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Jul 28 2012

Swaps Done!

I finally sent off my Friends swap, and my buddy has recieved it yay! But silly me forgot to include the letter that told her what the letters stood for! Sorry about that, some were not that obvious. F was for fabric, R was for roses, I was for inspirational, E was for essential girly stuff, N was for nibbles, D was for dolls and S was for stamps.¬†Will I show you what was inside?and..I also joined a Christmas in July swap, this one was sent a couple of days ago, and it has to go to America, so I won’t show it yet ūüėÄWe went to a Chinese church the other week. One of the ladies wanted a photo of herself with the kiddies, so we let her, and I took one of her ūüėÄ It was a very friendly church, they pretty much dragged us into the ¬†luncheon. I went away thinking that I would like to learn chinese. I went to the library and checked out some chinese books, I think it might be too hard to do it on my own.¬†I discovered a blog this week where a lady passes on handmade toys to children in hospitals in South Australia. I sent her the above, Steph made the crocheted one. Maybe if you have some toys that you have made or will make, you could send her some too? Check it out here:http://stitchselection.blogspot.com.au/

 

 

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May 23 2012

I’m Back!

Wow, another month gone? Phew! What have I been up too? Well, I’m still being a good girl ;D. I have lost 16 kilos now, I am pretty happy with that, but I know I have such a long way to go. If you are a chubs, let me give you some advice..”start today, don’t leave it until you can’t fit through doors without going sideways”. It really isn’t so hard, at least not at this stage. I have discovered yummy hot chocolates (thanks to Jared). Jared has decided to check out all the hot chocolate places in Melb!! He asked me to join him, how could I say no? They are so yummy ( and yet, I have to include 300 calories) to make sure I don’t go over my limit. I actually took the kiddies to “indulge” while Jared was at work, I sent him a text…nom nom nom..I have also been getting ready for the next Dayspring Day. I have decided to do a “Masters Chef” day. I will making 100 chef hats. I have nearly made 20.How do you think it looks?Stephanie¬†received¬†her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award last week. The funny thing was that Lachlan came home with one too! He got one without realising just by doing his Army Cadets at school. Stephanie on the other hand, had to volunteer at the local library for 3 months, run up and down the 1000 steps every week, go on two big hikes, and practice her violin for 6 months…Congrats Stephanie (and Lachlan).Meanwhile Camden has tried to be a Zombie..don’t ask.He tried to eat my brains..He went away hungry, lol.The girls and I have done a bit of Naan cooking. So yummy. We found this super easy recipe here:http://titlisbusykitchen.com/archives/naan-without-ovenCassandra lost her first tooth this week. I gave her $5. All of the kiddies have recieved $5 for the first tooth, and then it goes down to 50c per tooth after that.¬†I have done a bit of op shopping and have found a few cute bags…And..Stephanie has been doing more driving, as you can see from this pic she is driving in the van behind me (we were coming home from Church in two cars).Stephanie has also been crocheting for a friend. Her friend loves Dr who, so here he is with a darlek.I bought Alycia a pattern of her choice yesterday to start work on. A hedgehog! Alycia loves hedgehogs. It wasn’t a cheap pattern, but once she can make one, she can make many. I love the fact that my children want to create.We traced the pattern and cut out the material this morning.¬†We were blessed during the month by a 4 year old. He knocked on our door and said ” I want to share my cupcakes with you”. How sweet is that? I really love seeing little children directed to think of others. Thank you to his mummy Narelle for making and sharing such cute cupcakes.My friends and I have been able to be part ¬†of wonderful idea. A place near me asked people to donate new baby things for single mums. Normally young girls who find themselves pregnant with no one to turn to. This group provides a wonderful alternative to abortion. I thank God for them. Check this out if you want to know more.http://www.facebook.com/thebabesproject

On a less serious note, I will leave you with a picture of my physco collection.

 

 

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Mar 13 2011

The Big C

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I’m not refering to clutter, something much worse, Cancer. I have a friend staying at the moment who has cancer, it’s her second bout, she has been told that she only has about 5 months of wellness. She is only 37, and has two children. My heart breaks for her.

I just read on Melissa’s blog about a young girl who is only 11 who is suffering from cancer, how sad. Mel has organised, and she is hoping that we might join her in sending some stickers and a note card (or if you are feeling really generous), a Blythe Doll. It may not heal, but it will encourage her. Imagine what her parents are going through too, the agony of seeing your child suffer so much. I hope that you will check out Mel’s blog here,http://melissagoodsell.typepad.com/day_to_day/2011/03/stickers-for-emma-can-you-help.html and send a little something, or even just a card. A little love can go a long way.You can be a wonder Woman too, please help if you can.

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Jan 30 2011

A Good Idea.

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http://www.pinkslipperproject.org/patterns/

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