Saturday, June 9, 2012 1 comments

Brighten up your day

The colour of the main area of our house is such a dull colour and it is not helped by the large areas that are undercover around the house which means lack of natural light.  Actually the whole house when we moved in a year ago was a multitude of different colours and some half finished or my personal favourite - using exterior paint inside on cupboard doors and walls!  Not pretty and slowly but surely we have been making it more to our liking.  I have decided recently that flowers would really help on our table - they can provide that splash of colour and also beauty to gaze upon.  Yes for those that know me it is totally against what I normally say about flowers but I can now make an exception.  I do not buy anything 'flash' so to speak and it is less than $10 per week. 

For those of you that may be asking why not paint the walls...well you will be happy to know that we are but just waiting for a friend of our to get back to help get it done quickly.  Will I still buy the can one say no to the ones above!  haha!  Yes I think I have been converted! 

Maybe I will do a before and after post for the parts of the house that have been changed over the last year?  Hmmm will go and have a look into that!

Hope you are having a great weekend everyone!
Friday, June 8, 2012 0 comments

Loving templates and my little man

Good Evening All - Whilst I have had every intention of keeping up with the blogging it appears life decided to come in and remind me that it remains in charge!  It is not as if I have not had anything to post but then something like the usb cord to connect the camera to the computer goes walkabout! Or when you go to take some photos the camera is out in the car with your husband or when you do have said camera the batteries go flat and the last person to change them over didn't charge them! haha!

So onto the layout - I decided a great way to put together all my favourite photos of Eli was to do a collage of them and do one for every couple of months.  To do this I have used Kerri Bradford's storyboards. I discovered these great timesavers through Laura Vegas and fell in love.  Also here is a link to Kerri's blog. The storyboards are so easy to use and you do not have to put photos in each section either if you don't want to - instead block it out or write something in there. This is Eli 2 to 4 months which actually covered quite a lot including his first plane flight (and his second and third for that matter) when I had a work conference on that was close enough (read 5 hours drive) to extend the stay and go on to visit his Great Grandparents.  The green patterned paper and border sticker is from the Bo Bunny On The Go collection - couldn't go past it.  The journalling looks really dark in the photo but it isn't in person - sorry about that.  I did cut the photo into 3 so that it broke it down a little and show off a bit more of the paper.

For most of us Aussies winter is upon us and the snow is falling in the Alpine regions - wishing I was over there especially in Rutherglen, Victoria because it is Winery Walkabout weekend!  Always a fun time visiting all the wineries and markets.  It holds a special place in my heart too because that is where my husband proposed 5 years ago.  So if you are in the area and have never been - it is a great day out! 

Have a great weekend everyone - whatever it may be that you have planned!