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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yayyyyy They Ate Everything

Sorry no smart pitures today or anything but lately I've been trying to think of an original them for daily posts. Absolutely nothing comes to mind and with a 5yo girl and a 4yo boy every day is a revelation. Especially since Maddy (5yo girl) has started in Prep.

If your kids have been through Prep are or in Prep I'm sure you know what I mean. The quiet, nicely spoken young lady that you have nurtured for the last 4-5 years has started picking up a heap of bad habits.

1) Your carefully constructed, balanced meal lunch box, that once came home empty from playschool, now comes home hardly touched from school because there simply wasn't enough time to play and eat.

2) The words that you took care for them to enunciate have suddenly turned to absolutely meaningless phrases.

3) They have to do what their teachers say, not you.

4) They've behaved all day at school so shouldn't have to at home.

5) Last and not least, they have missed their sibling so much that they have to play, chat and do anything other than eat at dinner time.

The last is the reason for my post, I have struggled and struggled to get my children to eat their dinner within 1hr for weeks now and for the first time in what seems like an age they have. YAYYYYYYYYYYY. What did I feed them????

Well here it is, not very exciting but well accepted:
1) Mushroom and Tomato Flan
2) Potato salad, dressed with mayonnaise and grain mustard
3) Mixed salad including, lettuce (from the garden), tomatoes (from the garden), advocado, cucumber and capsium (red pepper)

I'm happy to share the recipes so email me if you're intested, for the purposes of this post they're not really important. This post is really just to share the small wins of motherhood.

In addition to the above I would also like to share that my daughter received an award for good behaviour today, they're quite frequent in Prep but always an absolute delight.


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pictures of our house in progress at last

I thought it was about time I published some pictures of all the work my husband's been doing on the house. Of course it's taking longer than planned but boy is he working hard.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

25% Off

That's right I'm offering 25% off everything in my Etsy store for 24 hours only.

Sale ends at 6:15pm Etsy Time so don't miss out.

Come one come all

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Phew what a relief

Well another hurdle out of the way. Our soil test results came in as "M", which for those of you that don't know is a whole heap better than the "H" that I had been expecting after talking to the guy doing the testing.

Right next job is to sign the kit home contract and get that order underway.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Owner Building

Well at long last we have bitten the bullet and bought our little piece of paradise. 2.5 acres in beautiful QLD. Since money is short we're going to be doing the bulk of the physical labour ourselves so it's certainly going to be hard work.

I just passed my owner builder course and have submitted my application for a builders permit so while we wait for that there's not much we can actually do onsite.

In the meantime though we did get our soil test done this week so whilst on site I took a couple of photos and thought you might like to see our land.

I'll post more when things start to progress and let you know what's happening onsite.

Friday, April 25, 2008


At the instigation of Esther ( a new team has been formed.

Members all live in and around Brisbane and sell quality items on Etsy.

The aim of the group is to promote our businesses and to help support each other along the way.

Many of the members have already met but next weekend will my first change to get together with them for a face to face chat. I'm so looking forward to it and I really hope they bring along some of their wares. They truly are Artists in every sense of the word.

I'll take some happy snaps when I meet them all.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Featured Artist - Entyqua

This is a lovely jewellery store stocking both costume and genuine stone/metal jewellery as well as Jewelry boxes, card making and other paper craft items.

The owner is Becki a SAHM of a gorgeous little girl.

She says "For my Jewelry: I use a lot of natural stones and beads for my creations, my favorite being wood and gemstones. I also love to use pearls weather they are freshwater or faux pearls have a very elegant feel to them and always and a touch of class to every piece they are used in! All my jewelry designs are Hand made with care a love. Also you will always find each piece is very unique and will never be recreated. If you need a necklace or bracelet made to a certain size please specify during checkout, if I have the extra materials I can make the changes! I also LOVE to do custom work! I love to share ideas with others to come to a creation that might not be with out two great minds working together!
For the Finished Jewelry Boxes
I LOVE to paint I love to decorate I love to take something ordinary Like a plain unfinished wooden box and make it dazzle. These are one of my favorites of my hobbies. They come to me from a craft store plain dull and wood colored and ends up with color and flair and style I love the transformation!
For the paper crafts
I am a scrapper I will always be a scrapper I have so much scrap I don’t know what to do with it! SO I make cards and other paper related crafts! I wish I had enough time to do this more than I do! "

Come and visit you really wont be disappointed