Thursday, 29 December 2011

Thursday December 29th 2011 - fun stuff

Todays Three!

1. Family day at last -  Such fun had with the babes, took them to the local aquarium - which they TOTALLY LOVED  -  especially Charlie, who spent the whole time trailing a stool step that he was given to see inside the taller tanks - LOVE

2. Loving crocheting these brilliant Uggs for Edie - great pattern from monpetitviolon LOVE!]

3. Finally a lovely and very rare night out with my besets friend V, so rare but zoo precious - how lucky I am to have her x

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Saturday 24th December 2011 - It's the most wonderful time....

Todays Three:

1. The tent is finally finished, hope they love it!

2. Lovely Christmas Eve Beach Walk - weather was lovely, charlie had such fun running in and out of the sea, throwing pebbles and being chased by my dad...ahh!

3. Loving the Christmas Spreadsheets. Some time ago I mentioned my Christmas Geeky Spreadsheets. Well, so far so good, and they appear to be making the festivities go swimmingly so far! I am pleased to say that as it stands presents are bought, some wrapped, food planned and ordered without any further trips to the supermarket! Fingers crossed...EDITED...the ultimate quest for organisational nirvana has hit a couple of pre Christmas bumps that could have ended disastrously! So, I ordered all food online to avoid crazy supermarket shopping with millions of people. For the last couple of weeks I have thought gleefully about it all arriving on 23rd Dec between 6pm and 9pm. Turkey, veg from a local place and a big supermarket shop. Turkey email confirmation lost, and credit card used to pay for massive online shop had expired. All rectified, but dangerously close to time! Those were a couple of dicy moments...lessons learnt though and all the mega panic thoughts that I'd ruined Christmas a distant memory after a couple of glasses of mulled wine :)

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Tuesday December 20th 2011 - 5 more sleeps

Today's Three!

1. DIYed Tent - Really excited about starting the tent we're planning on making for the kids for christmas. Found this lovely tutorial for an indoor A-Frame tent on mycakies.

2. Crochet Heart Decorations - I made a load of these for the tree this weekend - so easy - tutorial here...

3. The Planner - finally finished it. The first few days have been brilliant - such a massive time saver :). I love a good printable!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Thursday 15th December 2011 - how to be a domestic...goddess isn't that what Nigella says?

Today's Three:

1. Brilliant baking - have really enjoyed baking for christmas coffee tomorrow. Nigella's Christmas was the go to recipe book, with some Chocolate Christmas Cookies and Spiced Christmas Tree Biscuit Decorations!

2. More organising - the planner is almost done thanks to some brilliant printables found via a brilliant round up of free printables...ahhh

3. Christmas is coming - almost ready, well not really... cards to post, presents to wrap and so much more, but I can't begin to say how lucky I feel right now, something quite magical about this time of year that really makes you appreciate what you have!

- Happy Days!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Wednesday December 14th 2011 - Today's Three Things!

Today's Three:

A little bit of DIY decoration making...

1. 'Tis the season - getting so excited about Christmas, lots to be very thankful for, happiness and health and a wonderful family.

2. Gingerbread House - I'm planning on a bigger version this weekend, so this was the trial one. Looking forward to making a bigger one this weekend, just hope I can perfect the recipe by then!

The finished trial version:

3. Organisational Nirvana - the quest continues to make life as simple as possible through mega planning, and for the latest phase I'm putting together a home planner...I just LOVE lists!

- Happy Days!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Saturday 10th December 2011 - Sunny Saturday stuff.

Today's Three:

1. Beautiful sunny day with a lovely long walk and lunch on my brother in laws boat - the children loved it!

2. DIYed Christmas decorations - cutting out reindeers and trees from felt to assemble for some dangling tree decs.

3. Baking - made some of Mrs Beetons tea brac. Super easy and super yummy. Love classic and simple baked.