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A Christmas Gift for my Children.

This year I was adamant that I was not going to buy any more toys for my kids for Christmas. They will get toys from their aunts and uncles anyway so I didn't see a point in wasting money on something that they won't appreciate. I have always wanted to get them something that would be really meaningful to them. We always tell them how lucky they are to live in a country like Australia. They don't understand but I think their gift this year will open their minds and hearts. This year we sponsored a child!
I was walking in the shopping mall and was approached by a lady who worked for Child Fund Australia. I remember feeling a bit strange as I dislike being confronted by sales people but I knew I had to listen and I knew I couldn't say No. I knew what she was going to say as she held up the water bottle filled with dirty muddy water. I knew there were children who were dying from something as simple as not having drinking water and access to basic health care. In the bac…

Hunting the Alternative and giveaway links.

As I mentioned before, I've been making changes in my diet. I'm trying (emphasising on trying) very hard to eat non-processed foods so breakfast last week consisted of scrambled eggs, fresh tomato and steamed broccoli.
Other times it may be poached eggs with steamed asparagus but it's not always eggs. I find it filling and delicious and light. It doesn't leave me feeling bloated and I know it's really clean food that isn't full of artificial additives.

Speaking of clean foods check-out this lovely new blog :Hunting the Alternative. It's a site dedicated to helping mothers out there who are looking for healthier, natural food alternatives. You may have a baby that has an allergy to a certain type of food or ingredient and this is a great way to order through a local co-op. Right now they are having a Easi-Yo yoghurt maker giveaway so pop on over and have a browse.

  To prove that I am still a 'normal' human mother I made scones this morning. I had …

Two different books

I love Martha Stewart. Who doesn't? She makes things look fabulous and easy. My sister let me borrow this book she bought from Lincraft. The sales lady let her buy it for $20. Isn't that ridiculously good? So I've been wide-eyed at all the projects and really wanting to carve out some time for a bit of sewing but with four kids we'll see how that goes.
This is the Girls dress from Man's Shirt project from Martha's book. I know we all don't have a lovely light chambray shirt at home but I'll have to see what I can dig out of hubby's closet. He wears casual stuff to work so he has a few shirts I can snip into. It looks really easy and cute. How cool would it be in my size??? Oooooh.

 This is a stack of pillows from her book. They look great and while I don't need pillows I still need cushions but at the rate my kids go with chucking them on the floor I am apprehensive about spending the effort on this.




 Don't hate me cos I'm dieting. I w…