Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Feeling sad

...and I have no idea why. :( All of a sudden everything feels too much. I've lost all motivation , the children are annoying me, my husband dropped my dinner on the floor and I've got no wine . Today is NOT a good day,

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

What a disaster dinner I mean! It was one of those throw together kind of meal and boy did it not work!! Nasty nasty nasty. Glass of wine and dial a pizza instead!! Oh the joy of payday!!

Monday, 28 June 2010

Sun is shining...

...and it is HOT HOT HOT! I love the heat but my poor toddler is not feeling the same unfortunately! He is sweaty and miserable and sleeping ALOT. Just as well really as I am feeling so very lazy! I keep starting tasks and then getting distracted. Ah well these days don't come around often so its best to enjoy them. I'm going to take a relaxed attitude to dinner/bath/bed today... as my little has been asleep since 1.30 I think its highly unlikely that he will be in bed by 7. Such is life eh? ;)

So what new projects do I have on the horizon? Well I have crocheted a couple of bags as gifts for my nieces. Really pleased with how they have come out so I really hope they like them! I also need to make something for a 2 year old little boy! All suggestions welcome! lol!

Have yet to finish my EAT wall art so might get the sewing machine out tonight...and will try not to get distracted by the lure of cute pillowcase dresses I have been drooling over! No way am I ready to start making clothing..but patience is a virtue I don't really have!

While I'm here can I urge all my readers to check out teh summer sale on . Beautiful handmade items by british work at home mums are being snapped up on there! If you LOVE handmade then please please check it out!

Much love folks

Friday, 25 June 2010

{this moment}

Borrowed from Soule Mama

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Jewellery Joy..

A friend has taken my eldest out for the day and my youngest has taken an unexpected nap so I managed to crack on with custom orders that have been piling up! Really pleased with the pieces just hope the customers like them. I am fairly new to beading but finding it quite addictive! Surprise surprise!! My faavourite thing is when someone sends me a picture of an outfit and asks me to make soemthing to match! What fun!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Summer time...

... and I'm loving it! I still feel ill but nothing feels quite so bad when the sun is shining eh? So what have I done today.. posted some items on the Mama Pack SMS Done some washing. Played with the children. Cooked some food! Perfect!!!

Still gots lots of ideas for projects that I don't have energy to start.But there is no rush so I'm not concerned. Just quite enjoying chatting to my mama pack friends. They really are some talented ladies on there ... I only wish I had more money to spend!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Mama Packs Summer Mama Spectacular ..

... starts today!! Please take a moment to head over to
and see all the amazing goodies on offer from some talented work at home mums! Painted glassware, jewellery and cloth nappies are just a few of the things on sale! I am working with some lovely ladies on some cracking sets that really shouldn;t be missed! Its free to join the forum too so if your registering for SMS why not stick around for some chat too!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Yummy Carrot cupcake...

I do love cake :)

Living on a prayer!

Went to see Bon Jovi at the o2 last night and there is only one word for it...AMAZING! What a fab time I had jigging away to all the classic plus some new ones that I loved. Busy adding lots of tracks to my ipod now!

I was only able to go thanks to my lovely cousin who thought of me when her sister couldnt make it, my good friend who paid for my train ticket and my wonderful Father who coughed up my spending money! A fantastic night...but I didn;t get home to my bed til 3 and then my children were up at 6. So yes I am a little bit tired! But sooooo worth it!

I am suffering with Sinusitis for what feels like the billionith time...back to the doctors again today me thinks.

Managed to complete a custom order today too

right off to catch some zzzzs while the my eldest is at preschool and my youngest naps! :)

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Friday, 18 June 2010

{ this moment}

taken from Soule Mama

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Have a lovely weekend, friends!

I've got the lurgy!

and feeling very sorry for myself too! All craft projects have been put on hold while I wait patiently for the 6th course of AntiBs this year to kick in :( Reoccuring bouts of Sinusitis are certainly no joke. Luckily today my hubby is off work and quite frankly is being an angel. While I am snuggled on the sofa with my blanket and laptop I can hear him in the kitchen organising tea and overseeing a papier mache project with the children....very very sweet!
Im singing at a wedding tomorrow evening so desparate to feel better soon. Really could do with a miracle cure if anyone out there is listening ;)

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

One of those days...

Today I feel like I havent stopped...but nothings getting done. Started working on my 'wall art' project. My first attempt at sewing on a machine pictured! Very wonky and a bit dodgy but I am chuffed!! I've also started my mums shrug as promised. Flylady tells me I should be cleaning my living room today... so far not much done. Will get started soon! Oh and I need to mow the lawn. A housewifes work is never done eh??

Painting fun...

Having lots of fun finger painting!!Masterpiece plaques made by Amy's Personalised Crafts

Monday, 14 June 2010

A new week...

.. and I am feeling raring to go. Decided to begin this week with a fly lady challenge . This means that so far today I have cleaned and wiped work surfaces,sweeped and mopped the floor,cleaned the hob and oven and cleaned the dining table. Go me. Iam now working up to my 'HHI' (half hour of ironing for the uninitiated) hence me being here blogging instead! lol!

Some of the fabric I bought on ebay arrived this morning too! So looking forward to starting my next project...I want to spell out the word EAT in fabric letters... ambitious? Maybe! But Im not one for shying away from a challenge!! I also recieved some white wool so I can begin the shrug my mum has asked me to make. Looking forward to that as it is the 3rd one I have attempted so I am hoping for it to be the best yet!

Friday, 11 June 2010

How crunchy are you?

The subject came up on the forum I chat on ( please join it ROCKS!) and some one kindly posted a link to this quiz HOW CRUNCHY ARE YOU?

I scored 69 - (89-60 Pretty crispy!) so definately room for improvement!! :)

OOooo crafty!!

Just a couple of pics of some bits I've made over the last couple of days :) A cozy for my mpby with my blossiming crochet skills and also an anklet for a friend. I do love creating things and look forward each and every project! Long may it continue... in the pipeline are a few more pieces of jewelly, a shrug for my mum and some wall art!! Ambitious maybe but without ambition who are we !!

Its been a crazy week with so much to do and lots of racing around.Looking forward to the weekend and spending some quality time with my husband and children. Hubby has had a bit of a stressful week so I plan to let him have a lie in...I wonder how good that plan will seem at 5 am tomorrow morning when my cherubs start squawking for 'brekkers' !!!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

If only I could sleep so well...

When my husband and I went to check on our youngest before retiring for the night we found him fast asleep hanging over the arm of his sofa bed (see pic!). How on earth children manage to just fall asleep in these random positions I will never know! I spend most of the night tossing and turning trying desparately to get comfy! A sign of my age perhaps?

In other news I spent a happy hour today looking for fabric online :) I was bought a sewing machine for my birthday but as of yet not made anything... I now have a project in mind so was looking for the appropriate materials!If this is a success I can see it turning into yet another hobby that makes me spend too much money. Ooops! The money I spent was money I had made from selling jewellery so I didn't feel too guilty ;) Talking of my jewellery , I have a facebook fan page if anyone fancies a gander at my work..RET-ROW

I've not told anyone about this blog... and therefore have no followers! I didnt want anyone I KNOW reading ..well in case its rubbish! But I wouldn't mind some feedback. Maybe I'll be brave and post the link somewhere it will get spotted ;) We shall see!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

5.30 starts should be illegal!

I have been up for hours!! On the plus side I have got lots done already. As always lots still to do... I think today will be mostly made of post office runs, supermarket dashes and wiping noses and bottoms! lol! But I will be going to the pub tonight so its not all work ;)

One of the many things I have managed to get done this morning was completing a cute crochet hat for my friends unborn baby(pictured). I am new to the joys of crochet but I have to say I am really enjoying the craft! My skills are so far limited but I have no doubt that I will work hard to improve. My daughter has already begun demanding all sorts of woolly goodness so one of my projects has been to make a teeny tiny cardigan fr her cuddly panda. Bless!

I have to admit that when I am pushed for time I do resort to sticking on cbeebies to entertain the masses while I buzz around getting my work done. Today I have no such luxury as my sky isn't working.. its never does when it is windy. Ah well maybe mother nature is trying to tell me something eh ;)

Monday, 7 June 2010

What a day...

In so many ways lovely but unfortunately touched with sadness...

Had a couple of friends over with there children today which was as always lots of fun. We drank coffee and ate cake while our children played happily (for the most part at least!!).We try to meet up most monday mornings , when life doesn't get in the way that is, and I am so glad we do. Its makes Monday a day to look forward to instead of dread!

Today was a successful housewife day too. Two loads of washing done,the kitchen kept clean and dinner ready to be served when Hubby got home from work.How nice it was to be able to greet him calmly with a cup of tea and a kiss instead of my usual tearing my hair out plea for help! Bliss. I guess todays success was partly due to my feeling so very grateful for I have got. A wonderful husband , two beautiful children, a roof over my head and a warm meal in the slow cooker. What else could a woman want!

Sadly tho two dear friends of mine discovered that they had lost much wanted and already loved babies today. One who was 12 weeks gestation and another at 10 weeks. I will be lighting a candle for them this evening.My friend who is 10 weeks discovered that although her bleeding was a loss , she was still been blessed with a baby. A surviving twin! What a miracle ... and yet such mixed emotions for what might have been.I will be keeing everything crossed that the rest of her pregnancy runs smoothly.

So much has got done today and yet so much always still to do! Running a family home really is a never ending task but one I love.I am trying very hard to congratulate for what HAS been done instead of lamenting what must be left for another day.Easy to say but not so easy to do.

Time to get on with the task!!

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Making a Start


I am a 27 year mum of 2 gorgeous children aged 3 and 1. I am a work at home mum and have been married for 5 years. I love to sing and I am just getting back to being a teeny bit artistic. I hope to write here a bit about all the things that make me , me! :)

First of all lets not set any unrealistic goals with regards to this blog! I lack so much confidence in my ability to a) write things in a way that makes them interesting and b) to write regularly , that I am not planning to tell anyone this blog exists!! But to those that stumble across it , thank you for taking the time to read!

So why Crunchy Nut Mama... well to be honest I use the term 'Crunchy' in an almost hopeful way! I am nowhere near as crunchy as I would like to be but hey we've all got to start somewhere! For those of you I don't mean I wish to make a crunching sound when chewed! No no I mean I wish to be 'green' 'eco' and dare I say it... 'hippy' ! lol! I want to live more naturally and I have made a start.. One of the major changes I have made in my life is to use cloth nappies! Anyone who knew me in my LBC (life before children) would scoff at the idea of me using anything , well, so ICKY! lol! In fact any of my LBC friends would scoff at the idea that I would even HAVE children!! And yet here I am with two!! I also recycle, use soap nuts and I breastfed both my children. But I also eat meat and shop in primark... I'm a work in progress!

As for the rest of my title... well I think the nut part will soon become apparent ! And well the mama is obvious right ;)

So I think thats enough from me for one night! As I said I won't set unrealistic goals so lets hope you see me here again one day this week! :)