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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Hello desk dashers!

I'll challenge you to spot the difference on my desk this week. But before I start dap over to Julia's Stamping Ground to join in, link up or just see what all of this is about.

Here's the photos -

I took this one yesterday to show you - my project 2013 smash book, filled to perfection. I never missed a week so it's a good record for us to look back on. I put it away and got out what is now on my desk.

Right hand side.

Window side. Oooh just notices the reflection of my taking the photo in the PL pockets. How cool is that! I'm going to do Project Life style this year as I feel it will be easier for me to keep up with as I did struggle with my smash book during spells when I was not so good.

This is my 1st week layout. I really love the idea of PL and its ease of use.

Don't forget to look out for the 'spot the difference' I'll give you a clue, it is something that you always see on my desk week in, week out!

That's it for me. I will say I did finally go to the doctors and have had my meds tweaked and had a fasting blood test to make sure there isn't anything else going on other than my conditions. Especially as I've been so bad of late. But here's to finding out for sure and hoping for a better 2014!

Take care my friends. Zo xx


Anonymous said...

Morning Zoe. I'm sorry to hear you're still not doing great, I hope that changes very soon for you.
I love the look of your smash book! And your new layout looks amazing too.

Happy woyww

Zoe #42

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm really bad at spotting things so no guess from me! Your desk is still really tidy as it always is, so it can't be lack of mess...ummmmm. no, I really don't know. Sorry!!
Hope all the tests/meds tweaking helps you - fingers crossed.
Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

Uniflame said...

Great that you are starting PL as well this year! I started myself too :D I think it is lovely :) - Uniflame #65

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Hope the tests either show something not too serious or at least it can be sorted. I am making a real effort to change how I eat, as I am just fed up of the Fibro and how it is stopping me from travelling. I have studied the photos and cannot spot the difference. Loving your Smash Book and the PL, which is on my list for this year. Ali x. #47

Jackie said...

Firstly well done on your completed Smash book..... You kept it up all year you should be so proud of yourself!
Next loving that your doing project life... Will be nice to see how your going through 2014 .... I love the project life way of working and concept .. I have used it to do ' events' rather than each week so far e.g. My daughters wedding ... I hope to change that at Easter with the birth of my Grandaughter and go to do a weekly one about her!
Jackie 18

Cardarian said...

You have been good doing your smash book and your Life project! I don't do anything on a regular basis - I am just not very orderly - usually I need panic to make me do something! He, he I need the pressure and stress!
Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Lots of hugs,

Eliza said...

Hi Zoe, so glad you finished the book last year that is one achievement for sure. That really is one cool shot of your reflection too. Hope you have a wonderful crafting week.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 32

Lisa-Jane said...

Wow, well done on completing your Smash book! I don't do PL but I love using the split protectors for holidays and projects like that. Good luck with the new meds and I hope you have many more good days this year x #41

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Where or where is your British Flag tin? I'm not actually sure what it is but it is always right there where the radio is now... or maybe that is one and the same and it's turned about? I'm sorry to say that the wet dreary weather made my knees ache just looking at it. Great job on getting your smash book completed for 2013. That's an impressive feat. I know folks seem to really like that Project Life thing.

lisa said...

Well done on finishing your Smash book, Zoe. It'll be great to look back on in years to come. I've loved sharing your first PL page. I'm on the same mission this year and finished my first page at the weekend. We got the same soaks for Xmas, lol!!!! I will share my page soon as I put a photo in of some current DT work I can't share at the mo...doah!!! I'm loving the ease and flexibility of PL, you can finish a page so quickly can't you? It'll be fun to swap notes. Have you found the Instweather App, You can put a photo behind the weather forecast, I'm loving it for my pages.
Hope you are feeling a bit better.
Hugs Lisax #53

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I just want to get my hands on that bulging Smash book, it looks so inviting :o) Take care of yourself Zoe xx

Fiona #85

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Zoe, it will be great to meet up at the crop again, hoping everything gets sorted for you. Still got to start my smash book- one of these days! lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #33

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Zoe what's happened to your union jack radio?
it's it great when you finish a long term project, good luck with this years project. have fun with the invites hope you don't have too many to do.
janet #18

Kyla said...

Wow, a whole year of Smash-that was a serious commitment from you. I love your project life page. I have been thinking of doing one of these too, for basically the same reasons (less stress in times of ill health can only be a good thing).

Fingers crossed 2014 is better health wise (not for football though! Already been a rubbish year for both Brizzle teams) and I look forward to a proper face to face catch up.

Neesie said...

I'm incredibly impressed at your completed Smash book Zo,
Especially when you haven't been in the best of health. You are an inspiration girl! ;D
I'm thinking you might have a new radio there...maybe Santa left it as you are such a good girl?
Have fun and take care.
Thanks also for being so supportive with my blog and twitter :D
Neesie #54

Julia Dunnit said...

your Union Jack radio has gone AWOL! Your Smash project is a triumph gal, it will be suvh a good reminder. And its good to change, the PL format will affect your style and 'different' is good, huh!

okienurse said...

great looking desk! What happened to your radio? I am impressed with the Smash book also! The store I teach at has the Project Life books but I haven't really paid them much attention...guess I need to go check them out. Went to doctor today and she tweaked meds, ordered some tests, and told me I needed to get back injection to decrease irritation. I just hate anymore messing with my spine. Okay enough whining. Thanks for sharing your awesome project and I hope you have a great week. Vickie #99 said...

Brilliant Smash book will be good to look back on in years to come. Loving your desk it's so much tidier than mine lol. Love Alison xx

Tertia said...

That smash book must be great to page through and what an accomplishment not to have missed a week!
Hope you are feeling better by now.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #77