Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Scrap Share

Only a few days of school left and then 2 weeks holidays... Those few days are pretty full on, lots of things to do and places to be.
Haircuts for the kids today.... I must remember to do a before and after of Shawn, I think I have talked him into getting his hair short again. As long as he doesn't change his mind on me at the last minute. Highly likely!
Over the weekend we picked up some plants for the retaining wall garden. Blueberry, Merrill Magnolia, Lavender, Oleander and Rosemary. We also got another Lilac planted.
The Lilacs came from my Grandmothers garden. Walking the nursery you could easily break the budget so I am very happy to receive unwanted plants from gardens. We are off to Grafton this weekend where I plan on digging out some Bird Of Paradise from Amanda and Roy's garden. It won't survive the winters hear, but if I pot it, I can give it a go! It is my favourite flower!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dust Storm September 2009

As you may have noticed/heard half of Australia was coated in fine dust on Wednesday.
These photos are of my front veranda rail that is black. The first image was taken at 7.30 am and the second approx 4pm. It had started to rain and the colour cleared fairly quickly then. Sorry the first pic is out of focus... I was cold! :)
I have held off on the clean up as some reports say it is expected to happen again over the weekend.
So this is my different take on Sky watch Friday, thanks for stopping by and if you have the time go visit some other skies!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Better than chocolate!!

I am soooo excited!!!
I ordered these online from USA Foods in Melbourne. I LOOOOVE dill pickles and they are just not the same in Australia as they are in America... and I have searched!
I just had one as a snack, sooooo good! I am sure you are reading this not sharing my excitment, but I don't care, pickles make me happy! Even if I paid $30 when I know I can get them at Wal-mart for $2.98... :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Who Grandfinal

Yesterday Matt's Basketball team had their grand final. It was a great game to watch and very close.
Matt's team 'The Who' always ahead by just a few points the whole game. With 1.32 on the score board they were up by 7 points....all very exciting, edge of your seat kind of stuff... Then the guys on the score sheet and board communicated and added 6 points to the other team and took a point off The Who... Not sure what happened when, but someone wasn't doing their job attentively... If you have played or watched basketball you will understand that the last minute or 2 the winning team slow down that ball and play safe.
Anyway... the other team won by one point... Matt is doing very well to be a good sport, like he always is. It was great to see him play, it had been awhile.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Anyone know where September went?

Not the image I had planned to use for Sky Watch Friday, but as I was looking for it this one caught my eye. I actually only took this shot to record the damage to this post. The blue against the red is divine! I didn't play with the image, though it is tempting and I might tinker in photoshop another time...

happy Sky Watch Friday all!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another camp page.

This is another page I did at camp. It was my entry for last months White With 1 challenge. I found out a few days ago it won a prize! Yay me!!
I have had a busy morning with Liberty at Preschool. I have the sewing machine out...Yay Me!!! :)
I have baked a cake and have cooked dinner ready for tonight... I am off now to play some more with the sewing machine... bye...

Friday, September 11, 2009

I made something!

Look what I made last night! I am not a big card maker and when I do they are fairly basic designs.
Last night the Cyber Crop started over at Scrapbooking Top 50 and this was a mystery challenge that had to be completed over night. The instructions for this card can be found following THIS link. It really is quite easy to construct.

I am having a pretty slow start to the day and decided to skip Sky Watch Friday today... Hopefully I will make the time to visit some of the SWF bloggers over the weekend.

Monday, September 7, 2009

another favourite...

I have a few favourite photos from Rick & Amy's wedding, this is one of them. I didn't quite capture what I was after, but I still like the result... I loaded 2 more over at Happy Snaps yesterday and I might get another one on before the washing machine ends. Then I have to go over to the school and do a few P&C jobs.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Father's day!

Happy Father's Day, Father's!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Concerning sky

This was the sky one week ago, the day before I was to shot Rick and Amy's wedding. This image was taken at the same time of day that I would be taking their wedding photos... There was no horizon, the sky and ocean were the same colour. In this photo the Coffs Harbour Jetty breaks the two. All was good on the day, and I got my horizon! :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

This just in...

Jodi's Scraphaven has blog candy galore on offer! I met Jodi at camp a few weeks ago... she is one talented and busy scrapper.
Click HERE to check her out!

My 2 groovy kids danced the night away at Rick and Amy's wedding. We dragged Liberty off the dance floor around 11pm. Shawn did the Nutbush better than most seasoned night clubbers!

This tricky Polaroid look is soooo simple! best part is that photoshop is not needed, just a few minutes of your time. The site is Rollip and there are a few varieties of templates to choose from. Since I couldn't decide what one to use I used a few :)

I have started another blog to display some of the wedding pics I took on the weekend. If you are interested have a look HERE.

It is a beautiful sunny day in my part of the world...