We have been doing a spot of baking this morning. Making Christmas cookies and mince pies 😋
I read an article this week that stated some medical students are having to take sewing lessons due to not having the dexterity or knowledge of basic sewing skills.
Team this with my personal experience working with children and teens and the lack of basic food preparation knowledge. What are we doing to our children?
Are they going to be able to cook them selves a good meal when they grow up. Will they be able to stitch on a loose button? Can they even make their own bed?? For me, back to basics is a way of life. I did it, so my children will do it. They get so much out of this as well (so will Daddy as the mince pies are destined for him). For now, they are having fun spreading flour around the kitchen, but these little family activities will set them up for the future. Plus..... I get to eat the goods!! Happy Saturday!
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Wide awake, so I’m planning my Christmas decor by looking back at past pictures. I loved this tree in our dining room last year. I bought a few new striped ornaments to add to it this year. 6 days until Christmas decor comes out!!!
What a way to start the weekend with good company and nourishing food- a plate of a variety of fruits, handful of nuts and some natural yoghurt happy Saturday good food good mood! Breakfast made easy @nushfoods
Happy Thursday! We loved looking at all your beautiful shares this week for #myshabbycottage ! 💗 We are all in awe of the beauty and simplicity of this sweet pastel Christmas tree! Sylvia @slcook52 is the fabulous creator behind this perfection and is our feature this week! We love her sweet collection of vintage bulbs and her whole account will make your eyes twinkle and shine this season! 💫 We couldn’t wait to share this beautiful feature! Sylvia is definitely #onetofollow ! Thank you all again for playing along! We can’t wait to see more this week for another round of #myshabbycottage 💗
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Our house is just over 1300sq ft on the main floor and we had to get creative when we were remodelling to make sure we used every inch wisely keeping function and storage requirements in mind. For example, we created our master en-suite bathroom by stealing some space from a walk in closet and we used a sliding barn door since there wasn’t room for a traditional door to swing! There’s always a way to make your space work sometimes you just have to think outside the box!
If you missed my last post I was pretty excited to announce that my house was featured by one of my favs Brooke @nestingwithgrace for her small space living series!! And now I’ve added my own blog post on my renovating and organizing tips for a small home. It’s up on The Ginger Home now (link in profile). I actually had so much to say that I’ve broken it down into 2 separate posts and Part 2 will be up soon! And I’ve added lots of before and after shots because who doesn’t love a good before and after?! #smallspaceliving#loveyourhome
I’m just sat here watching my not so little one playing along nicely, and it’s hit me that I need to face facts he will be three in April and that he can’t sleep in a cot forever 😩
He’s also done his first ever 💩 this morning on the big toilet and we made such a song and dance about it he keeps going every few minutes straining to get another out, I’m slightly concerned he’s going to give himself piles or something 🤦🏽♀️
Un' altra bella giornata di sole a Roma ma stamattina sono stata svegliata presto dalla solita gazza ladra dispettosa che batte sulla finestra perché vuole entrare. In realtà sono in coppia e combinano guai, tra cui staccare la gomma dei tergicristalli dalle automobili, abbiamo dovuto escogitare vari stratagemmi per impedire loro di fare danni. Anche questo comunque fa parte della vita in campagna. Tra poco orto e passeggiata con i gatti. Felice sabato amici!
Another beautiful sunny day in Rome but this morning I was woken up early by the usual gouty thieving magpie who beats on the window because she wants to enter. Actually they are in pairs and they combine trouble, including detaching the rubber of the windshield wipers from the cars, we have had to devise various stratagems to prevent them from doing damage. Even this, however, is part of life in the countryside. Soon I will go to the garden and take a walk with the cats. Happy Saturday friends!
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This is a teacup, plate and saucer trio in the ‘Memory Lane’ pattern by Royal Albert. The flowers are pretty blue forget-me-nots on a white background with gold edging. The cup is in the montrose shape.
The plate and saucer are stamped 1965 and the cup is stamped 1970. All items are made in England. AUD$20
Oh Saturday, how we 💗 you. My OH and I are going to do jobs around the house today, starting with choosing the photos for our framing project up the stairs. Now, this will either be a disaster us doing this together or I will get my own way and everything will be perfect.🤣 Enjoy your day Insta friends.💞
Happy Saturday lovelies! What’ve you all got planned? I’m taking my daughter to ballet this morning and then we are seeing family this afternoon 😊
I’ve had a lot of interest in these gorgeous jugs and I’m happy to say they’re now on the website 💞
Hope you all have a lovely day!
Good morning 😊 another lovely weekend of no plans (as yet) ahead! Well I say no plans but I've still got a long to-do list to get through thanks to switching furniture around upstairs to make a dedicated guest room and an office. Hopefully I'll get a load of baking in this weekend too and get a head start on Christmas gifts/cards! What are your plans?