Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This one had to be about socks, have ledger paper, shaped paper, bling, scallops, a handmade embellishment and journalling on the photo...PHEW! I think I covered it all :) I did mine about how clucky baby socks make me feel! I don't know what it is...maybe the teency tiny-ness of them? I made these gorgeous flowers that I saw over on Nicole's blog...so easy, and so gorgeous!
Mmmmm, loving the shabby chic (well, I got the shabby covered, here's hoping its chic too LOL)
And those bloody pearl flourishes...I didn't have any stick down flourishes, so those were sketched out with a pencil then each pearl individually stuck on...GRRRRR
Friday, June 26, 2009
#3 Pink ugg boots. Mick bought me a pair this week, and I looooove them!
#4 I am a huge fan of buying in bulk. I think its the whole country living thing...you never know when you'll be near large cheap stores again, so you stock up.
So this morning I dropped a Little Mermaid and a Pocohontas to school:)
Poor old Pocahontas...we had a bit of a costume panic last night, and I ended up chopping two of Micks work shirts into this tunic for Nat to wear LOL
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This pic is about my hubby. He is amazing, and I love him so! I got this pic printed, and I looked at it, and all I could think was that I looked safe and loved. I mean, naturally I hate the pic of myself LOL but I like that it is 'us'.
Mum was trying to get a pic of us, and Mick kept pulling faces and making jokes...so its a silly relaxed no make up pic:) The title 'home' is inspired by the Missy Higgins song 'Ten Days'...
"Cause its been ten days without you in my reach
and the only time I've touched you is in my sleep
But time has changed, nothing at all
you're still the only one who feels like home"
I remember he gave me the CD for christmas one year after I had been away at mum and dads for a few weeks prior. And we missed each other like crazy. He told me that he had heard this song and it made him think of me....
Thanks for the help with my day care question guys! You all rock :) (thought I had better get it off here in case anyone 'local' found it and took it the wrong way!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sam found a little bitty caterpillar and wanted me to take a pic. So I did....
And then he promptly (and accidentally) squished it.
Friday, June 19, 2009
#2I am so so proud of my sis! Now, being a little....ummmm....uneducated and, well kinda dumb, I am not exactly sure what is goin on this week with her. As far as I can tell, this little girl in the blue dress (my little sis Clare)...
In fact I deliberately allow them to be often unscheduled and without play dates. I think that this is when they start to learn to amuse themselves and to get along. The games that they invent when they are bored are incredible!
So good. Unfortunately though every person I meet is immediately suspected of being a serial killer...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I couldn't sleep last night cause I was so excited, and I will probably scare all my customers today with the foolish grin on my face lol
I entered a 6 week comp over at Enchanted, and I actually won!
I am so so shocked, cause the other entrants did some amazing LOs...
And I am SO excited!!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I participated in the 'bird' swap over at Scrap the Girls, and they arrived today! This was my first swap for Scrap the Girls, and my first non D2U swap, so I was fairly nervous....
This is what I received! What an awesome little haul! I will be able to use all sorts of handmade bird embies, and not even have to lift a finger! There are some terribly clever ladies out there! This was my contribution...
1.Where are you blogging right now?
2.How many unpublished posts do you have
in your 'draft' box?
3.Whose blog inspired you to start your own?
4.When do you usually publish your posts?
5.In your guesstimation, how many blogs do you read?
6.How long have you been blogging for?
7.Why did you start blogging?
8.Why do you keep blogging?
9.If you could only recommend one blog to a friend, which one would it be?
10.If the internet was "turned off" for one month, what you you do with all the time you used to spend blogging?
1.Where are you blogging right now? I am at my desk top. Which is conveniently right next to my
cage kitchen, where I spend my entire life many wonderful hours each and every day.
2.How many unpublished posts do you have in your 'draft' box? 0, and there is a reason for that. I have no idea how to save as a draft and publish it out of order. I am a knob.
3.Whose blog inspired you to start your own? I was actually completing an IT unit for uni (studying my 4th year of teaching) and one of the tasks gave the option of something horribly complicated or starting your own blog being
incredibly lazy very wise in my time management skills, I chose to start a blog.
4.When do you usually publish your posts? Usually first thing in the morning. or just after lunch whilst my youngest watched a movie :)
5.In your guesstimation, how many blogs do you read? Now, when I read that Carey read 65 I was surprised, but in thinking..I probably visit that many over the course of a week! I am clearly a voyeur LOL
6.How long have you been blogging for? Just over a year!
7.Why did you start blogging? ummm cause of uni...
8.Why do you keep blogging? I kept blogging because it seemed a good way to keep mum and dad up to date with what was happening with the kids lives. I also love that there is a kind of record here of what have been doing for the past year! So much happens that you forget, and this way I am actually prompted to write about the little funny stories and exciting day to day things that happen.
I also got addicted to receiving comments *sigh*
9.If you could only recommend one blog to a friend, which one would it be? My fave blog (if it can be called that, more like a phenomenon is Pioneer Woman. I also have just started reading My sisters Farmhouse. Both reeeeally funny and very clever ;)
10.If the internet was "turned off" for one month, what you you do with all the time you used to spend blogging? OMG...no internet?!?!?!?! I can't even begin to contemplate!!!!!
I would love to know if you complete this tag! (yes, you reading....YOU have been tagged) Please let me know so I can go read about what makes your blog tick!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
So here 'tis... I decided to create my trinket box for my sister and her wedding pics....(pretty sure she doesn't read my blog, so I think I am safe sharing LOL) So lots and lots of 'pretties'. I think the lid is still missing 'something', but not sure what. I am thinking of adding the date in the big old blank space. Love how the box is antiqued using paint, ink and crakle. So yummy!
I thought that I would also type up copies of mine and the best man's speech for her to keep. I also have her and Shane's place cards (her first official time having her name written as a 'Mrs') and thought that this little box would be perfect for little bits like these!
Love this pic of my dad and Clarey!
Don't be a hater....I despise pumpkin as a general rule. It still makes me gag when I eat it. But these muffins are amazing...and I figure it truly is the only way I will ever eat pumpkin. LOL (I choose to ignore the butter and sugar and focus on the vegie part of the recipe heh)
Here's the recipe...truly, try them! Perfect with a cuppa on a cold winter night!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
(I was contemplating not doing the fives this week...too cold, too cranky etc etc...then I got a phone call from my bro asking where they were...so here I am!)
#1 Winter. I love it. Love love love it! I love the bitterly cold winds, I love the snuggling into bed, and my fave thing so far this winter is seeing the ecclectic outfits my kids assemble in an effort to keep warm LOL
Wish I had of taken a pic of this mornign when I stumbled out of bed to see the three kids eating porridge wearing mick's beanies on their heads...
#3 Our mini holiday to Ballina. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO relaxing. Felt like we were there for about a week. Bliss :)
#4 My mum introduced me to White Costello Cheese...mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
#5 They way my hubby takes over on a Friday afternoon. I arrive home at 6 o'clock on a Friday night (all things going well at the bank) and he has the kids bathed, the washing off the line and dinner organised. He is truly a gem