Monday, January 28, 2013

My 2013 Word for the Year

I love this idea.. A Word for the Year. This cool concept gave me an opportunity to have a think about what I want to see for myself over the next twelve months.

The word I have chosen is VISION. I want to see my ideas and the things that inspire me to come to life.

For me this will required a great amount of organisation. My problem is that I am busy. Mother of two, cool step Mum too one, working two jobs, and have an adorable husband that is basically only home on weekends.

Not long ago I made the decision to hire someone to help me clean and wahoo, I'm never looking back! I saw this as step one to creating my vision.

This journal is going to help me stay on track. It will be home to sketches, doodling, meeting notes and most likely shopping lists. It will be a constant reminder of what I want to see for myself in 2013.

What is your 2013 Word for the Year and what does it mean to you? I would love to hear.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

That's My Fun Boys

Doing what boys do... I am still amazed as to why boys need to jump all over each other and I love the fact that they never jump on me! 

As I look at these photos I feel like the luckiest Mother in the world. This photo shoot was so much fun.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Established in 1979

I don't often scrapbook myself. I'm not sure why, I guess its because I have a beautiful family that inspires me to create and I'm usually the one behind the camera. But sitting on my office floor, because I couldn't even find my desk, I began to think about who I am in 2013. Mother, wife, teacher, friend was a few things that came to mind. With these thoughts I created this layout.

I hope you can get a few quite moments to reflect upon who you are in 2013 and create something beautiful.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Living Doll

From the moment she was born she has been my living doll. How beautiful is this paper range! Love!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Photos are Magic

Not so long ago these photos were taken on a family photo shoot. The day and the location was ordinary, but as I was laying there having a moment with my beautiful daughter I thought that these sequence of photos will not only be important to me, they will be treasured by my daughter, her daughter and maybe many more daughters after that. That is the MAGIC of a photo.

I sit now with my father who is piecing together his heritage and the few images he manages to find and rare and precious. I feel blessed to live in an age where the advancements in technology allows us to record and document our lives. That connections to family and heritage will be easily accessed for generations to come.

What would we do without photos, they tell stories, ignite memories, make us laugh, make us cry, they inspire us, teach us, strengthen families and make our houses homes.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Sleep Now Angel

I was up late last night completing this layout. Overdosed on super yummy cool mints and crazy scrappin mess, I walked away and thought to myself this layout is going to be one of those that you look at the next day and think "what creative planet was I on last night?"

As I sleepily stumbled into my office this morning I was pleasantly surprised and as the day has gone on this layout is becoming one of my favorites.

My angel baby girl sleeps like this every night with her chubby little arms wrapped tightly around 'bubby'. I have a lot to thank bubby for. She gives my little girl comfort and companionship when I cannot.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I have big (or not so big ) expectations for 2013. My hope is that the year is full of memorable happy moments, that the hurdles that come with life are not too big and that each of my family and friends experience something amazing so that 2013 is remembered.

My hopes for the new year are simple, but I believe that if they can be achieved or conquered might be a better word, they will change my life and I will become a happier and healthier me.

1. Moving more and eating less!
2. Earlier nights
3. Be more organised
4. Kick off  'Date Night'

2013 Day 1... "Here I come!"