Saturday, December 14, 2013

O CHristmas tree.......

The decorations are all up and it is looking
a lot like Christmas.
Below is the family room, I have used little potted
trees for added greenery this year.

Below is the same room at night with the lights all on...
I don't need any other lights on at all !
For the table centre piece we have a basket of candles and 2 topiary trees.
Cassie has been decorating jars with candles in them and selling lots at our local
community nights.
They look lovely in this black French shopping basket.
Below a corner in the Family room.
My advent Christmas tree and a old frame with Christmas
cards in it, another potted tree and of course the Christmas cushions are out.
Stars and some balls and birds under a
glass dome.

Even my hutch has had the Chrissy treatment.

A few more bubbles around.... and my good dinner set
even looks Christmassy.

I hope enjoyed my Christmas tour...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Life is good..............

I have been having the best time the last 5 weeks.
I have been going to Jamie's  Ministry of Food at the mobile kitchen. You can have a look at this link.
When I sold the business cooking classes was on my list to do ...So when the mobile kitchen came to town my friend Helen and I went. What a lovely bunch of ladies we were cooking with we had such a good time and learnt some great tips.

Last week end I did a permaculture course....this was so interesting and I have learnt so much.
Most of what I learnt I am already putting into practice so I really just need to work and fine tune what I am doing here at home.

 I have spending a lot of time in my green house  planting up seedlings and taking cuttings. It is so nice and cool in there so it's a good spot to be on these warm days.

I have also been sewing again now I have a room to sew in...Making Christmas dresses for Grace and Abby and shorts and singlets for Harrison and Mason.
Above is Harrison in his out fit all ready for the local Christmas Carols...
below is the dresses I made the girls.

I have enjoyed these last 2 months so much, finding myself again. I have learnt to slow down a bit, which isn't easy when life has been so hectic. I've been helping out at Williams school with him and he loves me being there... Tomorrow is his last day of school and then he is finished for the year. The last five years have been so full on that he has missed out on so much time with me and now he has only one year left of primary school.
We will get plenty of time now though with the summer holidays we are both looking forward to them.
I am enjoying all the Christmas blogs there are some amazing decorators out there.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Getting there...nowhere fast.

Well at least that's how it feels some days...
But I have been busy getting the kitchen cupboards in...
All right not me really
More like Bruce, Robbie, Damo and Loris. I was actually busy in my sewing room,
but I did offer encouragement...hahaha
All the wall units are now in and we are just waiting for the bench top to arrive.
Photo reveal when it is all in...
Today I have been busy putting the last of the Christmas decorations up.
I have my Angels on the shelf in the kitchen, and a potted tree I got last Christmas on the other side with lights....
The Christmas tree is up
and the dinning room table is looking festive.
When I go to town next I am going to get a lot more greenery to put around.
Still a few rooms to do and then I will give you a tour.

When I put my photos from the camera onto the computer I found lots of photos of Grace and Abby that Jessica must have taken when she was here.
I thought I would share there happy faces with you.

Have a great week...