Ever since I first tried CADA I have been obsessed by it. When my Mum gave me my food processor it was one of the first things I made.
Lately I have been obsessed by Coyo. Coyo is the most beautiful, creamy coconut yoghurt. If you love coconut, like me, then you really should indulge in some. It is quite expensive so it is definitely something I classify as an indulgence. Since I do not have a money tree, I have challenged myself to make the perfect, homemade alternative.
My first attempt was a massive fail. My second attempt (as pictured above) was just lovely. It really complemented my CADA. I look forward to tweaking it a little more because it isn’t far off. 🙂
I can’t believe that I have been knitting for a year today!
Thanks to Meg for inspiring, enabling, encouraging me to give it a go. Without your kindness, generosity and patience it would not have been possible.
Thanks to Marty for understanding my need to have a hobby, encouraging me every step of the way, putting up with me playing youtube clips over and over again and for not getting openly frustrated with my special kind of crazy.
Thank you to everyone for your words of encouragement along the way.
As crazy and ‘old Nanna’ as it sounds I certainly enjoy my hobby. This is what my year of knitting looks like.
We love getting our vegetables and free range eggs delivered. Not only do we get to support a local business (Village Vegies) we can trust that our produce is fresh and mostly sourced from either local farmers and Australian farmers (sometimes, but not often, from NZ too).
For $35 we get pretty much all the fresh fruit and veg that we need in a week.
Thursday is our delivery day which makes it our favourite week day. I never grow tired of seeing the excitement on our boys faces. They love helping me unpack the box, telling me what each item is called and learning the names of what they haven’t seen before.
Each delivery is a new challenge. I base my meal plan around the contents of the box. It encourages us to eat more fresh fruit and Vegies. The most amazing benefit is our children have started eating more vegetables. Previously they were really fussy and refused to eat quite a few vegetables but now that they are learning more about the food they eat they are more willing to try everything.
In today’s delivery we got a wonderful bunch of celery. It is now chopped up in snack sized pieces just waiting to be crunched and munched on.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to a PartyLite candle party at my friends place. It was such a tempting party to attend full of lovely women and indulgent food. There were so many beautiful candles and accessories. I stayed strong and only ordered 2 melt packs. 🙂 I can’t wait for them to arrive. I was even lucky enough to win the lucky door prize! It is a pity I left early so didn’t get to bring my prize home.
I haven’t been using my candles lately so today when I woke I looked through my stash and chose one that a gorgeous friend of mine gave me. It is currently filling my house with its beautiful scent.
While I knit some more of my beautiful hoodie.
I hope where ever you are today something lovely brightens your day.
Once upon a time, there was a party animal. At 12pm on a Friday night she would find herself out drinking with friends. The night was young and so was she…
Now this party animal has traded in her party shoes for warm, worm uggies.
Make up for clear, tired skin.
Vodka raspberries and Yager bombs, for water and tea!
Tonight she was tucking her baby in at 9pm with plans of a big night… knitting and watching her favourite shows with her man. At 9pm he was calming their big boy and trying to convince him to sleep. Well those big plans sure changed.
At 11:30pm she woke from a strange yet scarily realistic dream where she was in a car accident and lost her arm. Oh how she panicked when she couldn’t feel her arm! It took her a while to realise that she still had her arm. That the strange feeling was because had fallen asleep in the baby’s toddler bed. From the snores, he too had fallen asleep, in the big boys bed. She impatiently willed the feeling to come back into her numb arm so she could regain control of it and quietly sneak out.
After successfully escaping the sleeping baby she decided to wake her man. The process of waking the him triggered the baby to stir. In a sneaky mad dash they exited the room and breathed a loud sigh of relief, only to be greeted by the STARVING cat who couldn’t possibly live without being fed NOW. Said cat vocalised her utter annoyance over having to wait for food.
He made himself a drink and wandered off to bed as she fed the cat. Just as she was about to get herself a drink and follow suit there was a mighty thump and then a scream. The baby had fallen out of bed. She went back to calm, soothe and resettle him.
That is how she found herself blogging, tired beyond belief but strangely unable to sleep at 12:20am.
This is seriously the easiest to make and tastiest homemade bread!
It is a lovely soft bread with an awesome crunchy crust. When my friend shared this no-knead bread recipe I was very curious so I clicked on the link and was delighted to see how easy it looked. It is seriously as simple as it looks and has no nasties in it. I seriously suggest trying it. Don’t be put off by the amount of time you wait before baking it; it is worth it. 🙂
If you do make it or have made it before, I’d love to hear your thoughts.