Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hanmer...I love you!

*sigh* is the holiday finished already?? Three days away in the wonderful little village of Hanmer, bliss. Although the 3 1/2 hour drive was a little long for me, it was worth it! Lewis pass was stunning along the way, and the sun shone.  We stayed in a wee holiday home which was very retro to say the least, but it was cute and had a good fire and a baby proof garden with a swing! The good thing about Hanmer is that everything is walking distance, a handful of good shops, cafe's and activities. Although the hat spring pools were a bit steep at $18 each. But once your in the warm water you forget how much your wallet is hurting.

We stayed with another family and their little girl same age as Sabine and they got on wonderfully, little angels the entire time.  They enjoyed the pools, even mini golf which Sabine picked up quickly and could even hit the ball (child genius i think!). We even hired a babysitter and got to go out for dinner...all of sober driver, no one having to stay home, all out until 9:30pm. Oooh late night ;D

When's the next holiday please?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Website making and new challenges

Going from Blogger to Wordpress was a bit of a challenge to start with, but the website i needed really had to go on i haven't let it beat me and the website i am making for my store is really taking shape!

Only 2 and a bit more weeks till I take over and I am so excited! New adventures in mummy land indeed! A little daunting too as i will be going back to full time work for the first time since having Sabine, i will miss her terribly but financially i need to work so a bit of a reality shock for me.

Here's a snippet of what the website looks like so far!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pinterest: DIY ideas i found!

My new little obsession: Pinterest (basically anything of interest people "Pin It" on the site you see the picture and follow the link to the page! Great idea!) If you haven't found this new little addictive website follow the links to a few of these DIY ideas i have found to get the drift! Quite addictive! Right...back to pinning!

Source: via Ali on Pinterest

Source: via Ali on Pinterest

Source: via Ali on Pinterest

Saturday, May 7, 2011

A simple Mother's Day gift to make

If you or your kids have even the tiniest hint of craftiness they can make this simple but very cute Mother's Day gift for tomorrow! I found all the items around the house and it didn't take long to make!

What you'll need:

Baby food glass jar or similar
Household paint
A tag (bought or make one)
Stolen flower from the garden, or you could use a little fern?

1. drop a bit of paint into the clean glass jar, twist the jar around until the paint covers the inside, turn it upside down onto a cooling rack placed on some newspaper. Pop this in the airing cupboard over night to dry.

2. Once dry, tie round the raffia and lace and attach the gift card, i wrote happy mother's day (of course).

3. Much to my husband disgust i used a tea spoon to pop the dirt into the jar, then pop in the flower (don't forget to get some good roots on the plant). Finished!
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Friday, May 6, 2011

LOVE love loveing

Linking in with the wonderful Paisley Jade again: Things I'm Loving


Peek-a-boo with Papa

Watching planes from the window

Little fairies playing in their rooms nicely

Snail mail paper cranes

*sigh* don't you just LOVE snail mail that turns up looking as gorgeous as this:

And the contents are as wonderful as this:

And you get an extra wee piece of goodness like this fabric crane...sooo cute! Thanks Free Range Baby :D

Monday, May 2, 2011

Story time

There is something wonderful about seeing your child enjoying reading (well probably just looking at the moment) a book. Sitting quietly, engrossed in the pages. Enjoying time with Popa and being a very good wee girl. Now picking up on pictures and noticing her favorite animals cats and ducks, giving us the signs for those animals and trying her best to say the word. Learning, aren't little people fantastic, sponges for everything around them!

Oh and i couldn't resist this photo, little miss monster, still up at 11pm watching the Royal Wedding! Yay for cutting some molars and keeping you awake (good excuse for watching the wedding hey! 


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