Saturday, 30 June 2007


Yesterday Mia had her 3rd haircut in 3 years...... I am wondering when it is going to get long??? I think Brie is going to have more hair than Mia soon!

We all went to bed nice and early last night I put Borat on and fell asleep before the end of it I think Mia went to sleep about 6.45pm and Brie was asleep at 7pm only to wake up and 11pm crying and very restless I really think that it is chocolate she had a little bit of a milky bar yesterday and I had choc topping on my icecream last night and she had maybe 4 little spoonfuls. I am going to have to not let her have any at all.......

We are going to little Cooper Blacks christening today I have been telling Mia this morning that she has to sit down in the church and be very quiet, I am taking the pram for Brie as she would just try to run everywhere I would say. Lets hope Mia is well behaved.

Well blogger isn't letting me upload any photos so I will do it later.

Thursday, 28 June 2007

{Last day of Term}

Wow that 10 weeks has flown, Mia got her new preschool shirt the other day so I took a photo of her last day of 2nd term this morning..... I can't believe how quick the week go buy.

I have just finished my LOVE letters this morning I woke up at 2.30am and couldn't go back to sleep so I got up and got them finished, they are going over to the Craft Cottage to show people what to they might want to do with them.

I am just about to head down the street and get my hair cut for about the first time in 8 months... The joys of having long hair. Salt has taken my car out to work today so we are going rug Brie up and walk down, I must remember to pack an extra blanket for Mia when I pick her up from preschool.

We played our second game of netball last night and I played to quarters of centre WHAT was I thinking.... I need to be taller at least then I could shoot or defend, it wasn't as bad as I thought I was definitely pooped though. So the walk today will do me good.

Not much else happening today, I am glad it isn't as windy and cold as it was yesterday.

Have a good day everybody.

Amie xx

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

{Pie & PJ's}

The girls have so much fun playing with this pram, Brie just love getting pushed around in it.

OMG as I am typing this, Mia is in the most HYPO mood I have ever seen her in!!! She is near bouncing off the walls...... maybe it is the medication she is on I have told her to go to bed and she just yelled back at me NO NO NO...... The little turd she definitely has a mind of her own!!

This is what I have been up too over the last 2 days cooking and staying in our PJ's..... Yesterday I woke up and we went for a walk I was feeling in the exercising mood. I don't know what happened today, I didn't want to get out of my Pajamas..... But I did, Mia and Brie didn't though as there was a PJ day at dancing today and they got to go in their PJ's.
Mia had another temp last night it was 40.1 so I took her to the doctor this afternoon and they both have throat infections and Dr Chan thinks that Brie who is all of nearly 14ms old is going to have ADHD......all because she wouldn't sit still and wanted everything on his desk and when I said no she starting crying! Gee he goes on with shit! I said to him Mia was exactly the same at this age. Oh no she wasn't he told me. I told Salt tonight when he got home from work and he reckons Mia was worse at her age, she is slowly starting to lesson so I have hope yet!
Well just a quick post tonight,
Goodnight, Amie xx

Sunday, 24 June 2007

{All ready for bed}

Well the girls of the Taylor household are all bathed and in PJ's ready for bed!! (that includes me as well)

I am a bit organised today I have even made a roast for dinner. Salt will be pleased that he doesn't have to eat 6 toasted s/w again.
I think it will be an early night for us all as I stayed up till just after midnight last night scrapping this LO for the third challenge.
Well I have the girls both in tears in front of me..... Mia wants to watch the wiggles and Brie just goes out in sympathy for her when she crys.
Have a good night all!

Saturday, 23 June 2007

{Friday & Saturday}

Brie has learnt to spin around this is the photo I got of her doing it today! She has also been very naught smacking her sister and when I tell her not to do it she walks over and gives her a kiss......... Mia has totally taught her to do this bc she will hit Brie and then when I rouse she kisses her and says SORRY BIRIEEEE!
I played golf on Friday, I had the best day - you don't realise how much you miss something until you start doing it again.... When Kay comes home I am going to start playing golf on Sundays again! *hehehe I sure you won't mind having the girls Grandma*

Last night we had the CC for Forever Always and it was great lots of new faces participating, thanks Leah, Briony, Kelly & I am sure I saw Skye's name browsing the forum....

These are 2 of my LO's for the challenges. Today there is a bonus challenge we have to take photos of our day and pick the fave photo and then there will be a vote.... this is mine from today.

Mia was quite sick yesterday & last night with a temp Salty said she didn't move all day and was still the same when I came home from golf..... she stayed like this until about midnight last night and then decided she was hungry! I had given her some jelly and custard earlier in the night and also making sure she was drinking lots of lemonade & of course the nurofen was brought out in full force. She woke up fine this morning so that was good.
Salty has just eaten 6 toasted sandwiches for dinner the big pig!!!
I will leave you with this cute photo of the girls asleep tonight....... They both just love our new king size bed as much as we do!!!

Thursday, 21 June 2007

{The Next 6 Months}

I woke up this morning to find a very happy email from Sonia asking me if I would like to stay on as a Guest Designer for Forever Always for the next 6 months......

was my quick reply LMAO!!!!

Thankyou Sonia for asking me it has made my day, week.... next 6 months! :o)

Now to go completely off the subject.... Brie makes me laugh, she over the last few weeks she has taken to pointing at something and saying whhats dthat as you can imagine coming from a 1 y old, so I tell her what it is I think she is pointing too. If I guess correctly she say OHH if I am wrong she just keeps saying whhats dthat. It is very cute, every night before bed she points to her huge framed photo of herself and says whhats dthat I say Thats Brie...... OHH she says.

Brie is just growing up so quickly Mia has just woken up and is laying on the lounge watching Dora so I put a blanket over her and Brie just went up and pulled the blanket off her and said BOO! Mia wasn't impressed......

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

{A Few LO's}

This is a scraplift of DT Louise from FA scraplift of Jo Carey's who is getting scrapjacked this month. I loved it so I had to try and copy it....

This is my Scrapbooking Sketches Aussie Style LO. Mel Goodsell did this great sketch, I just loved it.

Here is my LO for the 3rd challenge from the 123 CC I really really love this one.
You had to use Grey, Red & White colours, a photo from the 80's ( I am assuming I am between 18months and 3 years old here, & the 3rd criteria was to use either kitchen string or glitter I stuck with the glitter!!
I played golf this morning I haven't played 18 holes of golf in ages..... it was a lovely day and I went all right on the first 9 with a 49 but went to pieces on the back 9 and had a 57 (whoops) I ended up having 76 Net I think.
Salt stayed home with the girls, he did have some work to do but it wasn't that important and I needed practice before Friday as I am playing in a Pennants day.
Hope everyone is having a great day....
Amie xx

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

{Happy Birthday Kellie}

Happy Birthday Kell, hope you had a great day!!! Even if Bryce woke you up at 6am *Giggle*

This is a photo of the girls last night, Mia has taken to making beds for Brie to sleep in, so she got the pooh bear lounge out and Brie's pillow and said lay down Birieeee (this is how it sounds when Mia says Brie). So Brie lays down for her and Mia tucks her in and she say "Take a photo MUM" before I could get a photo of Brie........ Mia jumps in and aren't they SWEET!!!!!

I have been scrapping today I have nearly finished Mel Goodsell's sketch which I am just loving I really really like the way it has turned out. The rest of the stuff is a secret until the end of the month. I am just trying to find a photo of me in the 80's and I can make a start to the challenges for the 123 Cyber Crop.

This friday night Forever Always is having their Cyber Crop for the month, I hope a few of you girls come and join in on the fun!!! The prizes are excellent.

Today we went to dancing and playgroup so it was a busy morning which was good, Brie came home and slept until just after 4.... Mia was tired but because I was scrapping she decided to come in a scrap with me.

Look MUM I scrapping booking she says to me it sounds cute. This is what she has been scrapping she just keeps adding and adding to it!! BUT it keeps her occupied while I scrap so I let her go.

While I am sitting her typing I have been listening to "The Nation" on WIN it has made me laugh a few times so I might have to watch it again next week.

Only 2 more weeks and Mia's grandma will be home, I can't wait to see what Mia does when Kay gets home..... Mia misses her grandma soooo much so not too many sleeps now! and of course we will get to meet baby Alex - Mia will love that too.

Well not much else is happening so I will say goodnight to you all and leave you with a photo from Mia tonight I am sure Brie is wondering what her sister is up too when she starts taking photo's of her. :o)

Sunday, 17 June 2007


Brie, is not a happy camper this weekend..... All she has done is cry & whinge and cry some more! We went over to Kristin & Troy's yesterday and she cried for at least 45mins of the hour we were there I am not sure what is wrong with her so I will just blame teeth/
needles. Last night I put her to bed at 7.30 and she was up at 9 crying as soon as I picked her up she snuggled in and went back to sleep, so I put her back to bed and she woke up straight away crying so I pick her up AGAIN and cuddled her and she snuggled in and went to sleep.... so I put her in my bed and this is what she did. She woke up at midnight crying and 4.30 screaming..... Mia also woke up at 4.30 in tears because she wanted a new motorbike!!! She must have been having a nice dream.
She loves her little doggy, it is so cute.
I have altered this skirt/pant hanger, so I can hang up my fav LO easily. I also did one with a wire coathanger but I need to buy some bigger clips so I can attach the LO too it.
Mia has just tried to burn the house down...... I just looked up from the computer to see smoke coming from the kitchen, she has turned a hotplate on and burnt my hotplate cover!!!! Grrrrrrrrr
Hope everyone is having a great day.


Saturday, 16 June 2007

{More DT LO's}

Here are some more of my GDT LO's, the focus was on circles for the mid monthly newsletter.

Last night I chatted with the girl participating in the 123 Cybercrop, it is crazy you end up with a headache from staring at the screen keeping up with all the typing.....

I haven't done any of the challenges because you get 2 weeks to finish them.

I have only just turned my computer on for the day and surprise surprise my house is spic and span.... I haven't stopped this morning.

The girls have been playing in there Dirt Hole all week and today was no different they came inside filthy so I put them in the bath while they were in there I decided I would clean the bathroom and toilet and Mia decided that she would clean Brie, she washed her hair and then her body it was so cute. Isn't she a lovely big sister while she was cleaning her she must have noticed Bries little boobies, she kept saying to me LOOK MUM Brie's got boobies..... I just started laughing cause it really does look like she has!

Salt came off N/S this morning and has gone to Walgett to play footy I hope he makes it back in time for work tonight! He is crazy he is going to be so sleep deprived. (Stupid Football).

In other news how excited are we Kristal & Mark have

asked James & I to be baby Alex godparents. He is getting christened when Kristal comes home in July. In these photo's he is 7 & 8 weeks, Kristal said he just loves the monkey mobile he can be cranky and see the monkeys and start smiling!!!

Well Brie has just woken up so I think we might go and visit Grandad & take them to the park.

Have a good day everyone.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

123 Challenge

This is my LO for this month at 123 Challenge. I'm not very good at scrapping boys, the criteria's were
Polka Dots
Acrylic Stamp.
I have hand stitched the birds and the words.

I am happy with it but I think it needs something else.
Here is my Sleepy Bear, it looks a bit anorexic compared to Mels' but I will know to cut from a pattern next time..... This is Brie's as Mia has claimed the Panda!!

Brie just had her needles and she didn't cry nearly as much as I thought she would.
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Wednesday, 13 June 2007

{My Very own Blinkie}

Sonia at Forever Always has been very creative and given us our own blinkies. How cute are they!!!
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It was so cold here today that when we went to playgroup this morning we had too leave and take up a huge amount of space in the local bakery with all our prams. I had a pie and caramel slice and it was so yummy, really hit the spot. Mia & Brie shared a pie and a donut as well, it is getting easier to take Brie out to eat as she is starting to eat heaps more.

Played my first game of netball in about 4 years tonight it was so much fun I loved it. (For someone who was whinging and thinking of not playing cause I am so fat!! :0)) First I played GK then went off for a quarter and then GD and then GS I even got 2 goals from 3 attempts. I was buggered when I came home so I bet I will be sore tomorrow!!
Brie is getting he needles tomorrow, they are a bit overdue as I forgot the first week she had turned one, and then she was sick for 3 weeks and then I forgot again last week so tomorrow I will have to go first thing after I drop Mia at Pre-School.

I am off to do some scrapping lets hope the creativity flows.......

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

{Couch Jumping & Mud Making}



who is 6 today

Mia rang him tonight and said happy birthday, it was so cute.... they are so funny ever since Mia could talk she will talk on the phone to Nathan and James for as long as you will let her!

Couch Jumping and Mud Making - always equals lots of fun as if you can't tell from these photo's..... This is what the girls got up to on Friday morning it was quite entertaining for them, I was just waiting for on of them to hurt themselves. Brie is crazy she just dives off the couch and laughs..... at least Mia tries to land on a cushion!!!

Today this is what the girls got up to while playing in the backyard!! They were having so much fun playing with the mud.... there little hands were so cold, so again once the fun was over they came in a had a lovely warm bath. These are going to be great scrapping.

We went to dancing this morning the kids got to learn a new dance which meant we had a little concert to watch which is always fun.

I did a little scrapping today but I can't share as it is for Forever Always. I have noticed that Kelley has put a lovely LO in the gallery for the monthly sketch comp, come on all you other Nyngan girls why don't you have a go and you never know your luck you might be able to win a $25.00 voucher. hhhhmmm Leah, Skye & Narelle.

I still have the 123 challenge to do and Mel has a sketch for everyone on the Sketches Aussie Style Blog which I can't wait to have a crack at. I did the cybercrop over at The Little Scrapbook Shop on Friday Night I only managed to get the first challenge done as my sister was here and I only really had a few hours to scrap on Monday, there is some lovely work in their gallery.

My computer is sooo slow atm it is driving me crazy I am going to have to ring Telstra and see what is happening I am thinking I am just using my speedy download usage way too quick :o( All this blog stalking isn't good for your usage metre! It is like taking at least 10mins to upload a photo grrrrr.

Mums group is on in the morning I think I will have to make myself stay off the computer tomorrow and do some much needed housework. Brie is making it very hard at the moment to do anything as as soon as I try to do anything she will stand at my feet and squeal until I pick her up..... at least I have an excuse for the pigsty we are living in........ I think it is wearing a bit thin with Salt since I still make time to scrap and sit infront of THIS.

Monday, 11 June 2007

{My first little felt Panda}

Well here is my attempt at making little felt friends..... Don't look too close as it took me too stitch the eyes on before realising that you need to use only a few strands of the thread, I also had too teach myself too blanket stitch again... I can remember doing it in about year 3 at school. Thanks Mel for being so inspirational. I can't wait to make some more.

Well in other news my sister came to visit on saturday, she drove all the way from Sydney so that was nice. She left last night to visit my Aunty in Dubbo, so it was a very quick trip...... We went out to the Coolabah Goat Races yesterday for a few hours. I had never been out there before so it was an experience seeing the goats attached to carts and racing down the strip. There was also a man there entertaining the crowd with his Dog..... the dog was so cute it would jump through the hoop and when the guy put it up really high in the air the dog went and sat in the suitcase and shut the lid, he also juggled and tried to do some magic tricks.

Today Salt has made me help him clean the house and now we are just relaxing I might go and get some scrapping done.

Have a nice public holiday everyone.


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Wednesday, 6 June 2007

{A few photo's of Brie today}

She has learnt too stand up on the tramp, and bend those knees.... that is her jump anyway!!

I think I just like the blue background in this one, I will be able to do a LO with journaling around this photo.

She had had enough and just wanted to get off the tramp by this stage, Brie is used to having Mia to play with all day and Mia was with her Dad out the bush all day today, so Brie was just a bit lonely.
I had to leave her on the tramp as I was hanging the washing out and she had already had her bath for the night..... She decided that playing in the toilet would be a fun thing too do! {.........So Gross :0(......... }

I also thought I better get a photo of Brie eating these mini marshmallows she just loves them and eats a hand full in about 3 seconds flat it is so funny.

Mia and James got home at about 8pm it was a huge day for Mia, she went to play with Stuart & Emma Larsen. Thanks Rosey for looking after her all day! Mia told me she had a lovely time with the kids. She is so funny at telling stories she says it in a way that I can not explain but I can understand what she is talking about. iykwim.....

Anyway I think she will have a hard time getting up for preschool in the morning, hopefully she will sleep in till at least 8.30am. I don't think Brie will as she went to bed at 6.45pm I best go to bed as it is nearly midnight and I have been catching up on my folding from the 8000 loads of washing while everyone is in bed

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Tuesday, 5 June 2007

{Mia's Hospital Visit! - Sort of....}

Here is my LO for the Monthly Sketch at Forever Always.

Well what a day.... We got to dancing this morning and Mia decided that she didn't want to dance which was fine with me....... I am not going to make her dance if she doesn't want too! So I said OK put your jacket on and we will go home - And yes you can all guess we had another episode of "I want too, I don't want too. If I could have got her strapped back into the bike we would have came home but she was too busy crying saying she wanted to dance so I told her to go back in there and dance or we were going home.... She happily went and danced and did a great job, we had another preview of what is to come at the concert in August I can't wait!!!! They are going to be baby elephants.
We came home after dancing to get ready for playgroup, we got to playgroup and Mia asked me to push her on the swing, so I pushed her for a while and I was talking to Kristin at the same time and I wasn't really watching just pushing and Mia must have went to get off, but at the same time I pushed her...... I felt so bad I pretty much pushed her off the swing so she landed flat on her back hitting her head pretty hard on the ground. Mia is a pretty tough kid and it must of hurt as she cried and cried and cried, making me feel even worse about the whole thing. Anyway after about 15mins of sitting on my lap and crying and just sitting there with her head on my chest I asked her what happened and she said I pushed her off the swing and started crying again!!!
I was nearly crying with her at this point, She start to cough and then vomited all over me and the ground the poor little thing all she could say was get me a bucket. I took her up to the hospital then I thought she might have been a bit concussed or something. As we got to the hospital Sarah our wonderful childrens nurse was coming out and she checked Mia over (Mia was fine at this point I think vomiting helped) and said it would only upset her more by taking her into the hosp. and just keep an eye on her to make sure she didn't get drowzy later in the day, we went back to playgroup and she was fine like nothing had happened.

All I have done this afternoon is wash clothes I have no more pegs left to even hang the 3 loads that I still have to do tonight. I really don't like all these winter clothes!! So much for scrapping.

Here is a photo of what I have to deal with about 10 times a day with Brie, she just loves the fridge and is forever opening it. I think they were trying to tell me something as it was nearly dinner time when I took the pic.

I got this in an email this afternoon & I love choc chip cookies so I am going to make them one day. Not that I have ever heard of this place!

My daughter and I had just finished lunch at a Neiman-Marcus Cafe in Dallas.

Because both of us are such biscuit lovers, we decided to try the

"Neiman-Marcus cookie". It was so excellent that I asked if they would give me the recipe. The waitress said with a small frown, "I'm afraid not, but you can BUY the recipe.

" I asked how much, and she responded; "Only two fifty - it's a great deal!"

I agreed to that, and told her to add it to my bill.Thirty days later, I got my VISA statement, and the Neiman-Marcus charge was $285.00. I looked at it again, and I remembered I had only spent $9.95 for two sandwiches and about $20.00 for a scarf.

At the bottom of the statement, it said, "Cookie Recipe-$250.00". That was outrageous!

I called Neiman's Accounting Department and told them the waitress had said it was "two fifty", which clearly does not mean "two hundred and fifty dollars" by any reasonable interpretation of the phrase.

Neiman-Marcus refused to budge. They would not refund my money because, according to them; "What the waitress told you is not our problem.You have>already seen the recipe. We absolutely will not refund your money." I explained to the Accounting Department lady the criminal statutes which govern fraud in the state of Texas. I threatened to report them to >the Better Business Bureau and the Texas Attorney General's office.

I was basically told: Do what you want. Don't bother thinking of how you can get even, and don't bother trying to get any of your money back"

I said, OK, you've got my $250, and now I'm going to have $250 worth of fun." I told her that I was going to see to it that every cookie lover in the world with an e-mail account gets a $250 cookie recipe from Neiman-Marcus... for free. She replied, "I wish you wouldn't do that." I said, "Well, perhaps you should have thought of that before you RIPPED ME OFF!" and slammed down the phone.

So here it is! Please pass it on to everyone you can possibly think of. I paid $250 for this, and I don't want Neiman-Marcus to EVER make another penny from this recipe!

NEIMAN-MARCUS COOKIES (Recipe may be halved

2 (500 ml) cups butter

24 oz. (680 g) chocolate chips

4 (1000 ml) cups flour

2 (500 ml) cups brown sugar

2 tsp. (10 ml) (Bicarb) soda

1 tsp. (5 ml) salt

2 (500 ml) cups sugar

18 oz. (500 g) Hershey Bar (grated).

(Cadbury chocolate for Australians & South Africans)

5 (1250 ml) cups blended oatmeal

4 eggs

2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder

2 tsp. (10 ml) vanilla

3 cups (375 ml) chopped nuts ( optional )

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder.

Cream the butter and both sugars.

Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder,

and Bicarb (soda).

Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts.

Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at (180 °C ) 375 degrees.

The above quantities make ± 112 cookies.


Monday, 4 June 2007

{In all the excitement I forgot to check the MAIL}

Look what I got today in the mail, I just said to Salt did you check the mail today?? He hadn't so I went outside and there was heaps of mail, and look what I got!!!

When I won my sleepy bear from Mel Goodsell the other week, I emailed her and asked if where she brought her felt from was close? Well lucky for me it was and I asked if she wouldn't mind if I sent her some money would she pick some colours out for me and send it with the sleepy bear..... Well to cut a long story short she did and out of the kindness of her heart would not take any money from me. Thankyou soooo much Mel I can't wait to start creating these gorgeous little felt bunnies & bears. My pinking shears turned up as well another thing I found on Mel's blog. I think Fiona Carter must cut her ribbon lengths with these scissors as well.
I also won bingo in the 123 cybercrop a few friday nights ago so my rubons and gorgeous little card from Charmane turned up as well. Thanks Charmane....
Ok I am off to bed now.... I really hope the girls both have a sleep tomorrow at the same time now!!!!