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Monday, 30 June 2014

Monday Made It: A snazzy new bedhead

I've very excited to be linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for my first Monday Made It!! And, shhh... it's also the first Monday of our Winter holidays so life is really pretty good :)


The hubs and I are both home on holidays so we finally got around to making a new bed head. Ain't she pretty?!




We made her for a grand total of $60, which is awesome because the ones we found to buy were $300. There are heaps of bed head ideas on Pinterest but incase you're interested, to make Betsy the Bed Head we bought:

*a sheet of MDF 
*a packet of pre-cut Queen size Dacron filling
*pretty Upholstery material, and it was on sale, bonus!
*tacks
*the hubs already had 4 x L-brackets & screws

The hubs cut the MDF to fit our bed frame {1000mm x 1700mm} and we sanded the edges.

                  After we laid down the material we got tacking.


Then the hubs removed the middle iron work from our bed frame, attached L-brackets and screwed the MDF into the brackets.

Viola! All finished.


Sorry about the dark pics but it was after 4pm by the time we got it all finished. It's winter here so it's dark & cold and yucko, which is totally a legitimate word :)

Incase you were wondering Mr Ninja Man and the art work above are both by the very talented Sonia Brit from Bob Boutique, the cutest shop in the world.

Thanks for stopping by & happy holidays/vacation/week ahead,
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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Throwback Thursday with The Teaching Tribune

Linking up with The Teaching Tribune tonight for a 'true' throwback Thursday.

Oh my goodness, looking through old photos tonight to find one of me from Prep was, as it will forever be known, as "the night of the  bad hair cut flashbacks". Pretty scary as tonight I had a fringe cut back in at the hairdressers for the first time in forever and now I am regretting it due to me looking like I am back in 1990.

And thanks to the hubs for the endless ribbing about my glasses, fringes and other bad hair cuts. I love you too :)

So without further ado....



Around about-Five year old me at the zoo!

I've always been one of those kids that loved little kids. I either wanted to a teacher or a journalist but by the time I started Year 12 I knew teaching was for me.

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Monday, 9 June 2014

Monday Meet Me

Thank goodness for Linkys or I would forget to blog! I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Monday Meet-up :)



It is a gorgeous sunny (but freezing) day today. If I stay inside & read Northern Hemisphere blogs I can almost kid myself that it is Summer here too :)




I teach.... because it's awesome. Each poppet that I have taught has taught me more about life than what I could ever show them and that makes me feel like an incredibly lucky person to have been a part of their world & their wisdom. 

I have.... the travelling bug & a gorgeous, handsome, understanding, patient & amazing husband who let's me take off for weeks at a time to travel around the world... Honey if you're reading this, hint, hint!
I'm making do at the minute by walking around town, squinting & pretending it's Paris. 

I watch... a LOT of TV either online or from dvd box sets. My favourite is Buffy but The Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars & HIMYM all get me through too. I own a lot more but I stopped listing them because I think I may have an addiction!

I listen...  to music everyday. I love that I drive to work now so that I can listen to my favourite radio station. Love the app for Triple j too. I'm addicted to this song by The Kooks at the minute. Catchy! & awesome.


I read... too much! Everyday, any spare chance I get. It drives the hubs insane but its a multi-tasking skill to read & eat, read & cook, read & "plan".

I do... need Art. It's probably a weird one but keeping surrounded by art keeps me sane when I'm stressed out. Another reason that I love Pinterest.
Wandering around the Art Gallery, any art gallery, for me is better than chocolate. But chocolate is pretty amazing too!

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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Five for Friday- 6th of June

Hi-ya Peeps! Note my enthusiasm, as I ain't exactly feeling it at the minute but don't they say "Fake it til you Make it?" But I am linking up with Kasey from Doodlebugs so that's pretty exciting :)

~ One ~
Main reason for lack of excitement = report writing. I'm almost half way through. I want to be finished today!

~ Two ~
We had Prep 'Camp' this week, the poppets stayed at school from 9am to 5pm. The kidlets really enjoyed it, but not something I'm too keen to repeat in a hurry, it was 'loooong'. We played games, ate  fruit & had a special visit from the Police thanks to my team mate being friends with said police man. The kids LOVED climbing through the car and pressing the siren.





~ Three ~
We have been investigating rolling and sliding this week. We had a blast!


~ Four ~
Y is for Yarn. This is a great free activity from here. I had some gorgeous Mum's stay and help me punch the holes out of Y's in the morning. Bless them.


~ Five~
It's officially winter (boo). This was the fog on Wednesday morning. Driving to work was sc-a-ry.

Happy weekend, summer break or report writing (we can do it),
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Monday, 2 June 2014

Currently June 2014

Yay, it's June! I'm linking up with Farley for this month's Currently.



~Listening~
So I'm being very sneaky & trying to be a great multi-tasker and write this while at a PD with Sir John Jones on the 8 Pillars of Transformation. It's brilliant & I should be completely concentrating on him but I just freaked out when I realised it's June and I had forgotten about Currently. Oops!
If you haven't read it, get a hold of his story The Magic Weaving business. Add it to your summer reading list :)


~ Loving ~
This PD! Being inspired is great, my to do list is already massive. I am also loving sleep, my body is craving it this late in the term. I've {sadly} been going to bed at 8.30 this week. Sad but I feel better.


~ Thinking & Wanting ~
I need to work out if I'm in the right place work wise & what I'm going to do next year.... 


~ Needing ~
My reports are half way written. I am determined to get them finished this weekend.


~ Winter Bucket List ~
I wish it was summer here but we are officially in Winter. Our break starts in 4 weeks and I'm really looking forward to it. We are road tripping to Canberra, I want to get a ton of sleep and I have a bunch of sewing projects to complete while staying warm, drinking tea and eating biscuits {cookies}.
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