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Friday’s favourites

There are so many things i am loving today!

First of all – the garden

daisy chains

3 weeks ago, they were just seeds,  the kids are loving the daily growth.

sweetpeas reaching to climb

picking lettuce and rocket for lunch and dinner each day is so great


and then there was some food

i'm addicted to this yoghurt, if i could make homemade so it was like this i'd be very happy

and it’s good plopped on leftover pikelets and blackberry jam

that's not cream, that's yoghurt!

and then there was a little shopping. This family calender as awesome, and really made me so much more organised this year. i remembered playdates, library days, school dress up days, and even some birthdays!

ready for 2012


helmet and gloves arrived just in time for cycling

 I had forgotten how much i enjoyed cross stitch

more xmas decorations like this are in progress in the PenPals studio (sometimes referered to as the couch)

 making felted balls is very therapeutic. what to do with them now?

rolling rolling rolling

 what are you loving today?


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shopping to support WAHMs

This afternoon i was at a “Girls Night In” fundraiser. My talented friend Lisa invited some women to set up a mini-market to show off what they do when the kids are at school, the babies are napping, and sometimes in the wee hours of the morning.  A great chance for some shopping for Xmas, some great company, and yummy food to share. 

I took my bags, pencil rolls and activity folders. There were handmade cards, Treadley Helmet Hats, beaded necklaces and glasses chains, and some handmade jewellery

I treated myself an early birthday present of  some ear-rings and a necklace – and now i wish i’d bought some for all my friends too. So if you’re looking for some gorgeous gifts, support some WAHMs that I know!

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i had an ikea-fix, but it was a blur

i got there before opening time (it’s a 50min drive from home) and lined up to put both kids into the play area. lucky we did because about halfway down the line they said “we’re full now, we’ll call your number when you’re next in”. phew my kids were 2nd family in. so i had an hour to myself in ikea.
an hour in ikea, you’re joking.
lucky i knew i wanted a few things in the children’s section, and i wanted to look at fabric. so i jogged the 3km to the children’s section (15mins gone already) and found my things, umm and ummed about some other stuff (30mins gone), sprinted towards fabric, got lost in quilts, then lighting, backtracked thru the children’s area and got to fabric. no staff to ask. so i picked up some pre-cut bits, tracked down someone to price them for me, and then with 1 minute left ran to the play area to get my two munchkins. they very reluctantly came out, hot and sweaty after an hour in the ballpit, and i still had to get thru the rest of the store, downstairs, then thru the other level of stuff to the checkout.
i felt exhausted and blurred and thirsty and hungry and whingey, so i’m sure you can imagine how the kids were feeling.
i want to go alone next time!
about a metre each of 150cm wide fabric. i’m thinking cushions, tote bags, library bags, skirts or dresses for 3yr old miss. or i might just keep patting it for a bit longer.

they were near the checkout for $1.50 each. i thought maybe gifts, but i already love them on my windowsill.