Saturday, December 30, 2006


I was tagged a few times and I wanted to answer your questions before the new year, so here it is just in time LOL.

A - Available or single: Totally in love & married to DA MAN
B - Best Friend: I have a few dear friends I cherish but my oldest and dearest friend Angelique
C - Cake or Pie: apple pie !
D - Drink of choice: herbal tea, coke light and apple juice
E - Essential Item you use everyday: My make-up bag ...
F - Favorite color: pink & blue
G - Gummy Bears or worms: Gummy Bears look cuter
H - Hometown: Currently Hoofddorp ;-)
I - Indulgence: chocolate and beauty products
J - January or February: January
K - Kids & Names: 2 boys, Michael & Colin
L - Life is Incomplete Without: Music & Art (in whatever form...)
M - Marriage Date: July 3rd 2002
N - Number of Siblings: 3; a brother and 2 sisters, Casper, Nicole & Anouk
O - Oranges or Apples: oranges (but only those huge ones in the winter)
P - Phobias or Fears: heights in things that move (ie. skilift, ferris wheel ...)
Q - Fav Quote:
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt.
Laugh like no one is listening and dance like no one is watching.
R - Reason to Smile: The drawings my dh leaves me on the shower door ...
S - Season: spring & summer
T - Tag 3 or 4 people: Liek, Nicole, Mirjam, Mandy (because I think it will make a great scrapsubject for them ....)
U - Unknown Fact about Me: When nervous I chew on my the inside of my cheek .... :-(
V- Vegetable You Don't Like: turnips
W - Worst Habit: I can be quite the busy & loud talker and I am learning to control that better so I can hear what others are saying ...
X - Xrays: plenty uhm my knee (a lot), wrist and appendix
Y - Your Fave Food: Greek, Mexican & Italian
Z - Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Thursday, December 28, 2006



Wednesday, December 27, 2006

new week, new dare # 4

So many things to share, but first I would like to share our new dare, worked on it over christmas and I really like how it turned out. A sneak preview :

For the rest you know you need to check out the dutch dares blog .....

I've been tagged a few times, had a wonderfull & relaxed xmas and I will share all this with you and more (and I hope you will share too ....) tommorow !.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Our First Dutch Dare Winner

Yesterday my friend Martine picked a name from a bowl that contained all participants of the dutch dare # 1 and 2. And the winner is Marjolein (dutchie in Canda) ... so happy for her !
I will make a nice RAK for her and send it out right after januari 1st as maildelivery and customs over there is swamped ......

So keep playing along as we have plenty more to come .......

Thursday, December 21, 2006

My theme song

Your Theme Song is Back in Black by AC/DC
"Back in black, I hit the sack,I've been too long, I'm glad to be back"
Things sometimes get really crazy for you, and sometimes you have to get away from all the chaos.But each time you stage your comeback, it's even better than the last!

Monday, December 18, 2006

I ran, I survived, I am going on

I ran, did the interval thing as Wendy recommended (absolutely never did it before always just dit it) and it only took me about 10 minutes longer than usual. So my first run around Graan voor Visch took 40 minutes, I'm going again tommorow.

We got so much done this weekend, my bathroom looks so much better all in cottonwhite color, we made our new years card (since we aren't going to be on time for xmas cards, we opted for ny cards), put the christmas tree up and cleaned up a bit.

And I learned a lot about judas priest (DH had a heavy metal phase and had it on his ipod), that you can actually run well on paul oakenfold, that we truly are a Bob & Wendy as we work well together, we really treasure these weekends together and not only for the things we can get done, that I can actually crop with other people present (thanks Flo for the lovely afternoon!) cause I got 8 cj pages halfway done and that according to Colin we have a naked tree and his grandparents have a dressed one .....(yes that is LO material !).

The concert we went to was Oletta Adams' christmas show and it was great. Before the break it was her own repertoire, after the break christmas songs. (And if you know me better you'll know I love xmas songs but am only allowed to play them nonstop on both christmas days ...) My mother loved the concert, I could tell because of all the elbows she was giving me ... I love surprising her like this because I know what kind of music touches her and makes her happy and she deserves it ! A great ending to a great weekend !

Saturday, December 16, 2006

about cooking & painting (long one ...)

Don't you think this guy is such a sweetie ?

and we have his new book

You see Friday evening we had a Christmas dinner ith DH's work at a castle in woerden ! Well sort of as we got a startercourse every hour starting @ 20.30 (thank god we had a snack @ 18.00) a dj who played music made way before he was born ..... a speech and a lot of employees that I didn't know ... Thank goodness I remembered a few from last times. Anyway they always give a gift at the end and this year it was the kookbook, hmmm I have a feeling about what's going to be in the xmas package this year.

We got in rather late so our plan to start sanding & painting bright and early in the bathroom sort of went up the river really. Tonight we will be pampered by our friends Cor & Irma with dinner and a nice evening so we can pretty much work until we get hungry and really have to go. **edited**Bathroom is almost done, just one more coat of paint & we took a raincheck, C&I forgot our appointment so we went out for falafel which we hadn't done for ages**

Tommorowmorning I'm going for a run (yes you read it correctly) as my sweet friend Wendy has given me a great goal to work for. The Nike Ladies Run 2007 ! I've been in the first, second and third edition but haven't been for quite some time .... And this will be just the thing to get my rythm back (well I hope since I signed up for the 10 km .....LOL). I hope some more of my friends, who run too, will join in, actually I expect one to join in because it's mandatory .... We'll see April 1st (and it won't be a fools day ), here's a bit of proof that once I was a bit of a runner, can you spot me anywhere ? LOL

After I've caught my breath I'm going for a crop at my friend Flo's house, oooh full day of scrapping I hope to get something done, but hey you know me LOL. And then off to a concert with mommy and I can't tell you where we are going as I don't want to spoil the surprise for her, I'll let you know on monday though.

And how you might wonder can she do all this with 2 demanding M&M's ? THEY ARE NOT HERE !!! LOL. They are spending the weekend with their grandparents, it was time for their monthly sleepover. This time in the new house so Michael was pretty excited ! So here's a little shout out for my parents :

Thanks you guys for doing this for us, you know how much we appreciate it !

Thursday, December 14, 2006

my quote of the week # 3

Y'know, you can't please all the people all the time...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

new week new dare # 3

The new dutch dare # 3 is live, I took inspiration from this painting from Rembrandt van Rijn - The philosopher in meditation ...

Hope you get inspirations from our dares and play along cause that's what scrapbookings all about fun !

Monday, December 11, 2006

My dudes ROCK

Yesterday I had an unexpected crop at my house with a group of scrappin' galls from my yahoo group. They were supposed to go to a wellknown scrapstore but due to circumstances this had to be cancelled, I offered (after checking with my guy first) my living room and giant croptable. I didn't know everyone, so it was fun to put some more faces to names as they came in around 10.30 ! We chatted, had some of my clubsandwiches, Andrea brought some nice cakes, some of us scrapped, some of us scrapped a lot (well you know in which catagory you can place me LOL), I showed off my new cricut and we tried out some designs/sizes and had fun playing, some LO's were made, xmas decorations, cj pages and a few diaries for 2007 and they swapped a lot of gorgeous circle journals ! I even got an idea for one, so who would like to play ? Just let me know and I'll figure out how they workith sending around and all that !

I forgot to take some pic's but thank god Paule & Marinka brought their camera's ..... Here are Paule's pics:

The dudes were great they went simming in the morning, to the grandparents for drinks and then came home. I thought they would go play outside for a while, but no they wanted to chill, play in their rooms (and ours) so they did. Ate chips, played computer games, ate cookies, read books, ate ice cream (hey I got the sheets to prove it....), watched a dvd and Ed even got to do some IT stuff. Every now and again Colin would pop down to check out what we were doing, we didn't see Ed a lot (only for the food & drinks) and even Michael came down after a while (since he did want to pick his own ice cream ....) but only for a very short moment.

The last girls left around 17.00 and we treated ourselves to patat (french fries) and some yummy things to go with that (so today we had to cook for a change as 2 days of fast food is against the rules LOL), we read the Wizard of Oz (a short version) and they were in bed by 7 pm (we were in by 8 pm).
A good day for all....

Saturday, December 09, 2006

with a little help from my blogfriends

Yay tonight I am going to scrap the next dutch dare .... Finally after a week of only doing admin I get to play, having some photo's printed this afternoon and then it's just me, my supllies (lol do you know how much I have ....)and well uhm inspiration I guess....

Since my head is full of stuff that needs to be done, I need to delegate some things.... how about a little dare ...

I dare you to find me THE perfect new font for my all new and improved (but yet to be made) website & logo.

Requirements are easy really, it needs to be readable, free, hip, funky, fresh and not on another scrapwebsite (oh and better than the ones I have found so far) so it will to go with the new site.

The prize .... hmmmmmm I am going to start collecting some fun things like ribbons, buttons and ehm oooh I have so much fun stuff to share so I'm not telling you too much ....

Friday, December 08, 2006

my quote of the week #2

"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times."

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

so watcha think ???

With a lot of help, thanks Francine & Ed ... I have a new banner ......

Monday, December 04, 2006

Aren't these FAB ?

Seems to be my new word nowadays FAB ....

You know Francine came over for a photoshoot, and she ROCKS at it. Here's some of my favourites (hard to choose from so many of them (93 !) ... BTW she didn't chop off parts, picasa did ....LOL.

I've been real good with my list of chores, halfway through my admin and mess. Hope to get some more done tommorow and next week...

We celebrated Sinterklaas this weekend, and as I was wrapping everything it struck me that we didn't buy a lot of pressies this year. Actually not at all, now we are also celebrating christmas but we only got the boys one gift (and ed's parents added a present and for christmas my parents added a present) so the bag of pressies was half full. Wow last year we had 2 .... it just struck me that this year we were very consious in what we were buying and made a list, rather than just randomly buying and then ending up with too much. We only bought games btw for everyone, I got twister, Ed a plugnplay commodore, Michael junior scrabble and spongebob for his gameboy advance (well it's a loaner from his uncle but I don't think he's giving it back ....), Colin "koetje Boe" and a 2nd hand vtech laptop (he's getting a bit more expensive gift for christmas, so that's why this as a cheapie pressie ....). The boys were really happy and didn't even notice getting less presents as they both got something that was on their list. Didn't make very good pictures so I'm not sharing LOL.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Tempted by Elwira I did the tarot test

hmmmmm like this outcome I must say ......

You are The Empress
Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.
The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.
The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Friday, December 01, 2006

World Aids Day

Did you know December 1st is World Aids day ? I do as the aids foundation is one of the charities I support !