Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shave for A Cure

I am shaving my head for the Leukaemia Foundation Shave For A Cure. My mother in law suffered from leukaemia for the past 5 years and has very recently passed away. She was a wonderful, wonderful lady and will be missed so dearly by so many.

In a way to show my love and support, I am shaving my head and taking part in Shave For A Cure to raise support and gather donations as Leukaemia can effect so many people, young and old. That, and the fact that I loved my mother in law so much, shaving my head is the least I can do.

I do believe that I am going to look like a woman prisoner, either that or I had a huge case of head lice and shaved my head. I don't mind either way though. I have my husbands full support, it took him a while to get his head around the fact I wanted to do it, but he came around 5 mins later. I think he was scared that people may think his wife may have just come out of prison or that I had a bad case of head lice. he he

It would be great if you could help support me and this cause, I have attached the link to the Leukaemia Foundation. Here's a photo of me on my wedding day with Mr Happiness and my beautiful Mother In Law - Robyn, who is finally at rest...Love you. You will be cherished now and forever always xo

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Almost Over

Holidays are almost over and I hate to say it, but I cant wait till my 'mosters' go back to school. I love being home with them, (when the aren't fighting) but then I hate that I haven't 'occupied' them enough. 6 weeks is a long time for holidays. When I was a kid, I thought it was the best thing in the world, watching movies all day, hanging out with all the kids in the street and having a few outings with my parents during the week or over the weekend. These holidays haven't been that bad. The boys go to vacation care once a week, to socialise with their friends and for me to have a day to myself, they've gone bowling, movies, have caught up with some friends, Christmas, Boxing Day, then there is the lead up to Christmas and Boxing Day, trips to Sandgate for walks on the beach and a swim, fishing, crab potting. I am sure there is more fun that was had, but the holidays have been so long I cant remember what we have done. But I (we) have nearly 2 more weeks of holidays to go to pack lots of fun in..a trip to the museum and Southbank is on the cards, then my mum is taking them to the movies and another trip to the beach is in order as well. Then theres covering the books, putting names on every single school item..and before we know it, holidays will be over and then back to school, back to some 'normality'. Normality in our house means - making school lunch's, finding socks, finding shoes, school uniforms and then theres a mission to actually get out of the house and into the car. Oh yay, I cant wait until school is back :)

Here are some pics of what I have been up to. I am still planing on going to the markets in mid February, I cant wait..I am buying myself a beach umbrella as the gazebo I want is about $110. Maybe I will buy 2 or 3 beach umbrella's. I have a list of many more things I want to create before the 'big day'. I have found that if I make a list of what I want to achieve by the end of the week works really well. I just wish my head would stop popping ideas into it so much all the time, because I have trouble catching up.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Op Shop Spree

Today, I treated myself to a op shop 'spree'. Now, when I say spree, I'm not talking heaps of $$, just 20. Which is my little treat for working 12 hrs on a Sunday at work. So I had $20 in hand and had a few things in mind as to what I wanted to buy. I went in the same shop a week before Christmas and saw a girl guide sash with all the badges on it and a collection of Sesame Street Encyclopedia's, 13 encyclopedia's for $5. BARGAIN. At the time, I didn't have enough cash as they didn't take eftpos, then I totally forgot about going back there..silly season and all.

So I went back there today with $20 and my 2 little monsters, which were on their best behaviour believe it or not. I think someone had snapped up the Girl Guides badges and sash and the 2 metres of elastic (for $3). But I did find a metre of ric rac ($1), a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle curtains, a Noddy sheet and a great notebook. Oh and I searched and searched for the Sesame St Encyclopedia's, which I found, down side to finding them was that the wernt $5 the lot they were $10 the lot.

I have read alot of blogs and craft interviews recently and have found that ALOT of people go to the op shops for their materials. I think that this is a great idea. Makes your work very unique. I love op shops, always have. I remember living at the Sunshine Coast when I was younger and every Saturday me, my mum and my brother would hit all the op shops that covered the coast, I loved it. I am so happy my mum taught me to be 'thrifty'. Since having kids, I am a huge op shop (and flee market) shopper more than what I already was.

I have put some pic's up of my $20 Op Shop Spree. Not sure what I am going to do with the TMNT and Noddy material/sheets. I am thinking of nappy boomers (covers) or cute library or tote bags..will let you know what the outcome.

Oh and big things to come for Kazza's Happiness...! Watch this space :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ready for 2010 ??

Goodbye 2009 and welcome 2010.

This is the first year in a long time that I actually know what I would like to do (I shall keep you updated when (or if) I actually have much luck with any of the below). I am almost certain that I have forgotten many more...but I shall keep you updated with those aswell.

Meanwhile, these are just some things that I would like to achieve during 2010

Spend more time with my family
Being healthy
Attempt Pole Fitness & a hip hop dance class
Create and explore more
Learn new skills
Getting Kazza's Happiness out to the big scary world
Have market stalls
Having fun and laughing more
Complaining less

2010 will be my first year as a wife, and part time worker. Working part time is a huge step for me, I am no longer stuck in the '9-5 Grind' which will be an experience in itself.

So a huge CHEERS to you all and may 2010 bring you whatever you wish for (and a bit more)