Anyway, back to the old routine now. I surprised myself by actually having lunches packed and uniforms ready so the first school morning ran smoothly. I am not at all a morning person, so this is quite an acheivement for me! If we are ready and organised and out of the house early I always get an uneasy feeling - like I'm going to realise too late that I am still wearing my pyjamas, or no-one had breakfast.
Which brings me to a book I found recently when I was looking for something else on my messy bookshelves - it was a gift from one of my sisters when I was first married, and is a book of handy hints by Amanda Keller. This book is possibly responsible for my exemplary housekeeping skills, so I thought I would try to share some of the hints here on my blog. Here's one for making those school day mornings a little easier:
Always running late for work in the morning? Well here's a time-saving hint. Just spread your toast with toothpaste. Two jobs with every bite!
OK, back to scrapping -
A huge congratulations to Nic Howard, who has joined the Scenic Route design team!! So great to have you on the team, Nic! And more great news - Scenic Route is holding a design team call - you can read more about it on the Pub Calls Blog.
The latest Scrapbook Creations is now out, and what a great issue! Lots of great layouts from the regulars as well as heaps of new people. I'm hoping to get time to sit down and have a proper read of it tonight.
Here's a sneak peek of one of my layouts from this month's Design Inspirations. It's always interesting when the mag comes out, to see what kind of stuff I was obsessed with a few months ago. This month's pages were a little silly, and heralded the start of a bit of a vellum phase for me, I think!
Thank you to everyone who leaves comments here - it was so nice to come home and check out your sweet messages. I have a lot of catching up to do with everyone's blogs this week!