Welcome to my blog! I never really thought I would create a blog untill hubby set up a family one. I started posting to it and was told off for "hijacking" it with my "craft rubbish!" And so the Nerdbird Blog was born! Not sure how much I'll post but I understand that this blogging lark can be addictive!

Monday, 28 April 2008

365 Day Challenge LO 14 & 15

Catching up on LO's
LO 15 :

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Too Cute

I know I am biased but how cute do the boys look!

365 Days Challenge - 113 to 118

So this weeks prompts are quotes and I have found that they have been quite hard to take a relavant photo so I have taken some self portraits instead

Prompt 118 : “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily. ” Sally Koch - author
Spent today travel home so other than unloading the car so hubby could watch the footie not much helping went on today!

Prompt 117 : “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” Mary Anne Radmacher - author

My Sister in laws wedding reception. Life is too short and I have learnt this the hard way. I try to cherish every moment and especially moments like this one.

Prompt 116 : “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt - First ladyMy future lies firmly with my boys, and ensuring they have the best future possible
Prompt 115 : “Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong" Ella Jane Fitzgerald - Jazz vocalistSometimes I do feel like giving up, but my boys keep me going.

Prompt 114 : "Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. ” JR Tolkein - author

Prompt 113 :The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”

Monday, 21 April 2008

365 Day Challenge - 109 to 112

Prompt 112 : PRUDENCE - 1 : the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reasonI am a sensible person but I over analyse everything and this sometimes causes me more stress

Prompt 111 : TEMPERENCE - abstinence from alcohol: total abstinence from alcoholic drink. 2. restraint: self-restraint in the face of temptation or desire ...Hummmm certainly not virtuous here at all!

Prompt 110 : JUSTICE - The quality of being just; fairness. The principle of moral rightness; equity. Conformity to moral rightness in action or attitudeI like to believe I am a fair person, I try to see the best and give the benefit of the doubt. I try and live my life by treating others as I would expect them to treat me.

Prompt 109 :FORTITUDE - strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courageLosing Mum I have learnt that I am actually stronger than I ever believed I could be, but that I also have Mum to thank for that.

New York Mini Book

Made this for my friend that I went to New York with.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

365 Day Challenge - 105 to 108

Prompt 108: Charity
I am running the race for life in July in memory of Mum

Prompt 107: Hope
Fingers crossed and hope for the best!

Prompt 106: FaithHummm not sure about this one, I have my own belief's but I don't feel the need to define or qunatify them

Prompt 105: SlothMike would say I am guilty of this sin

Sunday, 13 April 2008

365 Day Challenge - 104

Prompt 104: Greed

Saturday, 12 April 2008

365 Day Challenge - 103

Prompt 103: AngerSo not how I was feeling today! Had a lovely day at Ally Pally - brought lots I didn't need! Just need to start using it!

Friday, 11 April 2008

365 Day Challenge - 102

Prompt 102: Lust


365 Days LO 13
"Mine" Mum and Will were running around with one of Will's toys with Mum saying "Mine" and will saying "mine" over and over again - they sounded like the seagulls from "Finding Nemo"! I was inspired by all the lace cardstock about and an article in SI to make my own using my robo.

365 Day Challenge - 101

Prompt 101: GluttonyLindt chocolate from the fridge - there is no limit to how many of these I could eat!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

365 Day Challenge - 100

Prompt 100: EnvyMy first thought with envy was "green with envy"

Also my first thought for yesterday was pride comes before a fall but as it turned out it is quite hard to get a "realistic" falling photo! Anyway my 365 day friends have had a laugh at the thought so here is the "best" photo!

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

365 Day Challenge - 98 and 99

A new week of prompt - this could be interesting it's the 7 deadly sins!

Prompt 99: PRIDE - is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individuals recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as VanityWent for the vanity angle. I am actually not a particularly vane person, especially not since having kids but when it matters I do like to look my best and do spend time "preening" (faffing as Mike puts it!)

Prompt 98: “Habit is the 6th sense that overrules the other 5" - Arab Proverb
Do you have a habit, be it a good one or a bad oneMy bad habit is a drink too much, well not too much just too often! I have a glass of wine (or 2) most nights. I know it is not good for me in alot of ways and I am trying to stop during the week, but somehow it never seems to quite happen.

Monday, 7 April 2008

365 Day Challenge - 96 and 97

Prompt 97: “I would rather have eyes that cannot see; ears that cannot hear; lips that cannot speak, than a heart that cannot love” Robert Tizon
Prompt 96: "Touch"

Friday, 4 April 2008

365 Day Challenge - 95

Prompt 95: TasteApple, raisin and Cinnamon cake - Yummy!

Thursday, 3 April 2008

No place like home

I am doing Shimelle Laines "No Place like home" course, another daily prompt course. I am a bit behind though! Not everyday is a LO though, somedays it's photo's or a mini book.

Anyway one of the prompts was questions about your homes and then we had to make a LO using the answers here it is!Another prompt was to make a mini book about the doors in your neighbourhood. I decided to do a slightly different take on this and made a mini book of all the front doors of the places I have lived.

365 Day Challenge - 93 to 94

Prompt 94: "Smell"Johnson's - the smell of babies

Prompt 93: "Hear , Listen"
This rabbit is called Thumper and he was my Nan's. He plays Brahms Lullaby. I love this piece of music and both my boys now have cuddly toys that play it. I have made up my own words to it, Will calls it the "night time song"