Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Bit of This, A Bit of That ... and a little bit of the everyday

Got a little bit of a mixed bag to share today.  Last night in the middle of a seemingly mundane moment,
i was suddenly struck by how perfectly and wonderfully every day it was.  Simply getting dinner organised was one of those family moments that you just want to remember.  Claire and I chopping up ingredients for our favourite salad, Cooper munching away on cucumber and capsicum as fast as Claire could cut it, Lachy drawing and scoffing olives and feta {yep you heard right... he just LOVES them!!}, Troy out at the BBQ cooking the marinated pork loin chops.... and Maddi was at the pool for squad and club night!!  oh well, it was nearly a perfect everyday family moment!  :))

oooh... and the salad:

yum - lettuce, baby spinach, cucumber, capsicum, roasted pumpkin, olives, feta and toasted slivered almonds... the kids just can't get enough!

Anyway, you're not here to listen to me bang on about salad are you?

Well, a few of you have mentioned this yearly event already, and i'm really happy and excited to say
that we are dedicating a thread over at the Boxx on the December Daily project!!
 For those of you who want to give it a go, but would like a little encouragement and sharing
of ideas, i urge you to consider joining us.  i've started getting materials together and have decided
to go for a red, cream and kraft theme... just can't bring myself to put green with it!  lol.
Here's my stash so far:

I also recently did a sketch for the latest Boxx newsletter
Here is the sketch:

and here is the layout to go with it.

If you'd like to give it a go, I would LOVE to see!!!
Please leave me a link so i can have a little lookie... :))

and lastly {phew, i hear you say!!}, i also gave the Get Picky sketch a go.
They have a great team of designers over there, so if you haven't done so already
head over there for a look!  :)  i have absolutely no idea what possessed me to do this
long skinny lil thing, but i like it ... hehe!  it's nice to do a really simple lo sometimes too
and not get bogged down in details and complicated stuff.

Here is the sketch:

and here is my skinny guy:

Thanks for lasting the whole post! ... now, i have a whole lotta cleaning
to do for the inlaws visit   :))



Leanne said...

I love your everyday "stuff" It's the little things that need to be documented! Gorgeous lo's and I think I will have to try out your sketch! hee, if only I could conjure up a few extra hours!

Anonymous said...

Oh! love the look of your december daily bits and pieces Julie! I'd join in but i just know it would be something i would start and not finish!

And that salad? Yum...will be trying that one :)

Treesa said...

Wow love the layouts and the salad :) I want to try that one!

Christine said...

What precious pics on your skinny LO, so gorgeous! And that LO from your sketch for the Boxx is just amazing, you should be so proud of that!

Nerrida said...

Your sketch layout is terrific and LOVE that 'music' layout too.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous work Jules. The Boxx sketch LO is beautiful!! Can't wait to see your finished December project... just love all the yummy the bits & pieces! :)

Leanne said...

woot woot... woot woot.. i love that one of DDno1.
and also that last one.. LOL>.. and still LOL>. what a coolio set of photos.. so funny..
oh and the salad sounds great, cept the cucumber, pumpkin and olives... LOL.. how healthy are you.. actually its been cool here again this week so i dont feel like a salad but thanks for offering.. oh you werent offering... oh...
well oneday i might come and visit and then you can offer..
okay so thats enough..something WEIRD has happened to my head... see my blog.. weird... i know.. okay. SUgar BAby

Melinda said...

I just love your bits and that post!! First of all that salad is yummo!!! I am going to have to make it this weekend!! I am going to try and join in on the December Daily too...been wanting to for ages now..your little kit looks devine! Love your sketch..think I will have to give it a go! And your get picky LO is PERFECT!! Love those cute little photos! xo

Tanya Tahir said...

I really love both of these. Your work is amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with our first challenge at Get Picky.

Michelle said...

How clever you are little sis. I just sat down for a quick peek at your latest work and entered the time warp.....i hour ymmy salad or dinner happening for me tonight.....congrat's on the selection to the design team. Look forward to jumping in on Saturday and having more of a peek.
Luv M and my shadow (Miss LouLou) XXXX

kathie said...

Oh it's so fun to see you playing along with Get Picky. I so wish I had time to do a layout for your Boxx challenge. I don't think I am going to get the time though. If only I had a few more days in the week (damn work!). Love your December album - and no, I agree to not add green. I can never work with green and red together. They do nothing for me. I love the red and the cream.

MARILYN said...

Beautiful pages, Jules!!as usual! ..and the salad... Yummy! Those moments with our kids and the family are priceless!!! I enjoy those moments, too....We are blessed!!!

Jasmine S said...

Love that sketch and hope to have a go at some stage. Your photos are stunning and love the music notes.
Get picky sketch looks great flipped too.