Sunday, June 29, 2008

Originally uploaded by anryan3215
Evie turned 2 today! She got lots of great presents in the morning, then we headed of to Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary for a look around, and then a picnic lunch. My parents (Evie's grandparents) spent the last 6 days with us, and flew home tonight, so it was good that they got to share her birthday with us. Thank-you to all who sent her cards and presents, she has much to play with/read and wear now! You can view other photos from her birthday through our Flickr link.

Friday, June 20, 2008

How I found Evie's bedroom this morning

I found this picture quite interesting: Evie had found one cloth nappy for each of her 5 dolls in her room. Might be time to make some tiny doll nappies! If only I could find the motivation.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Brown toilet paper :)

This is one of my favourite environmental tips for around the home: use recycled paper toilet paper. You see, if you're going to go to the effort of recycling your papers, bottles, jars, cans and so forth, you also need to close the loop and buy products made from recycled goods. Brown toilet paper is an easy way to get started, it even comes packaged in recyclable brown paper. Recycled paper toilet paper has come along way, it is no longer scratchy, and you can even get it in white and I think peach, if brown doesn't suit your toilet decor :) It's quite cheap too, and Aldi (in Australia) sells it for nearly $1 cheaper for 6 rolls than other major supermarkets. All those trolleys filled with velvety soft, aloe vera infused, gardenia scented, white and printed toilet paper make my stomach churn, people wiping their bums on virgin forests is just not an option these days!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Finally, I'm back

Well it's been nearly a whole month since my last post, sorry about that, I just lost a bit of momentum. You see, I'm expecting our second child just before Christmas this year, so things have been a little slow due to tiredness, and lack of motivation. There have been a few times that I've wanted to post, but our camera is not working at all well, and blog posts without pictures can be a tad boring. So now we're organising a move back to Geelong, we had an offer accepted on a house, but are finding the loan application process a bit stressful. We've had a mortgage before, but we had a mortgage broker when we applied for that loan, which seemed to be much easier and straight forward. So cross your fingers for us please! I can't wait to get back into my own garden and grow fruit and veggies (to help with the rising cost of everything!)