Eva's parcel arrived earlier in the week and was a definite highlight of our day, thank you Eva, Peter and Co!
The kids received fabric bins which were immediately put into use beside their beds, the Hershey's Kisses were rationed with afternoon teas, the pretty pincushion is in my sewing space and the inspirational calendar will provide encouraging food for thought each month as we turn the page. In fact January's thought is part of the title of this post:
Cute and Practical.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
Cheeky Miss Pip.
From The Kitchen ~ the slo cooker has been pressed into action this week, making breakfasts, lunches and dinner. We cook overnight oatmeal which is great and I also found a berry cobbler recipe on Pinterest,which I tweaked according to what was in our cupboard:
Mixed berries and bramley apple topped with almond flour, oats, butter and a sprinkling of maple syrup. Once it was done, I toasted some almonds for extra crunch, so yay for instant breakfasts!
Weather ~ we have had a fairly consistent cold snap with accompanying sleet, frost and ice. Pip has been hoping for real snow but in its absence made do with ice this morning:
Craft and Gardening ~ Pip received loads of craft style presents for her birthday and Christmas, so today we worked on the decorate your own craft bag from big sister Kathryn. She also made a trip to Homebase with her dad and sweet talked him into a planting kit, I guess she's trying to get a jump start on the garden!
They should grow quite nicely up the trellis on the side of the garage.
The compost was gently shaken to loosen the particles, the seeds were added and the lid replaced. The pot now sits on my kitchen windowsill.
One sweet "Pip" and a whole heap of stars and flowers!