Turning 10

Little Lady recently turned 10. She was so excited! Double figures is a massive milestone when you are 9 1/2 😉

We wanted to make it special as you only turn double figures once but we found it very hard to help her celebrate. We asked her what she wanted to do and there was nothing she could think of.

Same went for presents. She’s really good in that she’s perfectly content with what she has, and that’s amazing. I love that she is like that. However, it’s extremely difficult at the time of year with both her birthday and Christmas coming so close together.

So what could we do? I surprised her with a unicorn cake which thankfully she loved.



It’s not perfect but I was quite impressed by the finished result actually. Thanks YouTube!

Hubby then arranged a rafting party for her. She loves the water and went indoor surfing last year. She was so excited. She invited her friends and started a countdown on her calendar.

They all had a whale of a time. They got very wet, both accidentally and on purpose, but every single one of them was smiling at the end.

Once they had warmed up in the shower and changed into dry clothes we had cake.


Think they enjoyed it, don’t you?

A Pair of Giraffes

Back in the summer my baby cousin turned 1. His mum organised a jungle themed party and invited everyone to come in fancy dress. Little Lady and I love dressing up and decided to go as giraffes. Okay, so maybe not technically a jungle animal but they are my favourite animal so they won!

We had yellow t shirts but I did buy yellow leggings due to being pressed for time. Using masking tape I marked off lines on both the t shirts and the leggings and then painted the spaces brown.

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I put a piece of cardboard up inside the t shirt to ensure the paint didn’t bleed through.

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Once it had all been painted I peeled off the masking tape and left the paint to dry.

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It’s so simple yet so effective. Little Lady and I had a lot of lovely comments on our matching outfits.

By the Bar

In my dream kitchen I have a breakfast bar that the kids can sit at doing their homework while I prepare tea. Pfft! Yes I know I live in a dream world but that’s the way it’s always been.

A while ago, possibly even a year ago now, we were given a bar stool. It needed a lot of TLC. The top fabric was stained, marked and scratched. The paint on the wooden legs was looking pretty shabby too.

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We are currently in the (very long) process of redoing the kitchen and we wanted a red theme. As it happened I had an offcut of red leather in my fabric stash which was a perfect size for the seat.

Hubby did a great job repainting the legs and recovering the top. He did go out and buy new studs as the old ones he pulled out wouldn’t stay back in.

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To be fair the stool gets used a lot. Mainly by D who thinks it’s a great step to stand on to reach the higher cupboards *rolls eyes*

All I need now was the bigger kitchen, the breakfast bar and kids who will sit down quietly!!!!