Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Its coming up to Jordyn's first birthday so my BFF and I have decided to combine her daughters 3rd birthday (18th May) with Jordys 1st (19th May). Over the Anzac weekend we did the invitation, after alot of scrapcrastinating they came together quite well me thinks.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


HOW HARD IS SURFING!!!! Today my BFF and I took Matt (from Bo Bunny) for a surfing lesson at Main Beach on the Gold Coast, not only did it pour with rain but neither Mat nor I could stand up on one of the biggest boards I have seen. It is so exhausting that I had to stop twice to catch my breath. I got rolled a couple of times, I am sure I swallowed a quarter of the ocean, but I did have a good time, I will NOT have to exercise for the next 12 months. Then we headed for the Yatala Pie Shop so Matt could try a good old Aussie meat pie with mushy peas. All in all even though it rained most of the day we had a good time.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I was lucky enough to be able to be part of Print Blocks trade show, Creative Block this week as a volunteer. I hosted a classroom for EK Success, Lynette Carroll, Core dinations, Bo Bunny, Me and My Big Ideas, Do Crafts and We R Memory Keepers. I met some amazing Aussie Scrap Shop Owners and some wonderful International Guests. Learnt lots from the classes that I hosted and generally had a wonderful time. I am fairly exhausted as the days have been long and very busy but I do know that my and the other Volunteers efforts were very much appreciated. Creative Block was a wonderful experience and I would like to thank Andrew, Simone, Lynette and Michelle for letting me be apart of the very first Creative Block and I hope you will have me back next year. You can read more and see more pics at

Thanks to Matt and Jo from Bo Bunny for the entertainment you guys are hilarious

learnt heaps from Shane (EK Success) about distressing

Monday, April 12, 2010


I recieved some bad news the other day one of my Uncles has just been diagnosed with Progressive Brain Cancer. He will be operated on either tomorrow or Wednesday, they think they can get up to 90% of it, then he will have radiation treatment for the rest. Hopefully this will do the trick. It is a frighteneing thing and all my hopes and good wishes are with him, my Aunt and 3 cousins. Kind of remeinds me that we are mortal, and that life can sometimes be a little unfair, he is a good man and does not deserve this horrible desease. He ande my Aunt were due to go to Canada with my Mum and Dad next month, the doctors have told him to go so hopefully he will have a great time and forget about his illness for a while.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Well I am over the school holidays, Tayla is a constant whine about "what can I do now?". Worst thing is that this is the shortest school holidays in the year!! Phil had 5 days off over Easter which was lovely, he spent some quality time with Tayla doing some gardening. Spent Easter Sunday with my Family which was good, the girls got spoilt rotten of course. ( will be eating chocolate for a month ). Tayla's bunny trap failed to catch the Easter Bunny again this years but she will keep trying ( she wants to see what he looks like). I have finally caught up on my washing thanks to Alia who helped me out yesterday (she makes me feel slack). I am currently working on a very large canvas, so I got some of that done last night. Took some pics over the break though you might like to see, I think there pretty cute but they are pictures of MY kids...

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Wednesday was Grandparents day at Tayla's school, Nanny and Poppy joined me for the celebrations. First a wonderful Easter Bonnet Parade (the kids made them in class) followed by some Easter classroom activities, then a Easter egg hunt followed by a magnificent morning tea with a Grandparents day cake. Tayla had such a good morning I took her home afterwards so she could spend the rest of the day with Nanny and Poppy.

That night we had a lovely visit from Phils older sister Liegh and his Mum so that was great too as we have not seen Liegh for some time and they were able to see the photos from the day.

A safe and Happy Easter to everyone.