Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
2 = the number of games won in the last two seconds by my daughter's basketball team. The Big Girl was the hero in the second one ...
14-15 down with 12 sec to go in the Big Girls basketball match, Cougars have possession. They get the ball down to their goals pass it around until with 1s on the clock it lands in the Big Girls hands. The mum's are all yelling to shoot and she puts it up ... and it lands in the basket. They win 16-15.
It's exciting but my nerves could do with a bit more margin.
5 = the number of swim meets the Little Girl swam in this month. Three were with school ... two of them at MSAC on the same day which necessitated a 7am drop off at school and a 10:30pm finish at MSAC.
5 = the number of school information nights I went to ... yes, I do only have 3 kids.
6 = number of trips to Bunnings. 1 project finished (putting the garden shed on a floor) and 1 still to complete (the pergola).
2 = the number of times we saw the hot air balloons over Melbourne.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
OK, I had this list prepared and it got lost in my drafts folder and I forgot to post in Feb ... oh well.
1. The Blacklist
4. How I Met Your Mother
5. The Block (mainly the reveals and the odd bit here and there during the week)
6. So You Think You Can Dance Australia (again just little bits and pieces)
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Last Easter holidays we travelled to Whistler and China. I had quite a lot of photos and late last year decided that I just needed to get the book done. Around this time I also saw this post about Magazine Style Photobooks. She writes "the success at getting these things made and printed was letting go of perfectionism". So true. So instead of making all her books in photoshop she began to use the pre made layouts in Blurb. I was after a simple book anyway so I decided to give it a go. I worked mostly with the predesigned layouts in bulb booksmart. I decided on a 13X11in landscape image wrap cover. The cover I designed in PSE.
How gorgeous is this lady and her stall, and those huge balls of fairy floss! My favourite photos I included as full pages and put related photos on the facing page.
These are the photos from our factory visit. I had a lot of the opening ceremony and first pour so I picked a layout that had lots of smaller photos.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
This week's links ...1. Since The Big Girl and I read the Hunger Games we have enjoyed reading our way through several YA dystopian series together. We both loved the Divergent series and this link offers up more choices ... Seven More Series for fans of Divergent. Or this 15 Book Series to Read if you Enjoyed the Hunger Games.
2. More reading suggestions: Ten Books You Need to Read in 2014.
3. 9 Ways to bring nature indoors for brown thumbs.
4. How to Capture Memories while Being Part of Them.
5. DIY Whiteboard wall.
Posted by Melissa Stebbins at 8:35 PM
Friday, February 21, 2014
3. The Book Thief
4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
6. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom