October 8, 2015

MINI ALBUM / 31 days

I saw the idea from Kellie Winnell on IG about  #31minutesfor31days in October.  In a nutshell, what it is, is creating a little mini album by doing 31 mintues a day on it and at the end of the month you will have a pretty little mini album. Check out Kellies post here.

I have a pretty big stash of these insta albums. I love the covers and have grand ideas of filling each of them. So with a little push, I started on the album.

31 days of Noni.

The album will be very simply. Its hard for me to not add lumps and bumps and textures, but I want it simply and easy, because knowing me, i would stop half way through if its not easy and do-able. I love the idea of being able to do something creativity each day.

So far, so good.

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October 5, 2015

MENU: Plan 5/10

I always meal plan because I love cooking.  Its always a monday morning thing for me. Just something about menu planning that allows me to feel orgainsed for the week. I will be the first to admit that come 5pm on a week night, my brain becomes mush and it feels like such a task to simple think what to cook.  The quietness this morning, to plan allows me to have a little less pressure of a evening.

Monday / Potato nachos. That is potato cut into wedges loaded with mince, tomato, cheese and little bacon. Because everything tastes better with bacon, right?

Tuesday / Quick and easy meatballs with tomato sauce and spahetti.

Wednesday / Crumbed lamb chops with mash and lots of fresh vegies from the garden

Thursday / Homemade chicken sausage rolls with little greek salad

Friday / Slow cooked corn meat, mash potato and pumkin and serve of green vegetables.

Saturday / Grilled seasame prawns on some coconut rice.

Sunday /  Honey and Rosemary Roast lamb and all the trimmings

So that just about does. Only thing is I might add a desert in there for Saturday night, if I can think of something yummy.

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September 30, 2015

blog-tember - THIRTY

Previous blog posts in this series found here

Wednesday, Sept. 30: A farewell coffee date. Take some time to breath, sip a warm drink, and share with your new blogging buddies. 

End of September already? How did that happen? 

School break here, the organisation brain has flown the coop and the creativity brain has taken residence. Creativity in the school break is known as, gardening, painting dining room chairs and swimming. Organisation does not stand a chance.

In the mean time I will pass the time with a coffee and a picnic made by little men.

Cheers! :-) 

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September 24, 2015

Blog-tember - TWENTY- FOUR

Previous posts in this series found here.

Thursday, Sept. 24: Shout out five of your favorite bloggers. Who are your regular reads?

Only 5 favorites. Now this is tricky. 
I love my blog lovin' account, it means I can read my faves easy.

1. Stacey Young - without a doubt. Seriously, this amazing talented woman who not only has the cutest boys has some serious talent with paint and pretty things. Stace is a huge influence on my creativity and through that we have come to know each other. I love our little Skype sessions together.

2. Christy Tomilinson - Raise your hand who doesnt love the 'she art' girls? Not only does she create amazing art, amazing classes but also amazing kits. I receive each month the very popular The planner Society kit and its simply, can i use this word again, amazing! If you follow me on Instagram you will see all my planners photos which 9 out of 10 times features the planner society kit.

3. A Beautiful Mess - this blog is mix of everything. Its my inspiration for the kitchen, DIY, photography, online classes and creativity. There is so much over there, that I cant even put it into words what its like. Just pop over and check it out and then tell me how I would describe that blog. Dont you love homework! tee hee 

4. Adairs -  Because who doesnt love a little home inspiration? I have always and will always be a huge adairs fan. The products they produce are amazing. My wallet however groans and aches.

5. Melinda Thompson - This girl because she has 3 beautiful boys and lives my town too. Bonus right? Her personality gets me every time. Its bubbly, its happy, its carefree. Just one those ladies you meet and come away feeling uplifting. Her scrapbooking is also another thing. Her beauty in pages, her story telling and her mixed media I am in awe of. 

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September 22, 2015

blog-tember: TWENTY-TWO

Previous posts found here.

Tuesday, Sept. 22: Get creative! Sketch, paint, dance, play music, whatever then give us a glimpse.

I have been making a few cards again. With my stash of cards, you wouldnt believe there is not one baby girl/boy card!  Any excuse to you use up scraps and bits laying around, right?

Here is a little baby girl card for a sweet friend.

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September 21, 2015

Blog-Tember: TWENTY-ONE

Previous posts to this series found here
Monday, Sept. 21: A favorite quote/expression and how it has impacted you.

But first, I'll have to remind myself to do this. Sad to say, it didn't come naturally for me.:

I love quotes.
Does that explain my 287 pins?

Often I wake with my mind whirling in the mornings. Mostly because the deadline for jobs is coming to an end, appointments are approaching, lists that need tasks crossing off (which tends to find it self at the forefront of my brain).

But each time the sun rises it is a promise of an opportunity to do better.
I will always be thankful for experiences and lessons, as hard as they are, it helps me to teach my children about life.

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This is a little mini album I created using the Crate Paper Wonder collection a little while back.
I had these series of photos of Noni that I thought were so cute. I just keep taking photos for 5 mins at about 5pm one afternoon. I think she was about 3 weeks old here.
I am in love with the series of photos.

{5 pm}

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