Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Getting ready for Easter...

Thought it was about time to change the decorations around here, from the summery look we've had for months...

to something more fitting for our Autumnal Easter here in Oz, now that the weather has finally cooled down.

I used my 'Easter Tree' from last year with a few tweaks, and took my colour palette inspiration from the table runner I made a few weeks ago.

I needed a few little Easter treats for a workmate and her girls, so found some great free printables here and here.

They were very quick and easy, and look how cute they turned out!

P.S. A funny Easter list for your enjoyment...

Rules of Chocolate Easter Eggs

  • If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
  • Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
  • Diet tip: Eat an Easter egg before each meal.
    It'll take the edge off your appetite, and that way you'll eat less.
  • If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what's wrong with you?
  • If kilojoules are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge.  Kilojoules are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.
  • Money talks - chocolate sings.
  • Chocolate has many preservatives.  'Preservatives' make you look younger.
  • The problem: How to get a kilo of chocolate eggs home from the shop in a hot car.
    The solution: Eat the eggs in the car park.
  • Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
    Because no one wants to quit. 

    Thursday, April 7, 2011

    Winners are Grinners...

    You could have knocked me over with a feather when I opened a parcel last week. It arrived during the work day to the office and I put it aside for later, assuming it was a book I had ordered from The Book Depository.

    Imagine my confusion after work when I looked at the box...

    Not from the Book Depository. And when I opened it up....

    Shriek! A Kindle!!! 

    I had all but forgotten entering an online competition back in January to win a Kindle eReader,  especially since I enter pretty much any comp that makes it to my computer screen. 

    It's fantastic! I am an avid reader, and have a book with me pretty much all the time. This little baby will save me trying to shove various sized books into my long-suffering handbag. You can read all about them here if you are tempted! Now to find a nice pattern for a cover...

    It just goes to show, you really do have to 'be in it to win it'.

    P.S. “Just tell yourself, Duckie, you're really quite lucky!” Dr Seuss


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