Happy Monday!

Good morning lovelies! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead :) I woke this morning and didn’t feel like I was melting so I’m in a pretty good place right now!

It is Monday so time for a HHM post I think! I join in with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for this, so do go and say hi!

Breakfast time… what is on the plate this morning:::

A large cup of tea… but it’s PG Tips with sugar because we are out of Earl Grey and honey! :( Off to the shop soon though! Simple buttered toast for brekkie.

On today’s to-do list:::

Balance our weeks budget
Clean the kitchen
Order this weeks groceries
Go to the shop for a few essentials
Yarn order
Finish tweaking a new pattern (!)
Wait for our 3rd visit from Steve the plumber in as many weeks… hopefully our washing machine will really be fixed this time!

Currently reading:::

My Bible and Dig Deeper by Nigel Beynon & Andrew Sach

On the tv today:::

Hmmm… Cbeebies for a little bit this morning…. I will probably watch something tonight while Vince is at work and I’m crocheting but I don’t know what!

The weather outside is:::

Cooler!!! It is a little cloudier, a little breezier and I love it. I mean I’m still sat here typing this in shorts but maybe the heatwave has broken for now?

On the menu this week:::

Monday - Roasted Tomato Pasta
Tuesday – Basil Beef Meatballs & Spaghetti
Wednesday – Mushroom Stir Fry
Thursday – Chicken Salad
Friday – Pizza
Saturday – Beef Curry
Sunday – Leftovers

If I have a few minutes to myself,  I will:::

Crochet! Or rather organise what I need/want to crochet or sew between now and December :)

In the garden:::

Our back garden is an out of control wilderness of weeds at the moment but maybe this week Vince will try and beat it back into submission again! My lovely pink geraniums in the front garden are gorgeous though!

Favourite photo from the camera:::

Tiny best friends and a new sofa! <3 10519496_10153097799646953_8810595479218825298_n

Praying for:::

Vince’s work situation at the moment, guidance over Emma’s future schooling, and for continued peace in our current season of unknowns. Without sharing specifics I am also praying for many friends and family :)

Bible verse, Devotional that is resonating with me at the moment:::

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 NIV

Naomi x2





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Just a quick short and sweet post tonight… but I finally get to share my african flower project with you all! This is what I made my niece for her 1st birthday which was on Thursday.

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I love it! I mean really love it! I am so pleased with the way it turned out, for a while I was seriously doubting my “a purple giraffe would look awesome” decision but I’m not now :)

The pattern is Jedi the Curious Giraffe from the oh so talented Heidi Bears. I have had her Hippo pattern on my wish list for an age…. and now I want to make them all… I’m sure Emma would love an african flower animal zoo right?!

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Heidi’s pattern was brilliant, so clear, how-to’s of every step and excellent photo’s to check you are headed in the right direction… literally!
On that note joining motifs late at night and half asleep is not helpful… there will be frogging.

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I love crochet! <3

Have you made any of Heidi Bears patterns?

Naomi x2





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