I can't believe today is the last day of the year. It has gone by sooo fast, and I must say I had a pretty good year with a lot of positive stuff around me. I, like a lot of other people I have talked to, feel a lot of change is coming for this new year. I am looking forward to it.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Here are some pics of a couple of the displays we saw -
I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS
P.S. I also just wanted to mention that Katie is hosting a giveaway for me on her blog. Pop on over and leave a comment here to be in the draw to win your choice of one of my pendants. Good Luck!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Congratulations ladies! You now can pop on over to Katie's etsy store and pick out which print you would like for yourself. Email her to let her know your mailing address and which one you have chosen and she will post it off to you as soon as possible.
Go to Katie's blog here
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
We were all a bit nervous though as Kate is a huge horse lover and her dream was for her and her flower girl to be lead down the aisle on her horses. We were not sure how either of the horses would react to this situation as they have never done anything like this before.
There were a few hairy scary moments as the flower girls horse (who was suppose to be in front of the bride) refused to go through the arch. He dug his little hooves in and wouldn't budge. Kate's Mum had to just go on ahead with Kate.
They seemed to be doing well until they got closer to the crowd and he too started to panic, and to every ones horror started backing up into the other horse and almost stood on one of the bridesmaids who were concentrating on coaxing the other horse to follow. Kate tried to nudge the horse forward but he wouldn't go much further, so she had to get off there. She was quickly collected by her Dad to walk her the rest of the way.
After the we did the family photos the bridal party took off to get more photos done. The rest of the guests where offered drinks a nibbles in the venues courtyard, where we all got to chat and catch up with everyone.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I have been following the work of fellow artist Katie m. Berrgren for quite a while now. I am in love with her painting style and the sentimental messages portrayed in each and every one of her beautiful pieces. Ever since I found Katie's work all I have wanted to do is share my discovery with everyone.
So in support of this amazing artist, I would like to host a giveaway for her. Katie has generously offered a print of her work to two lucky readers of my blog who enter this giveaway. It will start today and will be drawn on December 17. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you will automatically be in the draw. Easy peasy!
I recommend a visit to Katie's blog here, or check out her portfolio here. You will not be disappointed.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I am excited about spending time with the family, but Christmas can be such a hard job. I hate trying to juggle all sets of families at the one time, especially when they don't live anywhere near each other. Then there is also the separated parents who you have to go to individually. It is tough trying not to hurt any ones feelings. I think when Alex and I start our own little family we will just be having Christmas at our own home and who ever wants to see us can come to us, lol. I am sure many of you can relate though.
I put up the few decorations that Alex and I have collected over the years last night. We don't have much, but again, once we have a family it will be a bit better. These are not the best photos due to poor lighting.
I hope everyone is happy and safe over this Christmas period. Have a great week :)
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Ann has done a wonderful job with the calendar and I feel very proud to have my art displayed here. Every one's artwork looks beautiful!
Here is what Ann has to say about her idea for the calendar -
"The idea for this piece came to me one day. I love art. I love to collect other people's art, but year after year, I run out of space and MONEY. Wouldn't it be fun to have a little snippet of art from artists all over the world? Best thing is, I get to have 12 new pieces each year and all in one spot."
CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR HERE!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I have been back from our holiday for a few days now, and have been dying to post about my big news, but we have been telling the family and I didn't want them to read it here first before we got to tell them in person.
Our holiday was sooooo much fun! Neither of us wanted to come home. The weather was beautiful the whole time so we spent a lot of time in the pool or at the beach, which was just across the road. I really would love to move up to the Sunshine Coast to live one day soon. It is such an amazing place.
Here are a few pics from our holiday -
I am looking forward to catching up on every ones blogs now and seeing what you have all been up to while I was away. Have a great week :)
Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I had a wonderful weekend. I hope you all did too. Alex and I went down the coast on Sunday. The weather was lovely, although quite hot. We stopped in at the Carrara Markets on our way down as we have never been and they are suppose to be really big and quite good.
We headed off to the beach afterwards which was definitely worth the trip down. It was beautiful and the water was perfect. I will let these pictures do the talking though -
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
I am really excited at the moment because during the week I got to catch up with my very good friend Sally who I haven't seen in over two years. We use to work together at Subway after I finished school, and we became really close friends. Unfortunately we ended up losing contact through lost mobiles, job changes and house moves. I have been missing her like crazy, and this week Sally finally tracked me down through my brother's friend and I went over to visit her on Friday. We had heaps of fun catching up and I got to meet her baby girl who is now 10 months old and her son who I last saw just after he was born, he is now 2. We will definitely not be loosing this friendship again.
Have a great week :)
Monday, November 2, 2009
Although we had a nice time on the day, there wasn't really that many people that showed up, and the only ones who did were the residents of the village, no one from outside. I don't think the organisers really advertised there being markets which was a bummer.
I still managed to sell a few items though which I am happy about. Mainly a few dolls and bookmarks sold, none of my art pendants which I was worried about. I don't think it was the right target market to sell my pendants to though since it was at on over 50's retirement village. It was a great learning experience and I wouldn't mind maybe looking into doing the local community markets on a regular basis.
Here are some pics I wanted to share of the day.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Any who, now for this weeks photos. Alex and I decided to invite my Mum and brothers over for a lunch time barbecue on Sunday. It was perfect weather for it and I don't think we have used the BBQ since moving into this house. The food was delicious and the company was even better ;)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Today has been soooo hot and we are having another dust storm to top it all off. It is too hot to shut up the house to keep all the dust out so we are just suffering with the smell and the dry eyes. It stinks!!!
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you the giveaway prize I won the other day through Val Zdero's art blog. I was so excited and couldn't believe I had won such a wonderful gift! I have been following Val's blog for a while now, she does beautiful painted artwork and has recently started making jewellery with it. If you haven't seen her blog it is definitely worth a look.
Thanks so much Val for my wonderful gift, you made my day :)