Thursday, February 28, 2008

I DO!!

I said this 10 years ago!

Happy 10 yrs to us!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

CHA madness!!

as scrapbookers we all love it + probably wish we could all be there - looking, touching + smelling all that new YUMMINESS!!
So we are all seeing sneak peeks around the place.
Andrea has being putting up some pics of the new lines that she will be getting in. Love the Fancy has got the cutest felt monkey!! Go checkout it out here.
And as well check out this fantastic blog from some girls in the US that are there + sharing it with us all.
The Fiskars girls here are going to be on FIRE with all the new FISKARS products!! Skull + bones on scissors!!
Also Miss Howard is sporting a hangover.........ooppps I mean some super delish LO's using the new BG lines!! Loving them Nic!!

right busy day tomorrow
gotta get me some sleep!!


Friday, February 08, 2008

next round

so I moved onto the next round for the Scrapinstyle Fashionista call.
the talent is amazing crazy + I'm feeling completely honoured + a little bit stunned to find myself in this group of 42 woman, who just aren't amazing in their work but who are supportive + a super caring bunch. Good luck girls!!
And a BIG whoop whoop to Michelle Tan who also made to the next round!!
go the kiwis!!

so this was my LO I submitted in the last round. You basically had to say why you wanted to be a Fashionista.

so now I have got my thinking cap on really hard for the next challenge!

So yeah we are having the most amazing summer this to the point we are almost our of water again!! And if we don't get anymore rain we will have to dry the cows off..........thats not good as normally we milk right through to mid May. Prayers, thoughts + finger + toe crossing is really good atm for us to get some rain please!! And not just us............there are far worse off places than us in NZ atm!! Feel super sorry for the dry stock farmers down South!

I hope all you townies are being good with your use of water?? Fixing those leaks, running water when needed, having super low pressure showers to the point its almost like a dribble + you feel like you are back flating (yep thats us atm) + only using your washing machine when you have a full load.

Even though its a pain in the bum having to limit our water use (yes atm we are only flushing when we really need to) its doing our kids the world of good - we talk about ppl in Africa (or like the Lion on the Telecom ads says Afreeca) + even other countries that have no water supplies that have to walk up to 2hrs to get water + then back again.............and sometimes children the same age as Finn (7yrs) have to do this job. Finn's comment to this was "and I wouldn't be allowed to spill a drop as its too precious"!! He didn't like the idea that you would have to carry it on your head as well in a big container. Love these converstations with the kids.

WOW! So who noticed the Easter Buns for sale in the supermarket like 3 weeks ago?? I've being buying them every week as Finn loves them. But it just seems crazy to be sold only like 4 weeks after xmas. Easter is way early this year!!

So a couple of weeks ago we spent the afternoon at one of the beaches in New Plymouth at the rock pools. We have amazing rocks pools here + they run for miles!! And I took this awesome photo of a kina (sea urchin) that kev found (he put it back). Have you tasted them? I have + yuck!! Its like eating a mouthful of salt..........but then again I'm not a huge seafood eater!!

I've been meaning to upload some of Ruby's LO's. In the last half of last year Ruby finally realised she could scrap with photos. She has being scrapbooking since she was 3.5yrs but she only did collage style with pattern paper + embellishments. I always asked her did she want to use a photo...........always got a no. So this is about the 3rd LO she has done so far.........pretty cute eh?? I just love she just does it + doesn't over think + knows how she wants it!! Will admit in this LO the scallops were already pre cut for a class that I taught at SENZ last year. I love how she put the swirls on her letters like that!!

And finally have you checked out the SBO blog of late?? I see Vicky has put up a fantastic challenge for you.

And what about the NZ Dares..........checked them out of late?? I'll be adding mine later today!!

Well I got a fantastic kit yesterday that needs some dealing done to it!!

Enjoy the weekend! :)


Monday, February 04, 2008

so the routine begins!!

and ecck the alarm went off at 7.00am!!
feed kids.
kids got uniforms on + T dressed.
cleaned teeth.
I made their lunches.
they packed their bags with their lunch boxes + put their beautifully covered school books in their book bags. (can i just mention how much i dislike cover seal - a man must of invented that, surely!!).
me showered.
faces washed + hair done.
sandles on.
into car.
drive to school.
take T to the dental clinic.
home for coffee. (oh so important).
hung washing out.
vaccumed part of house.

yeah so the rountine has begun!!
it feels good!

tomorrow the kids will catch the bus.

so here is my lastest LO using the jan kit for SBO
always feel good to play a bit of catch with older photos.........I so work out of order.........LOVE that!!
me + my boys back in 2005. Love this photo!!...........also the photo is blurry irl.

and here's a LO that I did while I had a few days in Wgtn by myself visiting my parents.I have used one of the collections from SIS
+ I have to say its my fav collection!! A simple LO for me but I LOVE!

We had a fab day at the beach a week or so before xmas + I took this photo of Kev while I was lying on the beach + he didn't know I took this pic...........hehehe

so back to routine

time to start dinner!!

hope everyone who had kids going back to school today had a good first day back + all the best for those starting on Thursday! :)