Sunday, 30 March 2008

What is the meaning of your Name? Mine is:

What Michelle Means
You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

Recipe for your Personality

Here is mine:

The Recipe For michelle
3 parts Wisdom
2 parts Desire
1 part Compassion

Splash of Playfulness

Finish off with a squeeze of lime juice

Friday, 21 March 2008

Easter Friday

Well, I am home alone to do what I want, when I want and listening to Rock 'n Roll oldies on DSTV!!! Dereck left for Splashy Fenn on Thursday morning and Grant and his friends left at 04h00 this morning.
So, what have I been doing? Making chocolates for Easter, instead of buying them. I have had a lot of fun. It is really time consuming, but I really enjoy it. Once they were all made I put them into little packs with a ribbon and a sticker that I had bought previously.
Here is a sample of a few of them for the adults in the family ...

I also made a large hollow bunnie, wrapped it in cellphane and put it in a little basket and filled the basket with some of the above small chocolates and then wrapped the whole thing in cellophane. This is for Reg and Louisa (the Run/Walk for Life Managers) (Reg's nickname is "Bunnie"). I also made a card which looks like this ...

And what am I going to do next? I have bought some nice plastic boxes and am going to pack all my stamps and other scrapping things that are currently in my cupboard in them, so that I can clear the cupboard, get it dismantled and then have them rebuilt in a different place in the room.

So, watch the blog for some updates on my "Craft Room" makeover!!

Chocolate crafter signing off ...

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Week-end of Scrapping

This is another layout for Grant's album. I started it yesterday and have just finished it off now. The idea came from one of Desire's layouts with Uncle Peter and Juanita at Christmas. Thanks Desire for the inspiration. I had fun creating this and like how it turned out.
This is a layout of Grant's 8th birthday which I started this morning and have just finished. I can't believe how time has flown as it seems just like yesterday that we were arranging this party!

Scrapping up a storm signing off...

Saturday, 15 March 2008

My hairstyle

I recently went to have my hair cut. Although I had some hair cut off, I decided to keep the length as I have quite enjoyed my hair a bit longer at the back.

Here are some before and after pictures. Don't know how often I can get my hair to look like this as it seems to do it's own thing on the sides and keeps curling up!!

Curly wurly signing off...
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Some more layouts

These are two layouts I managed to start and finish last week.

Creative mom signing off...
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Some scrapping layouts

These are some layouts that I recently finished. These are for Grant's album which he will get when he turns 21 in January 2009.

Scrapping mom signing off...
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My Sister, Liesel

These are some "rare" pictures of my sister, who hates having her photo taken. It was at my mom's birthday lunch, that she agreed to smile for the photos - thanks Liesel.

Making the most of the moment signing off ...

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The Big 7-0H

It was my mom's birthday on 10 February 2008 (yes, I know that this is a very late posting but ...) and us children decided to club together and the girls would take her for a half day spa treatment.
Liesel fetched my mom on the Saturday (9 Feb) morning and came to my house where we went up to the Heritage Retreat where Bronwyn met us and told us what was going to happen. Mom's day started with a healthy breakfast, followed by a steam bath, then a full body massage, then a facial, then a pedicure and when she was ready to have her manicure, Debbie, Liesel and I came back and we also had either a manicure or a pedicure and all finished together. Mom has never done anything like this and I could see that she really had a great time. After that we went to a restaurant called Star Anise (spelling?) and had lunch. I don't think mom would be too happy if I displayed pictures of her at the spa!
On the Sunday 10 Feb, we went up to Debbie's house for a luncheon. The whole family (except Leanne who is currently in London) were there, including her brother Frank. We had all clubbed in and lunch consisted of:
Green salad
Curry and rice
Ice cream pudding
Chocolate malva pudding (which was also the birthday cake)
Merangues, with berries and cream

A great time was had by all.
This is the layout I did, using the "Desirable Landscaping" kit from doing life shoppe. I had to add a mounting as I didn't read the instructions properly!

It was also Lauren's (Grant's girlfriend) 18th birthday on the 9 Feb, so it was a double celebration.

A few pictures taken on the day.

Pampered and lunched out signing off ...