Sunday, 2 November 2014

Straight from the camera. Photo's of every day life.

The smell of fresh cooked bread rolls is one of my favourite smells that comes from the kitchen.

Miss Gracie is always around when there is yard work to be done. Building a fence is always a lot more fun when she is up to her tricks. She is the cutest brick that I ever did see!

Make a wish

I have finally found a copy of Mothers & Daughters. I can't wait to read it. Reading the back cover sounded like someone has been watching my life & wrote a book about it!

One of those priceless moments when you are in the garden taking photos of flowers and a little surprise is noticed when you look back at the photos. 

Friday, 31 October 2014

Wake up early & get shit done

I am back in the treadmill. Finally! It feels so damn good to sweat it out. Getting up early to exercise before I can make excuses has been the key. No time to second guess if I want to exercise. No time to say I am too busy. I get up & get shit done!

I have been going to bed at 9:30pm. The same time the teenagers are going to bed. For some reason, it has made the whole house run a little smoothly of a night time. I set the alarm for 5:30am. That gives me time to get up, have a cup of tea, a light breakfast and watch the news. I then wake the kids up and while they are getting ready for school, I get on the treadmill. 

I pop on the headphones & crank up the music. I find that music is great for motivation. I have playlist made just for exercise. I have no idea what is happening outside of myself and that treadmill. I do intervals of fast walking, jogging & running. It just depends on what song comes on. It gets me pumped & ready for the day ahead.

By getting up early to exercise, I am making my fitness my number one priority. Then no matter what happens for the rest of the day, I know that the exercise is done. If I have time in the afternoon, then I can jump on the treadmill and do another session. That is a bonus!

It really does feel good to just get shit done!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

What I have been making. Crochet Christmas tree.

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree! Is she crazy? It's not even November & she is already singing Christmas carols! Yes, yes I am crazy. Christmas crazy! I have started making Christmas gifts already. These gorgeous little crochet granny Christmas trees are super cute! 
You can find the free pattern HERE.

I made a whole stack of these while I was chatting to friends who came over for a craft morning yesterday. They would make a great garland to hang on a window. They would also make great ornaments to give to teachers as gifts. If you have overseas pen pals like I do, they are nice and light so they don't cost a lot in postage to send.

Have you been thinking about Christmas yet?
I would love to hear about any handmade gifts you are making this year.