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Socialising: Photo fun with Instagram

Do we really need another social media photo sharing site… It’s hard to keep up these days isn’t it? I’ve been having a lot of fun with Instagram (and Tumblr, wordpress, facebook, Pinterest, twitter, google+….). How do they all differ, and what’s the point of them all, I here you ask?

Well, this might help… I was sent a great image yesterday that explains beautifully how all these social media sites fit together, and can (believe it or not) compliment each other:

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Upcycling: egg carton muffin box

I guess you could call this Part II of Upcycling: Transforming garbage. I have ‘a thing’ about throwing things away that can be used for something else – it drives my husband crazy.

All around our house you’ll find items I have saved from the trash that are being stored until I get around to doing something with them.

A few months ago I posted about a collection of household garbage I had transformed into useful home storage items (see post: Upcycling – transforming garbage).

Below are examples of the baby formula tin becoming a cooking utensil holder, and the bulk washing detergent bucket turned into toy box….

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Rocking horse transformation (I need help with a name!)

I stumbled across Heidi’s Christmas present by accident last year. I was returning to one of my favourite places to waste a Sunday afternoon… The Mill Markets with the intention of buying an old wooden Pinocchio I had spied on my last visit (It was to become another addition to Heidi’s nursery wall). I didn’t buy it the first time because I wasn’t completely certain I liked it. So there I was staring at the Pinocchio, again… still not sure.

I am usually a very quick decision maker, and seldom regret decisions I have made. So, whenever I’m not sure about something I should know by now to walk away. I did end up walking away, and thank goodness for that, or I wouldn’t have stumbled across this gorgeous old rocking horse, at a bargain price of $30!

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Christmas decorations sorted, here’s a sneak peek…

It was time to change my Christmas decorations, so I started a Pinterest Christmas board for inspiration. I then waited until we moved into our new house to get a feel for the place before I bought anything.

I think I have everything for the new look this year it’s not on a tree, or decorating a table… Yet!

I am getting ahead of myself, but I thought I would give you a sneak peak anyway… I am really happy with the combo, and love the fresh and cheery colours.

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On the first day of Christmas… I finished my Christmas wreath!

On the first day of Christmas my true love said to me…. “Now we’ve moved house can you finish off some of these crafty projects you have started (and never finished)!”

Amongst the box unpacking (we moved into our new house last week… you can visit my blog about building the house at http://www.lot271.com) I found some time to make my toilet-paper-roll-Christmas-wreath as I promised I would in my Christmas decoration post. I couldn’t have made it any earlier because I needed the extra time to collect enough toilet rolls! I think that is a good enough excuse, don’t you?

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The Christmas Decoration Dilemma

Deciding on a Christmas decoration theme can be quite stressful…. the colour combinations, themes, shapes and patterns are endless. It is hard to know where to start.

Do you stay traditional? Introduce some different colours? Change your decorations to be a little more modern, hand made or something that represents your personality a little more?

We are hosting Christmas this year – 13 adults and 2 toddlers… so I have started thinking about the table setting, menu and decorations.