Monday, May 31, 2010

Yum



Ahh,, a nice star shaped donut ,, that's screaming EAT ME!!!!!!!

Went out to do grocery shopping and after that I bought some donuts for the kids afternoon tea , bought one for myself too ,, but not too fancy as this one but might be the same over the roof calorie !!!!
Yup ,, been eating heaps lately and with a lack of effort to exercise ,, I will surely gain more weight with the way I eat ...

The Zumba class will start tomorrow and don't know if I have the will power to drag myself to it .. but I was thinking about joining ,, but the motivation is not kicking in..... how about diet pills that work ??? hmmmmm don't know if I will try it ,, to risky ,, they say that a good healthy diet and a 30 minute work out will do best......


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Broken car

My hubby was fuming mad when his car broke out,, the engine was making a big noise and he had it checked and the mechanic will still have to order in the parts for his car..
WE have a Nissan Navarra which is only 3 years OLD and my hubby hated this car,, he doesn't like the noise its making and the not enough turning power and feel sluggish for a 4 wheel drive... Too bad we did not have an extended service plan from Nissan ,, and as the service plan ran out that is when he car started to get bugged ...

It will cost us heaps of money to have it fixed and we cant do anything about it,, Hubby already complained to Nissan but we never heard from them....

I might tell them that I will put a fan page on Facebook about "I hate Nissan Navarra "" because it is a lemon car!!!!!
Most of the cars the we previously owned were Nissan ,, Patrol , Pathfinder and I have an Xtrail but this Navarra made us disappointed and we might not purchase a Nissan anymore...

Ideas

It's been a gloomy, rainy week here in Oz ,,, the rain is pouring down accompanied with gusty cold wind.. My laundry is piling up and my car is getting dirty.

It's the best day to laze around and do nothing and keep warm...

We are building a house and good thing the excavation was already finished , the brick layer was suppose to work last week,, but with the weather like this ,, there is no way he can do it .. so, everything is on hold waiting for a good weather to come,, but the forecast is RAIN RAIN RAIN!!!!!

Instead I try to do some research on the style that I want inside the house,, I m still tossing between a modern contemporary style with modern furniture or with a little bit of country flair to it ...
I'm just getting all the ideas and some pics and filling them for future references...
I just hope that his weather will clear up soon..

Friday, May 28, 2010

Doing the girl's nails

I just loving this new obsession of mine.. Doing nails ...
I never knew that there is a whole bunch of people who are obsessed into doing manicure, nail polish , nail art and everything about nails... I was gob smocked to see how they spend too much effort and money ,, but most of them are really creative people and this is one way to release the creativeness in them...

It also encourage me to learn more and enjoy the art and I am loving it so far ...
I have some stuff to do for work and bills and paper work and doing research on life insurance rates life insurance rates but I cant help it I still find time navigating around sites on nail art and by doing this it makes me feel creative ..

I wanted to learn more and be inspired with all the designs that are out there..
I am fairly new and I know it will take a lot of practice and patience to master the art .. Actually I really dont need to master it I just want to have fun and enjoy every bit of it ...

So Just sharing my very 1st Nail art ....



One school holiday while my hubby's nieces are in town for a sleep over I gathered them around and did their nails,,, They just love em... pampered and painted!!!!!
After the manicure session I had a back ache !!!!! But I enjoyed it too!!!!!



The nails were painted differently thats why it was painstakingly long and I was running out of ideas ,, since it was my 1st time to do it .....








Thursday, May 27, 2010

Congrats!!!




Nope she's not a Minnie Mouse !!!!! But she will play as Gabriella for Highschool Musical on September ...
This is my eledest daughter who is turning 16 in a couple of months time ,, and she auditioned for the role of Gabriella for HS Musical last Sunday and she had a call back on Monday .. Wedenesady night when she found out that she got the part ...
It was exciting for her because this wouldbe her 1st lead role in a musical and I know how much she wanted to get that role ...
Good thing that her face has cleared up from acne,, a month ago she started her dose of acne treatment,,, took her to the dermatologist and gave her the best acne treatment and now her face had cleared up ...


Starting this June , she would be very busy ... Dancing during Mondays and Tuesdays, work at weekends and now rehearsals during Monday and Wedenesday nights ....
So I am also going to be busy driving her around ...

Anyway,, well Done Micah and we're proud of you!!!!

Hair Style

Here is Lil Missy's hairstyle of the day..
Sorry because the lighting is not good ,, it was a gloomy rainy day that day , and I just have a low watt bulb so its a bit dark,,,,

Our usual routine of the morning would be waking up at 7 , have a shower,, she would go downstairs and wait for me while I also get ready and then give the kids brekky and while watching their fave catoons on TV and eating brekky I do her hair,, it takes me about 20to 25 minutes todo her hair depending on the style ,, 9 am is school time so I have to rush everything during that short period of time...

I make it a point to do her hair everyday ,,, making sure her hair is styled up or just tied up ,, she always go to school nice and neat ,,, and she always get a compliment with her hair style,, I think that the teachers and friends are anticipating what kind of hairstyle she would have everyday....

I just love to see the flower that was created when I did the hair at the back....
Double twist on top
Double twist on the sides

Double twist is fast and easy and not time consuming as french braid,,, that is why I prefer it a lot....

Still here

Sorry for being away for awhile,,, My boy was sick,, since its getting cold here in Oz and winter will be here soon,, the weather is getting colder,, to top it all , its been raining non stop this whole week.. and my boy had a nasty cough and all chesty and clogged up but it triggered his asthma ,, so it was worse the other day when the school rung up so I can pick him up,, he was struggling to breathe and wheezing really hard I thought I would need an evergo oxygen concentrator for that.... So I gave him his puffer and started his Prednisone ,, gezzz I hate it when kids are sick!!!!
Round the clock monitoring for his temperature and breathing,, it was a relief when after the 2nd day he was feeling OK .. Today I he went back to school and I just coordinated with his teachers on what to do , and told them to call me for emergency ,, Hopefully I wont get a phone call...
But unfortunately ,, the school rung up this morning ,, so I can pick up my lil Missy because she is having a stomach ache... So I dashed to school and picked her up...... Now its a rainy , gloomy day and nursing a sick girl..... Not happy!!!!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hard work

Who needs a fitness equipment ,, when you can have this?????

Yeah this is my hubby's latest fitness regime.... Building a house,, 1st he have to shovel a whole heap of dirt and concrete,, and oh boy what a back breaking labour,,, for 3 days straight my hubby was sore and tired ,, he said he was wondering how the workers can do it everyday.....

They start at 7:00 am and finish at 4 pm , such along day of hard and heavy work . My hubby works everyday in his business ,, he lifts stuff but he said this one wore him out and plus the stress that he is feeling ,, It is really draining for him,,, I commend him for doing his best and I will always be there to comfort and help him, although I cannot physically do all the hard work I visit the site everyday and offer everyone drinks and just show my support!!!
Ahhh the hard work of building.....!!!


Building our home

May 12, 2010 Wednesday ,, Finally we started the 1st stage of building our house,, It took us 6 months of long wait for the council to approve our buidling certificate ,, and right after that we are ready to start...
It was such a stressful day for my hubby Joe,, he was all tensed up and he spent the whole day at the site, he did not go to work but opted to manage and oversee the process of digging the dirt..
Our land is 3.3 acres of sloping land,, there are heaps of work to be done and they have to dig up so it can be level .

FOr 3 days straight ,, Joe was on the site to help and make sure evrything is is on the right track ,, its the foundation of the house and it is very important that he is there. I also dropped in there , checking out the progress.

This is the start of a long heacahe and excitement for us ,, so I want to capture every stages of it ...

1st day ,,, the start of digging up .....



2nd day when they started pouring the concrete on the foundation


After school , I took the kids to the site so that they can see it and the driver called Braiden and let Braiden manouvered the machine,, my boy was so excited !!!!!




WE are just starting and a long way to go not yet rushing on getting a homeowners insurance , but we just hope that everything will go smoothly!!!!
Its just exciting and

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

No more.....

Now that the kids are growing fast and days are passing quick ,, I cant help but be thankful because the kids are so easy to manage,, my hubby and I were so glad that they are well behaved kid,, even when we go out ,, we are very relaxed knowing that everything is going to be alright.. we can take the kids anywhere !! Overseas travel,, long hours of driving, shopping, dining in a fine restaurant,, concert .....anywhere.....

I think they know that they are expected to behave and there would be consequences when they misbehave..
Ive got 15 year old girl, My boy is now 7 years old and lil miss is now 5..
But when they were toddlers it was a different story ,, but now ,, I am lucky to have good kids as I say.... and for us ,, no more babies,,, just don't wanna start all over again ,, going through pregnancy is hard ,,morning sickness, swelling , discomfort, doctors appointment , making sure a good diet and prenatal vitamins and all sort of stuff,,, then the labour and taking care of the newborn,, sleepless nights and breast feeding.....

Arrggggg,, my life is easy right now and I don't want to complicate it again ... I'm happy with the children and they are such a blessing and that's it folks!!!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Our Pet eel

It been such a long time since I updated my readers about whats progress of building our dream home... Actually its been 7 months since we sold our house and it took us that long to get our builders permit from the council ,, its a long story and very frustrating ,,Only when my hubby started complaining and threatening them ; that they started to do something about it,, it was blamed on a certain person who did not do her job properly.. arrggg,, thinking about it made us get angry ...

Anyway,, tomorrow they will start to dig the land and hopefully everything will go as planned...

As I look back,, I still missing our old house,, I was looking of some old photos and kids was with me browsing through them , when the started asking about our aquarium.. the kids miss the fishes , and our Marty the Eel which is a Zebra eel


,, they were asking if we can set up an aquarium or a garden pond,, but we have to look at it first ,, there are lots of things involve ,, like a good quality garden pond filter , which is very important to maintain a good water .It is not easy and it is not cheap....

I told the kids that we might have a dog instead , but they are still insisting of setting up a tank ...So told them to wait for a while and we'll se if we sill want to have an aquarium or a garden pond...


Monday, May 10, 2010

Hair Style







This was Lil Missy's hairstyle for Mothers Day....
Although I have to rush to do the hair because we have to go for a lunch at my hubby's grandparents house for the day ,, I quickly did Lil Missys hair ...

It was just a double twist style starting from her left ear all around the back , ending with plats and circle it to make a cute bun/ flower .. Fresh flower to accentuate it ... Different coloured hair clips .... Which I am loving and using more often on her hair!!
And an effortless,, chic and Fun hair !!!!!

Spent the whole Sunday ,, with hubby's family while everyone had a great lunch...... we were all stuffed and suffering from lazy day afternoon and ate too much that we all needed an ab workout ....






Saturday, May 8, 2010

Enjoy this Day....

HAPPY Mother's to all Mums / Mom/ Mama/ .......




And to my Mother dear !!!! Enjoy this day!!!!!!

Thank you for everything .....

My boy's skin

It is now cold here in Australia ,, and as the days get colder ,, kids are suffering from stuffy nose and itchy skin.....
My boy suffered from Eczema since he was small and it was frustrating to see him scratch his sensitive skin till he bleed... Those where the old days and Thank goodness I don't want him to suffer again... Although ,, he still have a dry skin,, but not like when he was young with red , blistering skin...

The term Eczema, also called Atopic Dermatitis, includes all kinds of red, blistering, scaly, and itching skin conditions. It appears as an itchy rash of inflamed skin. Eczema can be treated externally with medicated creams or ointments and can be prevented somewhat by keeping the skin well hydrated and moisturized.


I tried almost everything in the market,, from Physician prescribed topical creams to giving him natural treatment of eczema ,, even tried to changed his formula milk to goats milk ,,, But once our doctor said that there are some cases that when kids grow up they will out grow it,, and now he is eczema free ,, but with dry itchy skin during Winter ,,, I can mange it and making sure that I always hydrate his skin , avoiding long baths and just eat healthy .

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hope to get Creative with nails ......

I am into so much stuff these days... The wonderful world of YouTube had taught me so much tips and tricks especially about Beauty...

My latest addiction are make up. nail art and hair styles...

1st let me start with nails...
Before I had never liked long nails.. why?? because my nails are too weak,, whenever I had it long I would always have a broken nail,,, I gave up with my nails a long time ago, but never thought that there would be a good remedy for it and now I am discovering more and more products that can actually help with my problems and whenever I see some tips I sometimes try to follow it and I would like to share it also especially if the product is really worth it...



First of all most of the beauty products here in Australia are ridiculously expensive!!!!! I mean ,, double the price n USA sometimes even triple the price

That is why sometimes when I hear someone in US say drugstore make up ,, for them it is cheaper... Not here !!!!!! They are EXPENSIVE!!!!!! So better buy the top brand instead...
I never realize how expensive it is here ,, only when I watched tons and tons of video reviews in US and they would say the price ,,, so WE are missing so much here in OZ...
Only option is to buy online since the Aussie Dollar is not far behind the US Dollar ...

So this is where it all started ....
With my China Glaze nail polish that I bought online


My short nails painted and I put on a flower sticker .. That's it !!! But then I just saw a video about nail art and alas!!!! that is what I wanted to do !!!!
I might not have the most steady hand or a creative flair but I am willing to learn and enjoy the process....

There are even blogs out there that are really passionate about nails,, and it was overwhelming to see some beautiful creations....!!!!

So this will be the start of my creations ..... so start with my pathetic electric blue nail!!!!!!
Stay tuned ....

I know I also need help with diets that work ,, so check back later for more....