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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The A-Z of me. The right now edition.

Yesterday, while I was working out on the airofit (think Kath & Kel from Kath & Kim) , I came across an A-Z of me list that a friend of mine had posted. I thought I would share my answers here on the blog. So here is a here & now edition of A-Z of me. (as of 10:06 am yesterday morning)

A- Age: 35.

B- Biggest Fear: Cockroaches & not being in control are equal fears in my life.
C- Current Time: 10:06 am

D- Drink you last had: Cup of tea. White with no sugar & a dash of milk

E- Easiest Person To Talk to: My daughters

F- Favorite Song: I don't like it, I love it. By Flo Rida & Robin Thicke. Every single time I hear this song at the moment I crank up the volume & sing it like no ones listening!

Monday, 29 June 2015

Hello Monday. 29th of June 2015

Hello school holidays!! 

After a stress filled term, we are ALL breathing a sigh of relief that the alarm clock didn't go off at 6 am this morning. We all slept in till after 8 am! Oh it was glorious to wake up in my own time. And to look out the window to see that it was raining & know that I can stay in my PJ's all day.........so comforting! 

Friday, 26 June 2015

Do what makes you happy. Who makes the rules anyway?

F#ck the rules, do what makes you happy. 

If we all lived like a 4 year old who doesn't care what anyone thinks, oh how happy we would all be! My daughter used to dress as a fairy with gumboots every single day for about 6 months & she was awesome! She even wore that outfit to my Grandmothers funeral. It made everyone smile. Every person who ever stopped & commented only said positive things. Like "She is rocking that fairy outfit" or "That kid has got style" or "I love that she doesn't care what anyone thinks". She was happy. I was happy that she was happy. Can't we all be just as happy & confidant as a 4 year old in a fairy outfit & tutu??

If you want to wear mixed prints, do it.
If you want to dye your hair blue, do it.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

3 things that are really freaking awesome!

Today I am joining in with Carly who writes the awesome blog Smaggle (that could possibly make 4 really freaking awesome things then). She has revived a blog post series where you share 3 really freaking awesome things from the month. 3? I have a habit of using awesome to describe at least 10 things a day so it may be hard to cut it back to just 3. But here goes........

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Down in the veggie patch. My secret weapon to growing the best veggies ever.

Down in the veggie patch, things are really booming! I have a secret weapon that I will tell you about. But first let me show you what has been growing. Potatoes! I have grown my first lot of kipfler potatoes! They are only tiny but I don't care! I grew them! I got so excited that I may have picked them a week or 2 too early. There is still some more buried under the soil.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Send help! I am lost on Pinterest!! So I decluttered the boards while I was there.

Send help! I am lost on Pinterest!!


Yesterday I somehow managed to lose hours, full complete hours! I was pinning like a crazy woman. I was pinning tattoo ideas.  The sewing ones are completely awesome!!! My poor husband had his phone going nuts as I was sending him links & asking what he thought for my next design.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Hello Monday. 22nd June 2015


Hello last week before school holidays start. That means that I have one week of a clean house before the teenagers all arrive at my house everyday. Then it will goodbye clean, hello chaos for 2 weeks.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Simple pesto. Recipe


When the veggie patch gives you an abundance of basil, pick it, put it in a food processor with some toasted pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and a good amount of olive oil then blitz until pesto is made!! Simple!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Breathe. The tattoo with meaning.

Have you ever felt the need to do something that is just completely for you? Something that you have thought about a lot? Something that you have felt that you need to do? I have. For quite sometime I have been thinking about getting a tattoo. I already have one, a mistake. But we won't delve into that too much except to say that I was 16 & going through a rebellious stage. I had been dreaming of a particular tattoo for months. As some of you know, this has been one of the hardest years of my life. Not good when you suffer from anxiety. I often find myself caught in the midst of anxiety & I forget to breathe. I know that to most, breathing is completely natural & you may not understand. Those of you who suffer from anxiety will totally get where I am coming from.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Going on a craft retreat!!! Booked and deposit paid.

How does 3 days of uninterrupted crafting with all meals cooked & cleaning done for you sound? Ummmm, like heaven!!! I have taken a leap and booked into my very first craft retreat. For once it will be me leaving the family behind to fend for themselves. Mind you, they are teenagers & it is my husbands duty to deal with them. I might tell them that I will have no phone service. Sneaky! So, some of my favourite  bloggers over at And Sew We Craft have organised a 3 day craft retreat for June next year.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Veggie Dhal recipe. Or is it dahl or darl? Whatever it is, its yummy!


The days are getting cooler & the nights are best spent inside curled up on the lounge under a warm blanket. But nothing warms the belly quite like a hearty meal. A few months back, I stumbled upon a fantastic recipe, Hippie Mumma's easy dhal. It is so good! As I usually do, I started customizing the recipe just a little. I like a lot of veggies. I like them a lot!! So I bulked it up a bit. This recipe is awesome, yes awesome, because its all done in one pot. No cooking ingredients separately. You just throw it all in the pot & watch it simmer.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Hello Monday. 15th June 2015

Hello Monday

Hello fabulous blue floral fabric that I hope to make into a retro inspired skirt this week.

Hello grade 11 block exams. This is my first time dealing with the BIG exams as a Mumma. We are making sure that we eat really well with lots of fresh fruit & veg. And there is always a supply of chocolate for a stress snack. Extra pens, rulers, calculators & lots of sleep. It also means that our days are broken into 2 hour blocks. Sometimes she will be at school in the morning, sometimes she won't start till after lunch. There is even a day where she doesn't go to school at all!

Friday, 12 June 2015

How do you say sorry when words are not enough?

I just don't even know where to start. There are so many things I want to say yet there is so many things I can't say. A little while back, I made the announcement that I was starting a full time course to help me find my way back into the workforce after being a stay at home Mumma. I started the course & was on my 3rd day when the universe had other plans for me. I had to cancel my enrollment. All I can even say to give some kind of understanding is that I received a phone call from my husband that rocked my Mumma heart to the core. I didn't hesitate for a moment & ran as fast as I could. I had to get out of that building & get in my car. One of my daughters was in an ambulance after an incident at school. Even thinking about that moment in time crushes me all over again. To hear that your baby, no matter how old that baby is, is alone & on their way to hospital, {ugh} it just rips your heart out of your chest. By the time I got to the hospital, I was an emotional wreck. As soon as I looked at my beautiful girl & saw the look that she gave me, I knew that nothing else mattered. I knew right then & there that I had to be there for her for as long as she needed me. There is no greater pain for a mother than seeing your child in pain. Thankfully even though it was serious & she still has injuries to overcome, there should hopefully be no life long physical injuries. Emotionally is a whole different issue.