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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Another Monday, Another Week...

My blog is a bit late this week, as we have not long been back from a lovely weekend in York. Well, it was lovely up until about Saturday teatime, when the lurgy seems to have hit and we have had a visit from the Snot Fairy. Caoimhe had already been sniffling for a few days, so it was inevitable we would all catch it sooner or later. In any case it was fab to catch up with the Mackays and introduce baby Teaghan to them.

On Saturday morning me and the Flip Flop even had a bit of time to decorate some gingerbread men

We also got stuck into some paper crafts at the end of last week, before we went away. Caoimhe seems to enjoy using mummy's 'sheen'. which is what she calls my Big Shot, so we spent a happy hour making hearts, stars and flowers. In true Domestic Goddess mode, I did a bit of recycling, and used the pages of my Next Directory:

Waste not, want not!

We used some of the flowers to make a card for Auntie Cathy, the rest have gone into the tub for another messy play day.

And as promised, here are a couple of pictures of cards from birthdays now gone:

Both cards made use of my new stamps, I need a lot more practice, but have found them fun to use.
(ps Sharon, you're gonna have to wait to see yours!)

Just time to remind you all that since it's Monday, don't forget to have a look at all the other lovely websites linked up on Wendy's blog for Handmade Monday

Til next time!


Your Friend Susie said...

I assume Lurgy is like a cold? Ya'll can make everything sound almost pleasant! :) I hope you are all well soon.
I do love cutting things (I use a Cricut) out of catalogs! Makes such pretty letters and shapes and I feel better about not wasting all of that paper. Wish I had been into all of this when my boys are little, I imagine they too would have been enthralled. I enjoy reading your blog, it always reminds me how fun it was having little ones around. Well, except of the "lurgy". :)

Wendy said...

Lovely cards and love the sound of "Mummy's sheen" - how sweet. LOL, Susie, at the lurgy sounding almost pleasant! x

Ros Made Me said...

Love the new stamps, they work so well. Hope that you make a speedy recovery from your family sniffles!

Penny said...

Oh No! Not the dreaded 'Snot Fairy'! Hope you're all on the mend soon. Nothing like a bit of gluey fun to make you feel better!
Penny x

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

"Mummy's sheen" - love it! Loving the flowers can't wait to see what you're going to do with them. Super cards.

Little Harriet said...

Love the purple and pink (my favourite colours!) card. Hope you are all feeling better now.


mcrafts said...

Love the cards - I really like that torn effect on cards. Hope you guys are all feeling better :)

Martha said...

ginger bread men! - oh! how cute! i should try my hand at them too!
very nice cards :)

Picto said...

The snot fairy seems to visiting quite a few peeps lately. I hope you are all feeling better soon.
Take care

Jan :o)

Carol said...

So pleased the trip to York went well, sorry about the runny nose ending though, hope it clears soon. Loved the gingerbread men. Long time since I did them.

Sarah - Dragonfly-Jersey said...

Awwww I've had the lurgy too....hope you're feeling better soon!! Am loving your cards xx

Pretty Shabby UK said...

What a fantastic idea, using catalogues as decorative papers


The paper flowers are lovely, a great idea - a good bit of recycling. Hope everyone is now feeling better.

Mrs B said...

Love the idea of using the Next Directory for crafting. Why didn't I think of that...!!!

itsamistry said...

Aww how sweet:) I think there is a bug going around even I've been hit by it - just about getting over it. I love recycling paper - paper beads are great to - cut up different sized triangles,roll them up and string them up. Hope you all feel better soon,