Tuesday, June 1

Hi there!

Hi there! I hope everyone has had a good week, mine was pretty productive since I had to ban myself from the computer (lol). But my internet is now bigger than before so hopefully I won't run out again, that will teach me for all the internet surfing!:)

While I've been away I've been getting into some craft projects on my to do list, so when my car was out for repair I had the girls home with me and what better way than to keep busy on a rainy day then to get the fingers creating. I spotted this button flower project a while ago and thought it would be a fun activity to do using up some of my button stash. I bought some flower wire from Spotlight to use for the project, it was thin enough to fit through the holes of the buttons and not too difficult to bend, perfect for this project. So the girls and I started creating a little bunch of flowers. It was a really fun activity to do with the girls because it didn't require too much adult intervention and they made something pretty to keep which is always fun for them.

I had an empty cocoa container and had wanted to cover it and reuse it for storing the girls pencils but once I had finished making the button flowers I thought it would make the perfect vase for our new button flowers. Now I have pretty flowers everyday to look at and they didn't cost much to make either.
I just wanted to say thank you to two of my sweet blog friends Flick and Tina for passing on an award to me. I am really touched the two of you nominated me :) and the comments that you leave me are always so positive and keep me smiling, thank you. Please check these lovely ladies blogs out, they really are two very kind and sweet ladies. So as part of receiving the award I am to write 10 things that make me happy and to nominate 5 blogs. I'm going to nominate these ladies even though they have nominated me already, cheating I know but they make me smile when I get a visit from them. So my five nominees are:
1. Tina from Rubies Place
2. Flick from Everyday Chick
3. Amanda from Homely One
4. Nellie from McCarthy Design
5. Lynda from A Life of Charming Moments by Miss Prudence

Now my list of 10 things that make me happy:
1. My husband who is kind, thoughtful, understanding and the most supportive person I've ever met. I am truly blessed to have him in my life.
2. My beautiful girls who are growing into delightful young ladies and who always make me smile.
3. Craft and finding such a wonderful hobby that allows me to create things to give to others.
4. Gardening and it's fruitful rewards both in produce and by admiring plants and their beauty.
5. Cooking and providing healthy meals for my family.
6. My home. I love just being in it. We renovated it some time ago on a budget and I just love how it has changed into something I'm proud of.
7. Going for the 'Sunday' drive, as we called it when we were children, and exploring a new place.
8. I love to go bush walking and admiring nature and its beauty.
9. I love to drink tea. At the moment, Chai with a bit of honey and a dash of milk, yummy.
10. And the wonderful world of blogging, new friendships and inspiration.

I look forward to popping by to see what you've been up to while I've been away. See you soon and thanks for stopping by.


  1. I LOVE your craft project. It's so pretty. Your list is super lovely too. So nice to reflect on what makes you happy. xo

  2. Such a beautiful post. Those flowers are pretty and fun and the little list of things you love put some light in my heart. xo m.

  3. Your button flowers are so cute - a lovely display. Congratulations on your award Catherine - you deserve it - your blog is such a great read, one of the first I always head to when I see a new post of yours. I enjoy reading about your crafty projects, your baking and daily life with your beautiful girls. Your list is wonderful - I'd agree with everything on your list too :) We've been for a good old Sunday drive the past two weekends. Thanks for being so sweet and passing this on to me xx

  4. Hi Catherine. Congratulations on your very well deserved awards:) It was wonderful learning more about you through your list! I love Sunday drives and tea!! Thank you so much for passing this award onto me, it really means so much to me that my blog makes you smile:) I am so very happy we have met through blogging my friend.~ Tina xx

  5. Oh I had to come back and say how much I LOVE your button flowers, they are gorgeous!!! ~ Tina xx

  6. You have been very busy Catherine! Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for thinking of me and passing it on to me! I love your list of 10 things. I am really at a point in life where I can't wait to be able to stay home again and be a good mum, baking and crafting and making wonderful memories for my family! You are blessed to have that! xx


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