Monday, December 28, 2009

Cant see for Looking

For months  I've been searching for a rectangular coffee table.  Each week at the garage sales I hope that today will be my lucky day.  I even put out a wanted ad on Freecycle but to no avail.  I hate my oval coffee table and it was driving me nuts then last Wednesday I had a light bulb moment.  My new coffee table was sitting in the shed and had been for months.   Lucy and I found a sturdy wooden toybox at a garage sale for$10 and I got it for Lucy.    Lucy’s not real happy that I've taken it but I figure my need is greater than hers.


Perfect, so today I gave it several coats of paint and stained the top.  It also has good storage space for our throw rugs and other bits and pieces. I will finish it off tomorrow with two or three more coats and two more on the lid.


I promised Tony I would get some of my stuff out of his shed as it’s a bit cramped at the moment lol I'm not going to any more garage sales until I've gotten the rest of the furniture out.  I had a fairly productive day.  The little table which I paid $5 for at Salvo’s needs one more coat and it can come inside tomorrow.  I finally managed to get my frames painted, I have had these for years, hopefully will get them hung tomorrow.

Anyway better go back to work tomorrow.

Bye for now


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.  We went to my sister’s place at Woolongbar in Northern NSW. It’s only a 4 hour drive and we had a really good trip there even through Brisbane and parts of the Gold Coast.


Darcy in his very large stocking he got everyone to drag him around the house in it.


I think she’s happy with Grandma, Grandpa and Nanny’s pressie.

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Even Jake emerged from his room to open presents


I think Tony was rather pleased with his personalised number plates.


Izzy with  her stash


At last both Tess and Lucy have their own laptops.





Darcy thought this present was hilarious, he couldnt keep hold of it which would send him into fits of laughter.


Sharing with Uncle Tony



Lunch was fabulous as every meal is at Jon and Dan’s.


The traditional after Christmas lunch sleep lol.



Sharing tickles with Tess


Thanks Jon and Dan for having us shame it couldnt have been for a bit longer.

Bye for now


December Daily Diary 5th - 8th

I'm a little bit behind here.

5th Dec

I forgot to take a before shot. You can click on the photos to see a larger version.




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6th December isn't done yet as I forgot to get the photo printed.

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A layout share of my nephew Darcy.  He was sick this day but looked so angelic.


Bye for now


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

We are heading off tomorrow for a couple of days so I thought I would wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  I was so relieved when I finished work today as I now have five days off.  I havent had a decent break since June and I really need one.  Found these old photo’s of the girls tonight.  These were taken in 2005









She looks thrilled doesnt she .


Bye for now


Monday, December 21, 2009


I thought I would show you a photo of my cute plum pudding.  She hasn't been too cute at home but she knows how to put the charm on when she’s working lol.  She’s going to kill me for putting this on my blog



Lucy giving her some moral support.  It’s no wonder Tess gets paid so well to do this lol. 

Bye for now


Monday, December 7, 2009



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The colour of the scan is really crappy.  Friday night we went  to the Maleny Christmas Street Parade. I forgot to put my memory card back into my camera so had to use the internal memory so only a couple of photos.




Bye for now


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Daily Photo and A Dance Concert

My first photo of the month is of Tess,Lucy, Maddy and Bryce.  This was just before we left to go to Caloundra for Tess’ Dance Concert.  Unfortunately it had just started to rain so I had to take it indoors.



The concert was fantastic.  Tess has only been at SCPAC for two terms and absolutely loves it.  I couldn't believe the difference in the standard of dancing between Scpac and our old school.  Tess’ dancing has improved heaps especially her jazz and hip hop. 

For Grandma: Tess wants to do tap again (can you believe that). 

She hated tap dancing with a passion and there was no way she wanted to do it.  After we watched the tap routine I said to Tess (friend not daughter lol) that after seeing that routine it wouldn't surprise me if Tess wanted to take up Tap again and after the concert Tess said mum did you see the tap routine, I might start tap again.. The concert was imaginative, costumes unique and the music was great.  I bet I have four tired cranky  children here today.  One was but she’s gone to school the other three are still asleep.  Lucky Tess she gets to do it all again tonight.  I'm really tempted to go again tonight.

Bye for now


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Im having trouble coming up with titles lol

I'm sitting here while another summer storm hits, I love storms.  What I don't like is when the power keeps going on and off which it is tonight  lol.  I'm hoping it rains enough so I can cancel our load of water that is coming tomorrow.

Had a really quiet weekend it was very relaxing.  I scrapped on Saturday and Saturday night I'm doing a daily album for December so I made a start on that ,  drove Tess around from one end of the coast to the other and did bookwork today .  Still have a lot to do and swam alot .  Tonight I should be ironing but I have to do some stuff to one of Tess’ costumes so I guess I will do that.  I have to make the skirt “wacky” as its the costume for the “Mad Hatters tea party”  I was going to put the large Bella flowers all over it but only had black and red.  I have to use purple, green or silver.  I delved into the old costume box and found a shiny green costume from last year so I'm going to cut that up.  I'm really not feeling that creative tonight lol

Tess had to work in Morayfield on Thursday  this time she was Santa’s helper she said it was very different a few bogans  were not the nicest to her and an older man tried to put his hand up her skirt.  The 20 year old elf she was working with was about to punch him but Tess said lets move on.  The security guard had been with them but had left to break up a fight.  Apart from that she loves the work and got paid extra because the costumes were late and that put them behind a couple of hours.  She certainly wasn't complaining.  I think next time I might go with her  or better still her father can go with her lol.


I think she makes a cute Santa’s helper.  The other girls were dancing at the shopping centre.

We have a busy week this week full dress rehearsal tomorrow.  Tuesday and Wednesday are concert nights.  Friday we have a function on in Brisbane.  Saturday morning is a car boot sale which I just have to go to then we have a Christmas Party Saturday afternoon.  Yep the festive season is in full swing.

Have a great week

Bye for now


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Not Much Happening Here

Had a very quiet weekend and nothing much has happened which is a good thing as we are getting ready for a  very busy week.  Starting tonight Tess has several dance rehearsals and her concerts are next Tuesday and Wednesday nights, really looking forward to the concerts they are always good. Then no dancing until the last two weeks of the holidays.  She finishes school this week and Lucy has a couple more weeks to go.

Found a few goodies last weekend as did Lucy. She made me laugh when we got home I put my stuff out to take a photo she added hers and after I finished taking the photo and went inside I noticed that she had rearranged her stuff on it’s own and took a photo lol. Next thing I know she will have  a blog lol

My favourite find of the day was the wrought iron planter stand , love it and I almost didn't go to that house.




I think I will paint the cane basket stand not sure if I will paint the other planter stand might leave it black

Mine and Lucy’s goodies


Lucy scored a magazine holder, cheetah cosmetic bag, Gucci bag , ice block thingy’s and a puzzle.

It’s been a really good mail week this week, lots of goodies have arrived.


Sorry about the quality of the photos I was in a rush.  I have been dying to get my hands on this book from the moment I saw it advertised I could never find it. 


My goodness they are both beautiful books I cant wait to make some of the things out of them.

I also ordered   Pip Prosser's  from  Cut & Paste Christmas Kit to make a Daily December journal based on Ali Edwards Daily December journal 2008 you can view her 2009 version  here.  I'm really looking forward to putting this together.


Yesterday I got my order from Kikki-K Stationery  I love their stuff it’s gorgeous. I came in such a huge box


For years I only use calendars with a column for each member of the family I find it so much easier that way.  Why I got another 365 diary I will never know I haven't finished this years and I have two months where I didn't take any photo’s at all.  I found that once I added photos etc that it was way to bulky so I'm going to take a different approach.  I think I will only add a couple of photo’s a week instead of everyday and way less embellishments.

We got our hair done on Friday so I will leave you with a photo of Tess who has gone very blonde again.


Have a great week.  Bye for now