new year, new me…

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Happy New Year!

Another year done and dusted.

Time to get the thinking cap on and plan the year ahead.

2015 for me it is about simplifying.

I have too many areas in my life pulling me in different directions, so have decided to simplify by having a break from some of the things that are a bit of a drain on my time, that tug at my guilt strings if I don’t take the time to do them…

This blog is one of them.

I have been blogging for four years now and it’s hard to keep up, keep it punchy, and keep it interesting…so I have decided to take time out from it this year so far…you never know I may change my mind, but at the moment, I am just having a breather…or recharging the batteries…

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You can still follow what I am doing, making, baking etc on instagram…

So follow me on  little.miss.scout  I would love to have you aboard!

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P.S….the new year, new me……my main goal this year is to be fit and healthy and to lose a truck load of weight….(yes I know, I have been here before…I have a gold medal for that!)

Ciao for now. XXX


missing in action…

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Ha!

Yes I must say I have been missing in action these past weeks…or even months.

I have so much on my mind, and on my to-do list, that unfortunately some things have had to take a back seat…so it’s been the blog and the housework.

It’s a hard time of the year for us women, we take on the bulk of the Christmas shopping, we attend the kids assemblies, the end of year things, as well plan Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, going on holiday…the list goes on…

And when you are working…it’s even harder…

So…

…this post is just to check in and say…

“Merry Christmas” if I don’t make it back to post before then.

But hopefully I will as I have heaps to catch up on…

 

P.S I have just discovered Instagram…..follow me on  Little.Miss.Scout if you want to see what I have been up to, and making…I am finding it a lot easier than blogging at the moment…

 

 

 

 

 


Project 101…

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My op-shopping fetish is back…

I can’t help myself buying the strangest things…

The first moment I see something I can visualise the transformation in my head…

There is something quite satisfying about transforming what was an ugly duckling, or an useless object into something entirely different (and hopefully beautiful)…

Now, my ‘to-do’ list is officially crammed with projects to do…

One could say there will never be a time when I have nothing to do…

These little ‘art projects’ are just a few of the projects/ideas that are on my ‘to-do’ list,  so I would like to share their transformations with you…hence the new Project 101 series…

So first up is the lovely Lucrezia (this really is her name)…

Watch this space to see what happens to her…

Hopefully she will be transformed into a real beauty…

She could be wild and reckless behind closed doors for all we know


wordless wednesday…

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feeling thankful…

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Well hubby finally got the lounge shelving finished…

I won’t tell you how long this has taken…let’s just say we have been in this house over four years now (the renovated bit)…and we started the shelving over a year ago…

I obviously didn’t crack the whip hard enough…

Or perhaps it was the recovering from the latest operation which gave him the added motivation…

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He pulled everything off the shelving, and dumped it all on the coffee table (it’s still here as he has one more coat of stain to do)…

And funny but just pulling everything off a shelf gives you a whole new perspective…

And I have changed (and will change things once I get the go-ahead to put everything back) things up a bit…

And amongst the jumble, comes inspiration, and little vignettes…like the photos above….just out of nowhere, things you wouldn’t consider putting together, but just happen to be next to each other…thanks to hubby…

So it’s thanks to hubby all round really…

Feeling thankful…


4 years…

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It’s Little Miss Scout’s birthday today.

This blog has been going now for four years.

Wow!

It’s been fun, yet challenging at the same time to come up with some interesting/inspiring content…

…but it is about my life, so I guess, what you see…

…is what it is…

 

 


meanwhile…

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– Christmas is coming…eeek…busy busy times ahead!

– I have started to a bit of Christmas shopping…doesn’t feel quite right…but it has got to be done…

– Hubby had his screws removed from his hips a week ago, typically that same day he was in hospital the rest of us came down with a tummy bug, it’s hard to be nurse when you just want to be the patient!

– He has recovered well, was off the crutches in a few days…and now is itching to get back to the gym, athletics, tag, yoga…all the activities he does…

– Little Miss has the all clear to go back to cheerleading…her back is slowly repairing itself…she hasn’t quite got the green light for tumbling…but it won’t be long…she too is itching to get back into it, she’s tired of watching on the side-lines…

– Me…well exercise has taken a back seat at the moment, just can’t seem to get motivated at the moment…however back into it next week with my personal trainer (it’s the only thing that works for me, being accountable to someone)…

– We are looking forward to summer, the weather has been off and on daily, and by the minute…I don’t know why when October/November rolls around we expect the summery weather, but we do, however it doesn’t seem to settle down until December/January…sigh…

– We have a weekend away booked about 2 weeks before Christmas, we are going up north to a place where none of us have been before…so looking forward to it, we have booked a cute little bach right on the beachfront…

– I am slowing getting the creative buzz I normally get in the lead up to Christmas each year…have got a few little projects on the go to earn a little bit of money, as well as to decorate our home…I love Christmas, it’s an awesome reason to get creative…I especially love wrapping presents and putting my own spin on it…

– Mr Messy…not much to report there…his teacher tells me he’s a hoot every day at roll call…he’s the last on the roll, and it’s kind of expected now that he will say/sing/dance something funny when his name is called…

– We have been doing a few jobs around the house…..the shelving in the lounge is ALMOST finished….certainly sick of telling you that, I hope to have it finished by this weekend…

 

…And this weekend is meant to be wet weather…great….good chance to get a few inside jobs done….hope you have a great weekend XX

 


wordless wednesday…

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feeling a lot more creative this week


art club…

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We learnt how to make candles.

Easy peasy.

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I used tea cups for mine.

Other’s used jars and what not…

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They are too pretty too use.

The smell of vanilla can be quite intoxicating at times (before it’s even lit)…

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I also used old vintage glasses.

Cute!

It was fun!

Got another candle making session soon.

Can’t wait, it’s addictive.


wordless wednesday…

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I feel better than I did yesterday…

It’s been a rough week…

Playing nursie…


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