Saturday, May 26

144-146 Growth, Learning and Decorating

Despite the dry weather we have been having both the lemon and mandarin tree are doing well.  The mandarin tree is laden with fruit, it's first time.  I am hoping they taste as good as they look.

A bit of podcast inspiration for you.  My favourite time to listen is on my housework day, it really makes cleaning a much more pleasant experience.

Today my youngest made this gorgeous cake to celebrate a special little girl turning 2.

Wednesday, May 23

142-143 Simple living and toddler days

It has been a goal of mine is to make more products for our home.  This is my second time making air freshener for the bathroom, it is super simple and works well.  I found the recipe here if you would like to give it a try.  It only needs a few simple ingredients and is free from nasty chemicals making it much better for you than the ones you buy. 

And I had my little friend come and visit today so we had lots of fun playing with play dough.

Monday, May 21

140-141/365 Sunday, Monday

I have been a little absent from this space each Sunday for the past couple of weeks.  I was recently listening to a podcast that had spoken about the importance of taking a bit of a break from technology and decided to give it a try. Each Sunday I will no longer post here or on my instagram.  When I did it for the first time last week I thought I would really miss it but I didn't as much as I thought which has spurred me on to making it a habit. That feeling of missing out is still there a little at the moment but when log back on each Monday not much has really happened, just ordinary life which is easy to catch up on.  My first photo is of the sweet violas we planted recently and the second is today's baking for the week ahead.  I made my traditional chocolate slice and this yummy maple date loaf too.  Do you like to take a tech free day each week for yourself?  What benefits have you discovered?

Saturday, May 19

137-139/365 Flowers, Books and Food

These gorgeous flowers were given to me by my youngest for Mother's Day and they are still looking as beautiful as ever. Some simple, yet delicious pikelets for afternoon tea were a real treat to have.  And my new monthly collection of books from the library. I managed to get quite few new books which was great.  How has your weekend been so far? Have you watched the royal wedding?