Tuesday, December 20, 2011


let me just say ... i dont move well..hate it in fact .. i dont deal with change very well at all either...sooo having said that ...ive moved! 600k away from my homeand the small community  that ive been in for 26yrs .. back to my original home .. brisbane!! .. im dealing with several things atm ... no job OMFG my job of 18yrs that i absolutely loved..that was soooooo hard to leave really really hard to sign in my key and shut the door one last time *tear*... ive moved back in with mum ..that in itself i need my head totally read! .. so the new goals are .. get a job .. im not sure what i want to do tho after 18yrs in early childhood... bunnings?? garden centre sounds good who doesnt love bunnings ... then i need to find myself after having been lost for years .. who tf am i .. seriously really who am i... lots of soul searching is to be done i would imagine.
i went to the shops today and i must admit ... barring all the people *ack* the shops omg the shops!!.. i fit here i fit amongst the hussle and bussle of shops that sell ..well everything!! seriously everything LOL... im keen for the beach tho ... so in a little bit i will be changing my "surfing on acid" ditching the jager for something a little more me .. more beachy! ... we will see........ <3

Friday, October 28, 2011


lol i dont usually 'do' halloween buuuuut this was just tooo cute .....

Saturday, October 22, 2011

... a sad goodbye

well its been 4 weeks now and as i look out over a now growing patch of grass i can talk about it without the tears flowing on cue.... 4 weeks ago we said a very sad goodbye to a very much loved member of our family and pets are just that members of families.
for anyone who has pets you know exactly what i mean...
katie, aka... katie-cat, pud, puddy, pudding, and countless others!! whats with calling ur pets heaps of  variations of their  "pet name" or different ones  altogether!
katie was nearly 20 she will have been 20 in february.. almost deaf but managing well until two weeks ago she started going blind... now deaf on a property is one thing but going blind is quite the other thing altogether... she was getting quite distressed (not being able to find her way around) and that was inside let alone outside ... so a trip to the vet to confirm and ask the best possible outcome was that the following day she was to be taken back ..i of course chickened out and poor david had to take her back in whilst i drove to brisbane for the school holidays bawling almost the whole way......katie will always be the pet we loved the most and wont be replaced for a while yet .... <3

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

food for thought ....

A relationship without trust is like an iPod without music. "There's no point of having one"  

oh i wish...


oh my would love my craft room to be organised like this ...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011


*needs a new background*........... and change of name ...

wish i could also figure out how to "reblog" ..pictures etc the link thingy doesn't appear to work well ... :s

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


this is what i did last year .....

oh dear....

ive gone and ordered some stamps .. i LOVE stamps... and paper ... and ink... and punches ... ummmm i might have a *cough* small stamp fetish .. and maybe paper ... ok *zips lips* at this point ....

Monday, August 1, 2011

welllll holy!!

see note below re baking.... wehelll the revel bars were a complete success!! well almost . the american recipe called for a jelly roll tin which i thought was the same size as our lamington tin ... alas it is bigger than our true blue lammie tin .. so the base was a tad thick but omg the flavour .. so caramelly and chocolatey mmmm sooo making these again!! ....

point me in the direction of the gym ...pleeeeese lol

Saturday, July 23, 2011

am baking today....

i will be making the chocolate revel bars posted below as well as some choc chip brownie slice .. this is all a ruse, i dont feel like vacuuming LOL .. cameron is also going back to gatton tomorrow and once again the house will be quiet, i miss the "heya wierdo or mcwierdie hows ur day been" .. and his music which to some would be "that head banging crap" but to me some of it i dont mind but it means the house is noisy...that sort of stuff cos really theres not much u get out of a 19yr old cat except "meow" and thats usually cos ive not given her some of our favourite tuna lol.
so baking... theres a bad side to baking tho it sits there looking at me lol. ill be giving cameron some to take back let me tell you!! ... sigh...

i should really get......

... a new look blog ... part of me is not game to change it ... u know what ifs etc ... part of me doesnt have the time to surf for new looks either ... but one day i must...wonder if i can keep everything but change the name and hmmm what to??? ...*ponders that thought* a little more ...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

...epic fail

epic fail at the whole diy batter the fish and potato scallop thing .... *takes off the domestic goddess tag* ... lol
what a bloody mess annnnd i even used a recipe something i dont usually do .. i just guess! so really if it was meant to fail it shouldn't have failed this time ... but i must admit i suck totally at cooking fish at the best of times ...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

chocolate revel bars

Chocolate Revel Bars
by The Gunny Sack

1 1/2 cups softened butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup butter
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla

Cream together 1 1/2 cups butter and brown sugar. Add flour, salt, baking soda and oatmeal. Mix well. Pat 3/4 of the mixture into a jelly roll pan. Melt together 1/2 cup butter, chocolate chips and milk. Add vanilla. Spread chocolate mixture over the oatmeal layer. Sprinkle with remaining oatmeal mixture. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes and allow to cool before cutting into squares.

thanks to ... The Gunny Sack
love these cabinets ... found at DIY chic home

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Don't you just love this spot!!! ... I found this at i heart shabbychic.blogspot.com

(stupid link cant for the life of me get the thing to work)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

books and journals

some books and journals I've been working on ....


always loved pottery ...not your usual run of the mill brown pottery crap but pretty fine pottery....Etsy Shop...spun mud has the most gorgeous pottery....

housey stuff

I'm always on the lookout for beautiful rooms ... I'm not sure if its because my house after 25 years still isnt finished ... its rather crap actually because it could be a beautiful home in the country. I've had dreams and thoughts about it for that whole time and realise that it just won't be finished ever .. it makes me sad to think that... I've envisioned my house for years, beautiful, resplendent in loveliness ..but I think i have to come to the eventual thought that it's just not gonna happen *insert sad face* it's rather a crappy feeling. Anyway I think thats why I continue to find pics that appeal............

all things crafty

found the most beautiful tags at thepapertreedesign.blogspot.com

just gorgeous .... sigh ...