Friday, 31 May 2013
If you haven't seen it "OCC" is a simple idea of sending someone obsessed with cleaning to help someone obsessed with hoarding. Two of my favourite things in one show!
I like watching an episode and then jumping up to clean something, nothing like some inspiration to get yourself moving. Does it work for you to? Do you watch it as well? Drop me a comment and let me know what you think?
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Sunday, 26 May 2013
Frugal Sunday Picnic
We packed our lunch of "leftovers" from the fridge and I boiled a few eggs to take with us. We also hooked out the end of our current loaf of bread to share with the ducks. And finally we packed a storybook to read together after our picnic.
We were really brave and knocked on the little door to see if anyone was in but alas they must have popped out somewhere.
We then had a lovely walk through the woods looking for real bears. We didn't find any sadly but we did hear one! (they sound just like hedge strimmers oddly enough).
We also found some huge mushrooms/toadstools growing on a tree.
Sometimes the best things in life really are the free things huh?
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Friday, 24 May 2013
Such a pile of free things came my way today I just had to snap them.
First I popped into the free bookshop to drop off some books and succumbed to temptation. A new book for DD and two NG's for me to read and craft with.
Next I checked 02 moments and picked up chocolates, pens and a book in WHSMITH and a puncture repair kit from Halfords. OH also nabbed these with his phone.
On the net I found a free printable lapbook and finally when I got home there was the new CK catalogue waiting for me.
How lucky am I today?
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I really enjoyed making this craft and watching DD play with it. This morning she wanted to take it to preschool with her which made me feel rather proud of myself.
I am already working on a second lapbook to go with the book "We're going a bear hunt" so watch this space.
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Thursday, 23 May 2013
Austrian Orange Cake & Recipe
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
More little somethings...
Above is a BNWT Adidas hoody for me, perfect for tucking away for cooler weather, 2 little cardigans for DD. They will be perfect for pre school now its getting a bit to warm for her usual thick jumpers and jackets. Everything comes home filthy from pre school which means she has a great time while there but I need lots of supplies to get her clothed lol.
Summer of Colour. So watch this space.
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Monday, 20 May 2013
Car Boot Goodies.
4x Charlie and Lola books - £1 Peppa Pig Book - 20p
Perfect for adding to DD's little library of books. We are building up quite a good collection of C&L now.
2x Jodi Picoult books - 10p each 2x Tea towels - 25p each
More books for bath time, these two are a little big for dragging around on holiday but I'm challenging myself to finish them before we go. I find that Picoults books are quick easy reads so I tend to zoom through them at a rate of knots.
The tea towels are a great find as many of mine are pretty stained. These two have replaced the two that were in the worst condition. I cut them down into cleaning cloths and have chucked my most tatty cleaning cloths.
4x That's not my.... - £1
I love these books and always keep my eyes peeled for them when out and about. DD is finding them a bit babyish and boring but Baby D should start getting into them soon. If you have tiny people in your family and haven't seen these yet I really recommend checking them out.
Spiderman hat - 50p Tiger toy - £1 George Pig - 20p
The hat is for our holiday as DD has outgrown her old ones and passed them onto Baby D.
The little toys were to keep them both occupied as we walked around the stalls and also afterwards when we had a lovely pub lunch with Uncle Derick.
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P.S I've just noticed I have hit 40,000 views on my blog :) Wow, I didn't realize I was so fascinating!
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Last weeks happenings...
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Thursday, 9 May 2013
Thrifty Thursday Shopping
I did however hunt through a few children's clothes bins as I am collecting little bits together for our holiday by the sea next month. The two tops for DD above were just 50p each and looked and felt brand new.
The tin plaque will join my hallway display of saucy postcards. I am hoping to add to my hallway collection while we are away for the week.
The story time book is to take away with us in DD's backpack. The Recyclopedia is quite fun but not what I was expecting when I picked it up. It is mostly about making games and toys from rubbish. I have picked up a few ideas from it I would like to try though.
The Maracame book caught my eye because I need a new belt and when I flicked through it in the shop I noticed it had a nice belt pattern in it. So watch this space for a new craft experiment soon.
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Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Goody Bag from Nanny.
Baby D was given 2 dresses, 3 tops and a cute little pink swimsuit.
OH was given a pair of men's sandals which will be perfect for our up coming holiday and DD has a pair of stripey beach shoes to.
How lucky are we all?
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Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Baking with DD; Peanut Butter treats
Add to a microwavable bowl -
2 large tablespoons of Butter
2 large tablespoons of Peanut Butter
Handful of Marshmallows (we can add more later if needed so guesstimate)
Step Three; Bung it in the Microwave for a 10 second blast and stir like a demon. Repeat this step until your mixture is gooey, sticky and all melted together nicely. If it isn't sticky add in some more marshmallows, ideally it should be tough to stir with a spoon. Stir in your cereal until it is evenly coated and sticking together.
It should set pretty fast, though you may want to pop it in the fridge for 10 minutes on a sunny day.
I also suggest eating it as fast as possible and getting into a huge sticky mess, but that's just me.
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Monday, 6 May 2013
Today I have.....
... Making a sweet little notebook using the cassette from yesterday and some scrap paper. I have saved the tape inside for another little idea I've had meaning that nothing bar chips of plastic will be wasted. I'm feeling very green.
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Sunday, 5 May 2013
Flower designs book - 20p Peppa Pig cloth book
50p Beautiful South tape - 10p Tigger toy - 50p
Afternoon Everyone. The weather here has been glorious the past few days so we were tempted to do a Boot Sale today as sellers. It was quite a profitable morning, we made more than we thought we would. I also really enjoyed all four of us being together. We kept ourselves amused by playing silly games and wandering around the other stall countless times. I'm really impressed that we bought so little, usually a car boot is just to much temptation for me.
I am so pleased I found someone selling cassette tapes finally! Want to know why?
I'm just waiting for my new Cath Kidston cataloge to arrive so I can make a new cover for it. Just need to find something to do with the cassette now. Any ideas??
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Thursday, 2 May 2013
First I picked up the newest issue of Gardener's World for the 2for1 card. There are several local attractions I can use the offer with, one of them being a local farm DD loves. By using this card and chatting up a friend to go with me I can split the cost of a £7 entry ticket. Who can argue with a day out for £3.50. Even better the card lasts a whole year!
The top is a beautiful shade of blue, and hand knitted. I've popped it in the wash and will try it on tomorrow evening. I've a feeling it will be a bit on the small side but I love love love that wool. If I can't wear it in this guise I will soon turn it into something I can! For a measly 50p who could argue.
I didn't notice the label until I got back home and laid it out for the photo! Some of you might remember the other John Lewis scarf I picked up a while back here. Someone one would appear to be donating them regularly so I will make sure I keep my eyes open for any others.
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