Friday, 26 February 2010
because it sounds better than maid, taxi driver, nurse, gardener, cook, organiser, homework supervisor, pet deflea-er, grocery shopper, finder of lost items, laundry operator, petty cash officer, sunscreen applier, dish washer, tea maker, menu planner, gift procurer, party planner, cake decorator, teacher, disciplinarian, librarian, memory keeper, photographer, hairdresser, flower arranger, girl Friday, mentor, alarm clock, sandwich maker, shoe polisher, pharmacist, fact finder, knitter, cheer leader, weather lady, fashion advisor, repairer, stationary supplier, masseuse, general dogsbody, otherwise known as
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Have you ever imagined growing up in a home without plants surrounding you? I can’t! Ever since I can remember there were always flowers, plants & shrubs surrounding our home. And I have my Mama to thank for it!
The smell of freshly nipped leaves, the feel of damp soil watered down early in the morning, the seemingly whispering leaves and flowers around our home. All made possible by her love of gardening. Her nurturing hands help bring life and beauty to these natural creations.
We never did inherit from her this natural talent. But we are her big admirers. Our home is much cosier and happier with her plants around us. It is just one of her talents that makes us love her even more.
Monday, 22 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
The girls relish this organisation. Alina counts down the days to appointments, holidays, her swimming and dance lessons etc. She doesnt stress at appointments and is well prepared for what to expect. Kelsey is the same and since doing this the household runs more smoothly.
Steve, well... it mostly relates to the girls but if he is needed he can plan ahead at work instead of rushing out. Now I just need to organise the cupboards."
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 2010
Journal about one of your talents and how it affects the people in your life.
Please email me your details so that I can forward them to the other Debbie.
(stefanie my mail address eyeore at telkomsa dot net)
Congratulations on your prize.
I seem to have misplaced some emails so if anyone emailed me their valentine's submission,m challenge 73 please contact me again. There were no comments left with links for this one.
Remember there is another prize up for grabs , a super class from Debbie for February.
Get it scrapped: Travel and vacations for the value of 10 US dollars.
I copied this from her website at debbiehodge.com
SCRAPBOOKING TRAVEL & VACATION self-paced class by Debbie Hodge
One of the biggest challenges to getting vacations scrapbooked is the large number of photos a trip may yield. In Scrap Your Travel & Vacation, you get 5 lessons in pdf form that provide:
strategies for organizing and culling travel photos;
a page planner and approaches for telling several kinds of travel stories;
color strategies (not schemes, but strategies for coming up with schemes);
and sketches. (The sketches come in bundles with 6 sketches per bundle, and 5 bundles total. Each bundle of sketches provides design unity while giving the variety you need to scrapbook varying numbers and types of photos.)
As you consider ways to scrap various travel and vacation photos, you'll mix and match a series of sketch bundles and travel color schemes to scrap a variety of travel pages efficiently and beautifully.
The lessons cover the following kinds of vacations/trips:
The Weekend Getaway
A weekend getaway can be as much about the company as the destination. It might be a short trip to hang out with friends, find some romance, see an exhibit, or just take a break from your typical weekend routines. With fewer photos from fewer activities (than you’d have with bigger trips), the scrapbooking of weekend getaways can focus on impressions, stories, companions, and moments.
The Road Trip
A “road-trip” type vacation is not necessarily a literal trip in a car on a road or highway. The “road-trip” vacation is one that takes you to a series of what may be quite different locales over the course of one trip. The road-trip is a story that’s well-suited to being told in chronological order (more or less).
Some trips take you to one locale. There’s limited sightseeing on this type of vacation, and it’s more about enjoying place, people, and activities. Examples of this kind of vacation include:
staying at a lakehouse/beachhouse
the ski slopes
Going On Tour"
The “On Tour” travel experience is one in which many of the details are decided ahead of time–and, in fact, taken care of for you–so that you can relax as well as experience new sights and experiences. There are many ways to go “on tour” from taking a cruise to going on guided hike and camping adventure. You might take a bus tour through Europe or go on safari in Africa.The photos you take while on tour will include those of the sights you visit as well of those of the aspects of the tour experience (i.e., lodging, people, routines). A combination approach that mixes chronological telling of the trip with select subject pages would work well for this kind of travel scrapbooking.
The “themed” vacation is one that takes you into a created world where you are doing more than viewing, where you’re entering into and experiencing a manufactured reality. You may have gone on a Disney vacation, visited a historic settlement where you’re re-enacting the way things were done in the past, travelled to Santa’s Village, or many other variations on the themed destination. The photos from a themed vacation can cover a lot of territory, and they don’t usually require a chronological telling. Aspects of a large theme/amusement park may include: characters, rides, performances, events, posed portraits, sights and more.
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Handwritten letter hidden under the photo:
Love, remember this photo? It suddenly rained that night, New Year's Eve (2009). But there we were out on the street. It seems cheesy but it's so sweet! You were holding the umbrella making sure we don't get wet, and me holding to you tightly. That rain didn't stop us from neighbor-hoppig. It's been like that with the two of us for the past 5 years. Never mind the rain or setbacks. We just hold on to each other, we go with the flow and make the most of the situation. And it is no surprise that we see a ray of light, a glimmer of sunshine that makes us smile, laugh and enjoy every minute of being together. I'm sure we will continue to be like this for a long time. Rain or shine, it will be you and me always!
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Monday, 8 February 2010
Friday, 5 February 2010
It's hard to believe that I've known you for almost 1/2 my life. It seems like yesterday that we met and I was telling everyone you were the most charming man I'd ever met. And it didn't hurt that I thought you were cute too.
You became my best friend and I could tell you the secrets that I never told anyone else. You loved me without reservation. I lived for your phonecalls and letters. They were the fuel that kept us going while we were so far apart.
We've built a good life together and still say "I love you" everyday. The intensity of our romance is gone but the embers of that fire still glow. There is no one else I'd ever want to be with. You'll always be the one for me.