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Monday, May 31, 2010

Isn't she divine

Well here is my new baby.  I haven't got a name for her yet as I just cannot think of anything.  If you have any ideas then let me know.  I was wanting something that starts with T or C seeing as she is a Toyota corolla.  My husband thinks that I am silly for naming my cars but what does he know right girls!!!

I wanted to go driving on Saturday but the weather here was shocking and I really wasn't ready to get it wet and dirty yet LOL.  Once again my husband thought I was nuts and kept telling me that it was just a car but it was new and it was mine and i didn't want her to get dirty.....  I am sure that given a few weeks the novelty will have worn off.

I also had to include this photo of my two darling girls (darling, yeah right lol) What a funny photo, they are so totally silly sometimes.  Mishae (22) often comes and gets Emma (10) for a few hours on a Saturday and takes her shopping.  I don't think Mishae likes shopping by herself.  It is nice that they get to spend time together anyway.

Ok well I just got a dirty look from DH for blogging instead of working so should probably sign off now.
Hope this finds you all happy and healthy
xx Leanne xx

Friday, May 28, 2010


I take delivery of my new baby today, she is sleek, black and as of yet has no name - any ideas from you fabulous ladies???????

Oh and if you hadn't guessed - I am talking about my new car.  I am sure that you will see plenty of photos of her over the weekend hehehehe.

xx Leanne xx

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Ugh Emma and I have just spent the last 24 hours with our heads in buckets LOL.  Yep there has been a yucky bug going around and we were unlucky enough to get it.  So very glad that it has now gone as I couldn't have put up with it for any longer. We are still a bit weary though.

On a brighter note guess what?????

I am getting a brand new car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stuart and I had been talking about it for a little while now and he phoned me today to tell me that it will be here either Friday or first thing on Monday.  Wowsers that was totally unexpected as we really hadn't decided if we were going to do it yet or not. Stuart will have his new dual cab ute here in the middle of June also so we are going to be both driving nice new cars. Funny thing is that they are both black. We have never had brand new cars before so this is going to be great.

Haven't been scrapping a lot these past few days but hey what else is new.  Hopefully I can get a bit done this coming weekend.  I just realised that it is only a couple of weeks and Val and I will be heading to the Scrapbooking and Papercraft Convention for 3 fantabulous days of scrapping, fun, chatting, eating and drinking.  Even though it is only an hour away Val and I always stay up there.  Just makes it easier and that way we get a mini little holiday together.

Jacob celebrated his 13th birthday on Monday. I still cannot believe that my adorable little man is now a teenager. The years seem to be flying past.

Me, Mishae, Jacob, Emma and Daddy

Nanny, Jacob & Pa

Anyway tonight is the State of Origin so I had better get dinner started.....

xx Leanne xx

Monday, May 24, 2010


Wow head on over HERE to be in for the chance to receive a huge bundle of goodness. Go on,  I promise you that you won't be disappointed.......

Leanne :-)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Over 10 thousand

Well my counter has finally clicked over to 10 thousand visitors.  Not bad considering that i have only had it on for a few months.

I haven't got anything to share with you at the moment although I have been scrapping.  I have done a few things for my DT commitments at Scrap of Difference but cannot share them with you at the moment.

Stuart and I have been busy looking around at office locations for our training organisation and have put offers in on two places.  We haven't heard anything yet but hopefully we will have a place to move to in the very near future.  Things are moving along very nicely. 

Stuart has been down in Melbourne since Wednesday visiting the granny's.  He is home in about an hour so it will be nice to see him.  The kids miss him heaps when he goes away but they will have to get used to it as he will be away heaps over the next 12 months for the business.

Anyway I really do not have a lot to share so will go now.  Will be scrapping tonight and hopefully get some things finished.  Will share with you once I am done.


Oh it is my baby boys 13th birthday on Monday.  Boy I cannot believe that he is going to be a teenager already.  The years have gone way too quick for my liking.  Next thing he will be moving out and off to Uni. EEK I don't ever want him to leave.......

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Challenge Layout

This layout is for one of the challenges over at Scrap of Difference. You had to journal on your layout so I did my journaling with mini MLS stickers. The papers are also from the MLS line

Thanks for looking, Hope you are having a brilliant weekend. Oh and before I forget, this amazing woman is having a birthday tomorrow head on over to her blog and wish her a happy birthday.

Leanne xxx

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Playing with MLS

I still have loads of my little shoebox papers left so decided to use them to decorate my little bird houses. Too cute.
Thanks for looking

Friday, May 14, 2010

Scrap of Difference

Ok well I have posted my first challenge over at the scrap of difference website. You are to create a layout using BLACK, BLUE and WHITE. I don't mind splashes of other colours but it must be predominately the 3 chosen colours. Here is my example.

Hope to see some of you over there. There are going to be lots more challenges so I will post them here as they go up.


Thursday, May 13, 2010


Head on over to scrap of difference this weekend for the monthly cybercrop. There are heaps of challenges and we are going to have loads of fun.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just wanted to add these so that they are stored on line somewhere. I created these last year.

My New baby

This is my new baby, Toshiba Satellite A/500 laptop. Ah isn't she beautiful..............

Leanne :-)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

2 layouts and a card

Well I am so loving this MLS stuff. I created 2 more layouts last night and a birthday card. Still have LOADS more left so will try and scrap some more tomorrow.
Thanks for looking
Leanne :-)

Alice in Wonderland

I made this little Alice in Wonderland Mini Book for a beautiful friend in America. She is so adorable and is absolutely obsessed with Alice. Perfect gift for the perfect gal.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cute Journal

How cute are these papers?????? I love the My Little Shoebox stuff and had so much fun creating this journal.
Still have heaps left so I will be scrapping up a storm tonight (hopefully)

Take care

Leanne :-)

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I got a delivery this morning that had My Little Shoebox stuff in it and can I just say YUMMY!

Cannot wait to get started on creating with it. So cute and just adorable. The colours are so bright and inviting also.

I will share with you all once I have finished what I am making. Too cute

Leanne :-)

Monday, May 3, 2010

She scraps

Friday night finally saw me scrapping. Val and Suse came over and we sat around half the night just chatting and drinking tea..... I did however manage to create two layouts. One of when we were in Kuala Lumpur and the other is of Stuarts little toy. He loves this car and says it makes him feel good when he goes for a spin up the mountain with the top down. I must admit there is a certain feeling you get when you are doing that. Love it.

Emma and I had a lovely weekend with the boys away. Stuart and Jacob took off camping for two nights this weekend so that just left us girls. We went shopping on Saturday and then had coffee (Emma had a smoothie). I took her out for dinner Saturday night and then we came home and watched New Moon. It was great to just have one on one time with her and I think she had fun too.

We had our Government Education Audit on Thursday to ascertain if we were compliant with all the govt rules and regs to become a registered training organisation and guess what........ We passed with not one thing wrong. So there fore I would like to announce that within the next month the Aurora Training Institute will be up and running, offering cert II to Diploma in Business, hospitality and retail. I will let you all know when our website goes live too. It is all so very exciting and a little nerve wracking too.

Anyway have to go as the children are wanting to go for a walk or bike ride or something like that. Catch you on the flip side

Leanne xxx