Saturday, December 26, 2015

December Daily: Dec 23

My peace and quiet is currently being shattered by the sound of the circular saw and the hammer... yes Michael is up to another project again!  This afternoon he 'acquired' several old pallets and he's now busy making me herb planter boxes.  They do look pretty good and I know they're going to be useful!

On Wednesday Dougal was trying very hard to be in my good books... either that or he was buttering me up for his big ask!  From the moment he woke up he went on and on about going to see the 'twinkly lights'.  He'd seen the map for the lights on Daddy's phone and he wanted to go and see them.

Somehow he managed to talk Daddy into going to Bunnings and Mitre 10... I imagine it was quite easy actually... and when they came home Dougal proudly presented me with a beautiful peace lily.  I've got it in my tall pot plant stand in the art studio and it's perfect.

Michael has been on a mission to do lots of little jobs lately and one that he decided to do was get rid of all my old pots.  He thought that since I hadn't used them for so long that I mustn't want them and before I knew it they were listed on Trade Me.  In the end he got $40 for the pots which was actually pretty good and still a bargain for the buyers!

For dinner Michael decided he wanted to cook.  He's been working on cooking the perfect steak and he's pretty much got it worked out now.  He did steaks, onions, mash and then he made a mushroom sauce... so divine!

After dinner we took the boys and went around to pick up Krystal and look at the lights.  Dougal sat up on Krystal's knee so that he could see out the window easier and the lights really were beautiful.  It really was 'merry and bright' and some people have made an awesome effort to decorate their homes for the holidays.

For today's creative pieces I headed back into my stash again.  I used another Christmas bird along with a cork star and the date star for the top piece.

For the bottom piece I stamped a Bo Bunny stamp I've had for a long time.  This Santa is really lovely and almost always stamps perfectly.  All I added was a wax seal... remember using those???

I hope you're all enjoying the festive season and managing to spend some time relaxing with family and friends.  Stay safe and enjoy xx


  1. Yeah Mike getting those pots sorted & sold. I am so glad his eye is on the mend. My husband developed retina tears earlier in the spring & it's still on ongoing problem - SO many trips to eye specialists & surgeons - sight is so precious. Here's to sparkle in 2016.

    1. Sight is definitely precious! Unfortunately Mike's eye still isn't quite right so he's going back to the specialist tomorrow.


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