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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Treasure map fun!

This was such a fun simple way to keep The kids on the hunt in the backyard, treasure to be found!! This could be set up indoors or any fun environment with landmarks they understand! 

Crayon creating our own gifts

This is something I did years ago and from memory as a little one using scraps at the ends of broken and half used crayons and loved the we could make something from items that would get thrown away.
1. Get scraps, or we had a couple a cheap boxes for spare craft and other activities
2. Chop up, smash. Break, use a pencil sharpener or even pop tiny bits in a zip lock bag and get your anger out with a wooden spoon 😜
3. I found some silicon moulds that were about $2 from Kmart and fill them up with crayon pieces
4. Oven was on about 100deg and the crayons melted after 10-15mins you can top moulds up with more crayon scraps if low.
5. Another 10mins in the oven and they are fully melted, cool down and wait atleast a couple of hours to set.
The next morning, the children were so happy to see them ready and excited to use the, straight away!! 
These will make some nice little useful gifts too! Win win !!!!

School holiday crafty days!!!

The school holidays are always a challenge to please each child and keep the peace and avoid the old boredom winge that kids will do but I do like to do craft with my children as it gives me an opportunity to be creative and not loose my marbles some days!!! 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New house, baby #3

So, it's been a while again, life has been so busy but I hope to finally catch up on some blogging, I like the idea of blogging to also keep this as an online journal for my kids to look back on...... This week, baby #3 is 24weeks and growing strong!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hello............ it's been a while!!!

So.................... hello!!! it's been so long, too long, but life has honestly been so busy and sometimes i have so many plans but being realistic, some don't get put on the priority list, i miss blogging, for my own personal journey too, but i have been doing my art, exactly what makes me feel wonderful!!! and hope to add more about my children's journey through their steiner school experience as this blog is a fantastic way to document their time at the school & for them and us'to look back on as we are aware of how fast our day's go by! Love & peace, Ema Lou X.x

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

words to remeber for our girls.........................

This Father Just DESTROYED Society’s Definition Of Beauty. This Is Perfect.

February 8, 2014 Stories
Dr. Kelly Flanagan, a licensed clinical psychologist and happy father of three, keeps a fantastic blog, full of wonderful opinions and personal advice. He has made a habit out of writing letters to his young daughter, to help teach her about the world. But not only his daughter could benefit from reading his wise words.
Check out what he had to say about the make-up and fashion industry. They are great words to live by.
Dear Little One,
As I write this, I’m sitting in the makeup aisle of our local Target store. A friend recently texted me from a different makeup aisle and told me it felt like one of the most oppressive places in the world. I wanted to find out what he meant.
And now that I’m sitting here, I’m beginning to agree with him. Words have power, and the words on display in this aisle have a deep power. Words and phrases like:
Affordably gorgeous,
Flawless finish,
Brilliant strength,
Liquid power,
Go nude,
Age defying,
Instant age rewind,
Choose your dream,
Nearly naked, and
Natural beauty.
When you have a daughter you start to realize she’s just as strong as everyone else in the house—a force to be reckoned with, a soul on fire with the same life and gifts and passions as any man. But sitting in this store aisle, you also begin to realize most people won’t see her that way. They’ll see her as a pretty face and a body to enjoy. And they’ll tell her she has to look a certain way to have any worth or influence.
But words do have power and maybe, just maybe, the words of a father can begin to compete with the words of the world. Maybe a father’s words can deliver his daughter through this gauntlet of institutionalized shame and into a deep, unshakeable sense of her own worthiness and beauty.
A father’s words aren’t different words, but they are words with a radically different meaning:
Brilliant strength. May your strength be not in your fingernails but in your heart. May you discern in your center who you are, and then may you fearfully but tenaciously live it out in the world.
Choose your dream. But not from a department store shelf. Find the still-quiet place within you. A real dream has been planted there. Discover what you want to do in the world. And when you have chosen, may you faithfully pursue it, with integrity and with hope.
Naked. The world wants you to take your clothes off. Please keep them on. But take your gloves off. Pull no punches. Say what is in your heart. Be vulnerable. Embrace risk. Love a world that barely knows what it means to love itself. Do so nakedly. Openly. With abandon.
Infallible. May you be constantly, infallibly aware that infallibility doesn’t exist. It’s an illusion created by people interested in your wallet. If you choose to seek perfection, may it be in an infallible grace—for yourself, and for everyone around you.
Age defying. Your skin will wrinkle and your youth will fade, but your soul is ageless. It will always know how to play and how to enjoy and how to revel in this one-chance life. May you always defiantly resist the aging of your spirit.
Flawless finish. Your finish has nothing to do with how your face looks today and everything to do with how your life looks on your last day. May your years be a preparation for that day. May you be aged by grace, may you grow in wisdom, and may your love become big enough to embrace all people. May your flawless finish be a peaceful embrace of the end and the unknown that follows, and may it thus be a gift to everyone who cherishes you.
Little One, you love everything pink and frilly and I will surely understand if someday makeup is important to you. But I pray three words will remain more important to you—the last three words you say every night, when I ask the question: “Where are you the most beautiful?” Three words so bright no concealer can cover them.
Where are you the most beautiful?
On the inside.
From my heart to yours,

To see more of Dr. Flanagan’s writings, check out his blog. This man has a good head on his shoulders, more of us could stand to have his kind of good sense.
Kelly Flanagan also has a free ebook out, called The Marriage Manifesto: Turning Your World Upside Down. If you like what he wrote in this letter, you should probably check it out.
Source: Dr. Kelly Flanagan
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

I've seen 2 dragonflies fly around me in the past week.

The dragonfly totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As spirit animal, the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light. When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it may remind you to bring a bit more lightness and joy into your life. Those who have this animal as totem may be inclined to delve deep into their emotions and shine their true colors. 

Dragonfly Meaning

The dragonfly is generally associated with the symbolic meaning of transformation. Here are common meanings for this animal totem:
  • Change and transformation
  • Adaptability
  • Joy, lightness of being
  • Symbol of the realm of emotions, invitation to dive deeper into your feeling
  • Being on the lookout for illusions and deceits, whether are external or personal
  • Connection with nature’s spirits, fairies realms

Dragonfly totem wisdom and change

Dragonflies start to grow in water and then move into the air and fly. When this spirit animal shows up in your life you may be called to transform and evolve. Symbol of metamorphosis and transformation, it inspires those who have it as a totem to bring about the changes needed in their lives in order to go to reach their full potential.
When this spirit animal shows up in your life, it’s an indication that it’s time for change. Just like the dragonfly changes colors as it matures, you may be called to live and experience yourself differently. Stay open to the enfoldment of your personal journey.

Dragonfly as power animal and adaptability

The dragonfly is characterized by amazing flight patterns as it appears to be able to change direction swiftly, gliding through the air with no apparent effort. Its lightness inspires those who have the dragonfly as totem to use their ability to be flexible and highly adaptable in any situation.
You can call on the dragonfly power animal when you’re stuck in a situation and need assistance to gain a new perspective. The solution might lay in your ability to adapt and tackle the issue from a different angle.

Lightness and emotional flexibility, two characteristics of the dragonfly spirit animal

By affinity with the dragonfly aerial lightness, those who have this animal as totem can develop the ability to take things lightly even in the darkest moments. Lightness in feelings, lightness in thoughts. The dragonfly spirit animal invites people to keep a light, positive outlook no matter what.
The dragonfly is often seen around water, ponds or on the edge of a river or lake. It symbolizes the affinity with the realm of feelings, water being a powerful symbol for emotions and the unconscious. If the spirit of the dragonfly comes to you, you may be called to explore your emotions in a light and joyful manner.

Dragonfly totem and the search for personal authenticity

The dragonfly is a fascinating animal characterized by the beauty of its colors, the lightness of its wings and its scintillating body.  The meaning of this power animal is associated with the symbolism of light, but also illusion.
Those who have the dragonfly as a spirit animal may be encouraged to show their true colors more often and shine. Even if they may be more discreet than let’s say the peacock, they often exert a fascinating influence and arouse curiosity in others.
When the dragonfly shows up in your life, it’s perhaps time to look through illusion. A situation or someone’s intentions are not clear and may be deceiving.

Dragonflies and the connection with the spirits of nature

Dragonflies are powerful allies to connect with the spirit of nature. Their fairy-like quality makes them auspicious spirit animals to work with the power of light and fairy realms.
Animal of wonder, the dragonfly can bring forth the enchanting spirit of our own nature. When you see this spirit animal, allow yourself to open up to the magic of nature and the elements.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A day at the farm....................

Katie & Nicky's big day!!

I'm a very proud little sister, my big sister and her partner celebrated with so much love & support with their boys being a big part of their day and all pouring rainbow sand into one jar, i am so proud that 2 people who love each other were able to show their love and commitment to everyone, was a very special magickal day that left you feeling warm and fuzzy!!!............. and the kids who all had the best day hanging out with their cousins!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I love this drawing and have seen it many times posted by a mix of people but always a friendly reminder to also be ourselves and teach our children the same! X.x

Monday, November 18, 2013

Circus school fun!!

At the end of last term we went on a girl guides adventure and it was very exciting but Scarlette was also nervous, but by the end of the evening, little miss had tried everything, even the high stuff........... eekkkk, braver than me, so very proud of her for giving everything a try and didn't let the fear win!! wohhooo!!! X.x