Thursday, May 19, 2011

Polly Dolly (Pleats)

Was not happy missing putting in my Polly last week, I had it saved but not posted, so this week I have this week and last to post.

Pleats was interesting to shop for as I rarely look at pleats or even take much notice how much of it there is in shops. I found myself gazing in shop windows in town after I put together my polly...there is quite a bit for this season with pleats..and all the crochet and woolly scarves are definitely in as well...and the denim never goes out.
I like my choices this week, hope you all do too.

Pleated pants-$285- Lacey top-$88-Jacket-$280-Scarf-$120-Brim beanie- $25-Shoes-$559(I know whoe)Sunnys-$59.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happiness challenge re: seven cherubs

Thanks to Naomi for the chance to just reflect that there is always happiness every day. Sometime lots but most times small but meaningful. Just need to stop and remember the day spent and what made you happy. To everyone that took the time to share your happiness, it has been just great and amazed me how  many different ways and simple things that make us all happy..cheers everyone..

Now I need to go get my Polly Dolly done that I missed on Thursday over at 

APRIL 10th - My son Zac made a chocolate fudge cake, I had a huge helpings with my cuppa tea,
because I try not to indulge in such things, this made me very happy (must try not let the scales ruin this little bit of happiness)

APRIL 11th - Actually had to leave the house today to find a little before the day was out, so I went down road to a dear friends to see all her Bali photos, we thought we would save our pennys  for next 4 yrs and she would go again with me and hubby *smiling*, happiness right there.

APRIL 12th - Today my little piece of happiness came late in day, having a slight headache from lack of sleep, I snuck off after I got kids from school and had 20 minute Nannie nap.

APRIL 13th - Happiness started when I woke this morning, YAY..was it because Hubby's RDO and I didn't have to get dressed and do the school morning, I got to finish the book I was reading for last 3 days with my cuppa tea while hubby did a early morning load of wash..anyways HAPPY today.

APRIL 14th - Is it sad that polly dolly made me so happy today? shopped for 3 hrs.Is it a good thing that it took up that much of my day? meh, yep. I will take happiness when ever and for as long as it lasts.

APRIL 15th - Happiness comes today when school is out for a week and a bit, no lunches,uniforms,morning drills and a little sleep-in.

APRIL 16th - First taste of a Easter egg, when will chocolate not make anyone happy.

APRIL 17th - Full day of playing sims3..lots of happiness when my sim achieved lots of her goals. All the kids who played sims today got far in the game, awesomeness.

APRIL 18th -  Took kids to shop to get supplies for our Easter crafts to take with us to Townsville.

APRIL 19th -Took turns playing Sims, was happy when it was my turn!

APRIL 20th -Last night here before we leave for Easter weekend.Just happy to be going away for few days.

 APRIL 21st-  With my Kirsty and Son-inlaw for few days and made Easter cupcakes that I have been waiting to do for a month.

 APRIL 22nd- Made Easter craft with my kids

 APRIL 23rd-  spoke to my son Sam for a while on Facebook..He is amazing

APRIL 24th-  My daughter apologized to me for being very bad and ruining my easter eve and day.

APRIL 25th- Left Townsville to come home. *home sweet home*

APRIL 26th - Woke up in my own bed and had morning cuppa tea with a good friend.

APRIL 27th - Home alone. happy to have quiet day to myself.

APRIL 28th - Making a start on my atc cards.

APRIL 29th - Huge piece of crispy skin salmon and salad for lunch..Yummm.

APRIL 30th - Saturday afternoon nap..slept for 3 hrs

MAY 1st- Watched  2 chickflicks.

MAY 2nd - Last episode of biggest loser, was happy for all the contestants.

MAY 3rd - Kids all came home from school in good moods..and M'chef on tonight.

MAY 4th - Went shopping to get hubby/dad his gifts for his b'day tomorrow.

MAY 5h - cooked cookies & apple crumble for hubby tonight..yumm, thinks its been a year since we had apple crumble.

MAY 7th - did some craft and got a visit from friend for a cuppa.

MAY 8th- Mothers Day..what mother wouldn't be happy with all the spoiling..thankyou kiddies : )

MAY 9th - Hubby RDO..chilly morning and a sleep in on Monday morning..happy bliss.

MAY 10th- Went to visit 82 year old in hospital after she suffered a stroke..was very happy to see her walking about and looking forward to going home...Happy 2 hrs making her happy.



Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mothers Day

Wants a gift? Not really, well not like the million niknaks I have scattered everywhere. I'm over these little bits that have dust surrounding them. Clothes, nope! have too many that my fat ass can not fit into and damned if I'm going to get more  at this size..hmmm brings me to a gift I'd like. I suppose lipo suction is out?  I'm guessing a voucher to sizzler or hogbreath is on tho..They all know I love to eat!

What about a boob lift...God knows I need that after breast feeding the 8  little rugrats for first 12 months or more of their life. If not, how about another bra with the best wire one can buy to hopefully hold them above my bellybutton for another year.
what the? only flesh to be removed here!
What I treasure most, are those special crafty things they do at school the week before.
And the hot cuppa tea in bed with toast  or pancakes with butter just in the middle.
A lazy day watching chickficks and doing nothing at all. (which is always still there Monday for me to do *sigh*)
But what ever I get, I'm not that fussy, Just to be loved and appreciated for what I do or have done is gift enough.
below is a couple treasured mothers day gifts  that are not in a box or cupboard somewhere.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Buying cigarettes!!!! How Embarassing!!!

Today I thought I had worked up enough courage to approach the cigarette counter to buy  a packet..LMAO , I was thinking its ok, I could just say they are for a friend or I could just tell her that  I'm using them on a craft project, but I know  they would be thinking yeah right! you disgusting lady. I looked around like a naughty school kid, saw a mum that kids attend same school as mine and other lady behind counter was an acquaintance through another friend.. The assistant asked me if I was right, I just couldn't ask for the cigaretts so ask for phone credit instead..Drove to a friends for coffee and told her that I really need 12 cigarettes for my next atc card, she said she would get them for me. Later in the day I had to go to BWS to get my hubby something for his birthday...ok, foodstore next door, I will try for the cigarettes again if the shop was not full of customers..I had my 14 yr old  son with me this time..and after asking her for the cheapest and packet that had the least in it... Then because I wanted a certain look, I had to ask her if this brand had the brownish tip on the end, by this time she was smiling and looked like she wanted to laugh. I just had to tell we were not going to smoke them and wanted them for a craft project..she said "ah right"  bloody hell, I knew that saying that would not be  I walked out feeling like a damn smoker..I threw them in my sons hand and told him to hide these in your pocket as we had to go to butcher shop.*** below is atc I'm making with the dirty cigs****

Polly Dolly (Graphic T)

Graphic t/shirt

Polly dolly this week I wanted to stay casual and since our weather has cooled but not cold..its a good chance to wear those little knitted or light jackets.
Loved this t'shirt with the tiniest splash of burnt orange inspired me to hit the shops to find the perfect scarf or light coat..because I had a hard time deciding after I found 2 I liked, I splashed out and got both.and now can wear whichever grabs my fancy that day. when I found this cutesy little hat it was time to bring in the shoes....hmmmmmm so dreamy and now so ready to meet a couple of special friends for an awesome top of the range coffee....Meet ya there!!!