Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just a Minute - November

I have often thought when I spot a good 'summary' type post on a blog, what a great idea it is and that I must try it, but it took this post by Mel of Wildflower to inspire me to try this out. Once a month quick summary of events.   I'm hoping to continue this, why don't you join in?! For now here is my first "Just a Minute"

Reading... A Life on Gorge River by Robert Long. I actually bought this for my dad for Christmas, but made the mistake of reading the first page and now can't put it down!

 Watching... Jo Frost Extreme Parental Guidance. It's probably not right, but you have to admit, seeing kids that make your own seem like little angels is in some smug way quite satisfying! I'm always either in total agreement with her ideas for the family or talking to the TV, telling them what I think they ought to do! Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. Love his passion & enthusiasm for teaching kids to make good food choices by getting his menus into schools.

 Loving... Summer! Long warm days, blue sky, open doors and windows with a breeze gently drifting through the house, walks on the beach, swimming in the sea..everything just seems so much calmer, happier and, well, just better now it's summer! I'ts almost enough to make me question why we are leaving summer soon to head to 2 months of winter...almost, but not quite!

 Craving... Strawberries, fruit smoothies, fresh fruit salad ...excuse me I have to go..!

 Learning... NCEA History Science Maths and Chemistry facts as my son revises for exams. It's scary how much I have forgotten/never learnt!
New things in Photoshop thanks to this book by Scott Kelby that I have dug out again.

 Planning... Our trip to UK in 11 days! I had forgotten how much organising/planning/sorting there is to do getting ready for 2 months away from home, and 2 months of other people living in my house! Deciding how far to go on what to leave at friends houses (the computers for a start!) what to pack away in boxes and what to leave out for the family that will be calling our house home. Planning time with special friends and family in UK, Christmas gifts to take with us, places to go, things to do, people to see, how to turn my suitcase into a tardis...

If you’d like to do this on your own blog please leave the link in the comments I'd love to see! :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Felt Faves!

I finally updated my Felt Faves today, and seeing as panic seems to be setting in at our house as we try to get organised ready to take off in 3 weeks time, I decided to search for "Christmas" .
As usual there were far too many beautiful items to include all my picks, but here are 8 of them to help you start organizing your Christmas!
A beautiful needle felted Nativity Scene by softearthart to display, personalized Xmas mini stockings by Topography - Little Custom Shirts to hang from the fireplace, cute little felted robin decoration by jinglebugs to hang on the tree, Christmas Card Keeper by Lillypad to organise all those cards in style, a Beautiful heirloom solid timber Christmas Tree by living design, a funky mens BBQ Apron from She-wears shweshwe to give (and drop sublte hints that you want a break from the cooking!) gorgeous Christmas Card with 6 large heart magnet by Tinch Design Studio to send to someone overseas,and a clever little eye-spy bag from Kraftyas to give the preschooler in your life!

Click on any item to get a closer look, and do some shopping from your sofa!