Friday, 29 November 2013

Dressed in Boden!

Lj and I have had fun dressing ourselves in Boden this afternoon. It was as much fun and a whole lot cheaper than the real thing. I even got to give myself skinny win I'd say!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Working from home!

Have I explained how busy things are with me at the moment...maybe once or twice :)...if not on here...most of my friends and family know all about it!

This morning as I sit at my desk I am feeling so thankful to God for
:: being able to work from home, in my cosy room with a pot of tea by my side
:: a good documentary on Paul Smith to listen to
:: employment when I now have a few kid free hours
:: sunshine on these cold days to help dry my clothes on the clothes line

My bible reading time this morning took me to this verse...

Psalm 92v4

'You thrill me, Lord, with all you have done for me!
    I sing for joy because of what you have done.'

Now it is time to pop another basketful of clothes on the line and literally run to pick up Lj...singing with joy as I go!!!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

House sketches

I'm really enjoying having a few house sketches to do. The latest one took the kids and I on a short walk after school to get a good photo of a house before the sun disappeared. It was bitterly cold but thankfully they were kept intrigued by what I was doing enough to not notice their cold hands and toes!

 Thankfully I had a happy customer who has promised another photo is on the way!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Printing and Scanning!

My new printer/scanner arrived yesterday and M set it up for me last night. It is quite a treat to be able to hit print and see colourful paper spew out beside me...before I had to send an email with an attachment to our other computer upstairs, run upstairs, pull computer out, pull printer out, turn on and wait for it all to get up and running, then print from my email. Of course there was always a hic up along the way and if you are like me, things never print how you imagined so there were a number of changes to make before the final document is the one I really wanted! In order to avoid this up and down the stairs cycle I would email the document to M at work and wait a couple of days for him to get round to printing it and then another couple of days for him to remember to bring it home!

So today I have been printing and scanning everything possible and finally got a few projects completed in record time.

I love my new printer/scanner :)

Monday, 11 November 2013

The holiday is long gone!

Wow...was it only a week ago that we came back from our lovely holiday?
Since then I...

:: started working alongside a local architect and have two projects to get going on...need to get drawing
:: ran 4miles, my longest distance in a long long time, possibly ever...need to keep it up
:: did my first creative birthday party with a group of 9/10 year old girls...need to market it as a business venture
:: redesigned our a family study which involved a trip to Ikea and late night building of furniture...need to repaint and hang shelving.

alongside all the other weekly bits and bobs that goes on here at Lilyjean HQ.

Here are some photos from Saturdays creative fortunate am I that the birthday girls dad is a film maker and photographer!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Home again, home again, jiggety jig.

We are home after a great week in Askrigg, North Yorkshire. MJ woke, got into bed beside me this morning and said 'I miss our holidays and Nana.' I felt the same :(
I miss
:: the stunning Yorkshire countryside
:: the beautiful stone cottages
:: our cosy holiday home
:: walking in the hills and discovering waterfalls
:: running with M and Grandad (ipad)
:: relaxing and playing games with the kids and Nana (golf)
:: having time to chat and dream with M
:: early nights
:: making porridge in a saucepan and serving breakfast

my list feels like it could be endless...It was a wonderful week...what a blessing.

Exploring at Forbidden Corner.

Caving at White Scar Caves.

Exploring the quaint town and cute shops of Settle.

Morning runs around Askrigg.

Walking and exploring in the dales.

National Trust, Clumber Park.

Many happy memories.