Monday, September 22, 2014

Bowen turns One....



I cant believe how fast time goes by it must be the older you get the faster it goes...'

This week our little grandson turned ONE!!!!

I cant believe it I remember seeing this little cutie when he was a few days old,so little and sweet and to think he is now walking Yes that's right turning one and walking all in the same week it just is unbelievable....

So to our little man Happy First Birthday......We love you xxx

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lego in a bottle...

I get an idea into my head and like a bull in a china shop I rush out and buy everything I need to make it then when I cant do it there is only one thing to do "KEV HELP"

That's what happened with these little Lego men.I had seen them in a little bottle for $30 and thought no way I can make that.i bought some little Lego men some mini bottles I had the ball chains and thought these would make great boy gifts.

Well I couldn't get the men in the bottles....their arms got stuck ...


And that's where Kev came in.....that man has so much patience and he sat there and did it...

I wont say what he said when I gave him another seven to do ha ha ha


So now my little Lego men are all in their bottles off to their new homes .The LM loves his and I even made one for Jaxon for when his bigger as I don't think Kevin will be able to get into that position then ha ha ha

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tyler and Makayla


Just catching up about some family members who's pictures you have seen heaps but know little of them....


This is Tyler my nephew and omg he is growing up so fast like a little weed.

He is now almost finished year two so after Christmas he will be in Primary school whoo hoo !!

Kevin and I were the first people to see him after he was born as we were waiting in the waiting room..He was /is such a beautiful little man who loves his football...

He is 8 months older than the LM and they love being cousins which you can tell in the way they fight and wrestle with each other ha ha


Now this little cutie is Tyler's sister Makayla. She is almost four and goes to pre school.

She is also a chatterbox a real chatterbox. She loves Frozen but then again is there a little girl under the age of 6 who doesn't.

I wish we saw more of these kids but time and distance stops that but until we can catch up with their progress via the good old social media.

Do you feel like this? have family members that you just see via social media....

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Finally finished Typography frame...


About a year ago or maybe more I saw a site while looking around on blog land for a Typography wall art which I fell in love with .I had a go at making it which you can see .here I had plans to make a few but hey even the best made plans can get lost.....

Fast forward to last night......I was just mucking around on the computer while Kevin was watching my Mighty Rabbits play (which in the end they won Yeah !!! ) oh getting back to where we were  I once again came across the website to make these wall art.

And thought come on Dee just do it then you have another unfinished craft off your list......


It wasn't hard to do just a little fiddly....

The original site I got the idea from is full of great ideas. here she has a really great tutorial on how to do it that I couldn't do as good as so please look at her blog....


The letters are from Leo Reynolds site.

The basic concept is set up your page in Publisher.....

Go to Leo's site and find and download your letters then insert the into your page and your done....


I had my frame all ready made months ago  so I had my matt board cut out to suit ....I did my letters in neutral tones as it will match the walls better...


Then just print it out and put in a frame and your done...

I am one very happy lady....


Sorry but I just wanted to show it off again.....xxx

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

100 Days till Christmas...



Yes that's right 100 days till Christmas can you believe it.....

I don't  have a list and I have bought some gifts already and that's it so far  But I am really going to get to work and be super prepared this year.

So I am going to make a list.....

I am going to check it twice.....

Going to find out whether its make or  buy

Cause its 100 days till Christmas Hip Hooray.....

Monday, September 15, 2014

Health Update....


This post is going to bore  lot of you so if your not interested in medical crap (I'm not ha ha ) just skip it thanks...xxx


The Great Leg Nightmare is still going....

I have had lots of friends wanting to know the latest so here it is....pass me the tissues before  I go to much further...

My legs are still a mess.I am still getting infections and I have been on the strongest antibiotic for about five-six years when it gets infected I can tell due the the soreness how red it is and hot and the smell so then I just up the antibiotics for a couple of days and it settles back down and I keep taking two a day...till it flares up again...

Recently I had an appointment with my Immunologist.What a waste of time.Well most of it was .My Mixed Connective tissue Disease is there but nothing touch wood has changed or developed there...

I had blood tests done before I went so I could show him and it would save some time..in waiting for the results and coming back to discuss them. Well it seems my kidneys have settled down and we don't have to worry there. My heart is OK but that's cause I am being good and taking medication.

Now my legs are another problem.There is something in my immune system that wont let me heal so that's basically why the ulcers are getting bigger and worse.I still have exposed tendons and the biggest wound on my leg is as big if not bigger than my hand and it is starting to go around my calf not long I reckon and it will join up.The smallest which is on the same leg back on the top of my foot near my toes is about 8cms wide by 15 cm long.I have had this one for about six years and it has got smaller it is the one that they thought they would have to amputate my foot because of well cross fingers it is slow but it is getting smaller.The one on my left foot is twice that size it was really deep which was a concern but is getting shallower.

So I keep dressing my legs every second day taking all the old yuck bandages and bits off clean them up and re wrap them so I can take them off in two days....

Back to the Professor though because I am so anemic I have had had iron infusions a few times and last year I had a blood transfusion well my doctor has decided that every three months I need to have and iron infusion at the hospital Great.

My mum asked him about the possibilities of Stem cell. But because of my heart NO it will kill me as they have to reduce my immune system down to nothing and like I said he said NO it will kill me so cross that off.

He may have an idea as they are doing tests into transferring antibodies from another person into me but at this stage it is still a trial and he needs to get permission to try it on me so he is going to see what he can do...

So that's it at the moment everyday is bad but some days are worse so I just take it one step at a time...

Thanks though for all your warmest wishes they do help me greatly knowing I'm not alone

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jaxon said NANA .

Those who know me will know that I have been wanting a grandchild for ever ,so when Jaxon was born I was and still am totally in love with him he just fills my heart with joy....

Already we seem to have a bond silly I know but true ....anyway as he has gotton older naturally he has started to talk.

Well Kerry sent me a little video of Jaxon saying Nana.They were coming to see me and just all of a sudden he started saying it to say I was excited when I saw it is an understatement I cryed and watched it again then cried some more.

video


Just how special it was for me to hear my boy say my name was magic .Thanks Kerry for sending it too me and don't worry I have tissues here ready for me to watch it again xxx

Friday, September 12, 2014

Guest bedroom redo

Warning this post may effect your eyes as it is photo heavy proceed with caution ha ha
 
Our guest room is finally finish YEAH!!!!
 
It has taken a while to do ,Ashley lived in there then Kerry stayed with us for a year so now the kids are gone it was time to decorate and make it guest ready.
 
When Kerry moved out she left her queen bed here and while it was great I wanted a double bed to give more room around the bed .....
 
My grand plan was to have the room white walls ,carpet,new wardrobe doors and a wallpapered featured wall oh and did I forget to tell you we had to paint the bed head and foot ,paint the bedside tables and the side table no problem easy hey.....
 
We emptied the room and I got to work painting in the room which was easy as I could just close the door when I had had enough...
 



 
The furniture in different stages...
 
 
The offending doors that were  on my hit list....
 
 
Almost finished but as my mum was coming for the LM's birthday I had to make do,the only thing that wasn't done for her visit was the doors on the wardrobe (they were glassand being replaced  urkk) and the wallpaper hadn't arrived.



Oh we better hang the blinds back up for mum...
 

I made these vintage doiley hoops  cheap and easy but they look great...


 Finally new doors Love them.... the three prints are from Kmart...


Yes the wallpaper arrived from Germany now while I like this I wish it wasn't so beige. But that's what you get from ordering it online from a tiny sample.


 Kev started the wallpaper one Sunday morning it was his first time at hanging it but he said "he had watched his mum do it heaps" Great get me worried but no it turned out great....Kev did a fantastic job..


So there is only a couple of minor things to change and then the room is complete, one thing I want to do is paint the bedside table handles white..


Another is to put some sheer curtains up on this window but not too sure....

So thanks for looking at our guest room I am Sooooooo glad it is finally done...

ps I hope your eyes didn't hurt too much at all the pictures......


Thursday, September 11, 2014

August has gone...


 
 

                                                       August where have you gone.....
 
The year is slowly slipping away from us and soon it will be Christmas.....
 
If you want to do these pictures you can it is an App  called Project 365 and the best thing is well there is two best things 1- its free and 2- its easy to use....

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Little Boy Cute.....



I was going through some photos recently and came across this cute photo of my LM......He is wearing a Grenadier Guards uniform which Brie bought back from England for him....

Kevin's dad was a guard so it is pretty  special.....

Dosen't the LM look cute ....It feels like yesterday  that he was this little.....

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Exciting news in our house....


We received a phone call  from Las Vegas where our son and his partner are staying while touring the USA for six weeks.....anyway Ashley had some very exciting news for us....


He and Mel are engaged to be married......

YEAH !!!! 

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!

We are so excited for them both and we know they will be happy they are so right for each other....


And this is for those who love to check out the bling here it is BEAUTIFUL.....

Monday, September 8, 2014

Mel's Super Duper Chocolate slice.


I am unsure if I have posted this before..... if I have sorry but if I haven't you will LOVE it....


We call it Mel's Super Duper Chocolate Slice as the recipe is from the lovely Mel from One Crafty Mumma.

To make this you will need

1cup self raising flour.
1 cup coconut.
1/2 cup sugar.
2 tablespoons cocoa.
125 melted butter.

Combine all in a bowl and press into a slice tin.
I use glad bake but how ever you grease the tin is fine.
Cook 15 Min's on a moderate oven.

Ice when cool.I just make a chocolate icing .
Sprinkle with coconut or 100's and 1000's.

 This has become a family favourite and I cant thank Mel enough for her recipe.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Jaxon greatest photo...


I just had to show this picture that Kerry sent me.

OMG I just love it.....

Jaxon looks such a little boy now no longer a baby and look at that face ...he obviously is happy I wonder what he is thinking?....

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Guess who played hairdressers....AGAIN



Yes the LM decided to play hairdressers again.


He asked me if he could cut my hair ....

I said no....


What about my toys...

NO!!


I thought nothing more about it till the next day when I went to gel his hair.

I told you NO....

Then the LM said but you didn't say NO to me cutting my hair.....URGHHHH

So I went wild with the gel ...Kerry said he looked like a rock star.When I told him that he was very happy.....

Mum 0  LM 1  and so the game continues