Thursday, June 28, 2012
I did love nail polish and wore it most days from about 15ish until August 2003 when I started in records management full time. All the paper handling ruined the polish but helped the nails grow.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
And splashed out to get some new base coat, top coat and colours thanks to her inspiration. I've not done my nails in a couple of years, so I'm thankful Seche Vite covers a multitude of sins!
Even Emily decided she was "a bit bigger now" so she could get her nails done too!
Next up... Nail stamping (once I get better at avoiding cuticle flooding)
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
You love to look to see new and familiar voices. You especially love Daddy and Emily talking to you.
You are 'a happy little boy' as Emily would say and are quite good about going to sleep in your own bassinet.
You have slept 8 hours once, but more usually do 6, 3, and 2 hours at night.
You are blessed with lots of relatives who love to visit and I am often stopped when we are out by people who comment on your gorgeous blue eyes and how alert you are.
You are very good in the car, but when it's time for a feed or nappy change you have quite a good cry on you!
You are starting to enjoy family dinners and manage to stay awake for tea time now.
Bath time is also a favourite and you love to hold Emily's hand while Daddy washes you. In the trough you stretch out to touch the ends and like to look at the taps.
I love you my little boy.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
A class with Lain - name your price!
I hope to see you inside!
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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Real Life Photography
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Friday, June 15, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
I’m excited to be part of the Biz Camps class coming up next week and just wanted to share this class with you. If you are building an business in the creative space I know you’ll be inspired by Jennifer’s actionable steps to building a business with happy, loyal customers. Jennifer knows her stuff, and is the owner of Simple Scrapper.
Biz Camp 101 demystifies the online tools and approaches today’s small businesses need to know and lays out exactly how to attract and build relationships with the creative consumer.
Registration is open!
Get started with marketing your business online by enrolling in the Summer 2012 session of Biz Camp 101. With this online course, you will:
- You’ll receive 10 downloadable PDF lessons with action-oriented assignments. The lessons provide your basic training as well as a jumping off point for further discussion.
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I’d be thrilled to see you inside!
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
It's time again for Ella's Take 12. On the 12th of each month I stop and take (hopefully 12) photos of our daily life. There’s also monthly theme prompts in the Take Twelve pack, but I’m keeping it simple with a toddler and new baby!
What is Take Twelve?The goal of the 2012 Take Twelve Project is to take 12 photos on the 12th day of each month for a full 12 months—and scrapbook them! You can join in the fun any month of the year, but we hope you'll join in starting January 12. Get the scoop at ellapublishing.com/taketwelve.
Learn more about the history of the Take Twelve project and see Ella’s FAQ section.
Are you taking 12? Don't forget to share them on Instagram or Twitter with #take12 hash tag or in our Flickr group
I've been using Instagram to take my photos each month (mostly) supplemented with my Canon IXSUS point and shoot.
Here’s my photos for the Take 12 year so far…
Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.
PS Have you got the free Ella Sampler ebook yet?
Monday, June 11, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Mummy do you want to play with me?
Edward is a happy baby
Carrying baby doll in the new carrier
Learning to tell the time (well sort of)
Learning to share even the favourite toys at Pebbles
Loving to visit Aunty Lauren at work (not for much longer)
Learning surprises can be good