Nothing in life can hold more joys or more tears, can make you more proud or more tired, or give back more rewards that being a parent.

Friday, November 20, 2009

All the best things are {P}ink......

Hello everyone

It has been one busy time since our arrival in Durban. It is so good to be back and to be amongst families and friends. We now have a hectic social life and are enjoy every bit.

On the shop's side, we are still waiting for the installation of the Telkom lines and so far Telkom is looking for a cable to connect me to the exchange. I am giving them an extra week and then I am calling Neotel. Is there a chance that some of yous have looked into this competitor and have joined them? Please tell me more.

It looks like we have left the raining season in the Western Cape (rain in winter) for the raining season in kwaZulu Natal (rain in summer) and that means we have rain for a WHOLE year!! Recently we have had loads of rain and on Wednesday this week we had our mini tornadoes. I really don't think Durbanites have experienced the Cape Doctor cos mini tornadoes are definitely in the Western Cape at this time of the year!!!

The boys have settled in their new creche and it is a lot smaller than their previous creche. They are only there till 2.30 and then they drive mommy cra{z}y!

While I am dormant with my shop, I was offered a mornings only admin/book-keeping job for a business called Herbs by Rosemary. For the Durbanites, you may have seen these fresh herbs at our local Spars, Pick 'n Pay, Checkers etc. The girl that did the admin work had her second heart transplant operation in 8.5 years and has been having kidneys problems. So this is just temporary arrangement to help our family friend during her recovery period.

Christmas is around the corner and it is a time to together with the families and a time to start scrapping some lovely gifts. So watch this space for some ideas.

What is coming soon.......{very soon} .....is the new addition to the Cuttlebug family and it is a {s}he and is in {p}ink and is adorable. We are hoping that this lovely little lady will make an appearance for Christmas and what is also so cool is that you will get a {FREE} alphabet !!! That is right, spend R1000 and you will get a set on alphas worth R1050. If you are interested, please email me on scrapping@bscrapbooks.co.za So remember all things are pink....

That is all for now folks and I will write some more soon.

Bridgie and family

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bits & pieces...

I am a stay-at-home-scrapbooker-self-employed Mom, trying to be the best wife to Karl and best Mom to my 2 adorable little munchkins, Ethan and Tyler.

My passions are spending time with my family, scrapbooking and reading.

I am married to Karl for 11 years {yip the spark is still there!} and we have 2 gorgeous boys.

Ethan will be 5 next month on 14 Sept and Tyler is in the {terrible twos} stage. No seriously, they are both very good boys and they do have their moments like any other children.

We are busy packing up our home in Cape Town and we are moving back to our home town which is in
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We will miss the gigantic Table Mountain and the long summers but nothing compares to having your family and your friends near by. Being alone in Cape Town with Tammy as my only sister living in Cape Town, you do tend to take for granted your family and friends. As soon as we are back and settled in, we are going to be more involved and introduce our boys to their endless number of cousins and of course to be spoilt by both grannies and grandpas!

Karl was given the opportunity to start up a branch in Durban and I have converted my retail shop "
B's Scrapbooks" to an on-line shop. For those who live in Durban, you will be able to come to my classes in my new home in Forest Hills.

Karl works for
Avery Dennison and his branch will be located in Westmead, a mere 10 kms away from home. Home is in Forest Hills and we are situated on the Kloof Gorge and have oodles supply of tall and green leafy trees. We were very lucky to find a 3 beds home with a double garage that half has been converted to an office and a huge spare room which will be the home of B’s Scrapbooks.

A quick update on B’s {as I am commonly known by}………

In March 2009, we started our own product range called {B’s Scrapbooks Designs}.

That’s right!!!

We have started our own, unique & versatile white chipboard range.

Easy to paint, chalk, distress, cover & add dimension.
We can’t tell you how excited we are & know that you will be too!!
Coming soon will be a PERSONALISED SERVICE where YOU can order your own unique scrapbook titles ready-made & cut out..

So start jotting down those titles & watch this space for more details. Check out a sample of our range on the attachment & watch out for more to come!

New products are:
8cm x 8cm frames
Ribbon frames
4-pics circle frame
3-pics film strip
5-pics film strip

Till next time, keep watching this space for more add-ons!