Monday, July 30, 2012

Cheap embellishment storage

So I have been getting back into scrapbooking here lately and my small scrapbook area in our bedroom has very limited storage space. I was keeping my stickers and embellishments in an accordion file but it made it hard to keep track of what I had and I would forget to use them.

Then I came across this item: Clip it up Which is technically for ribbons but it also has clips on it for all kinds of things. With postage and everything it would end up costing close to $40 and wasn't exactly what I wanted. So I did a little browsing on Ikea's website and came up with a brilliant idea and decided to give it a try.

I got 2 of these: at $2.99 each and 5 packs of these: at 99c each. Spending just over $11.


Billy borrowed his dads drill and we put them up on the wall above my work area and I filled them up with all my stickers and stamps:


I know it's a bit messy but I only just put it up so I hadn't really organised it yet but I wanted to take a photo of it once it was done.

The great thing about it is that as you can see on the bottom, those great little tubs fit on the rails also. So I can change it up, add more tubs or more hooks etc. Very cheap!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday #1

I have been feeling kinda down lately so I have decided to do this every week to try to maintain some perspective.

So here is what I am thankful for this week:

  • My Kindle - I don't know how I lived without it before. Although I do love real books, they cause me a lot of pain with my neck etc as I tend to like HUGE bricks of books but the Kindle makes it so much easier. Also if I want a book I can get it instantly. No waiting! Wonderful
  • My heatpad - Speaking of my back, it's been awful this week and my heat pad has been a godsend!
  • Coffee - I am always thankful for this!
  • Air conditioning - It's been hot as Hades here and I am so damn thankful we have air conditioning!
Ok for the big things:

  • Billy - I am so truly thankful for this man. He is everything I could ever want in a husband. I won't sit here and list all the wonderful things about him. Because there just isn't enough room. I am just so lucky that he loves me.
  • Ashley - It amazes me everyday that this wonderful human being came from me. I have said it before and I will say it again. If there are Angels on Earth, he is one.

There you go. I feel much better after writing that. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Question thingy

My lovely friend Donna posted some questions on her blog for people to answer if they want to. I haven't blogged in forever so I thought, heck why not!

1. What is your favourite Etsy shop?
Well I can't really answer this one as I don't go on Etsy.

2. Who do you admire most and why?
My sister Shelly. She has worked very hard to be where she is today. She has worked for some big name fashion companies in Australia in high level positions. She was a single mother until very recently and managed to do all of it on her own.

Rikki-Lee year 12 formal 2007 (15)
Shelly & her daughter Rikki-Lee

3. How long have you been blogging?
Wow. YEARS! Like over 10 years. I have had quite a few different blogs over that time.

4. Name your pets and tell me about them.


Ok first there is Champ. We got him not long after we moved here in November 2008. He was about 4 months old and so cute! He actually belonged to our neighbour. He is a Black Labrador crossed with Golden retriever. He is VERY smart but also very hyper!


Then there is Ollie (Oliver). He was born on New Years Day 2009. We got him in August 2009 so he was still a puppy, but already HUGE! He is a Chocolate Lab crossed with Australian Shepherd. He is the sweetheart. He wants to be a lapdog but he is the size of a horse. He tries to talk to us all the time.


Last but not least is Cassie (Cassiopeia). Her & her brother wandered into our yard on a very cold day in December 2009. She was tiny and dirty and full of worms. And we just had to keep her. She is a pain in the butt but she is also adorable. We both have scars from her sudden attacks but we still love her.


5. What is your favorite colour?

Ummm what do you think?

Whats in my bag - version 2

pink gadgets

100/365 - My favourite colour

6. Can you touch your tongue to your nose?

7. Take a photo of your favorite item of clothing and post it here.

My bomber jacket!! I freakin love it and wish it was always cold enough to wear it!

Saturday outfit

8. What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

I don't have a day off cause I am unemployed! Lol

9. Name your favorite fruit.

Oooh that's tough because I like all fruit, BUT I would have to say, fresh pineapple.


10. Tell me about your grandparents.

Sadly I didn't know most of them very well. I never knew my grandparents on my father's side at all. My Nan and Pop on my mother's side I knew when I was little but we lived far away from them later on. My Nanna passed away a few years ago and I did get to see her just before, but she didn't know who I was. That really messed with me.

Here is my Nanna in her Collingwood finery. She loved her Pies!


11. Do you have any strange fears? Tell me about them!

I don't like crowds.

I don't like using public restrooms that are just 1 room because I am terrified the lock isn't working and someone will open it and reveal me to the whole world.



Compound fractures in legs. Like the bone sticking out. I can handle anything else, heads cut off, disembowelment, but if I can see leg bone I want to puke.

There you go Donna!!!

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