Friday, September 26, 2014


One of the unexpected joys of being a part of the Jot Team
is the opportunity to scrap some topics and subjects I may not have otherwise.
Each issue Kim presents us with a list of galleries that will be featured...its up to us to "put our hand up" if would like to contribute.

Some of my most favourite stories have been told this way.... often my layouts have become more about the 'subject'... than the photo or product...and I really like that.

The latest issue.... which if you haven't already can be found in this 'post here' .

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Argh... life has been CRAY-ZEE!
Luckily though.. I chose to use a Heidi Swapp Memory Planner to record my year.
Its so easy and doable..
it only takes an afternoon to print off some photos and jot in the details..
Here is our August... I kept it simple.. and just got those memories down.

... and now its time to think about September!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jot Magazine issue 7

Its out!!
....and its a rip snorter.

I love each and every issue... the chance to make myself a cuppa and settle in for a read... then the inspiration that follows as I am blown away by all the amazing work created on each and every page.

This issue is once again jam packed...
the Jot Girls blow me away...and the additional contributions are sensational !!

..and the best bit is you  can read it for free......

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Gosh another month ticks by and its challenge time again over at the Jot Magazine site...
you may have noticed last months challenge was a little different...
the old 'mood board' challenge was replaced with a new challenge called the 

So this month brings a brand new Something challenge... 
its a beautiful soft board... I hope it inspires you as much as it did me...
So I played along....

Floral – paper and flowers
Blue – studio calico paper and mist
Chevron – mask and mist
New – word cut with my new Silhouette toy!

We would love you to join in...
You can find the challenge details ( HERE) at Jot Magazine...

Friday, September 05, 2014


Of all the the toys... entertainment....comfy chairs...and  places to sit
that we have at Nan and Pops...
this box has been a favourite this week.

I've been cleaning out..culling...and throwing away....
 but before this box made the recycling it was put to use as the TV watching spot of choice.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


So it happened....
our baby girl turned 21 !

It seems only yesterday she was born.. our little blonde blue eyed girl...
who has given us so much joy and pride.

She is kind..generous...hardworking and reliable..
she loves us all with every inch of her being..and we love her back.

So we threw a party...
Brent and Alex kindly provided the venue and the invites went out.

We had an amazing night...with family...and friends...
Kate all the way from Queensland was a huge surprise.
Obviously it was themed..
we all came dressed as something beginning with "B"

I have shared a few of the photos from the night...
obviously there were many many more..
but this is a little recap of her night.

We are SO very proud of our Briony Jane...
and cant wait to see what the next 21 years brings...
Love Mum and Dad xxxx

Sunday, August 17, 2014


I tell you what... the weather yesterday was ridiculous...
Cold...steady rain...and mud!
It was SO NOT our typical weather... we are almost always dry here..
so when Lachie found he was racing at Renmark this weekend... James and Kel were looking forward to a nice dry track and some pleasant spectating 
(and I'm sure Lachie was looking forward to a nice dry track too)  
Instead of that... poor Lach had to race in a quagmire..
and we poor spectators weren't that chirpy either.
Although it was a lot fun to see it all in action.

 The girls loved a catch up with Evie regardless of the weather...
So it was smiles all round for them.