Sunday, December 30, 2012

what's the buzz ?

So all in all this year hasn't been too bad .
It hasn't been fantastic but life isn't perfect .

The best thing I did in 2012 was to give up smoking .
I didn't say anything earlier because I wanted to see if I could
do it and I have for almost 7 months .
To say that I am thrilled is an understatement .

I moved my kids to a different school so we have all been adjusting to this change.
Some of you already know that I picked up some casual work that
has turned into almost full time work .
The hours are all over the place and it is physically exhausting work
for an old chook like me but I'm really enjoying it .

So with all this stuff  going on my crafting and in
turn my blog has taken a back seat.
I did think (for a sec) about letting my blog go .
I tweet , and use pinterest and facebook but my blog is
the place that affects me the most .
So next year I need to pace myself a bit .
I'll still be posting a few times a week but I would like
to get more of my readers involved .
Would you like me to host and/or promote a giveaway for you ?
Would you like an honest opinion/review on your product ?
Would you be interested in more swaps ?
What about a craft competition ?
What's the buzz ?
Contact me here if you like .
Don't be shy I won't sting you in fact I'm allergic to bees
which is why I used so many bee photos in this post .
If I needed to risk my life taking these photos I'd
better use lots to make it worthwhile .
Happy happy New Year may it be everything you need it to be x

Monday, December 24, 2012

christmas 2012

Are you still up ?
It's after 10 pm here and I am nowhere near ready
for the big day tomorrow .
What about you , are you on top of things ?
I'm looking forward to a few days just relaxing .
Are you going away or staying home ?
Why wouldn't I want to stay home when this sight
greets me in the mornings .
Travel safely and have a Merry Christmas xx

Sunday, December 16, 2012

under the christmas tree

This time next week it will be Christmas Eve !
This will then be our last Under The Christmas Tree .
Thanks to everyone who shared their crafts and Christmas goodies .
Also a big thanks to those who tripped around blogland and
visited and commented on every link .
I'd love to see this week to be our biggest ever so
if you have any craft or decorations or cooking to share
leave your link and we'll be around to wish you Merry Christmas !

Friday, December 14, 2012

knock knock

I had the morning off .

I knew that I had to do some housework but
really I couldn't be bothered.

So I combined cleaning and craft and
covered the dirty door with paper doilies ..
win , win !

Even the cat was impressed .
I just used paper doilies and double sided sticky tape .
The trick is to use small pieces of tape and secure it on the frilly
edges so you really can't see it even from the outside .

Monday, December 10, 2012

under the christmas tree

How crazy is this time of year !
I've taken some casual work on and because it's in
retail I have been getting lots of work and get home
all tuckered out . So I haven't been visiting or blogging and
to be honest my family are lucky to be fed .
What's going on with you ?
Are you all relaxed and happy ?
Or just busy but still happy ?
Have you been getting ready for Christmas ?
Have you made some food or decorations , gifts or cards ?
Would you like to share what you've done ?
Just add your link here and show everyone .
So many questions from me this week , can you tell I've missed you ?

Monday, December 3, 2012

under the christmas tree

Hello again !
So sorry that sometimes I'm a bit late getting the tree up
but things around here are as chaotic as ever and now
my poor elderly father in law has been very unwell .
Please keep 90 year old Bill in your thoughts x
Do you have some craft or cooking or gifts or recipes to share ?
Please add your link here so we can all see .
Last week we had a lot of you playing and I do apologise
for not leaving a comment for all of you but I did visit
all the fantastic links , thanks so much .
Three weeks till Christmas eve , I'd better get a move on !

Sunday, December 2, 2012

tidying up my balls

I've been known to be a little crazy about my Christmas lights .
Each year when it's time to take my 1000s of solar lights down
I give them a dust off , remove the battery and wrap each set
carefully in their own bag which is then labeled coloured or white.
This fussiness has never extended to the inside house decorations
or really inside the house at all anywhere.
Last year I started to address this by threading some of the balls on
a thin piece of ribbon when I packed them away .

It didn't take long before it grew ..

and grew

and grew .

Now when you walk in the front door you can't miss this

and if you look up when you sit in my husband's chair you see this

and if you so happen to walk past the loungeroom you see it like this .
I never knew getting organised could make me this happy !