18 November 2014

Xmas is around the corner, 2 kits and a freebie

Problems come in pair. I read this sentence some time ago, somewhere... and it proved to be true..... Last week I got depressed on my role as a mother and a couple of days later the summer touristic season came to an end and DH stopped working. When he started, at the middle of March, the plan was to work there for a few years, he worked hard to improve the hotel's restaurant, they went from a 2 course menu to a 4 course menu, salad buffet, huge selection of cakes (homemade) and marmalade (homemade too), breakfast buffet sweet and also savory. Even extending and enriching the menus Dh managed to economize a good 20%. That is what he was asked to do when he was offered the job, that's what he did. He has 40 years experience, he got the skill and he knows how to meet the goal.  
But the owner is a 76 years old lady who fears changes, new things and thinks improvements are a bad thing. Even if her 50 years old son was in charge and was in unison with Dh, who would never ever do anything without approval, she somehow made up her son's mind, or maybe she forced him, and they decided to not hire him next March.... We heard voices about her being unpredictable, senile and dullard but we believed she had not the full control. We were wrong.... The son is just a figurehead.  My other thought is that they believe to be able to keep the restaurant reached quality and efficiency hiring as a chef the sous-chef, saving on the chef's salary.... If that's the case, they're going to have a bad surprise 'cause the sous-chef himself admitted not to be up to the situation.
The picture now looks like this: we need a new  job (not easy) and a new flat ( not found yet). In this order: first the job to pay the new rent flat.

I guess all my boo boo crying take on a whole new perspective now.....

There a two new kits for sale, winter and Christmas themed.
The first one is called Waiting for Santa and was created by Louise:




in her boutiques:

    

  

My pages with the kit:


photo rak by Titidesîles



The other kit was created by Maria Designs, it is "Christmas is here", 50 elements and 8 decorated papers:



in her shops:

 

my pages with the kit:



the freebie for today:


As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!   

15 November 2014

Doubting, new kits and freebies

I really don't feel like blogging today, I had a bad evening yesterday. Everything is getting crazy and unpleasant all at once. Could be because DS started acting like a teenager even if he's only 10, pretending not to listen to me and I keep struggling to keep up with everything. I try to raise him to be an honest man in the future , able to face life and its demands. I encourage him to take responsibility, which now means doing his best at school, at home and in all the things he goes for. I would love him to understand that I love him even if I say no. I always try to explain why I'm saying no. 
We give him almost everything he asks for , providing he does his best to earn it with good behavior and good marks. Don't get me wrong he is a good boy.... I guess it's my problem, I guess he's just testing, trying to stand on his own and at this age it means confronting with mom and dad. But the horrible monster that keeps telling him what to do and how to do it, the one who has to say "no" it's always me!
The worst thing is when DH says that I should take it easier, let it go, not stress the poor boy so much, don't be nervous and do not overreact, pfffff.....  But yesterday I went to pieces, I went teary all over the kitchen table feeling so incompetent, feeling such a nuisance.... I mean, we choose long ago that I  was staying at home to look after our son but the problem is that I seem to not to be as good as I wish to: I can do whatever I want, decide in a way or the other but lately everything I decide, every little move I make seems to be the wrong one... I do my best, really, and it's not always easy, I love them both, my husband and my son, could not live without them but I am tired, I need to release some pressure or I'm going to explode. Never felt this way? Hope it's just a hard time and that it will soon be over.... 
Gosh, that's good for not feeling like to blog isn't it?

Luise Designs just released a  new cu pack:


in her stores:

    

  

The new kit by Scrap'Angie is called Shade of Grey:




in her shops

           

              

  

My pages:



Credits: images from Pixabay and template by Scrap'Angie for the second one

The freebie:


As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!

10 November 2014

Unforgettable and its freebie

Today I'm going to show off a new kit called Unforgettable, designed by Maria Designs who's going to be the spotlight designer at GDS for the week 9th to 15th November. During the week you can collect for free the pieces of the kit, which is amazing.....



at:

   

See my pages:


credits: photo by Platinum Portfolio via Pixabay


Credits: photo by Greyerbaby via Pixabay

The freebie:


Download, password: fortuna

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4 November 2014

The Halloween case..... and a new freebie

All around the world on the 31st of October children go around doing trick or treat in their cute or scary costumes. This tradition has spread all around the world, also here in Italy. At my place we hang door-decorations and light some handmade lanterns to scare our neighbors. It's fun! 
What I find not funny at all are the diatribes I read on the web and on Facebook about Halloween being something far from our Italian traditions or worse a way to worship evil. I read an article written by a well known priest, Father Gabriele Amorth (you can find him on Facebook here) and I was unable to believe what I was reading and I was frankly scared by the reaction of many FB-"friends" to it. It all sounded so extreme, bigot and medieval. 
I do not belong to any church but I wonder: do they know when and how Catholicism started? How, at the time of Constantine, the men in political and religious charge choose what to include in the New Testament  and in what people should believe? 
The church of the time, to attract more people, merged old pagan celebrations with catholic celebrations. Beside that, how can it be said that Halloween does not belong to our culture? In many Italian cities we had and still have similar traditions involving children asking candies and people lighting candles to scare spirits, traditions that are more than 2000 years old, traditions that belonged both to the Roman Empire and the Celts.... 
I really think we should start to think with our own heads and try to free ourselves from the chains and blindfolds that were put on us from the day we were born. The truth will set us free.We should search for our truth, be a light in the darkness, and keep in mind that our freedom ends right there where somebody else's freedom starts. This way we would live in a better world. 
Not to mention the fact that following the line of reasoning of Father Amorth most of the English speaking populations would be at best considered guilty of idolatry.....ah ah ah....hard to believe.....ah ah ah... 

Back to the scrap-booking topic, a couple of days ago Scrap' Angie released a new kit called Tangerine Touch:





available at:
              

my pages:



Baby photos are a courtesy of Greyerbaby via Pixabay

The freebie:



As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). 
Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!