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Monday, August 29, 2011

Crafts, mail & shopping!

Hello everyone! So, I just started back to work last week in preparation of the school year and it has been busy. In between I've had these other appointments as well as getting Noah ready for school tomorrow. Phew! Last year I was only working about 20 or less hours per week and now I have 32 hours per week. I am doing office work in the mornings as well as working in the preschool classroom on Wednesday afternoons at the same Art/Music school as last school year. I am also teaching English to children privately after school and I may also teach a class of immigrants on Tuesday evenings. It's been a while since I've had such a busy work schedule. I just need to find the proper balance for everything. Creating and letter writing are a part of my soul and a priority in my life so there will ALWAYS be time for them. :) Okay, so enough bla-bla and onto the photos.

A deco I made with the theme "Paris at Night" for a group swap.

Another deco I made with the theme "Kitties".

Another deco I made with the theme "Winnie the Pooh".

And another one with the theme "Suzy Zoo".

Last week I received a private swap of FBs from Iris in Hong Kong.

I received these FBs and "Vintage Summer" deco (on the bottom left) from a group swap partner.

These FBs are also from a group swap partner.

I also received a wonderful letter from my dear friend Maria from Finland. She included a postcard and FB.

Here are some items I recently bought while shopping. Some are for swaps or parts of birthday presents.

On the weekend Noah and I went to a street fair but we were a little dissapointed since it took us all of 15 minutes to see everything. However, we did find one booth with some nice crafty items. I bought some handmade soaps and a cute pen with a flower on the end. Noah had himself some chewy candies on a stick. Of course he ate them before I could get a photo. Ha!

So, I'm off since I have a zillion things to do before tomorrow.


  1. So the work-madness has begun for you too, my dear... Same here. However, I have to add only some lines to your letter + some stuff and I will mail it, most probably after the next weekend. :)

  2. Oh I know how you feel trying to balance work and life. At least you are taking time to create and write letters. I need to do that a lot more.

    Thanks for entering my giveaway :)

  3. Dear Jacqueline, I like your bla bla! It has been awhile since I ve visited you last time, I missed your posts, your pics, everything you share always inspires me!I'm glad to be back in the USA so I can visit you often! Sounds like you are gonna be very busy..please take your time to create, I always enjoy coming here :) Your friend, Maria.

  4. I love that Paris Deco!! And kittens.. Ok, I love everything :)

  5. P.S. And the Just A Minute Posts aren't my original idea so you are welcome to it :)