Monday, December 04, 2006

a little while

so its been a while, busy with christmas stuff, classes, markets & a huge amount of exercising.
we had 2 weeks with the house full of smoke with the bushfire's, didnt come close to our house thank goodness, but i still sent all our photos down to my FIL's just in case. we had a pretty good view of the helicopters picking up water & dropping it, they really do, do a very good job.
still have most of my photos to put back on the walls, just keep getting side tracked.
we put the christmas tree up last week & i finished all the inside decorations on saturday, just have all the outside lights to do, we were going to do them on the weekend but we had a bit of rain {water and electricity dont like to play}
i have the last market of the year on saturday, fingers Xed we get a lot of people through.

how cute are those glass christmas balls, i bought the balls 3 years ago intending to fill them & decorate them & i finally got around to doing them a couple of weeks ago. i did 2 pink sets, a blue & silver set & 2 maroon & green sets.

start date Saturday 21st October
Kilos lost 11.2

Friday, November 17, 2006

took this photo from my front veranda,
lov how the suns rays are coming through a break in the clouds,
bummer about the power lines.

start date Saturday 21st October
Kilos lost 7.3 :o)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

getaway pics

ok a couple of pics from our getaway

low tide at Currarong

honey moon bay

the light house at piont perpendicular

one of the many pelicans at Currarong beach, this is one let me get 5 feet from it, did you know that they growl if you get too close & that they have blue feet :o) very cool

start date Saturday 21st October
Kilos lost 5.5 :o)

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

mini holiday

we had a great time away, the weather was grey & a little rainy at times but that was ok with me cause i hate the hot weather. we stayed in a holiday house in Currarong, 150 metres to the beach very cool.
we went to lots of different beaches, the boys fished, & went on heaps of rides. nearly all my time i spent wondering the beaches, lov it when you can be there at high tide & then again at low tide, its amazing all the things that are hidden by the ocean.
Saturday we went to Point Perpendicular Light House, to get there you have to pass through a gate & get your rego plates written down & tell them where you are going. the gate has been there since 9/11
& as there is military land running along side they are on the look out for terrorists, pretty unlikely but hey i guess its the times we now live in. we could not turn off onto any of the roads on the left as thats all military land. it was really windy at the light house & the views were awesome.
on the way back we stopped at honeymoon bay beach very cute, & then the next beach along {cant remember the name} we played Boccie for an hour or so & then headed into Nowra for lunch.

oh and went to an Awesome scrapbooking store, cant remember the name {it might have been a scrapbook super store but im not real sure} it was in this old barn like building with a sandstone floor. there were other buildings there as well that sold pottery, sweets & Christmas stuff. picked up 4 new rubber stamps :o) & a heap of other goodies, great prices. they have another store in Batemans bay as well but didnt get a chance to go down there. bummer they dont have an internet site.

will put up some pics when i get DH to put them on my computer :o)

i go in to see the dietitian on friday for my weigh in, im pretty excited as it will be 2 weeks since my last one so fingers XXed

start date Saturday 21st October
week ending 28th October 3.3 kilos lost :o)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


*havent scrapped in a while but managed a page on monday

*our 10th anniversary on thursday & we are off to the beach for 4 days {cant wait}

*also like to say a big Happy B'Day to CLARE & ROSE their birthdays are on saturday
hope you both have a wonderful day :o)

start date saturday 21st October
week ending 28th October 3.3 kilos lost :o)
feelin great

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Foundation for a Better Life

today i came across a site that has changed me. it made me smile, cry & think about what i can do to make my world, our world a better place. take some time to have a look, read the stories & billboards & watch the tv spots. i think that every country in our big beautiful world should run tv adds like these. adds that inspire forgiveness, gratitude, hard work, friendship, courtesy, courage, respect & a hundred other things. things that seem to have been lost from our society.
this site will have a permanent link on my blog :o)


i am issuing a challenge to all those who read my blog, to use the above statement on a scrapbook page. email me a link to your finished page & ill put it on my blog.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Smiley day

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes out to my friend Karen, hubby Shane & their son Bailey on their new family member TYLER HARLING
their little man was born on Tuesday at 7.39am and weighed 8lb 4oz.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


on saturday i started a diet, have never been on a diet before. its called the Tony Ferguson Weightloss Program. get to have shakes twice a day plus one light meal. there is a huge list of foods i cant have but only one or two i will miss as nearly all of them i had already cut out after i had my op last year. you have to drink at lease two Lt's of water everyday, & lets just say im sick of all the bathroom time already LOL. i go to see the dietitian on fridays for a chat & a checkup. im also doing my hour & a half on my bike & a half hour walk everyday. they say the more i exercise the quicker the weight will drop so i think ill step it up a bit this week :o) oh & for anyone who has a set of dial scales they are crap, mine said i weighed 4 kg more than i did & they were a brand new set.

mmmm strawberries & cream shake........

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Firefox had a spaz attack yesterday & lost all of my links 'Not Happy Jan' also lost my email for a while as well. so 4 hours later & its as fixed as its gonna be. so now i am putting all my links in a book so if it happens again i wont have to search for them all again.
yesterday morning while i was cleaning up i came accross a stack of mail that had fallen down the back of the table. was ment to be posted out when all the swaps went out. there is a circle journal, half a dozen B'day cards & a couple of puzzle pieces. im sorry to all those who were waiting on them, ill make sure they go in the post on friday.

lov this page :o)

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Random stuff

*last day of school holidays, just lazing around *today the weather is just the way i like it, nice & cool. friday & saturday was horrid i really hate hot weather & it was extreme.
*i have noticed lately at some of the sites i visit, they are all about their "design team", & im sick of seeing the same people on more than one team, also why ive stopped buy the magazines. we need new faces, new ideas, & new photos being scrapped.

*DH surprised me when he came home on friday with a drop saw for me, very exciting have not had a chance to use it yet, need a trip to the hardware store :o) {my fav place to shop} lov the smell of timber.
*goin to a stampin' up demo in a couple of weeks should be heaps of fun, already know what im going to buy :o)
*yesterday i purchased this gorgeous trifle bowel, ive wanted one for a while , guess what im doing this afternoon :o)
*for the last week i have been lost in christmas card land, designing a whole heap of cards, dont ya just lov christmas :o)

* this page was one of the ones i did when my SIL came over to play, i lov all the colours & the cute thong brads :o)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

summer is on its way

havent scrapped in ages but finally felt like it on thursday & completed a page in 30 mins
my SIL came over to play on saturday & i did 2 more pages.
we have had all this warm weather so i put the summer sheets on the bed & put away most of the winter woollies. no idea what happened to the last post, must be lost in cyber land.
my boys go on holidays at the end of this week :o) lov holidays, we have a couple of days planned & at least one day trip to the beach.

todays pic is my thursday LO i did

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

very excited

so yesterday afternoon i got an email from SC they want one of my pages for "scrapbooking for beginners volume 4 special edition book" too cool :o) this will be my first page published so im a bit excited. well thats it got to go & get lunches ready & stuff

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

this & that

been busy doin this & that trying to catch up on all the stuff i have half finished & start a few new things. DH moved his computer down to the lounge room last week, it took me a few days but i have now taken over his desk, well just until he wants to move back up here with me again, that is. so now its full of cards & stamps, been stampin up a storm. lov my new stampin up stamps & have even been playin with some old ones ive not used in years. as for scrappin mmmm not much, i started an 8x8 holiday album 2 weeks ago & have completed 12 pages so far, i lov the small format cause its quick but i dont like it cause i can only fit a limited number of pics. i have decided to do a 6x6 album just on the War Memorial i think it needs its own story.
i spent 3 hours yesterday sorting out swaps for a couple of different sites, will be very glad to get them all in the post this week i can tell ya.
its been raining for days & days, i lov it everything is soo green & the smell in the air from all the blossom is just so sweet, makes you want to be out there all day long. the only draw back with all the rain is my laundry has become 'Washing Hill' its like we have been on holidays for 2 weeks & have empted out all our bags.

so todays pic is sunrise from my front verandah

Sunday, August 27, 2006


i found these pegs & they made me smile, & also think about how many different sorts of pegs i have here at home :o)

good time

ive had a great last couple of days, went to the stitches & craft show on friday with my SIL, came home with some excellent stuff only 8 stamps made it home with me LOL
saturday i had a stampin up party it was very cool, learnt some new techniques & ordered 2 stamp sets plus some other have to have things.
some people have asked my why ive not been around much chatting & stuff well there is a reason, for the last couple of years ive had this psycho woman stalking me, she follows me from site to site. when ever i post a pic or make a comment she sends me nasty emails & even when i dont post anything shes sending me stuff. i have no idea who this woman is, as for how she got my email addy she must be on one of the RAK lists i first signed up on, its not an email i use much as i opened a couple of new ones. some times it gets too much & i just need a break from it all. i dont read the emails just trash them but the fact that she keeps finding me & still continues to send them is just.......
so im sorry to anyone who thinks ive been rude to them for not chatting or being around
i havent felt like doing much at all, not even scrappin. some days i dont even turn my computer on cause i dont want to see the pop up saying i have 100 emails in my in box.
feeling good after the last few days so im off to try & catch up on all thats been goin on.
hope everyone has a great sunday :o)

Saturday, August 05, 2006


just thought id put a quick one up before i get ready for class
i did this page wednesday, my son took the photo of me :o)
i really like it

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Avast ye scurvy dogs

Arrr thar it be me pirate page for all ta see
i be a sea-farin wench, der pirates life for me

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


wednesdays always seem to be the days i dont want to do anything, maybe because its the middle of the week & we still have to more days till the weekend. anyway not much goin on well i say that like i have nothing to do but ive got a stack of things to get started & finished by friday, just have not done any of them. i really need to stop leaving stuff till the last minute.
i have scrapped so thats always good, did a 20 min page on monday & yesterday i did my pirate page. had a heap of fun posing like a pirate my boys all thought it was funny. took longer to take the photos than it did to do the page, i lov how it turned out & the flag pic is way too cool. ill post a pic tomorrow.
ill leave you today with my monday page :o)

Monday, July 31, 2006

bonfire night

Saturday night was
AWESOME {33 people}
family, friends, laughs, good food who could ask for more
the kids started the fire at 5pm & it was put out at 2.30am
beautiful night, clear sky with thousands of stars, warmish night with a slight breeze
all the kids going exploring in the bush with torches
sitting by the fire reimanising, telling stories, laughing, having fun
toasting marshmallows, writing names with sparklers
second annual bonfire night was a success, even better than last year

Friday, July 28, 2006


went shopping today picked up a couple of spotlights, a whole lot of food & 2 huge cooking pots.

been cooking since lunch time for our bonfire night tomorrow. set up all our spotlights after tea
all we need to do tomorrow its build the fire, set up all the straw bales & planks, bring the stereo speakers up stairs to hook the to the computer & finish off the last of the cooking.
should be a great night.
leaving you with the pic i took out the back last night, how cool are those colours

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


for the last couple of months i have been hooked on the Aussie band Superjesus been listening to all 3 albums & i have to say there is not one song i dont like
give em a listen you might like them :o)
if you do let me now what you think

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

new look

this morning i decided to change my blog & go for a different colour
was sick of the pink & its amazing how many other people use the barbie pink.
so now its all about the Green. anyway i changed the colour but did not realize that by changing it i would loose all my links :o/ 2 hours later & a lot of surfing i managed to find most of them.
wont be changing again in a hurry i can tell ya
pick up my new dryer tomorrow WOOO HOOO soooo sick of drying washing in front of the fire
had a great time at the show on saturday, purchased 29 rubber stamps :o) a few ink cubes, game pieces, pockets,
library cards & these huge paper clips plus lots of other bits & pieces. i went with a list & did not get anything on it LOL its always the way.

Friday, July 21, 2006


got tagged by the lovely suse

1. How old are you? 34

2. How many kids do you have if any? 2 teen boys

3. Are you married, single, divorced, widow? Married to my bestest friend

4. What is your occupation? SAHM & SB teacher

5. What are your passions? My family, scrapbooking & my friends

6. Are you a dreamer or a dream seeker? Both

7. Are you happy with the way you life has turned out? yes, but i do wish we had purchased a home a long time ago

8. Are you a scrapper and if so how many hours a week do you scrap? mmmm am i a scrapper mmmm thats a hard one YES im a scrapper as for how many hours tooo many to count :o)

9. What do you want to do before you die? i want to see my children grow up & have their own families, also want to travel around Australia with my best friend :o)

10. What is your favorite food? dont have one

11. What is the food you hate the most? anything with fat

12. What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? dont know too early to think about that

13. What is the happiest day of your life thus far? having my boys & marring my lov

14. Are you a neat freak? Or a dirty house cleaner? i usually clean once a week, not because i want to but because if i dont people complain. the dust does not bother me but apparently it bothers my DH LOL

who do I tag??

Karen, Ali, Julie & Lisa

Thursday, July 20, 2006

a while

been a while since ive been in. boys back to school this week so back into the exercise, cause ive not rode for 2 weeks i started out with just 15km should be up to 20 by next week.
off to the paperific show on saturday very exciting been waiting all year for this :o) cant wait. saved up all my pennys, hope to get some new stuff & get some ideas for class.
i won $50 worth of yummy Heidi Swap goodies at EMM, came in the post last week, one of the things is the newsprint alphabet mask, just itching to give them a go i can tell ya
the mystery items for embellished will go out in fridays post, cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.
im entering the friends comp & will submit to For keeps, have decided not to go for a page but to do something a little different. well its in my head so will just have to wait & see how it turns out, going to wait till i come back from the show before i start it so i can use some new goodies :o)
classes are going great, i have 3 new girls signed up & they will start next month.

we have our second annual bonfire night on the 29th, we sooooo wanted to get fireworks this year but it didnt work out, but next year it will be a sure thing. however all the kids {& big kids} will get to have sparklers, oh & cant forget the marshmallow toasting. i cant wait im soooo excited i lov hosting parties {i think its all the prep work, you know the planning the menu, writing the invites} tooo much FUN. all our family & friends will be there & the best part is... my bestest friend Jill from high school will be coming, i have not seen her in more than 16 years WOW when you say it out loud, that is a long time. it will be great to catch up & cant wait to meet her hubby & kids.

ok thats it for now :o) i really want to get some scrappin done

Sunday, July 09, 2006

busy busy busy

been busy busy busy with circle journals, puzzle pieces, challenge items & all my class work, i was feeling like i was drowning but luckily im now at the other side of the river and all is great again.
pictured is the challenge item that Julie sent out, i really lov how it turned out, all the papers came from Ali {such a sweety} lov them especially the spotty paper LOL
i purchased my challenge items last week but will wait till Julies items are finished before i put it up on the site.
my scrappin goal was 100 pages this year & its going great, im up to 55 pages & counting.
we are just starting the second week of school holidays, & i can tell ya i have really needed to sleep ins i was really worn out {mind & body tired} all the exercising has been put on hold till my boys go back to school then ill be back into it big time.
DH's sister & hubby came up today with their new car a 1948 chev ute, Awesome car
the only things i think it needs is white wall tires & a chrome grill. very cool car with bouncy seats.

Saturday, June 24, 2006


so ive ridden 127km in the last two weeks, i have gotten to my 30km a day goal & it feels good :o)
i average about 30kmph
not ready to step onto the scales yet, need a couple of more weeks under my belt before i go there.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Road to Slims Ville

road to becoming slim
this is the road i run on every morning, sometimes the sky looks like this & sometimes i get to see the sun rise
i was leaving the house at 6.30 but now i cant leave till 6.40 its just too dark. the weather is getting a bit cool, my finger tips & ears were starting to freeze so have taken to wearing a woolly hat and gloves.
i like thats its quiet at this time of the morning & no one is about.
2 weeks ago i picked up an exercise bike from the freecycle site. its great, i started out with 10km everyday for the first week now im up to 20km a day. i found that if i put on a funny movie while i ride the time goes really quickly & im not always looking to see how much further i have to go.
my goal for this week is to get to 30 km a day.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

how cold is it

when i went out the back this morning, nearly went for a six, there was ice all over the verandah & the grass was all white, that was at 6.30. 8.30 went out to hang the washing, everything was still white so i grabbed my camera & went on a little expedition of the back yard. there were ice crystals on everything it looked Awesome. anything that had water in it was was solid ice {very cool}
this is the first frost that we have had this winter & its great i just lov it. living so far down the mountain it doesn't get as cold here as it did when we lived in Lawson & dont get me started on Tassie every morning seeing mount Wellington covered in snow was the best part of my day{still miss it}. anyway its starting to feel like winter
ill post a couple of pics of my expedition tonight :o)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


how Awesome is this ring, {A} brought this butterfly ring for me last week, i lov lov lov it.
its sooo cool & soooo me
hes just the sweetest :o)


heres a couple of pics of my new crocs, they are so comfy i ware them every day, with socks of course. thinking about getting a lime pair as well.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

cyber crop

friday nights cyber crop was heaps of fun, the first challenge was to use the word 'Adore' not really keen on that word, so decided to put a different spin on it to the usual people type pages, i like how it turned out. challenge #2 you had to use a number in the title, i came up with a whole new series of pages for my BOM, {random fact} pages. lov all the colours in that page & of course my fabulous socks

Friday, June 02, 2006

crops, winter, crocs & butterflies

well im just about had it, was a pretty big day shopping & stuff. just resting up so i can join all the girls at embellished for our first cyber crop {way to go Lorrie}. its gonna be great fun. bonus for me as ill have the house to myself as all my boys are going night fishing {& its gonna be cold}
it was nice when i left this morning & when i got back this afternoon it was raining and pretty cold {Woooo Hooooo}, pretty cold for me is jumper and long socks, pretty cold for everyone else is jumpers, jackets & woolly hats. so on the second day of winter im finally getting the cold weather i wish for all year long, its fabulous, C'mon on winter :o).
in other news, i ordered my crocs last week and picked them up today, way cool. got a pink pair & a black pair. they are sooo cumfy & they look cool too. when we get a bit of sun again ill take some pics & of course ill be doing a page :o) i have wanted some for quite a while now, DH got his 3 weeks ago and ive been wearing them around while he was at work, ssshhhhh dont tell him.
well thats about it i think oh about the page above, i snapped that pic last summer was not sure if it would turn out as butterflies dont tend to stay in one place for too long. well it turned out great. i got the pic out the other day to scrap but i did not want to do the same old butterfly pages that everyone else does, anyway this is what i came up with, i really like how it turned out.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

hair cut

got my hair cut last friday, was way over due.
i feel like me again.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

4 pages

mmmm been a while, just trying to catch up on a whole heap of stuff. Scrapped today and it felt great got 4 pages finished. Thought id share my green tea page, it only took me 20 mins, i lov the photo with the leaves reflecting in the tea.
i challenged myself to use as much Ppaper as i could today, think it worked out pretty good, only used cardstock on one of the LO's.
tomorrow i really must get my circle journal ready to post out on friday, i have not even started it, talk about leaving it to the last minute. Also have a puzzle piece to do and post out on friday.
saturdays class went really well, i think everyone had a great time with all the brads & eyelets to play with. the card class went down a treat as well.

Friday, May 19, 2006

like father like son

i lov this photo, its Andrew & his dad
taken at Heycock Point Beach while we were on holidays this year.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

New draws

before and after: First set of Ikea draws, going to try and get the other ones finished by next week.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

DesignTeam Guest Spot

in January i was asked to do a design team guest spot at scrapbooks and more. i was sent a small metal tin and a few other things. i finished it about a week after i received the goodies and it has been in a seal-a-bag on my notice board ever since. Got the email the other day to go ahead a put my pics up in their gallery.
it was a fun little project, they are all on playing cards {anyone who knows me, knows i love using cards}
each card represents either something i like or something thats me.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Love Chair

This is my new love chair, its soo funky, i love it

Power Colour

Your Power Color Is Gold

You're dependable and hard working. You never miss a deadline - and you're never late.
You have a clear sense of right and wrong. You're very detail oriented.
You get frustrated when your friends are sloppy - or when they don't follow through.
You're on top of things, and you wish that everyone else was!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

my day in a nut shell

One of those Blah days today, didnt want to do much at all. Exercised this morning and surfed the net for a while. Chatted up a storm with Ali {had a good laugh}. Caught up on all my emails {62} :o/
went for a walk in the rain, but it only rained for about 1/2 an hour :o(
did some shopping :o) and have cooked tea. my day in a nut shell.
didnt even scrap today, but here are a few i have completed in the last week or so :o)