Monthly Archives: October 2009

congratulations!

… to my baby  turned 15 last week, and achieved a B+ for her seventh grade AMEB piano exam!!! My dad has some video footage of a little impromtu concert that happened the day after her exam … she played for him, so I might put it up if I can work out how. She played […]

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sharing books … my sister’s keeper, by jodi picoult

More book sharing … 🙂 I read My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult over the weekend, and it’s a good read. I visited the author’s website this morning, and grabbed this synopsis for you … Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and […]

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first birthday …

[Credits: Paper from Paper Essentials – Sasha, date stamp from Small Packages – Dated 2, by [ksharonkdesigns]. Font: DJB Poppyseed.] In the process of getting organized to shift at the end of the year, I’ve come across the boy’s baby albums, pre-digital camera, you see. I’ve carefully ripped out the photos, scanned them, and stored […]

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best friends …

[Credits: paper from Paper Essentials – Breathe Easy, flower from Small Packages – Garden Delights 2, stitching from Small Packages – Stitches & Stuff 2, by [ksharonkdesigns]. Font: Milk & Cereal.]

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button-pushing bandit …

[Credits: Doodle from Small Packages – Doodles 5, by [ksharonkdesigns]. Font: DJB Mandy.]

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sharing books … graceling, by kristin cashore

Graceling, my new fav book … 🙂 This is Kristin Cashore’s first novel, and it’s brilliant. A bit slow to start, but it hooked me in pretty quickly … and reeled in the girl too, and a student I lent it to, lol. Best thing? She has written a second book, which predates Graceling by […]

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back to the real world …

[Credits: Simple Sets #64 template, paper from Paper Essentials – Neutrals, by [ksharonkdesigns]. Font: Milk & Cereal, Tahoma.]  

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out of focus …

[Credits: paper from Little Sailor kit, Small Packages – Alpha 10, by [ksharonkdesigns]. Alpha : DJB Mandy.] Today, I’m tearing up some photo albums, scanning the photos, and relocating the photos into photo boxes … sounds like fun huh? Hence the boy, totally out of focus. I remember trying to take photos of him just […]

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pretty things …

[decor8] Cable is back today (phew!) and cyberlife is back to normal … FINALLY, I can catch up on my Bloglines reading, and I found some pretty things I thought I would share. These are stickers, can you believe, which I found here … think how easy it would be to change the look of […]

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big changes …

[Credits: Simple Sets #64, paper from Scallywag kit by [ksharonkdesigns]. Font: DJB Poppyseed, DJB Angel Baby.]

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sharing books … millenium series, by steig larsson

I’ve come across this series in my travels a couple of times now, and I’ve been trying to get hold of the first book for a while now, to ‘test-drive’ it. On Friday I was shopping with my coffee mate and told her how good it was to go into Borders without two ‘book hungry’ […]

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beach baby …

[Credits: Beachplay kit, by [ksharonkdesigns[. Font: DJB Poppyseed.] It’s that time of the week again, when half my family goes to the beach to play with sharks (not really!), so this morning I was thinking ‘beachy thoughts’ when I created the above layout. I know that for half of the world, you are heading into […]

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adventure!

[Credits: quickpage from Simple Sets #64, by [ksharonkdesigns].]

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just sayin’ …

[Credits: Templates 1 and 2, by Michelle Stone Designz. Font: Century Gothic.] The boy didn’t want to participate in the maths competitions this year … I encouraged him gently, as mothers do, and yesterday, he was presented with the only High Distinction in Year 12, and a Distinction to keep it company. Proud mother moment […]

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i’m just not ready yet …

[Paper from Paper Essentials – Bethany, stitching from Starting Out 1 kit, by [ksharonkdesigns]. Elements from Girl kit, by Mia Design. Font: DJB Poppyseed.]

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sharing books … the lost symbol, by dan brown

Jennifer, you asked in the comments section if I had enjoyed ‘The Lost Symbol’? In a word, yes! Totally enjoyed it. I picked it up with the intentions of drawing it out and making it last for a week or two, and really relishing the experience, but alas, I read it in two sittings. I […]

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look what came home with me …

They followed me home … really, they did! Aren’t they gorgeous?  The only downside is that they are HUGE cups, and take about a cup and a half of coffee to fill. I’m not sure I really should be drinking that much coffee in one sitting!!! But as they followed me home, there isn’t much I […]

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sharing books … an echo in the bone, by diana garbaldon

I picked ‘An Echo in the Bone’ by Diana Gabaldon up last week, and finished it this afternoon! And guess what, I’m pretty sure there will be a Book 8 … lol, there better be!!! LOVED the continuation of the Claire/Jamie story, though it’s not a kids’ book. I’m not letting the girl near this […]

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almost there …

[Credits: Almost Quickpage freebie, using Grey Skies kit, by [ksharonkdesigns].]

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popping in …

Not sure where the week has disappeared to … but here I am, anyway! I did a little photoshoot of my house the other day, and thought you might like to see my work area …  I had to photograph it this day because it was neat and tidy, lol. It isn’t often like this!!!

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