Friday, July 25, 2008


Well we are now facing 5am wake ups with Poppy now that the dummy has gone...and shorter day sleeps - it is sooooooooo bloody tiring and she has thrown in a few HUGE, and I mean HUGE, tantrums to go with it all! So feeling rather flat, tired and frustrated! But not going to give in....hope she settles soon!
Other than that...all is well...I am 24 weeks only 3 months to go...can't wait to meet this next bundle of joy!

A quick share...
Poppy baking gingerbread men...

One for Lisa....Aren't her girls beautiful!!!!!!!!!

And some cards I did for a CC challenge!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

40 tips.....

Hmmmmmmmm....lots going on...LOs and photos to share but have to upload...had lovely school holidays...more than a few tears and sooking from Poppy as we made her give up her dummy :(
But I thought she'd be MUCH worse....breaks my heart when she cries!

I'm getting BIGGER each week...waddling due to a sore back...Lots of tags to do on here...will be back later to share properly!

You know how you often get sent *those* inpirational emails....well here is a fabulous one that really struck a cord with me! Hope you like...

40 Tips for a Better Life
1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk,smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the followingstatement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.
'5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.
7. Make time to practice meditation and prayer. They provide uswith daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the ageof 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat lessfood that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wildAlaskan salmon, broccoli, spinach, kale greens, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and letnew and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of thepast, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead investyour energy in the positive present moment.
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade awaylike algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinnerlike a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES away.
18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea whattheir journey is all about.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In fiveyears, will this matter?'
26. Forgive everyone for everything.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. REMEMBER GOD heals everything.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Yourfriends will. Stay in touch.
31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.33. The best is yet to come.
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
35. Do the right thing!
36. Call or email your family often.
37. Each night before you go to bed complete the followingstatements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished_________.
38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and youcertainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride throughlife so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
40. Help someone that is less fortunate than yourself!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thanks witchy....

Created this lil number for the "White with One" challenge blog...yep - another button tree - LOL!

OMG....I was maddly trying to catch the post late this afternoon, parcles everywhere, people everywhere, Poppy touching everything and my DH rings as his Grandmother was in a bit of a delema(long story!) So in a fluster I paid all my postage and ran out only to just realise tonight, that the pizza box I had posted wasn't sealed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bugger....there are three LOs and all their paper work in there!
Wahhhhhhhhhh! I wonder if they realised - they normally tape them for me? I'll be on the their door step at 8am tomorrow morning! So annoyed with myself!!!! But on a lighter note...
....You made my day Lisa!!!! With this lil number....
Who gets the “Brilliante Webblog Award“?Websites and blogs of your choice for their designs that are especially noteworthy.
Here are the Award Rules:

1. The winner can take the logo

2. Place a link to the person that send you the award

3. Give the Award to at least 7 other Scrapbooking-Blogs, which by its currency,the issues of choice and for their designs are especially noteworthy

4. Put a link to these sites on your Blog.

5. Write a comment on their Blogs that they’ve won an Award
OK so Lisa nominated a whole lot of girls who's blogs I I'm going with

ALL these girls are linked on the side ->

1. Julie Heard - Hello!!!! her work is amazing!!!!! Eyecandy and inpiration for any scrapper!Always so many well designed and created LOs and not to mention those CUTE kiddos of hers!

2. Malin - about TALENT!!! This girl rocks my world with her BEAUTIFUL LOs. She has an amazing eye for colour, pattern and design! Just amazing!

3. Maz - gotta love thos bright and funky much fun, joy and texture in her LOs while still balancing the whole white space factor! Like me she LOVES to cluster.... go Maz!

4. Mel Connell - you should really see her work in real life! I get to paw over it at my LSS Scraptivate! I honestly don't know anyone one else with her's funky, fun, busy but clean, she can use all sorts of combinations and they just "work"....LOVE HER WORK!

5.Belinda - stunning photos, clean, minimal LOs that speak volumes! Always a gorgeous insight into her sweet family life too!

6. Melissa Heather - sweet photos, gorgeous designs and use of PPs...this girl not only rocks scrapping she is a wonderful friend too!

7. Ali M.- Mia's mummy - Love the way she scraps, love the little insights into her delicious cooking and lovely family! Always open and honest! I draw so many similarities - both of us with lil girls and now both prego! LOVE her blog!

More LOs under construction!!!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Time flies...

We have been wishing for warmer weather and dry days....I HATE winter!!! But it's all good really! Busy and having fun as usual -

  • work...loving the kindy - the kids are sooooo cute! Preparing for Book Week early next term in the Library.
  • Took Poppy to toddler time at the local Library for the first time OMG...How great is the session. Three stories and craft activity - she LOVED it! So cute!

  • Gym class - our regular teacher is leaving...Poppy adored her but I'm sure the new lady will be just as lovely!

  • Poppy's language development is just blooming - she is soooooo verbal and the expression and theatrics are so funny to see! Such a social butterfly!

  • Swimming lessons - our Saturday morning regular...she is becoming more independent!

  • We had the interview for the school we were hoping to get Poppy into and she was so well behaved and chatty with the principal. I'm so excited to say that they have already sent out the letter of offer and just seeing the school again has reinforced our "good feeling" about the place. We really are thrilled...she doesn't start until 2010 though!
  • Have also applied for her to do one day a week next year in "Pre kindy"...We have found a school that is offering it here and are yet to see if she gets in. I got teary just reading the parent information all seems so 'big girl"... and to me she is just my bubba!LOL!Makes me nervous as she has never been in the care of any one but our family but I know she will love it!

  • Visited my Ob. on Monday...he told me I have to watch my weight!!!!!!!!!!!!!Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!I'm only half way and nearly the weight I was at full term with Poppy! PMSL!!!!!!But my start weight was heavier this time!!! I'll be off to weight watchers after this one!!!ekkkkkkkkkkk. Other than that it's all good and we picked my delivery date! I can't wait!

  • I have been offered some photography work....a bit nervous but will update on that when it's all done!

  • A touch of scrapping...
Calendar Girls Competition for Scrap World...
Our Calendar Girls competition that we started this year had to be postponed for a while with all the site problems, however we are still going to run it but we will do so through the DT Blog!!
Layouts can be sent to Mel at:

And my gorgeous girl......

How could you resist this lil face???