Thursday, April 24, 2014

THIS WEEK IN MY KITCHEN

Capturing my love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen. A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home. 

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Joining Heather at Beauty That Moves

  • Chicken Yiros

  • Fresh warm bread
  • Salve jars drying


  • Essential Oils

  • Healing salve

  • Chest rub


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

EASTER

This year Easter fell in the middle of our school holidays and just before the holidays Dan asked if he could move out into the caravan (formally known as my studio).  This was a big ask as my studio was pretty full of arty supplies and other stuff we couldn't fit in our home.

Of course I agreed (how can I ever say no) as now Dan is 17 and looking to have his own space and to be able to come and go more freely as next week he gets his P's!  He passed his test and now just has to wait for his one year to be up on his L's.  Anyway back to the task at hand, shifting everything out of my studio took way longer than anticipated and of course now have to de-stash big time.  We managed to get Dan settled in there on Good Friday however, the huge mess in my sewing room is still very slowly being sorted.  I tackled our big laundry cupboard yesterday throwing out heaps of stuff to make room for the big containers of crafty stuff but there still is not the room to keep it all.

Yesterday I got ruthless and started posting stuff on fb, some has sold but there's still heaps to go.  I am selling most of my mixed media stuff and I can't believe I've only just bought more Dylusions and other stuff and it's all going.  I need to limit the crafts I do and I firmly believe the crafts I enjoy the most and do the most often are quilting, Project Life scrapbooking and crochet.

So how about a before and after of my studio?


Dan's new room


and of course this boy is pretty happy to finally have his own space too and my recliner from the studio.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TULIPS AND RAINBOWS ON ETSY

Well it's about time I got off my bum and re-opened my Etsy store finally I have added some quilty listings with so much more to come over the next week or so.
I'll keep you updated........

THIS WEEK IN MY KITCHEN

Capturing my love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen. A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home. 

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Joining Heather at Beauty That Moves







: morning ritual
: apples from our trees
: nourishing warm meals
: last of the tomatoes drying
: apples ready for drying
: vegetable soup and a grainy roll, perfect for these chilly nights

Monday, April 14, 2014

PROJECT LIFE

Lachie's cricket album is coming along but now I've switched to his footy album in an attempt to keep up this year.  I really must get onto Dan's albums too, oh and lets not forget Sophie's dance album, sigh.........  At least I'm keeping up with my weekly PL, that's a plus.

Lachie - Football.


Sophie - Dance





Lachie - Cricket



Friday, April 11, 2014

THIS WEEK IN MY KITCHEN

Capturing my love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen.
A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home. 
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joining Heather at Beauty That Moves









- combined seeds for crackers
- fresh out of the oven
- lunch time, some mashed avocado is all that is needed
- chopping and serving boards
- taken from my garden this morning
- Sophie making scones.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CHIA PUDDING

I'm all for chia seeds, in fact I stir those little seeds into smoothies, casseroles and anywhere else I can think of.  One thing I'd been meaning to try is chia puddings (pudding probably isn't the best word as I eat them for breakfast) so I bought one of those little chia pots from the supermarket after checking for additives and added sugars and promptly decided that I would be making my own from now on.  The chia pots were okay (just okay) and at $3.75 a pop there was no way I was buying any more.


CHIA PUDDING IN A JAR (makes 2 jars)
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons chia
1/2 tablespoon rice malt syrup
vanilla extract to taste

Divide all ingredients into two small mason jars, lid on and shake.
Place in fridge overnight for chia seeds to swell.
Enjoy.

Believe me these little jars will fill you right up until lunch and they are delicious!  You can add fruit on top if you like but at the moment I am off fructose for a few weeks so I eat mine as is.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

THIS WEEK IN MY KITCHEN


Heather over @ Beauty That Moves has started this blog hop.  I'm joining in, what a lovely idea.
Capturing my love of whole foods, combined with the activity of a bustling kitchen.
A weekly collection of photos from the center of my home. 
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PHOTO DUMP.....


One day I will make up my mind and stick to a plan, but for now I've gone back to doing Project Life weekly as I've found I just wasn't doing any scrapbooking at all and the structure seems to suit me a lot better.  So over the last week I've been quietly catching up, thank goodness I decided to do this now and not in July or something crazy like that.

week 4

week 5

week 6

week 7 - left page

week 7 - right page

week 8

week 9

week 9 - flip card close up

week 10 - left page

week 10 - right page
 
I'm nearly caught up as I work backwards through the year.

thanks for looking :)