Giveaway closed - thanks for all your lovely comments!
Today is the day I give away stuff on my blog. Because it's Wednesday and the sun is shining, because I have things I can share, and because I decided this morning to be kind to myself today, and I can easily be kind to you too. Because that's a feel-good thing, right?
The plan is for you to leave me a comment at the end of this post. Anything. Tell me if the sun is shining in your part of the world. Tell me if you are being kind to yourself today, or give me your favourite choux pastry recipe because the one I used the other night failed miserably. Full credit to my own kiwi ingenuity though, I put two together, whipped cream inbetween, drizzled them in chocolate icing and told the family they were a new recipe for 'chocolate flat-cakes'. Oh yes. They loved it. But back to giving stuff away. I have three packets of happiness to send out in the mail. Anywhere in the world because this is a world-wide gig. Leave a comment, that's a selfless promotion to get comments because I seriously love it when you do, and I'll draw some winners.
That's one happy idea for the day, and here is another. Don't think I'm finished telling you about South Africa, BTW, I have more to share but in the meanwhile I wanted to spread the love with some other ideas.
Are you going away and leaving your kiddos anytime soon? Shhh what was that? I think I heard about 350 people whisper "I wish" under their breath. I'm a traveller. I travel to work. I travel to teach. My kids are used to spending time with their grandparents and their Dad. I firmly believe that it's OK that I do this, but helps me to leave them a little something to help them count the days.
This takes no time to do. It doesn't need to be a masterpiece. The key ingredients are some lollipops, cardboard, a marker and some tape. I roughly write up a calender, outlining each of the days I will be away. I tape 3 lollipops to each day (one for each of my children) and highlight a few days that they might get a little pressie as well. The kids get a treat each day and as the lollipops disappear, they know I'm getting closer to coming home. Don't ya love it? Feel free to eat the leftovers yourself while you create this essential travel item. Seriously. That's OK, it's neccessary even.
Scrappy plans - Today is the last day to register for Double Take at Big PIcture Classes if you were thinking about it. We have been going for 5 days in this workshop and it's a huge success. See, there is that feel good feeling again. I love it when a plan works out. I love it when a class works so well.
True Scrap has released the schedule for the True Scrap weekend coming up soon. You can see it here.
AND DID you KNOW (no you didn't because I neglected to tell you,I was worried I was going on about True Scrap too much but then I shouldn't leave out information about prizes, right?) .. do you know there are a whole heap of giveaway draws for those that register before the 30th Sept? Everyone that registers before that date goes in to win some of the following:
Simple Scrapper download - 1 year Simple Pages / Simple Projects subscription to 1 winner
1 free class (choice of Keep Calm & Stay Organized, Light Your Fire, or any class in the next year) to 1 winner (courtesy of Jennifer Wilson and Erin Bassett)
Hero Arts digi goodies (courtesy of Jennifer McGuire)
Paperclipping membership (courtesy of Noell Hyman)
Digital Scrapbooking Basics (courtesy of Paula Gilarde)
"Exposure" online photography class (courtesy of Katrina Kennedy)
Jenni Bowlin October kit, plus vintage holiday release (courtesy of Lisa Dickinson and Jenni Bowlin)
Scraphappy membership (courtesy of Lain Ehmann)
4 classes in each of Online Card Class and Inspiration Showcase (courtesy of Jennifer McGuire)
Pass for two to Shimelle.com class of your choice (courtesy of Shimelle Laine)
So I guess if you were one of the people thinking of registering but hadn't got there yet, this is your cue to actually get off your butt and register. There is clearly no better time?.
Anyway. I have two hours before the kids come home from school. I have three deadlines and the last few levels of Plants vs Zombies to conquer before they do. Wish me luck.