Monday, 31 December 2007

... and so another year ends

Well 2007 might not have been THE year I had hoped it would be... but then it wasn't too bad either... we finally got into our new house and have settled in fairly well. There is still some stuff to finish off but it's getting there... slowly but getting there... definitely some NY's resolutions there!

I DID get my scraproom though so finally here are some photos to share... ain't my DH just a darlin'? It's all in the way you hold your tongue you know ;) hehehehe You can bet I owe him BIG time for doing this! hahahaha I have IKEA'd my house to within an inch of it's life now.

I got these paper racks a little while ago and I LOVE THEM... bit pricey but very cool!
As you can see I have far too much paper... but I have resigned myself to the fact that I enjoy collecting it as much as I enjoy scrapping with it... and that's OK! LOL

Jeez, we drink ALOT of coffee!

The only thing left to do is get the wire put up across the top of these shelves above my desk (although I suspect I might be pushing my luck with DH! LOL). It's another IKEA thingy (meant to be used for a curtain track) and has little clips... I am going to use it as a "clip-it up" to have all those bits and pieces sitting on the cupboards (in front of the coffee jars) hanging where I can see them... and actually USE them!

So while 2007 might not have lived up to all my expectations it has still been pretty good. Scrap wise I won a couple of cool comps and won a position on the Scrap World DT. I also had 3 LOs accepted for publication in SM... ummm I think the first 2 will be in Vol 9 No. 10. So I am pretty chuffed about all that. I have made heaps of online friends and enjoyed rubbing cyber (and real) shoulders with some of the most amazingly talented (and genereous) ladies you could ever hope to meet and call friends.

Life wise the kids have grown, I have too (LOL... another resolution there too! LOL)... DH started a new management position in his job and things in our life are good. I am certainly not complaining and I know our lives are blessed...BUT

... 2008 is going to be MY year... I am determined to get my act together and get back to being the organised person that I know can be and enjoy being. I am going to join the gym, lose weight and get fit, I am going spend more time playing with my kids... instead of yelling at them! These are my New Year's Resolutions and I am determined to achieve them. You just wait and see! LOL

Tonight we are going to see in the New Year with family and friends and just enjoy being together.

We have much to be thankful for... we are safe, we are happy, we are healthy (well, that could do with some improvement as previously mentioned but you know what I mean! LOL), we are together.

I wish you and yours these simple blessings.

Here's to 2008... may it be YOUR year too.


Michelle Jamieson said...

Good on you, Am...a woman who knows what she wants to achieve. And you're Scrap room, I LOVE!! Love all your Ikea cupboards!

Have a wonderful New Year!

Chelle Xx

Jodie said...

i reallllllly want to go to ikea...its so far :(

happy new year ;)


purplecrazymum said...

Love the scrap room... and I totally hear you on the "more playing, less yelling", it's one of my goals, too!!

May 2008 bring you all your heart desires!

Anonymous said...

I too have decided Family first for the coming Year A.M. FIRST and FORMOST in my new year book of life xxx

and I agree with all of what your said about the scrapping community xxx So glad to have been able to view a few of your debates... don't change you xxx I like your out look on life a

Love to you and your family for a wonderful New Year xxx

love your scrap room and I update my blog on occasion too xxx

Anthea said...

WOW AM, what a scrap room!! but is it still looking as organised?? LOL

you have had a big year this year, here is to the new one!!

Donna said...

I am totally coveting your scrap room - you lucky girl! We're downsizing our home and I actually LOSE my room (boohoo)! Anyway - happy new year to you Binxy and look forward to seeing the storm you scrap up in that new creative haven of yours!

Melissa said...

GORGEOUS scrap room AM I am SO jealous LOL!
Hope you have a great night and that 2008 brings you everything you wished for and more :-)

Lali said...

WOW girl I am green with envy that scraproom is gorgeous.

Yours resolutions sound a bit like mine hope they are all achieved by you chicky.


Scrappylicious said...

Wow your Scraproom is gorgeous ;)Happy New Year

ann_dee78 said...

OMG - you have an awesome scraproom!!

memoryfairy said...

Holey Moley!!! Your scrap room looks AMAZING!!!! Happy New Year Binxy...I'm gonna try yelling at my kids ALOT less too ;o)

Julie said...

Oh wow Binx what a room I so love it.

Tara said...

OMG AM I am so freakin jealous of your scraproom!!! I am gonna show my hubby your pics so he stops whingeing about how big mine is LOL

No wonder your LO's are so AWESOME!!

Michelle Jamieson said...

Forgot to add...You've been tagged!
Check out my blog for details!

Chelle Xx

scrapwitch said...

wow.thats some impressive room...seriously where the hell is all the fabulous work you have created in there??????

hope you had a fab festive period.
check out my blog for a peek at your cj ,and my entry in it

me said...

and i was excited about my new lookin my scraproom....I am so jealous of your room, it is AWESOME Anne-Marie!!
May 2008 be full of everything you dream of chooky! It has been so great getting to know you in 2007, and I hope to get to know you more in 2008!
Chat soon
Ali x

AngC said...

Wow AM!!! Love your scraproom - now I just need an IKEA to come to Rocky and I'll be set! lol

karen e said...

OMG what a sensational room...lovin all that Ikea

nikkihelen said...

I love your scrap room, colour me jealous........might have to switch to Moccona coffee and stalk my Ikea........

Nicole said...

Hey AM, love the room, and your goals.

Hope the new year is going great for you so far.

If I'm ever heading for WA you will be one of the first stops.