Friday, March 26, 2010

We're renovating!

We've been in our lovely Central Coast home for almost 3 years now. Sure, it didn't tick every single box on our wish list, but it did tick the major one ... NO RENOVATIONS REQUIRED! It had been newly carpeted, tiled, painted, extended, and even though it only had 1 bath & 3 beds, we had to have it.

Three years later, though, I have a pre-teen who needs more room in her room. So we took action on my mother's brilliant idea to knock out a wall and push dd#1's room into dd#2's room (which is huge). So the builder arrived yesterday, and here is the result. The walls will be finished on Monday, then the wardrobe modules will be installed after Easter. I figure it's time to do a little makeover in the bedrooms too, so a bit of decorating will be in order. Yay!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

SIA 2010 here I come!

What is SIA? It stands for Scrapbooking Industry Australia, and it's a fabulous trade show that is on for 2 glorious days. 4-5 May 2010 at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush. I will be there with Brandcorp, showing the people some new ideas with Francheville, Martha Stewart and Easy Peasy ranges, just to name a few.

The theme of the show is 'What if .....', and I can't wait to unveil our stand. Needless to say, I'm going to be a very busy girl for the next few weeks. I have started to learn how to make origami flowers ... this is from the Francheville 'Passionate' range of papers ... and it's just the beginning!

There are going to be lots of amazing artists there, and I'm more than a bit excited to see my name in the company of such royalty. You can read more about it at the SIA blog ... click here.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Dyslexia, how you vex me so!

My youngest dd is dyslexic, in year 3, and struggling badly. Thank goodness for Intrepica! This is an Australian website with short, appropriate level exercises. It's colourful, fun and affordable. If you have a child struggling with phonic learning, I encourage you to check it out. There's a 7 day free trial. Best of all the kids earn points & coins as they work, and then they can use the coins to dress up their avatar or play games.