Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Catch up and My first award

It has been pretty busy here and I have not been blogging much at all. Now that school is back things should start to quiet down again soon. I hope....

It has been soooo cold here, yesterday our back yard was covered in hail and we had sleet. It snowed not far from us. I have all the heaters on but with an old house it is so hard to warm it up.

I really don't have any news, I have been working on cupcake orders and some other things which I will be posting about later.

I have just been given my first award. Thanks so much Mandi....
Sweet Mandi from gave me an award.

The Rules Are:
1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you
3) Nominate at least 4 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

I am going to pass the award onto 4 blogs that I love to visit......


Le anne



Monday, 14 July 2008

Fairy Tale Party

It was Mikayla's birthday, I can't believe how fast the years have gone by. Mikayla is such a joy to have she is so loving, giving are caring. She shares my love of creating and enjoys dancing and music. I am enjoying see her grow up into a beautiful girl both inside and out and am so proud of her.

Her birthday is extra special for me as we nearly lost her as a baby. I had a few complications while I was pregnant and she ended up being induced early. If she had not been born on that day she probable would have died, my placenta was breaking up. After we had her we were told there was a chance that she could have developmental problems as they were not sure how much oxygen she had been getting. After lots of prayers she was born healthy and happy she surprised the doctors by being very advanced as a baby and she is now an intelligent healthy 6 year old. (I just got her first report card and am very proud). We gave her the name Shanae as a middle name as it means God is gracious. He heard our prayers.

This week and we threw her a fairytale birthday party.

See the big balloon it was suppose to be the table center piece but when I opened the bag it was sooooo big. So I hung it up here. Don't you just love old houses they have great places to hang things.

This is what I made just before the party to replace the table setting balloon:) Mikayla got a bag of feathers with some books for her birthday so I used them and tied 3 balloons to the bowl.

I covered the table with fairy dust (sprinkles).

These are the party bags Mikayla and I made. We put a sticker on top of the boxes, princess for the girls and toy story and cars for the boys.

A girl in our Church does face painting so I hired her to do face painting.

Mikayla was a mermaid, the back of her dress has a tail and when she lies down she can put her feet in the tail.
Shantelle as a princess
and Aiden was a grown monster in Yoda outfit.

Everyone dressed up. We had such fun lots of games and fun.

My friends moved last week and I was able to grab this it is quite old. I can't wait to do it up. I am hoping our wedding picture will fit in it.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Road Trip

On Friday we went to a little town called Goombungee, I was told there was a cute little cafe and Antique shop there.

Inside smelt soooo nice there were these large basins filled with lovely potpourri

The cake was yummy as well I had a coffee and cheesecake it was so nice I did not realise that it had a layer of caramel between the base and the cheesecake.

I did not buy anything as there was not alot out. The owner is in the process of changing the shop from just and antique shop to cafe/antique shop he told me he had more stuff to put out. So I will go back in a few weeks to check it out.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Lounge room make over part 3

Last night I went back into the lounge room as I just could not rest until it started to look ok. I did some more moving and then went around the house and found things to put around the room.

So here it is. I am not totally happy with it yet still need to add some things and cover the chairs but it is getting there. I am going to leave it like this until I have finished painting the rest of the furniture then I will have a huge house rearrange.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Lounge Make Over Part 2

I posted about my lounge makeover a few weeks ago. You can read about it here and see before photos.

The last 2 days I have been painting the coffee and lamp table. I also finished painting a little corner stand I have been meaning to do up for a while now.

Here is the coffee table painted white, I am going to distress the edges a little once the paint dries a bit more.

Here is the little corner stand I did up I am thinking of putting it here where the chair use to be near the fire place. What do you think?

Now is the tough part I can't decide if I want to put the old lamp table back in the lounge room which holds all my scrapbooks. See other post to see how it looks with books in it.

Or if I want the bedside table as a lamp table.

This is the original table painted white

This is the bedside table.

So what do you think, should I use the old one or go with the bedside table.

Or should I do this or this
or this
or this

I am leaving it like the last 2 photos for now as I have changed it so many times. Maybe once I have put some pretties around I might be able to decide.