Friday, 30 November 2007

A bit of this and a bit of that

Today I am just posting a bit of anything that takes my fancy!!

I have FINALLY finished my Mum's cabinet. I posted about it here a while ago. I bought the lovely handles from the gorgeous Ali. I can't wait to get it to my Mum, but as she lives 1 1/2 hrs away I hope to get it there in the next 2 weeks.
Oh, and if you are wondering what is in the windows of it, it's just some masking tape on the mirrors. I took the photo in the garage.

On Wednesday we woke up and decided to jump in the car and head to my Mum and Dad's house for the day. Was so nice!! My Mum wasn't working for the day and my sister is officially on maternity so we had a great day. With the 3 kids in car, we headed off! My kids really are good in the car, so it makes the trip very bearable. They do have their moments, don't get me wrong!!! I just keep handing the food over (don't tell my husband I was letting them eat in the new car - ssshhhhh).

My sister has been hanging in there with this baby. Last weekend we were all positive she was having the baby as there were sooo many symptoms, however she is still here. Now I am messaging her 3 times a day and I know she is over it. She is not due until Christmas Eve, but I doubt she could go that far. Time will tell though. She told me today "don't bother packing your bag to come as I am thinking about unpacking mine. I will be induced the way this is going". I had to chuckle to myself!

We put up the Christmas Tree today. I didn't take a daylight photo so i just put this one in for fun. I am very traditional and not at all over the top when it comes to Christmas decorating. Personally I only like a couple of things here and there. I am a green, red, silver and gold kinda girl. I like my tree to only consist of lights and matching baubles. I don't know how long my tree will last up with a 2 and a 1 year old attacking it all day. Last year it got too much for me, so I took all the baubles off and only left the lights on it. I know, I know BORING!!!!! :)

Who snuck that in there??? I got so many emails about my hair that I have posted it. As my girlfriends and I call each other - Muttsy (mutton dressed up as lamb hahahaha). So trying to look 20!

Also I have added a few more random photos of my munchkins after their baths the other night. Cruise (nearly 6), Tex (nearly 3) and Chevy (1)......

Monday, 26 November 2007

Just another day...

I think I have mentioned in an earlier post that I love to change my hair!! Natasha I know you love to do this too!! I have naturally brown curly ( but not tight curls), but can also straighten it easily. Last year I had short straight hair and have slowly been growing longer so I could curl it. But this is funny because as I child I never had curly hair, it just seems to have evolved into this!

But I was soooo over it, so yesterday my girlfriend gave me a makeover. And I am loving it! I have just got to get back into the swing of styling every day. But I won't show off and put a huge picture here for you to see! I might just sneak it into my profile picture one day haha. I hate pictures of myself!!! :)

Here are a couple of pictures of my baby Chevy that is trying so very hard to walk.
Not long now I am sure!

This is a photo I took of the letter my 5 year old, Cruise, wrote to Santa. He is not even at school yet, so I think he did a great job. We posted it yesterday.
I took the photo so I could scrapbook it.

Have a great day!

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Election Day

Today, in Australia, will be one of our biggest days in history. Today was election day for the Prime Minister.

Without going into the nitty gritty of it all I will just give the basic run down. I am not showing any bias! I worked on the polling booths this morning and my husband has been glued to the TV as he feels very passionate about the results. In Australia it is compulsory for everyone over the age of 18 to vote. If you don't vote you will be heavily fined.

John Howard (our current serving Prime Minister) has served 3 terms in office spanning over 11 years. He represents the Liberal/National (Coalition) Party.

His opposition is Kevin Rudd who represents the Labor Party.

The campaign between these two main parties have been in full force for the past 6 weeks. As you can see, if the government changes parties this will be huge for Australia as John Howard is our second longest serving Prime Minster in history.

We will know the results tonight, but from what I am seeing on TV we will have a new Prime Minister........


Friday, 23 November 2007


UPDATE: I have heard from this person (funny that!), but I am not going to continue chasing them. We will see what happens!

I really didn't want to write this post, but thought I might be able to vent my frustrations, plus put a gentle warning out there to those that are too kind for their own good!!!

Someone (that we all blog with lots) bought some items from me in early October. I was very grateful. This person lives a long way from me, so Australia Post was too expensive to send the items with. So my husband knows a courier very well and approached him about his costs. The courier told Andrew to box them up and bring them to him for a quote. I notfied the person who bought the items of these intentions. I had also said that if the courier takes them from my husband straight away and sends them are you just happy for me to make that split decision and send them? I said I am sure this courier would look after us and wouldn't charge a great deal. The person who bought the items said yep no worries go with it and let me know the price asap and I will pop money straight into your account.

So here is my mistake - thinking that I 'knew' this person from the blogging land and I ASSUMED all would be fixed up. So I sent the items (like I said earlier the courier took them from my husband as a favour) without receiving the money. As it turned out the courier only wanted a carton of beer for transporting these (BIG) items so far. So I bought him the beer and sent out the final invoice to the 'customer'.

Emails were exchanged and the payment was promised. Over and over again I have sent requests for the payment to be made and still there have been promises..... but 5 weeks later I don't have the money ($92 to be exact).

There is a lesson here to all of us - trust no one and don't do favours for people! Also I have learnt to never ever send anything to anyone without payment first (even if you think you know who they are).

I feel really really bad about blogging this, but it has totally turned me off selling. I really didn't want it to come to this but what was I supposed to do??

Thursday, 22 November 2007


Hello everyone! I have had some emails asking about the signature you can create for yourself.

Here is the link that I used

Was very easy and you can change it as often as you like.

Monday, 19 November 2007

Baby Shower & Polka Dot Shoes

After the great weekend I had I thought I would share some photos with you.....

This the Nappy Cake I made for my gorgeous sister Amie. Alison gave me the idea, so thank you Alison it was a hit!

Here are some pictures I thought I would share showing my polka dot shoe fetish I am having at the moment!

PS. Thanks to Siobhan for the tip on the signature!


Sunday, 18 November 2007

Nothing is Easy

I am away at my parents house and I just had to blog...

Hubby is at home with 3 children and yesterday afternoon he rings me and says he has an excruciating ear ache. To the point that he could barely talk! I knew it was bad as he usually wouldn't complain (especially because I am away and he wouldn't want me to think he couldn't cope).

So after 10 phone calls I convinced him to ring his mother to come and look after the kids. It was 9pm and they were all sound asleep and I thought it would be better for him to go to the outpatients at the hospital while they were asleep as Andrew's mother is 73 and my boys are hard to handle. So after lots of angry voices, he decided to go. 5 mins after the phone call when he agreed to go, i had this feeling that he would forget his wallet and in it was his medicare card, so I ring his mobile. Yep, no wallet! Call it a 6th sense!!! So meanwhile he is grumbling and turns around to head back home.

So to cut a long story short.... he spends 3 hrs at the hospital, only to see a young Dr that gave him panadol and sent him home!!! I was in shock! And I was mad at Andrew for not speaking up and telling the Dr he needed more than panadol - more like antibiotics! He has now got a Dr appointment this morning at the Private Hospital (which wasn't open last night) and hopefully he can get some pain relief. Meanwhile I have had to ring my sister-in-law to come and get the kids for a while.

Arrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! What a drama...

Anyway, on a lighter note I am having a fabouls time, shopping, drinking, swimming, motorbike riding (my brother has a fab motorbike), more shopping... and then the baby shower this arvo. What a life hey?

Friday, 16 November 2007

Babies Everywhere

Here are some long awaited pictures of baby Levi. He is adorable and I just love the hair! Do you think his big brother and sisters love him?
Milla is 5 & 1/2, Indi is 3 & 1/2, Reuben is almost 2, and then there makes 4 with Levi.
2 girls then 2 boys. How lucky!

I have had a very busy week preparing my house for sale and the Real Estate Agent took photos yesterday. My house has never looked so nice haha! Always the way isn't it?? I thought yesterday - I don't want to leave now..... but the kids were home 20 mins and it was a mess again so I was over it! :)

This weekend I am off to stay at my Mum's house (with no children!) for my sister's Baby Shower. We are having a lovely afternoon in the gardens of a Cafe with lots of ladies. I have made her something special (Alison you know what it is), but I won't post pictures yet as she reads my blog and it will spoil the surprise.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, 12 November 2007

Baby Levi

Hi! I still haven't got any photos of Levi yet. Silly me!! I will get some today as I am having lunch with Ange. Our other best friend Mel is having a birthday today (Happy 31st!), so we are heading out for a girly day.

As part of the present for Levi, I wanted to share with you what I ordered from Natasha. She is so clever! Ange had one of these done for me when I had Chevy and we always talk about it, so I knew she would like one for Levi. I am laughing at the resourcefulness of Natasha when using the box of beer for packing. Love it Natasha!!!

A couple of other girls are putting money in and I have placed a huge order from Nikki for lots of goodies for baby Levi's room, so I will keep you posted on those. Very excited.

Had a great weekend. My parents came to stay and Mum and I spend all day yesterday cleaning and throwing things out. I told her we were selling our house and moving and she said (very nicely of course), "I think there are a few things things that need doing around her before people start coming through". Haha! Gotta love her. I am so used to the timber blinds being dirty, my oven being smeared with yucky stuff and don't see the junk behind closed doors. So after a full day of cleaning (my husband was even into it), I am feeling very cleansed and refreshed. I have moved out lots of my furniture and will put in storage (I have far too much stuff to showcase my house for the ordinary person coming through).

Have a great day, I am off to do some shopping before lunch. I am also hoping to have my new car today, so it should be a good day.

Katrina :)

Friday, 9 November 2007

So much to do

Always the way isn't it - if it doesn't rain it pours???? I suddenly seem to have so much on the go. After not having a computer for 2 weeks I seemed to use my time very well. My house had never been cleaner, the washing was always done and I even enjoyed reading. Tells me something doesn't ????? Too much time on the computer haha. Yes and I did miss it terribly and don't think I could go with out it EVER again. People say, well I didn't miss it really. But I disagree! I missed it too much. I love to check the weather everyday, I love music from youtube, and I really missed my friends!!

Anyway, back to what I was saying about being busy....

Firstly, we have decided to sell our house and build another. My husband has been on about it for a while and I finally gave in. I love my house and we have only been for 14 months, but I know in the long run it will be worth it as we will build something a bit bigger and this one will have a pool. The worst part about the selling is the waiting and the renting! Arrrr I am not going to like the renting at all. We have done this before, but I only had 1 child then, not 3!! I told my husband that I will be fine with renting as long as everyone has their own rooms and I can still have some of my 'stuff' with me. Sound a bit like a princess demanding things??? Hahaha!! He agreed, so I am semi-happy. We will be on the market officially in about 2 weeks.

Next, we bought a new car yesterday and this is something I am excited about! But we have 2 others we have to get rid of very quickly!!! So I am also not looking forward to the selling part here either.

My sister is having her baby shower next weekend so I will be leaving all my children and my husband at home for a night. I am soooo looking forward to this (is that being a bad mother?).

Christmas is fast approaching and I have lots to do. Still need to get a few more presents!

Then we are heading to my parents for a few days at Christmas (hopefully my sister has had her baby before), then home for 2 days and we pack up and head to the beach for a week!! Yay! We are going my husband's twin brother, his wife and their 3 boys too. We have rented a huge beach house and we are all staying together. Could be interesting LOL. 6 little boys and 4 adults.

Below is a project on the horizon (Ali - the handles are for this). My Mum has had this cabinet for years and it was from her grandfathers house. I know some of you are cringing at the thought of this being painted, but Mum is ready for a change in her house. I have the most divine handles on order for it and I know it will look divine when finished.

Below are some photo shots taken by Cruise (who is 5 and half). Good job babe!!!

And some new photos of me for blogging and facebook... I hate them, but don't we all!!!!