This week I have learnt a valuable lesson. After a recent storm we were without power in our home for nearly 24 hours. Luckily for our gas stove top and gas hot water we weren't hungry or smelly however, we were placed under a fair bit of pressure.
I couldn't tell you how many times I attempted to turn on a light, how I decided to just do a little ironing, how I thought I might watch a bit of telly. I mean ... duh! Finally the power flickered back on and cheers were heard.You just don't realise how much you rely on something until you don't have it.
BUT, the most valuable lesson I learned was this: If the power ever goes off again, put your 17 year old daughter in the car and drive her directly to grandparents, friends, strangers homes - anywhere - as long as she has power to charge up her iPad and straighten her hair because you don't realise how much you rely on your sanity until you don't have it :)
Over at Southern Girls we are all about Shimmer and Shine this fortnight. Break out the bling, dab on the glitter glue and shimmer away! We are sponsored by Marianne design, flourish with a Bling and Rhoda Design Studio so there will be some fabulous prizes on offer. I have used a Sherri Baldy image, papers from Bazzill Basics and Copic markers.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Design Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #164 Multiple layers
Top Tip Tuesday #112 Black and White with a splash of colour
Emerald Faeries #48 Sparkle