Friday, 18 June 2010

Friday 5s -

I am getting ready to go away for the weekend; I'll be going to my high school reunion. I went to year 12 but this is 21 years since year 10. 21 years :) Wow a lot of time has gone by. I didn't go to the 10 year reunion as i still had no interest in talking to people i went to school with. But this changed about 18 months or so ago. I decided to go looking for cousins and old friends on Facebook and before I knew it i was chatting to people i hadn't got on well with in highschool. I'm really looking forward to catching up.

So today's Friday 5's are five fav 80's songs or movies :)

In no order 5 80's movies:

1) dirty dancing
2) the princess bride
3) the breakdast club
4) dark crystal
5) the labyrinth

I would like to expand on the but I need to finisn herding the troops out the door.

If you want to feel free to share your fave 80's memories :)

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Thankful Thursday

I know that it has become cliched to look at what we have and express gratitude for it but I do believe that we often overlook what we have. I know that I can get caught up in my "troubles" and lose focus of what I have and so I like to make an effort and thank the universe for what I have. I introduced grace in  our family at dinner time not because I am particularly religious, because I'm not, but because I especially wanted my children to appreciate the food that was put in front of them.

I try to remember to thank people everyday when they have helped me and I have passed this on to my children. And I try to thank my family everyday.

Somedays when i am feeling extremely harassed and cranky I take the time to think of 5 things I am grateful for. I find that often restores my outlook.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

The WAHM Connection & TEEs Me, Please! comps

I'd like to reach 1000 fans with the TEEs Me, Please! fan page and at least 50 followers on youtube and the blog. When we do this I would love to have a massive celebration. It is not in my budget to be able to provide all the prizes/gifts myself so I am calling on my WAHM friends to trade with me; promotion & advertising in exchange for prizes (big or small). I would also like to see The WAHM Connection (one of my other projects) reach 500 fans and if that happens at the same time the celebration will include TWC fans. At 500 fans I will begin to launch some of the ideas that I have for TWC. Prize donors will receive advertising on the TWC blog and site too.

As I have stated on more than one occassion; I am happy for my business Butterfly Magick to stay small as Butterfly Magick is for my facepainting and craft work. My facepainting is mostly for pleasure and to have something to fall back on and my craft work will be produced in limited and one-off amounts. But for TMP & TWC to be of benefit to members I need to increase the fans.

Once I reach those numbers I will run a series of competitions (through the site & blog). I will be running a scavenger hunt and the items will be information from the donors websites, blogs or pages. But I would also like to put people in the draw for a prize that have referred their friends etc. It will not be the person with the highest number of people to join that wins (although there may be a small prize for that too); instead everyone that refers TMP and/or TWC connection will go in the draw (they just need to tell me how they spread the word about those pages and then they will go in the draw). Once we reach the magick numbersd a draw will be held and the other compeitions will commence.

If you are interested in donating prizes please let me know here, or via email ( or pm me on Facebook).

thank you.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Sharing Sunday

I originally was going to make Sundays about spirituality but i feel that is too heavy for this blog so I'm changing it to sharing Sunday. So please feel free to share a recipe, a fav book, tips & tricks, or tell me what you are doing on your Sunday :)

Today we will be hopefully packing and culling and cleaning.... and hopefully enjoying sometime in the sun again today with the kids and the dog. Later tonight it is family time (warching Merlin & Dr Who  and eating pancakes and tonight we will hopefully be sharing it with 2 of the kids' friends as they may be coming for a sleep over).

I can't think of anything to share right now so I'll be back later :) have a wonderful Sunday :)

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Swapping Saturday

Originally i was hoing to make saturday's on the blog Sexy Saturday ... but i have changed my mind and now it's swapping Saturday. Comment here is you want to swap links, shoutouts, ads etc :) I'll be back on later :)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Friday 5's

Good morning :)

Today is Friday 5's and the topic for today is wahm businesses :) I have been lucky to meet a lot of lovely wahms over the past several years (mostly online). There are a lot of mums and dads (and grandparents too) working from home.

I like to buy from WAHMs as I like to show my support to people that are running their own business. I do not restrict myself to Australian businesses although I know it is popular to support your own country.

Over the past several months I have been trying to buy from businesses that are ethical and ecologiocally friendly; many WAHM businesses are both. Many of the wahms make their own products are as they are not massed produced they are not contributing to global excess. Some people may find that pretentious but I had a slight breakdown last year and when I came out of it I decided that even though I was already being environmentally and socially conscientious i needed to try harder. And this has affected who i buy from and how i buy.

So here are links to 5 of my fav wahm blogs :) please feel free to share your fav 5 wahm sites or blogs. If you cannot limit it to 5 then limit it to 5 per comment :D

I was going to wrote a personal comment about each blog but I am short on time.... so I may come back later and add a personal comment. For now it is a description of each blog :)

Overall Being-  unique & gorgeous gifts ranging from personalised products, aromatherapy, jewellery, photos & Massage.....Making a lasting impression for the mind, body and soul.

MWWAH  -  A one stop mwwah siteA site that lists fabulous at home businesses in the one spot. A site for  mwwah business owners to unite together & show
off the variety of home businesses & a place for members to come to find all their wonderful treasures. 
 Inspiring Mums - The Inspiring Mums Blog is written to help inspire and motivate mums to support your growth in life, health, family, career and business for self care and awareness. An honest approach to life's challenges with a personal touch.

Pretty Things Distract Me - Quality accessories and clothing for babies and children at affordable prices; non slip hair clips, head bands - woven, stretch laces, stretch and plastic headbands, hair clip holders, hair tie streamers and much much more will be coming soon!

Bodelicious Ramblings - Bodelicious is proud to offer an affordable, environmentally friendly, natural range of multi-purpose baby products for busy mums today who are always on the go.