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....


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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....



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jaxons Birthday crown....


Yeah Yeah Yeah I am a bit late with this post but I got there finally....

When Jaxon turned one cough last month I wanted to make him a birthday crown.I made Aidan on and I really love the whole idea of them to hand down and cherish those birthday moments...


I wanted something special for Jaxons so I got Kerry to write his name and I then stitched it onto some felt.So now the crown will be a bit me and a bit Kerry...


I love how his name came out.Kerry doesn't like things overdone so I just used pinking scissors around the piece to jazz it up a bit...


                                                 Here's my cute little model wearing it....


                                        and a closer version being modelled by bear....


On the night he was so good he didn't even realise it was on his head....But the crown looked cute...


                                             Happy 1st Birthday cutie Pie-.....

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Whoa a new front door....


We finally got our new front door I mean it's only been about 4 years of me whingeing ha ha ...


You can see here how yuck looking our door was...I didn't get to get a proper photo as Kevin had already started repairing the wood around the glass but hey you can still see though that it needed to go....


We got the same style as I don't do change very well and over two weeks  he stained and sealed the door and the wood surrounding  the glass work....


                                               Here's my new knob LOVE IT...


                                    and Here's my beautiful new front door.....


Thanks Kevin you did a fantastic job and it was worth the wait.....but I'm not waiting that long for the next reno job to be done......


Monday, April 7, 2014

Beautiful Baby Jayce



                                 This picture is of Kevin's niece Clare and her husband Tony.....

                                  They already have two beautiful boys Zeke and Trey ......

Last year Clare fell pregnant and it was exciting waiting for her to have another little baby ....

Well Clare was quite sick with this bub and put in hospital for complete bed rest which would be hard for anyone but Clare is tiny and always on the go a real worker like her mum....

Anyway in December when Clare was 26 weeks pregnant our beautiful baby boy Jayce was born weighing 650 grams...

I'm not going into all the details just to say we prayed for them all and we prayed a lot....


                            Last week Jayce was 100 days old he was allowed home.... 

He is on oxygen , he is wearing size 00000 which are still a bit big.....he has hurdles to face....

                               But like his mother this little Angel is a fighter.....

               Welcome home Jayce we cant wait to see you grow and be part of your life.....

Friday, April 4, 2014

Mixed up Photos Friday 40



Hi Blogging friends hope you are all well,me still the same.....

I have some great photos this week so I hope you  enjoy them.....


Last week we had a visit from Batman this week it's Bat girl....My cutie pie niece Chloe.....


                    Annaliese became a toothless terror member when she lost her first tooth ....


Here's Brie last week I mentioned  that I was looking for a "partner" for Brie well I had a few people put their hands ups I have edited them and thought I would show you a couple that stood out but are not suitable...

Come on Brie this ones a bit hairy.....


                        Sorry Brie this one has an eating disorder look how bony he is.....

Don't worry though I will keep looking...and again if anyone knows someone who could be Bries Mr Right send me his details.I really know for sure now that it is my mission to set her up with her soul mate.....xxx


Tooth Fairy was busy this week the LM lost his 2nd tooth  when I took his photo there is the new tooth already popped through...Its been 3 days since he lost his tooth and you wouldn't know it no gap...


We had a little drama with this tooth though.He took it into the bathroom and was looking at himself in the mirror and he dropped it down the drain...He was so upset so I told him just write a little note to the fairy and it will OK....So here's what he wrote....

I accidentally dropped it down the drain I am sorry love Aidan.....

He got $2.


          Here is the LM trying to make me beautiful with hot rollers.He is such a funny kid....


A selfie of me and my beautiful Jaxon.....Love him more each day....Kerry came over on Wednesday with my boy and I got to see some of his new tricks...

When you say Good Boy he claps...he does knuckles where you rub knuckles together,he gets a little car and sorta broom vroom it driving it over the floor or table funny like he knows what to do with it...he blows kisses ,waves but the funniest is you bend your head down and say head butt and that's what he does he head butts you ....repeatably....thanks Emmanuel ha ha ....I love seeing all his new things the world is so fresh through his eyes...


Poor Bub fell down the stairs in his bike......Big bruise on his cheek Kerry thought he was going to have a black eye but he didn't....oh well this is the first of many...


Miss Lilly went to the hairdressers......well the mobile dog groomer came to our house and she got a wash and blow dry and then they also gave her a new hair cut...she can see now and not have to keep looking through her fringe....


On Saturday we went to the movies to see Sherman and Mr Peabody great movie....here is Kev and the LM look at how serious they are and this was just the add....


Brie I told you NO to this one....don't just grab anyone I am going to find you Mr Right....Come on Blogger friends you have to help me....Looking for someone over 30 but Brie may go a bit younger  as I think she may like to be thought of as a bit of a cougar....


And lastly our grand daughter Shakira turned two on Wednesday....Mitchell sent us the photo of Shakira in the car we bought her for her birthday...

Well that's it for the week I hope you like them....Brie I'm glad you can take a joke love you heaps but friends if you do know of anyone....OK Brie I'll shut up......Just email me their details he he he

Out of the mouths of babes....while at the movies there was a short for the movie How to train your dragon 2.I told the LM that he was part Norwegian as that was where my dad came from...He looked at me and then said "don't forget I'm part Devil as well"  ha ha ha  the lady behind us also thought so as she started to laugh.