24 June 2011

My Weekly Dose of Love & Gratitude

Loving eclectic fashion.
Gumboots and fairy skirt. Fab.
Especially love that this particular fairy skirt was bought for Miss Fab by her daddy when she was 18 months old...

Its still going strong. Of course it fits her much better now.

Loving yummy treats.
Berry and apple crumble whipped up in a flash. Leftovers for breakfast. Yum.

{Filling: frozen berries, canned apple, cinnamon, brown sugar. Topping: butter, flour, sugar, rubbed together and then squished in handfuls and crumbled over the top. Bake until golden and bubbling} 

Loving that this can be made gluten free by using GF baking mix. And still tastes delicious.
Love that this can be made dairy free by using Olivani. And still tastes delicious.

And my latest indulgence...

The Collective yoghurt. Oh my. So good. Better than icecream. Really.
At treat for the grown-ups. We steal spoonfuls out of the tub. Its a race to the finish.

Loving Technology. And Grateful for it.

Love that I can talk face-to-face with my friend in China. For Free. Thankyou Skype.
Love that I can stay connected with her everyday happenings. Thanks Facebook.
Love that I can read about her adventures. And laugh at her jokes.
Thanks Blogger. Thanks Internet.

Without technology I would be missing my friend so much more. But thanks to technology we can stay connected even though separated by thousands of miles. Pretty amazing huh?

***There were meant to be some webcam grabs of Gail talking on her webcam to accompany this. I sneakily snapped them while skyping Gail the other day. But now I can't find them anywhere on my computer so I had to do a screen-grab of her vlog instead. I guess the joke's on me***

Loving Pinterest.
Oh go ahead and groan. I gave in.
I tried to ignore the invitation I got sent. I told myself, I don't need one more thing to be addicted to...
Pinterest kindly sent me a reminder... you haven't accepted your invitation yet... I ignored that too.

But while visiting Lyns, she showed me how it works. I was hooked. Thanks Lyns!
After dropping Scrag at kindy I raced home, accepted the invitation and started happily Pinning stuff.

I figure Pinterest is a tool, like any other. It can be what I make of it. I can find cool stuff on there, not just pretty pictures but great websites and blogs with actual how-to's... I can even pin my own blog posts so others can find them. (Yeah, I pinned my own parties. Am I a Saddo?)

I have happily pinned a whole Tangled party board. Cos guess who is turning seven next month and having a Tangled party? There are some great party ideas. So go ahead and call me crazy but I love Pinterest after all. The End.

Grateful for the Small things that Mean the World to Me.

Grateful for...
  • the roof over my head that doesn't leak. It keeps me warm and dry and safe.
  • Food in my cupboards. Good food. Delicious food.
  • Legs that can walk, eyes that can see.
  • Hands to hold, cheeks to kiss
  • The sun that rises every morning without fail. I can rely on that. Even when there's clouds.
  • Books to read. the library. Spectacles. Without them I'd be blind.
  • Sunshine through my windows.
  • A warm soft bed. Blankets.
  • Art on my walls. Colour in my world.
  • Chores to be done. It means I have stuff to care for.
  • Appliances that do the hard stuff. Washing machine. Dryer. Dishwasher.
  • Indoor toilet. Clean running water. Not everyone has those.
  • A car. A drivers licence. Places to go. People to see.
  • My husband. A faithful man. A good man. A loving man. A Generous man.
  • Friends. Cups of tea. Telephones. Skype.
  • Kindy. School. Education for my kids. Not to be taken for granted.
  • Clean air to breathe.
  • A country not at war.

    ...plus too many other small things I take for granted but rely on every minute of every day.
That's what I'm loving and grateful for this week. How about you?

Linking up with these gems...


P.S. I love focusing on all the things I have to be grateful for at the end of the week. Its so heartening ♥

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Jen said...

loving the fashion statement :)

yum apple crumble memories of childhood

isnt the internet great!!!

love your list :)

have a great weekend :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE! Gumboots and fairy dresses are my three year old's fave combination!
Yay for yummy wintery desserts...
And I love your grateful list... its so good to put things into perspective when my Eeyore mood sets in :) xxx

PaisleyJade said...

Oh yeah - totally loving your grateful list soooo much! That crumble looks so good!!

Cat said...

Loving your grateful list :)
After 3 days of NO internet I'm grateful to have my internet connection back up and working!

The Woven Moments said...

I am grateful for your ever-awesome pictures!!!

Amy said...

Love your gumboots!

Pinterest is addictive isn't it.

An awesome list you have there!

Renee said...

Yum - that crumble looks delish - my hubby is home late tonight so I have no one to stop me whipping one up and enjoying it all to myself...

Fairy skirts and gumboots are my fav. I wish I could get away with that combo. Super cute pic of her as an 18 month old!!!!!

I love Pinterest. I have splats where I spend a whole lot of time looking at beautiful things and fantastic ideas. I just love it.

Plus I love your list at the end - all of those could be HUGE pictorials all on their own. The small things mean so much don't they.

Happy Friday :-)

dearfutureme... said...

Your grateful list is heartening too! And oh gosh that crumble...! Ive been avoiding pinterest like the plague, but I can feel myself caving rapidly... :-)

Dee said...

Great post Simoney!

I LOVE Tangled! I got it out for "sophia". ;) How fun for Miss Fab!

Love your gratitude, it's infectious.


Unknown said...

your post has made my heart smile... and for that I'm grateful.

thank you.

ps - love the pic of the fairy dress and gumboots. gorgeous... my little girl, who used to do that, is 15, and still rocking her own fashion world!!

Mum on the Run said...

So much love - to love.

Mum on the Run said...

So much love - to love.

yaga said...

oh wow, that crumble looks SO good. Gotta make crumble. grateful for new ideas... ;o)
and i so agree about technology. i could write a grateful-post about the internet every week. maybe every day. but we don't want that, do we? ;o))

Anonymous said...

friend I love doing this too
it really allows you to FULLY embrace all that is worth loving...and really there is always more, I tend to shrink my list by the time I get around to posting it!
Love Miss Fabs fashion style...right up my ally!
mmmma and that crumble looked divine!
yum yum
sending you much love from across the seas today♥♥♥

love and light

Daisy, Roo and Two said...

Love the gumboot and skirt look! It's common around here too!
What a great grateful list!
I am trying to steer clear of Pinterest too. I don't know how it works and I'm not sure I want to!

Lauren said...

oh how wonderful! That berry and apple crumble looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Love it all!
Crumble looks yummmmmmy!

Maxabella said...

Such a wonderful list, Simoney. I think I'm grateful for all of that too!! And the recipe, definitely the recipe! x

Unknown said...

I love your posts, Simone. Truly. And now I'm off to check out Pinterest. :)

Also--I haven't gotten around to getting the book for the book club this month--is it ok to review another I'm almost done with? Or have I broken all the rules? That's me. Abby the rule breaker. Makes life so much more interesting. LOL

Miriam said...

Great list. I can't join pinterest because I'm not on facebook or twitter! Stink ofr me. Love that shot with the gumboots and dress - I so get that!

Seana Smith said...

Lovely list... and am nodding along with you. Love crumble for breakfast, grateful for the reminder about that.

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