Monday, July 30, 2012

yoyo makeover

I have had this cushion forever, it was an old Laura Ashley linen cushion with embroided flowers. The flowers were spikes of mustard flowers - not that pretty. I updated it by sewing on some Yoyos of nice co-ordinating colours (with my home).  Nice little make over or "up cycle" methinks!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tea for Tupper

Well the weekend flew past!  I hosted the quintessential homemaker gathering on Saturday : the "Tupperware Party"... After all these years I am still getting sucked into booking a party so my friend can get her desired gift. Ugh! Anyway,  lemons into lemonade and all that jazz, so I prevailed upon my list of friends and managed to wrangle 4 (including the pal whose party I got stung at - like she was going to get away with not coming!)...apparently most of my friends are more savvy at getting out of tupperware parties than me!

So I did make lemonade - pink lemonade!  I also broke out the vintage tea ware and copious bottles of champers (i had to bribe with cake and bubbles to get attendance) and baked up a storm on Saturday only after I took kid #3 to basketball and madly cleaned the house. Sweating and stressing, no breakie, no coffee, no lunch but by 2.30pm voila! A lovely afternoon tea a was spread upon the table. Gorgeous!

So finally I wrangled further and got my friends to sit and listen to the lovely Tupperlady and then I collapsed into a chair. Ahhhhh, I mentally patted myself on the back for arriving well - what a woman! No sleep, but the house is sparkling, all kids attended sporting events and I have provided a QEII worthy spread for my pals. I justly rewarded myself with a champers and orange. Thing was I was thirsty because I didn't drink or eat anything - better top up and grab a bocincini canapé ( so darn easy: just thread a cherry tomato, basil leaf and boccincini cheese ball onto toothpick - done!).....Hey, I feel great! Just one more top up - ahhhhh...

So bloggers, I imagine you have spotted the potential problem here. You are so much wiser and cleverer than me for I did not. I was basking in the glow of champers hitting a very empty tummy that was provided the champers no barrier what so ever for the champers to go directly into the blood stream.  Now I no prude, but neither am I a lush (oh those days are well and truly gone ) - but guess who got way tooooo tipsy at her own Tupperware party! Oh Miss Prudence! So embarrassing!

Furthermore, punishment was swift. I was sick ALL night and became vulnerable to the "gastro bug" that happened to be walking past my house that day...ah huh, that's right Sunday was dual hangover and gastro. Monday was gastro Monday and today is Feeling Shattered Tuesday.  I now hate champagne and probably unfairly, hate Tupperware - merely due to association. Can't go near the tupperware cupboard without dry reaching.

So in light of this appalling event may I remind you all to always, always, ALWAYS eat and ensure you are hydrated BEFORE you host a party and know that topping up "orange and champagne" means you top up drink with both orange and champagne - just relying on champagne can only lead to no good. Thankfully it was my best pals who also topped with champers and were in a similar state - Mr G was there to organise the proceedings "closed" and everyone got off well and safe....Bless you Mr G!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Knitting time

I whipped this incredibly easy peasy project up in literally a few hours. It cost me $3 for a cheap plastic IKEA clock and scraps of wool.  

I saw it here and had to put it on my list of projects to do. Next time I might try one colour in a fancy stitch. I guess you could crochet, quilt granny a clock too! Just love it!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I would just like to share

That today marks 7 weeks since I stopped COMPLETELY! No slips, no sneaky puffs.

I have stopped!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hello Sunday

Hello Sunday!
Don't you just love Sunday?

Our Sunday's in the winter are always interrupted with can really eat into family time, especially when Saturday is Basketball day for all three creatures.

Today was a less busy Sunday as the footballer was at a scout camp, it was a full Sunday, a wonderful Sunday even with a crew member missing.

We popped into a local market. Miss M scored some doll's clothes and the rest of the tribe got chocolate caramel slice. Not me, I am doing weight watchers.

Mr G found some David Jones vouchers he forgot he had and gave them to me. Yay!
Then we realised we needed a new iron.
I felt obligated to offer up my newly acquired vouchers for the iron.
Mr G accepted them. (insert deeply disappointed face).
We bought new iron with vouchers.
But then I found a gorgeous new green dress! (insert happy face!)

Then we spent time sipping tea and joking around, relaxing.

Ango returned from his scout camp. All reunited. Mr G made his famous spag bol.
We are all sorted for the coming week that marks the beginning of term 3.

Lunches made, kisses goodnight, munchkins all tucked in.
Snuggle on down for Downton Abbey. Yeah, happy Sunday.