I'm not a morning person...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I guess I can say I've never been a morning person but that has become more evident since taking up scrapbooking. So many late nights or perhaps I should say early mornings, sitting up at the table and creating while the rest of the household sleeps. And then I struggle to drag myself out of bed each morning. And when I do, breakfast is the last thing on my mind.

I was asked by a fellow papercrafter and friend Liz Qualman to contribute a layout for an article she was writing on Breakfast rituals around the globe which you can read HERE. I hadn't ever visualised my morning routine or how it could be portrayed on a scrapbooking layout so considered this a nice break from the 'norm' and looked forward to the challenge.

My day starts with getting kids ready for their day, making beds, shower, load of washing, school run etc so I don't tend to eat breakfast until mid morning. And personally it's the best time of day as the house is peaceful except for the gentle hum of the washing machine and the dishwasher.

I'm not your typical cereal and coffee person, actually I've never had a cup of tea or coffee in my life. I like to break the fast with vegemite on toast and a can of ice-cold Coke Zero (some habits are hard to break). It's far from being the perfect meal but it is one that I savour in peace and usually with a vase of freshly picked roses from my garden. I love to have fresh flowers in the house as often as the garden will allow.

Supplies: Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock and Alphabets: American Crafts, Ribbon: Pebbles Inc., Brads: Imaginisce, Candy Dots: Pebbles Inc. Tools: Embossing Machine, Folder: Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Punch: Fiskars, Brad Maker: I-Top (Imaginisce) washcloth to make brads.

From farm to you...


  1. How pretty, looks like a quiet place to be.

  2. Amen to the not being a morning person, or a breakfast person. I drag my feet in the morning.
    Melissa D

  3. I wake early...but don't bug me! LOL Love this fun layout that gives an insight into yourself :O)

  4. Hello beautiful lady. So sorry i have not been around in a while. I have been catching up with your blog and as usual it is fully of gorgeous work. Congratulations on your promotion on Imaginisce darl, so so deserved. Promise i will be back again regularly as life seems to be a bit more peaceful for me!!!. Lots of love & big hug Beave, love Clare xxx

  5. I love your LO and all the beautiful embellies. I think your journaling is great...but I had to look up Vegimite... Really??? That's a breakfast spread??? :D Okey-doakey!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. Fanatastic layout Melinda! I love the bright colours and clean lines. A great idea to document you breakfast routine. :)
    Ps. I'm not much of a morning person either.

  7. great LO!!!! I agree !! I´m not a morning person too, unfortunately I have to cuz I´m a kindergarten teacher ...
    Love the bow!!!

  8. what a stunning colour combo Melinda, and as alway s your photos are very striking!

  9. So can relate to the morning "thing" my boy stays in bed until about 8am so I am spoilt, I love Liz Qualman and you have done her proud with this stunning layout. I love it, the whole idea is a great idea. Love Melxx

  10. I love the disgn and subject of this layout. SO well put together, it looks brillaint!!! The phot's are cool too!!