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!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

An accidental find

My #100happydays photo today is a ball of yarn. I came across it accidentally whilst at the haberdashery stall in the market for something else, but somehow I came home with wool and not the sewing needle for leather as intended.... I was too distracted by the fact I'd found some wool in a lovely shade of blue, almost the same colour, and certainly close enough, to match my eldest's new ballet uniform. I completely forgot to ask for the needle (needed to sew elastic on some new ballet pumps...)
I intend to make a headband for Caoimhe to wear for dancing. Which means I will have to dig about in my stash for some pink wool to make a headband to match Tig's pink ballet uniform too.
The joys of being owned by 2 daughters!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mummy's Easter Egg

I've been carrying on with my #100Happydays photos on instagram/facebook/twitter and today's picture is my special Easter Egg from my Tornado Tig. It's not easy to see properly because it's covered in cling film (to keep the mini chocs in and little fingers out I should think!) But it is a painted jam jar, decorated by Teaghan Alice aged 2 3/4's (with a bit of help from Grandma!)  The apology is for making me stressed and cross because she is 2 3/4's and is doing it very well!  Even though it isn't my *own* handmade item I would like to share it on Wendy 's blog over on HandmadeHarbour
For Handmade Monday. I haven't posted there for a while so I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone !

Thursday, April 10, 2014

100 Happy Days Day 4

Today was a day for making Easter bonnets. Caoimhe started hers yesterday and I put the finishing touches to it today, all ready for her Easter Bonnet parade at school tomorrow.  Tig enjoyed making hers with a bit of mummy help (ok, a lot! ) especially sticking the picture of 'Humpty Duddle' on!

100 Happy Days: Day 2

I am pretty rubbish at meal planning, even though I know it's the way to go in the quest for Domestic Goddessness... Tuesday was no exception.  But some leftover chicken and a few rashers of bacon inspired a chicken and bacon macaroni cheese. It was a hit on all fronts and Caoimhe even asked for seconds. #result.

Monday, April 7, 2014

100 Happy Days.: Day 1

I have been enjoying seeing friends' #100happydays contributions so I thought I'd join in with my own. We've had a busy day today but this made me smile the most. We walked past a busker who was singing My Girl and Tig just had to dance right there in the middle of the pavement. She loves to dance (just like her big sister) it makes her so happy. It makes us all happy :)