>Me time in 10 easy steps

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This week my WH (wonderful husband) has been away with stocktake & a managers meeting so I have spend a few nights alone. I have taken the opportunity to have some me time, also know as hot chocolate on the couch infront of the heater with a blanket time (me time is so much quicker to say).
I do love a good cup of hot chocolate, neither my WH or myself drink tea or coffee, so much so that for birthday’s and Christmas I am usually given something to do with hot chocolate. Last Christmas my sister-in-law gave me this hot chocolate on a stick, and I have saved it for just an occasion.
Here are my 10 easy steps to my perfect idea of me time hot chocolate:

1. Gather the necessary equipment (my case saucepan, cup, milk & hot chocolate on a stick)

2. This is my hot chocolate on a stick (yummy looking isn’t it!?)
3. Measure out milk using my cup and pour it into the saucepan
4. Clean up milk that I spilt while ‘trying’ to pour milk into the saucepan

5. Put the heat on low and slowly warm the milk

6. I test the milk temperature with a very sophisticated technique, put my finger in the milk
7. Put hot chocolate on a stick in the cup
8. Pour warmed milk over the hot chocolate on a stick & stir

9. Sit down on the couch & keep stirring the hot chocolate on a stick (my milk was alittle cooler than it probably should have been)

10. Drink

>It arrived!

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Late last month I got an email from one of my fav website Esty (it’s kind of like Ebay but for handmade & vintage items) letting me know that some of their sellers were offering free shipping. I came across Cup Kozy, I love this store! Cup Kozy makes reusable alternatives to the cupboard sleeves that many coffee shops use around their take-a-way cups.

I ordered one and it arrived today! Not only did I get my Cup Kozy but it also cam with a free Cup Kozy sticker and a love Cup Kozy badge.

So excited to go out and order myself and lovely hot chocolate (we don’t drink tea or coffee) and try out my Cup Kozy.

Cup Kozy is such a simple idea and is actually making a difference environmentally, reducing the number of cardboard sleeves being thrown away. I really love things like this, they might be simple but they have the potential to have a huge impact on something that most people just don’t think about (including me).

Cup Kozy as well as having a store on Etsy has a really great website, also Cup Kozy has a special limited edition Earth Day Cup Kozy with $1 from every sales of the Earth Day Cup Kozy will go towards planting trees. Love that!

>Where were you when…..

>There are a number of historic moments in time that are remembered by where you were when you heard the news. Like the first moon landing, when JFK was assassinated, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the boxing day tsunami. The first two I was not born so kind of wasn’t around, but I do vividly remember where I was when the 9/11 attacks took place, in bed. I woke up to the news breaking over the radio, and watched it unfold through out the day on TV.

Today was another one of those days, for Australians anyway. Starting last night our government started to put into place actions to get rid of our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. By 9:30am Kevin Rudd was no more and we had our first female PM Julia Gillard, though on the surface it seems like Australia has made history with its first female PM, Julia Gillard has not been elected by the people. We are at least 3 months from our next federal election, which in its self makes what happened to Kevin Rudd also historic as this was his first term as PM and he didn’t get to finish that term.

This certainly does make me think about who I will be voting for in our up coming federal election, I think that I might be paying more attention that I normally would. I defiantly won’t be voting for Julia Gillard’s party just because she is a woman and so am I. There has been alot of talk about her attracting the ‘female vote’, I hope that women vote for more than just the sex of the politician.

No matter what you honestly think about either side of politic in Australia, this election will be interesting. Don’t know if I will go as far as to say ‘exciting’ but things will defiantly be interesting.

Well….Kevin Rudd….I am sorry you got stabbed in the back by your own party before you got to see out your first full term. But you went out with your head held high and a smile on your slightly sad looking face. Good Bye.

>Everyday I……

>My cus Talia posted three things that she does everyday click here to see her three everyday things. So I thought that I would share three things that I do everyday, well…almost everyday….if I am at home I am very very likely to have done these things.

1. Drink water (I have a real problem drinking the recommended daily intake, and pay for it with migraines)

2. Watch TV & surf the Internet and fave blogs (recognise the blog in the picture?)
3. Play with Curios (he takes the best pictures!)
What three things do you do everyday?

>Achievement

>My WH (wonderful husband) has this jumper that we bought a year or so ago, it was purchased to be worn while he is running. But he loves it so much that it gets worn almost always. About 3-6 months ago somehow the zip got broken, WH was devastated. I decided to have a go at replacing the broken zip myself. I have done abit of sewing when I was is high school, year 8 as most students as well as year 11 & 12. I do enjoy using a sewing machine and making things, I currently have the use of my mother’s sewing machine.

Yesterday I spent sometime carefully unpicking the stitches that held the old zip in place. Discovered that replacing the zip should be pretty straightforward (thankfully!).

Today after church I popped into Spotlight and bought a new zip, found they were having a 20% off store wide sale (score!). Then when I got home I inserted the new zip and sewed it all up. I found it easy enough to replace the zip, still not the greatest sewer in the world. Quite proud of myself.
WH was absolutely thrilled, wore the newly repaired jumper around for the rest of the evening. Feels very good to repair my WH’s jumper, much better than throwing it away and wasting money on buying another one.
Someone couldn’t leave me be at the table, loves to chew the pins (certainly not something I want him to be doing)

>Market Day

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Good Morning Saturday! In our house Saturday is market shopping day, every Saturday I go to our local farmers markets and pick up all the fruit a veg we will need for the rest of the week. I love it!

Our local markets has pretty much everything! All kinds of seasonal fruit & veg, spices, dairy products, popcorn (yummy), meat & chicken, food (pancakes, omelets, German sausage, coffee), honey, veggie seedlings, fruit trees, native trees and my favourite Chocolate! Yep my favourite stall is Chocolate Provisions, they have all manner of chocolate cakes, biscuits and brownies! All made with organic & fair trade chocolate, you can buy chunks of chocolate and coco. They also have a great range of bread, my faves would have to be the spelt bread, and the rye bread with olive oil and vinegar.

Check out your local farmers market this weekend!