Lots of posts tonight - keep reading down lol
We welcome the lovely Donna Wild to our site as this Months Guest Designer - You will fall in love with her beautiful photography as well as her fab projects.
Taking photos - for me - is really the culmination of a lifetime of being creative.
I am an experienced high school teacher with a specialisation major in Information Technology and Music. These days I'm at home with the kids, but still find some time to write monthly feature articles for Scrapbook Creations Magazine delving into the art of scrapbooking and preserving the memories captured on camera.
My photographic 'style' is a little edgy and definitely creative. I love to take candid photos - you won't often hear me say "smile"! I like to wait and capture a moment that is natural and 'real'!
Taking photos is all about remembering the important things. The details. The things we don't want to EVER forget. True beauty - true art - is in the people that are right under our noses...our families.
Having a great time this month being Guest Designer here at Tarisota.
I feel like I am in a time warp and have gone back to the year 2000 - remember when the world was goign to end and all computers would stop because of 2000? That happened here today when we started the site change over and realised none of it had been coded for 2007- all finished at 2006 - So I ring my friendly help desk to find how dare they they have taken time of - until the 8th of Jnauary ! Not good !
So after much questioning whether I could quickly learn html - oh so not I have done what I always do - panic for about 3 minutes and then stop and think - so here we have the new collection all on site minus just two pages - didnt I do well? LOL.
Keep an eye on here lots of other a bits and pieces will be here for the next few days until we get the 2007 thing happening!
Thank you yet again to my gorgeous unflappable designers who have sat on their pcs all aternoon emailing me all manner of things without asking why - and to my lovely husband - I usually say long suffering who has now headed off to Robina with the girls in tow without me to see the show -
He has packed sushi and juice and muffins and chairs and two excited girls - my job is to get there by 7.45. I am on to it!
Enjoy the collection!
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas from the Tarisota Bostock's -
Tamar Richard Talia and Sofia
What is Christmas?
It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path lead to peace.
Agnes M. Pharo
May your Day be filled with many happy memories
Just in from drinks with our dear friends the Bevans - Christmas is all wrapped reday to go here - it was touch and go for a few hours this afternoon as I am quite manic about christmas and like it all tied up by 6pm - and this year for the first time we added in a children's mass which threw my manic ness out by about 2 hours. But all good in the end - Richards making me a cup of tea as I type :-) and I am listening to my favourite christmas carol cd- Late to bed tonight but I am calm all is good .
so a few edited highlights in photo form
Daycare concert - amazing sense of community - so pleased we made the change - christmas carols and a blessing - families everywhere no way to get a good shot - girls had been a ballet reherasals earlier hence the eye make up :)
Ballet concert that night
The lovely Ashleigh one of my senior girls was responsible for getting them ready - thank goodness - I dont own that colour blue eyeshadow!
and the concert amazing i have blogged about it before - but here is one shot
We watched the dvd over and over - its so great!
Then holidays - not many photos - but one of my favs - on the beach fish and chips for dinner - is there anything better ?
we have booked again for next year already - thsi will be our 3rd year in a row - its agreat time to go before teh christmas rush
Spekaing of I scrapped presents everynight - Thanks to the Kim Archer Extravaganza and Jen Hall Gift Blog I was a gift making guru! Though no one in my family scraps and I often get asked how my little business thingy is going ... I know they would be disappointed if I didnt create for them - or I like to think so
SO calendars... there are more but this is one
Very simple and fun! ( cheap too LOL)
and mini felt books - here they are incomplete but you get the idea - I finished these 6 within 30 minutes of taking this shot - Thanks Kim
and then shopping
I bought this lovely bling for me - I am a bling girl - Jacqui E Love that store
and tonight Rhonda presented me with the matching bracelet - gotta love that!
a beautful Santa photo - taken yesterday - after haircuts - I talked it up - Santa was awesome - II whispered a bit shy and he did High 5s s and girls weren't scared at all and they look so cute with their layers - their hair springs into curls I love it .
Today was christmas cooking
white christmas and shortbread shapes
and baileys of course LOL- recipes in Tarisota Talk this month - I made the baileys not the girls - dont worry LOL. They took time out to watch Higgley Town Heros while waiitng for the dough to set . Bottles are $2.50 from the Warehouse - Pac Fair for locals.
and finally - Reindeo ( their word for Reindeers )food and then off to Mass - on our Barbie dresses and big girl shoes - so sweet - had a panic about 10 minutes before Reindeo time when I realised that last years buckets were beyond repair but was able to magic these little ones up with a note from santa and the reindeo food recipe. 1 cup of oats - 1 dash of sprinkles and a kiss :)
Sweet Santa Dreams
We are offically closing for 4 days so we can take a much needed break on the sunshine coast - During that time while its not quite the two month recuperation I am supposed to have I am hoping I will be back drug free and rested enough to get back into the swing of things.
Tarisota Talk is in the capable hands of the Designers and will be in your inboxes when I return - so slighty delayed- Thank you for all the lovely card entries - but there can only be one winner - announced in Tarisota talk!
I have a fab guest designer working on a class and will give you details of my free one and hers very soon after I return as well.
9 days till christmas and
Holy dooly and you know how much shopping I have done?
Its not hard - its not a big number lol
My daughters were of course superstars in their beautiful concert last night - an amazing amazing experience for them and for us as parents - once I have the photos back I will share it all
but a few quotes which will sum it up - Ballet according to 4 Year olds
Talia - Mumma we got taken to a special beautiful concert to watch kids dance - Its was so beautiful -
Mumma - Yes darling I know I was watching too -
Tali - Dont be silly mumma you watched our concert we watched another one!
YEP- took quite a while to convince them about that
and then girls did you have a good time - do you think you like to do it again next year ( please say no please say no )
Yes we do they say
What sort of dancing would you like to do - the same class or would you like to do some of the boppy music? the fun ones where they had the beach balls and pom poms?
Talia - I d like to do the quiet dancing and i think i ll try Jazz next year Mumma
Sofia - Yes Im doing ballet and Im doing Jazz and Mumma and if you buy me tap shoes I can do tap too.
HMMM so much for them not knowing the words! - and I say it now - they are not NOT NOT doing all three - NOT! remind me NO!
and so just when i thought they had it all sussed - I say well next year we might get you some crocs ( read here $9.95 croc rip offs) to wear because you shouldn't wear your ballet shoes outside
Talia pipes up and says No I dont want crocs to wear I want gumboots.
SIte is still open order and enquire away and everything will be answered when you return - all orders and gift certificates have ben despatched -so rest assured if you havent got yours yet its not far off.
Enjoy shopping and cooking over the next few days.
I wll enjoy sleeping swimming eating and reading :)
Parcels have all shipped - Been a mammoth task this month -still battling illness - getting worse not better at the moment - need to slow down- thanks for all you well wishes and offers for help
Hope you enjoy your collections and those lucky ones with extra goodie bags in from our 12 days of christmas promotion.
Card comp is stil open for another two days :) So get creating and start emailing - loving the ones i have so far going to be hard to choose!
Ballet concert this friday - too very excited girls!