Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A little bit of Crafting...........

So I am not sure how many of you are into crafts but Nora at Just Make stuff has a course up now to help you craft up some christmas magic!

Here is an excerpt from her blog:

12 Tags for Christmas is focused on making holiday preparations fun. The class will also include an organizational component with plenty of resources to help you make all of your lists and check them twice!

The cost is $12 USD which includes twelve different days of gift tag making themes that will be shared on a private class blog on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from November 5th until November 30th. The class will also include numerous PDF files that you can download to create your own holiday lists, party planning, and much more.
There will also be giveaways each day from amazing class sponsors like rubber stamps from Catslife Press and new holiday collection items from Life Love Paper.
You can purchase the class by clicking the Pay Pal link on her blog. You will receive an e-mail later next week with a link to the blog and password so you'll be already to start holiday planning on November 5th.

So if you would love to to create like the lovely Nora - go sign up for the course now - it starts in a few days time - I'm enrolling!

The List Updated!!!!

WOW - I haven't updated this list since July and with just over a month to my birthday (yah me!) I thought I better see where I am at. comments in Red:

Bit of a boring read probably but more for my records!

44 Things to do before Turning 44!
1. Lose 12 kgs this year - (10/12) Start 118kg
Ekk this is a lost cause at the moment as I am back to only 2 kilos lighter than a year ago!!!

2. Attend 2 walking events Not important now

3. Visit a Naturopath
I haven't visited a Naturopath as such but I did go to the health food shop and got some supplements so I will call this  partially done!

4. Get a manicure-
Done 03.02.12

5. Get a pedicure
Done 03.02.12

6. Have a facial
NOPE  - bummer and not likely to be achieved in time either

7. Purchase an expensive perfume
NOPE - and another not likely to be achieved - in fact I haven't purchsed any perfume at all!

8. Purchase Goddess Leonie Circle Subscription ($99 USD)
Purchased 02.07.12

9. Listen to and complete the E-courses of Goddess Leonie’s
I am about to commence my first course on this one, I will transfer this over to the new list and see how many more I can complete

10. Purchase Gala Darlings Radical Self Love Boot camp ($100 USD)
Purchased 02.02.12 for USD$50.00 - SO VERY HAPPY NOW!

11. Begin the Process of Radical Self Love
Began 03.02.12

12. Purchase a new CD Not important now

13. Visit the Dentist
A BIG FAT NO!!!! But needs to be done!!!

14. Complete one week without saying anything mean about someone else each month
First month - not good! Second Month - Good! Third Month - Good! 4th Month - Good! 5th Month - Good!6th Month - Good! HAve deemed this one not important anymore as I am no longer as angry at work!

15. Go to Caluzzi Bar with Friends
A fanatastic night in September was enjoyed at Caluzzi with great friends!!

16. Go to one theatre event
Didn't make it - funds got a bit tight!

17. Attend an auction house auction
It didn't happen but still would like to attend one - maybe next year.

18. Go to at least three different markets (Farmers or Craft)
1.Attended Clevedon Farmers Market 29.01.12 - okay-bit expensive.
2.Attended Pukekohe Farmes Market 25.02.12 - Great market lot of goodies
 Didn't get to number three but will still try and attend a different market this summer!

19. Go to the movies at least 5 times either solo or with someone
OH how sad am I didn't go at all in the last 11 months!!!

20. Attend a community/night class (belly Dancing?)
NOPE!!!! Nothing caught my eye!

21. Try a new alcoholic cocktail
I tried three new ones at Caluzzi!

22. Get Courtney’s Album completed up to end of 2010 at least
still needs to be done! - but won't be completed within the month

23. Get Liam’s Album completed up to end of 2010 at least
still needs to be done! - but won't be completed within the month

24. Complete Heritage Album
still needs to be done! - but won't be completed within the month

25. Ensure all old photos are in my album
still needs to be done! - but won't be completed within the month

26. Have a weekend away with Angela scrapbooking
At her house with no children 7/8th January

27. Hand make 2012 Christmas cards
still needs to be done! - Should be done as I like to post our my Christmas cards on the 1st of December!

28. Complete Courtneys X-stitch for Angela
still needs to be done! - but won't be completed within the month

29. Finish Sewing on Guide Blanket
still needs to be done! - but won't be completed within the month

30. Attend a local concert
30.01.12 Hello Sailor At Papakura

31. Have a BBQ at our place - NOPE!!!!

32. Have three different sets of friends over for dinner
1. Juliet and kids over for dinner in February
NOPE Didn't happen but we went to other peoples placed quite a bit!

33. Travel somewhere in NZ – not soccer related!
Kapiti Dance Champs 16/17 March

34. See an outdoor movie - NOPE!!!

35. Take the kids up the sky tower ($50.00 for3, $61 for Family Pass-4)
Done 31.01.12

36. Take Nana out at least 3 times
1. High Tea with Cousins and Nana 11.02.12
2. Drive to Pukekohe for Shopping 10.03.12
3. Lunch with Blakes Ladies and Nana 10.06.12

37. Organise and action at least 3 family outings
1. 24.12.11 Stardome Observatory
2. 29.02.12 All Whites versus Jamaica at Mt Smart Stadium
Crickey just could find another to do - altho we did all go away with Liams soccer team to Taupo so partial count!

38. Got to at least 6 other Ceroc franchise classes.
1. Pakuranga Class 9/1/12 $15.00
Another sad sack I am - no other Ceroc classes attended!

39. Attend at least 2 other Ceroc franchise workshops
Ladies Workshop in Lorne Street 04.02.12 $30.00
Styling Workshop in Onehunga 19.02.12 $30.00

40. Declutter 100 Items – Can be sold, thrown, given away (100/100)
Achieved 04.06.12

41. Get our Wills up to date - Not yet done!!!!

42. Remove overdraft - NOPE!!!!

43. Reduce spending on Visa
Janaury - success! February - not as good! March - not good! April - so so!May -opps! June got payment from club so visa now back to managble level!
Rest of the year wasn't the best! - will try again in the new year!

44. Increase repayments to PSIS Overdraft
DONE 04.01.12 Increased from 50 to 100 per month

Updated 31.10.12

So thats it - now to compile the new list - lets hope I achieve more next year!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Buzz on the Web

I have a few linky loves for you that I have located on my computer - hope you enjoy them:

Zen Habits explores - How to wait less

How to loose weight - the sparkly self love way

Are you open to the world???

Want to know how to organise stuff without spending money - I sure do!

Some strategies to getting healthy.

20 Things life is too short to tolerate!

Are you open to the world???

How normal are you??

Mindful Simplicity!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Inspirational Quotes

Allfrom Courage Hope Strength Website

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Titbits from a ten year old..........

My lovely son Liam comes out with the funniest things sometimes:

Last night at dinner I was pouring myself a glass of milk to have with dinner.

Liams says - "What! do you drink that raw???" (meaning the milk)

I reply - "of course thats how your drink it - how else do you drink it???"
Liams reply - "You know with sugar and milo????"


Monday, October 1, 2012

90 Day Transformation Project

Head on over to  A life of Perfect Days to sign up for the 90 Day Transformation Project

It will hopefully help you make your dreams come true!

Go check it out today as Day one started today!!

Good Luck