Some Stuff I’ve Discovered Since Becoming A Mum

I have found:  When people say "it sticks to stuff like shit to a blanket", the people who say this are not kidding.  I have also found out that partial digested spaghetti bolegnese also sticks very well to a blanket...particularly at 2 am. I have found: A child can vomit into my ear hole when… Continue reading Some Stuff I’ve Discovered Since Becoming A Mum

Food, Home, Life

Beyond Recognition

Decided to try a new recipe tonight, cause God knows I've had it up to here (I just pictured my Mum doing the action)  of making the same 20 things for the last 6981 days. Time for something new, I thought. So off to Pinterest I went, found a lovely recipe for garlic Parmesan chicken… Continue reading Beyond Recognition

Books, Craft, Etsy, Food, Home

Ruby Canoe Cake Topper in Top Australian Cake Decorating Book!

Well, it would seem that is been a while since I posted anything.  Truth is I just didn't get around to posting anything.  I felt like I didn't really have much to say actually.  But looking back now I did have a few things to say and share and show. Late last year I was… Continue reading Ruby Canoe Cake Topper in Top Australian Cake Decorating Book!

Craft, Etsy, Home, Miscellaneous

10 Tips to help your New Etsy Store grow.

10 TIPS TO HELP YOUR NEW ETSY STORE GROW!   I have been selling on Etsy now for 2 years.  For the first 8 months I wasn't really serious about it and was trying to find my place, my customer and my product.  The one thing I do remember about the first few months was… Continue reading 10 Tips to help your New Etsy Store grow.

Art, Craft, Food, Home

Well, it's almost the end of the second month of the year.  Time flies when you're having fun right?  Time flies even when you're not having fun as well...it's all relative.  February is a good month for us in Australia, it means the hot weather is starting to be less than the temperature of the… Continue reading

Food, Home, Life

Where Is All Your Money Going?

Well, I have been MIA from my blog lately.  Had a little break.  I didn't go anywhere, but just wanted a little break from spending so much time online, you know what I mean? I spent a fair bit of time lately getting my house, therefore my life, under control.  The difference in just great. … Continue reading Where Is All Your Money Going?

Home, Life

Mouthful Of Oil Anyone?

Okeydoke, here we go.  Sitting here typing away.  Two cats sitting on the floor looking at me like, well they are looking kind of concerned.  I have bulging cheeks. And there is a strange noise coming from my mouth. I am oil pulling. Soooo, have you ever heard of oil pulling (not that kind, out… Continue reading Mouthful Of Oil Anyone?

Home, Life

Eye Spy

What I see when I look out my window: Brown grass that crunches under foot (could do with some rain) weeds (could do with a gardener!) beautiful wrens (these beautiful wrens are fascinated by seeing themselves in the mirror of my car, this explains the poop in the side of my car...) double bar finches… Continue reading Eye Spy

Home, Life

Extra Extra Read All About It!

I kinda miss the days of clipping cool articles...I suppose that is what Pinterest is all about these days...that sounds really old doesn't it?! Remember clipping magazine photos and articles.  I remember I had a large scrapbook and I seem to remember I clipped a photo of the couples from ABBA.  The I cut a… Continue reading Extra Extra Read All About It!

Art, Craft, Home

And Loving It…

Well I actually made myself a little something last week.  &!  A paper cutout of and ampersand with a nice little spray of flowers.  🙂  Simple and lovely. When I actually go window shopping I always admire the big & that some specialty shops have on display, do you know the ones I mean?  Big… Continue reading And Loving It…

Home, Life

Life Time Tolerance Of Cat Videos Reached…

One of the advantages of having a twenty year old son is the exposure to an abundance of cat videos.  Yay. <=== Sarcasm. (I do love my dear cats, all three of them, I love the purring, the welcoming parade that I encounter when I wake up, the daily cat races up the hall way… Continue reading Life Time Tolerance Of Cat Videos Reached…

Craft, Home, Life

I Feel (Chicken) Cooped Up!

I think I am a farm girl at heart.  I love animals.  Pretty much all animals.  And when you live in suburbia dreaming about farm life, the life you might hope to have one day, you inevitably end up on Pinterest.  Okay so what I mean is everyday I end up on Pinterest.  And what… Continue reading I Feel (Chicken) Cooped Up!


Why Didn’t I Think Of That??

I don't go to the beach very often but...holy moly that is an awesome idea, a fitted sheet!! Unbeleivable!...Why didn't I think Of That?? Paint brush storage, awesome again...Why didn't I think of that? An apple slicer to cut up potato wedges!  Now why didn't I think of that? Wow.  Why didn't I think of… Continue reading Why Didn’t I Think Of That??

Australian Weather, Home, Life

Early Start

Well, I have been out and about since about 6.30 this morning.  Busy busy busy.  It is such a beautiful day today.  Hopefully the hottest days of summer are over.  The skies are clear and there was a very slight chill in the air at 6ish.  Welcomed relief. Went for a short walk with the… Continue reading Early Start

Home, Life

Blast From The Past…

Well yesterday I found an old old old diary that I had written when my kids where little...from the beginning of the year 2000!  Have you ever written something down and re read it years later and then you realize how lame you actually were/are?  Well I am super lame...apparently, just in case the previous… Continue reading Blast From The Past…

Home, Life

Challenge For The Week: Stay On Target!

The challenge for the week is to stay focused.  Very difficult.  Me trying to stay focused..lol.  This is what is going on at the moment: (And yes I secretly say this to myself sometimes, in the voice too)          I am using my laptop on the lounge, TV is on and a Friends episode is… Continue reading Challenge For The Week: Stay On Target!

Australian Weather, Home

Weather Update:

Just an update on the extreme Brisbane weather, apparently we received 27000 lightning strikes over the 2 hour period until the storm moved out to sea late this afternoon.  There has been localized flooding and various storm damaged.  One person has survived being struck by lightning and is recovering in hospital, I hope all goes… Continue reading Weather Update:

Australian Weather, Home

Some Very Active Summer Storms

Around 7000 lightning strikes in the storm that just went through.  I was looking out the lounge room window when I saw a lightning strike about 500m away.  Very impressive.  This strike was followed by two others in almost the same place.  Followed closely by massive thunder. Just such a crazy storm.  Stradbroke Island has… Continue reading Some Very Active Summer Storms

Craft, Food, Home

Easy: How To Make Butter Tutorial

I was very lucky after Christmas and the local supermarket had marked down lots of units of cream.  So I bought about 5 large (600ml) containers.  I didn't have a clue what I was going to do with all that cream, but it was Christmas/New Year and we were having guests and some nice dinners. … Continue reading Easy: How To Make Butter Tutorial

Art, Craft, Home

Dear Artist: This storage idea is too good to miss!!

  Reposted this from July I think.  This is way too good not to repost every so often.  Simple to do.  A board, nails, clips and paint.  Your done.  Share to someone that is in need of this kind of help.  I am sure there are numerous uses for this. Have a great day! xx… Continue reading Dear Artist: This storage idea is too good to miss!!

Craft, Home, Miscellaneous

Easy Do It Yourself Pet Bed

***I originally posted this in June 2013.  However due to its popularity I have decided to repost this one.  I made one for one of my cats, she knows it's hers and everytime I look at her curled up or sprawled across it it makes me smile.  So here it is...give it a shot, it's… Continue reading Easy Do It Yourself Pet Bed

Australian Weather, Home

Australia is Melting…

   Well it just hit 45 degrees celcius...for those of you that don't use celcius, that would be 113!!  Ouch.  The roads are literally melting too.  I had to take a trip to the shops earlier and there are some wacky clouds forming on the range (Great Dividing Range)  hopefully no more hail though.  And,… Continue reading Australia is Melting…

Art, Craft, Home

Gotta Love A Butterfly <3

Recently I decided to try my hand at cake toppers, and when I say hand I mean machine.  I have already received quite a few enquiries about the wedding cake toppers.  It seems that people like to spend a lot more money on weddings than I did when I got married.  But even if you… Continue reading Gotta Love A Butterfly ❤

Home, Life

30 Ideas For Your Unachievable New Year’s Resolution

Well I can't believe the year is almost over again.  It really sneaks up on you doesn't?  So many things can happen in a year.  Births, deaths and marriages and all that goes in between. And every year a few of us leave it until the first of the year to change something about ourselves… Continue reading 30 Ideas For Your Unachievable New Year’s Resolution

Food, Home, Life

Define: “Food Drunk”

(copy and pasted from Wiki, because...well..the title says it all really, hope you had a lovely Christmas and got totally food drunk) Historical meaning The use of "drunk" to mean overcome by substances other than alcohol is long-established, e.g. drunk with opium (1585), or with tobacco (1698).[2] In October 1905 Thomas Edison (then 58 years… Continue reading Define: “Food Drunk”


Well Ya Don’t See That Everyday…

A koala, you don't see koala's everyday..but when you do they are so bloody cute!  I wouldn't pick one up though, have you seen their claws?  I am very lucky to live where I live.  Yesterday I was saying goodbye to my little family, in the front yard, and just across our little street I… Continue reading Well Ya Don’t See That Everyday…

Art, Craft, Home

Love Tree

A new listing on my etsy store.  Australia only, unless you're desperate...money talks 🙂 I received my Silhouette Cameo this week and this is my first piece.  Hopefully many to come.  I have found this machine to be wonderful, so far.  The software is easy to use and the outcomes limitless.  It's also great that… Continue reading Love Tree

Art, Craft, Home

No Milk In These Milk Bottles

Remember the days of the glass milk bottles?  Clearly this week I have a thing for glass milk bottles...see yesterday's post. I remember the sound of the milko delivering the milk in the wee early hours of the morning,  the sound of the bottles clunking together, waking me up... Just recently a local company has… Continue reading No Milk In These Milk Bottles