Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Two Posts In A Week

I know, I know. Blog posting with me is either feast or famine and apparantley August is heading towards the feast side of things but I just had to share.....

I picked up my August Fandom of the Month Box this morning on my way to work and just had to share what it contained.

Now this should give you a clue - it was on top and is a postcard and a fridge magnet.

Do you know what this months theme is yet? Another clue to follow:

Yes it is a HOGWARTS themed box and it contained:
A bracelet made up of all the Houses badges (now not sure if I will wear this but it can be repurposed)

Earrings - which if you look closely have Hogwarts on them (these I am currently wearing)

A Fat Lady necklace and she moves when you twist it from side to side (now I will probably wear this but take it off the chain and perhaps put it on a ribbon or something)
And last but not least.......

A Whomping Willow ring, this is awesome and have already had comments about.

For about $33 Aus a month this is a great little treat to myself. Now wonder what the August box will bring. Oh and I promise I will take pics from the beginning of the opening process :)

Monday, August 8, 2016

What August Already

What happened to July, it seemed to just whiz past.

I thought winter was supposed to be a time of hibernating, lounging in front of the fire/heater, binging on tv and crafting or reading the weekend away....nup not for this girl. July seemed to be super busy what with work and committments on the weekends (I did manage to have a few three day weekends but that extra day was spent doing housework).

Anyhoo what did I get up to in July......

We have had lotto jackpots everywhere but alas nothing for moi.

I have been op shopping (charity shopping for those not in OZ) and picked up some great little bargains...

Got this for $5, I now have friends scouting around for the rest of the set. A complete set on ebay is $$$ and I don't mind if they are different colours. This one has had the handle glued back on but that doesn't worry me.

Next I picked this up

This too was only a couple of dollars, it was the colours that I feel in love with and I repurposed it into a votive candle holder which is currently sitting on my kitchen bench.

This gem was only $2.25 as it was damaged, now I think something from the 1930's shows wear not damage and all I could find was a little chip on the underside of the rim.... It is English china and it is gorgeous.

Now I am not someone who puts this stuff on display and not use it. The flour container is holding flour, and this bowl will be used when needed.

I didn't get much cross stitch done in July but did finish knitting the back of my new jacket/cardigan and hope to get this finished in time to wear it a couple of times before summer arrives.

All my tv shows seem to have finished at once so I am looking around for new things and found Thirteen "26-year-old Ivy Moxam steps out of an ordinary house, on an ordinary street, on an ordinary day. Ivy hasn't been seen for thirteen years, she was kidnapped in 2003 at the age of thirteen."
I have watched episode one and have enjoyed it so far.

What I have tried to watch in July and just couldn't get into:
  • Wayward Pines S2 - loved S1 but....well I don't know what it was but I have now deleted it from my planner.
  • Mama Mia the movie - OMG I wanted to poke my eyes out after 30 mins

Saturday night I made this for dinner Bacon Wrapped Chicken with parmesan  hassleback potatoes, it was lovely but I think I will tweek the recipe next time and use some maple syrup instead of brown sugar and do more potatoes according to MOTH!

Ciao till next time

*Rita if you are reading this post ..... you will have a letter soon, I am writing it in dribs and drabs :)