Welcome to my blog!

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 29, 2012

Missing in Action

It's been too many weeks since my last blog post. This working only weekends malarky is definitely having a negative effect as I just don't seem to have time to blog at the mo. I don't have the energy when I come home from work and now I do the nursery run 5 times a week as well as all the other things I try to fit in time just seems to disappear. I am in awe of mums with small kids who get everything done. How do you do it??!

I have had a little time to make over the last couple of weeks. We have made Herman (of course!) blueberry and apple muffins, I've made a couple of cards and Caoimhe carved an ace pumpkin with her Auntie. We also got a papier mache pumpkin and Caoimhe enjoyed painting that with Grandma, as well as going to Ashton library with daddy to make a lantern for Diwali. There was a disappointing turn out for the latter apparently. Much a shame as we will lose these services if we are not careful. Our local library service holds a fair few events for children and we do try to go. Obviously it's not easy especially when you have to squeeze so many things in but lots of these events are free and lots of fun for the kids too. It would be a huge loss if they stopped offering them. At least I think so!

As it's Monday I'd like to give a huge shoutout to Wendy at Handmade Harbour for the weekly bloghop. I've not been able to read many blogs recently but really hope to remedy that as I feel I've been missing out!

Also I'd like to mention ATCs with attitude, a challenge blog for tiny pieces of art that are very addictive!

That's all for now! Am blogging from my phone today and this will be my 3rd attempt at publishing so wish me luck!

Til next time!

ps the links seem to have appeared at the bottom of my post today and I can't put it right! But here they are:

 Handmade Harbour  handmade harbour  ATCs with Attitude


Wendy said...

I think it's so easy to assume everyone else is achieving so much and feel that in comparison you're not getting much done, but you probably are. Little ones and a full time job must already equal two full time jobs and everything else gets squeezed in somewhere. Well done on keeping up, crafting, blogging and getting to activities with the kids! X


Welcome back Helen - we have missed you. I am so impressed you manage to accomplish so much in your week and not surprised somethings have to wait a little. I think we all tend to look at other people, see how much they are doing and wonder how they manage - they are probably thinking the same about us. Hope you have a good week.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how they do it either - I suspect they don't and just pretend that they do to make themselves feel better - so don't beat yourself up.
The Herman muffins sound delicious.

Handbags by Helen said...

Welcome back. I don't know how anyone with kids copes. I don't have kids and I can't seem to find enough hours in the day.

Jam Dalory said...

I don't have any kids and I can't find enough time to get all my crafting done! By the time I get home after a full shift at work its time for my PJs and Corrie! Well done on achieving so much! x

Fiddly Fingers said...

My girls are grown up now and very much independent but when they were young I never used to have the time or the energy for any crafting of my own although, like you, I used to do lots with the children. Don't worry, your time will come just enjoy your time with them as one day they'll fly the nest and you'll have plenty of time on your hands (so they say! I've not found it yet!)

Anonymous said...

It sounds as if you have been fairly busy.... I agree with you about trying to support the local library but there is just so much else happening that it is not always able to fit everything in.

Rach said...

Helen, the answer to your question is I NEVER get everything done. The list gets longer every week and then ends up in the bin ;) My fulltime working without children friends seem to think I have an easy life because when not on maternity leave I only go out to work 16 hours per week. Little do they know that I go to work for a rest!!

As long as the girls are fed, watered and loved, which I know they are, everything else can wait. There will be plenty of time for all of the boring jobs when they are older, it'll give us something to keep us busy when we are missing them ;)