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


Three Lessons in Life

STOP:  Sometimes you just gotta stop.  Stop doing that. Stop saying that.  Stop putting that off etc. COLLABORATE:  team up, get together, come together, band together, work together, work jointly. LISTEN:  Just listen.  Sometimes the answers are given to you but you just aren't listening.  Listen. The answers of life are found in a Vanilla… Continue reading Three Lessons in Life

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!

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!

Art, Craft, Illustrations, Life


Really in love with the chalkboard effect of recent years.  It used to be all hand drawn and now most of it is digital.  Which makes it way more accessible I suppose.  You can get your own things done, invitations, announcements and everything in between.  These are ones are available from Donna at Bubba Beanz… Continue reading Chalkboards

Craft, Life

Write A List, Check It Thrice Or More.

I have a little business starting to kick off, a little, on Etsy.  Finally.  So much work goes into these little things.  Many hours and lots of money too.  But finally, finally starting to reap the rewards.  I was starting to get so busy a week ago that I couldn't sleep due to all the… Continue reading Write A List, Check It Thrice Or More.

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  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!

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”

Art, Craft, Life

It’s Now 3.30am I Should Be Asleep!

Sometimes I think there are just too many things in the world to do.  I look at Pinterest and pin a billion things to the craft board, each one I am certain I will make today, oh and then something else, and then more.  Curse you Pinterest! No I didn't mean that, sorry Pinterest I… Continue reading It’s Now 3.30am I Should Be Asleep!

Life, World News

Warning: Sesame Street Will Make You Weep.

Well this week the Glee kid died.  Corey Monteith died.  That will happen with heroin I suppose.  Sometimes you just gotta wonder why, just selfish.  I'm sure there are a shit load of people devastated by his actions.  Soooo, anyway, I was stumbling the net the day after he died (I think) and found a… Continue reading Warning: Sesame Street Will Make You Weep.

Craft, Home, Life

DIY Pet Bed…Cheap and Easy.

The above picture is actually from a McCalls pattern.  I saw this picture on Pinterest and had a good look at it, sorted it out in my cluttered brain and then proceeded to make one pet bed complete with a top blanket...and I did it in about 15 mins for about $8. I just know… Continue reading DIY Pet Bed…Cheap and Easy.

Art, Home, Life

Sweet Cottage Cuteness.

Tiny houses...easy to clean, quick to tidy, no clutter (cause there is no room), sounds dreamy to me...but idealy, I would love to have a big old cottage type of house with a tiny little cottage arts and crafts studio out the back of my non-existent house, over looking my non-existent rolling hills and my… Continue reading Sweet Cottage Cuteness.

Art, Home, Life

Jack, Union Jack.

  I just love the Union Jack,  partly because it appears on our flag as well, and partly because of the strong colours.  I always go for the antique, well worn Union Jack decorator pieces.  And to have a rug with the Union Jack on it would be devine.  One could only hope. Have a… Continue reading Jack, Union Jack.

Home, Life


COLD CURES Chicken noodle soup...More specifically...Continental Chicken Noodle Soup.  Follow directions, when soup is almost ready, put some white bread in the toaster, toast, when toast pops, wack some butter on it, cut it into soldiers and put on a small plate.  Put soup in bowl, get soup spoon (no other spoon is acceptable), go… Continue reading MY TOP 10 COLD CURES…

Home, Illustrations, Life

Without kids, With kids…

Anyone that does not have children...this graphic will make you laugh.  But please believe me when I say real life is much much much worse.  To "complete" this housework, you will need at least 24 hours.  You may also be vacuuming at 2am in the morning cause the kids are awake anyway and there is… Continue reading Without kids, With kids…

Art, Home, Life

Who Ya Gonna Call?

Some days it just all comes together.  And some days it just all turns to shit.  I had the first one today.  Yay for us.  I also bumped into a few (four) old and dear friends at the shops this afternoon.  That was really strange, but I was so happy to see them all.  It… Continue reading Who Ya Gonna Call?

Art, Home, Life

The Amazing Flowering Tea Balls.

Flowering tea balls are usually served in containers made of glass so that the flowering effect can be seen. The flowering balls can usually be reused two or three times without the tea becoming bitter.  It is unknown if the tea balls are from modern China or much older.  So give it a try, you… Continue reading The Amazing Flowering Tea Balls.

Art, Life

Not aloud to laugh…

However grammar is no laughing matter... The words 'aloud' and 'allowed' sound similar and are sometimes confused. Aloud The adverb 'aloud' means 'out loud' and refers to sound (almost always speech). Examples: Please do not read aloud. You're disturbing everyone else in the library. The public are not keen on lip-syncing; therefore, medal hopefuls must… Continue reading Not aloud to laugh…

Home, Life

Close Encounter…

Woke up late this morning, watched the news while having breakfast.  My daughter got ready for school and I go and wait in the car.  Suddenly remember that I didn't make lunch for her...go and make a quick lunch, lacking in nutrition 😦 Get back in the car.  Well that wasn't too bad.  8.15 am… Continue reading Close Encounter…


100 Blog Post Ideas.

Blog post ideas??? If you had superpowers what would they be and what would you do with it? Would being a billionaire be boring? What would you like to be buried with? Who loves you and you don't even know about it? Why do you work so hard? Where do you see yourself in 10… Continue reading 100 Blog Post Ideas.