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The Week That Was… week ending 22nd June

June 22, 2012 8 comments

One of the blogs that I love reading has a weekly post called, ‘The Week That Was‘. I had been admiring the concept for ages. It is a weekly post filled with photos with captions of random things that happened during the week.  Just like Libby, from ‘Life is a Journey, Not a Destination’ I am a Project Life scrapbooker and I am trying to get 7 photos a week captured.

I needed more incentive to get the photos happening and I contacted Libby hoping she wouldn’t mind if I did a Week that Was post. She generously said she didn’t mind so here I go.

The week started with the last of the passports arriving, all ready for our upcoming trip to New York City!

And since we are heading to NYC, I have been keeping an eye on the weather over there. This is Melbourne’s weather and New York’s weather at the same time on the same date.

Earlier in the week I went to NQR. (its a grocery clearance store, I have spoken about them before) . I got all of the above for $19.51. Most of this has hidden away from the kidlets. The Magnums are for me. :)

We have always had a world map on the wall talking about where different people we know  go on their travels. Now it is our turn – yay! This one is new this week, the old one was helped off by a certain 2 year old…

Found some yummy gluten free rolls. It was very exciting to have a vegie burger on a roll. I know, its the small things.

We also bought baseball tickets online to see the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. HUbby is so excited.

Even though it wasn’t on my menu plan for this week, I had a hankering for potato bake so I made one. This one has potato and sweet potato in it – so yummy.

and finally here is my little helper, helping me out with the mopping.

I hope you had a good week

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My Weekly Menu including some Gluten Free Meal Ideas

October 10, 2011 1 comment

School is back for us and its Term 4. The last term of school already. We went to the shops on the weekend and Christmas stock is starting to be put on the shelves and oh crikey, I have to think of Christmas soon. Actually now!

Weekly Menu Plan

MondaySlow Cooker Risotto – this is Gluten Free if you use the right stock and I also add roasted pumpkin to it while cooking and then before serving I add sundried tomatoes. So so yummy.

TuesdaySlow Cooker Sausage Casserole – even though I don’t eat this you can make it gluten free by using gluten free sausages.

WednesdayGluten Free Curried Tuna Slice with steamed veg

Thursday – Honey Mustard Chicken for the boys, I’ll pass on the chicken and use the sauce to make Honey Mustard Stir fry veg – really nice – and gluten free of course!

Friday – Pumpkin Soup with Gluten Free Rice Noodles Cakes on the side

Saturday – Homemade Gluten Free Battered Fish – will be trying the new Vitarium Batter Mix I bought and homemade potato wedges with salad

Sunday – Simple Supper Night

Linking up with other meal plans at Org Junkie.

Have a great week!

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Lemonade Mouth Disney Movie DVD Review and Giveaway

May 23, 2011 12 comments

My six old son isn’t that keen on sitting and watching movies. Sure it’s a good thing that he always wants to kick the football or play cricket (except when it’s in the house!) but it makes it hard for me to start a family movie session tradition.

When the offer come up to do a review on Lemonade Mouth I was excited because the only movie he really did like was High School Musical because it had music in it and zero violence. I thought this would be perfect to get him watching movies.

When I asked him if it wanted to watch a Disney movie with me, he said no.  Then I told him about it. He said no. Then I said we can watch it with popcorn and lemonade.

He thought about it …and said yes.

Ah I finally figured out the way to get him to watch movies – food!

We sat down and watched the movie together, complete with snacks and after it finished I asked him what he thought. “It was good,” was his professional opinion and believe me, coming from him, that is a high compliment indeed.

I also enjoyed it. It revolved around 5 high school kids starting a band. They each have their own circumstances to deal with as well as being an outcast at school. But with all Disney movies, they work through them. They make some good music too and had my  son singing them at the end.

I definitely recommend Lemonade Mouth for a good old fashioned family movie. My son thoroughly enjoyed so I think it’s good for 4+ age group. Even your 10 year old will like it. It is rated G and there is no scary scenes or violence of any kind.

It will be released on DVD 1st June 2011. RRP $34.95

I also have one Lemonade Mouth DVD to giveaway – yay!

Details:

  • Giveaway is for one Lemonade Mouth DVD
  • To enter, just leave a comment on this post.
  • One entry per person
  • Australian postal addresses only
  • Giveaway ends midnight EST Saturday 28th May 2011
  • DVD’s will be posted after the release date, 1st June

Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy of the DVD courtesy of Disney Channel via Digital Parents. No financial payment was offered nor accepted for this post. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

What some extra chances to win? Here are other blogs that are giving away Lemonade Mouth, be sure to check them out.

Hello world!

June 3, 2010 1 comment

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Lest We Forget

April 25, 2010 Comments off

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Lest We Forget

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Happy Easter!!

April 4, 2010 1 comment



Have a wonderful Easter Sunday and break everyone. I hope Easter Bunny came to you all and that your long weekend is a safe one.

Images from marthastewart.com – how cool are the glittered eggs and the sugar cookies!

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My Dream Residence

November 4, 2009 Comments off



This weeks challenge from Blog This: is “Tell us about your dream residence“. As soon as I read the challenge I knew what I wanted to post straight away.

I just love American style homes, so big and grand and really nothing like we have here in Australia. You know the stereotypical ones that you see on the movies and sitcoms?

I have seen a few here, nothing like in the States. I love the big openess of them, the big huge kitchens and living areas. The big staircase and bedrooms. I just love them.

There are many shows on Foxtel that showcase these homes so I get my fix from them. My all time favourite is the house that was on ‘Something’s Gotta Give’. Apparently the outside was a real house but the inside was a set design. But I still love it. From all I have read on the internet, it is a popular design so I am not the only one who loves it.

I couldn’t tell you what type of design it is (does anyone know?) as I have no design knowledge, I just know I like this.

I love both the beach and the mountains so for me the house would have be situation with views of both…ahhhh… I would love to dream more but I have to head back to reality. This has been a nice challenge, thank you!

Images from: Architectural Digest

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