Finding Balance

Last year wasn’t such a great year for me in terms of personal well being. I had a lot of frustration and because I wasn’t happy, everybody in the family wasn’t happy either. Being a stay-at-home-mom was still difficult for me and while I wanted to be home for the girls and husband, besides myself (mostly for the purpose of traveling whenever the girls are out of school), I still didn’t feel like I was living a full life. While many of my friends told me how lucky I was, I just didn’t feel it. I started to get angry

Almost a Year Without Blogging

Hello all! It feels a bit odd to be writing here again after being absent for almost a year. I have no craft to share. I haven’t done a lot this year and when I did do a few bits and pieces, I haven’t felt the motivation to photograph them. I haven’t done a lot of photographing either. I did one and that was just a little gift for a friend. Oh, I did do something as a going away present for one of Jovie’s teacher but that’s it. For Christmas, I was surprised I received presents I needed and

First Year of Fund Management Experience

I, the family in general, don’t do resolutions. We just never follow through with them for whatever reason. So instead of resolutions, we have little goals. I say little because we like to do baby steps with everything and if it works out great, then we do more the next month, quarter, year, etc. Up to last year we were a bit careless with our food purchasing and we ate out quite a bit. In the US, it’s not that bad financially. Still more expensive than cooking but a bit reasonable for our pocket book. In the UK, not only

Happy 2015!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wow, where did the time go?!?! Before you go on reading, I want to thank all of you who has been following my blog. It means a lot to me to know that somewhere out there somebody is reading, or skimming, through my posts. It makes me feel a bit sane thinking that I haven’t been talking to myself all these years ūüėČ For those new to my blog and coming via the blog hop, welcome!! I hope we can get to know each othis this 2015! You can read a bit about me and if this

Merry Merry Christmas!

  The ornaments have been carefully placed in each branch of a very carefully chosen tree. Gifts have been exchanged amongst friends and placed lovingly in their¬†special places. The presents have been wrapped. Even for the tiniest members of our family. A few special gifts were handmade. Waiting for each of us to open. And now, only the mice, the children’s slumber and my keyboard can be heard in the house.¬† The most chocolaty of chocolate cookies¬†were made¬†last night. Proudly presented. Taste tested. Verified. Thoroughly analyzed. And approved. Now off to bed I go but before I go, I want

Three Months Later…

Oh my, it’s been three months since I last posted!! It’s so odd to look at my blog and I could still see the post from last January!! Coming from somebody who used to blog every day or at least a few times a week, this is just a bit odd. Truth is, I’ve lost interest in papercrafting. My PL has only two pages and I think I can count with my two hands how many cards I’ve made this year. Don’t forget the zero scrapbook page! Yesterday I heard the news that 2Peas is closing and I think sometimes,