December Daily 2014–planning

November 17th, 2014

December Daily 2014 @ Nigtwolf's Den

December daily…well actually Journal Your Christmas (JYC) but its daily & in December so there you go ;)

I’ve been doing JYC since 2010 in 8×8 format and have completed the 2010 & 2011. 2012 & 2013 haven’t happened. Well they have, sort of. I’ve done all the journaling, created some page plans and then that was it. I totally had a valid excuse last year. I was just over 2 months pregnant and had horrid morning sickness.

This year I’m changing things up a little. Changing from an 8×8 album to a Sn@p 6×8 red burlap album.

Sn@p Red Burlap 6x8 album

The plan is a little project life style, a little traditional pages. Using mainly the Simple Stories Christmas ranges and I’ve been busy creating cards to go in my album.

Here’s a sneak at some of the goodies I’ve created so far using lots of stamps from Kellie Stamps. I am rather in love with her stamps and am slowly gaining a collection ;), my Copics and some Simple Stories stuff from last year.

Be Merry 4x6 card Doily tree 4x6 cardElf 3x4 card Reindeer 3x4 card


Christmas Scrapping

November 14th, 2014

Disclaimer – contains affiliate links. It helps pay the bills ;)

Well it’s that time of year again when some scrappers start getting in a tizzy over the latest Christmas releases. All the gorgeous papers, the ribbons, the washi, the cute embellishments, the new Project Life cards. It can end up being totally overwhelming.

Then there’s the choice of how to scrap the holiday period – Ali’s December Daily, Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas, creating a mini album, adding spreads to your Project Life album, creating pages for your traditional album….so many Christmas scrapping choices!

I’m here to share with you a tool that I’m finding super helpful so far (and the holiday madness hasn’t really started here yet). And the best part is – it’s FREE!!

I’ve been a fan of Simple Scrapper for AGES and I totally love Jennifer’s free events she runs.

Holiday Scrapbooking Can Be Magical!

Scrapbooking can start to feel like a drag when you do it all alone. You’re invited to become part of a community of like-minded memory keepers who will build you up and keep you on track all season long.

Free Seasonal Event from Simple Scrapper

The Holiday Focus community circle at Simple Scrapper can be your home on the web during this busy time of year, a place to ask every question and celebrate every victory. Your FREE, online experience includes:

Exclusive planning workbook to focus your individual efforts
Private, 24-7 community of peers on Facebook
Weekly check-ins to keep you focused and on track
Optional opportunity to be assigned a buddy within the group

It’s not just about scrapbooking Christmas…

My #1 goal is to support whatever YOU most want to work on during November and December. Whether you’re creating a daily album or finishing up other projects, this community is for you!

So click here, sign up and join other Holiday scrappers and be totally motivated!!


We will remember them {free printable journal cards}

November 11th, 2014

Today is Remembrance Day here in Australia. At 11am people around the country will pause for a minutes silence to remember those who fight for their country, who lost their lives in battle or as a result of battle. The brave men and women who served and continue to serve.

This year I decided to add a card to both my girls’ Project Life albums. I decided to make a set of free printable journal cards for project life in different sizes in case anyone else wanted to use it. Image came from someone on Facebook and I’m searching for the original. Anywho, here are the cards. They are free for personal use. There are 2 4×6 and 2 3×4.

Remembrance Day Cards 2014



Week in the Life 2014 – Sunday

November 3rd, 2014

Thanks to the awesome support team at Little Hero Host who worked out what the issue and now I can post again from Live Writer.

And here we are the last day of Week in the Life for 2014. I made it through a whole week this year even if I forgot to take a few photos towards the end. I made heaps of notes of what we did though.


  • A ended up in with us overnight.
  • Woke about 8:30 and stayed in bed til about 9
  • Quick breakfast then dressed.
  • Started cleaning lounge
  • J cleaning up garage. Girls & I checked out peas growing in our weed filled garden.
  • K, A & I spent some time in the hammock.
  • Put roast on for tea
  • Lunch – toasted sandwich
  • Mum picked up K for the afternoon taking her to see gran.
  • J & I pottered in garage. A in the Ergo carrier.
  • Had tea when K got home.
  • Baby bath time then bed.
  • Late night dip sandwich while blogging and checking social media
  • Bed!!

Today (Monday) I plan to do a photo tour of our house. I may or may not share it here. It will be in my album.
Now to sit down and create my pages.
Looking forward to next year and seeing what has changed and what is the same.


Week in the Life 2014 – Saturday

November 1st, 2014

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  • Miss A woke at 7:30
  • Back to sleep til 10.
  • Up showered, breakfast.
  • Made Peppa Pig cookies with Miss K.
  • Went to the shop then feed dog & cat.
  • Pantsvember!! back into jeans. Thanks to all who donated for Frocktober
  • Lunch – savs/toast/sandwich
  • Did some washing.
  • Did some more in the kitchen
  • Tea – bourbon chicken & rice
  • Got girls to bed.
  • Cleared off table for D&D
  • Two laptops. Multitasking. Surfing the net on the PC while sorting files on the Mac

Week in the Life 2014 – Friday

October 31st, 2014

So Live Writer, for some strange reason cannot connect to my blog so i’m having to blog from WP itself :/ and it’s Sunday night and I have to redo all my posts I had in draft in Live Writer *sigh* totally first world problems but frustrating. Backdating posts as well so this will appear on Saturday, just to confuse you all :p

Now we play catch up…..

Friday was a bit light on photos but lots of notes.

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  • Miss A woke at 7. Feed then back to sleep.
  • J let us all sleep til 9:30 when I got up. Girls slept til 10.
  • Cuppa & breakfast- fruit & yoghurt. Miss K had a story with J
  • Started watching creativeLIVE
  • Shower
  • Happy mail – scrappy canary monthly sub
  • Lunch – French toast or a fried egg or a boiled egg
  • Miss A had a nap in cot.
  • Cleaned kitchen.
  • Tea – creamy tomato and bacon pasta
  • Made dough for pizza scrolls
  • Took a to bed.
  • Made pizza scrolls and apple muffins.
  • Skyped mum.
  • Put girls to bed while J went out.
  • Mum came in and we did some cards
  • The last of my dresses for Frocktober

Week in the Life 2014 – Thursday

October 31st, 2014

Wow the week is nearly over and so is October! Really enjoying Week in the Life this year – even if I keep forgetting to take photos but (thanks to my notes in Evernote) I have heaps to journal.

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  • Miss A awake for a feed at 6:30
  • Alarm went off at 7:30, Miss K up a few minutes later.
  • Shower then breakfast of homemade yoghurt and berry coulis with some fruit.
  • J dropped Miss K to daycare while I put Miss A down for her morning nap.
  • Cuppa and update the diary for the next 2 weeks.
  • Started on my Christmas planning with help from Organised Christmas. would prefer to be using the Organised Housewife Christmas planner (lost my 2013 version when my EHD crashed) cause it’s Australian. Deciding if I’ll reprint the 2013 Elf Planner (link is to the 2014 version).
  • Morning tea – cuppa & a lamington.
  • Checked the results for our local council election. Can’t believe how many people don’t vote. Happy with the result for mayor and surprised at the councillors who are out.
  • Folding the mountain of kids clothes
  • Lunch – toasted sang & Irn-Bru & a lamington
  • A quick selfie while feeding Miss A
  • Picked up Miss K from daycare and headed to town.
  • Appointment with ENT for Miss K. Yay no grommets and ears & tonsils are clear.
  • Called into Officeworks to grab something for work (& a little special something for Miss K for being so good at the ENT)
  • Popped into Mum & Dad’s for a visit and ended up staying for tea – beef stir fry & rice. Miss A had her first swing and loved it
  • Home and got the girls to bed.
  • Relaxing with a bit of TV and surfing the net.

Tomorrow (Friday) is the last day of Frocktober for 2014. I’ll be back later on with the last of my frocks. There is still time to sponsor me and help me reach my goal. You can donate here.


Week in the Life 2014 – Wednesday

October 30th, 2014

Another day. Another day of photos :D Hope you are enjoying a peek into our week.

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  • A rather long sleep in. Yeah I have a Tardis as my phone lock screen.
  • Today’s weather – still cold but no rain
  • Morning cuppa, breakfast (fruit) and a quick shower
  • Off to Possums. Miss K had fun while I got to listen to a talk about the importance of reading to kids (& got some free books)
  • Happy mail for Miss K
  • Miss K got a haircut ad we did some shopping
  • Home for a late lunch – sandwiches & a potato pie for J and lamington fingers for afters
  • Our gorgeous girls enjoying a cuddle then a massive explosion. So a bath and change of clothes for Miss A
  • Tried twice to get Miss A to have a nap but no success.
  • Tea – Lemon and ginger chicken and rice
  • Finally got Miss A to sleep. Swaddled which she normally hates. Going through a wonder week?
  • Made some yoghurt and berry coulis in the Thermomix
  • Packed lunch for Miss K – a banana, some homemade yoghurt, vegie sticks, fruit and a ham, carrot and Philly cheese sandwich
  • Sorted photos from today and watched the start of season 2 of Sleepy Hollow

Week in the Life 2014 – Tuesday

October 29th, 2014

Today was a fairly quiet day as Miss K was at day care. That was until she came home. :/ She gets so hyped and tired and then misbehaves *sigh* such is the life with kids hey? Anywho onto our day

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  • Awake at 7:30 with the alarm, hit snooze and grabbed another 10 minutes. Can’t remember what time I brought Miss A to bed for a feed.
  • Checked the weather – looks like cold and rainy.
  • Finish packing Miss K her lunch – mini egg & bacon pies, some vegie sticks, strawberries, yoghurt a banana and a tuna snack.
  • Breakfast – coco pops, milk & sliced banana and a hit chocolate
  • Check emails & social media
  • Bin day
  • So it’s spring and we have to light the fire, so wrong
  • Plan of attack for today while Miss K is at day care & Miss A naps – clean the kitchen
  • A late shower then chuck on a load of washing then lunch – chicken , cheese & mayo sandwich
  • Found Miss K’s blue baby book while cleaning the kitchen. I’d put it “somewhere safe” (next to the microwave)
  • Tea – Thermomix sausage casserole with wedges. Put dishes in dishwasher.
  • A quick sunset snap, been awhile
  • Skype with my mum then girls to bed. three times. then Miss K woke Miss A :/
  • Check emails, another load of washing.
  • finished watching S1 of Sleepy Hollow
  • Still awake at 11pm with Miss A :/

A new project

October 27th, 2014

Warning – this post is photo heavy.

Yet again I’m undertaking a new project. This is one I’ve tried to do in previous years but, honestly lost interest after the first day or two. BUT since the birth of Miss A I really want to document our every day and special moments.
Soooo I’m doing Ali Edwards Week in the Life (if you don’t know what Week in the Life is go here and read about it – we’ll wait). I gave this a go last year but did one day and then gave up. This year I am determined not to give up. I’m planning on blogging photos and stories here at the end of each day – helping me be a bit more accountable. Hopefully. Then at the end of the week I’ll create my pages and share them here. I’m not going to try and create my pages each day again. Think that’s one of the reasons I gave up last year.

Anywho, on to today’s photos and stories ……

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Today we….

  • woke at 4am to give Miss A a feed
  • Thunderstorms woke me & J up. Girls slept through it. That said we all stayed in bed til nearly 10!
  • Late breakfast, cuppa, check emails and blogs. Gotta love the feral morning hair
  • Quick shower and then some work before ringing Telstra to get some mobile issues sorted
  • Miss A went down for a nap. On our bed while the cat slept in the bassinet.
  • Mum came in for lunch.
  • Miss K, Miss A, Mum & I went to town for Miss K’s swimming lessons
  • Trip to Coles where we found Irn Bru!! and Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers (treats from Scotland)
  • Tea prep then chicken mornay for tea.
  • Miss A off to sleep for the night while I play a game or two of Bubble Witch 2 (what??)
  • Quick treat and checking emails then getting Miss A back to sleep.
  • Surfing the net, doing some blogging and watching Q and A
  • Sorting my photos for today
  • Hot chocolate then off to bed.

See you tomorrow!