Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Wordless Wednesday 28 May

When DD's class at school is running a stall then it seems that it is Mum to the rescue with the produce.  Hmmm.

I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

I Just Love it When......

Don't you just love it when your 13 year old daughter homework involves planing, budgeting and shopping for a whole school weeks morning tea and lunch. 

Packed the night before the lunchbox includes

  • rice crackers
  • homemade cookies
  • homemade lemon muffin
  • yoghurt
  • fresh carrots
  • dried cranberries
  • cheese sandwich
  • museli bar
  • banana
 It all came in on budget.

I am happily enjoyed not making her lunch for the week.  I am pleased too that she has an increased appreciation of how much it costs to shop for school lunches.

Mondays Menu 26 May

Winter finally feels like it is here.  I will need to hunt out my soup recipes I am thinking.

Monday  baked chicken with potato and green salad.

Tuesday   Moo Shu Pork

Wednesday  pizza meatballs and green salad

Thursday  Crock pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Friday  Pumpkin and Lentil Soup with homemade bread

Saturday  Lemongrass and chilli beef stir-fry

Sunday  Left overs. 

I am linking this to I'm an Organising Junkie

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Fridays Fabulous 5 # 55

We belatedly here is my links for this week.

Have a great weekend.

Another project done.

I have set a goal this year to get finished all my unfinished digital projects.   This project was one for my daughter.  It is a photo book covering her representative hockey year last year.  This was a book celebrating the things a great team culture can do for young girls.  The positive sporting experience both on and off the field I hope will provide my daughter fabulous insight into how hard work, friendship and respect all can contribute to an unforgettably positive experience.

Best of all I see her taking a look at the book.  I see her smile every time she picks up the book.  I am so glad that I had plenty of photos to make this book the special project it is.


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Wordless Wednesday 21 May

My least favourite plant to deal with when I am gardening.

Ha ha it is a pity that my children broke a branch off the rose a few weeks earlier.

I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Isn't it Funny

Isn't it funny how as soon as the weather turns from summer to autumn and the weather becomes more variable and cooler, the more the weather becomes a regular part of everyday conversation. Personally I love the summer. I love the warmth, the long pleasant evening temperatures, the fact that you really appreciate the odd smattering of rain. So when the cooler weather arrives and I try and squeeze into last years warm weather clothing I have see to have lost a little of my energy for life and am already looking forward to the arrival of spring in September.

 (photo taken by my 13 year old DD who tells me that her Samsung phone is too old...hmmm)

So I am determined to get a little sunlight while out exercising, getting myself out the door and exercising.  Hope that the little bit of sun I might be exposed to will give me lot of positive endorphins.

Mondays Menu 19 May

This weeks menu is designed for a busy winter sport family.  I know that Tuesdays will not change because of the time challenges we have after school.

So here we go

Monday  marinated steak with baked potato and green vege.

Tuesday  beef crockpot on rice

Wednesday  sweet and sour chicken on noodles

Thursday  meatballs and spaghetti with green salad

Friday  Pumkin Soup with homemade bread.

Saturday  pesto and haloumi pasta salad

Sunday   leftovers

I am linking this to I'm an Organising Junkie.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Wordless Wednesday 7 May

Just feeling a little blue in my house so I took this selfie.

Feeling much better now.

I am linking this post to My Little Drummer Boys.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

It is all about colour

It really is about perception of space when it comes to paint and indoor space.  While I am no expert when it comes to colour and design but as my house is under going a complete colour change.  A previous owner had painted feature walls with heavy bold colours.  Black walls with heavy black curtains....lets not forget the canary yellow family room.  Yes every wall canary yellow.  In fact every room in the house had a feature wall equally bold as the black.  Each room had black curtains.  I had always joked that a colour blind person had last painted our house.

I had always thought that living where we do, in the countryside that the colour canvas should be from outside the windows.  You know, the green grass and barren trees in the winter and in the summer the browning grass, green trees and flowers.

So we are painting neutral walls and boy does the outside really come into us now.  The curtains are still to be replaced but I can't wait.

So you can see what I am talking about here is the blue feature room in my daughters room (couldn't find the right photo to show the black walls).  We just emptied her room on Monday.

Here are the cathedral ceilings that are the feature in half the house.  Each beam was sanded primed a number of times and then top coated twice.  My husband did a great job of that.

Of course the final colour is  as you can see. 

Colour has made just the most incredible difference in our house.  I will try and write more about it we finish dressing all the rooms.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Mondays Menu 5 May

My blog has had a break while we have been trying to finish the painting of the inside of our house.

So here, now that school is back in for term two, is this weeks menu.

Monday  steak and kidney crockpot

Tuesday  bacon and egg pie with baked potato and steamed vege

Wednesday  beef creamy coconut stir fry 

Thursday   chicken wraps

Friday  curried pumpkin and bacon soup with homemade bread.

Saturday  homemade hamburgers 

Sunday leftovers

(with it being Monday evening here I took a photo of my crockpot in action.)

I am linking this post to I'm an Organising Junkie