Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Meltdown...Update 3

Task 3

Organise, File and spreadsheet all of my recipts. I started doing this last year and as of June/July this year i have been very slack so this afternoon & tonight i have successfully entered all the recipts into my spreadsheets.

Feels great to have another part of my life organised. I have no real plan for this 'getting myself out of meltdown' but i am just going along with whatever presents it self to me. I think i should form a plan but i really just don't know where to start.....i am still feeling so lost. I think i need help.

Next step will be to go into the sisterhood and chat to some other sunny mummys and get some advice.

Stay tuned for my next update.....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Meltdown...Update 2

Task 2.

I decided yesterday that my task was to get through the 3 baskets of Ironing that has piled up since November as i realised that was the last time that i did my weekly attempt at ironing.

Feels great now that they are done!! My Bedroom is also improved now!! Feel slightly more postitve, but still a more to get done before i feel that weight lifted......

Not sure what Task 3 is yet, but i'll report in on that when i do it!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

My Meltdown...Update 1

I am acknowledging that i am having a meltdown..........

Task No. 1

I need to clean out and remove my size 14 clothes that i will not be fitting into right away. Sadly i am in no money position to pass on to charity so i have to come up with some storage in my garage for them till i can fit into them again!!

I keep seeing them in my wardrobe and they are adding to the stress as i see them and think negative thoughts because i know i can't fit into them.

As said by Sunny Mummy Stacey tonight i need to change my Negative Nelly into Positve Penny...

I will have to take task 1 and come up with task 2 tommorow!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Alphabet of feelings

This is my ABC's of Amy's feelings on a Wednesday!!! Just something random that i felt like putting out to my dear blog :-) Enjoy the read.......

A is for Anger

B is for Banana, Ryan's faveourte fruit

C is for Chat, i loved my 1st time in the sunny mummy sisterhood!!!

D is for Dan, i love my husband :-)

E is for Eat, love, Pray. I am loving the book & can't wait to see the movie

F is for finding true love xx

G is for girls

H is for Hood, Go the sunny sistas

I is for IPod, i wish i had one!

J is for Jane

K is for Karen - my mum xx

L is for Love

M is for Motherhood :-)

N is for Nerves

O is for Organisation

P is for Parenthood

Q is for Quince paste, i love it with cheese and crackers.

R is for Ryan, my baby who is nearly 1!!

S is for Sunny Mummy, i love to shine!!!

T is for Time

U is for Understanding

V is for Valley, have had some awesome times out in the valley :-)

W is for Wotif, i love finding cheap accomodation

X is for X-Ray, i have had a few of these in my life so far!

Y is for Youtube, a great place to waste away the time!

Z is for the Z in Kassazz Scrapbooking

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Teapots.....oh how i love them!!

Teapots are so lovely.
These are such pretty pots i have found on google images. One day i hope to have beautiful teapots just like these.
I also want to share the beautiful nursery rhyme -
"I'm a little tea pot, short and stout.
Here is my handle, here is my spout.
When i get all steamed up, then i shout,
Tip me over, pour me out."

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Tea Party!

Above is the cute balloons! I got the inspiration to do this from blog, Thanks Erin!
Below is the beautiful bunting myself & nanna made! The will get used again for my pink & blue christening celebration :-) so i am glad we made it!
My cute cupcake stand with yummy gluten free caramel cakes.

This is the tea cup table decorations!

Each pretty table setting!

The beautiful teapot/teabag invitation!

I feel like a bit of blogging tonight and i have a perfect topic :-) My Nanna's Tea Party was this afternoon. We were celebrating her 80th birthday. She is such a wonderful lady and it was wonderful to be with her and see all her lovely friends.
It is a wonderful place where my Nanna lives, in the retirement village they have a communal centre that any of the residents can hire out for parties and celebrations. I am also very lucky to be part of a lovely family who all helped out with the preparation and the clean up. We all love our Nanna/Mother so much.
The photos above show all my lovely decorations for the party! I do love party planning and decorating. The next one i am planning is my Pink and Blue Christening celebration lunch for my beautiful children!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Lost Present!!!

I am very frantic this evening as i have lost my best friends birthday present....arrgghhh.

I hid it away as she came to my house last school holidays, i remember saying to myself i'll put it away somewhere safe and not obvious so she does not see it accidently. Problem is i can't find it anywhere, i don't even remember what bag it is in. I do remember it's a ring box and earring pouch.

I have made a huge mess in the bedroom pulling out the bottom of our wardrobe and it's currently still on the floor, Dan is not very happy with me for that. I have also been through every possible space in my craft room (which is where i was positive i would find it).

Any hints on how to find something on a deadline?? I have to have it in the post to send to her by sunday evening post pickup, so that it will reach her by Wednesday.

I am going frantically mad.......

Monday, July 26, 2010

A 4th visit to Bella from the Tooth Fairy

In our household this week the Tooth Fairy came for the 4th time to visit Bella! She lost one of her top teeth, a nice big one too! Now she can poke her tongue through it :-)

We also recieved a special letter & coin in our letterbox from the tooth fairy just for Bella. I have attached a photo! This letter suprised me too (it was care of our lovely nieghbors who love bella dearly).

Also a random fact,after checking Bella's baby book for the order of when the teeth came in, they are actually falling out the same order that they grew in!! Very interesting to see if this pattern continues.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Roma Tomato

I went out onto my back balcony this morning, looked down at my Vegie Patch and was so very excited by the colour of red :-)

So out i went in my pajamas to see and pick off our 1st 3 home grown tomatoes!!!!!! Bella of course came running out too with my excitement & it was so lovely to see her reaction to what we had grown ourselfs from just a seedling of a plant!!

I will make a salad tonight and put our home grown tomatos in it, we can't wait to try them and hope that they taste like yummy roma tomatos!
I would like to share this quote i found -

"I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green." ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from and Old Manse

Friday, June 18, 2010

My morning at the Baby Expo

Today i attended the expo at Southbank in Brisbane. It was faboulous, and i guess why it was so for me because i was babyless, my husband had the day off so i could leave the pram at home and have a morning to myself. It was lovely.

As i wandered around i collected every free thing being handed out. I ended up walking out of the convention centre with 12 enviro bags :-) Lots of lovely advertising to read. the best thing about all this advertising of course is the freebies.....I love a good freebie :-) Here's the list of what i was lucky enough to recieve -

NAN H.A. Toddler Sachet
IglooBlue Birthday Greeting Card
Beyond Blue Bracelet
Mustela Cleansing Gel
Tupperware spoon & fork
Moov Insect repellent gel
Milton Hand gel
Milton Tablets
Milton nappy rash cream
In the night garden colouring book
In the night garden Magazine
Stuck on you Label
Toy Story 3 sticker album
Mother and Baby Australia Magazine
Marina Infant Mixture
Dermeze soap free wash
Wet ones
Medihoney Barrier cream
GAIA products
Nature baby care nappies
Living with Water DVD
Aromababy pure baby wash
Nature within baby body and hair cleanser
Paper Eskimo wrapping paper
Cold Power
Dreambaby Outlet plugs
Paper Eskimo baby boy gift tags
Enviro Bags

Alot of stuff.......I think i am a lucky girl, it was definatly worth my trip on the train into Southbank!!!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cupcakes Cupcakes Cupcakes

Today we had a family gathering for my husband's nieces birthday's. Bella and i decided that we felt like making yummy and very pretty cupcakes.

They were a real hit and everyone was very impressed. I have not blogged for a while, i have been very slack, so i thought i would share our yummy cupcakes.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Almost Crawling

Look at me - I'm almost crawling Mum.....

Ryan is so cute at the moment as he is very close to starting to crawl, he gets up on all fours like this and just rocks back and forth ready to get going somewhere but doesnt. Although i think its cute, he finds it sooo frustrating. Little does he know that it will happen very soon and he will find a whole new freedom!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Toss Out Tuesday

Today is my Toss out Tuesday..... I have done so well and am feeling much better about myself for making a start on my craft room. It was a total mess and i was feeling very lost and unmotivated due to the state it was in.

A few more hours and it should be done and i'll take a photo to prove my work to myself and hopefully not ever let it get to this again. It seriously effects my whole life attitude.

I will blog again tommorow with the success of my toss out tuesday :-)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Back to Reality

I love going away on holidays, but it's always so hard to come home....and i hate unpacking. Worse still that today is Monday, Dan is back at work, and the unpacking is still not finished. I am very grateful though that today is a pupil free day so at least the school stuff holds off for one more day!

Our holiday away was fantastic, we all went to Alexandra Headlands with my parents and my brother & fiance. The Mirage is a beautiful place to stay. Mum & Dad booked us all a great 3 bedroom rooftop apartment. Plus the resort had a few swimming pools (which our water baby bella loved), Tennis Court, Playground & a Gym (i was really good and went to it lots :-).)

Family are so important, I treasure the memories that family holidays like this create. I have declared this my year of the family, as my close freinds will discover as the year rolls on and thier birthdays come around and they recieve the wonderful pieces i have been working on for them. I love my family xoxo, treasure all the moments you have together! This is the website of the great resort, we would recommend to anyone.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Love is in the air

This is such an exciting year with a July & a November weddings. One for a freind and second for my brother. Such romance and fun in the air with hearing all of the lovely plans. It's nice one is a church wedding & one is a beach wedding. Bella is super excited to be the flowergirl for her uncle's wedding. We are not sure yet if she will wear pink or yellow for her dress, it depends what the bridesmaids get. And for me i better hit the walking so that come the spring/summer range of dresses i can look faboulous. Am not sure about the July cold and what to wear yet....

Yay - so much love is in the air & 2001 will bring two more weddings for us to attend :-)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Time for Gardening!!

It was a great day to get out in the garden today inbetween the rain. For months we have had a garden box ready for a lovely vegie patch & today i finally completed it.

We now have a patch growing -

  • 4 varieties of lettuce
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Beans
  • Carrots

I hope they grow into yummy vegies & dont get eaten by other insects or animals before we get to them.

Bella will be very excited to see this when she returns home this afternoon from her Dad's house.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Addicted to Vinnies

I will admit it honestly i am a bit addicted to looking in St Vinnies Shops. I get such satisfaction :-) Like this week i got a Myer Miss Shop top (new with a $40 tag left on it) for only 50c!!!! Last week i picked up a purple Basque Skirt for only $2, i imagine new it would have cost around $50.

I love bargains, i can justify clothes for myself at these prices :-) It's less than a cup of coffee!!

But my key to this bargain shopping is only looking for name labels when i am sorting through the racks, i find gems everytime :-)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

With such a rainy day keeping me inside again today i have been feeling crafty so i will share my new cards. They are for noone in particular yet but i am quite happy with these 4! There is lots of birthdays for me this month and next so it's nice to be be organised with some already made!
The card on it's own is one i made for a very good friend of mine & she loved it. the colours and flowers make it very pretty.
Going along with this crafty feeling if tomorrow is another rainy day i will attempt some scrapbooking, i have an unfinished page sitting in my craft room that i would love to get to finishing.
Happy Rain - I love it :-)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Day of Scrapping

Our School Fete is coming up and they have put the call out for craft stall donations, one of the requests is for ready to complete scrapbooking pages....Perfect for a scrapbooking girl like me :-)

I have had lots of fun using (finally) my Designers Library Card deck. I have taken a photo to share.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Julie & Julia

Yesterday i had a lazy day with a friend and we watched the movie Julie & Julia. I loved it!!! I then felt very inspired that i had also started a blog & to start cooking wonderful new recipes that i have not tried before.

For my birthday i recieved a subscription to Super Food Idea's so i went today to my latest magazine and found 5 new recipes to try for next week.

I can't wait to get into cooking new things.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I am back into cardmaking, i felt very inspired yesterday. I have made this beautiful card for the lovely Erin & Jared who are engaged and having a party at the end of the month!

I can't wait to make more cards, i have idea's for the next ones i want to do, ill keep you posted....

I used,

A creative memories flower punch

Creative memories oval cutters

Kindy Glitz to make it pretty

Also some letter stamps & black ink

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Transforming old into new!!

From Before to after.....a room fit for a princess! After a lot of paint and time, Mum, Dad, Dan & I transformed Bella's room into a beautiful girly space. This was right before Ryan was born so it was wonderful for a big sister to be to have a new room!!

When she turns 6 in April it really will be a princesses room as i have bought for her a net to go over the bed. She saw this on a home decoration show & has asked for it for ages. I can't wait to give it to her :-)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Preserving Memories

On starting this blog i am at the computer doing lots of scanning of all my mother-in-laws photos of the family. It is very interesting looking over the young faces from years ago. I can't wait to have them all on the PC and know that we will have them forever to keep as family memory. I would like to share this poem -

The Strangers in the box
by Pam Harazim
come, look with me inside this drawer
In this box I've often seen
at the pictures, black & white
faces proud, still and serene
I wish i knew the people,
These strangers in the box.
Their names and all their memories
are lost among the socks
I wonder what their lives were like,
how did they spend their days
what about their special times
Ill never know the ways.
If only someone had taken time
to tell who, what & when.
Those faces of my heritage
would come to life again
could this become the fate
of the pictures we take today?
The faces & the memories
someday to be tossed away.
Make time to save your pictures
seize the opportunity when it knocks.
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
I would hate for this to happen for the photos of the Martin Family. So i am spending the time preserving the memories.