Thursday, 22 March 2012

A Note Card Party - sponsored by Vee at A Haven for Vee

It's been a long time since I have been involved in one of these parties. I love them they are a great way of finding and meeting new and interesting people out there in blogland. This one is a nice easy one to get me back into the swing of things and to take a look at some of the other partygoers wonderful photos. Here are the rules :-

1. Let's try not to make too many rules... ☺
2. Search for four photographs on your own blog that would make a nice set of note cards. They must have appeared on your blog by the time you link up.
3. Write your post.
4. Link directly to your post below.
5. Visit ten or so others (at least) and comment. Knowing that new visitors are viewing and commenting is part of the fun. (Permission granted to look and not comment at blogs practicing safe commenting. All those word verifications get very tiring when trying to visit a lot of blogs.)
6. Have fun!
< Here are my photos I chose a shabby chic theme -

I love these photos they remind me of my craft room which I dearly miss having, it was my space in a house full of boys!!!!!! One day it will be back................

If you want to check out more party goers here is the link A Haven for Vee


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Is there anybody still out there?

Well another year has pasted since I posted on this blog, man that year went fast! I have been keeping busy that's for sure the last couple of years has been full of ups and downs. Here are some of the high and low lights -

  • We now have a wonderful relaxing swimming pool great for the hot summers here in Queensland.

  • Kitchen reno while it still has some finishing touches to be done it has been up and running for a while now.

  • Business we have not had the best time of it and it doesn't seem to be getting any better at the moment the building industry is still very slow.

  • All three of my boys are now in high school the oldest has now had his L plates for almost a year which is a bit scary but he is doing well.

  • We also put a new roof over our BBQ area.

  • Paul and I went on a cruise for my 40th birthday last year it was only a short 3 night one just long enough for me to realise I want more.

  • I traveled to Phuket in April 2011 with a group of friends, bit of a culture shock for me but totally enjoyed myself.

  • I had a bit of a health scare in August ended up having to have major surgery and 6 weeks recovery but all is good now.

  • And I'm sure you all would of heard about all the flooding we have been having in Queensland and NSW, Paul's 93 year old Grandfather's house went under in the 2011 Brisbane River Flood it was a mess, it is all good now just like a brand new house.

I think that's about it, I will show photos later of the renos, today I have been too busy trying to remember how to use this blog, I have given it a bit of a makeover and I have now even included a photo of myself which is a small miracle as I'm a bit camera shy nowadays as I'm sure many of you are. Now I haven't totally dropped out of blogland the past year I have been keeping up with all my favourite blogs I just haven't been leaving any comments, just lurking in the background, hopefully I will have time soon to pop in for a visit to you all and say hi.

So bye for now


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Enough is enough

I know that I said in my last post that I will soon post about my renovations and what has been happening around here over the last 16 months. At the moment I have put all that on hold. I don't know how much has been televised in other states of Australia or overseas but our beautiful normally sunny state of Queensland is in a crises at the moment, not only has 80% of our state been flooded we now have category 5 cyclone Yasi heading towards our shores due to hit tonight.

Lucky for me I am nowhere near where the cyclone is to hit but my heart is heavy with concern for the people further north of me. I am so proud of my state and the people who live here after seeing the Queensland spirit for myself the other week when cleaning up Paul's Grandfathers house after the floods in Brisbane a couple of weeks ago. Even though we were covered in mud horrified by the huge piles of peoples belongings placed out on the footpath to be thrown away, you could feel the determination of everyone to work together and to get the place cleaned up and life back to normal again.

After having a horrible 2010 myself I was looking forward to starting new in 2011 now I don't know what to think life is pretty crazy here at the moment.
I didn't mean for this to be a long post so I will leave it there, but before I do I found this picture on the internet that sums up the Aussie spirit.

Please stay safe everyone who has chosen to stay in FNQ my prayers and thoughts are with you all, and as our Premier Anna Bligh said about the recent floods they may break our hearts but they will not break our spirit.


Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Well hello all yes I know it has been a long while.

Yes well 16 months to be exact and no I have not forgotten about the blogging world in fact I have missed it a lot but I have had a couple of life changing experiences in the last 16 months that have needed my full attention. I am not one who likes to publicly talk about ones personal life and that is not the reason why I set up this blog in the first place but lets just say that my life is now back on track and things are looking very rosey indeed.

This year I turn 40 which is pretty scary but I plan to make the most of this year I even have a 40 things to do list that I want to finish before the end of the year. This year will be MY year and I plan to enjoy it to the max.

Last post I mentioned a bit of renovating that I had planned well most of it is now complete although it never all went to plan but I will show you the finished results soon.

Lastly I have a lot of catching up to do with everyone and I plan to give this blog a bit of a makeover too so hopefully you will hear from me again very soon.



Saturday, 12 September 2009

I know that it's Springtime when .........................

I see these trees of mine out in full bloom.

Don't they look beautiful against the blue sky, although the photos don't do them justice and as the flowers die they fall off and cover the ground in a wonderful bright yellow carpet, I have about 7 of them all around the yard, if someone is looking for our house this time of year we just say it's the one with the yellow trees and they soon find it. LOL

Now I know that I have been missing for a while, I have been busy painting and redecorating also getting lots of quotes for some work that we are having done around here. Now that some of it has been finalised I am able to tell you all of the plans that we have.

First on the list is my Kitchen, I have probably mentioned it before but I have not had a working oven in about 7 years, my stove top smashed to pieces Christmas Eve 5 years ago and bench space well I just don't have much, so the kitchen is getting a major redo all new cupboards and appliances yeah I can't wait.

Next on the list is the BBQ area, we love cooking out here, well we have to since my kitchen doesn't work, out here we are put a roof over the top and hopefully there will be enough money left over to tile the floor and build a serving bench.

Right next to the BBQ area is where the pool will be going, can't wait for this one (yeah no more Kmart blowup pools for summer).

And then there is the ensuite this is getting a total redo too, although it doesn't look too bad the shower is leaking and the toilet well lets just not go there. I am hoping that there might be a little money saved over to do the main bathroom too, since we are doing the bathrooms ourselves (Paul's brother is a tiler and one of his best mates is a plumber) I'm looking forward to doing it ourselves (famous last words).

So that is our plans for the next couple of months, we are hoping to get it all finished before Christmas, I won't be too stressed if it is not but it would be nice. I will be showing you all lots of photos as we go.
I'm sorry for the long post but I have been so excited to tell you all about my plans but didn't want to jinx it. Next post I will show you all some of the other projects I have finished around the house, now I had better pop in and visit you all if you all still remember me. LOL

Cheers and Best Wishes,

Friday, 24 July 2009

Where Bloggers Create

Karen from My Desert Cottage is having a where bloggers create party today, I thought that I would join in on the fun.

My Craft room is what use to be our formal dinning room, we found that when we put on a large rumpus room out the back of the house a couple of years ago that we didn't use the formal lounge room anymore. So a couple of months ago I decided to convert the room into an area where I could do all my crafting. I built (yes I did) a L shaped wall (with the help of cheap labour ie my 14 year old son). The purpose of the wall is so that I could have all my bone china displayed in it's own little area. Now building the wall is the easy bit the hard bit is the plastering, not one of my favourite things to do, anyway here is some photos of the new craft room, although it is not quite finished yet, still a bit more painting and plastering yet to go but you get the idea.

Lots of glitter and bling in this craft room.

I like to have lots of pretty girly things around me when I am creating.

Jars of bits and pieces, I must get around to taking all of the labels off one day, but with all the jars that I have it is a big job.

Paints and ribbon storage

The spot above my desk, I am forever changing what I have on display.

Thank you for stopping by and having a look around my craft room I hope that you enjoyed it.