22 May 2012

a photo-a-day challenge with FatMumSlim May #2

Greetings all,
Welcome to the second 12 days of the photo-a-day challenge with FatMumSlim for May.
11. kitchen - i think it's fair to say i love red accessories in my kitchen.
 12. something that makes you happy - finally finding a vintage desk i've been searching for, only the lady in front of me put it on hold (literally, 5 seconds ahead of me) but she didn't come back for it, so it was mine the following day!!  Meant to be baby, $40 happy bargain too.  
 13. mum - i posted about my Mum on Mother's day, so i chose this image for this post, remembering the words my Mummy said to me when expecting twins "Jennie, of course you're having twins, you needed a challenge" as our first child was so text book eat-drink-sleep-healthy easy.  FYI twins were easier, they ate-drank-slept-healthy & had each other for company!!
 14. grass - how cool is this spongey grass our neighbours are growing slowly in clumps in their front manicured garden.  My children stroke it gently & update me daily on growth patterns.  Our patient childless groovy young couple neighbours are so kind, they'll say "let the children run, jump & pound the landscaping, it will test how good a job we've done."   
 15. love - i adore hearts & love this sparkly purse.  I want to take it to a wedding, it doesn't really go with my buttery yellow Alannah Hill dress with black sequins, but i adore it anyway.  Is there ever more love on display than at a wedding??  
 16. what you're reading - slowly eyeballing my collection of mother's-day-gift-to-me books, the French Cross Stitch Sampler is a must for the car trip to the Brisbane wedding, now i can use my hands again.
 17. snack - not every lunchtime in this household = a sandwich; nothing beats an avocado dip with Turkish bread, fresh from the markets, feeds 4 hungry children for $7 & is a one plate wonder.
18. something you made - this is a tough one for a designer & housewife, as i've made & created thousands of things . . . so i'm going with . . . i've made a wonderful life with this handsome soldier who i love & adore.  He would say "right back at you Jen."  He is doing what he does best - providing for his family, cooking us eye fillet steaks (something he missed while in Afghanistan) with a feast of salads.  He also needs his jeans repaired, i wonder who could fix them??  Can you spy the spotlight he ended up replacing himself??
 19. a favourite place - around the house, i love this shelf filled with Babushkas
 20. something you can't live without - a clear kitchen counter, simple.
 21. where i stand - no earth shattering political view here, i stand in boots: ankle, long, buckled, zip, heeled, flat . . . i love boots in Winter, they are essential, comfortable, warm & always on trend.
 22. pink - just head towards my middle girl's room & look up.  Took me a long time to embrace the colour pink, however, 3 daughters will push you over the edge, they're not pink pink girls, just casual pink users.  My son's favourite colour was pink, until the boys at school told him that was 'gay' (nice) so now it's his second favourite colour (hang in there boy, takes a real man to love pink!!)
 Thanks folks, i'll wrap up May on the 31st.  Love Posie


bron @ baby space said...

good idea to post them on da blog. I've been partaking sporadically through may on instagram. hope you're well lovely lady :)

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Poor boy - my cousin is a prep teacher and gives the boys things in pink and girls things in blue - trying to neutralise stereotyping early; I daresay it starts again later anyway. Also, my husband has a few pink tops in his wardrobe - he calls them 'aggresive salmon':)

Jan Maree said...

Ok, I love red in the kitchen too, and hearts, not sure I could ever call my twins easy, cute, but not easy they are too competitive, maybe you better buy handsome soldier a new pair of jeans instead of just mending those ones so he has something to wash when these ones are in the wash :-O and LOVE the fact that you needed three daughters to make you accept pink! LOL Oh and one of my sons loved pink for a while too and even wanted to be tinkerbell one year for Halloween in the States! Not sure he would thank me now if I had let him do that then! Have a happy day!

Mum on the Run said...

I love all your pics - but how sad that the one of your clean kitchen counter made my heart swell a little!!!
:-) xx

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE PINK ROOM. It's so cool

Yet again it's my room. Mimi C:

Greer said...

Ooh, jealous of that reading pile. Love the cutie-pie twin newborn photo. Memories... xx

Sindy said...

I remember those twins when they were babies - I could never tell them apart even when looking for the squishy ear giveaway! That green spongey plant is pretty irresistible - it looks bouncy...

Nancy said...

Okay so I love your clean counter as mine is a repository for junk and it is a constant battle to keep it cleaned off. But the white counter top is the bane of my existence.

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