Thursday, January 29, 2009


I'm taking a conversational Spanish class this year.
Go Me!!!

It runs for about 6 months, and I am psyched!
I always wanted to learn Spanish, and while my friends dreamed of romantic French banter, I longed for the racy, spicy repartee of Spanish.

So, wish me luck and if anyone here knows any Spanish, leave me a Spanish comment (with an English translation, 'cause I'm not THAT good - yet!

Now, I'm curious about who visits my blog :)

I have a little map at the bottom which tells me where people who read here have come from.
It usually resets itself every 24 hours or so, and I see lots of visitors from lots of different places.

And that makes me happy :)

So how about if you stop and say "hi" next time you visit?
That would make me very very happy.

And with that, I'm off to drop my girls at piano classes, and then hustle back home to get supper ready.
Have a great day, ya'll :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Loveliness gave me two cute awards today.

Here's the first one:

Soooo, I have to list 5 addictions and then pass on the award to 5 other lovely blogger - buddies :)

5 Addictions: (this was a toughie since I have an addictive personality, and a short attention span, so you know my addictions are fast and

1. Zelda: love love love this, although I'm far from being even remotely "okay-ish"...hee-hee

2. My Treadmill: remember I said my attention span is short, so know that I've only been diligently using this machine for two weeks now, but I look foward to my work-out time, and to the day my butt stops looking like two Labradoodles wrestling inside a potato sack (how's that for a visual?)

3. Ben and Jerry's "Banana Split: Okay, now I'm figuring out why the two weeks of diligent treadmilling has barely knocked off even half an inch of my butt *a-ha*

4. Word games like Scrabble and Literati. My Facebook friends will know that the only interaction they get from me on there is a game or 10 of Word Twist :)

5. "Ricoffy", a South African instant coffee. I've been away from S.A for 8 years and this is still the only coffee I drink at home. Many of my Canadian friends have tried and loved it, and South Africans look foward to this little taste of "home" :)

And now, 5 fabulous people I would love to pass the award to. . .
a) Kim
b) The Divine Ms. Ashe
c) Charity
d) Deb
e) Ell

Okay, this post took me almost the entire day (that's what happens when the Nanny has the day
I'll be back tomorrow :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I wanted to share this beautiful pic of my beautiful Zuzzi (well technically he's Eilam, but we've called him "Zuzzi" from the time he was born ;))

I took it yesterday.
He had spotted my camera on the table and started wobbling toward it with loud shouts of "cheeeeeeezzzz....cheeeeezzzz", so I grabbed and clicked.
I love how clear it is, and how his eyes are so luminous.No photo editing here.It came straight off the memory card like this :)

Hope ya'll are having a great Wednesday.
It's minus 13 celcius here today.
Manageable :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lazy Sundays

Who loves them more than I do?
Nobody...that's who!

I finally got my hands on **this game**.
Going to give it a whirl this evening.

Ooohh, if you like board games, look at 30 Seconds.
I know it is traditionally a South African game, and my MIL brought us one a few years back.
I'm trying to change a few things on ours since a few of the questions relate to particular South African places and customs e.t.c, and our kiddies get lost (but Oshean and I love it :))

Scrappy-wise, one of the ladies who DT'd with me has opened up her own kit club, and her kits are super cute, and easy on the wallet.
She is having a "use-your-stash challenge" which started today.
I'm looking foward to playing along and using up my older, but much loved stash in the process...join in if you're up to it :)

Okay, I'm off...have a good one everyone :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Who wants Stuff?

CHA starts in 8 days.
You know what that means.
We need to start calling up our banks to get those extensions on our VISA's and Mastercards.

Oh yeah!
I can't wait :)

If you're fortunate enough to be attending, don't forget to stop by the Upsy Daisy booth and say "hello" to Teri and Nicole, the two super-duper new owners.
They will be at Booth #4045, and you'll get to have a first hand lookie at the four new lines :)

Oh, and just to show you how sweet they are, they are giving away a ton of new releases (think rub-ons and stamps; ya'll).
Just stop by the Daisy Diaries and leave a comment every alternate day starting today.

Here's a quick, but cute card I made using the "Man About Town" line:

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Man, I have been caught up in crock-pot heaven!
How did I not try this earlier?

My mum bought us one when she was here (sort of early house-warming pressie).
Then I bought a crock-pot recipe book.
And the rest is history.

We've been having such tasty broths and stews and soups.
Hearty and nutritious.
And the kids are not complaining.
At all.

How did I not try this earlier?

Here's a fun, fun page using the December '08 kit from Label Tulip

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Upsy Daisy Designs has four new releases, and they are yummy!

Here's a page I just loved doing, using their "Man About Town" line.

This was taken a few summers ago when Cai was just a baby, and Osh had a goatee (tee-hee)

Hope ya'll are all having a lovely, lazy Sunday :)

Thursday, January 1, 2009