vanillamagick: (Legs)
My beautiful wife whisked me away on a surprise 10 day holiday to Italy for an early anniversary present. We had an amazing time and there are no words that express how grateful I am to have Erin in my life

I am now beginning the process of catching up on everything - both on and offline. So tell me, friends, what have I missed? What have you been up to over the last week?
vanillamagick: (Beads)
I've noticed a few people posting this one over the last day or so, and decided to be a complete sheep and join in. It's been fun seeing other peoples answers so it only seems right to share mine.

What do I always have in my bag?

Makeup Eyeliner, lipgloss, handcream and moisturiser at a minimum. Sometimes mascara, foundation, eyeshadow. It all depends on the look of the day

Plasters Or band aids, as Americans call them. I have a five year old, they're pretty essential. Also for those moments when your shoes rub your heel or you break a nail

Portable phone charger An Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger, if you really want to know

Mints Bad breath isn't welcome in any situation, so I've always got either gum or mints

Tissues I mentioned a five year old... And, well, you never want to be without a tissue when you can feel a sneeze coming on!

I didn't really want to mention wallet, oyster card, keys, phone etc because they're all very obvious
vanillamagick: (Default)
February just seems to drag on and on, doesn’t it? Have you ever thought that it would be a nice idea to switch Valentine’s Day and Christmas? Wouldn’t a nice turkey dinner, some gifts, time with family, and a pretty Christmas tree be just the perfect things to perk up dreary February?

Speaking of Christmas, I’ve started a new project. Yeah, I know that I shouldn’t, but this one was planned for this year and isn’t an impulse start (seriously). It is Santa’s Journey from Dimensions, designed by Peggy Abrams. (If my mam is reading this right now, she just got really excited.)


I decided to stick with the aida that came in the kit. The last time I stitched a Dimensions stocking I did switch out the fabric for linen. But, my too-large fabric stash is actually really lacking in plain white linen. Hopefully I won’t regret my decision. 😉

I have two more Dimensions stocking kits to stitch after this one - one for Erin and one for my dad. I would like to get a fifth one for me, but nothing has caught my eye. Well, I would love to get my hands on the discontinued Windswept Santa kit but it is selling for a silly amount of money on eBay. I really don’t like it when things sell for so much more than their original price when they really aren’t special. :(

Unsettled

Jul. 17th, 2013 01:02 pm
vanillamagick: (I Give My Heart To You)
I really do need to get back to a more regular schedule of blogging. I know [personal profile] imagineireann was saying that she always feels she has nothing of importance to say and I can agree that is definitely part of why I don't post as much.

It also doesn't help that I can't find a layout I want. It's one of those, I don't know what I want but would know it when I saw it. Erin keeps saying she'll design something for me (she wouldn't be able to code it and I'd have to find someone to do that) but I'm tired of waiting and nudging. I suppose because that is part of the work that she does for pay makes it less fun to do for free. This new theme will do for a little while but I'll keep looking for something more me
I'd love a theme that brings in elements of nature and maybe crafting. That’s not asking for much, is it?

Things have also been very unsettled around here, for various reasons.
Erin and I broke up, got back together, broke up, had lots of long talks about what we want/need and our priorities and are back together again. I do think our relationship is stronger for it and we both know how to move things forward, what does/doesn't work for us.
Caden Bryce is fully embracing his terrible twos.
Regan is stressed with school and peer pressure.

Something has to give and I'm hoping it's not me! I'm trying to rediscover my outlets, my escapes from all of that. I'm definitely reading more than I ever used to, and losing myself into various facebook games. And now I want to reassert my online presence this way too.

Next up, poking at ye olde livejournal and wordpress sites!

Miss Jade

jade rachel. 37. october 29 1978. scorpio. snake. welsh. lives in london. black hair. green eyes. tattooed. pierced. mother. daughter. sister. aunt. widow. wife. lesbian. wiccan. hippy. geek. goth. ravenclaw

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