Saturday, 24 November 2012

Jelly Shot Madness

Each year for the past 2 (so far...) I have held what we call "International Jelly Shot Day" at our house. As far as I'm aware we not actually "international", yet... but it sounds much better than just "Jelly Shot Day", lol!
We have averaged about 110shots downed between 10-12 ppl both years. It can get messy, and ends up with some artistic creations, like the below "Easter Jelly Bunny" and "Giant Fruchoc in a Pond".

Also below is the aftermath, a collection of the empties ready to be washed, and put away for the next time that the desire for jelly shots arises!

Here are some of the flavour combos that I've made for "International Jelly Shot Day". I have also made Redskin, Toffee Apple, Pinktricity Nerd and Warheads. Plus Vodka Gummy Bears, they were sticky but delicious!

(The "recipes" are set out like this because I plan to make a little Jelly Shot book for myself with photos of each one, fun to have and add to later on)

P.S. if you love Jelly Shots too, feel free to join the fun on Facebook International Jelly Shot Day. Choose whatever day you want for your own International Jelly Shot day!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Xmas is coming...

Christmas is just around the corner. Scary, I know! And just to prove it to us, we got a large delivery of catalogs yesterday. Check 'em out! The stack will only get bigger each week leading into Christmas.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Supanova Adelaide 2012 (Day One)

Yes that's me with Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette from True Blood)!! So excited to meet him but it was pretty much "Hi!" (Photo taken) "Thanks!" and out the door again.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Supanova Adelaide 2012

The first Adelaide Supanova Expo starts with the preview tonight!! Sooo excited! We are heading down tonight to buy photo/autograph tokens.

Nelsan Ellis (Lafayatte from True Blood), I'm very excited to be meeting you tomorrow! With True Blood in mind, I did a very quick test of dripping blood nail polish this morning.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Heart shape friendship bracelet

So I found a tutorial through Pinterest for a knotted friendship bracelet with a heart pattern. As soon as I saw it, I knew I HAD to make one!

Luckily, I had some cotton in my crafty supplies. I set to work on it yesterday. It is tricky! You have to knot from both sides and join in the centre. There is lots of changing directions and can get confusing!

It's even harder, having an overactive 11mth old lil girl who has recently decided to start opening and pulling everything out of the cupboards!

Depending on how this works out I, hope to post a tutorial for this in a few days.

Below is what I have done so far...

Monday, 5 November 2012

Sleepy and stormy nights

Wow the heavens are having a party tonight! Lightning, thunder, rain, wind. It's got it all!!

Sadly though it means lots of noise at random moments which are very inconvenient when trying to put your baby to bed! Tonight, I was fighting what seemed to be a losing battle against bubba and the thunder. I had just started to accept the idea that Scarlett was going to be sleeping in with us when out of nowhere, silence.

Her monitor went quiet, instantly! After popping my head into her room I relaxed knowing she had just managed to fall asleep in spite of the theatrics happening in the skies outside. Hopefully it is going to be a good sleep tonight like the other good nights we are slowly getting used to.

After almost 11 months of life, our beautiful little girl has started "sleeping through". For this I am very grateful! I don't know what we did exactly or if she just worked it out by herself. Whatever it is I hope to keep it going.

It may take a little while for my body to adjust to it though! I'm so used to getting up and just generally getting very little sleep that getting a full night really knocks me for six. I'm sure I can get used to it fairly quickly though!

Hopefully the weather outside doesn't affect it tonight!