Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lucy's bedroom ideas

So right now I have been trying to sort Lucy's bedroom out for her, she is at that age (8) where she is still a little girl but she is a grown up little girl if that makes sense. So I thought I would change her room out and make it a big girl room, a place where she wants to hang out in and just relax. I love Pinterest and use it a LOT for my design course so I thought I would share some of the things I saw and loved in little girl rooms.

I really wanted this quote in the room somewhere as Lucy sings this to me all of the time, it is our special song. I have always sung it to her, right from when she was born and I love that she sings it to me, or even leaves little notes around the house with this on it.

I could share pictures all day, but I do not want to bore you so these will do. I have done most of the room but have to hang curtains and a couple of final touches. I will share pictures as soon as I have it completed.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A weekend away

We had a beautiful family weekend away and I tell you it was just what I was needing. We stay at the base of Mount Taranaki and enjoy looking at the view daily, the mountain always looks different but my favourite look is when it is covered in snow. Right now it is and it is stunning, so very stunning.

 (view of the mountain from our drive)

Lucy has been asking to go build a snowman for months now, especially an Olaf, so daddy promised her a trip up the mountain as a late birthday getaway as he was offshore on her actual birthday. Off we went straight from school on Friday armed with print out faces of Olaf ready to build him, but of course the weather was not playing the game. The snow just was too hard and too little to build with but we still had heaps of fun.

I tell you what, it is FREEZING up the mountain, so so so very COLD but we took heaps of layers/thermals and made the 30 minute drive up to the mountain lodge. We checked in to our chalet first then headed further up the mountain to see how low the snow had came.

We then headed to the restaurant for our dinner and WOW it was so so good, and the wine was amazing and after our meal we sat by the cosy fire and just relaxed with each other, played games and read.

The staff there were really friendly, one even did Lucy's make up for her, I just love it when places are good to children and just embrace them.

First thing in the morning we headed up the mountain and went a good walk up it, all layered up and cosy. It was quite a hike up there but fun at the same time. Lucy kept stopping to play with the snow and daddy taught her how to make the best snow balls. We couldn't find any snow soft enough to make a snowman so we plan on going back to do that another day.

After we got back down we played Monopoly where Lucy of course kicked our asses as she usually does, I swear she is a Monopoly genius that girl. We also watched movies and just chilled.

Then we headed back to the restaurant for more yummy dinners and to relax by the fire.

What a fabulous weekend, I can not wait to do it again. It was so nice getting away but only driving 30 minutes to get there, yet you feel as if you not at home if that makes sense. I love getting to spend quality time with Gary and Lucy, we are so lucky to have each other, they sure make me happy.

Oh and while up the mountain a friend challenged me to do the ALS Ice bucket challenge so I got right on that, thermal and all :) I had taken this pink tub with us full of milk/wine/snacks etc so I used that, It was the only one though so I guess I got lucky with only one soaking. You can see the video HERE I tell you what it was freezing, but it made me laugh hard.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Having a break

Hey ladies, 

I am sure you have all noticed that I no longer post as much as I once used too? Life has really just gotten in the way and scrap booking is just not my priority right now. I am not sure if you all know but I am currently studying Interior Design and while it is a perfect fit for me, it is hard work, actually it is hard just trying to find the time to work on it. I have so much on in Lucy's school making and painting props for a school production, school trips, absentee phones, cross country help etc, I actually feel like a member of staff, though to be honest I LOVE it and I love being part of her school. Obviously scrap booking comes way down the list of to do, and while I miss it, I have so much other stuff going on that I have zero mojo and also it is becoming a chore as when I do it I am sitting thinking I should be studying etc. 

Another issue is I have been unwell for a couple months, I have always suffered from low iron and just now it is at an all time low, They have doubled my iron tablets and also gave me another pill for the next month to see how that goes. I have zero energy and I am just tired all the time, I have heart pains, and just over all feeling horrible, I just want to feel normal again LOL.

Anyway I will pop in and share news etc, and also when I do get time to work on our US album I will share it when I can.

Hugs to you all, thanks for being awesome followers.

Friday, August 8, 2014

My Paper Balloon - Guest Design spot.

I am so excited to share with you that I was asked to be guest designer over at My Paper Balloon 

Here is a little bit about them:
My Paper Balloon is an Australian monthly Embellishment Kit Subscription Service, bringing you a collection of paper crafting embellishments delivered to your door.  Our subscriptions change monthly to cover a wide range of embellishments perfect for all tastes and all your paper crafting projects.  Our Subscriptions are offered for 3, 6 & 12 months

 Each month we will endeavour to bring you a kit that is not only fun and practical, but that has variety too. Things that a kit may include: various sized alphas, wood veneers, flair, enamel dots, rub-ons, washi tape, overlays, chipboard embellishments, labels, stickers or cut outs.

You can check out all the past kits HERE.

Here is what I made with the kit.

So there it all is, I loved working with the kit, it was full of things I would totally have bought myself.
You really have to head over and check them out.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Holiday Album (some of)

Just sharing a couple pages I got done in our holiday album, I used all items from the August kit over at Freckled Fawn. I just LOVE that adventure time badge, so so so cute.