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I am mother to four and my wonderful dil Lisa recently blessed us with our first grandchild. I share my life with my indulgent husband, and my love of hobbies

Sunday, December 4, 2011

blonde moment but I'M BACK!!!

Yes i am naturally blonde, but i dont suppose that could be an excuse.  I promised that i would have a card for Mo's challenge this week, and i did, only problem is that i didnt load it to the dt group, duh!
so first off i want to share the first card i have made in almost two months and encourage you to join the challenge on Mo's challenge blog with the theme being "outdoors" this week, Mo has the best images out there and these talented girls have loads of inspiration to share.  So this is my contribution that i forgot to load.
This is where i see your eyes glaze over in boredom, so if you dont like browsing around other people's homes this is where you want to leave my blog.
As you've heard me going on and on about my great move to our new house i thought i would share a few pics since we are kinda settling in.

our fab new kitchen, if i tell you the last one was the size of a closet so this is just heaven to me, just excuse the husband looking like a gansta in my kitchen with his mouth full, lol

then we have my living room, with one of my tv addict kids on the sofa.

on to my bedroom and en suite bathroom.

the stunning garden that my children are supposed to play in, we didnt have a large enough garden for the kids in the condo we used to live in so this is a real treat, now to figure out how to get them out of the living room.

last but not least, my make shift craftroom as you can see from these pics the new one is in the process of being built, cant wait for them to get finished

wish i had thought of taking before pics, before they started the building and bashing and rebuilding, but sure you gonna love how it is gonna look when i get sorted.
thats it friends, i am so pleased to be back blogging and just had to get a makeshift craftroom sorted so that i wasnt mia for any longer than neccessary, see you all soon


  1. Well, your new abode is just absolutely beautiful... CONGRAULATIONS!!!!!! enjoy it and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Thank you so much for sharing.. Love it Oh and your card


  2. Hello!

    I love your card! I try to enter Mo's challenge every week but sometimes I forget to post my card also! It is great fun to see everyone's creation - so much talent!

    Your new home is wonderful - I am happy for you and look forward to seeing your new craftroom!

    Thank you for completing my questionaire - I value your input! Wishing you a happy Sunday!


    Barbara Diane

  3. Congrats on your new home, Paola! It looks wonderful! I hope you are very happy there! Your card is gorgeous! I love the papers and the beautifully colored image!

  4. Welcome back my friend. Loved seeing the pics. The kitchen is a dream hey compared to the other! Love it! Lovely seeing your beautiful cards again. Wishing you many years of happy living in your new home. I am sure you're going to create some wonderful memories there and I for one can't WAIT to see the new Craftroom! hugs Sharon

  5. ~waves~ Hi Paola lovely to have you back! Your garden look lovely, as does the house too

  6. Wecome back Paola, and wow stunning card love how youve coloured it.
    And what a lucky girl you are your house is gorgeous would your like a lodger. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  7. Soooo glad to have you back sweetie! Oh, my your house is looking absolutely fabulous!! I love how you've decorated it and what SPACE you have to move around in now! So awesome! Your card is a delight, glad you've been able to get some crafting done! Big hugs, Barb

  8. Yahooooo, you're back! What a gorgeous card. That's a pretty good looking studio for "makeshift"! Can't wait to see what the 'real" ones going to be. Lovely new house and a nice big kitchen. Yard looks really pretty, I'd be out there!

  9. Welcome back Paola! Lovely house that is definitely a dream kitchen!

  10. Hey darlin'...I always guessed you were a natural blonde! bwahahaha! You crack me up! Your card is definitely have not lost any of your fabulous mojo, darlin'!! And your house...I love, love, LOVE it! That kitchen is out of this world!!! Let me know when the guest room is ready for me! I'm so tickled for you! Hugs. Pat

  11. Yay Paola is back, been missing you like crazy. Your home is GORGEOUS!!! Wow all the room you have is just wonderful, and the colors are so light and airy. Enjoy your new home and again welcome back my friend.

  12. Luv the new house my special friend!!! What a lekker kitchen, I'm jealous! Miss the spacious houses back home. Can't wait to see the craft room finished. Thanks for sharing. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  13. Hey sweetie and welcome back!!! Your house is just perfect my dear ; thank you for the tour:) I especially love the bedroom:) and your crafting corner! Hope you will spend long happy years here and enjoy the beautiful space which, more important, is YOURS:) Believe me, that makes ALL the difference:) Love it!
    Oh, and your card is simply adorable and it's great to be blonde too:)
    Hugs, Iulia

  14. Good Morning

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of your lovely new home. You must feel like you are in heaven, cooking in that kitchen.

    And that craft room............ what can I say.......... can I please come and play? That "make shift" craft room of yours is awsome, can not wait to see the new one.

    Have a great day and welcome back, nice to see the posts on your blog again.

  15. Yaaaaaaay!! She's baaack! SO nice to have you back with us Paola and your house looks great! How excited you must be to have a place of your own.
    Thanks for sharing, I personally don't find house pics boring as I'm naturally nosey. :)

  16. Welcome back Paola .
    I hope that you and your family will be very happy in your new and glorious home.
    The kitchen is stunning , love the tiles and the cherrywood? cupboards .

  17. Speak about mental telepathy, I just sent you out an e-mail wondering where you were and where were the picture of your placed.. well you sent them before I could send the e-mail out and your place is gorgeous.. you have done a magical job with your decorating and your kitchen is fit for a king (well a queen in your case) and your bedroom looks so inviting!! I am so excited for you and soooo glad you are back... Your card is beautiful too, but that to is to be expected.
    Hugs, Jean

  18. I love your card, but then I love them all anyway =)
    Thanks for sharing the pics of your fab new home - how fantastic! Absolutely wonderful. I wish you and your family many happy years in it.


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