Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Naughty blogger!

I haven't blogged in a while. And it is late right now. I had a scrapping burst a week and a halh ago and finished four layouts in a weekend. Doing a few challenges for the Little Scrapbook shopbirthday cybercrop helped me get them done!

Have been busy this week trying to get my house furnished and 'decorated.' Am not good at this. I love picking colours and items and really loved working out a colour scheme for our loungeroom.

But I am not used to interior decorating at all. The best part of my married life I have either had very little money (before kids) or kids and a mortgage! LOL!

So I have spent the better part of five year cleaning up and keeping the knick knack and nice household items to an absolute minimum!

Better to not have had it than have it broken or covered in sticky kiddy fingers! But, they are old enough now. They do clean up after themselves and wash their hands when they are dirty, so we have taken the dive and I bought candles and holders ( shock and horror!)I also bought a lovely ceramic vase with stones and some (nice) decorative pieces to go in it!

Furniture arrives on Thursday! Yippee!

I also have lovely big white bookshelves lining one wall of my scraproom!

Here's some of my recent layouts:

Monday, May 14, 2007


The girls were almost as excited as Xmas! "Is it MD yet??" Hallie would ask in the days leading up to Sunday! How cute!

They are the perfect age. I spent the day soaking up their excitment and that would have been enough for me - But no, I also got handmade cards, a gorgeous glittered handprint, soap, Beatles CD and a hair straightner!!

What a lucky Mama!

Here are some of my fave shots from Mother's Day.

Cindy and my niece Sophia
Gran and Sophia
Grumbles and Grace
Hallie and me

Grace asked me today, Monday, "Is it still MD today??"
I wish baby, I wish....

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Our neighbours who were renting the house next door moved yesterday. We weren't particularly close to them but, we were to their kitten - Rabbit.
They had a whole litter, which is where the 'hello kittky' layout came from. But one by one they were given away and this was a great learning experience for our girls. But Rabbit remained and she was so friendly and let the girls carry her around all the time. Grace was particularly attached to her and will miss her alot.
They aren't moving far, so I hope Rabbit doesn't try to come back to visit - It could be rather dangerous!

Friday, May 11, 2007


This is the layout that is an example of one you can create in my class! The class is being held SAturday 19th May. 9 -12 at the store - Ballarat Image Supplies.
If you are not in Balla - have a go at something similar and email me a link to your version!


It's all a bit of fun!!

Hosting dinner tonight with friends. Yummy Mexican....and champers and then some scrapping after the kids go to bed and the boys go out!!
Have a nice weekend everyone, whatever you might be doing!!
Rememeber scrap happy!

Celeste xx

Thursday, May 10, 2007

two cute!

There isn't anything wrong with their eyesight!! Seriously!

A quiet afternoon - what better way to entertain small children than a packet of pipe cleaners!
Hallie didn't really take to the wire from the pipe cleaners jabbing her in the ear so there aren't any photos of her enjoying this experience!

Have also booked my tickets to fly to Sydney for the LSBSretreat in August! So now I just have to pay for the it!

Night all!

Monday, May 7, 2007


I just got my copy of the latest issue of SC in the mail this afternoon and it has my feature in it!
I was really stoked when they asked me to fo a feature using unusual photos! I had a lot of fun taking the shots and creating the layouts to go with it! I credit this feature with helping me to 'simplify' my layouts!

So thanks SC! I have just sat with a cuppa and perused my own feaure as well as the rest of the mag and it was great!

I loved Jill Geraghty-Groves article on stitching and Donna Wild's on 'being uncoventional' - Something I should try more often on my pages!

Fiona's "stroll' layout is just gorgeous and I was there with her when she created it!!

Here are a couple of the layouts that were in the feature.. My brother looks so in love with his little Sophia - doesn't he???


Celeste xx

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Here are my kids playing in what is remaining of the Murray River. Hallie is in water but the twins have mud in their toes!

The photos were taken at Easter. We were in Tocumwal,NSW. Just across the Vic border - where they have only SLIGHT water restrictions! Can you believe it! I was mortified when on this day, a council worker spent 15min hosing the concrete at the local playground, which was on the banks of the LOW Murray!

My friends little boy asked his mother just the other day, "What's a sprinkler?" and Grace told her Dadda off when he washing his hands, " You are wasting water Dadda!"

Thank goodness for the recent rain. Today I am here typing this entry because Hallie's junior school sports got cancelled due to wet weather! It was very shocking, because we are so used not having to worry at all about it! Plus - a fortnight ago the ground was considered too hard for the littlies to play on!! They are actually banned from running at playtimes - because it ruined the extremely dry surface!

Children of the drought. I am going to walk my gilrs across our towns local attraction - Lake Wendouree. We hope they may never see it bone dry in their life again!

Praying for more rain still....

Celeste xx

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


I have been tagged by Sandie and Tash. So here goes:

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I walk the dogs around and around the same park everyday. I really should change up my routine!

2. I love fruit stick lollies and can eat a whole bag in one sitting! Naughty!

3. I have no idea how to load songs onto my IPOD. Thank god for DH!

4. I take off my sneakers without undoing the shoelaces.

5. I love photoshop and can play on it for hours...

6. I love white hot chocolate but have to have them HOT...Not lukewarm. So I ask specifically for them to be HOT - EVERYTIME I order one.. ( How Harry Met Sally Is That???? LOL!)

7. I eat raw beans in the supermarket - EVERYTIME I am there. I love them! Technically it's stealing..SHHHHHHHHHH....

Now 7 people to be tagged?? Hmmmmm... Tara, Helen J, Amanda, Julia, Fiona, Chris M, Deanne. I am naughty and haven't read many blogs lately, so I have no idea whether they have been tagged yet or not! It seem a few have so I have added Emily F, Lisa and Mel N to my list!!

Sorry it took me so long to do it ladies! Here's a fave shot from playing on PS today!

Strawberries Everywhere!

While we were away at Easter we took the girls to visit a local strawberry farm. I wasn't sure how they would cope, out picking them on the hot, cloudless day. - But they were great and it didn't take us long to pick almost a kilo! They had a ball and so did we. The strawberries were yum too!
It's nice to know they are old enough now to enjoy these type of activities. Theme parks in Queensland here we come!