Sunday, 28 August 2016

Happy Birthday Heather..

O my little girl is all grown up with girls of her own..she is so beautiful and full of life.
Hope you have a nice relaxing day.
lots of love from us all..
xx

Friday, 26 August 2016

Giveaway update..

Hello all,how are you today?
Well i have only 2 entrants in my giveaway that are in the Uk..so both of you will get a set of transfers..
Simple Living and Karen..please leave your name and addresses in the comments section and i will send them out to you both..
sara

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Painting,Pickling and Plums..

Hello all,how are you doing today?
The weather here has been glorious and we have been enjoying it with the girls in the garden..when it has got too hot we have retreated  indoors,plenty of juice and icecreams.
The boys have been to the allotments and harvested more beans and tomatoes..also our Raspberry bushes are literally groaning with fruit. We have picked as much as we can for now and i have frozen a majority of it and gave some to my daughter who came with the twins yesterday.She in return brought us a huge box of Quaker Porridge Oats..now that has been added to our pantry and it will hopefully see us through some chilly mornings.
As the weather has been nice i have been painting..i finished the gates off and hubby put them back up for me..they look much nicer than the black,peeling and going rotten set..hubby has sanded and filled holes also we put some aluminium on the bottom of one side to stop it rotting completely .
Before

After

Shed door painted the same colour as i had some paint left

Front garden is coming along nicely,the grass seed took really well and the hedges are growing..we can't wait to take down the fence and let some more light in so the hedge grows quicker and thickens out

Flying ants were everywhere yesterday..hundreds of them . I tried to take pictures but the little sods wouldn't hold still lol,can you see this one.

 Our first crop from the Plum tree..beautiful and delicious as well..there are the same amount still on the tree but they are not quite ready.. this first lot will be made into Plum pudding and pies and crumbles
I pickled some Beetroot and tomatoes..they are an experiment really..
So thats what we have been up to..how about you ?
take care
sara

Friday, 19 August 2016

Quick giveaway..

I had a look through my little stash of stickers and labels the other day.i have far too many so i will be giving away 2 sets..if you would like them leave a comment and your name will be put in the hat to be drawn next Friday.
 2 sets of transfers for glass jars.,bottles or whatever you want.

take care
sara

A day out in all its glory..and a Crappin recipe

Hello all, how are you doing?
We went to our favourite place on Thursday..spent an entire day just wandering.No phones,no internet..it was fabulous..we were shattered when we got home and boy did we all sleep well.
I made a picnic and drinks for us..we also took our kite..unfortunately there was no wind only a light breeze..which was weird as usually at the top of the hill its always windy..but not that day.. o well next time.
Iris and i did manage to attract a swarm of little flies that followed us just hovering above our heads for a good hour or so..we finally lost them in the woods..it was quite annoying being dive bombed by lots of small black flies.We either smelt like a cow pat or a flower..i prefer a flower.
We had a great time..just sitting and watching the world go by..lots of does and stags about with the babies..also a very brave little squirrel took its time to go past us and climb up to safety..he was in no hurry what so ever..neither was the little jack rabbit..we just sat and watched,which in itself is a miracle as the girls were quiet.
Here are some gorgeous pics of our day..












 We did pop in the second hand book shop..i found this recipe book..it has some really good recipes.
 This one made me chuckle though..not a good name really..
Take care all
sara

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Cinnamon Doughnut recipe..

I have been asked for this recipe..its not mine i must say that..i found it on Pinterest and had to try it..
You will need a doughnut tray..i bought mine from Ebay for a few pounds..
And where it says oil your pan..you really need to do that..my first lot got stuck..but the second ones didn't.
Here is the link for the recipe..
http://www.sweetestmenu.com/blog/baked-cinnamon-sugar-donuts
Enjoy ..
sara

Making the little things pretty..

Hello all.
Firstly welcome to my new followers..Mickle in NZ,The 3 year challenge and Gaynor Hodson from Bloglovin..hello..welcome to my little bit of blogworld.
I like pretty things always have and always will but for me they have to have a function as well.The pretty china is used daily and cups and saucers too..i love glass ware as well..i don't store them away, i like to use them as they should be used. My table is set with old plates and glasses with pretty placemats or napkins and i love it.
I find that some of the things i like are getting more and more sought after and expensive..charity shops used to almost give them away ,now its exorbitant prices and half the time they are chipped and in some cases not even had a wash ewww...i saw some pretty tumblers in a charity shop last year and they had bloody lipstick stains around the rims..i didn't buy them a) because of the stains and b) the price was so high..i reckon they must still be there.
So back to them being functional..i was given an old sweet jar last year that has a lid..its just the right size for my cotton wool balls..and the lid keeps them clean..
I wanted to pretty it up and knew straight away where to go for some lovely label printables....http://thegraphicsfairy.com/.her website is one i could lose myself in for hours ..i look through it all and its a shame i don't have enough frames to print out everything i see..my house would be bursting with pictures.I printed off a label for my jar..what do you think?


Its only a small one ..i used the rest of the paper to make into little list size pieces.

I also painted my Buddha..he has been green for years and was looking very dirty and had some chips in him so i painted him white


He had 2 coats of white paint and is now dazzling.
Lovely.
take care
sara