Wednesday, September 29, 2010

mulberries and storms

Yay!!!! The first storm of the season and my first at my salon. This photo below is taken from the back door of the salon looking towards Mt Glorious. I just love storms and the first one of the season is always pretty exciting. We actually had a couple go through during the afternoon then more rain and thunder during the night. Aaaaaahhhhh bliss!

The storm was pretty exciting on my first day back at work for the week but the weekend was quite lovely too. No storms but the weather was warming up so off to the park we went for a ride on scooters, bikes, then play time on the swings, slides and twirly things they have there.

It was all pretty exhausting so once we got home it was cold drinks, cold fruit then a nap (for Master M and mum - in the chair I know but I couldn't help myself!).

More fruity fun over the weekend too as we went to visit Aunty S who is home from her holiday. That means some lovely pressies for the kidlettes which is always exciting then it was off to the mulberry tree for some fruit picking time. Master M had a case of 'no like' when he tried a mulberry although I'm not sure if it even made it to his mouth. He did love helping Aunty S with the ladder though.

Little Miss R had an absolute feast and kept filling her little container up. I'm not sure who ate more, her or the dogs but our container full at home kept getting smaller all afternoon so I think she may have won. She's such a little fruit bat! The hands and the mouth were of course completely red as anyone who has feasted on fresh, sweet mulberries will know. I think the most exciting part was sticking out the tongue to see how red it was because she could do it without getting into trouble!!
Not much else planned for the next few days as it's more work for me but if anything does happen I'll be sure to keep you posted. (Especially now that I seem to be a bit organised again!)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Getting back on track

Well I know my blogs have been few and far between lately but I'm starting to feel that my life is getting back on track and starting to settle down. The whole owning my own business thing has been taking up quite a bit of my time as to be expected, and the rest of the time has pretty well been with family.

I'm learning what other full time working mothers have to deal with and it's a bit of a struggle. I'm lucky to have lots of help at home which I know so many people don't have that and I really don't know how they handle it all.

My work has been fantastic. I'm absolutely loving my business and loving the work that I do so much. I always wanted a career where I could look forward to and enjoy going to work each day so it's wonderful to have found one that's just right for me.

Don't you love the little vases in the photo above. I bought them for the salon as candle holders (which they are really) and found that they were the perfect size for some of my small makeup brushes. They're cute and look fantastic on my retail shelves.

The other exciting purchase I've made is some more Natural Compatibles makeup. It's the brand of makeup I use and sell in the salon and I bought some of their lip gloss and applishades. I was a bit taken aback because the lip gloss tubes are quite small but it's so creamy and luscious that you only need the tiniest amount for good coverage. The applishades are little eyeshadow shimmer pens. They're so much fun to use which is why I'm writing about them as I've been having a great time playing with the makeup. All good fun!! (I do know some who probably won't agree with me).

As my life is getting back on track a bit, I'm finding that I now have more time to do some crochet. I haven't done any in ages but over the last couple of weeks I've started on Little Miss R's blanket again.. As you can see from the above photo it's starting to come together and I've probably got about 1/4 of it made. Still lots to go but at least I'm getting back into it. Little Miss R is very happy I'm crocheting again too because she wants her blanket!
I promise I'll keep you posted on more comings and goings from now on. In fact, I've got some photos of the kids picking mulberry's at Aunty S's place over the weekend that I want to share with you all.
Until next time! Warm and sunny smiles for you all.