Saturday, December 31, 2011

One from the road :)

Just popping in to wish you all peace, prosperity and lots of good times in 2012!

I'm enjoying an unexpected holiday and will be back to normal blogging very soon.

So all the best for the New Year and I'll be home before you know it!

Until then...

TTFN xxx

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December Daily Days 10, 11 and 12

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

Another 3 days of December completed, and since I only document up to the 24th of December, that makes me about halfway! WOOHOOOOO!

Day 10 was another night of fun and friendship with our "3 of Us" get-together, this month at my house. I can't say I got much sewing done, but Tracey and Linda both completed their Sweetwater Label Crew Christmas banner.

For the record though....

...mine is now finished and adding some festive cheer to my kitchen cabinet :)

Day 11 was the end of a very busy week, and after some morning shopping and a Netball wind-up party, we dragged out a mattress and some pillows, and relaxed with a DVD.

On Day 12 I documented my new sparkly baubles :)

Hope you are having a great day...not many sleeps to go!

TTFN xxx

Monday, December 19, 2011

December Daily Days 7 , 8 and 9

You could be forgiven for thinking I had abandoned my December Daily album...and I'm almost ashamed to admit that the thought had crossed my mind :) December has been crazy-busy around here (as it probably has been at your house too!)and I really haven't had the time or the energy to keep things as up-to-date as I would like.

However, thankfully, I have been keeping up with my photo taking (well, almost) so I'm hoping to catch up in the next couple of days.

Wish me luck.

Day 7 included a visit to the K-Mart Wishing Tree...

...I kept the brochure to explain what it's all about.

I'm hoping to make placing a gift under the tree an annual tradition, and documenting it can serve as a gentle reminder for next year.

Day 8 is Lydia's Senior Book Award Assembly...the photos I took weren't great, but that's all a part of life, isn't it?
Day 9 was a catch-up day for me (and a day off...YAY!), and a chance to get some presents wrapped and under our Christmas Tree.

Still lots of days to document...better get into it!

TTFN xxx

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thought for the day...Christmas Edition

This is about where I'm at right now...LOL

I've officially started my Christmas holidays this afternoon, so I'm hoping to "get my Christmas on" in the next couple of days. Christmas wrapping, Christmas posting, Christmas entertaining, Christmas baking, Christmas menu planning....oh, and I probably should think about those Christmas cards...oops!

How are you tracking with your Christmas preparations?

TTFN xxx

Monday, December 12, 2011


Sometimes it really is the smallest things that bring the most pleasure :)

I love looking at all the Christmas ideas floating around blogland, in magazines and on Pinterest, and this year I had convinced myself that I would decorate our Christmas tree entirely in white. Can you imagine it? Heavenly :)

Trouble is, as soon as the tree decorations came out, I was reminded a) how much I love traditional red and green and b) how many memories are tied up in my childrens hand made artwork that always adorns our tree. I realised that a designer-look tree might be some years away yet :)

I had some leftover gold twinkle baubles from another project, so put them to work on the tiny little tree that sits on the bookcase just outside my bedroom door. I attached them with white satin ribbons, added some white accessories, and VOILA!

For the bargain price of 90 cents,I have a white Christmas tree all of my very own :) ...the whole pack of coloured baubles only cost me $2.80.

Love an extra bit of Christmas twinkle.

TTFN xxx

Friday, December 9, 2011

December Daily Days 5 and 6

More December days documented :)

I was hoping to catch up with my album today, but got caught up with my gift wrapping instead...just a little more present shopping to do and I can start thinking about the food....which is the fun bit!

Day 6 is a little story about a new advent activity we are doing this year.

I gift wrapped all of our Christmas books (and added a couple to make enough) and put a number on each of them, thinking that we would count down with a book each night...simple, right?

Well, no actually, because I wasn't here on the 1st night (I was at a meeting) and the whole concept of counting down...which you would think my kids would have well-and-truly down pat by kind of mixed up. I didn't cotton on to this until Day 4 , when I went looking for Book 21 and came across Book 24. And Book 1. And a couple of other numbers that didn't make sense LOL. The last few nights we've tried to get a new system going, but I relented and made new numbered stars this morning :)

Never leave the 7 year old in charge of the advents!

Day 7 was a rainy, stormy day and I unexpectedly came home from work early. The photo is the park across the road from our house. The "lake" only appears after long periods of rain, and the ducks from the other lakes in the park all flock to the "new" lake. Watching the rain and the ducks, in an unexpected little pocket of time all to myself, was the highlight of my day :)

That's all for now...

TTFN xxx

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

December Daily Days 3 and 4

A couple more pages to show you today... still not quite managing to keep up :) Maybe tomorrow?

Day 3 saw my hubby and I off to his work Christmas party at Ascot Racecourse. I think the highlight of the day was watching him stagger in the door quite a few hours after me...the kids thought it was hilarious that Daddy got a bit tipsy! Tis the season...LOL!

Day 4 was our local Carols by Candlelight...
...have to say it was a little disappointing, so I chose not to journal too much. We are hoping to attend the BIG Carols in Perth City a bit closer to Christmas, so there is more caroling in our future :)

Have a great day, and thanks so much for visiting! If you are doing December Daily this year, please leave a comment so I can take a peek at yours ;)

TTFN xxx

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Daily... Days 1 and 2.

I thought it was about time I started sharing some of my December Daily pages...not that I'm up-to-date or anything like that LOL...but I have made a start :)
Day 1 was all about the Advent always on December 1. (I ended up changing the design of my filler pages from the one I showed you earlier)

The card in the middle contains lots of journaling about my thoughts on Christmas so far...not really for public viewing, but recorded. It's a bit of a joke, actually, since on December 1st I was feeling anything BUT calm.

I'm hoping to focus on just one story each day, whether it be Christmas related or not, so Day 2 is all about Merryn discovering her first wobbly tooth.

I love recording these little snippets of daily life, which makes me think I'm going to LOVE Project Life :)

That's it so far. I've printed out some more photos for the next few days of pages, and have been writing my journaling each night, so check back again soon!


Monday, December 5, 2011


There are so so many things I should be blogging about Farmers Wife Friday blocks, or advent calendars that we are working through each day (there are a few LOL), or completed blocks from A Family Gathering, or even 4 days worth of December Daily pages...but my exciting news of the day is THIS...

...WOOOHOOOOOOOOO! After months of waiting, and anticipating, and more waiting, my Project Life kit for 2012 arrived on my doorstep this morning! WOOOHOOOOOO!

Please excuse my lack of hair product/makeup/jewellery etc LOL..I was just out of the shower when my doorbell rang, and I HAD to stop everything to open my parcels.

My husband was on hand to take the photo, and casually mentioned that he wished that something he bought me could cause as much excitement!

Excited? Oooooh yes...VERY excited!

Are you doing Project Life next year?

TTFN xxx