Saturday, July 30, 2011


I stayed in last night and re-watched PS I Love You, I ended up watching it on my own because Rog only lasted about 15 minutes! That was fine by me. I got to sit in the dark in my pj's & bawl my eyes out! Quite honestly I had tears running down my cheeks for most of the movie! Very cathartic. I went to bed quite exhausted!

Do you do this when you watch movies, or tv shows?
I have some tears every week when I watch Offspring, I cried in Bridesmaids, teared up in Easy A and countless others. (As you can see, it doesn't take much!)
Am I alone here?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New lens

We've been trying out our new (2nd hand) prime lens, it's so awesome to play around with. It's been a bit weird getting used to manual focus, and almost impossible to get Evie to sit still long enough to get an in-focus photo! Here's a couple of shots that Rog & I have got lately:

our girl - she wants to be a singer on glee!

pencil jar, I decorated myself!

mmm, lunch

my first sourdough loaf! not pefect, but an effort I'm proud of



Monday, July 25, 2011

A few Evie outfits

Ok, so these ones are quite cute outfits, I haven't taken photos of Evie's more 'homeless' choices lately. You know the kind - neon dress, trackies, sneakers, jacket, beanie, scarfe - just lovely!

I also have to mention that Evie will no longer smile nicely for a photo - I get anywhere from a grumpy frown to silly faces, I don't know why, what an actress!

Evie actually let me put her hair in two braids this day with ribbons, so cute! This red top (or it might be a smaller girls dress?) we picked up at an op-shop for $2, bargain! (We also bought the matching blue one!)

(ha! that face!) This day we were going out to the shops & to have morning tea & Evie wanted her outfit to be just like mine, aww!

For some reason Evie let me dress her this day (what a fluke!) so I popped her in some clothes she doesn't wear very often, I think she looks lovely! And obviously she was too busy dancing to pose!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Some lovely links - 10

I'm all about food lately, so I've put together some tasty links for you!!

- Vegetable Spring Rolls, these would be delicious in summer!! on ohdeardrea

- Curry Vegetable Fritters on retro mummy

- Coconut Farro Porridge on nonchalant mum, yum!

- mmm, Flatbreads with Honey, Thyme & Sea salt, on smitten kitchen

- Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies on ~>O<~ (recipe from 3191 miles apart)

- Buckwheat Pancakes that I really want to eat with maple syrup & salty bacon!

- Road trip snack ideas at ohdeedoh

- Frozen Grape Pops, an idea to put away until summer!

- Evie & I are currently munching on this kettle corn (although I burnt it a bit to the pan), will have to try it again tomorrow!

- Also, a lovely friend gave me some of her sourdough starter, so I'm planning to try this recipe sometime (because it sounds easy!), I'll let you know how I go!

Any delicious things to tell me about??

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Brown paper packages...

The postman delivered the most exciting mail in a while yesterday, take a look!

My latest issue of real living and a package from sandra juto!! As a birthday indulgence for myself I ordered a pair of her hand-crocheted wrist worms (which I have been eyeing off for over a year!).

Sandra is having a wrist-worm sale, which convinced me to take the plunge on this lovely dark-grey pair. I have such a thing for dark-grey, they perfectly match my fave cardy, scarf & heavy coat. I am so in love with these things! I took a pic of them on my hands, which I felt like a dork doing, so I had to make a silly pose:


ps - we have our camera back, which is awesome, I so missed it! In our not-so-sunny winter light I'm not getting great focus in our photos, which you prob noticed in this post! We've ordered a new (2nd hand) lens that we're hoping will help with this!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Shed day

pic from Baubau Haus, found via Pinterest

We're outside organising the shed today. Yes it's pouring with rain & freezing cold, but what a satisfying job! After clearing out my nanna's house this past week I've been thinking about all the stuff that we (mainly I!) collect that we really don't need! We're all rugged up, pulling everything out of boxes & shelves & ditching heaps of stuff - feels awesome! Next I'm looking forward to going through my wardrobe & drawers, the op-shop is going to love me this week!

Do you need to de-clutter your life? Any tips??

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A thursday at home

This week has been a bit of a doozy. My nanna has moved in with an uncle, so we've spent a few days this week sorting out her house. Far out, people collect alot of stuff over a lifetime! It's been exhausting, but sort of fun at the same time!

I've come to the end of a yucky cold, but Evie's only just got it! Today she has requested a day of pj's, tv and baking choc chip bikkies - doesn't get much more relaxing really!

We've lent our camera to Roger's brother for a few weeks, so I'll be a bit light on photos, today I've dug out some cuties of my cuddly girl to get us by!

Four months old

18 months old

21 months old

Just over two years old

Monday, July 11, 2011

Got the overlocker!

I don't think I told you, but I got my birthday overlocker last week, soo exciting! Of course since then I've been fighting a cold and haven't had the energy to use it. Today I fought my tired self & started sewing a new pair of pyjama pants. Would you believe that the last time I had new pyjama pants was when I was pregnant with Evie (yes, over three years!) Those pants are now starting to tear & perish (lovely image!). So I've pulled out some very glamorous elephant flannelette from the sewing room & I'm making myself a pair of free & comfy pants. Hooray for being productive!

Well, I'd better go, Evie wants to have a Glee sing-and-dance-along, and who am I to say no!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy birthday Megan!

Had a gorgeous vegan/organic morning tea/brunch this morning to celebrate - yum! Due to have drinks tonight, but I've got a stinking cold so we'll see.

Love you sis! (pics stolen from facebook!)

Megan & I - 1986

Laura (sis-in-law), me & Megan - 2007

Laura (sis-in-law), me & Megan - 2011, my 30th

Yes, Emma is our youngest sister,  but I used all the nice photos of us with Emma for her birthday post!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

And the winner is...

Heidi Jane!!

I'd like to give a shout-out to Janeen & Jane for your lovely encouragement!

We've got a complicated & glamorous system of working out a winner over here. I wrote your names on scraps of paper (literally ripped up an old envelope!) and got Evie to choose one! I didn't take any photos because it's too dark (pouring with rain), we're wearing pj's & Evie has breakfast all over her face!

Heidi, I'll be sending the coasters your way, along with a couple of other trinkets.

I just want to take this opportunity to thank all of you that stop by, is there anything you would like to see more or less of around here? any tips for me? thanks!

ps - image from yellowtrace, via Pinterest

Monday, July 4, 2011

Some lovely links - 9

- gorgeous vintagey prints from Love Sugar, via Lolalina

- really cute free printable gift tags from Eat Drink Chic, via Charlotte's Fancy

- lovely stripey dress from Ruche, via girl in the green dress

- a great way to add colour to a plain top, coloured thread! from Oliver & S

- brilliant idea for kids lunchboxes from Easy Peasy Organic, via Bondville

- '8 confessions of a new dad' on A Cup of Jo, so sweet

- a guide to helping young kids choose their own outfits (we have lots of battles over this!)

- yummy Chilli Con Lentils I've been making alot lately!

ps - don't forget about my 100th post & giveaway!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Post No. 100 & Giveaway!

I can't believe I've written 100 posts! ha, punch-in-the-face to my usual lack-of-perseverance!

In honour of the occasion I would like to give something away to one of my lovely readers!

I've got a set of four coasters that I've made that need a loving home. I'm happy to post them anywhere (& I'll see if I can find some other nice trinkets to pop in too). All I ask is that you leave a nice note at the bottom of this post to say hi & I'll pick a winner next Tuesday night.

Hooray for the blogging!!