Monday, December 19, 2011

The week before Christmas...

Oh dear where did the time go?  I find myself suffering a slight case of pre-Christmas anxiety! I don't think I've done enough,  made enough or bought enough.  Which of course is rediculous because Miss 2 doesn't count how many presents she has, or how much Christmas craft we do, or whether we have enough decorations on display.

I'm a list maker, I love my lists.  I had a to-do list going and a nice one from but it wasn't really doing it for me.  A friend shared that she was using a to-do list for every day this week and I thought to myself 'dur' why didn't I think of that?  I've used it here is my list for this week.  I saved it as a picture and now have it as my desktop background which is great as it's there as soon as I turn on the computer..

How are your plans for this week?  Do you feel in control?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Phew what a weekend!

Two Mums Group Christmas Parties

24 red velvet cupcakes

18 happy kids

add pom poms, pipecleaners, dyed pasta, paper plates and handprints

=  the recipe for a full exhausting and fun weekend..

  The best thing about being a kid is licking the spoon

yummo red velvet cupcakes, frosting courtesy of Betty Crocker!!

a wee bit of craft ~ each girl took home the placemat we did the craft on

the final result!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...

I LOVE Christmas, I love the excitement, the anticipation, the decoration!  I love sparkle ~ from the twinkling lights to the glitter on the decorations.  I don't 'do' tinsel but am a sucker for glitter, on baubles, on trees, you cover it in glitter and I'm in love!

I love decorating my home.  No room goes untouched including yes ~ the toilet!!

So here's a photo or two, sorry it's so photo heavy but a few friends have asked me to share.

First is our entrance, we have a little bench where we take off our shoes.  My errands station is also here.  I love the organisation frame because it has three places for photos or in this case Christmas scrapbook paper.

Miss Matilda's room also gets a special makeover.  She loves her tree and the Christmas book basket is perfect as we read to her every night before bed.  I'm surprised at how many books we actually have, including the same book I read to my son who is now 18 every Christmas Eve, "The Night Before Christmas".

Now if I haven't bored you enough, moving into the living area.  I always decorate my buffet, no matter the occasion that's the focal point.  This buffet is one of the last remaining pieces of furniture from when I moved in with my husband.  I love it. 

This is a terrible photo of one of my favourite pieces of furniture..this is on loan to us from my Mother-in-Law and usually houses my husbands late Dad's beloved Harley Davidson models.  I've repurposed it for now to hold my serving ware. 

And last but by no means tree!!  This tree takes me hours! It's 7ft tall and putting in each branch takes a while but what takes me the longest time it's the decorations.  It's all very precise, I put one on, stand back, check it out and then the next and so on and so on haha.  This years tree is without lights after I had a hissyfit  struggled with the tangled mess that they were...

So there you go, Christmas decorating at my home xx

Thursday, December 1, 2011

And the winners are!

With the help of Miss 2 (she clicked the button!) and we have our winners!!


Congratulations, you have both won copies of Christmas Sorted!

Can you both please contact me on

Thank you to everyone who entered and helped me celebrate my first 50 likers, I loved reading your stories.

PS ~ I have found another copy of the book, I didnt realise I had bought three....
so a bonus winner is....
Keegan Rigby!!