Monday, May 25, 2015

Day 2056 - The health benefits of grapes

Did you know that the grape is considered to be a berry?

According to there are 72 million tonnes of grapes produced every year worldwide with most of them being used to produce 7.2 trillion gallons of wine.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Day 2055 - Sydney Bound

It's time to head back to the Big Smoke.

I'm wearing my Mumager hat again today which is always fun. Tahlia has a shoot with a very cool photographer this arvo.  But unlike other shoots where we drive up and back in a day, we've decided to stay overnight.  I have a big meeting in Sydney tomorrow morning.  One that could change the course of Cheer Chick Charlie in a big way.  Given Tahlia was the inspiration behind Cheer Chick Charlie I guess it's fitting that she'll be attending the meeting with me.

So yeah, we're heading back to the Big Smoke today.  

Wish us luck! 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Day 2054 - Flashback

Oh how they've grown.
I've been flicking through some old photos and am marvelling at how much my children have grown.

I love that my kids are friends.

Sure they fight from time to time.  Little brother can totally be a pain in the arse.  Big sister can absolutely be impatient and intolerant.  But when it all comes down to it, they just get along.

They are there for each other.

Always have been and hopefully always will be.

And one thing's for sure ... they just keep growing.

Perhaps it's time to put bricks on their heads?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Day 2053 - Once upon a time ...

Once upon a time there was a girl called Leanne.

Leanne was suddenly faced with lots of decisions. Great big life altering decisions.  The kind that could completely change a life path. Ones for her and her business and ones for her child.  And the decisions kept her awake at night.  This was a woman who normally made decisions easily so the pressure of these new decisions were really messing with her mind.  They gave her a headache.

So she went back to bed and pulled a doona over her head.

The end. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Day 2052 - Product Review: Olay Regenerist Moisturiser #Olay

The cold weather can really dry out your skin.

A combination of cold air, wind and indoor heating can really suck the moisture out of our skin. This can leave the skin dry and dull and can also cause irritation and itchiness.  Add to that those long extra hot showers we take in the morning to "wake up" and "warm up" and our poor ol' skin can really cop a beating.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Day 2051 - What I wore this week

For this Wordless Wednesday I give you my week in clothes.

A peek inside the Deep Fried wardrobe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Day 2050 - Soccer Fever

Balls, balls, balls ... everywhere there's balls.

I love that. 

Right now I can hardly walk out of my bedroom without falling over a soccer ball.  I turn on the TV and it's permanently on ESPN.  I walk into the lounge room to find muddy grass filled soccer boots.  I sit at my desk and behind me is a continual thud, thud, thud as my boy kicks a ball against the lounge to have it bounce back at him again.  Every waking moment it's soccer.

And I'm loving it.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Day 2049 - New Potatoes

Could potatoes be a "super food"?

The humble potato is a dietary staple for so many people. They are something that fills you up and can go with any meal in many forms.  They're easy to come by as they're available year round as the number one vegetable crop in the world. But with all its comfy starchy carbo loaded fullness, could the potato actually be deemed a super food?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Day 2048 - Lovin Life Sunday

Sunday's are for Lovin' Life.

Today was definitely a Lovin' Life day.

Girls time with Nanny and Pop (while the boys stayed home doing boys things).  It started with a foggy riverside walk, followed by breakfast out, then Pitch Perfect 2, a lovely cafe luncheon and then finished with heading home and watching Darby being ball boy at the Premier League Soccer.

Yep, Lovin' Life. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Day 2047 - Kids Artwork

I remember a time ....

Darby's preschool artwork
I remember a time when I used to beam with delight when my kids brought home a painting.  From those first splotches of paint, to the hand prints, to their first attempt at drawing a person, right through to the canvass art at home and the school art projects.