Skip to main content

Little Inspirations


After a morning coffee. Beds unmade, dirty dishes, unclean floors. For the moment.
There was a happy moment. There were smiles. There was some inspiration.
An urge to keep going with the day and to try to make it as positive as possible.


Look what I can grow. I got this chilli plant from my mum in law.


Beautiful tomato plants from little seeds.
Hubby planted these. So maybe I can't call them mine.


Lettuce sprouting also from seedlings planted months ago.



And I have no idea what these tall tree looking things are but their seeds have floated around my garden and have come to nestle in our tub of plants. My Lebanese neighbour picked a whole bunch from the park next door and uses them in a salad.
I'm sad to report that there hasn't been much sewing or crafting. Spotlight were out of tracing paper and I really need it for my Japanese patterns. I jus haven't had a moment to myself these days and I can't wait til I get the toddlers off to day care for one day so I can get something crafty done.
My 3.5yr old is sucking out my energy every day. My 2yr old has only wee'd in the toilet once since we've begun toilet training and my little baby... well is still very little and very clingy.
But I get on with the daily grind and know that times like these won't last very long.
Our fasting of meat this Lent is going very well. I thought it would be hard but really it is not.
I made blue swimmer crab last week. Sooo easy. Just boil them in a big pot. Serve with jasmine rice and chilli sauce. Deee-lish.
I read this wonderful quote from AfricanKelli who saw it on a bumper sticker:
'Faith is a journey, not a guilt trip'
I love reading her blog. It gives me inspiration. I hope you find something inspiring today.

Comments

  1. What a nice post Kim - growing plants is so rewarding! They don't answer back like the kids either!

    Goodluck with the TT - I know it can be hard.

    BTW I use "Coles brand baking paper" for my tracing of ottobre and Japanese books - it is wide enough for most kids patterns - very strong and VERY see through oh and VERY VERY cheap! I buy a few rolls at a time and they last months and months. Maybe give Coles a try.

    ReplyDelete
  2. your garden is looking beautiful, so green and healthy!... I can relate on the daily grind, we often say that "it's the nice things that provide the levity to help lift you from the daily grind"; I hope that you find some time for the nice things soon.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for spending time to make a comment. I will try to respond but I'm very sorry if I do not. XOX

Popular posts from this blog

Invisible zipper foot - Birch

I thought I might shed some light on the invisible zipper foot. I bought a Birch model from Spotlight and it came in a little plastic bag with four blue shanks and a rolling foot.

First I removed the standard foot from my Janome sewing machine (Sewist 521). I realised I still needed to remove the shank, which is the part that is screwed on, and holds the interchangeable feet. So with one hand holding the screwdriver and one hand holding my daughter, who just had to watch, it popped out disappeared somewhere. NO! I was about to kick myself but luckily I found it in the basket underneath my table. Phew.

The Birch invisible zipper foot comes with one shank already in place so you know how it's suppose to fit. You have to select the correct shank that fits your machine and slide it onto the foot piece.

I just tried each blue part on my machine and made sure it was wide enough to cover the metal leg bit and that I could fit the screw in it's side. Once you find the correct shank slide…

The cutest labels - Hippo Blue

This is my youngest daughter Jacquie. Jacquie is 3, turning 4 very soon and goes to day care once a week. She also has speech therapy once a week and bad mummy packs her food in plastic bags and old lunch boxes and scribbles her name on paper labels. 
Jacquie is very happy today because she's sporting a brand new lunch box which has her name imprinted on it and it was made by Hippo Blue. Jacquie is in dire need of special name labels and that is where Hippo Blue saved my day and made everything look pretty. Hippo Blue made up a batch of their Vinyl Label Variety pack and I could not be more pleased. I've had other labels before and these ones are quite impressive. Why? well because there's a lot more variety. I like how there are different sizes so I can plaster her name on all her pieces she needs for day care and school.
Did you see those cute footprint stickers? They're shoe stickers. How cool! We also recieved round dots and new square ones which I've never se…

Cooking under pressure

The other day I saw a huge stack of Bellini multifunction cookers in front of Target. Of course the black and sleek packaging and design caught my eye and I stood there having a look at what they were selling. It was an all in one pressure, rice, porridge, cake, steam and slow cooker. It was half price so I really couldn't resist. I plonked it in front of the pram and the toddler walked.
I tried it with rice yesterday and it was fine but wasn't happy about how loud it was as it let out the steam and it spurted rice water over the lid so it doesn't win any gongs in that department. However, I made 15min soy chicken for lunch today so I was really pleased with that. In fact, I don't know how I lived without a pressure cooker for so long! I use to cringe about how it would take me 30mins at least to make a meal and now I can go from frozen to the table in about 25mins. How awesome!
I made this soy chicken using 8 drumsticks, 1/2 cup soy, 1 cup of vegetable stock and set …