Thursday, April 24, 2014

Little Man gets a pen pal



                   The LM received a parcel last week  and boy was he excited....

I had been telling him for around a week that he was going to be a pen pal and he could write letters to them and received some letters back which he loves...

Well the big day arrived and his lovely decorated envelope arrived,I thought he was going to tear the letter as he was trying to get to it so fast....

Inside was a beautiful penned letter some lovely stickers a Easter card and a drawing .I tell you I have never seen such beautiful writing in my life from a seven year old.

He was so excited he has read the letter a few times and has starting doing a rough copy to send back.

Its great in these times of mobiles and laptops that a simple letter can bring such joy.I hope they keep writing to each other for awhile...



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A new Grand child Boy or Girl.



                 We received this invitation to Kevin's son Karl and his wife Stacey baby shower .....

         They have found out the sex of their little baby due late July and the invite held the clue...

                                         I'm afraid I didn't get it Kev had to show me.....

                                                             Did you work it out?....

                                  That's right we are going to have a new grandson.....

                      Congratulations to Karl and Stacey  and their beautiful little boy....

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Going healthy Who Me !!!!



                    Yes you read that right....I am going healthy well I am trying to ha ha ....


                    Instead of missing breakfast I have started making myself a self a smoothie....


I used milk plain yougurt mixed fruit berries some baby spinach and chia seeds plus extra ice then use my stick blender and mix this all up....


I tell you at first I was hesitant about drinking it but WOW I love it and I look forward to this each morning.I find that it fills me up and I don't eat again till dinner time..


                  So I am trying to get healthy one step at a time and so far it is working good...
I know it will be hard and it is a long ride ahead to try and get well,its not my weight that is this issue it is trying to change what I am eating to help my immune system..







Monday, April 21, 2014

Craft Days ...


I have met some lovely ladies through LM's class last year and have always enjoyed chatting with them...

Since getting sick I have retreated a bit well no I have retreated a lot any way I decided NO it's time for a change....


So at the start of the new term  I spoke to my friend Michelle and asked if she and the girls would like to come over for a craft morning...

I thought it would get me out of my bedroom and back into socializing again...

Well first week it was  3 ladies then 4 ladies then 5 ...I have to stop at five....I have been showing them bits and gee we have fun.

We laugh and giggle like young girls.Talk about our kids and partners and just enjoy ourselves....

I am so glad I took that first step ,Craft Monday is something I look forward to now.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mixed up Photos Friday 41



Sorry a bit late for late  weeks photos but I just haven't been myself lately....So at least I got some for this week...

Hope you enjoy them....


                                             Baby Jayce is doing well he is such a cutie.....


                                            Annaliese and Bonnie they are firm friends..


                                                        Little Miss Chloe what a sweetie....


                                     What a lovely photo of a lovely couple -Ben and Gill...
 

Brianna looking good.....Still looking for Mr Right...I know you need to kiss a lot of frogs to find Prince Charming but you need to be careful or else you'll catch warts....


                                            Milly and Gill they went on a cruise last month.....


                                                   Chris and Chloe love these two....


Watch out for our future Policeman Jaxon.....We bought him this Little Tykes Police car for his first birthday....Looks to cute...

Have a great weekend Happy Easter to all ...




Thursday, April 17, 2014

Little white table

I bought this little table off EBay ...I love it but I didn't read the dimension properly and thought it was bigger.


I wanted to put it in my office and have my sewing machine on it and some bits and bobs.Oh well that isn't going to happen now as  it is too small for what I really need..


The table was very glossy so we sanded it with the electrical sander on the top and bits of the leg and the rest was by hand.

                                After one coat of primer and I cant wait to see her finished.


                  Its amazing but even with just a coat of primer I can see how cute it is going to be....I  am about  to start painting her here in Annie Sloan's Pure white chalk paint...


This is the best shot I could get as after she was waxed Kevin put her into the guest room and I couldn't get her out to get another picture but as soon as I can you will be the first to see it....

At least here you can get some sort of idea just how pretty she turned.....


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Date and Nut Balls


Part of trying to be a lot healthier in our house is cutting out all the junk food we ALL eat....

The LM loves chocolate he gets that from his Nana big time....

But I cant just let them all go cold turkey  so over a period of a month I threw out heaps of chocolates lollies biscuit's just junk....

Don't get me wrong there is still chocolate in the fridge but no where near as much because Kev likes to munch out as well .There is still biscuits but when the LM asks for something to eat I tell him fruit(which he loves anyway just not as much as chocolate) and that he can have chocolate after the fruit well the fruit fills him up so he doesn't have the chocolate and slowly I am finding he isn't asking for chocolate as much...


Date and Nut Balls....

You need about 1 cup depitted dates I got Medjool dates  from Woolworth's.I soaked these for around 15 mins.
Nuts  about 1 cup use what ever you have I had some walnuts cashews and peanuts .
Cacoa -1/3 cup - well I didn't have this so I just used Coca and it was fine...
Coconut- I used fine desiccated coconut because that's what I had .
Water I just added this as I needed it was much .....maybe a couple of teaspoons..

Chia seeds- When the balls were finished I rolled them into these.

After soaking the dates to soften them I put all the ingredients into my processor and mixed away.I keep checking to see if I needed to add water ,you just need it to be all chopped fine and "mushed" together.

Then when I was happy with my mixture I rolled into small balls.I wanted them to be bite size so it was just pop in the mouth size this worked for us.

When they were rolled to size I then just rolled into the Chia seeds and placed on a lined baking sheet and stuck in the freezer till they were set then I just popped them in a container and kept in there.


I keep my in the freezer and they get out one or two when then remember but they like them cold and while I am not turning them into health nuts they are quite nice for a change,Kev's words not mind...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Harmony Day Cupcakes.



Gee I am a bit late in posting this but better late than never....
 

The LM's school celebrated Harmony Day recently and I thought I would make cup cakes for each child in his class.


I didn't know what to put on top I was stumped so I found the logo for Harmony day printed them out  and made them into little flags using toothpicks..... 


                         After the kids had their recess we went and all the kids sang a song or two.....

                               The LM's class song "I want to teach the world to sing...too cute...


                    Then we got to go to the class for a look around at the school work.....

The look on the LM's face when I walked into his classroom made everything worth the effort and I am so glad I went and saw him and his class.....

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bottle Cap necklaces...

A couple of years ago I bought some bottle cap necklace kits from Etsy and like everything else they have sat in my craft room just waiting for me to do something with them.

Well that time finally arrived...


I decided a while ago to use up all my bits so yesterday I made up these necklaces for a little gift for a couple of special little girls...


These were so easy ....and I mean so easy all I did was download the pictures which I bought from Etsy...Put it in Pic Monkey and added the names  and then printed them out...


Then you just glue the picture to the bottle cap pop on the clear button and your done....

I decided to make a little bead toggle thingy (I don't know the name)  put it on the necklace and Boom!!! Done and finished.....

I think these would be so lovely for party favorites  but I am just making  some up to add to gifts....


To I am sharing at Wow us Wednesdays

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baby plates



                                      I recently sent away to get these baby plates done....


I really love them but I wont tell you where I got them from as the company is crap...Wouldn't answer phone calls or emails and it was only after I started saying I would report them to the Dept Fair Trading did I get a response from them....


But I just had to show them as I really do love them.I put the photos into Pic Monkey then changed them to black and white.I added Jaxon and his details in a really nice blue and added a heart....I also did the same to Lilly's but used a lovely pink...

I emailed them off and I was pleased that they added the border to it no charge but it still didn't change my mind over them..


So here they are again it's a pity the company wernt more focused on their customer because I know I would have bought a few more....

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Professional photo shoot...



 I recently got some photos taken of the LM as I haven't had this done for awhile....I also got a package for Jaxon...

The LM was such a ham....


I didn't want staged photos of him so I got bossy and told the photographer to bring that chair over here ,told the LM to sit in the corner put your feet on the chair and then I told him something about Dog Dog and he had to tell him about it so while the LM was talking to Dog Dog I looked at the photographer to start taking photos and he did.....


Jaxon was a cutie it was so hot in the studio that Emmanuel  held him over the fan OMG this boy loved it....


           Here is Jaxon's photo that Kerry choose as Jaxon First Birthday photo....LOVE IT.....


Here is the LM's photo .....I LOVE IT....I'm glad Dog Dog was in it I want to remember and also LM to as well how much he loved Dog Dog....

I love photos they evoke so many emotions and each time you look at them they'll be different feelings....