Shell’s Scrap Space

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

taking a step back

right now I feel a little like the woman in the picture above.  I'm juggling a lot of things and trying to do them all well.  It's not working out as well as I wish it would so something's gotta give.  I need to step back from a couple of things in order to achieve balance in my life so I'll be taking a step back from blogging for now.  I'm taking this 'One little Word' thing seriously....I just can't be everywhere at the same time.

I am on facebook if you'd like to look me up and keep in touch on there or email me anytime or check out my challenge site Challenge Heaven.   I'm sure I'll still blog at random times through the year but not on a regular basis.

Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me, until next time,
Shell  xx

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

What do you see???

Leave me a comment...what word did you see first?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Nespresso love.....

It's chilly and rainy here and I've spent the morning hanging out with my family, chatting, reading and drinking gorgeous cappucino's from my lovely little nespresso christmas present.  I've had far too many but I just can't stop, I'm in love :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Alphabet Weekends

I'm currently reading a book called Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble. I started reading it a year ago and couldn't get into it but have picked it up again and I'm really enjoying it this time round. It spurred a fun discussion in my family about doing our own 'Alphabet Weekends'. We laughed so hard at each others suggestions but finally came up with a list that will get us out of the house and spending time together all year round. No doubt I plan to scrap these little adventures of ours and look forward to sharing them here.

We're doing 'A' in a couple of weeks and will continue with it every fortnight or so until the end of the year. I'm sure this will be a really fun album to look back on.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

One Little Word - 2011

My word for 2011 is balance. 

If you work & study too much then your relationships suffer. Exercise too much and your body doesn't have time to recover. Play (or scrap) too much and your productivity suffers. Eat too much and you'll gain weight. Try too hard and your spontaneity suffers. And on and on and on.  This year I am going to try really hard to find the balance that suits me and my little family.

My goals this year are as follows:

  • lose the excess weight and get fit again - who's with me?
  • Get a cleaner so I have more time with the family
  • Don't forget any birthdays (this is a recurring goal)
  • Save for an overseas trip
  • Learn more about photography - I have loved learning about it and want to do more


  •  Finish my real estate licence before the end of the year rather than the time frame allowed.

  • This one is simple....make time to scrap
  • Get in front of the camera more

 All of these things require balance....what's your word for 2011????
Shell x