Friday, November 28, 2014

Gift of Books - Giveaway

Hello everyone. I am absolutely blessed to be sent books by Scholastic to review and isn't it just the best thing ever to be able to give some away! Sharing is, of course, caring. Scholastic have released some really beautiful Christmas books this year. Some are more traditional than others so everyone gets a lovely chance to pick a favourite.

Here are my kids with the books that come with a cd. They really enjoy the music and being able to sing along with the story. I recommend if you can get a hold of one with a cd it is well worth it. They just keep playing the cd and even with the instrumental music they can read it themselves. Jay Laga'aia does a wonderful job singing the story in a way that keeps the kids involved.

I'm going to give away these two books. The one above is "One Night" by Penny Matthews and Illustrated by Stephen Michael King. It tells the story of the birth of baby Jesus through the way of the animals. It's very sweet and very easy for your young schooler to read aloud.

This one called "There was an old bloke who swallowed a present" by P.Crumble and Illustrated by Louis Shea is about a bloke who swallows different types of presents. Good fun for the kids and big and bright pictures. I like these ones to teach the kids to name all the pictures on the pages.

Here is their aunty who is very much into her books so much so that her whole bedroom is like a big library. Michael is reading to her and Elijah is waiting his turn and posing.

So, here's the nitty gritty. Just leave a comment telling me what you are giving to kids this Christmas ( I need good ideas) and it's open to everyone. I'll pick out two winners next Tuesday 2nd Dec. so I can send them out on Wednesday.

Thanks everyone, Hope you have a great week!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

That time of the year

Elastic Skirts from Make It and Love It!
It's that time of the year. The weather is definately warming up. We have been getting strange weather though. One day hot, the next cold and rainy. Last week it reached a fiery 41 degrees (105.8 F) so we went to the pools most of the day. That was the day I found out my washing machine had a hole in it and leaked all the water out. Not fun. I was about to kill someone that morning.


Thankfully, it turns out a day at the pools works wonders and I ended up getting a new one on Saturday. I really like it. It has a clear lid so the littlest boy can see the laundry slushing around. Yay for that. I even set a delay wash for this morning so I only had to hang out the washing this morning before heading out to work. Double winner! I likes to be a bit more organised. Feels so so good.

Oh, the picture above I stole from Make it and Love it! It's for elastic skirts. The eldest has a school concert and needs a red skirt so I am thinking of making a red circle skirt for her as I couldn't find any cheap red skirts at the shops. Wish me luck! 

Tell me, what are you crafting up this Christmas?