Kiki Halbert Designs

Monday, August 06, 2007

Wow! It's been far too long since I've blogged! Here's an update on me.

Summer's here in full force and I'm just getting back from my vacation. It was wonderful. So relaxing. We went camping in Algonquin Park, which I love. To me, no place on earth is more delightful. We left on the Sunday so that we would avoid the weekend crowd. So we set up camp quickly and then got our firewood, and started a nice fire for the evening. Sleeping in the park is so peaceful, except when you have bunches of kids around. But that's not what woke me at 3 a.m. - we had the pleasure of waking to the sound of wild wolves. It was thrilling. Normally on Thursday nights they have a public wolf howl, which is where I expected to hear the wolves, not on Sunday! It was thrilling! So we went off to the visitor centre the next day and reported hearing them, got Paul a book on Algonquin Park, which he loves, and had a quick bite before going back. We spent a lot of our time there just staying at the site, reading and relaxing. No phones, internet, family. *sigh*

We did go on a nice hike, and I got some great shots of a few amazing beaver ponds and wilderness. I don't know why, but I do take a lot of nature shots. Paul took a few shots of me cooking my first sausages over a campfire. Don't laugh.

I did get the most amazing book for the trip - That's Life by Nic Howard. It's amazing. It's all about how to find inspiration in the everyday and scrap the silly things like what you'll do with that last banana, or for me, maybe about Paul chasing the cat around the apartment with a watergun after the cat. If you lived here, you'd understand. It's about scrapping the little things that come up when you have those "remember when" conversations years down the road.

So I'm going to start a C'est la vie Challenge - French for That's Life. I think I'll make it bi-weekly, maybe monthly. But look for it. It should be fun, and a little different!

And now, for news on me....I'm not at 3scrapateers anymore! Nope, sorry. You won't find my designs there. It was a great site, don't get me wrong. But an opportunity came up that I could not refuse. Thanks to Kim Higueria for her amazing gift to me! I'm now at SBE!! My first products have just been released. Some old some new. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve for next week too!

So here's a new goodie in store, Craft Basket Finds:

I hope you like it! There will be a quick page album coming soon, so look for it! And if you REALLY like it, leave me a comment and we'll hook you up *wink*!