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Archive for August, 2011

This is just precious!

I have found the most awesome idea on http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/ for making a story book for your child. I loved the idea so much that I just had to share it! You can find the full post here :http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2011/08/making-book-in-photoshop-tutorial.html

When Fletcher was much younger I made him a book about pirates. I can’t find it now unfortunately so I can’t share it with you all, but this post has inspired me to start writing some custom stories for Annalise.

Its yet another rainy day here, so I will be focusing on more cleaning (groan), changing sheets (double groan) and sewing (yay!). Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday (one more sleep til Friday and then its the weekend….. quadruple yay!!!).

Kate xo







Rain, Rain, Go Away…..

It’s raining today and all I want to do is crawl back into my nice warm bed and sleep the day away. I don’t know what it is about the rain, but for some reason (maybe because its gloomy and dreary and I can’t do any outside activities) it makes me feel slightly morose and tired.


Today I  am going to say “NO!” to that feeling because today is anti-procrastination day and believe me….I have been procrastinating.

Things that would only take an hour or so have been put aside and replaced with playing games and watching tv or just completely ignored…


So here is my To Do List for today……

* Vacuum and mop

* Complete orders

* Start work on new orders

* Clean out the fridge

* Make the beds

It is likely that the act of crawling into bed will occur  later in the day for a rest….but it will be a nicely made bed and the things on my list will be done before that occurs.

Have a great day everyone

Kate xo


Inspection day….how I hate the words. To me it means spending the week before totally cleaning my house, 2 hours of back breaking carpet cleaning (who invented carpeting anyway?), ensuring that everything is in tip top condition, before the real estate comes in for a quick 15 minute walk through, picking up the little details that I missed. Our general inspection was today, so yesterday was the 2 hours of back breaking carpet cleaning (unfortunately a must with my 2), that followed the earlier part of the day thoroughly cleaning the kids rooms, my room and the lounge, before finishing off with mowing the back lawn. The outcome- I PASSED 🙂 Can’t you tell I am happy? Now I have another 6 months before the next one….I do have some photos of the finished rooms, I didn’t take an before ones…too embarrassed lol….


After our inspection, Annalise and I took advantage of the gorgeous late winter sunshine (well sort of late winter…felt more like Spring weather to me) and went for a walk down to Spotlight. It was a wonderful day, but very tiring. Now I am looking forward to watching some YouTube and working on a new order. have a great night all


Kate xo


Good morning readers! I am sorry I haven’t been back on here since we went to Melbourne.  I could rattle off a long list of excuses like I’ve been busy, we got attacked by a herd of rampaging kangaroos, the dog ate my blog, but in reality (and I cut to the chase), I have been too lazy!

So now it is update time….. I’ll start with our Melbourne trip. While it was cold and blustery on the ground, up in the air was divine!

The view from our window on Rex Airlines

All of Annalise’s appointments went well, her eyes are perfect and her Rheumatologist was extremely happy with how she is going with her JRA. The highlight of our first day there was getting to meet Jay from Play School and Home & Away!

Annalise and Jay Laga'aia in the Starlight Room

He came in and did a mini concert…I wish now I had taken my video camera 🙂 But thankfully we were able to take photos and he kindly signed some pictures for us 🙂 Even I got my photo taken with him LOL

My brush with fame 🙂

Since we got back, I have been trying to catch up on housework, sewing and crocheting. I purchased a new pattern from You Can Make This the other day and I must say I am in LOVE it with! Here is Annalise modelling her finished product:

Annalise in her new newsboy cap

Taking time to smell the flowers

And on that note, I must say farewell til next time, I have a 10 year old to get ready for school and then I have to get Annalise and myself ready as Fletch is performing at the Marketplace today for Education Week.

Have a great day everyone!

Kate xo