Sunday, October 28, 2012

We're back!

We are back from our amazing cruise!  Will blog all about it soon :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

On holidays!

I was too busy (and a little lazy) to organise scheduled posts this holiday.  Will catch you all in 12 days time!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chevron cards

In all the rushing around that I have been doing, I have still managed to do some card making :) I brought a fabulous Darkroom Door Chevron background stamp from Lorna Blue and couldn't wait to ink it up! Perfect timing too, cause I wanted to make a thank you card for our cabin steward on the cruise. I also wanted to try the new ombre trend - LOVE IT!! As usual, after I made one and was happy with it, I made 3 more to add to my card stash :)

Cruise countdown...1 day!

Saturday, October 13, 2012


I have been crazy busy this week!  The kids went home Wednesday - going to miss them :( I have been finishing off my spring cleaning which is a HUGE annual job...washing curtains, cleaning windows, washing doona covers / doilies/tablecloths/etc, sorting out cupboards, sorting clothes, etc. I have also been rushing around buying the all last minute things for the cruise, getting the animals organised (mum is house / pet sitting while we are away and packing - I'm almost finished! Happy dance :)

Because I don't like to post without a photo - I wanted to share this cute "whimsy" that Cassie made me! I thought this would be great to serve dips with chips / biscuits / raw veges, but Cassie pointed out that it would also make a wonderful jewellery stand :) You could hang your earrings on the edge of the bowl, put rings in the bowl and necklaces / bracelets on the plates.

Cruise countdown...2 days!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tea Party

Monday was a public holiday, so mum and the kids did some baking in the morning and invited us over for a tea party :)  The girls were wearing some more party clothes (mum found some amazing clothes at the op shops for all the kids) and had decorated the table beautifully ;)  Some family friends brought their grandkids over to join in the fun eating delicous sandiwhiches and cakes and drinking iced tea (apply juice) / coffee (chocolate milk). 
Cruise countdown...10 days!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mary Valley Rattler

After we finished at the Sunshine Castle, we headed to Gympie for the night. We set up camp and crashed into bed by 8pm! Saturday morning we were up early and ready to go to on the Mary Valley Rattler . Cody and Lacey were so excited - they had never been on a train before.

The train went to Amamoor, then back to Gympie - with lots of beautiful scenery along the way.

After some lunch we headed home. I crashed into bed for a power nap, then up and ready to head out for dinner and dancing :) The girls wanted to wear the new "party clothes" that mum had brought them.
Cruise countdown...12 days!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sunshine Castle

Friday afternoon (after we had finished looking at Underwater World) we headed to the Sunshine Castle at Bli Bli.
There was a costume box at the entrance, so we all got dressed up.  Yes, even mum and I - no, I'm not sharing photos! LOL


The displays were fantastic! Armour and weapons.

The Great Hall.
Even a dungeon with torture racks and devices.

There were diaromas, doll displays and a doll museum in rooms throughout the castle.
We all had a wonderful time exploring the castle and looking at the displays.

Cruise countdown...13 days!