Saturday, March 16, 2013

Why hello there

A funny thing happened today. I was heading out to pick up the girls from my parents place-only 5 mins away and I asked Ollie to grab my camera. Now I often take my camera when I am out and about but I'm not really sure why I decided to take it in this instance. Ollie grabbed the camera and passed it to me saying 'as long as you don't stop on the road to take pictures'. Odd. Not really because I have been known to stop for a photo opportunity but more so when we are holidaying, not simply driving from one suburb to another to pick up the girls. Hang in there, the real story is coming, I promise...

Anyway, as we were driving along I spotted this little guy.

Saving his life was definately the highlight of the day. I picked him up and moved him to safety. Thank goodness he didn't wee on me and fingers crossed he will stay off the road.

He was very lucky to have dodged a few cars and we were very lucky to meet him.
And how lucky I had my camera!

So we've been googling this and that in the hope of identifying him and we are certainly learning a lot about turtles, tortoises and terrapins.

After all the excitement, we got back in the car and the boy said to me 'I told you not to stop on the road and take pictures' and we laughed.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Treasure hunting

I've discovered some lovely treasures the past few weeks.
I am always on the hunt for pryex and milkglass and rarely find these items in my local oppies.

I was a very happy girl when  I spotted both. I may have even let out a little gasp.

Milkglass far left $3
I even cleaned up 'the messy bench' as it is affectionately known at our place and wiped down the shelving to make way for it.

Pyrex bowls $10 for both

This cute cotton bed throw was picked up a while ago at the handmade markets. The seller was having a destash!  $1.00 Yes you heard right!
It makes a nice bright change to Lulu's usual pastel room.

This $5 pyrex jug has been getting a tonne of use.

 And finally my absolute favourite piece of thrifty goodness...

This was stuffed in a box of junk. I was on my way out when I stopped and had a quick rummage through. What a lovely and lucky find. Just $1.00

I am so thrilled to be joining in with the 'op shop show off' over at Max's place.

Monday, March 11, 2013

February Snippets in March

In no particular order...

  • The Mr had a birthday
  • The boy started Hip Hop and he LOVES it!
  • Lulu staretd preschool. There have been some tears but they assure me she is having a happy day.
  • Saturday morning softball for the bigs.
  • Littlest love turned 4!
  • Boo enjoyed a day at camp and had a super day at her swimming carnival.
  • I baked some delicious soda bread using a recipe from this beautiful blog.
  • Lulu and I were sick. We shared the love tho thankfully the others were not quite as unwell.
  • There were roses aplenty..strawberries, only a handful.
  • Treasures were thrifted-more about that later.

  • We had a busy but fun holiday in surfers paradise for a week. 

I hope you had a happy month too. I am hoping things will move a bit slower around here this month.