Monday, June 18, 2018

Everyday Moments

Craig brought me cupcakes on my birthday  - Clay was VERY excited about the cakes and the candles LOL  He sang "Happy Birthday" and helped blow out the candles.

We finally went to lunch at Lonestar - I don't know who was more excited...Craig or Clay!! LOL  The atmosphere was great and meals were delicious  - we are going to go back for dinner one night.

Sonya took Brodie and Clay out to see Nanny's new horse Lacoda.

We took Clay to a kid's DIY workshop at Bunnings last weekend - it was mosiac class.  He had to decorate a terracotta saucer - he got bored about 1/4 the way through, so I had to finish it :)

Saturday, June 16, 2018


A card I finished recently- I started the base at the last card camp and then coloured the Harry Potter characters (Kristy's stamp set) later.  I added some glossy accents to HP glasses- a cute finishing touch!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


Last night on FB someone posted a recipe for Nutella stuffed donuts cooked in a pie maker.  I liked the idea so we gave them a go, but used strawberry jam.  Craig and Clay both helped me make them and they turned out really well and were very delicious!!  I would definitely make them again :)

1 cup self raising flour
1 cup caster sugar
1 ts ground cinnamon 
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs
Dash of vanilla essence 
2 tbs vegetable oil
60g melted butter 
Nutella / jam
Extra melted butter

1. In a bowl mix 1/2 cup caster sugar and cinnamon for coating.
2. In a new bowl mix SR flour, melted butter and remaining sugar.
3. In a jug mix milk, eggs, vanilla and oil.
4. Pour mixture into flour mix and whisk until combined. 
5. Heat pie maker, spoon in mixture till just velow 3/4 full.
6. Add a dollop of jam to the centre of each one.
7. Cook for 8-10 mins.  Fully cooked when springs back.
8. Brush with melted butter and toss through sugar and cinnamon mixture. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Everyday Moments

Friday's are slow and relaxed at our house :)

Clay helped Ma Ma bake an orange jelly tart - delicious!

Mum (mainly) and I cleaned and sorted our back shed recently.  I haven't been down there for over 12 months so it was well overdue for a tidy up!!

Ive noticed in the last few months that my eyes have been blurred, I was concerned so booked in to see my opthamologist.  She explained it was "hazing" and is a common side effect of cataract surgery and could be easily fixed with laser surgery.  I had my first lot done on my left eye last week - it took less than 20 minutes 15 minutes for the dilating drop to work and less than 1 minute for the laser sork.  It was quick and painless!  I'm booked in to have my right eye done next week.

I redeemed my Flybuy points and stocked up on some more new makeup.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Gift Card Holders

Years ago I made my mum a gift card holder - she loved it so much and used it constantly to hold money.  It's gotten a bit ratty looking and ahe asked me to make her a new one.  Today we headed down to my scraproom so I could make it.  I got her to pick the pattern paper and cardstock (that took longer than making the actual card LOL).  Here's her holder -

After I finished making hers, she asked me to make one for her friend, so she choose the papers again and I made this one for Trish.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Dinosaur Day

Yesterday we had a public holiday for show day so we took Clay to the community kindy Under 8's Dinosaur Day.  He had a wonderful time - digging for bones, painting, playing in the playground, chipping at dinosaurs frozen in giant coloured blocks of ice and othwr activities they had set up.  Clay was having such a wonderful time that it's no surprise that he wasn't too happy when it was time to go LOL  I can't wait till our next community activity day.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thrifty Thursday

On Monday in between appointments I popped into my fave op shop and found some great bargains!

This large Tupperware serving tray $2.

These 2 measuring cups (they have measurement printed inside the rim) $1 and 70c.

Two snack boxes 50c each.

This suitcase $5 - in excellent condition 

Clay loved it - he was pulling it all around the shop and took it up to the counter to pay for it :)