Taking Stock is one of my favourite posts I share on the blog. It's a chance to reflect on the month, in a creative way. Pip from Meet Me At Mikesis the mastermind behind this amazing idea. If you are a blogger, join in the fun and take stock. Here's my Taking Stock for August.
Cooking: Pork Riblets, mashed potato and mixed vegetables for dinner. Yum! Drinking: a Hot Chocolate (with marshmallows). Reading: books with Master M. He loves to sit on our laps and read with us. Wanting: to get stuck into the gardens. Bring on Summer! Looking: for costume ideas...it's Book Character Day on Friday. Playing: withFinger Paint & Soapy Sand. Such a fun and messy play idea for your little ones.
Deciding: which heat pump is going to be best for our home. Wishing: my big brother a 'Happy Birthday!' Enjoying: spending time with my family - celebrating my Aunty's 60th Birthday.
Waiting: for my Howard's Storage World goods to arrive...ooh I love Happy Mail! Liking: and welcoming all my new followers to Teacher by trade Mother by nature. Wondering: how many people will join me next month in my 'Organising My Home' Challenge/Series. Will YOU? More details COMING SOON.
Loving: the news I heard yesterday! I am still buzzing! Pondering: Father's Day present Ideas? What are your kids getting 'Dad' this year? Considering: buying a new car. Buying: a heat pump for our home! Watching: Reno Rumble (yes, we are only viewing it on TV now here in New Zealand - so please no spoilers) Hoping: to have my office, set up and organised before the end of September! I can do this! Marvelling: at all the home-wares at K-Mart. Needing: a new phone...it's definitely on my birthday wish list. Questioning: iPhone or Samsung? Wearing: jandals (flip flops) in Winter! Am I the only one who does this? Following:At A Pinch - a fellow Kiwi Mummy Blogger who shares her weekly meal plan and shopping list...and scrummy recipes to top it off. Follow Nicci on Instagram too @at_a_pinch Noticing: that Master M sleeps through the night (6:30pm-6:30am) every second night...weird aye? Knowing: that my family are happy and healthy - warms my heart. Thinking: about my cousin, who passed away 9 years ago this month. Forever Young x Forever in our hearts.
Admiring: Pastel and Macaron's new blog! Check out Maria's blog here. Sorting: through my office, slowly but surely! Getting: a little bit anxious about leaving Master M for a second time this week, while I go to work. Bookmarking: thisFree Laundry Printable - thanks Kristen and Co Opening: happy mail! We got a Welcome Pack from Meridian Energy (our electricity provider) - Eco Store products, chocolate and tea! They know me well. Giggling: at my kids. They are hilarious! Master M is such a character now. Feeling: jealous! My parents are heading over to England for 5 weeks. England is my Dream Destination. One day I will get there...one day. Snacking: on Russian Fudge- it's easy to make and oh-so delicious. See the recipe here. Helping: a friend. They know who they are (smiley face) Hearing: my kids giggling! Music to my ears.
What's happening in your world? Choose 3 words and take stock below.
Kia Ora, I'm Charlene. I love my family, organising my home, inspiring others and sharing creative ideas. My goal is to encourage YOU to 'Be Organised, Be Inspired, Be Creative & Be Yourself'. Grab a cuppa, Subscribe to my blog and ENJOY!
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