Thursday, 30 October 2008

Back online!

After being without an internet connection for some 10 days, due to the moving, I'm back! The last 10 days were exhausting! Kind of what I expected, knowing we had to unpack 150 boxes, put the furniture in place and live (=work, eat, clean) at the same time! But we did it, and although not everything is really finished, we are settled in! It's a great house, I love it! I tried to take a couple of pictures, but after the good weather we had since beginning september, autumn finally arrived and the light is BAD for pictures!

Let's start with the truck with our furniture and boxes, it was HUGE:

yep, 70m3 is a lot!

Next, two pictures to show the colors we chose for the living room. Don't mind the mess on the table, they come with moving in!! :

I had received a publicity from La Redoute with this color scheme for walls/curtains, so I copied them and ordered from their competition :-D I quite like the chocolate brown, cream/whitish walls with the anis-green curtains, I'll have to scrap these colors too ;-) I'll ask coordinating table cloths from the Pere Noel, to finish it!
The kids both have a room for themselves plus one room they share to play in. That room is a mess no matter what I do or say! So no pictures of that one for now ;-) Their bedrooms are finished furnishing but the decorating still has to be done, they have loads of little posters and images to put on their walls, but that is no priority! Just to give you an idea:

I don't thing it is really necessary which room belongs to which child!?

The kids are on holiday this week. Luckily Richard is still at home so I didn't have a problem for the daycare. This morning they left to visit the grand parents for 4 days, 4 looooong days (for me that is!) but I'm here because I have a job to go to. But well, I'll go for christmas!

I hope to be able to get quite some scrapping done, I have picked out some challenges I want to do, have a couple of pictures I want to scrap badly and I need to inaugurate my new scrap corner. I don't have pictures yet, but will publish these soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 19 October 2008

We got our house!

Yesterday morning, we officially became owners of our house! Yay!!! I'm happy ;-)

In the end of the morning, we went to our house, to take a look at it in empty state, and it was quite OK, in good state! We met the former owners there so that they could explain the functioning of certain things, like the heating, and we had a little champagne to celebrate the event! The kids met our new neighbours who have a little girl (4 yo) and immediately made friends, and went to play. They are happy too! :-)

After lunch, Richard attacked the wall paper in the living room, because we decided to change that before our furniture arrives on Tuesday (yay!!!) and I went shopping for food and for curtain rails. Mission not entirely accomplished, but we are not in a hurry! Today Richard will return to the house and he can start putting the paper on, I am sooooo curious to know what it's gonna look like! Myself I will go to the house to take pictures, which I hope to publish here tonight! I took a couple yesterday, please note the blue sky :-D

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Good mailday!

Just an ordinary Tuesday, lightened up by GREAT mail! A couple of weeks ago, two to be exact, I 'altered' a journal for a journaling challenge on classyscrappers, hosted by Adriann, who has this wonderful blog, check it out! And just for doing the challenge, for participating, she sent a wonderful little RAK to everybody! I received it today, that was really quick for mail from the US! It was a cute little kit with flowers, ribbons etc, thank you Adriann! This is the journal I made:

When picking up the kids from school, I was able to also pick up my curtains that I ordered. The package was quite heavy, glad to be home with it, but OMG, I love my curtains :-) Our house is going to be so beautiful ;-) Only 5 more days to go!!

Monday, 13 October 2008

D-6, we're getting there!

Only 6 more days to go!! I just suddenly realised that i have loads to do for the move: change of address at the post office, cards with our new address for family and friends and change address at official things such as health insurance... Get a telephone number! :-O Didn't think of that one before!!! And soon after the telephone number, get internet!!! Sometimes I hear horror stories of people without a connexion for like 4 to 8 weeks, can you imagine that?!? I can't, I'm lost without Internet!!!

So yesterday I blogged about the beautiful weather here, to make things more true for readers, here are some pictures! They're not the best ever, but at least they show the blue sky, that's what the pictures are all about anyway!

Have a good Monday!

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Weekend occupations and blog challenge

It's the end of a BEAUTIFUL weekend, can't believe we actually had 30° in October! (Celsius!) We didn't do too much, just walk around, play in the garden and the playground, we had a beer in town on a sunny terrace and that's it!

No, not really, as we will have our new house NEXT WEEK, we ordered curtains, an oven and a dishwasher! :-) This all took me quite some time, because the colors of the curtains, as well as the measures of course, had to be Right, the oven and dishwasher had to be ordered for the lowest price possible ;-) so it took me quite some surfing! But it's all going to arrive soon, can't wait!!!! 6 more days and we'll have our house!

I once in a while do a blog challenge from Two Peas :

Challenge for today~ Are you good at remembering dates on pictures? Or do you have to write it all down...

I'm a mess with dates, from really old pictures (well, everything is relative, if you're 35, you don't really have really old pictures...) I don't even really remember the year... But luckily for me, Digital photography was invented and all my pictures have the date in their memory :-) Except for the ones from before-digital, and for these I just don't have the date... Too bad.

That's all for now, wish you all a good week!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

It's getting better already...

Even though the blog "look" is not perfect yet, there are some improvements, thanks to the wonderful lessons of Kimberly Brimhall from SisTV! I made the banner myself!!!! OK, not perfect yet, but I am proud :) I have tried to insert a nice background, but lost my columns in the process, so I gave up on that. I also still have to make my list of blog links to blogs that I like, I need to give category labels to my posts, I would like to make diaporama of my scrapbookpages that I like most (well, not gonna put the ugly ones here for everyone to see, am I?) etc. etc. etc. Enough to keep me busy for a while!

A slight problem *might* be that I'll probably be without an Internet connexion for a while. Moving houses means disconnect to the world! :O ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO AND WE'LL BE THE PROUD OWNERS OF A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE!!! We are soooo impatient! Alban mostly because he will finally be able to play with Buzz Lightyear, who's been in a box since the end of August, I know, aweful mistake in planning! Me because we will finally have ALL our stuff again, can't believe how much I miss my clothes, my furniture, my mugs :) and of course my scrap stuff! It's gonna be so much fun, but also so much work, to unpack the boxes and give everything its little place in our new home! Scooby won't know what's happening, moving again! But she'll get used to it and certainly won't be sorry to NEVER see our 8 neighbour cats again :)

I'll leave it to that today, I'll try to work some more on the blog this weekend. No new pictures of layouts to show at the moment :(

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Welcome on my NEW blog!

Totally doesn't look good, my blog, doesn't it? Well, I'm taking this class from SiSTV all about making your blog beautiful, fun and readable, so keep looking over the next days/weeks for improvements, like a new banner (personalized, please!), a beautiful background and... I don't know what else yet, the class just started yesterday :-)

Today's homework was making a post about what I want blogging to be for me. Ideally it would be a funny, goodlooking blog with lots of news, scrapbooking, stories about books, films, TVshows, gossip, politics (???) or anything else that crosses my mind, and then really ideally I would publish my blog as a book and make LOTS of money :-) One can dream! Although I doubt that in the current crisis period, people will spend their money on my blog book...
To look a little out of the ideal situation, I basically want this blog to be my communication to the world, whether that is to family and friends who are now 1100 km north from me (I moved!), my neighbour (who I haven't met yet!) or curious blog-spotters on the other side of the Atlantic. We'll move into a new home in 2 weeks time, what better way to share this but on a blog?!? Lots of pictures to share! When we move in, I'll finally get all my scrapstuff back (it's in storage) and I will have lots to show!! That's what my blog is for! The kids are growing up, which means a lot of funny, moving and happy anecdotes.

So, check back often!

A little update on Autumn in the South of France, love it! 26°C, blue sky (OK, a couple of clouds, little white ones) but chilly evenings and mornings. The funny thing is that the trees do think it is fall, and nature shows its beautiful colors everywhere, a lot of RED, bright red that I do have to take some pictures of! (silly me, don't take my camera to work!!) But despite natures colors, we still feel like in summer, which is kind of a strange feeling. But believe me, I'll get used to it! I'll end this post with a couple of pictures, one to show the beautiful blue sky, picture taken 8 days ago, and one showing the kids, as always :-)

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