Sunday, February 24, 2013

Scrapbook Page for the Weekend

scrapbooking sketch by Shimelle Laine @

Another weekend Scrapbook Page done thanks to Shimelle and her Sketch to Scrapbook Challenge.
I used the Dear Lizzy neopolitan range with the papers and other bits and pieces from my stash.
I've actually manged to scrap 5 pages so far this month, which is something I haven't done in a long time.  It took me awhile to get the layout right for this, I often find I just can't simply copy it exactly as it just doesn't look right and once I accept that and go with my own style the page seems to fly together.

thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

12 Kgs lighter - The Simple Life

During the week I lost 12 kgs! 12 kgs of clothes that is, I went through all the baby clothes again, gave a few away, put some aside for the NCT sale in a few weeks and dropped off 12kg at the clothing recycling place.  Mainly kids stuff, but a few of my things too.

Now I need to convince K that he needs to go through all his clothes and have a clean out.

I'm feeling good about my clear out and the loft space is not looking as cramped as well.

Next step, trying to got paperless with all the bills and accounts.....

Little baby steps towards a simpler clutter free life.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Shimelle's Starting Point Scapbook Page

Another Scrapbooking challenge from Shimelle
I decided I had to do two pages, because both the kids start objecting if I'm only scrapbooking one of them.  The challenge was with a subtle background paper and three other pieces of paper as below in Shimelle's photo, with Caleb's I went for plain white cardstock but used some glimmer mist.  My mission for the next few months is to scrap all my old photos before I start on new projects.

scrapbook starting point by shimelle laine @

Pancake Day and Valentines

According to Maddie, three very important things in one whole week, don't forget Ash Wednesday.
Pancakes on Tuesday, Maddie had a friend over to play after school, I put together lots of different toppings, but the lemon and sugar is always the favourite.
Kev was the chief tosser.

Caleb with his pancake in a pan that he made at playgroup
Valentines treats we made for all Maddie class mates, paper hearts stitched up with love heart sweets instead.

Last year Maddie got a Valentines from a boy in the village, but this year he gave it to someone else in her class, she was most upset. And for some reason Caleb calling out, " be my valentine Maddie, kiss kiss" on the way home from school wound her up even more!!!! Little Brothers

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Shimelle - Sketch to scrapbook page - Four

Some scrapbooking at last, its been awhile but I had a chance to scrapbook a page in the weekend, with the help of Shimelle and her sketch to scrapbook page ideas

scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @

As I was doing this page, I realized the photographs were almost a year old, I can't believe how fast time goes and how much Caleb has grown.

Monday, February 04, 2013

A Simple Life

This year, I have ambitions of decluttering my life and home and finishing lots of craft projects I've been putting off for the past few years.  But there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done, with the kids, housework, exercising etc.  I've been reading a few blogs about people who take the minimalist approach to their life with their home, wardrobe and  food and its great interesting and shocking at what lengths people will go to, to create a simple life.   I'm definitely not going to go to any extremes but I do sometimes feel my life would be easier if it wasn't filled with so much stuff and choice.  First on the agenda is getting rid of all the kids old clothes, and going through my wardrobe.  My work suits from eight years ago when I worked in London are just  wasting space, and why do I have about 5 pairs of painting jeans and hoodies?
My personal deadline for getting rid of all these clothes is the end of May. 

Pink Ronnie


The Project 333

Sunday, February 03, 2013

January Snow

Maddie was a very lucky girl this year, it actually snowed on her birthday!

Christmas 2012

Just a few photos from Christmas