Thursday, 29 October 2009

Some more creative time

Whilst I was off and found I had free time, I created the Bird House with the Duchess Papers and re-created a Christmas Layout with the Dear Santa Papers.

Close up of Bird House

and re-created a Christmas Layout with the Dear Santa Papers.

All I want for Christmas

This week has been so busy! We have finished on side of the fence with one side to go, we have had a new air con go in just in time for summer as our last one died at the end of summer last year.. Lucky for us we didn't need it during the year as we have the fire... This weekend we will be fencing again all weekend to do our other fence, though I have to say, the cream colourbond with the black trim looks awesome... Makes our yard look even bigger than it already is.. we have a 1300 m2 block, which is practically all backyard. 55metres is just one of the side fences! Yes pretty big for a suburban block, and we back onto 100's and 100's of acres, so no back neighbours, just the two side ones. We are going to leave the back fence open with a wooden post and rail fence (something like horse studs have), so it doesn't block out our beautiful view.

On that note I am also back to working at the salon in the morning, looking so forward to getting back there, missing the girls terribly. Lucky for me I did go in yesterday and had some maintenance done before starting again, so got a little fix from seeing the girls...

I hope you all have a brilliant weekend, for me it will be more fencing!!!

Take care, chat soon Lisxx

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Heartbreaker Layout

Tonight I will be teaching my Heartbreaker Layout at The Creative Craft Shack at Medowie. Please make sure that if you want to join us, that you ring and book your spot!! So excited to go back and teach after having three weeks off..

See you all tonight!!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Hunter Valley Gardens.

Today I took my mum, Aunty and my two boys to the Hunter Valley Gardens. My mum has had my Aunty staying with her for the past three weeks now, taking care of her while she recoups, we had ops on the same day, just in different states! LOL! She fell down a flight of stairs and shattered her left shoulder. Has 10-11pins and 1 plate. Twice a week I take them somewhere, whether it is out to a cafe somewhere just for a coffee, a drive around the coutryside, lunch at Blackbutt Reserve, and today it is HVG! Aunty Trish hadn't been here before, so it seemed like the place to go!

Just some of the pics I took from HVG!

We had such a lovely day! Took nearly two hours to walk around the whole gardens. The boys absolutely loved the Storybook Garden! It had statues all through the gardens of characters out of old storybooks, like Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Pussy in the Well, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Little Bo Peep, Alice in Wonderland, etc... Fantastic!!!

A few of the HVG Storybook pics

Though in saying that we did miss two displays, as Aunty Trishs arm was aching and the boys were getting restless... After the gardens, we went and had some lunch then ventured over the other side of HVG where the village is, and shopped at the Chocolate Shop, the British Lolly Shop, and had a look in all the other shops. Finally we decided to take another break, grabbed an icecream and waffle and parked ourselves in the shade right beside the kids playarea, and let the kids have a play for half an hour before going home.
We were pooped! Didn't get home until 5.30pm! The kids crashed in the car on the way home! Bliss! Least I know we will all sleep well tonight! Tomorrow is the start of putting up the new fences. Wonder how far we will get???

What are you up to over the weekend? Hope its something good???

Love Lisxx

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Speaking of Christmas....

Thought I'd better get some quick Chrissy portraits done of the boys! Have a Chrissy layout I want to get done using the new Kaisercraft Dear Santa papers, so out comes the Chrissy Hats and out comes the camera.

Trav - you are way too sweet!

Cooper you are way to cute and cheeky!!

Well this is going to be my mission today! Get some scrapping done! Then what I don't get finished! Finish on Friday! Looking very forward to Friday! A day home alone! Grant will be at work, Trav and Coop both at School! WOW! Can't remember the last time this happened! Scrap day bring it on!!!

What do you like to do when you have a day all to yourself????

Chat soon


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

A Boy??? A Girl???

I decided to do some spring cleaning, and go through the kids wardrobes, bookcases, toyboxes and once I had finished sorting and tidying there, I started on my room. Well of course Cooper had to be right in the middle of it all. Too funny! Here I was sorting out my underwear, socks and swimmers drawers when Coop strips off and starts putting on my stuff! Oh I was in stitches. In the end he was happy with a purple pair of my G's and one of my tops of a tankini. Well I was in hysterics. He was posing, and struting his stuff in front of the wardrobe mirrors.

I then told his to go and show daddy, and to start off with daddy was horrified, his son dressing in girls clothes, but after he got over his macho ways, he too found it funny. Who could resist with the posing! Anyway, we headed back inside, I grabbed my camera and here he was working his poses for the camera too! Way too funny! But beware, some pics are graphic! LOL!

OMG Cooper, you are way too funny!

The joys of little boys!!! OK Baack to it! Better go and finish off my room now!!! Then onto the toys in the loungeroom and back room! Its like Toys r us in this house!!! And Christmas is coming!!! Need to make room for the new!!! LOL!

Hope you got some laughter today from these pics!!

Take care, chat soon


Tuesday, 20 October 2009


This is the last layout that Leanne will be teaching and I will be back in full swing next week! Yeh!!! Thanks so much Leanne, you are a real gem! I will also be back at the salon too as of the 30th October! So looking forward to going back to work, so missing all the girls at the salon! Thanks Janet for looking after my Fridays for me! Best boss in the world!!!
So tonights class is my Clogs Class! So love the Babushka range from Kaiser! And these papers fitted perfectly with the pic of my Mother in Law in Clogs while she went back home for a visit! She is Dutch! Hope you girls can make it, and make sure you have in your diaries to come visit me next Tuesday night!
This week has also seen me order in a new air con, which will arrive and be installed next week. Our Fences also arrived and are safely in storage in our shed. Fingers crossed the weather will be all good for Sunday, and Grant can start to put them up! Be so nice to have a fence again, but will miss the view of the back paddocks.... Travis has gone back to school this week, so its back to one child. Though in saying that I have enrolled Cooper in two days next week. Mondays and Fridays. Pity I work both those days! LOL! Have also done some scrapping this week. Finished a layout using the Rewind Kaiser papers and some Christmas Cards using the Christmas Carnival Papers. Now just to finish my Christmas Layout using the Dear Santa Kaiser papers and my Birds House using the Duchess Kaiser papers. Will post pics soons...

Sneaky Peak of Rewind layout
Sneaky Peak of Christmas Carnival cards
Please drop me a line if you read my blog, say Hi, let me know what you have been up to, what you have been working on, or if I don't know you, where you come from? Would love to hear all about you!

Chat soon, take care

Week 3!

Well I must say I am feeling alot more like my normal self. I had my post operative appointment today with Dr Jaaback, and all went pretty good. I even have pics of what my insides looked like! Ewwww! He found that I had endo on both my ovaries, as well as inside, also had endo on my uterus and on my bladder. He burnt/cut off what he could on the outside of the ovaries, uterus and bladder. I also have cysts on the inside of my ovaries, which he has left. Plus a curette to flush everything out! I still have all my girly bits and no cancer! Yippee! He was hesitant to remove my ovaries because I am still young, and by removing my ovaries will cause me to go straight onto HRT! Something he wants to avoid for quite a while yet. So going forward I just have to try to persevere with the discomfort for as long as I can. To slow the endo down, he recommends I go back on the pill (OMG) and only have a period 1-3 times a year! Well that I can handle... Bring that on!

Thats it for me!
Chat again tomorrow!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

School Layout with Kaiser Dot to Dot

Leanne is teaching again for me tonight. Where would I be without Leanne! tonights class is my School Layout using Lace cardstock and Kaisers Dot to Dot Range. Hope you can make it.

Recovery is going a little better in my second week. I have progressed to being able to go out in the car and things are improving. My cut in my belly button is still quite sore as is my bladder. Wierd!! I have watched so many movies I couldn't even name them all but here are a few I can remember off the top of my head. Gforce, Aliens in the Attic, Ice Age 3, Transformers 2, Ghosts from Girlfriends Past, Confessions of a Shopaholic, the first season of True Blood, The last house on the left, 17 Again, Renee Zellwegers new one (can't remember the name), Bring it On (the latest one), Fired Up, OMG I am all movied out. Grant even took the boys to see Up at the movies. I stayed home! Have been doing a little scrapping, but only manage about 10-15 minutes at a time before my stomach starts to ache! Bring on Week 3!

Hope you are all enjoying the school holidays! Its so nice to have all three of my boys home (thats hubby included)!

Take care, Chat soon


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Grubby Layout

Tonight Leanne at the Creative Shack is stepping in for me and teaching my Grubby Messy Dirty Layout with Kaisers papers.

As for my recovery, it is coming along slow. I still have not progressed into Jeans yet, only Pj's and trackies. Lucky for me I am still housebound, doing a lot of resting, watching movies, reading, etc. Hubby is home looking after me, wrangling the kids, doing his best at the housework and doing the dinner duties. Bliss really! Now just to get rid of this pain and I would say I was in heaven! I am sure a few more weeks and I will be doing heel clicks in the air again! LOL!

Chat soon, take care


Saturday, 3 October 2009

Hi Honey I'm home.....

Well everyone, things went better than ever! Firstly, NO CANCER! Yeh, woot woot! Jumping for joy! What they did find was that I have endometriosis. My left ovary had an endometrial haemorrhage, and had actually ruptured a week or more before surgery! Hence the pain! Arggg! Though the ovary was absorbing it into my monthly cycle. I had keyhole surgery, had what endometriosis Dr Jaaback could burn away and had a complete curette to flush everything else out! As far as I am aware at this point in time, I am still ALL female, haven't lost any girly bits! LOL! Apparently cancer markers can rise when you have endometriosis that becomes inflamed or haemorrhages, hence why mine kept rising. Not necessarily meaning that you have cancer. Wish someone had of told us that in the beginning.

They actually sent me home from surgery the same day and I have been recouperating at my parents house. Very scared to stay at home with the boys incase I got hit in the stomach, or Cooper decided to crawl into bed with me. Not a good idea, so I had been staying at my parents until this morning, and I'll brave it out from now on in. *Biting fingernails* .

I look like I have been probed by aliens with 4 puncture wounds to my stomach, though I am mobile, and been pottering around, then lying down when I need to.

Have to send a huge thank you out to all of you who have sent text messages, emails, phonecalls, get well cards and flowers. I truly am so grateful to have such wonderful, thoughful and caring friends, family, workmates, etc. Thankyou all so much! Positivity is a great world to live in, and I can't have asked for a better outcome. A huge sigh of relief.

Chat again soon
Love Lisxx