Monday, May 23, 2016

Fun Time At Taipan Trading

I love going to Taipan Trading. Who doesn't! They have the most wonderful home decor/kitchen plates etc to mention but a few.
Today the girls and I went to see what amazing finds there were to be had. 

I loved mentally making a huge checklist of things I want to buy for our new home ( when it's finished being built that is) the girls on the other hand... Love taking pictures with the home decor - namely the animal kind. 


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Brown Farm Relief Society Birthday Social 2016

Our theme for this years Relief Society Birthday Social was

Few of our favorite things.

I know, I bet you're already singing...

Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things,

The Sound Of Music. I had that tune running through my head for months while we planned this lol

So, we went with the Brown Paper Packages as the decor.

I made origami boxes using brown lunch sacks. Tied them with string and added the saying
brown paper packages that I printed off on card stock. Then the rest of the relief society board helped assemble, glue the remaining 60 boxes that I had prepared.

I made a poster from poster board.

Using more lunch sacks I cut out triangles to make a banner.
Bought large brown gifts bags from Zurchers for display on the food table

This was the front display.
I used some of 'My Favorite Things' to display.

Welsh Wool Blankets, Picture of Christ and a picture of the famous
Rain drops on Roses...etc which I purchased from Esty UK

One another table we had the sisters display, 'their fav things'
that they all had a chance to tell us about after the light dinner

For a little decor we strung paper lanterns I also picked up from Zurchers.

For dessert we assigned a sister to bring a centerpiece cake for the table. 
I must say they all looked yummy.

I made two.

A carrot Cake
before and after shot!
There wasn't any left by the time I went to get some lol

And the second one I made was a simple vanilla/strawberry cake.


Chocolate Oreo creation - that I had. it was so good.

Bundt Cake


German Chocolate

We also had two of the board members sing the song to and after we all joined  in

All in all the evening went great. Great food, great company, great fun.


House Update

So it's been a while since I did an update on our home that's being built.

We had our 4-way walk through. Then insulation was put in and the drive way, front steps and back patio poured. Then when I was over there on Thursday the sheet rock and mudding was done! Yea!

View from front door all the way to back of the house.
Stair railing has yet to go up.

View family room of the Kitchen 

The kitchen - double oven/ gas range side.

Upstairs landing/ bonus area. The banister still has to go up. 
You know - for safety and all that :)

This is the girls bedroom

Our master bath. The girls were appalled at how dirty the bath was lol

I said, once the builders are done they clean it so it sparkles :)

This is the spare bedroom.

This is our stone work for the outside.

I hope that this next phase will go quickly. The outside will get stucco and a fab stone work and sod.
Inside, paint, base boards and door surrounds, doors. Kitchen and bathroom will get done and the flooring/tile work. 

All exciting stuff :)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Granddaughter Number 4!

On Monday 2nd May my fourth baby granddaughter Alice Elsa Rosina Hayes was born.

12.45 in the afternoon, Alice came into this world weighing : 7 lbs 13 oz and 53cms (20.8") in length and not to mention the mop of RED hair like her daddy, big sister and me - her nana!


My eldest daughter Jodi and  Alice

Alice and her big sister, Hannah

Daddy, Simon and Alice.

Don't you just love all the Red Hair!

Aunty Ashton and Alice


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