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Ruby Jade’s Creative Clip’s (product review)

School hair clips- requested colours available

School hair clips- requested colours available

Hi all,

I have a new business for you to check out!

Ruby Jade’s Creative Clip’s is a must-see for anyone with little princesses out there.

This full- time mummy of three gorgeous kiddies has started making hair clips for girls….young and the young at heart!

One of the different designs available.

One of the different designs available.

She has a wide range of designs to suit all purposes: school, sports, casual wear and designs for special occasions.

“Like” her Facebook page and have a browse of the albums to see what is available. You can request designs in colours to suit your need (school uniform colours, sporting teams, etc)

Prices are listed in each photo on her page.

One of my personal favourite designs!

One of my personal favourite designs!

To place an order, simply comment on the interested photo, or send her a message on Facebook…. voila!

It’s just that easy!

Happy shopping everyone!

As you can see, LOADS of different designs!

As you can see, LOADS of different designs!

Bella 🙂



Gratitude Jar

Howdy readers,
I hope you are all travelling along okay today, and not too sore from last night’s celebrations! It was a quiet and early night for us. A power outage at midnight for four hours made for a very uncomfortable night, as our usually cool-climate town is in a bit of a heatwave at the moment. My body just isn’t used to 30+ degree weather!! So no power= no fans = no sleep!!

Anyway, I digress!

I was lazily browsing Facebook this afternoon and came across a nifty idea that I want to use in my house for 2013.

It’s called a “Gratitude Jar”

gratitude jar

Every time something good happens throughout the year, or something that you are thankful for, you write it on a piece of paper, with the date,  and slip it into a jar. On the next New Years Eve, you open the jar and read the contents. (You could also use the same idea for a “Gratitude diary”, but I am less likely to keep up with that!)
I think it is such a sweet idea and will always make for a very happy night to remember all these good things from the past 12 months.

With everything that goes on with my family, (work, appointments, relationships….health!) I think this is a great way for us to start 2013.
Consider this as one of my new year resolutions…the ability to find something good in every day!

If you have done one of these before, have you enjoyed the experience? Any tips for our newbies?

Happy New Year everyone!
Bella 🙂

Fish tremble at the sound of my name!

Well I hope everyone had a great Easter, whether it was relaxing or loads of fun, so long as it was drama free!

I have to say, was I really, really looking forward to Easter this year. We had been invited to a “farm-naming” party (Seriously? What an excuse just to have a party!!! But hey, a party is a party!) We don’t go out very often these days. So after a bit of sucking up, my parents agreed to take our daughter away with them for the Easter weekend, and our three-year-old son said he would rather stay the night at my grandparents house than come along to the party (we were originally going to get them to look after the young one)

But being the disorganised people we are, the party fell by the wayside. But we still wanted to go out while we had the opportunity. So we made plans to go fishing instead. Its been about 2 years since I last went fishing, and it was an absolute disaster! Kids ran riot, nappy bags were forgotten at home, and though I can’t remember why, but the BBQ wasnt working, which meant a quick drive to our house (which, thankfully, wasnt too far away…but far enough to be a pain) to cook up the sausages to feed the kids. But the worst thing that day, the fish werent biting! The only fish caught was severely undersized.

So having two out of four kids (leaving us with our eldest and youngest sons) and my father-in-law, off we trooped to a nearby river bank with our rods. We weren’t in the ideal fishing spot, but it was the best we could do with the kids mobility (a.k.a. pram) and the fact that the tide was in, so space was limited.

But boy were the fish biting!! We must have caught around thirty fish between us (I kid you not!), but none of them were big enough. I even caught my first fish…well..at least I think it was my first fish. I have been fishing plenty of times, but do no remember ever catching a fish, so of course, it was quickly documented with photographic evidence! But the size of it…wouldn’t have even kept our cat satiated! I was lucky enough to even catch a blowfish! YAY ME!

Everyone else at the river quickly brought out their rods once they saw how well we were doing, making the banks a little congested!

Our eldest son had an absolute ball! Every now and then, we would get him to reel one in. The young one was happy to get his feet wet in the river. Towards the end, he was just happy enough to be fed biscuits and chips while he watched us have all the fun from the comfort of his pram. But both boys came home wet, tired and happy…well, actually, both were grumpy…one was whinging because he hadn’t had a sleep and was very over-tired, and the other was sulking because he didn’t want to stop fishing, despite the fact that it was pitch black, mosquitoes were buzzing like crazy, his little brother was very tired, and my finger was throbbing after being bitten by a frickin’ bull ant!

We didn’t realise until the next day how badly the young one was being bitten by the mosquitoes. Thank goodness they don’t seem to be bothering him, but he has about fifteen huge bites all over his head, face and arms. They are really noticeable since he is practically bald! But the worst of the redness has gone now, and never appeared to be itchy.

The rest of the weekend passed by very quietly, with crafts to make bunny ears for the kids, little hangers made from shells and buttons and, of course, the traditional easter egg hunt! It was a very relaxing, family orientated weekend, which was very much-needed!

They are few and far between these days.

How did your Easter go?

Bella 🙂