Monday, 20 May 2013

DIY Deodorant.

I finally at long last made my own deodorant.....good news it's not a stinker !
It works well and I'm blissfully happy that I'm no longer using commercial made deodorant.
This stuff is great as it doesn't contain any nasty chemicals and it's cheap too !

So here's what you need to do if you would like to make your very own.

You need :
 3  T Baking soda
 2 T  Arrowroot powder
 3 T  Coconut oil

What you gotta do:
Melt your coconut oil in a pot, once melted pour into your container,I used a glass jar and mix the rest of the stuff in.Give it a good stir and let it sit until it is cool  and no longer liquid.So there you go,you just made your very own deodorant, hope you love it as much as I do.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Bookmark this.

How cute is this ? pretty cute I think and so easy to make.All you need is an envelope,pretty paper,scissors and glue. I used origami paper for my free form heart and I used an old map for the other heart. I followed this tutorial  for the heart map on this blog.I love this  blog, it's full of  wonderful creative activities and gorgeous pictures of things she's made.
I'm thinking of making a few for my bookish friends and you could even use scrap fabrics.Have you made a bookmark before ? Anyways back to reading my Neil Young autobiography ,Waging Heavy Peace, so far so good.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

17 Reasons to quit Facebook and smell the roses.


 I no longer have facebook and I'm ok with that.I honestly thought that I would dearly miss it  but I really don't.Here are my 17 reasons for renouncing facebook.

1.It's  a pointless time sucker,like watching paint dry then licking it to check that it's dry.

2.You don't need to know what everyone is doing all  the time,plus it's called stalking in the real world.

3.No one needs to know what you are doing every second because quite simply it's banal.

4.It's  like having a bad crack cocaine addiction as if you can have a good  crack addiction,it's habit forming.Give it up,your eyes and skin might start to look better again.You might actually be able to pull yourself away from the pooter and finally have that shower after stinking up the house for a month.

5.You don't have to worry about not  being cool or being way to cool.Let's face it, you are cool and people just don't deal with that very well so they befriend you.How dare them,I'm hurt and to use a word that is so popular on facebook" butt hurt" .It's OK I'll get over it,really I will.....

6.You no longer wonder why someone you hardly know has defriend you, why doesn't anyone like your status updates and why do you even care.

7.See this is getting ridiculous but I know most people wander about these things (see no 6), after all we are only human and at best sensitive and irrational beings.

8.You no longer ignore your children,spouse,cat, dog or possum but you can still choose to ignore your mother in- law.

9.No more facebook anxiety or anxiously checking your notification's at a family outing or get together,public toilet,at the supermarket or under the knife for major surgery, what a cliche !

10.You do not have to worry about shocking photos of yourself  or sitting on the floor with your head over a toilet bowl,chucking your guts out.Heaven forbid you have frizzy hair instead of salon perfect hair.

11.Because you no longer care what everyone has had for breakfast,lunch,dinner and pictures of other peoples food makes you want to throw up.

12.No one needs to know about your gazillion whiny little problems and that disgusting pimple on your butt,or that  man you just met for 5 mins and now you are getting married and 5 mins later you hate his guts and now you are divorced.You don't really care because you met this person over 20 years ago at your sisters friends , uncle's cousins wedding (???)  and she sat on your table but never actually said anything to you.Now she  remembers your name,looks you up and hey presto you got a new friend on facebook.You  don't actually like this person but for some reason you can't bear to defriend them,hello what's wrong with you girlfriend ? Delete facebook now !

13.You don't have to read annoying status updates.

14.No more horrible duck faces who wear to much make up.

15.Quite simply Facebook violates your privacy.

16.Spend time with real people who really matter to you most instead of people who don't really give a toss about you.

17.You will feel better,freer and more zen because you do not have a zillion other peoples thoughts constantly streaming,screaming,vying for your attention and crowding your mind.Seriously you will still exist without facebook as you are not your facebook status updates.

These are only some of the reasons but I could go on and on and on but I won't.Have you quit  facebook yet ? go on, do it, I dare you.I hear you asking me but  what should I DO WITH MY answer to that is meditate in a cave and work it out. Good luck everyone and go out there and smell the roses.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Blackboard fun.

My children make me laugh and sometimes make me cry but most of all they make my heart bigger and wider than ever before.Yes we do need more sleep around here !

A bit of fake blackboard fun I created on photo editor.I found a free blackboard background and uploaded it to photoshop,added some words and these are the results.I printed them out and rubbed real chalk on it to make it look more authetic.Stuck washi tape around it as frames and put  it up on my wall.
Hey why not make your own fake blackboard and see what you can come up with,it really is that easy, have fun !

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Frugal life.

I love op-shops and I'm very lucky that I live just around the corner from the two of  the cheapest  op-shops in the known universe.There is something  about finding an old beautiful  item that is no longer wanted,needed or loved for next to nothing,what a treasure.It's almost as good as finding furniture for free on the side of the road.You just never know what you will find,will you find a designer hand bag,vintage plates or  some sexy retro clothing.It's always an adventure,exciting and awe-inspiring to shop at an op-shop.

Here are some of the things I've thrifted,everything on the table except the tablecloth  and fruit came from the thrift shop. I made the fabric art canvas with you guessed it, op-shop fabric and the deer wall hanging was a birthday present.The picture on the top is a little mirror and the  necklace beads I got for $1.

Friday, 22 March 2013

I don't have the perfect things.

 I don't have the perfect house or toes and I like the colour green.
My house is usually in disarray , the floor is littered with children's books;little cars and an assortment of kitchen utensils to mention a few.
Sometimes my kitchen table is hiding under a mountain of finished and unfinished craft projects.
I don't have  the latest gizmo's which I don't mind at all.
My kitchen, in fact my whole house is decked out in those ugly venetian blinds
those ones where animals or kids can get stuck into it and twist and bend it out of shape.
I won't be posting pictures of a picture perfect world of  extraordinary culinary delights.
No pics of uber cool modern furniture with names like Easme's or a replica of so and so
because we don't own any.
I might post a picture of things I like but don't own, as we can and all enjoy marvelling at the beauty of things and objects.
I won't be getting  excited about rewallpapering  by downstairs bathroom because I don't have one.
I only have one bathroom and my wallpaper is the paint peeling of it,very shabby chic or whatever.
This is isn't a home/living blog,I don't have expensive things and rant about being poor.
I might be white middle class or closer to the truth I think  that I'm low class but doesn't mean I'm low class or  ineffectual in the sense that some people perceive it.
I don't even have the perfect prose or toes
but I am creative and thrifty and that's the way I like it.

Sunday, 3 February 2013


Everyday I change a little bit.
Renewing my cells and learning new words to form thought bubbles in my head.
I'm changing slowly I'm sure of this.
Becoming the person I want to be.
A person who is kind and patient.
Who doesn't stress so much about screaming babies and barking dogs.
A person who is counting their blessings and adapting an attitude of gratitude.
Slowly it's happening but sometimes I don't seem to notice.
Sometimes I loose my cool and became angry.
Sometime I hate my grey hairs and wonder why my face looks old.
Sometimes I change my clothes and sometimes I don't.
Sometimes I wish  I would change my hair.
Sometimes ? I wonder to much about things that make no sense and things that do make sense.
In any case I'm changing slowly for the better.
A fragment of myself that I have lost or has it  just evolved into something new and shiny.
Like gold  glitter sparkling in an envelope,a message to keep shining.
Like gold teeth and a sparkling diamond.
Shimmering ever so brightly like the sun over the ocean.
Swimmingly swimming  under  the dazzling brilliance  of the moonlight.
I smile to myself about all my silly thoughts.
  Me :) 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

What is it all about ?

More and more I've been thinking about what it is I want to achieve with this  blog.What is this blog about and what purpose does it serve me.The answers I came up with are these,this blog is my place of refuge,solace,inspiration,motivation,pouring out my heart in an open honest way,introspection and escape from the  mundane life we all experience from time to time.I have 2 little children and sometimes they drive me insane and sometimes they don't let me sleep at all.Most days I wake up lost and foggy from lack of  sleep but somehow  I muddle my way through my daily chores.I suppose we mothers  have to do that,we don't have the luxury to just go back to sleep and let everything fall apart to much.Kids first then housework but housework can always wait.I have learnt to live with so much mess, spew,crying,screaming,tantrum's and things breaking.It is all worth it specially when your children gives you a wonderful gift, a heart warming smile and heartfelt giggly cuddles,everything seems ok again.The tiredness seems bearable,the messy house looks like fun instead of a nightmare.The screaming and tantrums seems reasonable,I'm kidding here really !
One day I'll look in the mirror and think you are looking fresh baby instead of resembling a tired old wilted rose but not today.So getting my coffee on like I do everyday.Actually I must cut down on my caffeine intake as it's making me a little jittery here and there.
So my word  for today is motivation.So I'll get cracking right after I have this coffee.
Ramdom fact about me I like pretty floral coffee cups.

Monday, 7 January 2013

The peace warrior's magic

  • Hello 2013,please be good and kind to me.
  •  2013 sounds like a magical no,I hope so and will make it so.
  • Last year was a difficult time for me and I have learned a great deal about myself.I have learned attributes about  myself that I don't like and also things I do like about myself.I have learned to be a peace maker and at the same time cultivated the heart of a warrior.The warrior spirit is based on courage and standing up for what you believe it.Sometimes it is a very difficult thing to do when you are at odds with family members,I am a warrior who prefers peace.So I must peacefully state my opinion which isn't always easy to do.
  • So  here are a few more things I have embraced as valuable life lessons:
  • Every pain  needs time to heal and to just let it be.You cannot  just rush  and get over whatever heartache  you're harboring without time and working on healing.There must be acceptance in every situation we don't like,Acceptance is a hard one for me to take in.I am slowly  learning to accept situations that I don't enjoy or have no control over..
  • Bathe in the glory of the sun and play in the wilderness to nourish your  spirit.
  •  We all need a little magic.The moon hanging above the inky blue ocean at dusk is  a magical place to visit.
  • Nourish your heart with divine  love and  laughter.
  • Cleanse your soul in water.Drink plenty of water.
  • The journey is yours alone but friends and others can offer wisdom too. 
  • Wishing everyone a beautiful happy 2013 xo