Friday, September 28, 2012

Home Organisation 101 - The Pantry

Ack, forgot the before photos!


My pantry cupboard, I am going to get a spice rack for Christmas, so it is a work in progess

Really bad photo, it is a pull out pantry, which has things like oils, pasta, rice etc. I put plastic placemats on wire shelving to make life easier for me, got the inspiration from fridge coasters :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fire Station Visit

For our playgroup, Rona and I went and visited a local police station. Rona loved it so very much, loved getting to use the hose and climb in the fire engine.

Rona and her best friend Joan

Look Mummy! I am driving a fire engine!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Rona's drawer

I have been thinking that Rona wants more independence and deciding how to give it to her.
I have now made a drawer of her dishes, cutlery, cups and straws to allow her a bit of independence in the kitchen.

She still can't reach the food or drink, but she really likes being able to get her stuff from her drawer.

Friday, September 21, 2012

What I made

I found this idea on Pinterest
And I decided that I was going to one of my own

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Yes, I admit, I still breastfeed Rona.
She is now 29 months old, and still loves her milk. She has it at night, and that is it.

I have encountered much criticism for breastfeeding so long. According to Parents in Law, I should have given up at 3-4 months old. And I have destroyed her independence by breastfeeding..... which is total garbage.

I recently found this picture from The Alpha Parent which has let me articulate to people why I am not in a hurry to wean Rona.

Saying that, there is a dearth of information on weaning older toddlers/preschoolers. If I find any good information, I am going to link it, but at the moment, there is nothing :(

Monday, September 17, 2012

Home Organisation 101 Week #2: The Garage

This week was the Garage, which I had been putting off because it is mostly Husband's stuff... but it had to get done and I am very glad that it is now finished.

The messy, messy shelves
The tool box from which we cannot find anything
Tool box organised!
All the loose screws, nails etc fixed
All Clean!!!
The tidier shelves (even cleaned the grass off the whipper snipper)
The reorganised shelves

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Feedback from the Birthday Project

I got some great feedback from what I did for the Birthday Project :)

My minister's wife rang and said how timely and encouraging the note I wrote was, I am so glad to have been a blessing.

Also, I heard back from the charity to which I sent the books, saying that they were the kind of books they were after and thanked me.

So nice to see that what I did had an impact on people

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Latest resources acquired

I recently discovered play dough activity sheets.

Rona loves her activity pages
So I thought I would post links to the best ones I have found :)
On The Road to Success Play dough mats

I printed them out and then laminated them, so they will provide hours of fun

Monday, September 10, 2012

Home organisation 101: The Kitchen


I have joined A Bowl Full of Lemons' Home Organisation 101 challenge.
In my ultimate wisdom, I forgot to take before and process photos. But I spent the week cleaning out the kitchen.
I culled unnecessary items, reorganised the kitchen and cleaned like crazy.

It feels so much better, and I can't wait for week 2!

All clean!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

An adventure

Recently we went to the Powerhouse Museum to see the Wiggles Exhibit

The door talks, Rona was initially scared of it, but then got intrigued, and hasn't stopped talking of it since

Life vests on for the S.S. Feathersword
Piloting the ship

Intrigued by Henry the Octopus

Writing a postcard to Wags the Dog

Murray's sittable guitar

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What happens at home...

Rona is being a snail

Rona is getting very good at painting Mummy's nails

Leave a 2 year old for a minute, and drawers become climbing apparatus

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My birthday project

I found this blog post and this website

So I decided to participate, for my 29th birthday :) I have worked on it for a week, what a celebration!

Here is the list of what I did
*Made the time to make some doll nappies for Rona
*Helped Rebecca with things around the house, as she is 7 months pregnant
*Took dinner to a church family who is struggling
*Took some food to a charity
*Took a cake to my old workplace
*Sent a voucher to another church family.
*Sent a letter to a friend who is having family issues
*Send an encouraging letter to a friend who has a child with health issues
*Sent 8 new books to a charity who works with teens
*Donated some old linens to a charity shop
*Donated a formal dress to a charity (it is formal [prom] time coming up)
*Put stamps on a letter box with a note that people should use them
*Wrote to the police, firemen, ambulance officers and army.
*Helped a church family with their laundry
* Made a donation of items to the church garage sale
*Called Mother In Law to check up
*Wrote a card to Husband to thank him for all he does
*Wrote an encouraging card to my minister's wife

*Donated to Embrace (a worthy cause, have a look)
*Wrote an extra letter to my sponsor child, Axel
* Wrote a card to my Nana, with a picture drawn by Rona
* Was extra nice to my little girl neighbour who can be annoying and I don't always have extra time for
*Commented on more blogs than I usually do
*Put cards on random cards to encourage people
*Returned trolleys back to the trolley return
*Started writing in a family history book for Mum
*Made extra time for Rona

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fathers Day

Happy Father's day to Husband, he is the best Dad, and Rona adores him :)

I really must get a better photo of them together....