Tuesday - today has been spent avoiding the pantry and working on my Big Picture Scrapbooking classes. They aren't far away - I promise! The silly season and broken collar bones and blue bottle stings and trips to the beach and enjoying summer far too much held me up just a touch, but they are nearly done now. I'll be both releived and proud when that one happens.
The kids have been away today resulting in an altogether too loud volume of music coming from the radio. I'm hoping the neighbours were also away because it also resulted in an altogther too uncoordinated spate of dancing in my home. By myself. Just for a minute.
This song by Shawn Mullins came on and I was taken back 9 years to when I was extremely pregnant with Jacob. It was about the last time we had a summer this hot - 1999 and I was neck deep in prenatal depression, soon after to turn into a nasty case of postnatal depression - another story really. But as soon as I heard this song it took me back. It was one of the number one songs and it was played a lot. I found solace in it being played extremely loud at time, as I did again today. I'll be downloading the song and putting it on CD and scrapping *something* about that. I like to keep my scrapbooks real, but I also don't like my kids to find negative stuff (about themselves)- I'll be putting my thinking cap on about how to attack this one.
So. Links. Jo KNeller is giving away some stuff on her blog. The giving bug is going around.
I see Elsie has details of her new book on her blog. Her book is actually a recipe box full of 5x7 cards - interesting concept!
Scrapbook Savvy interviewed me last week and the link is here. (Reading it again to see what I said that will come back and bite me....)
Layle has posted the entire Providence line on her blog, again, sign up for giveaways!
I posted a heap of NEW Queen & Co CHA releases on this 2peas thread. Keep an eye on the Queen & Co blog where I'll be posting layouts using the new products and after Feb 3rd I'll be giving some of this product away!
Thanks for the comments on my last post - it's still open for comments for the giveaway.. so leave a comment if you haven't. I saved one of the comments as it sparked some journaling in my mind - thanks 2sweetmom for your words.
Oh and another link - This blog has a book club and this month they did layouts inspired by my book. I was especially blown away by the one called "With Love". Amazing inspiration in that blog post - support the girls and click through to visit their blog!
And todays giveaway! (I have more this week, so keep on checking back!)
It's older Queen & Co product but it's still gorgeous and I want to give it away to someone - leave me a comment, whereever you are from - I'd love to hear from you.