Saturday, 31 May 2008

Bowen - My home town

I was just reading LeAnn's blog about how she loves the beach and it got me thinking of my home town and its lovely beaches. I thougth I might post some. Here is a link to a slide show of some of the lovely beaches.

It is a lovely town to visit thought I don't know if I could live there again, my parents are still there. If you ever watch the movie Baz Luhrmann's movie Australia staring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman there are alot of scenes filmed in Bowen.

I hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane. I wish I was there now on a lovely beach in the sun instead of being cold on such a dull winters day.

Winter and I have been tagged

Today is the first day of winter, it looks like winter. It is rainy and the wind is blowing. I hope we get lots of rain as we really need it our dams are very low. It seems that it likes to rain everywhere else but over the dams.

Here are some photos of outside. BRRRRRR slippers are on and I am going to light the fire soon.

I have been tagged by Linda this is my first tagging.

I have to answer the following 5 questions about myself.
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
Ten years ago I was teaching pre-school and the director of a Child Care Centre. I was also studding at Uni part time.
2. Five things on my to do list?
1. Finish my clean out and list all the unwanted items on eBay, while 1/2 price listings are on.
2. Finish my parasol and paper swap.
3. Finish all my 1/2 started craft and furniture projects
4. Clean and organise the Office
5. Clean out and organise the Craft/junk room.
3. Snacks I enjoy?
I love chocolate and coffee. I also like chips and sour cream with sweet chili sauce. Or chips or crackers and dip. oh and with the cooler weather I have been enjoying (with friends) cob loafs with hot dip in the middle yummm
4. Things I would do if I were a millionaire?
First help out any family member in need. Buy a lovely old house and renovate it and do the gardens up in English cottage style and plant a vegi patch. Take the children on a holiday to see snow and Disneyland. Invest some for a rainy day, and give some to charity.
5. Places I have lived?
Bowen, Caboolture, Townsville, Proserpine (near Airly Beach) back to Townsville and Toowoomba (All places are in Queensland, Australia)
I have to tag 5 people -
Victoria at Vintage Tea
Diana Lyn at Heaven Scent

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Catching up

I have been away for a while. We have had this terrible Gastro bug going around and around Toowoomba, looking after my children has taken up all my time and all the washing. I am still not on top of it all. I have had a few minutes here and there and have popped in and read a few blogs.

With all the sickness I did not post the mothers day wins out but they will be posted this week and I will blog about what the girls got. So sorry girls.

The last 2 days I have been trying to catch up on cupcake orders and restocking. Today I was taking photos of everything with the help of my 3 year old son. I have an old camera which does not work any more and he loves to help set up and take photos as well.

I am thinking of getting him a kid camera for his birthday that actually takes photos. Can you see the cupcakes poking out of the shelf near the books. He set them up with some pretty things.

Here are some photos of what I have been working on. I am in the process of expanding my range.

I am looking forward to having some time to catch up with you girls and your blogs and see what adventures you have been having.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

And the Winner is......

With help from my daughter the winner of the Mothers Day draw is.....

First we wrote out all 7 names and put them in a dish

And Mikayla picked out one name. I wonder who is could be....................................................

It's Coll from colls garden. Congrats:)

That was exciting and Mikayla is jumping all over the place maybe we need to draw another name for a 2nd prize. Himmmm Ok you twisted my arm.

And the winner of the second prize is ...............................................................

Oh my lovely eBay friend Katrina (Athena8).

Congrats ladies please email me your address to and a gift will be sent out soon. I will not do a blog post about it until you get it (and I have not finished it yet shhh).

Thank you everyone who went into the draw. It was such fun that I know I will be hosing some more in the future.

And to all the Mums or Moms out there Happy Mothers day hope it was a special day for you.

Mothers Day draw closed

The Mothers Day draw is now closed. I will be getting my daughter to draw the winner.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Mothers Day Give Away

It is Mothers Day here in Australia on Sunday 11 May. So I have decided to do a Mothers Day give away. To enter just leave a comment for this post and on Sunday evening (mothers day) I will draw the winner.

You can enter even if you are not a Mum. I am now going to go and make some pretty things for the give away. I will post more details as I work them out. :)

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Enchanted Swap

I have been involved in the enchanted swap and my swap partner was Shannon the talented lady from paint my pink My daughter and I did the swap together.

This is Mikayla helping pack up Shannon's parcel.

Yesterday our package arrived from Shannon, I had to wait all afternoon until Mikayla came home from School to open it.

She can't wait to get that box opened.

This hat is sooo cute and had little kittens on it. Mikayla loves cats.

These are all the sweet things Shannon made. They are lovely, now all we have to do is work out who gets what lol. We decided that Mikayla can choose what she would like (except for the bedroom banner that is going in my room) if she can keep her room clean for a week. We have found the perfect place to display the pretties.

Thankyou Shannon for making this swap so special.

Long weekend

This past long weekend we ended up going to the park 3 times. On Saturday I took the kids to the park for morning tea. This is such a lovely park it is at a place called picnic point which has such lovely views. Toowoomba in on top of a range. I will post some photos on day. Anyway this is a great park it has so much to do. This is one of the play areas.

This park visit was one of those spur of the moment things I had to go to an ATM and then decided to go to the park, the girls were still in dress ups. Oh well.. It was such a lovely Autumn day.

Morning tea of gingerbread men and juice.

Mikayla being a princess

Aren't these the best swings my kids love them

Then Auntie Renee turned up to say hi and have a play

Mikayla riding side saddle, she informs me this is how all Princesses ride.

Then Sunday we went to another park with some people after Church and Monday we had fish and chips in an other park. Lots of fun and sunshine. We are making the best of it before winter hits and it is tooooooo cold to go to the park.

Friday, 2 May 2008

Parasol and Paper Swap

I am going to do another swap the last one was soooooooooooooo much fun. I am going to be doing this with my 5 year old. We have decided that swaps are going to be a mum and daughter special time. I can't wait.

Chech out Shannons blog for swap details

Not much else has been happening here been busy catching up on orders from when I and the kids were sick. Hubby has been away for work for a week. Planning to do a big post this long weekend.