Sunday, September 28, 2014

Family Getaway

As we do each September school holidays we pack up our caravan and hit the beach for ten days. We love it here.. it is a very quiet hidden locational in Northern NSW.  A nice size caravan park and the cars give way to the kids on scooters, bikes and trikes.. They rule the park here which is so great to see.  Everyone is very safe here.. The beach only really consists of the caravan residents.  Daily we get to spot the dolphins and whales strutting there stuff, the kookaburras are so tame here and we get to feed them out of our hands.  I love to just STOP the daily grind and take a breather and do nothing for ten days.  It is so nice. The daily grind for most opus is rushing from school to work, to get the groceries, pay the bills, get home and cook dinner bla bla bla.  Here is the opportunity to do nothing.. And the nice thing is... is that I don't feel at all guilty.

Ive been that content and relaxed that I decided to finally CLEAN OUT my computer.. Mainly my photos.  You can so rapidly accumulate so many photos you don't at all need.. and I never get that time at home to do this.  There is always something more important needing my attention.  So... 2 nights ago I did this.   I own a MacBook Pro.  I went into Finder and went to Pictures.  This is where my resized photos all go to.  So... mostly being duplicates I decided they were all safe to trash.  I also was under the understanding that whatever you trash, will still be in your PHOTOS in iPhoto.  If you delete an image from here.. THEN they go to the Trash Can??
What I didn't know was..... that at the bottom of PICTURES in Finder.... is your (or my) iPhoto Library.  Because I didn't know this.. I highlighted ALL MY PICTURES in Pictures and sent to TRASH.  I was ever so tidy and even cleaned out my TRASH... 

That night I went to edit an image I had taken that day. iPhoto asked me if I wanted to create a new album??? Mmmmm I started to stress... and.. suddenly become feeling a little SICK.  Yes that is right.. I had 10 photos left in my whole computer.  These are the ten I left in Pictures.
At this stage I could not work out what had happened.  I rung Apple the next day and after one hour they could not sort out anything for me.  Today I found a Free Data Recovery program.  It has been recovering my photos for 5 hours today.. it says 4 hrs remaining.  I will see at the end of the recovery if I will get them back or if they ask me to pay to get them back. But it looks promising as I can see all my photos being recovered while watching.  So fingers crossed.
The program is called Softtote Mac Data Recovery.

And get this.. This will make you laugh.. I was that good at spring cleaning I finally got the FORMAT my SD card from my Canon.  Yip!!!!! formatted miles of photos finally with all our holiday photos on.. OMG.... look what happens when I become a neat freak!!!!  Well I guess it is one big fat lesson learned.
We have just two days left on our holiday.  I am looking forward to seeing my besties again.  I miss all my girls all the time.  I will back to Daisys Friday night for a good night in with the girls and scrap my night away.
Thanks for dropping in.  I will keep you posted with my success with recovering my photos.  Fingers crossed.

Take care my friends.. Cant wait to check out all my favorite blogs.

Love and hugs
Moonie x

PS.. sorry no photos to share (not funny)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Documenting my Week 35

Last week we had a great week.  Ken and I got to hang out for a day together on the scooters.. Was divine..
I have used a mix of papers and cards again this week. I can't even name where some of them are from but I love to go through and find older cards which are quite good for the moment.
Below is my Week 35 digi element I have printed out.  I bought this from The Lilypad. I think?? I can't seem to find it but there are others in there that I have purchased previously.. I love them.

I like this card because it is me.. pausing !!!!!!

Below is the first card from the Heidi Swapp Project Life My Favorite Things Core Kit.  Now in most Spotlight stores in Australia and New Zealand.  Also 20% off this current catalogue.

I have had these tiffany blue liquid pearls for a couple of years.  I love this colour so I thought I would have a little play with them.  I really like the finished look.  And they are a lot more inexpensive than enamel dots.

Below right I have used the cute little Close To My Heart Flip Flap protectors.  They are so cute and great when you run out of space for your journalling.

And the other side of the Flip Flap

I have just got a third of Heidi Swapps Core kits.. Her new ones Dreamy and Favorite Things.. They are lovely.  I am looking forward to using a bit of pink and aqua and gold.. Lovely together.
Have a great week girls.. 
Will be back very soon
Moonie x

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Mix & Match Collection - Kaiser Craft

Good morning everyone and what a wonderful day it is here on the Sunny coast.. we have the sun shining, the waves splashing and the temp is a nice 22 degrees.. I am on my 4.5 days off at the moment and I wake up so excited to have another day off.. I truly am grateful for every single hour I have off work lol.... I love my ME time.

Its pretty much good fun working in Craft @ Spotlight.  I get to see all the new goodies that arrive in dispatch and do a new layout for new products.  Last week I unpacked this lovely Kaiser Craft.  I dont usually use Kraft Colour on my layouts.. but I loved the fresh pop of white, red and black with this collection.  It is only in the 12 x 12 papers but that was simple.  I just cut it up into my 6x4s and went from there.

I dont often use the same collection for a week (double pages spread) but you need to with Kraft I think. 

 I looove these little Doily stickers.. so easy to use.. Just peel off and waaa laa..
And you can also use the bottom tab of the paper like I have.

I love these Amy Tan thickers.. so yummy for you tummy

The food here was absolutely divine.
That desert you can see was a coconut soft moist cake with liquorice flavoured ice-cream.. Ive wanted to try liquorice ice-cream for forever.. today I did.. I was amazing.. not strong.. just the perfect hint of liquorice.

In the above pocket I have used the little Close to my Heart Flip pockets.  They are great if you have something to add.

In the above middle pocket I have actually adhere my photo to the top of the page.. I didnt want to cut this one up.

So make sure you give this collection a go.. Its fun and easy to work with.. Simple or busy... 
have a great day everyone.. and keep that mojo flowing .
Moonie xxx

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Middle of the year!!! OH Dear!!!

Hi there.. I cannot believe we are at the middle of the year already.. on the count down for the end of the year?? No way... not me.. I must say I nearly fell over at work the other day when I saw Christmas fabric in despatch !!! Holy smoke!  Too soon for me.. Im just getting over Easter.
I am pleased to share that I am now currently up to date with my Project Life.. After 18 months of doing Project Life.. I have always been about 4-5 weeks behind.. Im not quite sure how I caught up.. I keep going back through my pages to see what weeks I have missed.. but no.. I am simply up to date.

This is great for me and I am not used to it but I am making the most of my spare time.  I have picked up my crochet blanket I am trying to get finished,  I have made a few cards, I have sanded down an old table and painted it over and white washed it, and had a bit more time to myself.  Crazy I know... but the way I PL is very time consuming.  

I am looking forward to my Project Life Retreat that is coming up on the 18 October being held at Daisy Chain Scrapbooks here on the Sunshine Coast.  That is just so exciting for me to see all the lovely girls again. We have a ball and inspire each other all weekend.  We can also talk rubbish all weekend and we all get each other lol
I am excited about next week.  I have made some changes in our home in the past 2 months. Mainly soft furnishings.  We have got a new dining room suite, mirror to make a statement, rug and new lounge suite that arrives next week.  It has been a 10 week wait and I dont think we will get it a day early either.. but next week is the day.  This will finish off the changes we have made.  I can't wait. I will post a photo when I have it in and has made its place inside.
My hubby and I got to have 2 days away on our own.. One night in Brisbane. Not at all long but we were so excited to have some us time out.  DS went to a friends place in Brisbane to a beautiful family where he feels very much at home.  They are very cool and Im so pleased DS feels good there.

My husband is so passionate about these diggers

My favorite city
Brisbane Qld Australia

OMG how embarrassment !!

Getting there...

Fun fun on the beach...

My little logo I created for my Facebook page. Go and check us out.. Just request to become a member and we will add you asap x


 I love these photos of my boys down our street!

Twudy girl and I

I seriously have to walk around with my eyes closed.  There are so many yummies out there at the moment.. So many temptations.. but I have to say no!!.. It is a want and not a need!!
Sadly I left the chair there but was apparently sold an hour after I left it there.. Gone to a good home I am sure.

A big thank you to Sue Brown who designed this wee canvas Camera embellishment.. they are super cute 

LOVING my new size 12 jeans I treated myself on our weekend in Brisbane.. Although my hubby reasons I should have got a discount.. due to the holes in the knees lol
He just doesnt get it 

 A snap shot of my room before I got my wood grain wall paper hung last week.

Now after with my new wall paper feature wall

This was us yesterday out for a bush walk. Man I just love my family.. They are so beautiful to me.  I am so so blessed to have such a great life..Life does not have to be perfect to be great!!!!!!

I get to see my long lost friend from Mission Beach in the morning.. We havent seen each other for about 5 years.. so it will be fun to catch up.  So nice to have friends like this!!  She had her own scrapbooking shop up in Tully FNQ but got hit severely by the cyclone 2 years ago and has paid its toll on her.  They have moved south and cannot wait to give her bear hugs tomorrow.
Well I hope you are all still getting inspired somewhere and inspiring others each day as it goes by.  I love art and I love to share and be inspired by you all too.
Take care and keep happy and positive 
Moonie girl x