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by Lee on August 3, 2008

What is it that happens to my brain when I go to write a blog post? I have all these cool (well, what I think are cool) things to write about, and then bam, I open up my blog and it all goes out of my brain….

So, I think I’ll just ramble on a bit and maybe it will all come flooding back… (come on brain, that was a subliminal hint)…

OK, first, we finally got our hands on a Wii Fit! And it was worth the wait! It is so much fun and best of all it doesn’t feel like you are exercising. Perfect for this cold, cold winter and it is a great work out… I am not a huge fan of kids sitting on console games, but the Wii certainly has changed my thinking, if the kids have to be inside then I don’t mind them playing on the Wii Sport and the Wii Fit, it keeps the moving and having fun at the same time… I have spent nearly two hours on it today, and I am no where near sick of it yet… mind you my co-ordination is not the best on some of the aerobic exercises, but it is amusing LOL

Also, I had a complete change yesterday, I let my hairdresser attack me, I now have dark brown hair and a new blunt hair cut… I must say I don’t mind it at all, but after one wash it is already fading :-(. Julie my lovely hairdresser did warn me this would happen as it is dyed over blonde and will take a couple of times before it really ‘sticks’. I wonder if I’ll have less fun now that I am no longer blonde!
This is just taken by my webcam…sorry it’s pretty scary, no editing, double chin and all…

I was over at the lovely Karen’s Blog today (check it out she is an amazing photography and a beautiful person to boot) and she had this link on her blog, Days With My Father is a beautiful account of a sons love for his elderly father and the challenges that he faces. If you have ever wondered why you you scrap, go to this site. Our memories are precious things, both our memories and the memories we create of the people we scrap about. My favourite photos are the ones of the notes the father writes for himself, some beautifully poignant and wise, some tragically sad as he realises that his 98 year old mind is letting him down. While I cried all through this, the sense of love and hope is strong…. do yourself a favour… thanks Karen. I also love how the site is set out, move to the bottom of each picture to enter the next section… I’d love to know what you think.

This is turning into a bit of a ‘linkfest’ post… I am currently in awe of the art found here and here. Irene Suchocki has an amazing knack for beautiful photo manipulation, I wish I knew exactly how she acheives these effects. It looks like she uses a lensbaby on her camera, but the textures she choses finishes off her art beautifully… she even inspired me to have a go myself… here is my feeble attempt…

AnzacSky2

Obviously it doesn’t compare!

Since I am on a link binge, head on over to PickleBerryPop, they have had a site revamp and I must say it is looking very fresh, mind you I have always thought it looks great, but a change is as good as a holiday. It’s PBP’s 2nd birthday this month, there are lots of freebies and challenges going on at the moment, so head on over and have some fun!

What now? You guessed it, more links LOL…. Are you a digiscrapper? Do you like freebies? Well duh! Don’t we all! Check out both of these great sites. Digifree is run by an Australian, Maria from Sydney, but the free kits listed on the blog are from all over the world, there are some really great freebies there so check it out. Gingerscraps is run by Ginger and is another blog soley dedictaed to finding freebies and posting them all in one easy spot just for you! And me, and them… LOL Check them out and leave some love, they are both great resources…

More… these I found on Aussie Scrapbooking, which is a great link in itself, but they also have great links…man this is getting convoluted, are you confused yet?… I digress…. Aussiedares is a scrapping blog to get you motivated, a new scrapping dare is posted every month, a challenge for you to try something new and different… If you are looking for something to motivate you this might be it… Another blog to inspire scrapping, that was also mentioned at ASB is I Inspire Me, fabulous ideas on how to take inspiration from the every day things around you, plates, cushions, clothes, art, magazines, you name it… there are some great examples of how to use the things you see every day to make you pages…

This link is for the blossoming photographers amongst you, 3 videos on photography, I particularly like the first and last one.

For my last link(s), check out my sidebar, under Blog Food For The Soul, these are the blogs I visit regularly, there is so much talent and inspiration there, but most importantly they are just great people! Enjoy :-)

Here are the winners of the give-away from the last entry….

Kate F (7)

Nic (11)

Holly (3)

Karen (16)

Sheila (15)

Unfortunately Kate is on dial-up and can’t download from home, so she has opted out of the give-away, so I did another draw and

Ness (17) was the lucky girl! I have just found Ness’s blog, head over and check it out, it’s a blog after my own heart LOL I will be following it with intense interest. Thanks for dropping by Ness :-)

Below are screen shots of the draw I just did, just so everyone knows it’s above board!

I’ll get an email out to you all by the end of the week… I have, once again, gone over my monthly download limit so I am now on dial up speed (BLAH!), once I am back on REAL SPEED I will upload to my server and email the link to all the special girls above!

I really hope you enjoyed the links above, let me know if you did. There is so much good stuff out there on the web. If you have anything good to share let me know… because I don’t spend near enough time blog and site hopping! Hear the sarcasm? LOL

Just wanted to wish my good friend Lisa and her husband Richard, good luck on the impending birth of her 4th beautiful child, she is due in less than a week so it could happen any day now… I am thinking of you :-)

And to my friend Megan, who won’t be able to read this as she has just entered the Queensland Police Academy for her training… Good luck Meegs, I hope it’s not too painful!

No Photoshop Tip today, but check back soon, the next entry will have one, or two, or three….

I am off to write my next article for Aussie Scrapbooking, be sure and check it out when you can. Have a great day and leave me some love!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

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Gill 08.03.08 at 10:42 pm

WOW thats some link fest…but i now have lots of new bookmarks LOL. I really love your new hair – its lovely (and you have he HUGEST eyes!)!! And as for your “feeble attempt” at the photo manipulation – WOW if thats feeble mate i would like a quarter of your talent!!
Thanks for the great post – as always!
And a HUGE congrats to all the winners of the last post :) WTG girls!

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Sharon 08.04.08 at 9:35 am

Love your hair – welcome to the Dark Side! I found the Digifree site a long time ago now and it is making my hard drive beg for mercy I have to be really picky now because sometimes there are so many good freebies. I Love that site. Have to catch up soon, maybe have a welcome home tea for S.

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Angela (26 comments.) 08.04.08 at 8:51 pm

I LOVE the hair Lee, it really does suit you (but so did the blonde :) ), oh and you don’t know what you are talking about! Your piece of art is just stunning so there ;P.

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Link (8 comments.) 08.05.08 at 11:17 pm

Links links and more links!!!!
I thought this was going to be all about me!!!!!!

Why is it not about me? You know how needy and fragile I am, and yet you toy with my emotions so. Is it any wonder I struggle to maintain my existence in the barest shadows of sanity when people taunt me with blog headings like this. It cuts me to the quick – truly it does.

I was only telling Suzy recently that I had come to realise how I much prefer brunettes to blondes. Give me Mary-anne over Ginger any day (and Gilligan over the Skipper for that matter). That’s not to suggest that I like your new “do” – because you know damn well that I have nothing nice to say about anyone … ever!!!!

Did I mention we’re back from our cruise? We’re just assembling 2000 photos into a slide show, then we’ll have a get together and bore the bejeezers right out of you!!! Bye for now.

Links last blog post..BY REQUEST …

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fazzbech (9 comments.) 08.09.08 at 1:27 am

Hey hey, look at you! Now, after you pick yourself up off the floor because I am actually here leaving you some love again finally, let me just say that the new ‘do’ looks awesome! Thanks also for the PBP lovin’, and the compliments on the new look.

Things are slowly starting to settle down again for me, so hopefully….hopefully I will be around to visit more often. But nah, still don’t feel like blogging myself! LOL

fazzbechs last blog post..I’m stuck in a blogging rut

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Gill 08.09.08 at 5:40 pm

Hey Lee guess what…..Rich has a job interview next week!! Not quite Oz….. Tasmania :S Still its close!! LOL
hugs
Me!!

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Sheila (pianomama7) 08.09.08 at 10:38 pm

Woohoo!! How cool is that?!? Leave a comment, win a prize!! And a beautiful prize too! Thanks Lee!! I’ll make something and share it.

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Ness (2 comments.) 08.10.08 at 7:50 pm

Thanks for the prize! I love these colours :) Just downloaded it today and will be hopefully using it very soon :)

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Dianne (4 comments.) 08.11.08 at 2:30 am

I love it – someone who rambles on like I do. I know what you mean about having awesome and cool blog posts in your head . . . until you sit down at the keyboard, and then they filter away into the recesses of my brain.

I would not worry one iota about having fun as a brunette! I’ve been one all my days and have never lacked for fun. So, no worries there.

Thanks for all the fun links, Lee! It’s always fun have some new inspiration. :D

Diannes last blog post..Thematic Photographic: Patterns

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