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New Hosting: Watch this Space

4 Apr

My brilliant husband is busy setting up our own domain 🙂 So please be patient, and don’t comment for a while, hopefully in the next 24-48 hours we will have a brand new blog – will look the same (for now) but be much more snazzy!

Please don’t stop following me – as soon as the new domain is registered I will post the link so email subscribers and feed readers can find me!



3 Feb

so yesterday I put Elijah down on our bed…and as soon as I did I felt excruciating pain going through my lower back. I couldn’t walk or stand without pain. Turns out I have a slipped disc.. Meaning I have to rest and get Voltaren shots. Basically I can’t do anything without a lot of pain. So I am blogging off Chris’s iPhone, as I can’t sit at my laptop. Thankfully Chris is home to help me today. And I am getting a walker from my mom’s work later… It’s like being an old woman. I HATE being dependant on people, I thought it was over after the c-section. But this pain is worse… So… I may be quiet for a while. Please pray that I get better soon, I need to be able to fulfill my job as a mom and wife.

What kind of heart doesn’t look back.

14 Jan

I adore singer/songwriters that write intelligent, poetic lyrics. My favorite of these, right now, is Sara Bareilles. Apparently best friends with Ingrid Michaelson, the talented lady-person writes/sings about all sorts of stuff, from the heavy can’t-deal-with-the-emotions-flooding-my-kleenex to the playful I-have-too-many-marshmallows-to-throw-around stuff. I enjoy the thought put into the songs she produces. Just thought you should know…

My Goals for the Next 2 weeks HOLIDAY

18 Dec

* Finish my gingerbread trees
* Miraculously make our house look something like this

* Make craftiness’s

* Mend some clothes that have piled up…

* Go on at least one carefree picnic with my lovely

I will also be doing tons of relaxing and having much fun, and trying to blog much more 🙂

Goals and Reasons why…

31 Aug

I have started with my Low GI eating plan again today… and decided that since this blog is live… its a good way to keep me accountable. I will not turn it into a diet blog nor a watch-how-much-weight-I’ve-lost blog. Those are great, but not my style. I just want to document my goals, so that I have them and so that other people know about it, which should force me to stick to them… in theory.


* I want to feel more comfortable in my skin.
* I want to be able to find clothes easier… and not have to freak out at the label.
* I need to be healthier.
* My body is a temple of the Lord, and as such I need to treat it healthier.
* With PCOS, its important that I lose weight so that I don’t ruin any chances of ever having kids.
* I had my BIG diabetes scare a few years ago, and really don’t want to go there again.

* Be able to do 20 minutes on the treadmill followed by 20 minutes on the cycle without killing myself.
* Lose AT LEAST 5kgs by our 2nd anniversary this November.
* Fit into my “Goodbye Kitty” top which Chris bought me for Christmas.
* Cut out ALL sugar and refined. processed foods.
* Attain a flatter stomach.

Interview on Z Couple

24 Jun

Check out this site, if you’d like to see the interview that Moody and Joicy had with me… Thanks guys!!

Choosing To Be A Stay-At-Hom Mom Living On One Income

18 Jun

I recently emailed Sarah Mae of Like A Warm Cup of Coffee some questions on being a stay at home mom/wife… check out her answers here.

Thanks so much for that Sarah… it affirmed some things for me… its going to be hard work, but it can be done 🙂 Lord willing!

The Verse behind the Name

13 Jun

For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

1 Corinthians 4:5-12

Menu Plan Monday

1 Jun

Last weeks menu wasn’t followed religiously, as we kind of share a house with my in laws, so sometimes my MIL cooks for everyone. But will try harder this week…


WEEK: 1 – 7 June
Breakfast: Bran muffins
Lunch: Provitas with salmon cream cheese
Dinner: Was going to make Bacon Alfredo – but we weren’t hungry, so thats for Wednesday.
To Do: Pack lunch for tomorrow.

Breakfast: Bran Muffins and a small yogurt
Lunch: Bolognaise with instant noodles (have left over bolognaise) and pumpkin fritters
Dinner: Take Away (we have bible study)
To Do: Pack lunch for Wednesday

Breakfast: All Bran with milk
Lunch: Provita’s with cottage cheese and sweet chilli sauce and cup of soup
Dinner: Bacon Alfredo
To Do: Cook Butternut and pack lunch

Breakfast: All Bran with milk
Lunch: Homemade bread with tomato and cheese
Dinner: Butternut soup

Breakfast: All Bran with milk
Lunch: Soup and roll/crackers
Dinner: Hot dogs
To Do: defrost meat

Breakfast: Toast with egg
Lunch: Crackers with cheese
Dinner: Fondue with rice
To Do: Defrost chicken

Breakfast: Coffee and rusks
Lunch: Chicken soup with rolls
Dinner: crackers
To Do: Prepare lunch

For more menu plans check out Organizing Junkie.

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The blunt way of saying “Live Simply”

1 Jun

This must be put bluntly: every man who has more than is necessary for his livelihood and that of his family, and for the normal development of his intelligence, is a thief and a robber. If he has too much, it means that others have too little.
Romain Rolland

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