Sunday, July 31, 2011

Good things

He's a keeper that man of mine. Whilst I went out shopping he prepared this for lunch.
I have missed eating fresh seafood while being pregnant, amongst other things like cold feta.
This was yummy and quite filling.

This cute little face but my what a handful it is to take care of him sometimes.
At least there are smiles of appreciation.

A spot of sewing. Lincraft had 40% off so I decided to pick up a quilt cover for hubby's bed.
They only had Queen size available. Do they hide the sizes you're after when they have sales?
I picked up the Queen set for $18 and took off 15cms from each side to make it to fit a double bed. Now the dimensions are 180 x 210. Sweet!!!

I've been doing so much shopping as of late. It's a bit mental actually. Draining both mind and wallet.
I've been to Costco.. twice! One day with sis in law and the next hubby.
The afternoon session was less packed than the day session. It's quite the hype right now.
Unfortunately that is all that it is.

I know my prices. The supermarket sales are better or the same as Costco grocery items.
For eg. they sell Sorbent 2ply, 48 rolls at $21.99. You can get roughly same at Coles for Quilton 3ply ($10/ 20 rolls)

I did however, find some bargains. Levi 501 buttonfly jeans for men  for $46, Cold Power Advanced with Cuddly 9kg tub $34.95 (coupon special), Dons ham at $10/kg (you have to slice it at home), Lee Kum Kee Prem Soy Sauce 1.5ltrs $7 (or something like that), Steggles Breast Fillet $8/kg (coupon special).

You really have to know your prices otherwise you'll be paying more for some items. Their milk was a few cents cheaper as the TipTop/Sunblest bread but their fresh veg were expensive except the big plastic box of mixed lettuce.I was surprised and happy to see that many Australian owned companies supplied bulk items to them (Steggles, Lilydale, TipTop. Sunblest etc)

The disadvantages of Costco is having to be a member and if you take two guests with you the items must be paid by the member. It's a huge warehouse and you can spend a good few hours there checking out each corner and calculating prices in your head. Plus there were other trolleys to avoid and long checkout queues.

I must say it was good for us to buy in bulk and with some party occasions coming up it's worth buying their mud cake $21.99 for a massive pizza size one. The downside is having to pay membership if you're not sharing it with family and the car park can be annoying if it's busy.

Enough shopping for me for now. I am so over it......

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


This morning the clouds came over and it felt and looked really Wintery.
I decided it was a good day to bake so after my morning cuppa I measured out two batches of dough and left them to prove.

The first batch was made into pizza's and a Lebanese Za'atar bread. Yumm.
The second batch was made into Spinach, Feta and Mushroom pull-apart.
Halfway through I realised I had some of that thick yoghurt I made recently which would be superb in the mix. The pull-apart Recipe from I love that site and go there frequently.

 Still adoring his big brown eyes. He is feeding better and sleeping a bit better for me at night now as well.
A bit predictable with no earlier than me getting to bed around midnight. Wake up for first feed around 3am, sleep not long after, wake up at 4am realising the light is left on, turn it off, get comfy in bed then wake up around 6am - 7am for next feed. My circadian rhythm is use to it now so I'm not really that tired if I can sleep in til 8am with hubby at home. He goes back to work on Friday so I'll be flying solo then. (Cringe)

Recieved - some new fabric recently and haven't decided what to make from them yet.
Want - this sweet necklace by Toni. She has free shipping for a short time only.
Happy to be home right now and taking each day as it comes. Trying to get into some sort of routine and meal planning but no chance of that in the foreseeable future. Perhaps once the kids are back at preschool/daycare.

Hope you're all doing fine.