from you! Name is Julie and live in San Mateo. Since you mentioned you love all things paper and art journaling check out A Work of Heart in San Jose http://www.aworkofheart.com/ and Creative Escape (formerly Scrapbook Island) https://www.facebook.com/creativeescapelosgatos in Los Gatos/San Jose. Dyan Reaveley is teaching at Creative Escape the 16th/17th.

P.S. We biked the Romantic Road in 2014 and i must say, you have a most beautiful country!
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby Sharmaine » Jan 4th, '16, 4:32 am

Hi Simone and welcome :)
I hope you settle in quickly, we are a friendly bunch :D
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Re: Hello! California here.

Postby seemownay » Jan 4th, '16, 2:40 pm

jbonomo wrote:Hi Simone.....I live about half an hour from you! Name is Julie and live in San Mateo. Since you mentioned you love all things paper and art journaling check out A Work of Heart in San Jose http://www.aworkofheart.com/ and Creative Escape (formerly Scrapbook Island) https://www.facebook.com/creativeescapelosgatos in Los Gatos/San Jose. Dyan Reaveley is teaching at Creative Escape the 16th/17th.

P.S. We biked the Romantic Road in 2014 and i must say, you have a most beautiful country!


Thanks for the recommendations. I found a great Japanese stationery store Maido in Santana Row. I could spend hours there.
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