Friday, June 5, 2009

Vote for Amy Stoffel NOW!

You can vote now here:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Its Up To The Public Vote!

So I have finally gotten onto a CT (going into the second month now) which I am LOVING!!!! I really missed not being on one.

Anyway Amy is in the "So You Think You Can Design" competition over at DSA. It has been lots of fun to watch the kits that have been coming in. I have picked up a few that I have really liked.

So this week is the last week and after 5 weeks Amy is still in the competition which is FANTASTIC! But really none of us on her CT have doubted that she could do it. And this week is up to the public vote. So get over there and have a look (when I posted this there were only three entries up) and download and leave some love in support.

Well I have NO idea what is happening with this post?! I just had a picture and it was clickable etc and now its not there and I cant add a photo. So until I get it back up again here is the link:


This is why I havent been posting much....NOTHING is working right with photos!!!! If anyone has ANY ideas on why the photos suddenly started to go all funny size wise etc I would love to know! Also why icons just plan dont work in the editor.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

After school activities

I have just finished reading "Planning With Kids" and her post "10 Tips For Managing After School Activities" She is a mum of 5 and has fantastic ideas and I can use whatever I can get right now.
So I commented on another post where she mentioned after school activities asking her about what she does after school for her Prepie (first year at school here in Victroia.)

Weither the above post was inspired from that comment or not (she has been scheduling her posts since the new baby arrived in Jan) Im just glad she has put it up.
She has quoted Kathy Walker whose work I love and I have read her book "Whats the Hurry" but I always like to hear how someon is going with it in everyday life. And I know Nicole uses what Kathy says a fair bit.

So a big thank you to Nicole for writing that piece.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Some new things

I have just read a post over at Picklebums called "Spend or Save" that could have been written by me. Although she writes HEAPS better than me. So instead of writting a huge comment over there I thought I would actually blog. Yep I know a shock.....AND someone might actually read this. I have lost all following by now but you reap what you sew.

I have secretly (not such a secret now) been wanting to get a few new bath mats and a few new towels for me and DH. Now the dilema is that my towels arent that old. Certainly NOT old enough to just discard but they were given to us and not really my choice of colour. So I have really been wanting to get something that is "me/us." I do need some bath mats though. The ones I have are fraying and I actually have no idea where a couple of them have come from.

Remembering that we dont REALLY need new towels. I have been thinking that maybe I could layby them and that way Im not spending ALL that amount of money at the same time. So I therefore feel better about it. Im not big on spending but I am big on recycling as much as possible and op shopping too. But sometimes I just like to get something new!

Maybe I can go and get those bath mats and what I can salvage of the old ones turn into face washers (I need more now DD#4 is eating solids) and then dream about the towels for another time. Although it wouldnt hurt to make some of the REALLY old towels into face washers as well. Thanks for the tip Kate!

UPDATE: I have also been looking to find the "curtains" I posted about and I am still to find them. I have had a look on the website but they dont seem to be there.
I still dont have the photos of the possum off the camera yet either.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Heat wave modifications

I have just put up some temporary curtains! We have been asking the landlord for a few years now for them but we both never seem to get it all co-ordinated.
So today I have put up a sheet and a bed liner on the girls bedroom windows. I just hope that it actually keeps a little bit of the heat out. It is already 35oC and its 5 to 9am. At 7am this morning it was 30oC with the forecast for today being 43oC. We will definatley hit that one and probably more I am thinking. After this post I will be ringing the real estate agent.

I have also been trying to find an alternative to putting up something that we will have to repair any holes or paintwork. While at the hair dressers on Tuesday (and the kids were playing happily) I was reading a home magazine and found the perfect thing. After a bit of a chat with my dad (who left yesterday) I think it can be done. I will see if I can find a article of it on the magazines website later.

Another thing for those who have kids starting school this year (Monday for us.....heat permitting) here are a couple of great blogs that will help with the transition.

Planning With Kids and Stuff With Thing

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Heat wave!

Things that happened today.....

The impending dread feeling that I had most of yesterday was still here.....adding to that I have been in a foul mood.

We are in a heat wave. The weather today hit over the expected 41oC to 43oC! Its not looking to good for school next week either. Amey's first day is going to be in the mid to high 30's.

The air conditioner has had a visit from our local possum population who decided in their wisdom to chew through the pipe that supplies the water to the unit. NOT HAPPY!
The repairmen arrived and patched it up but then said the manufactuerer WHO no doubt I wont be able to get out here soon enough has to fix it *gggrrr*.

The net has been down most of the day and I have only been able to get on for more than 5mins at a time until the last hour. At least the urgent things for today are all done *phew*

There was a "news break" on TV a few minutes ago saying electricity companies wont be able to gaurantee supplies. This is one of my worst nightmares with four little kids in the house and one of them being only 6 months old. We have already had one black out tonight. I am just glad I am using the laptop otherwise I would have lost all my work. Only problem is though if the power goes out I have NO idea where I would go. It is not like I know of people who live in different grids to me. I suppose if all else fails I will pack up the car and go and visit DH at his work. Saying that another "all else fails" is to go for a LONG drive. I think I will go out in the morning to get some petrol in the car.

On a positve note........Grandma is hopefully coming down to stay for a few days and see Amey for her first day at school. I just hope that the air con and power all stay on otherwise I have another problem there.

OK I have that all off my chest now and I can hopefully relax for the rest of the night. Poor Kaela has been so upset and unhappy today. She has had HEAPS to drink so that is a good thing. I just dont think she likes the weather.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Before and After

These are some photos that I have done a bit of work on.