Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Well the new Basic Grey papers are only a day or two away so to make way for the new ranges we have to have an out with the old to make way for the new.
So there is 40% off most patterned paper and if you go HERE you will see what is on offer.
I also have 30% off all christmas stock as well.

Vicky has been busy creating some layouts from the LOVE packs for the month of February.

Our birthday anniversary is only a week and a bit away, so keep watching.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Well the sale went well. Thankyou to everyone that bought and all those that spent over $30.00 will go into the draw for 20 Diva Dollars as Diva shopper of the month.

Arriving next week is the new BASIC GREY patterened papers. There will be only limited stock so make sure you come and check them out.

Well more dramas today with Taylah. Went to school everything was fine. Did my two hours and then spoke with the other teachers aide only to find that there is no program for the boy that I am aiding. A big shock to me. I think I will need to speak to one of the other teachers about getting some aids etc. Home for about an hour a customer came and picked up her order and the phone rang. It was the school and Taylah is not feeling very well and cannot continue in class this afternoon. Ok I will come and pick her up.
got the sick note to sign her out and went to the teacher and she was fuming (but in a nice way). Bob has been off nearly all week and little did I know that she had just gone home sick as well. Funny that. Mrs Oliver taylah's teacher said no she was not sick and that she shouldn't go home. I stayed in the class and mrs oliver spoke with taylah but she was crying and said she didn't feel well and wanted to go home.

What I am going to do. I can't write anymore cause I am too upset. Will be back later.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007



well I had a very relaxing weekend in sydney with my best bud JO. will upload some photos later. we went on a seafood buffet lunch harbour cruise on sydney harbour. I get motion sickness so was a bit worried but everything was fine. the weather was beautiful and sydney harbour well what can you say in all its glory with the harbour bridge and opera house. we then headed back up to the shops and did a bit of window shopping and then our feet couldn't carry us any further went back to our hotel at hyde park called Hotel Stellar, very noice and got ready for our evening out.
IL DIVO what 4 spunks they are and magnificent voices but the only thing was they only sang 2 songs in english but it was still nice and relaxing and then when we left the entertainment centre we saw Taylah's school teacher. her ears must have been burning and she said that she thought she had seen me earlier on. All Jo and I did was talk about Taylah and what has been going on with her. more of that later. so we didn't do anything after the concert. we are such old fuddy duddies. the next morning had breaky at a cafe in oxford street and then headed back to Jo's place and then I headed home to Newcastle via IKEA. OMG what a store, if you ever get the chance to go, stop and go there it is massive. It takes about 1 1/2 hours just to walk around it. then I drove home to pick up the kidlets.

I started my job on monday and what an experience the last 2 days have been. Being back in the classroom again. the boy I am working with is a very nice young man but needs lots of help. but some of the boys in this class. well I don't know how to describe them and I just can't believe that they do what they do and get away with it or someone else gets the blame. I am just so into this bullying stuff and tomorrow I am going to get a copy of the behaviour and bullying policies of the school. but hopefully from thursday I will be working one on one with this boy away from the classroom.

Well taylah. This morning chucked the biggest tantrum about going to school and how she was sick and didn't want to go and that I could take her home after I had finished work at 11. this went on for 1/2 hour and I thought I am going to be late for my second day. I don't know how I got her to get dressed but I did and then when I finished work she saw me and expected then to be coming home with me.
I just don't know what to do with her anymore. this is what was happening when I was working before but hopefully I will be able to get away from the school without her knowing that I have gone.
Taylah has basically told me that she only wants to play with BOB and I can't make her play with other kids. Bob has not been at school for the last day and a half and taylah has been different of an afternoon. more happier. maybe it is just me. but today I asked her who she played with and she said that she played with O and J and they went to the library but A said "don't touch me". I have seen over the last 2 days how cruel kids can be to each other and it really worries, scares and upsets me.
I also said yesterday did the other kids tell you who you could play with and what you could and couldn't do and she said no mummy but Bob lets me go and get a drink. I wish there was more I could do for her and I suppose the only thing I really can do is build her self esteem and confidence. I am constantly worrying about her and poor Maddison she is just beautiful and is enjoying school I think like everyone should be enjoying it. I worry about bullying and I worry about what the school that they go to and I now work at does about the bullying.

so I will soldier on and see what happens.

Friday, February 09, 2007


Well I am off to Sydney tomorrow for a girly weekend with my girlfriend. We are cruising sydney harbour tomorrow at lunch and then shopping or sleeping and then going to the IL DIVO concert and then more shopping or sleeping on Sunday. So I am excited just to be getting away.

I start my new job on Monday and I am very nervous about it and I know all the other mums are going to be giving me heaps on Monday.

I am still concerned about Taylah and she is telling me this afternoon that she just wants to play with BOB and noone else even though this afternoon when they came out of class Bob hurt both my girls. I will just see what happens. but I still worry that she is controlling.

Have a good weekend everyone

Thursday, February 08, 2007


just an update, I didn't get the job that I really wanted. They rang last night and said that "I was right up there".

Had a chat to Taylah last night and I think she understands a bit better. I think she is too scared at what BOB is going to do to her or say to her when she starts standing up for herself. the mother of the other child rang last night as she thought that she had done or said something wrong to me but I assured her she didn't and that I had other things on my mind and was waiting to hear about the job.
anyway taylah was quiet happy to show me this morning where she was sitting at her new table.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

What's happening

Well lots have been happening since my last post.

New website, my baby went off to school and I am still looking for a part time job.


Well the website is working just fantastically and I would like to thank Greg for all his help and patience.

To kick off the new website we are having some competitions and sales and introducing Vicky Crawford from Victoria who is the first member of the Divas Design Team. Welcome aboard Vicky. You can check out her blog in my side bar.

35% off all christmas products and 30% off patterned paper.

Enter our layout competition for February with the theme of LOVE and be in the running for 25 Diva Dollars and THE DIVA SHOPPER of the month, just spend $30.00 or more in the month of February and you will go in the draw to win 20 Diva Dollars.

All information can be found on the site.

Also we want more people to come and visit our forum and gallery so pop on over and come and say hi.

My baby girl Maddison went off to school last week and she loves it.

She is just so much more confident than her sister and that is another story. Maddison won her first award on Monday at the first school assembly and came out with a smile from ear to ear. Taylah is a different story. She has a friend we will call BOB and she is so dependent on Bob that I am very worried. She also had another friend and last year they formed a "cool girls team" but if you wanted to play with someone else or doing anything else that they didn't want to do then you would not be a part of the "team". she also was being told "I am more beautiful than you".

This is Taylah last year not exactly the ugly duckling. so Bill is in her class and the other girl is not but she is just so clingy to Bill that I need to do something about it. So I went and saw the teacher yesterday who is new to the school and she was very glad that I came to see her. I just want taylah to be less dependent on her and be able to do what she wants without fearing that Bill is not going to be her friend. They were also sitting together in class and I asked that they be moved. The teacher told me she was going to implement a social skills course for the class which I thought was fantastic. she said that she will keep an eye on things. I felt pretty good about it all until taylah came home from school yesterday. "mum you told Mrs Oliver that I couldn't play with Bill anymore" and "mrs Oliver told me I wasn't allowed to play with Bill anymore". So that just sent me into more turmoil. She put on a tantrum this morning before going to school and I smacked her on the bare leg and left a mark and I spoke briefly with the teacher this morning about what she had said and she said Oh no, that she would have a talk to her about it. so I don't know what the outcome of that was today, but I have been feeling not very good about myself today, especially after smacking her and seeing her standing in her line at school and not even looking at Bill and I have not heard about a job as a Chiropractic Assistant that I think would be fantastic that I applied for and went to an information night on Monday night.

So all in all today has been crappy. Hope tomorrow brings some good news.