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Slow Saturdays

On Saturdays I really wish I had a cleaner. I have lots to do and with children to attend to it can be difficult. It seems that there is no use to mopping because the floors only stay clean for a short while and I somehow have a never-ending basket of laundry and not Tim Tams :( But I have a bit of peace now that the youngest is going to sleep and there's some freshly micro-waved rice which will turn into lunch very soon.
Onto more exciting news though we have picked out three winners for the book give-away. Thankyou to all who commented or just popped in for a read. The winners are Karen, nessie and Lil. So please send me your addresses so I can get Scholastic to send your book!!! Congratulations!
I'm thinking of sewing today but can't decide which project. I just downloaded the Sorbetto top and perhaps I could have a crack at that but most of what's in my stash is quilting and not apparel so there goes that idea. Note to self: I should buy more apparel type of fabri…

Good Night, Sleep Tight - Review and Giveaway

After my first baby was born I did all the activities you did with your first child including reading to her. Once she could sit up it was wonderful to have her in my lap as I read her books. It was fascinating to watch her wide-eyed and point to the pictures or words. To this day I am very sure that reading to her at a young age attributed to her advanced reading skills. We have a vast collection of our favourite books and I have to say that I love reading books by local authors such as Mem Fox.
I was fortunate enough that Scholastic have sent me a copy of her book Good Night, Sleep Tight to review.Good Night, Sleep Tightwas inspired by research suggesting that children who have learnt six nursery rhymes by age four will usually be in the top reading group by eight. The book revives seven classic nursery rhymes for new generations and highlights the importance of parents reading aloud to their children. She had written it many years ago but she has now revised it to include two child…

Two for me

This is what happens, I get e-mails from on-line shops about their current sales and I have a bit of a browse and then I delete the e-mails. Sometimes there are quite good sales worth going to the shops and picking out an item or two. Target happened to be one of them as it's 40% off all dresses this weekend!!! I normally try on dresses when they have 20% off but I don't buy them. Call me stingy or whatever but I really only buy a dress when I feel it's worth it. That being said, I don't have many nice dresses in my wardrobe so I set about changing that this morning.

So with all the kids dressed I drove down to the shopping centre just after 9am to beat the crowds. I picked out about 5 dresses to try on and headed off into the change room. I had to let them all in with me in the change room and leave the pram outside. The 18mth old decided it was not for him and cried the ENTIRE time I was trying on dresses. The eldest, my 6yr old daughter was singing and my almost 5…

Small gifts

It's that time of year again. I was going to buy myself a new diary from Target but they trashed the stationary area so I went to Typo instead. Lucky for me (and you) they are having 50% off diaries and calendars so I grabbed this pretty week to view diary for just $5.

 There were heaps of other choices but Little Miss said this one had more pink so it was the obvious choice. I tended to agree with her. I love how it has a monthly view at the beginning of each month so you can keep track of what's coming. I know people like to use their mobile phones or other devices but I like this method. That way, if my phone dies I still have a record of my appointments and I can scribble notes.

(Not-so) Little Miss got another award this term. They entered some Paint my Christmas Card competition for the local government and she got a commendation award. She makes me so proud. That being said, we don't need awards to make us feel proud about who we are but it's the things we do …