Wednesday, 30 May 2012

so true

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

Monday, 28 May 2012

This stick!

And then some

I love you so much that words can't explain
this joy that I have for you.

When I am at the weakest point of my life
you are there encouraging me to run this race
because I am not only cause you are there with me.

You are on my mind day and night.

When we are apart I picture you gracious smile and gentle hug.

I can let my feelings out to you and won't regret it
because no matter what is you are always on my side.

I thank God for sending me someone like you who is precious and loving.

So I can truly say that you are the Angel of My Life!

another day, another leak LOL

Yes well i think i started my blog last year with a pipe leaking in the lane way, well now I have a leak the council side of my water meter....  hopefully they fix it soon...

Here we go again!

another glorious top end weekend

What is more better than a day at the beach with wonderful company... 

And what do you do on mothers day....

Clean of course....  that is the kitchen....  and I am sure the kids loved it!

I am sure I am suppose to use this more than once every 7 years LOL

Crabs anyone

Crab anyone???  and after a little research I even figured out how to cook them  LOL

Wanker time

and what is that you ask....  just me and my family doing what we do best, be us!

 the moment my little mans arms collapsed from the crucifix of boots LOL
 Baseball time!
kidlets trying to sneak up on me but FAIL!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

A beautiful top end morning... well a couple of anyway

So it's time to get my butt back into gear and have found mornings are the best...  How could you not get motivated when this greats you after a great workout!

 And what do you do on the way home, head to bunnings of course!  I needed some new light tubes as they all seemed to blow at the same time  LOL

Motor Racing NT! Bring it on!

"Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances." - Author Unknown

 A great couple of outings at hidden valley...  not only was the POwercruise a big success but also headed out to the drift racing only to help out in the Recovery Vehicle. What a hoot!

Here's some pics from the events!

And now for the drifting!

Recipe of the week!

Found this recipe at Woolies, and just love it!  Give me some lettuce, greek lemon dressing and some garlic prawns anyday of the week...

So wha's been happening... well

Been over a month but here's a snap shot of what's happening in the top end

Life is good...  Getting rid of the toxic people in your life is the best advise I can give people...  They bring you down and try to control your life...  this is my canoe and I have the paddle...

"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make." - Les Brown

a little bit of creativity

Been a while but here are some lo's :-)

Sunday, 13 May 2012

10 Tips for Boosting Creativity...

from the masters over at Cosmo Cricket...

Follow these tips and you may just find yourself on your way to the land of creative mojo.

#1. Don't go shopping!Hey, isn't it my job to convince you to go to the store and buy all the latest products? Well, I guess it would be OK if you were to buy all the Cosmo Cricket stuff, but other than that, try improvising. Improvisation will force you out of your box. You will HAVE to try and solve the problem with something you didn't think of first and that could just turn out to be a brilliant new idea!

#2. Clean your desk. 
Ahhh, I know we all hate to hear that right! But a messy area will make you feel overwhelmed and that feeling is NOT going to get your creative juices flowing! I am the queen of messy desks, but since we put our house for sale, I have had no choice but to keep it clean. Here's what I've discovered, for my 10 minutes of clean-up time each day (yes that is really all it takes), I have been 100 times more productive! It is well worth the investment.

#3. Take a walk.It doesn't have to be a walk necessarily, I get great results with showers too. It's funny though, on almost every walk I come home with at least two new ideas. There's something about the repetition of movement, the sound of my steps and being outside that let's my mind wander to little creative places.

#4. Expand on what works.
When you get a good idea, try to extend it out to as many new ideas and uses as possible. Turn your spark into a flame and your flame into a fire. I was amazed how many ideas I got for sewing tissue paper after I started thinking about it.

#5. Bounce ideas off friends. 
When I posted the DIY activity book, one of our facebook fans suggested Golden Books for the cover. I didn't think of that on my own, but it's a great idea and it sparked other ideas for me too like giving a new life to a child's favorite book that may have been loved too much to be readable.

#6. Re-Define
Sometimes we get so caught up in what something has been, that we neglect to see what it could be. Is it a book or a purse? Is it a sewing pattern or artsy tissue paper? As you walk through stores constantly ask yourself, what else could this be?

#7. Take a Break
If you find yourself in a creative rut on a project, take a break. Walk away. Give yourself a time-out. It's amazing how after coming back from a break you can have a completely new perspective.

#8. On your break, drink a coffee
Studies show that after only 20 minutes of drinking a cup of coffee, people's brains are more alert and creative making better and faster connections.

#9. Keep a notebook nearby
I especially find a notebook on my bedside table to be handy. I often get good ideas right when I'm waking or falling into sleep. I jot these down and then look at them when I'm fully awake. About 50% of them make sense and about 50% of those are actually good.

#10. Live your Life
You can't have new ideas without new inspiration and I don't mean Pinterest. Get out there, enjoy a picnic, play a game with your kids, go see a movie. Creativity is actually just coming up with new and useful connections, but you need things to connect and that comes from living!

So very slack...

ok ok i know, i have not blogged in what feels like forever but I promise to update this week, i just need to figure out how to get the photos off my phone  :-)

Keep an eye out for some action as there has been plenty of it over the last couple of weeks!