Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Baking with Bella

  Bella has a wonderful Book of Billie B Brown http://www.billiebbrown.com and in this book is a recipe for Gingerbread.  We finally had the time to have
 fun in the kitchen and bake some!

 For her birthday she got a Junior Master chef apron/hat pack, she was very excited to finally wear them to cook in!

 Adding in the golden Syrup!

 Cracking the Egg :-) 
 Sifting the Flour!  That Tupperware sifter is so easy for her to use :-)

 Cutting out the gingerbread shapes, she chose flowers, hearts, stars, mini gingerbread men and a large gingerbread men cutter.
 Now for the icing.  Chocolate of course! :-)

Taa Daa ..... Gingerbread cookies all finished!  They tasted so yummy.  Bella did a great job in the kitchen!

Try Billie's Super-Dooper recipe for

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 5 - Organize-athon

Day 5:   Organize Your Household Information Centre

I'm going to get back on track with this challenge (After some inspiration from a friends blog - http://busymumslife.blogspot.com.au/)  I need to 'start over'  in getting organised.

I have no photos from today's challenge.  But I have have a more organised pin board and I have printed out new pages for my Sunny Mummy Assistant.

It feels great to do a clean out of papers like this and really assess what is important and what is just random information that is just at the end of the day clutter.

The down side is to this task, I have added about a dozen little jobs to my To Do List.  :-(

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Thanking Our Teachers!

I have been very Blessed for the years Bella has been at school, she has had fabulous teachers!  I so appreciate all the hard work they put in to make the classroom such a wonderful place that Bella has always loved going to :-)

I'm that parent who always likes to 'go that extra mile' in thanking them, I love giving small thank you gifts at the end of each term during the year.  I think some of this comes from the fact that i have seen family and friends who are teachers put in all the hard work they do that makes me so appreciative of Bella's teachers as I have seen the 'behind the scenes' of the teachers that are my friends :-)

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

My teachers now will be seeing alot of Norwex as I love to share the goodness :-) but this term I put my creativity to good use and made these really cute pen holders filled with something yummy of course :-)

FOR THE PEN HOLDERS I USED - Kaisercraft Wood project from Spotlight, Assorted scrapbooking pages to cover the sides & Sticker Lettering by Kaisercraft.  

Thankyou teachers for the hard work you put in educating our future generations :-)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The baby era is over.....

I have some sadness in writing about this, I had to unbolt, and pack away the lovely baby cot that I have had for now over 8yrs, for the last time.  (I am very happy to have 2 children and not have anymore babies - just saying) A small part of me is so sad to say goodbye to the baby things and and pretty nursery items I purchased when pregnant, not knowing if it was for a boy or a girl, then over the last 2 and bit years see my son love all those pretty things in his room.

I have decided that I will keep all those lovely nursery decorating items away neatly as one day i hope as a grandmother that I will once again have a nursery for my grandchildren :-)  And the Cot (thankfully) will be kindly stored at my parents house.

So now officially have 2 big kids in big kid beds!!!  My baby is grown into a toddler.