Saturday, October 15, 2011

Around Our Place

This week has been a fairly quiet one for Grace and I as we haven’t ventured too far from the house. Apart from my Mum and a few friends popping in here and there, we’ve had lots of tea parties, spent plenty of time outside picking flowers and collecting snails (Grace is infatuated by them) and done a bit of baking. Yesterday we made a batch of delicious Mini Raspberry Melting Moments to enjoy for our morning tea which you can see above on the pretty china side plate I bought last weekend from a church fete.

I have also managed to get a few little crafty projects done, just a few small things for Grace’s room like the tissue box cover above. I’d originally seen a tutorial on Janette’s blog and ended up using a combination of two – the one she’d seen on Design*Sponge and one from here. I’ve also managed to finish adding a few new small touches to our ensuite and once I hang the little piece of artwork I’ve made, I’ll share some photos of it with you next week.

Today I’ve been alternating been pottering around the house and sitting outside in the glorious sunshine (after having a downpour of rain last Sunday and hail, tomorrow we have a forecast of 35!) Paul has been laying lawn all morning and ‘Grace’s Garden Corner’ is starting to slowly look a bit better now that the brick path and grass are in. You can see a current shot and before shot above. I have seen a cute little table and chairs at Bunnings which I’d love to get for here and once we fill the sand patch in the corner with sand, we just need to decide what else is going to go on the lawn – trampoline or cubby…?

How have you all spent your Saturday? Do you have anything special planned for tomorrow?


  1. That china plate is so delightful - I love the pretty design :)

    I'm spending my saturday nursing a very sore head after a night out with my very good friends in our local. An easy one for me today with a bit of crochet thrown in.

    Have a lovely sunny week!

    Leah x

  2. Those biscuits looks delicious Amanda. It sounds like you and Grace are having some lovely time together I hope you are feeling well and getting some time to rest.

    It sounds like tomorrow is going to be a very hot day, perfect to sitting in the shade or in the air conditioning. I hope it doesn't get too hot.

    Today I went with my little one to a birthday party at putt putt and then came home and did a bit of crochet. The plan for tomorrow is to do a bit of cooking, maybe some time outside in the garden and hopefully some more sewing.

    Have a wonderful Sunday. xo

  3. Gosh, you must be literally counting down the minutes, Amanda. I love your tissue box. That looks so much better than a daggy box. And isn't your lawn looking terrific! Take it easy! XX

  4. Oh those biscuits look divine! Hope you are well! My little one and I are spending quality time together today... we might go for a walk and a play in the park and brave the cold pool in our complex. Have a great Sunday! A-M xx

  5. I just love those biscuits, they're one of my favourites. Mine never look as neat as yours do though!
    Sounds like you are having a lovely weekend. Warm today so hopefully some of that heat will drift over to Tassie :)

  6. Hi amanda, gosh, not long to go now!! are you getting nervous? I am nervous for you!! so glad that baby is still head down, i had no idea they could be turned so easily!! I had a very busy saturday at work then at my brothers bday... hopefully not doing much today!!
    hugs to you, lauraxxx

  7. Amanda, the bikkies look very yummy. I think your pottering around with Grace sounds lovely. Enjoy.

  8. Oh little Grace and my Jacq would have a ball collecting snails and Jacq would add some worms to their collection..isn't it amazing how much joy they get playing in the garden. Those biscuits look delicious lovely...good skills! x

  9. The plate is gorgeous - I cant believe you are so close to the due date. Lots of love and luck for the birth xxx


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