2016’s One Little Word

Thought I’d squish in one more post for 2015 cos it’s that time again.
Time to choose my “one little word” for the year.
It was an easy one, I have been settled on this word for 2016 for a while now :
Positive 3Last year my “one little word” was BALANCE.BalanceI tried my best to live it. Not sure how well I succeeded.
The last few months of 2015 were shitful crappy painful messed up pretty full on and I felt off kilter quite a bit.
Actually, life was probably anything but balanced for a while there …
I am surviving on positivity right now, so it seems apt to make that my word of the year!
What is your “one little word” for 2016?

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays

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Kate’s Top 5 – Things I Ask My Kids

Top 5 Things I ask My Kids ….
Hmmm. This could be interesting only to me …?
Oh well, here goes!

#1 – What was your favourite thing about today?
I ask each of them this one on the way home from school thru the week, and after work on the weekends 🙂 They got lazy for a while there and would just say “Everything.” But I am nothing, if not persistent! And I don’t accept that these days haha.
More information needed.

#2 – What was something you didn’t like about today?
They got a little lazy with this one too, but are now being more creative. My big man fell over one morning before school and that was his least favourite thing … Until he had to get in the bath with his war wounds and told me he changed his mind – that was worse! haha

#3 – Will you pair please quieten down?!
This is less a request and more a plea for peace … I’m sure most parents {and non-parents!} can relate haha
They can make a surprising amount of noise for 2 small humans!

#4 – Who did you play with today?
This one I ask because I like to stay in the loop with their social lives. It can often explain behaviour and moods outside of school.

#5 – Where do you fit all that food??
My big boy eats the same size dinner as me at night. He will have 2 sandwiches or 2 giant sausage rolls for lunch and just eats alllll day long! His little brother doesn’t eat quite as much, but is close behind and will catch up one day soon I am sure 🙂
I think hubsy and I will have to each take on second jobs to feed them when they are teenagers!!
The thing that annoys me most tho, is that they are both skinny minnies and I am the fatty in the family even tho I dont eat as much as them! haha *sigh*

And, just because I am in love with Adele at the mo, here is my song of the week! (Can you believe it’s had nearly a BILLION views in just 2months??!?!)

Hope you have a wonderful NYE, see you next year! 🙂

KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays

I love Colour …

… I really do!
One of my favourite parts of working in a paint department is
helping people with their colour choices.
Colour is the part I find easiest in my Interior Design course.
That’s why I get excited when Pantone release their “Colour of the Year”! 🙂

This year they have chosen 2 colours – please allow me to  introduce you to
“Rose Quartz” and “Serenity”!!I am not usually a fan of pastels, but it seems they are here to stay for a little while. If you pay attention to colour trends you would have noticed them springing up in magazines and catalogues everywhere for the last half of this year at least …I really like the 10 Spring colours Pantone chose:
I reckon any colour would be an improvement on last year’s Marsala tho 😉
Bye-bye Marsala!!

What do you think of the Colours of the Year for 2016?

Late Night Colour

Wow … never dreamed I would be so absent lately.

My hubby is still job searching so I am working more. That’s about the only excuse I have. Lucky I love my job hey! 😀 I am hoping to keep the extra hours going after he finds a job. The extra money will help us build our savings up again …

I have finished a couple of projects that have been waiting for quilting and binding tho, so I feel like I have accomplished something at least.

This one is a baby sized quilt which I intend giving as a gift 🙂Baby boys QuiltThe fabric is “On The Go” by Riley Blake and it is 38″ x 42″ {97cm x 107cm} I FMQ’d it and made it during a QAL with Nanny Margie. I just adore the way it turned out!

This one I SLQ’d. I just love the purple/green tones together :
Log Cabin QuiltI made it with a random Jelly Roll I picked up cheap at Spotlight a couple of years ago. It’s 42″ x 52″ {107cm x 132cm} I am undecided whether to give this one away or list it in my Etsy store …? hmmmmmm

I tested a pattern for the fabulous Molli Sparkles a little while ago and now that its been shared, I can share the blocks I made :
IMG_7250I love this pattern! It comes together so quickly too 🙂 I have a small stash of Tula Pink’s Colours FQ so I am going to use it to finish this baby off. It’ll definitely be a 2016 finish tho, no chance on earth it will get restarted this year ;)<3
Oh well … I better go crash, I am working all day tomorrow so I need to get some sleep!
G’nite y’all!
KATE Sig for Manic Mumdays