Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I have created a second blog.

I have decided to create a second blog for my health and weight loss.  I seriously need to lose 10kgs or so.  I need to improve my overall health.
In in this new blog it is entirely devoted to health...nothing else.  I need some sort of accountablity for this so I created the blog for this. 
Im still keeping this blog of course as it is my main blog...I love it here :0)  But I would love you to join me on my weight loss and healthy life style journey.
Please take a look here...


Friday, December 17, 2010

My free DIY jewellery hanger

Wow, I love this time of year. At the moment the weather couldnt be better.   It is the 17th day of summer here and we've been waking up to blue clear skies, warm summer sun and we've been swimming, playing and relaxing. About 4 o'clock evey afternoon we get a tropical storm to cool it all down, but thats ok because we then wake up to blue skies again the next day.  This is the sort of weather I remember as a child...the weather has been so messed up the last few years so its nice to have this. My poor husband still is working at the moment but he will have a week or two off from the 24th dec YAY!
Anyway, yesterday afternoon my wonderful sister and sister-in-law popped in for a swim with the kids and a glass of champers{for us~ as ya do} and then my sister offered to take my two for the night.  I have to go pick them up soon but for the moment Im enjoying just sitting here with a cup of coffee in quietness LOL.

So I thought while its nice and quite in the house I would blog about a jewlery holder i made some time back.
I used an old drawer.  My husband was throwing out an old wooden desk he had at his office so I grabbed the drawers.
Here you can see I took the handle off and painted the outside and some of the inside of the drawer...

I just used a white primer/sealer...worked a treat as it went on so, so easy and was quite easy to sand back a little on the edges for that chic look.
Next I had some pretty wrapping paper in my supply box that I cut to size, fitted and glued it to the inside of the drawer.
Next I turned the drawer upside down so the front of the drawer was on the bottom.
I then had an assortment of old drawer handles that I also had on hand that I place in a way that could hang long necklaces and smaller bracelet like items.
This was the finished result {sorry about the dodgy pic...It actually looks better now with better jewlery however I just took this pic quickly to show you the finished result}

It sits nicely in my room and i now have all my necklaces, bracelets etc where i can see them and out of the way of little 7 year old hands, LOL.
The whole thing cost me $0.00 to make.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Reno's part 2

I thought I would write about the second part of our yard makeover/reno's.  The work still isnt finished, *sigh* but it is getting there.
The actual bulding of the fence is done! and it looks great.

A couple of weeks ago we got stuck into painting the fence...yes the whole family helped...including Jojo, the puppy.LOL
We had to paint it with a white undercoat, then we painted it with a textured rendered paint.  The end result colour is a beigy, coffee coloured paint with a slight 'bump' in the texture.
Will post up some more pics later.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

HaPpY AnNiVeRsArY OUR NEST♥...already??

On the 1st of december 2009 This blog was born.  I cant believe it has already been just over a year Ive been blogging about my life and other things.  Time sure flies. *sigh*  I have to say, I have truly enjoyed this blogging thing.
I dont know if you have noticed but i now have a button for my blog, designed by yours truly...feel free to grab it for your own blog.  Its an easy click on button.  Once installed on your blog you simply click on the button and your back here...great huh?
I hope you like.
Anyways, heres to another year of blogging...


Saturday, December 11, 2010

My latest thrifty find...

I found these cute little lamps at the tender centre last weekend...Guess how much I paid for them, BOTH of them?...$6.  Yes, thats right. B.A.R.G.A.I.N!!!
As much as I love the shades, I have actually taken them off and replaced them with more natural earthy looking ones and placed the old ones on ebay...have a look HERE.
Im realy happy with the results, what do you think?

This one is in our lounge room near our t.v.
...and this one sits nicley on our cabinet in our dining room.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Summer, health and feeling good!

Ok, Ok...ive gotta get back to the gym.  Ive been going so well but this past month Ive been a bit blah!  I can always tell when I dont get there. 

I have also just recently just seen a fabulouse natropath that I only wish I met years ago.  Her name is Trina.  She is a lovely lady who is going to help me in ways I never thought. 
It was pretty interesting chatting to her.  She did the irridology thing and she was spot on.  She asked me if I have had neck and shoulder problems...I have been so, so sick with this the past few months.  One day I couldnt even get out of bed. 
She also looked at my toung.  I didnt relise but the tounge is also conected to alot...just like eyes are.  For years I have had this ugly looking 'split' down my toung and when I spoke to my G.P he pretty much just brushed it off as nothing, even though it hurts like crazy.
She told me that the split was connected to my nervouse system and it was caused from prolonged extreeme stress...ha!  Well, no wonder.  My childhood was, good {putting it simply} and parent/family stress has been ongoing...The neck/shoulder pain is also connected. 
so It was no wonder that my stress has come out through my body.  I also had bad post natal depression after the birth of my son and I never fully physically recovered from that.  I lost so much weight back then, wasnt sleeping or eating right and my body never got over that.  I have constantly got that heavy tiredness, the sort that I cant even lift my arm up some days. *ugh*  Trina feels I may still have Glandular fever {I also had this a few years ago but ignored it *sigh*}
Im hoping Trina will help me feel better...I think Im on the right track.  She did acupunture on me the day I say her and i floated out of her office.  I went home and slept for a couple of hours and slept soundly that night.  I actually woke up without a stiff neck and I had a clear head.  I almost forgot what that felt like.

Like I said, I havnt been to the gym for a month or so.  Im going to get back today.  I did my big shop yesterday so going to prepare some healthy meals to freeze for the up coming school holidays and get into fun, physical playing with my kids and little doggy.  In the holidays my husband and i often stay up late watching movies etc as we dont have to get up early the next day. We enjoy a glass or two of somthing.  This time i think we will even cut back on the alcahol {not that we drink much...but we all know I like my red wine and chocolate hahah} but the less and less the better you feel. This year I think we will reverse that.  Early to bed, early to rise.  We will get up early and get to the beach at sun up....go for walks while hubby surfs and enjoy the outdoors.  Oh, I cant wait!
Life is good...and fun!  Especially now Im getting my energy back. YAY!


Friday, December 3, 2010

this little piggy went to market...

Hi all, tomorrow is saturday...yay!  Im looking forward to it.  Im thinking I might pop down to the farmers markets and pick up some delish food for the weekend....mmmmmm, Im thinking fresh feta made from a loverly lady who owns a local farm.   Im also thinking fresh olives, shaved ham and crusty bread.
fresh picked herbs and tatsy homemade relishes.
Ummmmm, the farmers markets i go tomorrow...cant wait.