Mar 29, 2012

Cat Thursday and my 200th post


Hooray for the 200th post on 
Books, Crafts and Pretty Things!


Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.

Mar 27, 2012

Hey, Back Off! - Bullying (Part 2 in a 3 part series)


Read Part 1 hereI was recently invited to read Hey Back Off  Written by Jennie Withers with Phyllis Hendrickson M. Ed.  You can find Jennie Withers online at her web page. In this part two on bullying, I review the book. 

Mar 26, 2012

Oooh look - Pretty Things on Pinterest!

Aren't we all just suckers for new social networking? - I know I am. I really liked the visual aspect of Tumblr, and the bookmarking abilities of Diigo, but now Pinterest lets us both bookmark and create inspiration boards and organise the bookmarks the way we choose. What;'s not to love?

Here's some recent inspiration via Pinterest. To go to original source then see the links below each image.

Mar 22, 2012

Cat Thursday & FxCamera for Android

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.

Last Week, I was exhausted and so I didn't do Cat Thursday. But this week I have my cat, a nap and an app for you.

Flowers for a Bridal Shoot

Here are some photos of some flower arrangements I did recently for a bridal photo shoot. You can see more photos by clicking on the links to the photographer and make-up artist. Such lovely young women and the models were so lovely as well. Such a nice day, and I was happy to be asked along to join in.

Mar 20, 2012

Know your meme...

Do you find yourself wondering what a lolcat is? wondering why kids are referring to sad Keanu? or thinking - why are people sending me to that Rick Astley song all the time? Then you could be one of the few who isn't aware of Internet memes and the way they virally carry cultural ideas and stories from social networking accounts to emails and back again. Much like a virus, they evolve to try and keep themselves alive. 

What are you eating?

Despite the start of Autumn - it's still quite hot here. So we've been having light lunches and dinners. My daughter and I had a lovely lunch at a Sushi Bar the other day, I think it would be worth taking your esky bag and taking your dinner home from those places. So yummy & fresh.

Mar 18, 2012

WIN 2 books about Toby the Pet Therapy Dog

I reviewed these two fantastic books by Charmaine Hammond on my blog. You can read the review here.
I highly recommend these books to you and your family. There are no "compulsory" entries. All entries are optional, but the more entries you  have, the more chances to win. Follow the Rafflecopter instructions below and good luck.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

On Toby's Terms - Charmaine Hammond


Some of you may remember that when I started this blog I was very much a dog person as well as a cat person. But last year, we lost our doggy pal after 15 years which I wrote about here

So when Charmaine Hammond contacted me to ask if I would like to read her books On Toby's Terms and Toby, The Pet Therapy Dog & his hospital friends, I was so excited to receive a book to review with a dog as the main character.

Mar 8, 2012

Cat Thursday

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun. 

My "full-blown mini-break holiday weekend" in Margaret River.


 A mini-break means true love.

              Suddenly feel like screen goddess...

              in manner of Grace Kelly.

              Though perhaps ever so slightly less
                  elegant under pressure.


Bridget Jones' Diary


Mar 2, 2012

Making a quick Facebook cover with Muzy Photo Collage

My friends on Facebook have introduced me to Muzy this week. So I started having a go myself. You can make photo collages and cute shapes with your pictures. So much fun and discussions ensued and we thought this would be a great way to make a personalised Facebook cover for the new timeline, but how to get around the square shape? So after a bit of experimentation I worked out that if you divide the background picture into thirds (in your mind) and only place your photos in the bottom third, you will end up with something like this:

The Little Rose by Sheri Fink



A gorgeous story for children that teaches them that even if they grow up in a weedbed, it doesn't make them a weed. All they need is someone to care for them, like the gardener cares for The Little Rose, so they can show the world who they really are and blossom. 

Mar 1, 2012

Cat Thursday

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.