Thursday, 29 May 2008

It's raining it's pouring (drizzling), the old man is snoring.

That is what I have been singing in my head all day, I'm just so happy that it is finally raining again even if it is only a drizzle. It has been so dry here as of late, one of our water tanks were empty and even the weeds looked like they were dying from lack of water.

We are well and truly into Autumn/Winter weather now not my favourite time of year I'm a bit of a sook when it comes to the cold I wouldn't mind so much if it snowed, then we would at least have something to show for it. These are some of the plants in flower in my garden this time of year.

Snowflake, I love these so easy to look after and when you plant many together it looks like snow.

Camellias, one of my favourites, I actually have 15 of these in a variety of colours not all are in flower yet.

Cactus Flower, (I think that's what it i called) love this colour.

The baby budgies are still going strong keeping both Mum and Dad busy.

Now I have been tag by Marja to answer the following 5 questions about myself, never one to disappoint I thought that I would get onto it straight away.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

I had a 3 year old a 16 month old and I was approx 3 months pregnant with number three, oh and did I mention at the time I also worked two part-time jobs, on the weekend at Telebet and a couple of days a week at the family wholesale floorcoverings business. Don't ask me where I found the energy I'm tired just thinking about it, no wonder those years are a bit of a blur.

2. Five things on my to do list?

1. Finish painting youngest sons room.
2. Finish my parasol and paper swap.
3. Do up my craft room.
4. Clean out my linnen cupboard
5. Finish mulching the gardens

3. Snacks I enjoy?

Depending on my mood, sometimes something sweet like chocolate (I love white chocolate) or sometimes something savoury, really does depend on my mood at the time.

4. Things I would do if I were a millionaire?

Renovate! I don't think that I could ever move from here too many wonderful memories and it is just a wonderful place to live, but I would love to pay someone to finish all of the projects that I have rattling round in my head.

Weekend Retreat! I would love a really really big property with just a log cabin and a large shed to house the boys dirt bikes and etc that they would undoubtedly own if we were millionaires.

Travel the world starting with Graceland of cause.

Charity I would love to help out a charity that doesn't get much publicity something local maybe.

5. Places I have lived?

Brisbane and now just north of Brisbane (don't get around much do I)

Ok so I have to tag 5 people -

Deb @ Posted from Home (I managed to get her first for once LOL)
Kris @ Tag along Teddies (Always makes me laugh every post)
Kirstie @ Adeline Country Cottage (fellow bling bling birdhouse extraordinaire)
Linda @ Lilly Cottage (co-owner of 2 gorgeous shops which I still have to visit, soon I promise)
Bek @ Beks Shabby Chic (maker of beautiful faux cupcakes, cakes, biscuits and sugar cubes)

Now I had better get to bed and catch some beauty sleep since I will wake a whole year older tomorrow.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.


Wednesday, 21 May 2008

A new addition to our family

In one of my very first posts I wrote about our bird aviary, well our birds have been very busy making happy families, one of our couples eggs have hatched and we have three new little baby budgies. It is very hard to get a photo of them but I was able to video them on my phone, sorry about the noise but Mum (Jess) is very protective -

Cute but a bit ugly too. It looks like one of the babies is getting a bit more attention then the younger siblings, I'll keep you posted on how they go.


Thursday, 15 May 2008

L is for

Cielo from The House in the Roses, had a post last month about romantic windows and how she likes to add lace, lamps and beautiful things to her windows so that they look lovely from the outside. Although most of my windows are to big to adorn so beautifully I do love the glow of a lite lamp in the corner of a room, I seem to have one in each room. Here is just a few of my favourites from around my home.
The lounge room - I'm still in the process of finishing this room, it has a black, white and gold theme. (oh and the boys model cars)

This one is at the moment in my craft room, It is my all time fav, a friend of a friend decorated it, she use to have a small party plan business selling all her craft work but she had to give it up due to the fact she could not find the time to keep up with orders since she has 6 kids. I don't know where she finds the time to do any crafting.

Betty Boop I just had to post her again she is just so cute.

I am a sucker for anything beaded or with flowers.
I hope that everyone is having a lovely week, I'm busy working on my swap project at the moment, lots of ideas but it's not always easy to put them into practise, I'm having lots of fun trying though.


Wednesday, 7 May 2008

What I love about blogging

Karen from a Scrapbook of Inspiration tagged me a couple of weeks ago to do a 10 things I love about blogging tag. So here goes -
1. Inspiration - I love looking through the photos on peoples blogs, the craft, home decorating and gardens are all such wonderful inspiration.
2. Friends that get you - The number of times that I have read something on someones blog and I have said to myself oh I do that.

3. Information - I love the way people love to share ideas and techniques that they have learnt along the way.

4. Challenges - Craft challenges, loove these and especially since there is always a finish date that has to be adhered to, so I can't leave anything unfinished.

5. Shopping - I have had so much fun buying bits and pieces off of friends like the ones below, I never use to buy much before on the internet because I didn't like the idea of not knowing who I was dealing with, but I love being able to say to my boys and husband so and so from so and so made this isn't she clever! Below are some of the things I have bought from the very talented girls out there.

This is beautiful Belle she came from Kris at Tag along Teddies

This lovely Spring basket came from Natasha at Artistic Creations by Natasha Burns

These sweet cupcakes came from Shannon at Paint Mine Pink

and the too cute sugared hearts and sugar cubes came from Bek at Beks Shabby Chic.

All these ladies are so sweet and so talented it was such a pleasure dealing with them.

6. Education - I love the way you can learn about the way other people live in different countries, different traditions, housing, climate conditions and even wildlife etc.

7. Feedback - I so loove to get comments, maybe because blogging is still only new to me, but I love the positive comments that I get about my craft and decorating it warms my heart and boosts my confidence.

8. Out of My Comfort Zone - I like the way I am sometimes challenged, there are so many talented artist and crafters out in blogland, I have never sold anything only ever made things for myself or close friends and family but I even signed up for my first swap this week.

9. Diary - I always wanted to keep a diary a couple of years I even started but normally never got any further then March, with my blog though I feel like I have to keep posting so as not to disappoint anyone.

10. Finishing - My projects that I have been putting off around the house so that I can A to Z them.

When I started this blog I was only ever going to put positive and beautiful things on here, but after last weekend I just wanted to vent a little, so if you don't want to hear me whinging and complaining look away right now........... I was looking forwarded to a long weekend but on Sunday on the way to my oldest sons football game a P plate driver decided that the give way rule didn't apply to her and thought that our car would look a lot better without the front end. Luckily everyone is Ok my two oldest boys have whiplash that will require further treatment but we're all ok. Paul and I have never been involved in an accident before luckily and it was not even at high speed or anything we were just driving along minding our own business then all of a sudden there was a black car in front of us it was really scary so please everybody be careful out there on them mean roads. (Oh and she was charged on the spot for failure to give way, a witness said that she didn't even brake or slow down.)

Sorry no more whinging, I hope that everyone has a wonderful week.