Friday, December 31, 2010

My Wishes for YOU

Happy New Year!!
May your year be filled with
JOY and
{photo taken in Parys, on a gravel farm road,aka  the "this is the life i dream of"}

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Our Weekend{plus some photos}

We decided to take a day trip to Parys on Sunday morning, about 200km away.
We started off at Hoi Poloi, having a lovely breakfast.  I had their SUPER Berry flapjacks with crispy bacon,just devine. What I love about restaurants like these is the fact that you can actually taste what you are eating, you can taste each and everything in your plate, sometimes i get the idea some of these places cook all their food in one pan, because all of it taste the same. This place is really exquisite.

We visited a few shops like these and there are plenty, let me tell you!

The river is coming down nicely, after the rain they had in the Free State.

Took my mom and dad along, they enjoyed the outing:)

Then, we stepped into this shop, the Candy Man.  Oh my word!!  Sweets galore, i only took these stolen pics, most of the shops you are not allowed to take pictures. So this is like 10% of the sweets that is actually in this shop.

I liked the atmosphere of this shop, just like a little farm stall.

Just one of the buildings in the main street.

This cross caught my eye at the entrances of a shop, they sell beautiful things, from handbags to crockery.

We ended the day by booking  a spot next to the river for just after Christmas.

This cake stand with dome, my mom bought me for Christmas, it is early I know, she will wrap it!!lol!! But I just fell in love with it, the minute I saw it! I can just see a lovely cheesecake under this one;) She bought it at a German shop, just out of town on Saturday.
For now, this is all I have to say!
Hope you are doing well and enjoying your preparations for Christmas:)
I am MISSING my Megan, I work a bit, cry a bit:(

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Update on a Project and some shopping and gifts

Ok, I forgot about this one!{thanks Helen!for reminding me!!}
This was Megan's project for Art and Design, last term, they had to make a handbag.
She decided on a simple pattern of a shopping bag and decorated it.
She used plain canvas and sprayed it with a brush and paint, in different colours.
She had a photo printed of herself in canvas too, sewed it onto the bag.
She used cotton material to add some colours, made some flowers out of felt and also used some of MY rub-ons! Decorated some more with buttons and so on. The handles she used plain cord and covered it with yards and yards of ribbons, which she tied up. This cord and ribbon she took with her, whenever we were driving, just so that she could get it all tied up! I just love it!!

The back of the bag!

                   This bag I bought at China Mall, oh my gosh, they have got BEAUTIFUL things there.

Some of the shoes we bought there, not one pair over R100.

Then, some scrapping shopping, just a few things, bit of flowers from Prima, Paper from Making Memories, Pink Paisley and some butterflies and blings;)

Then, last, but not least!
My Birthday gift from hubby, a Polar Heart Rate Monitor!
He know me too well, by selecting a Pink one!
So now I can update my exercising.
And that girlie's is all for now!
I am busy with a lovely tray as a gift for some family.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Update{birthday lunch}

Hallo everybody!
Yet again, long time, no blogging.
This was the day we had today, RAINY, the whole morning till after 3 the afternoon.
And to top it all, I had my Birthday lunch.
I am only having my birthday tomorrow, but had the lunch today,
because of the Monday.
I was very bad, by not taking much photos.
But on my menu:
Barbecued Chicken
Pasta salad, normal screwed noodles with a VERY nice curry sauce.
Potato salad, with mustard dressing with added bacon and egg.
Greek salad.
Bread, which was little Garlic Balls,lovely.
For desert, I made little meringue nests, filled with cream cheese and berry filling, bite sized sponge cakes,covered in cream and white chocolate dressing.
I also made a very GOOD tasting punch, consisting of lemonade, berry juice, champagne and pieces of apple and berries.
We all had a great time and I received some very nice gifts.

Well, NO, I do not have a wish list for tomorrow, how bad is that??Huh?
I will wait for the surprise, although we did take off to a very nice shopping spree at the China Mall in Johannesburg, I am telling you, there you can shop until you drop!!!
OK, but this is just a short post, telling you that I am still alive, I will have to post some pis soon.
Enjoy your evening:)
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Some Christmas Jewelery{and some chatter}

I decided for this year's Christmas I will include some handmade gifts too. I saw this idea in a local magazine and decided to give it a go. This is my first bracelet watch:)
 I also finished this necklace last night, purple is not my favorite colour, but it is SO trendy this season:)
Yet again, it is so easy to please a lady with some gifts, but the men remain a problem for me.

We had some lovely rain, the past two days.
The sky is still packed with clouds, so maybe some more later today:)
My Megan is finished with her exams, she only had to write 3 subjects, the other lot she graduated, no need to write them, this only happens in grade 10.
She got invited by a friend to join them for a 10 day holiday in Cape Town, hubby and I agreed that she could go, BUT this will fall in Christmas time:( She will not be here then. . . It is hard, but I want her to have some fun too, during the holidays. Some people might disagree, but I always try never to stand in front of her, but behind her, she is growing up and I should let go, slowly but surely.
Enough of that.
You all, have a great weekend and make sure to add some CREATIVITY!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cutie{a layout for a friend} and something I could not resist

 I created this layout for my friend in Pretoria, she and her family came to visit one weekend and went through my photos and found this one. Once again, paper from out my archives and the flowers are just odd ones i bought at the craft shop, they were white,so i gave them some mist. Few Enmarc Rub-ons and there you go, my gift to her:)
Then, on another note, I went to buy some odds and ends at the Spar with my hubby today and as I passed, my eye caught this top or dress, whatever you want it to be! I just had to have it!! This little shop has got the most beautiful things and the creator of this dress is just so talented and very creative. She has got her own line of clothing, Viva la Vida. She has a contract with the shop, so she does not supply to the individual.
Hubby of course can't understand why we should pay so much for things like this.
But then again, the expression on my face: PRICELESS!!lol!!
Have a nice day!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Giant Beauty(Double Page Layout}

The Elephants are my favorite to photograph whenever we go for a trip in the game reserve. Because of the huge close-up being so grey, I decided to use red as a background.  And who said you cannot add bling to a elephant layout?
I did. . .
And for the life of me, I can't remember the range of paper that I used!!
What I do know is that I am now really digging in deep into my stash, so for a while it will be NEW photos with OLD stash!lol!!
I hope that you are enjoying a lovely Sunday:)
Thanks for popping by.xx

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Best Friends of the Family{2 Page Layout}

I started with the single page thing a while ago, now a double page seems to be a challenge, I struggled to connect my pages to avoid looking like a school project, don't know if i succeeded?? I used odd photo's of the doggies, some of them got mist on, since they were sitting on my workspace, while doing another page!lol!!
We had some lovely rain, mother earth got cooled of very well, it was really sooo hot here!!
You have a super day!!
Thanks for coming by.
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Monday, November 8, 2010

I will ALWAYS be your friend{a layout}

I am trying to get into the scrapping mode again.
I have been wanting to use this photo for a long time.
So I played with some new Cosmo Cricket paper, Enmarc die-cuts and the alphas are from American Crafts.

Thanks for having a look:)
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Something is better than Nothing{@ sixteen you u are still my cupcake.}

Hallo you girls!!
Hope you had a great weekend.
I have not posted anything, once again, but now I thought something is better than nothing.
Did this layout, last night, used Kaiser craft paper and some odds and ends of embellishments.

This is what is going on in my life lately:We are organizing the school's trip for the athletes going to America! Yes Megan will be going to America next year March/April for 3 weeks.
She is also playing for trials for the under 18 North West Hockey team, this is tough, since she is only 16, but until now she is still in the group.
Me, I was recommended to go for an Insulin Intolerance Test,been feeling tired lately and getting bad headaches, after eating things like fruit, which is high in sugar.
Well, it is almost Christmas once again, I cannot believe this, we were still celebrating soccer the other day!
I have been reading A mother's Hope by Francine Rivers and got my hands on the second one, A Daughters Dream, BEAUTIFUL. I must admit this book is keeping me from doing a lot of things, but I am almost done.
I also realised this weekend, that when you fell of the blogging wagon, it is HARD to get up again, but with enough inspiration, you can do it!
I was reading through some blogs and I got some of it back, by reading the blogs of Helen, her scrapping is out of this world, then receiving a lovely comment from Pearl and finally, checking out the blog from Lynette, drooling over her new scrap room, thanks for your inspiration girls!
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Top Rated

The High School had their Matric Farewell this weekend.  They make space for spectators to go and view all the dresses coming down the aisle, since hubby went off fishing, we decided to go and have a peek. I took hundreds of photos and chose my top 12. Number 9 is my favorite, which one is yours??
I thought this year, the guys looked much more handsome than last year.
I am sure some of these dresses made a large hole in the wallets of the parents;)
I have 2 years to save up!
Thanks for looking:)
Have a nice evening.
{i am following Sky News, the rescuing of the 33 miners}

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hallo, my name is Tania, I am a Self Confessed: BAD BLOGGER

Hallo Everybody!!
I hope you have been good.
I am doing well, a bit overwhelmed, but it is going great.
First of all, it is REALLY HOT!!
It is making feel very tired and not up to anything, but I am dragging myself!!
We experienced some tragedy as well, the past two weeks, a very dear friend of my husband, committed suicide, my husband was and still is heartbroken, the truth is unknown of why he did this.

On another note, my friend Thania finished her cycle tour from Vereeniging, to Durban. Can you believe it?? I can feel the pain in my bum.
Megan is doing great, no complaints.

Then, I kept myself busy with this:
Yes, I made all this myself!! I am so proud of myself, it was hard work, stiff arms at the end, but it was all worth while.
I used 15meters of organza to cover the 2 pipes and also made the dummy blind myself.
I also had new blinds installed in the windows, the window looks so much bigger now.
I got some prices from decoraters and just decided that it was all just too expensive.
The material, pipe and blinds cost me under R1200.00 They charge me R150 per meter to do this. Excluding the blinds.
Ok, I know, I have been bad at commenting, BUT tomorrow, will be my day of catch up!!
Hope you all are having a Suuuuper week!!


Sunday, September 19, 2010