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Being due just two days after Christmas, my plan has been to keep Christmas pretty simple, I mean for all I know I could very well end up in hospital Christmas day. Plus this year has all about simplifying life, and Christmas is that time of year we all go over the top all out for just one day, so it’s the time to challenge the simple life ideals, and find a way to keep the festivities simple, about enjoying family time and some nice food and not getting too caught in the hype and spending way too much money.
Wow the time is flying! Now 35 weeks! And yesterday also marked 35 days till the due date!! I decided I should take some nice photos before the bub comes, and before I am too exhausted to do it. So I did a quick little DIY shoot, finding some pretty spots along the streets and in back ally ways in town and used the pram as a tripod (which adds a nice glow to the bottom of some shots) and setting the timer.
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Typically cleaning supplies are the kind of ugly plastic implements, you want to hide away in cupboards. But there are lots of shops now creating beautiful cleaning equipment, that will make you feel more excited about cleaning (you know your a mum when cleaning supplies can be exciting!) and make you less ashamed wanting to hide it all away, if you accidentally leave the dust pan out when a visitor arrives, it will actually look homely and lovely not tacky and messy.
A while back I created some buckwheat crisps with my dehydrator, and it got me thinking, it would be really fun to try lots of different ways to make my own breakfast cereal. A bit of a challenge, as most of us just buy cereal, the only cereal type recipe you see widely used is granola, but why stop there? Store bought cereal tend to either be full of sugar or if not, taste really bland.
The big cleaning brands would have you believe you need millions of different special products to clean your house, but the reality is, some simple household items do the job, no chemicals, no huge cupboard full of products and less expense. It’s rather liberating to realise how easy it is and how much money you can save. Simple, clean cleaning
* please wait for page to load to view slideshow* My little man turned two over the weekend! As he loves trains, and the miniature trains were running on his birthday, I decided to do a train theme for him, with a train cake, train theme party table and a few rides on the miniature trains.
I havn’t done a maternity update since the 20 week mark, and since this is the last week of the second trimester, I thought I might do a little post on how things are going and some baby finds.
Bub is growing well, this baby is measuring right on track (unlike Henry who was always measuring ahead), this weekend I have started getting heaps of kicks, and quite noticeable ones, it is so lovely to watch and feel. I even get kicks in the middle of the night, so this bubby is rather busy lately!
English muffins are so yummy, and kids love them, so cute shaped english muffins are a real winner! More fun than toast and could even be used as cute pizza bases for little mouths to enjoy! Also a fun kitchen project to get the kids involved in, they can watch the dough rise and help roll and cut shapes.
For the final part of my spring clean your skin series, its a look at bath and body. Looking after your skin and giving your skin a spring detox. So run yourself a nice warm bath and enjoy!