Mumma- How many more sleeps till your party Sof?
Sof - (holding up three fingers) this many
Mumma - And how many parties will you have?
Sof (holding up three fingers) this many ( Kids, family, daycare!)
Mumma- Oh my goodness three parties you're so lucky.
Sof - No Mumma I'm special.
Mumma - Yes darling you're very special.
~ May my gorgeous girl always know she is special~
The December sneak peeks have started -
A new picture a night until December the 1st! Thanks Suz!
Tracy has also added to the gallery - A gorgeous card and layout. Thanks Trac!
The girls are madly designing with this months Collection. It is seriously yummy!
Keep watching as we reveal more each night.
I've been tagged - Thanks Mel LOL
So here goes
2 names you go by
Tamar and Bostta ( that's my teacher code at work)
2 parts of your heritage
New Zealander and Aussie
2 things that scare you
My daughters getting older
Losing my husband
2 of your everyday essentials
Shower- at least two a day
Cup of Coffee
2 things you are wearing right now
2 of your favourite bands or musical artists (at the moment)
Nora Jones -love her stuff
and Hi5 -
2 favourite songs (at the moment)
Just one song - Everydays a Sepcial day - today tomorrow yesterday - everyday's a special day to me.. I need to do a layout using those words.
2 things you want in a relationship (other then real love)
Friendship and support
I am working crazy hours
My husband is a saint- no really he is
2 physical things that appeal to you (in the opposite sex)
Eyes and hands
2 of your favourite hobbies
scrapbooking and reading
2 things you want really badly
a weekend away without the children
an unlimited guilt free shopping spree
2 places you want to go on vacation
an island somewhere
2 things you want to do before you die
To dance at my daughters weddings
To hold my best friends hand at her sons wedding
2 ways that you are stereotypically a dude/chick
I love lingerie
I love a good romance
2 things that you are thinking about now
I should really go to bed right now
What is the absolute minimum I must do before I can go to bed
2 stores you shop at
Pumpkin Patch and Target
I now tag Suz and Tracy
Richard won the talent quest - Can you believe it? - Apparently the women went wild when they started Hot Potato - Yep so sorry I wasn't there to see that :)
I have had a Mumma Sunday - doesn't happen often -as my husband freely tells everyone I am not good at it. Anyhow he needed sleep -So we went to Avis - don't ask - Bunnings - The girls loved all the paint and wood and all the things I love - I have trained them well - then off to Grocery shopping - it's an excting life I tell you -DVD store - Princess Party and Cinderella No 2 New release - Sticky buns and pies for lunch and then home to wake up wiggly Dadda - Made bisuits to take to Mary's house for afternoon tea and cards for Miss Louise ( the girls daycare teacher) who's birthday it was this weekend
Two tired happy girls are now snuggled up on the floor - ( won't sleep in their beds ) (any solutions please offer advice..)
House is tidy - latest orders are packed- roast is cooked - Sending Richard out to get a copy of Bewitched and I neeed a glass of red wine and that will be my night.
Have a good week if I don't catch up again- mine will be hectic
PS have decided to buy invitations - I know I know I am a terrible mother - Can't do everything that's my new motto - please remind me of it when I forget.
Just to let you know the November Addiction collection is now sold out. Any orders from now on will be for Decembers collection. Anyone wishing to purchase a November Obessession Collection - I have a few yards of some ribbons left which I will throw in as a bonus from now until December 1st
Tarisota I am surrounded by the most glorious fabric for this month's collection - Organza, Damask, Calico, Chocolate, Lime, Rich Reds, Delicious - I don't want to cut it I just want it around me. I spoke to this months Guest designer earlier tonight - She is a fabric lover and her favorite colour combos at the moment are reds and limes. How good is that?? I have spent the last few days making the samples for Suz to photograph for the sneak peeks - Due to start on the 22nd - Australia Post permitting -Must be about time you sold up and moved closer Suz. I am very excited about this months collection. I want to thank Cheryl from Aussie who goes out of her way to keep me informed as to where my orders are at - This month I am excited to offer some exclusive ribbons and a brand new paper collection! Two stories again this month - that cross over beautifully - 14 papers - including 4 that are doubled sided offering you endless combinations - chipboard galore for those chippie lovers and three lots of alphas! Two new featured products this month - But enough hints - More will be unveiled later in the week. The whole site will turn over on the first!
I am surrounded by the most glorious fabric for this month's collection - Organza, Damask, Calico, Chocolate, Lime, Rich Reds, Delicious - I don't want to cut it I just want it around me. I spoke to this months Guest designer earlier tonight - She is a fabric lover and her favorite colour combos at the moment are reds and limes. How good is that?? I have spent the last few days making the samples for Suz to photograph for the sneak peeks - Due to start on the 22nd - Australia Post permitting -Must be about time you sold up and moved closer Suz. I am very excited about this months collection. I want to thank Cheryl from Aussie who goes out of her way to keep me informed as to where my orders are at - This month I am excited to offer some exclusive ribbons and a brand new paper collection! Two stories again this month - that cross over beautifully - 14 papers - including 4 that are doubled sided offering you endless combinations - chipboard galore for those chippie lovers and three lots of alphas! Two new featured products this month - But enough hints - More will be unveiled later in the week. The whole site will turn over on the first!
Work - Tuesday night - formal, Thursday Night - Graduation 500 for supper ( me and half a dozen kids - lots of fairy bread and cheese and kabana - mud cake to finish off), Friday - Morning tea for staff and graduating Class. Today work - timetabling - and just when I thought I was nearly there, I heard today we aren't even half way ...and that Saturdays are work days until the end of the year. BUSY - Next week - Budget meeting, QCE conference, Assessment, Reporting, Extension English Graduation, and more timetabling - Am I prepared and organized for any of the above? No...
Home - The house looks like a bomb hit it - I couldn't even get it tidy enough for the cleaning lady to clean properly - why? - umm well read the above LOL. Tonight Richard reminds me that I have to get the invites out for the girls birthday parties - Yes parties - I say I know but I have time - He says It's next week - I say what is? He says Your daughter's birthday parties are next week - I say Don't be silly they aren't until the 27th - he says Yes next week... Hmm - I have a plan, we have it booked, the girls have told me what they want every night for the last month - Ijust have to order the cake and make the invites the rest will fall into place - eeeekk
Girls - Tali has woken up every night bar two for the ast three weeks - when you are functioning on 4 hours sleep a night and they are broken hours it's not good - Finally we have got to the bottom of it and she says she is having naughty dreams. That's all we can get out of her - Sof seems fine so it may not be food related it may just be the age when nightmares start - I don't know - any advice gratefully taken.
Richard - Tonight Richard is at his work Christmas party - its in Surfers - the heart of schoolie's land - schoolie's started yesterday - It's a talent quest - He is going to sing Hot Potato Cold Spaghetti by the Wiggles - He is dressed like the yellow Wiggle - he has roped three other fathers into filling the other roles. I chose not to attend. I wish him luck. Had to laugh though - When he left Talia said to him Why u be a wiggle Daddy? So cute.
Have some gorgeous Christina Cole to do for Liz - Beautiful colours - Just need to decide on photos - its going to be a mini album with yummy sei brads the rhinestone ones and Heidi mega letters - all good.
Rhonda and I went to Everything Scrapbooking today at Banora Point to see Julia (finally) Fab fab store beautifully set out ,her husband is so clever the way he has designed it . She has this amazing wall of colour - bazzil bazzil every where. Got some cute stuff I haven't seen anywhere else well worth the drive - She has this fab teacher - Michelle - working for her - with the most amazing mini books - a gorgeous flip flop one too - well worth the drive and will be back there to scrap soon. Got to try the cool new Pink Squeeze tool- very very fun had been tossing up whether I needed it or not - clearly I do! Thanks for enabling me Julia!
I have this nagging cough that won't go away- asthma related but driving me crazy - three weeks till holidays - dreading it because there is so much left to do - and can't wait - Christmas is my favourite time of year- I love all the tradions and the decorations - Love them - we are booked to go away - I want to read on the beach and sleep - Tell me what to read - haven't had time to keep up with what's new in book land - so I really can give Richard an all I want for christmas list!
A very long update but I have been missing in action
Last night was packing night - Thanks to the gorgeous Bevans who spent their Saturday night packing ribbons and flowers and all sorts of things! And Tom too though I don't think he wants it public knowledge...
As I sealed the boxes to each collection I kept saying to Richard I want one - He thought I was mad I am sure - But anyhow I hope you all feel the same way. Many of you should recive your goodies by Tuesday - Start stalking the postie and make sure you drop me a line to let me know what you think.
Pictures of course LOL
Congratulations to Sara who is the winner of the Ribbonrie Book and to Missy who wins the lovely Heidi Swapp signed copy - I so wanted that one!
Enjoy your Sunday.
Some yummy stuff!
The latest Tropical Scraps Newsletter is out . You can see it here
This is my favourite thing for this month is my little frame- I'd post a pic here but for some reason its not happening..
Love the photos of the girls - we went to one of those old fashioned photos places at christmas - we had a family shot but the one of them together is just so cute - Little munchkins- I havent done anything with it forever and then the yummy WA papers came in and I thought - hmm perfect.
And I LOVE Suz' s christmas book - Wish she'd make two - hint hint - She is so clever if she wasn't so lovely i would have to dislike her. Howvere do spare a thought for Suz - she is offlien for two weeks while she moves into her gorgeous new home - and she deals with telstra - need I say more??
Will try the picture - tomorrow