I'm about to make some last minute shopping for pressies... I really hope it's not insane out there in the malls! Thank God I did half of my shopping on-line in the beginning of November.
I am looking forward to two Christmas feasts this week, one at my lovely in-laws and one hosted by me - for the first time! Its going to be fun! I'll make sure I share photos with you all.
My camera lens is not communicating with my camera (most of the time), after many attempts to dry and wet clean it, I may have to buy a good simple point and shoot camera to get me through the holiday season, before I'm in any position to fix or buy a new Canon!
Next week I will be on Holiday in some part of the North Island, planned by my husband who wants to surprise me. But that plan didn't work when the property manager called to confirm his booking at such and such place with me! I laughed! ...at least he tried, and there's actually a second destination too.
When I get back from holiday I will have three weeks to pack every single little thing inside my home for the big move. Still don't know where we are moving to - oh boy! But there are two main reasons why we have to move. Change of lifestyle and we want more for our money, Auckland is an expensive place to own a home at the moment. Some of you have asked why all of sudden, especially after doing the place up finally. Well the idea of selling our house motivated us to get the place finished and styled, in hope of getting a better price and it worked! We got an offer the day after it was listed with the agent (actually we ended up with two offers before it went unconditional!), a real answer to our prayers! Thanks to those for encouraging me to be brave with the move.
Some of you may have noticed why I was selling my new release scrapbook collections on here, and may have suspected a change of stores. You're right to suspect that! I left Twopeas In A Bucket a while ago, due to the fact they concentrate a whole lot more on the traditional side of scrapbooking, and with that came a few disadvantages for me with the promoting and marketing side. I am still thankful for making the move there a couple of years ago though, because it sure opened up a few doors for me, and the people there are lovely. I am now in the position to run my own store and a number of facts have helped me see that this is the best solution for me. So there's something to look forward to! & watch out for some cool collaborations too!
Oh and there's another store launching in January too! Giving you the chance to own a Vinnie Pearce product. The name, the site and date will all be revealed at a later date (sorry for teasing - but you know me). If you are a retailer and would like to check out samples of my products, please visit my booth(5052) at the - 4 - 6th March 2012 ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane Auckland
Wow - that's a lot to fit into for the next two months! I didn't even mention my weight-loss goals and my growing desire to scrapbook more! I'm sad to say that I have lost focus on both! I am hoping after January I can refocus on these areas again.
Hello everyone! Some of you already know this... but our house has sold! We have been talking, thinking and praying about this for a couple of years now. It went unconditional a few weeks ago and we have till the end of January to find a new place. We have a couple of options but nothing concrete. Anyway I know I said I would share some of my living room projects with you all, but I just can't right now, so please forgive me for this! I will however show you the photos... I think you've waited long enough... heehee - I've waited long enough for it to actually look like this! And now we have to move! Crazy I know, but I'm confident I can re-create the look else where and better.
So here are the before pics -
and a really terrible view from the other corner, I took a blurry photo then sharpend it like mad - sorry about that, not sure why I settled for that, but you get the idea anyway.
What I love most about this makeover is the gallery wall. I wanted to find away to make that wood-burner less in your face, so I bought or painted frames in black and created a gallery of memories and special collected pieces. I love it so So much!
I'm hosting my daughters 5th birthday at the beach this Sunday afternoon! Today I created this mood board and some print-ables to use on the day, which I will make available for you all to download in another post. Doing this helps me see that everything is going to fit together and how it will all look on the day, even though I'm not using the exact same products for some items. It's the colour, shape and textures I want to see together.
I found this picture on pinterest while looking for inspiration, I'm going to swap the frame for a pretty hula hoop and maybe place some butterflies on it too. Hopefully my camera will be faithful on the day, because I keep getting "Clean the lens Contact's" error message, and I have dry cleaned it already. I might purchase a proper kit before the day though, just in case.
I have lots of shopping to do for both the birthday, aaaand for the Christams dinner, which will be at my place this year!(for the first time) SO much to do right now... but its worth it for all the fun and smiles that come afterwards.
Thought I'd show you what my kitchen looks like. I don't have many or decent before photos. Only what I have below. We only put a wall up to block off the entrance and left everything as it was when we moved in.
It was in pretty good condition already the kitchen, as you can see - This picture was taken through the entrance when it used to exist. Checkout the after photo now! So as you can see, not many changes, except the wall, the stunning teal accent colour and my floors have been freshly mopped... I think! The details
So here's the giveaway. Guess what item from the pictures above, will be available next year for all the world to purchase designed by me. Write it in the comments section of this post and I will announce the winner, next week Wednesday(nz time) 9pm.
Increase your chance of winning! If you mention this giveaway on your blog, forum or facebook page, you can enter again for an increased chance of winning. Just copy your post link on to your next posted comment! You can enter as many times as you like, just make sure you have a valid link mentioning this giveaway.
Entries close 5.00pm Wednesday 14th Dec 2011. Product will be shipped once the store has launched, which will be some time early next year.