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Sarah Youde (aka monroegirl)
Plymouth, UK.

I love to scrap and I love to stitch. I also love reading, eating and the odd glass of red wine! I only wish I had more time to do all the things I love. Most of my time is taken up looking after a couple of other things I love and they are my two gorgeous children Ben and Charlotte. They ARE gorgeous, I am not biased, I have been blessed with beautiful children which is a good thing because I have such wonderful subjects for my scrapbooking addiction.

I am married to Mark and we will celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary in July - we are just as happy now as when we first met. He would rather I didn't spend any money on scrapbooking or cross stitch stash but if I didn't do that I would be perfect and surely that would be really boring! Anyway, this blog is a sort of diary / gallery and I enjoy updating my blog for myself and my family but any visitors are welcome :o)

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I have been trying to catch up on things this week. Mark had 2 weeks leave before he left so the I had only done general housework and none of the more tricky things like carpet edges, skirting boars and picture rails so I am happy to report that I have done all this now :o)

I have a load of washing in the machine and it is such glorious weather that I will hang it on the line! This is new to me as I haven't had a washing line for about four years!! It is so much better when it dries naturally.

Catching up on other stuff, I went to the crop in Exeter (Scraps in the City) last Saturday and - as usual - I had a fab time chatting to the girls and scrapping. The girls that go to this crop are all really lovely and we are so lucky to have such a great group of people. Mum comes with me too so that makes it even better. I finished off a mini book that I was making for Mark to take away with him which had photos of the kids and me in. He was really pleased with it. I also managed to complete three - yes THREE - layouts. Shock horror. I usually just sit eating cake, chatting and moving bits of paper around on the desk lol.

Here are the layouts:

I love this paper!

I wasn't sure when I was doing this one but now it is my favourite of the three layouts

Left it simple as I wanted to see the paper

It was Charlotte's fourth birthday on Tuesday, the day after Mark flew to America which was a shame. Anyway, she had a great day. She really wanted Ponyville for her birthday so of course that is what she got! We also bought her a Barbie house amongst other things. My Mum bought her a Baby Chou Chou doll and Charlotte really loves her new baby. You should have seen her face when it started making baby noises, she was so excited. Bless her! She even takes her baby in bed with her every night and I am constantly having to stop the baby crying when she can't do it lol.

Here are some birthday girl pictures:




I went to the first UKS Plymouth crop on Wednesday night - with Mum of course - and it was lovely. Anna who has organised it did a great job putting together a paper bag book kit. I have yet to finish mine as I am not sure what I want to use it for yet. I need to do some scrapping! I have a visitor tonight so it will have to wait until tomorrow :( Still it will be nice to have some company on a Friday night.

♥ Sarah blogged at 10:38


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