Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Hopes thats the end of the bad luck now

Well hello lovely peeps,

Today has been a day of buses, removal of Pixie's plaster cast, she has been discharged from hospital now and was smiling the whole entire time they removed her cast she has been signed off by the doctor and was really happy.  She shouted "yes I can see my toes" and gave them a good itch before we even left the fracture clinic she asked if she can go on her bike when she gets home, lol.  Unfortunately it decided to rain so the bike riding didn't happen.  Instead she tested out her fixed foot by bouncing round the living room with on her space hopper and then enjoyed a nice soak in the bath with her mermaid dolls.

I came home put the washer is on (like you do) and now it has broken. Arghhhhh just as you get one thing sorted in life and you think your winning something else decides to go wrong.

I really believe I've had my share off bad things now and it is deffo time for some good luck for a change!

That's all folks


Monday, 28 July 2014

Summer holidays week 2


So were on the second week of the summer holidays, the weather is still being kind to us luckily.

This weekend we were at festwich,  it was gloriously sunny and very hot, it was a free festival and very busy. We went from to start and enjoyed soaking up the festival atmosphere.  The day was spent chilling and chatting with friends whilst the kids enjoyed dancing to the rock music.

This week I have more tidying up, (surprise, surprise) sorting out and cleaning up to do.  Pixie has her cast off tomorrow so we have my fingers crossed that her foot has now healed.

How are you spending your summer holidays?

Have fun

Dawn x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Cheaper ways to clean

Well hello

Another hot one here today so here I am sat out in the shade after a morning of hard graft tidying up, washing and cleaning through.

I was running low on my cleaning materials so dug out my big bottles to decant.  I thought I would share with you my secrets of how to get more in life for less money, without compromising on performance.

Firstly the shops I tend to use the most are Aldi and Asda, Aldi is the cheapest so I use this the most.

Hand wash

I have an old hand wash bottle that I refill with bubble bath (see pic) the bubble costs about 55p from Aldi and I usually get 3-4 bottles refilled for this.

When you think you have emptied the bottle stand it on its head to get the last bits out. (as shown in pic)

Surface cleaner

I use an old spray bottle and this is refilled with all in one disinfectant and filled with water.  I get about 8-10 bottles refilled out of the big bottle.  The big bottle cost less than a £1 and I use it to clean kitchen, bathroom, kitchen and porch floors.  A big bottle last ages.


Me and J keep this on us especially as we tend to go on buses a lot which are not very clean, the little bottle costs anything up to a £1 and so does the large one, we have a little bottle each that we refil from the large one.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

New stock!


I thought I would share a few pics of new items I've made and are currently for sale in my shop.  I am currently working on Christmas stock and taking orders for Christmas already so if there is anything in specific please message me.

Check out these and much more at the shop www.etsy.com/shop/DawnRoseCreates

New items added weekly so check it out!

Love Dawn x

Summer holidays week 1


We are trying to fill the holidays once again with free or cheap fun, plus we have to catch up with appointments we have.

Yesterday we had the dentist, now I no longer have my pass it cost me £11.60 to get myself and 3 kids to the dentist talk about expensive with prices like that we won't be adventuring far at all.  This year we have new children moved in at the back of us and we all share the backs, the kids are all playing out together daily whilst the sun shines.  The backs has big security gates either end so the kids can play safely and happily, well until bedtimes when nobody wants to come in haha.

We have an optometrist appointment for Peaches on Thursday which luckily is not too far away and I'm currently looking for things we can do within walking distance that doesn't cost the earth.  The older girls have signed up to mystical maze a reading scheme with prizes for each book read and we went to town to collect all their books on Friday (when travel was free).

Today the kids are doing some craft and probably playing out with their outside toys later.  Me I'm fighting the washing pile (one bed left to do) and then the massive ironing pile eeeeek.

I've washed all saveable school uniforms and p.e kits and pogged the old t shirts for buttons and cut them up into dusters, currently going through the wardrobes and sorting out what's been out grown.

The pics:

1) the kids doing hamma beads

2) my new dusters

Have fun

Dawn x

Saturday, 19 July 2014

What have we been up too


Last week has seen a small girl fracture her metatarsal falling backwards off a plastic kiddie chair banging it on arm rest on the way down with no shoe on.  She is in plaster for the next two weeks.  It isn't holding her back at all, she's still attended 2 parties, been to nursery and played with her friends.  She is most looking forward to being able to play on her scooter, bike and space hopper again when the cast is removed.

J has left his job as bus driver (no more free travel for us) he starts a new job on Monday and he seems really happy.  The shifts should hopefully  be more family friendly and he will get to see the kids more.

The kids finished school yesterday for 6 weeks summer holiday,  I'm being organised and have already bought all the new uniform for all kids ready for next year.

I have lots to do this summer holidays lots of sorting out to do and a house to once again cull of junk.

What's your summer holiday plans?

Have fun
Dawn x

Monday, 7 July 2014

Monday afternoon challenge anyone

Well hello

Today Pixie decided what she wanted to spend her birthday money on, and here it is the Monday afternoon challenge a new bike to put together.  I managed to get a good deal on this bike it was on sale at 20 off the original price.  Princess still has birthday money left and wanted to buy a monster high scooter on Thursday when its strike day at school but as I was at the shop I've picked it up for her early, so she has a nice surprise when she gets home from school.

Thursday is strike day for us that means 2 kids out of school and one in school so I'm off to town to get them trainers sorted out as I need 2 sets of feet with me to try them on and Princess wants to sign up to a reading challenge at the library so its quite handy really lol.

Peaches also has birthday money to spend so we're toy shopping on Thursday as well.

It's all fun here.

See ya later

Dawn x

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Thursday musings

Hiya everyone,

Today I have been at school helping out year 4, it was their end of year concert today and they did fabulously.  I've been helping out with their music lessons since October and you can see how much they have learned between then and now.

Yesterday Peaches turned 7 she has now joined her sister in Brownies so she is very happy, she had a happy birthday!

Tomorrow I shall be taking a trip to specsavers (so exciting my life) and then sorting out a massive pile of paperwork that keeps looking at me lol.

Have fun
Dawn x

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A normal day doing normal things


I'm pleased to say that Peaches is back to normal health and back in school today, she kept telling me yesterday she wanted to go to school because she misses her friends and  "I feel better now" well you do when the calpol kicks in don't you.  Last night she finally managed to shake off the temperature and I got to sleep the whole night in my own bed instead of top and tailing with my ill daughter in a single bed sharing the one direction bedcover.

Yesterday mainly consisted of cleaning and tidying up after the weekend, looking after Pixie and Peaches and the odd school run.

Today I dropped Princess and Peaches at school, Princess is singing in a concert tonight with school she is very excited.

We also have a very excited Peaches because tomorrow is her birthday she's going to be 7 and she can't wait.  She is having a party next week at soft play so no doubt the excitement will continue.  That reminds me I need to put the list of names into the soft play tomorrow.  I've also just paid the final payment for the holiday today.  Talk about skint lol its a good job I budget for these things isn't it!