Time for a catch up

It’s been a while since we just had a catch up. How are you all doing? What have you been up to?
Me? Well I’m doing ok, on the mend from a chest infection. Mentally, doing ok, still have my days. Had a few dark days when I was sick as it really hit me I can’t just ring Mum when sick. This girl still needs her Mum.
Craft wise – Daily Pages, planner spreads, working in my Book of Me, making things with the fellow Fussy Cutting Cuties. Getting ready for an awesome weekend of crafting during the Awesome Ladies Project’s annual Harvest Fest.

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What is Harvest Fest? It’s a long-weekend event to help us tell our food, friend, and family stories.

Throughout this event we’ll have challenges, tutorials, pop-in clubhouse hangouts, videos, prizes, and more! This event takes place inside The Awesome Ladies Project community between 22nd October and 25th October

Guest contributors Tazhiana Gordon, Tracey Fox, Shannan Manton, and other incredibly talented women will be sharing amazing content with how they tell stories of food, friends, and family during this interesting time in our lives.

Want to join me (& the other Awesome Ladies)? Head on over to https://theawesomeladiesproject.com/product/harvest-fest-2020/ and register now

Hope to see you there

Daily Pages 2020–Volume 5

Here we are. Mid September (how did we even get to September already???) and I’m making a start on Volume 6 of my Daily Pages. Means it must be time to share Volume 5 with you all.

What are Daily Pages?, I hear you ask. Well, to quote the amazing Kristin of the Awesome Ladies Project

I wanted to incorporate more creative time into my everyday routine. This wasn’t some flashy, new project I wanted to do, or some task I wanted to complete, this was an honest attempt at trying to infuse more creativity into my daily life. 

I came up with a very simple practice of taking a small notebook and working on a double-page spread. The next day I would move onto the following pages, and so on and so forth until I finished the book.

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Daily Pages should be quick. The purpose of Daily Pages is for you to form a creative habit that works for you.

Onto my pages from Volume 5…

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My 7 photos, 7 stories

RUKristin of The Awesome Ladies Project & I co-hosted a 7 day photo challenge last month and it was so much fun. The ladies who took part shared a bunch of AMAZING photos. Here’s my 7 photos and the prompts.

Day 1 – Black and White

Mon - B&W

Day 2 – Silhouette

Tues - Silhouette

Day 3 – Rule of Thirds

Wed - ruleofthirds

Day 4 – Selfie

Thurs - Selfie02

Day 5 – Texture

Fri - Texture

Day 6 – Nature

Sat - Nature

Day 7 – Perspective

Sun - Prespective

This month I’m doing a selfie a day challenge which you can follow along with over on my Insta and join in using #2020SeptSelfies.

The cutest little memory dex

I love a good printable, especially when the graphics are super cute. The amazing Kelly Bangs & Paula G joined forces to create a new group The Fussy Cutting Cuties.

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$10US a month gets you access to a private Facebook group, 6+ live events a month, 5+ crafty printable sheets per month, Random Happy Mail and more……
anywho…… each month we are making a cutie file but that’s a post for another time plus another little project. Last month our project was a mini memorydex in a berry basket with Caroline Martinez– a fruity dex if you will. We got a template to make our own basket and mini memorydex cards.

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So far I’ve made 10 cards but I’ve got some ideas for more.

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How cute are they? Can’t wait to get some more made and in my fruitdex PLUS it’s given me some ideas to use in my full size memorydex.

Thursday 3–May, June & July!

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1. Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day. I miss my mum.
2. Strange but I am mostly kind of enjoying schooling from home. Can tell I’m the daughter of a teachers. Somedays though, not so much.
3. Loving how creative the eldest is. She has been writing some amazing short stories and getting crafty.

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1. I really dislike most things about winter. Except wood fires and footy.
2. Friday nights are for vegging or doing some craft. Tonight it’s vegging with the boys.
3. My littlest is sick. Hoping she sleeps it off. Hate it when the kiddos are sick. Hope they don’t give it to me.

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1. Different perspective this week. This is my craftermath after a few weeks of depression. Stuff everywhere!
2. Big kid is playing hockey for school. Mum is enjoying being a hockey mum. Loved playing hockey when I was younger. Lots has changed!
3. Looking at ways I can better manage my downs. Mental health check up next month so will discuss my options with my lovely doctor.

100 Happy Days–May, June & July 2020

I’m doing the 100 Happy Days project again this year. This year it’s been a great motivator to find something to be happy about every day. I started back in March and finished at the beginning of July.

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MAY
Schooling from home | Happy iNSD | Family war badges | Dash has come out to play | Besties at the beach | When kitties help with school work | Homemade Thai chicken and naan | World Ovarian Cancer day | Hot chocolate and marshmallows | Mother’s Day. First without mum so made her tea cake and scones | Zentangles | Memorydex | Bed! | Mr Dash | Flamingle | Such a poser | I’m all in | Miss Cotton. Our new foster baby | Anastasia’s e practice | Playing with Tik Tok | #thursday3 | Creating in my TRG playbook | Kitty | Hiding kitty | Memorydex | New blanket being enjoyed by the kitties | May Memories | Daily pages | Ice cream | kitty on the bed| Cousins

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JUNE
Someone enjoying the fire | The Reset Girl Summer camp | Hiding kitty | New shed for wood or maybe our bikes | Kara learning to draw chibis | My reader tracker for the next couple of months | Bike ride | Working in my TRG playbook | Playing with Snapchat filters | Sleepy kitty | We own the VW! | Playing in the bathtub | Happy Pride! | More Snapchat | My crafty buddy | Bedtime shenanigans | And again | New mug that I never got to use Sad smile | More bedtime kitties | And More bedtime kitties | Would have been Mum’s 70th today. Had some family time with Dad | Hmmmm food | Memes make my day | Mushroom | Kitty buds | Love me some Kate Welch <3 | Kitty cuddles | Messenger kids | Quote it | and again

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JULY
Love this page | Such a cute foster kitty |  We must be ok cause he’s out of the crate and lying in front of the fire.

So, here’s to another 100 Happy Days. Looking forward to next March.

7 Days–7 photos

The amazing RUKristin of The Awesome Ladies Project & I are cohosting a 7 day photo challenge.

Its called 7 Photos, 7 Stories and it’s an intensive online ‘bootcamp/challenge’ where over the course of a week you’ll get all the tools you need to take seven amazing photos that will each tell a story all on their own.
By the end of the 7 days you’ll learn:

  • How to use photography prompts to help you tell a specific story
  • How to use whatever camera you have to get great results
  • How to decide when a photo is good enough for your story
  • How to take photographs of yourself (selfies) to help tell your story
  • And how to see the story through the lens before you take the shot

Sound good?
Click here to get all the details and grab your spot.

I am so excited and hope you join us xx

Week in the Life 2020

Week in the Life is a week-long documentation project from the amazing scrapbooker/memory keeper Ali Edwards. You can see previous years by clicking the WitL tag.

This year I ended up doing much more journaling than picture taking but the beauty of it is I can always go back and take photos later.

Most of our days were taken up with work (the joys of being your own boss and an essential service) and schooling from home. Or should I say the battle to get the eldest to do her schooling. 

I decided to add a little something new this year to my journaling and at the end of each day  filled in the answers to the following questions:

Today I:

  • watched
  • went
  • read
  • wore
  • listened to
  • ate
  • got up. went to bed
  • weather
  • made
  • on my list

Really apart from the schooling from home and not going anywhere unless really necessary, this year wasn’t all that different to previous years. Now to get my pages done in my Covid album.