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Coupons and discounts

Howdy peeps. It's true. I like to use coupons. It's not a huge thing here in Australia. I think we've only just started to see coupons popping up here and there and they can be quite worthwhile. Spotlight sent out a recent 40% off one full priced item until 24th February. It's sooo worth it if you have a project in mind or there is something you need at this greatly discounted percentage. I bought these sharp scissors and got $10 off the marked price. Say with me : "Aaaawessooome".
They also had the get 30% off when you buy the rest of the bolt so I did exactly that with this quilting cotton called Rose Frost. I'm sure my girls would love a dress and there was about 3.5metres of this pretty fabric. It could even be turned into a pair of lovely curtains I suppose.
I felt mother guilt and so I had to come home with these tiny elephants. They were on sale too at just under $10 a metre so hoping to come up with a good sewing project for the boys. I find it d…

End of summer

This season we had quite a few pomegranates fruiting from our tree in the backyard. What I love about our tree is that it is minimal fuss so I can't really kill it through lack of love/maintenance. I did, however, pick a few nice looking fruit and placed them on the table. I was a bit afraid of picking them as I saw some spiderwebs. But can you see my little surprise hiding in there???

I ended up buying a new iron this year as my last Philips one was a bit scorched and started to smell a bit (the steam smelt). I made the huge mistake of buying one on-line during Christmas but it wasn't from a reputable dealer and they haven't sent it to me! Arghhh. I checked later only to find out that they were prosecuted by Fair Trading for not complying with their consumer laws. So lesson learned, make sure you buy from a company that has good reviews! Caveat Emptor! I should have known it was too good to be true.

Regardless, I will try to shake off that mistake whilst I actually am a …