Christmas Anyone …?

Cant believe it’s only 6 sleeps til Christmas! It has come round fast this year, but not, kind of.
It doesn’t feel like Christmas to me yet. We’re taking the boys to look at Christmas lights tonight tho so that should change 🙂
Every year we do it … jump in the car, grab some takeaway and drive around for a couple of hours enjoying the boys squeals of delight as they discover a new colourful wonderland. The lovely people who decorate their homes each year deserve a round of applause – and a break with the power company lol

This year is the most prepared I have ever been! All my shopping is long done, I picked up the last couple of things last week. Along with the last of my online lay by’s from Target. That was the real saviour for me this year. I placed 2 lay by’s with them in July and paid a small amount each month and one was delivered to my door and I collected the second {NO idea why I didn’t just get both delivered, I totally recommend it!}

I did my Christmas sewing in the last couple of weeks and together with the Bunting in my previous post, this is the result :


4 pairs of shorts and a twirl skirt!! All for my boys, 2 nephews and niece 🙂 I love them and hope they do too!

The only thing I cut really fine was my cards. I am sending a couple today to people I know keep tabs and get cranky if their cards are not reciprocated … everyone else, I apologise, but I have quit stressing. I will do what I can do and nothing more lol We didn’t get heaps this year anyhow which takes the pressure off. Maybe in today’s technology filled society Christmas cards are a thing of the past? I hope so as I detest writing them all out each year! haha

Speaking of technology, I am getting myself an iPhone 5 this week!!! 😀 excitement! One of the big attractions was Instagram … Does anyone have any thoughts on the new changes to it?

We’re going to my Mum’s for Christmas this year so I am sure I will get stressed in the day or two before that. Yay for packing {yes, that’s sarcasm darlings! 😉 } Only one more shift at work til we leave – Yayyyyy!!! 😀

Have a great Hump Day everyone!


EEEK Is it Friday again already???


Sorry, I know its been a while since I posted {12 days actually – I just checked :-/ oops, my bad!}

Is the fact that Christmas is biting at our heels a good enough excuse? I have been shopping and wrapping up a storm! As well as Harris finishing school for the year last Friday. He is such an easy child to be around, helps me by spending time with my wild child Ryan too LOL

I have also been sewing like a demon in the last week. My poor little overlocker had to go in for a service this week tho, 😦 Boooo … so that will snip my wings a little. It takes longer without it, but oh well … I love my sewing machine and don’t mind spending a little extra time with her.
Here are some Bunting I have made for Christmas gifts for 4 special little people who I love 🙂 :


I also have 4 pairs of Christmas shorts and a Christmas skirt half-finished on my sewing table.
I am hoping to finish the shorts tonight and the skirt tomorrow 🙂

I have a bit going on, I was ironing for 2 ladies, but quit that last weekend, I dropped a shift at the greatest-hardware-store-in-the-Southern-Hemisphere … and all because I am starting a TAFE course next month! Excitement!! I’ve just decided I’d like to do a photography course as well. Time to get back to me.

I cant wait to show you some pics of my shorts and skirt over the weekend! I will also have another cute picture to share before Christmas … watch this space 😉

Kate’s Chilli Noodles

OK, So I just realised I promised to load a pic and recipe for my no-fail Chilli Noodles … Here it is!! I apologise in advance, I am more of a “handful of this, sprinkle of that” kinda cook, so I am winging it with ingredients. If you like a little more {or less!} chilli or curry – add it 🙂

I forgot to take a pic until I was putting the leftovers in Tupperware ready for my monday lunch! lol but here is a pic:


3 pkts Oriental 2 min Noodles

5 Eggs,beaten

4-5 Mushrooms, sliced

sm bunch Spring Onions, sliced

2-3 stalks Celery, sliced

1 Red Capsicum, sliced
{or half red/half green. Or like tonight, I used a chunk each of red/green/yellow … see, totally winging it 😉 }

6 rindless Bacon Rashers, chopped roughly

2 cloves Garlic

2 tbsp Teriaki Sce {or substitute Soy Sce, just use less}

1 tbsp Curry Powder

1 tbsp Crushed Chilli

Oil for frying

  1. Cook Noodles as per instructions, drain and set aside {rinse if you like, I find it keeps them less gluggy and the cool water stops the cooking process quicker so they remain firmer.}
  2. Heat oil in a wok, swirl 1/2 the egg in and cook until set. Repeat with remaining 1/2. Shred and set aside.
  3. Add a little more oil, then mushrooms, celery, capsicum, garlic and curry. Toss for 3-4 mins
  4. Add Noodles, teriaki sce, chilli, spring onions, and egg. Toss for 2-3 mins.
  5. You’re done! Serve!

I serve this mainly at BBQs or bring a plate type deals as it goes really well with a steak … tonight we had it with chicken schnitzel and it was yummy! The kids even gave it a fair nudge. And there is enough left over for me to have some for lunch tomorrow 🙂 If you try it, I hope you like it. If you have any awesome recipes I’d love it if you could share them!

Catch you on the flip side …