Thursday, 8 January 2009


Good Grief Charlie Brown its like i blinked and 2008 was gone and there was 2009 right smack bang in front of me, lights flashing, confetti throwing, sirens blaring, rearing to go! (ok so i over dramatized it just a little bit, but you know what i mean). AND Ok i admit, i personally am not, in any way shape or form, rearing to go! I am soooo behind in everything. And i mean everything. Time is my worst enemy right now. So if you have emailed me and are waiting on a reply....PLEASE HANG IN THERE...I'll be with you as soon as possible! This is a recording. LOL.

So whats keeping me busy already? Well mainly this handsome young fellow right here.
'SMILES' love of my life :)

Sam starts his first year of school On February 4th so I'm clinging to him like glue right now. I honestly cannot bear to think of what it will be like to have my little mate away from me all day, 5 days a week....breaks my heart (queue the violin music).

I'll be the mum clinging to the gate, crying hysterically on his first day (oh did i say on his first day? I meant his first YEAR..LOL) NO JOKE ! I may need an intervention!

Next...well I'm working on some new paintings and some furniture (for me and for my website). Plus my website needs and EXTREME MAKEOVER...the list goes on and on and on.

Here's a couple of pretties i finished.

Picked this gorgeous piece up for $5.00 at the local St Vinnies (they love me there, and vice verse). Potential PLUS huh??? YOU BETCHA SWEET BACKSIDE !


It's definitely a keeper so i thought i better be good and do up my timber one and sell it.

So of course Shane says "Oh i like that one better"
WHAT ??? NOOOOOOO !!!!!! Don't make it harder for me to choose!
Uh...honey for future reference...please don't confuse and irritate a woman wielding a staple gun...! best to stay on her good side. LOL.

So anyroad, that's a bit of what I'm up to. Busy busy like a little bee, that's me.

I PROMISE i am going to make it round to visit you all...even if it takes me all day and night ( i may have to start drinking coffee...Yikes).

I hope you all had THE BEST AND SAFEST CHRISTMAS' AND NEW YEARS. Thankyou for spending another year with me ! I hope this year will be full of pink, frou frou, friendship and more 'wet your pants' kind of laughter !

Love You All A Whole Bunch !

Pink Kisses (yep, for another year)


TattingChic said...

Your bench is amazing! You do such lovely work!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Shannnn....That able is amazing!
What a bargain! They more than love you.
and it really is lovely all tweaked up,Your old one is lovely too though.
I too am getting in sob,sob mode as My lil Pumpkin buy starts school to.
He is so indearing and such a good big brother to my girls and theefore aa vig helper to me.I am going to really miss him.
And tewo hours a week I will only have 1 child as my middle one is starting activity group.
Ahhhh where'd those tiny sweet smelling ,dribbly babies go?

Anonymous said...

My baby is going to school this year also, I wont be crying though! he is getting really bored at home and hey lets face it I am needing some nana naps that's for sure!! I will miss my little mate the house it kinda quiet when it's just me!! We live across the road from his school so I know he wont be far away!!
I just hope that he settles in well and feels great going to school!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Happy New Year! ADORABLE bench. Is there a proper term for that? I like them both, but love the first one. The iron work is just stunning. Yep, I'm a gate clinger. Always have been, always will. I always hate when school breaks are over. *sigh*

Sharon Ellery said...

What a find! You did a great job with it. Enjoy the rest of the holidays with Sam, but enjoy seeing him grow and learn at school too. He'll have a great time and look forward to time with mum too :-)


Cottage Rose said...

Hello Shann; I just love what you did to the table seat or what ever you call it, phone stand maybe. And way you did a fabulous job or redoing them. The fabric you used is so pretty. Love it Love it...

Have a great weekend.


Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Both of them are gorgeous! I don't think I can choose! Sorry...

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi sweetie! I have missed you so much! I can just imagine how you are dreading sweet little Sam going to school :( I am the same way with my little guys. He will have so much fun though Shann!

I LOVE the new piece!!! You did such a beautiful job on that! I just love the fabric and how you have it displayed!!

Love you,

MelsRosePlace said...

Happy new year Shannon - didnt it sneak up on us?? I cried the entire day my oldest daughter started grade 1 so you are not alone there! Love your new bargain purchase, it looks fabulous, Mel xxx

Gail McCormack said...

Happy New Year to you!
Yes a little disturbing when they start school....but Sam will always be your 'lil boy, doesn't mean he's going to forget you just cause he's at school, in fact I found it quite the opposite, they sort of needed me more once they started school...they needed to come home from school and be mothered...awh it's a great time Shann

Lori said...

"I" was the one crying for weeks on end when the kids went to school! Look how I cried for Marc! Oh I so love the newest creations!!! Wish i could find one here! Yes, I have indeed missed you to pieces!!! Now sweet Momma of Sam stop by I need to big favor, no actually a teeny one! Write soon, Love,lori

Lorri said...

I love the bench you recovered. Absolutely beautiful! What a terrific find.

Anonymous said...

FIVE BUCKS are you kidding!?! wow thats awesome! way to go looks so much better! I do have to say i love the new one better! come visit me i have been doing a little digital work now! hehe hugs


Kelly said...

You spend every second possible with Sam! And you clear that refrigerator door off cause it will be filled with pictures colored and paintings for Mom!!!!!

love ya and miss ya tons!!! But I am not going anywhere, when you are all settled and have free time drop me a line! But until then you two have a blast!

Big hugs from one mom to another!


Linda said...

Hi Shann,
I love both of the benches, good luck choosing which one to keep. LOL
Cheers and a Happy New Year.

Jules said...

OOh i am loving the new banner and the new seat,i mean i thought i liked the old one but i looove the new one.Sam is gonna miss you too.

joan said...

Hi Shannon,

That bench is so pretty and I hope it's not so hard when your little guy goes off. Hope you are having a great start to the New Year!

Alison Gibbs said...

Happy New Year to you and your sweet family Shann.
Those benches are so, so pretty!!
It will be fun when Sam goes to school, there are so many ways you can help out in class, so I am sure you will be the first Mum on the helpers list!!

The Vintage Rose said...

Oh both repurposed & recovered phone tables are fabulous! Enjoy the next 2 weeks with Sam! and remember most teachers love parent help with reading and writing! But maybe give him a little chance to settle in at first!