Sunday, 29 November 2009

Too Busy to Blog...


Yup I agree...that is a very sad state of affairs ;-( When I do have a moment {like now} I'm feeling tired & wanting to climb into bed instead! I have lots of news for you but not the energy to spit it all out so for now I'm leaving you with a You Tube tutorial I discovered. How to make your own Glimmer Mist. As I've yet to find a bottle of Glimmer Mist in this country I have had it on my mind for some time now to try to formulate a recipe. Well, as I suspected, a bit of this & that & a suitable alternative is possible. Haven't yet tried it but have the spray bottles lined up & the paint & glittery stuff ready...that's a start right?

I must mention, just out of sheer random interest, that this girl sounds a bit like me to me! Perhaps I'm not quite as eloquent but I definitely do not say Falatas {aka "Firelighters"} which is what I hear a lot of people requesting at the Garage Shop I frequent LOL...I had to stop & think HARD & had NO IDEA what they were asking for initially, until I saw the goods ;-D No offence meant to anyone here who does say "Falatas" by the way, it's just not the way I say it 'tis all I'm sayin'...




I am finding Blogland rather uninspiring at the moment, what with all the stuff about Thanksgiving going on, following on fairly shortly after Halloween that's not an occassion here either. Not sure what Thanksgiving is all about really but think it's a nice idea to kickstart the holiday season almost exactly a month prior to Christmas. Here we have no public holiday to go along with it {apparently it is only celebrated in America so must have something to do with their history} so without one it is not really possible to celebrate it as such but I have been contemplating all I have to be thankful for, which is never a bad thing {won't bore you with my list as it is pretty much standard}.

Now most blogs seem to be inundated with Festive projects & as there's not much festiveness going on in real life here it's difficult to "feel it" LOL! The malls have the standard decorations up - nothing spectacular - and as far as I know that's it! I read about "Santa Parades" & the like but here it seems to be 100% commercial & nothing else. Kids are still at school for 2 more entire weeks but thankfully exams are over. They are all still finishing at different times though, as the 2 older ones are having earlier closing times & not their normal long school days, nice for them but frankly a pain for me as it means I am darting in & out, back & forth, four times a day at least. Thank goodness DH does the early morning run usually...

The problem is that my mornings are now constantly interrupted. I hate stopping & starting & am not one of those people that works on many different things simultaneously or on a project over a period of time. I start a page & finish it some hours later {anything form 1.5 hours onwards} then I start the next one. Very few unfinished projects around here...I came across this on Becky's blog tonight - basic but just what I need right now so I've added spray paint to the grocery list! Maybe it will be a good project for you too, if you are also feeling like you don't have time to make some of the more elaborate Christmassy projects out there at the moment...

Well, for someone who had nothing to say I don't think I've done too badly LOL! And to anyone who actually makes it to the end of this boring post I WON SOMETHING!!! Yup - over at one of my favourite possies, last weekend during their crop. {You can see my layouts in their gallery otherwise I'll be posting them here this week anyway} Not sure what I have won yet LOL but am told it is "exciting" so that bodes well...will let you know! I will post my winning layout soon. I have discovered that it's pretty easy to win stuff if you actually enter...now why didn't I think of that before???!!! I have numerous finished layouts to show you this week ;-D
Hope you all had a good weekend - we have had rain & more rain!



10 comments:

topkatnz said...

Congrats on your win! Gosh I hope you are a touch more eloquent than the glimmermist lady cos I found her very difficult to watch! It's a good thought tho ...

Vicki said...

Yes you do have to be in to win LOL - congrats. Will have to look at the DIY glimmermist later as my computer is extremely slow and I just can't bothered with it. Glad I'm not doing your school run though!!

Carol B said...

my youngest son has that type of accent, even though hubby and I don't-- "KElloggs" is pronounced "KAlloggs", and "I" is pronounced "aaah."(irritates me, seems it's picked up at school or from the media)
we are slowly starting to feel it's Christmas soon. Make a point of playing some Christmas music whenever I can, and baked some fruit muffins with marzipan topping.
I'm still a competiton/blogmoney virgin....so I make do with freebies. Congrats on your win.

Shayne said...

My friend has started a scrap shop just up the road from me and has the most amazing papers etc (all the latest stuff) including Glimmer Mist for R40 a bottle - so if you want shout and i'll send you some.

xxx

Helen Tilbury said...

Heidi I was talking about her accent really but I agree she is a bit all over the place - making videos is nervewracking y'know! Carol "Ja!" it's the I's here that become aaaaaaaaaaahs but particularly in this province, which is meant to be the most English speaking LOL! You should start to enter some comps - I have only just started after a year on the internet so I know how you feel, but I have been amazed & because so many people don't enter there are sometimes as few as 6 entrants so your chance of winning is good if you do your best work & it gets your layouts done anyway so even if you don't win you learn a lot & achieve something too. Shayne I would love loads of glimmer mist, if it's the real thing {Maya Road or Tattered Angels} & to make it easier for you I am quite happy to liaise with her on the phone if you give me her number. If she has good stock then online shopping would be the way to go for her. I buy fairly regularly from the local online stores as between the lot of them I can usually find something worth having & there aren't a lot of scrap stores in Durban. Thanks!

Shayne said...

if you'd like to liase with her directly that's fine. She doesn't have an on-line shop. I'll mail you. It is the real stuff. Tattered Angels.

Lynette said...

Congrats on the win.

Helen Tilbury said...

Thanks Shayne - I don't mind how I do it - just don't want to hassle you 'tis all. First up I need to know what colours she has. Either you can let me know or she can tell me - just thought it would be easiest for me to call her then I can make my mind up there & then & she can send me her bank details. Thanks for the heads up there - I can't wait!

tania said...

hi helen, rather late than never!! i also been a bit off the net lately, congratulations on your win, you sure added some prizes to your name this month,hey? hope you are doing well!!

Desire Fourie said...

Congrats on your new stash winnings ... enjoy.
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Desire