Sunday, August 22, 2010
Red Cross... http://1.redcross.org.au/?fuseaction=newsroom.latestnews&sub=633
See Sam Upcycled kids clothing... http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=10799&id=116230585077775&ref=mf
Eco Toys Rainstick Tower... http://www.ecotoys.com.au/store/view-wooden-toys.php?toy=19
Little scents... http://www.littlescents.com.au/
Dragonfly toys (thanks Vi Nguyen!)... http://www.dragonflytoys.com.au/shop/index.php
Bubblebum clothing... http://www.bubblebum.com.au/
Durand Water Filter (fluoride)... http://durand.com.au/fluoridefilters.html
Miessence mineral mask... http://carbonfootprint.mionegroup.com/en/product/11304 and Cleansing bar... http://carbonfootprint.mionegroup.com/en/product/13211
Scamps boutique wooden rewards system... http://www.scamps.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=23&products_id=84
Share your love... http://shareyourlove.com/#849 and http://shareyourlove.com/850
Deceptively Delicious... http://www.deceptivelydelicious.com/site/
Biological Farmers of Austraya (cheers Cara!)... http://www.bfa.com.au/index.asp?Sec_ID=132 and http://www.organicfooddirectory.com.au/
Vege gardenin for begginners... http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/vegetable/vegetable-gardening-for-beginners.htm
Companion planting... http://www.figtree.org.au/companion_planting.html
Gardening in small spaces: http://gardening.about.com/od/vegetables/a/SmVegGarden.htm
Tracey's links... http://green-change.com/2009/10/18/video-permaculture-concept-bill-mollison/
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Is a great place to take kids of all ages, entry is free, so all you have to pay for is parking or public transport. Butterfly sure loved it! She crawled around (refused to be picked up) and had fun discovering all the artefacts and animals... probably her favourite was the ant farm, which had little lights on cords that she had a ball fiddling with! She also liked the humpback whales near the entry... according to her they bark like dogs??? Bless her.
Anyway I leave you with some photos from today...
Inside a strangler fig!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
She did enjoy the animal farm!! This pesky goat kept trying to eat my hair and Butterfly's pants... I much preferred the calm sheep.
Butterfly tried to hug the animals!! She was most intrigued by the fluffy chicken and the Llama. There was a baby calf, which had runny poo running all down its legs, it wasn't a good look. When I mentioned it to my hubby he said, "Oh, thats probably because they are feeding it some crap formula instead of letting it be with its Mother!" I had to laugh, I didn't realise how much my pro-breastfeeding talk had influenced him...
I came across this cute stall of wooden toys, and got Butterfly this wooden shape sorter for $19.95!! I was stoked, I'd been looking for a good one, and this is a good one! I also spent a lot of time at the Bella Bumz stall talking to Rebecca, who had her precious baby asleep on her chest. Cluck cluck cluck!! I was impressed with her cloth nappies, I can't wait to try one! I have also ordered some cloth menstrual pads through her, I'm looking forward to getting them. Rebecca is super friendly and talented, you can have a squiz at her site here.
Butterfly's Dadda enjoyed the fair too, he bought this Penrith Panthers hat for $5 (modelled beautifully here by Butterfly) plus some other Panthers stuff, and dragged me (briefly, thank GAWD) through the old cars they were showing. All in all was a great morning and we will go back next year!
This arvo we went on an adventure to Ikea with Butterfly's grandparents. Which is always a bonus, as her Nanna can't resist buying her anything she shows an interest in!! As a result we came home with a tent and a tunnel courtesy of Nanna, and I bought her a cane chair, some soft fruit/veges/breakfast sets to go with her wooden kitchen she's getting for Christmas... and some random bits n peices (like a dishwashing brush, to do away with disposable scourers, ya know??) Butterfly has such a blast at Ikea, I must remember that when we are stuck for something to do on rainy days! I don't know if they approve of me sticking her in large bins full of sheepskin for funsies... but until the mention it, I'ma keep doing it!
To cap off a great day, I made Mars Bar Slice this evening, with Butterfly hanging around my ankles crying "Ta...Ta... Taaaaa!": her way of saying, Mumma I want some of that... GIMME! So when I was done we sat down on the kitchen floor together to lick the bowl! She really applied herself to the job, and as a result we both ended up having a second shower before bed... her Dadda shook his head at us, but life's all about the simple pleasures, am I right??
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I tried to keep it to things I REALLY needed, so I still have stuff to order next month, and this is what I reduced it to! Oh, and that's Lavender standing guard over the new booty...
- Baby cream wash (smells sooooo good!)
- Foaming hand wash and concentrate: the concentrate fills 10 bottles and the foam is SO luxurious! One pump is ample, so should last AGES! Which is a good thing, coz I am so in love with this product! I wasn't all that excited about getting handwash, but when I got it I nearly went nuts! It is the prettiest smelling thing EVER!! Like barley sugar lollies! In fact I think I have to go get some barley sugars for my fix instead of washing my hands every two minutes...
- Reflect Outdoor balm, as Butterfly and I spend a lot of time at the park with friends and I needed a good sunblock for her precious head! Haven't tested that one yet.
- Jaffa lip balm... ORGASMIC!
- Ancient Spice Roll on deodorant for Mr Footprint, he mowed the lawn today wearing it and didn't stink, so its a winner! (this one isn't pictured, hubby ran off with it as soon as the order came)
- And one each of the two flavours of exfoliating cleansing bars. They come in these great natural sock things that exfoliates while you wash... I've only tried the tea tree one but its great!
In other news Butterfly went up to the toddler class at swimming today! Just after I got used to the new baby program... but she did SO well! I think she really liked the activities, as they are more designed for her age level... she isn't stuck doing the same program as the four month olds anymore. The other Mummas were shocked when I asked her to climb in safely and she promptly turned around and slid in, their two and three year olds weren't cooperating. Butterfly does that every day off the couch and bed!
Every lesson Butterfly gets jack of it half way through and signs for milk... and gets most upset when I tell her she can't have milk now, but soon. She's not used to waiting! She's not hungry though, its just her "go to" sign when she's out of her comfort zone.
Anyways I am one proud Mumma of one little fishie!
Man I just washed my hands again and they smell delicious! YUUUUM!
Oh, and don't forget, there are still TWO Jaffa Lip Balms left from my offer! So the next two orders from my website (for new customers) gets a FREE Jaffa lip balm!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
From top left... goat, bull, camel, horse, llama,