Feb 2020 - A Update

Hello again and welcome back to my blog, I hope that you are all well and that so far 2020 has been good to you.

So, we are now almost at the end February and the worst months of the year are nearly behind us. For us January wasn't too terrible this year, I was a little poorly for some of it but it was nothing that some self care and antibiotics couldn't cure. Otherwise we had just had a lot of quiet and chilled out time at home. Tom has started back on the overtime again which has meant days at home alone for me but I have been putting these to good use by having a good clear out and tidy up of the flat. We now have a few bags and boxes of stuff that are no longer of any use to us, usually we would do a charity shop run with it but we are actually considering doing a boot sale this time to see if we can raise a little cash to put towards our next trip fund. Now we haven't done a boot sale for many, many years so we will need to do our research if we do decide to do one. If you have any top tips for doing boot sales please leave me a message in the comments below, are there are must do's or don'ts??

So far this year I have been making good use of my planner by writing lists each week of things that I want to do and ticking them off as I go along. So far so good - I am on top of the housework and chores etc which is always a good thing. I have also been weekly menu planning for us and so far we have pretty much managed to stick to it. I don't know about you but I definitely find that it makes life less stressful if I know what I am cooking each night rather than getting home from work and having to rummage around the cupboards and fridge/freezer for ingredients to make dinner. In the coming weeks

Another thing I have been spending some time on is my craft room. I am going through all my stuff with a fine tooth comb and getting rid of anything that I no longer use or need. Some has gone straight in the bin as its utter rubbish that wont ever get used but some things are being put to one side to try and sell. I have also rearranged my room a little and have moved the desk. I need to give it some time to see how it works for me but I really like it this way as it gives me more room to work plus by having the desk this way the lighting is much better. All I need to do now is convince Tom to decorate the room for me (and yes that is something I have been saying for a very long time!). Last weekend I attended my first crop in ages and finally managed to complete a few more layouts for the Florida 2018 album, its almost done now which I am really pleased about as that means I can now start to think about the 2019 one! Below are pictures of a couple of layouts I completed, they are quite simple but that's my style and I really like how they have turned out. For the Purple Wall page I used my Cricut to cut the brickwall background and then I used some water colour pens and colour sprays to create the splatters.
The inspiration for the layout below came from my friend Jules who I was at the crop with. I used papers from the Cocoa Vanilla studio Midnight collection which are just beautiful. This page was the perfect way to use up all those odd bits of paper left over from other pages.
That's about all for now, I will be back with another post very soon.

Love and hugs,


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