I'm a woman, so I'm a shopper, I like it or not :)
We all are making some shopping from time to time - clothes, food, books, games, gifts... lots of things :) and we all used online shopping at least once in our lives :)
Hand up if you never shop online!
I know online shopping taking away face to face chatting with seller, chance to try things before buying,but that how it's works.
Shopping webs giving us a chance to find items we're looking for and we have problems with finding it, so more and more things we are buying this way.
If we like handmade stuff, we can check webs selling handmade items.
To be honest with you I like handmade pieces and even if I'm crafter and can make stuff for myself I'm still buying pieces I like :)
My last buy - gorgeous earrings with dragons from Genevieve from https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CreationsGEBO.
Genevieve is from Quebec, Canada and she's very crafty person. In her shop offer you can find earrings, rings and necklaces - beautiful pieces!
Here my new earrings from her shop - received by post today (very fast delivery).
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Saturday, 26 March 2016
Passing week was full of work, fun and thinking...
Cooking plans changed a bit cause my partner catch cold and requested cream-soup one more time in this week :) No extra costs, cause had everything needed at home :)
I was thinking what we could eat during our next week (including Easter) plus where to take Dom for him to have some fun during his Easter holiday. Cooking plans already in place :) Some of activities for Dom planned too - we are going for Easter Egg hunt to our fave community centre and next week we will go to Hancock Museum to meet Gruffalo :) If weather will be good we'll play in the garden, have a walk to the park, port or beach :)
Yesterday we took Dom to Tynemouth to see Pirate Maze... and we had great time :)
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Last weekend we agreed with my man that we need to do something to keep our dinners tasty and variable with not spending fortune on them and have a chance to delicately push Dom to eating more.
So... we sat and planned our dinners for whole week ahead. We bought most of ingredients during weekend with just few left till they'll be needed.
I have to say - we are sticking with our plan so far and to be honest with you I'm not buying more then bread, fresh fruits and juice in my current day-to -day shopping.
Till today we had:
* meat goulash with mashed potatoes & sliced cornichons
*veggie cream soup with cheesy&garlicky toasties
*lecso (my version of traditional Hungarian stew )
*lemon&garlic chicken with herby rice ( new recipe )
*Pea, ricotta & ham pasties
After tasting we decided that our l&g chicken need some little changes - less lemon juice and maybe more garlic.
Still in plan we have:
*jacket potatoes with cottage cheese with spring onions
* mixed bean patties with big colourful salad.
Dom is rather picky so far... He didn't touch goulash or lecso, ate cheesy toasties, handmade buns (added as extra to lecso :), lots of boiled rice ( tried chicken, but wasn't impressed), ate biscuits made from pasties dough ( he cut them out with cookie cutters) with extra ham on his plate.
Hope he'll be less fussy some time soon, cause he's starting full time school in September and will be eating dinners there. Fingers crossed for that :)
Monday, 21 March 2016
We really like our trips around the UK. So many places to see :)
At the moment we are not travelling too far cause Dom going crazy if we are too long in the bus... hmmm maybe train will change that :)
We still remember our trip to Lake District - middle of October 2006 - amazing weather, like in mid of Summer - around 20 degrees...
Friday, 18 March 2016
Looks like today was Dinosaur Day for Dom :)
At nursery they had stories about dinosaurs and Dom was naming dinosaurs - now ladies there know that T-Rex is his fave :)
He back home with beautiful red paper long-necked dinosaur :)
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Foggy week.... Just little bit of sun... Hope that will change for better for weekend.
Sometimes I feel like a barometer... Headaches when pressure is going up and down... moody and tired when see no sun... sleepy during the day and totally not during night time.. crazy isn't it?
Ah, well... getting old I think :)
On Tuesday Dom had his first day in Baking Club at nursery and I think he enjoyed it, cause 'talked' a lot after I picked him up :)
They were making Gruffalo Crumble - hmmmm tasty :)
There were also tasting veggies and dips - I'm not surprised he dislike hummus ( all things with texture of mash potatoes has no chance with him, he's just not touching it).
His files from first Club day contains recipes for Gruffalo Crumble and fruity salsa - we will practice both for sure :) I'm curious what they'll try next time.
For me this week except not specially nice weather is good - had bit more time for myself :), added vintage style cards to my etsy shop offer, thinking about trying new cake for Easter :), planning what we will do with Dom during his Easter break, which is not easy, cause have no idea what weather will be around that time...
I hope for a bit of sunshine, then I can take him for walk to park or on the beach or just go for bus trip somewhere :) I want him to enjoy weather and maybe we will have a chance to see more blooming plants and more animals :)
Monday, 14 March 2016
Last week was some kind of busy...
I was at doctors to find out I don't need antibiotics any more - happy me :)
Then I add Dom's name to new Baking and Cooking Club at nursery - first day tomorrow :)
On Friday I made new earrings - for myself :)
Sunday, 6 March 2016
We had crazy Friday... Not much sleep cause Dom was sick... My poor boy...
We tried to have more sleep last night, but... that was just our wish.. :)
Dom drank lots of water, ate just a bit, but felt much better then on Friday evening and today he is old himself :)
So... yesterday when Dom was playing with Daddy I took few bracelets I made ages ago, like this one:
Friday, 4 March 2016
I love vintage/shabby chic style cards, but never try make one.
So today, when playing with tag puncher and stamps with Dom, he loves using puncher :) , I decided that I'll give a go :) .
I stamped image and sentiment in chocolate brown on cream card and add some delicate colouring on image.
- Monika, Northumberland, UK. Mid-age, still tomboy, Mum of one, crafter, bookworm. Love being in jeans, T-shirt and pair of sport shoes :) Happy if can travel, sightseeing and take photos Do not bother much about my grammar please, English is not my first language, so I'm trying my best to improve it :)
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