Thursday, 12 June 2008

A little update....

The very talented Sara at Sadie Olive held a "I see red" show and tell last week, it was so successful she has decided to follow it through with "Shades of Inspiration". This weeks colour is green, to participate all you do is post pictures of green things in your life on the flikr she has set up for "Shades of Inspiration" and if you want to on your blog as well. This gorgeous button is enough to make you want to join up!

My poor Princess is sick this week, she has a bad ear and throat infection and is off school and staying home with Mummy.


To soothe her soul and her throat I made her this green jelly which is my green contribution to "Shades of Inspiration"!


Now for a little catch up, you may recall that back here I made the grand announcement I was taking a blogging break because I needed to de-clutter, reorganise, catch up etc.

Well in between my on going chest infection (since late February), working at Babes work and the usual house tending, wifey, mummy stuff, I have been de-cluttering and reorganising and catching up.

I caught up with my swaps and posted them, caught up with the yukky tax stuff and reorganised the paper work, will show you all that in another post. I did the ironing, actually Mum might have done that, thanks Mum and tidied The Princess's wardrobe.

I also cleaned and reorganised my pantry.


And miraculously it still looks like this!


I am also in big selling mode. I sold all The Princess's clothing that was too small and am now working my way through excess shop stock.

I am selling it on Trade Me and like to play around creating 'scenes' with the stock for sale such as this one. Aside from the bed and drawers everything else is listed for sale on the Internet. I normally get really good prices if I do a 'scene' I must be good at making scenes!!!


In this photo only the chenille bedspread is for sale. I really wanted to keep it as it looks divine on my bed and picks up the colours in my precious print. However, Babes has been known to sleep in this bed with me (if he is not away on business like he is now) and while I can push the pink and shabby chic a bit I think he would draw the line with this, he has a rare and strange aversion to vintage chenille!


So that's a bit of what I have been up to recently.

See you around!

Rachaelxo

p.s. sadly the garage still looks like this...

28 comments:

Lori said...

i hope your poor princess is feeling better soon...she looks so pretty in that picture... good for you getting all organized, well except for that garage...yikes!!! LOL, it reminds me of my basement...i try not to look at it, the mess just overwhelms me...

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Rachael. Poor Princess I hope she is soon feeling better. I am looking after Riley and he is the same. It is terrible when the littlies are sick. Great clean up of the pantry. That's what mine needs
Alison

Beth Leintz said...

That's what my basement looks like- but that's because I moved all the stuff from the garage down there- for awhile I was spending 15 minutes a day organizing- and it really made a difference.

When can you come and reorganize my pantry?

Sugar Bear said...

I hope the little princess is better soon and you too - I've been fighting an ongoing illness since Feb. too - no fun. Wow - the pantry looks great - come organize mine now okay? :)
Karla

Connie said...

Sorry to hear about your munchkin, honey. I hope she feels better soon.

Come visit us for a "GIVEAWAY" over on my blog. I doubt you'll be disappointed, chickee!!

Smoochies,
Connie

bluemuf said...

Hi Rachael, I hope Princess is feeling better soon. The green jelly should feel real good on her little throat. You are certainly coming along on your organizing. I'm still working away at mine. There are some days I think I should just order one of those bins and then start fresh. But, since that's not going to happen I will keep organizing away.

Hugs karen

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

praying Princess is feeling better real soon

you are good at those scenes and photos for Tradem

you have been busy and I have been missing you
slog on girl youll get that garage sorted

HUGS
Jen

Amy said...

Oooh Rachael - I love those bedspreads! I'm going to check you out on trademe now :-)

dana wyzard said...

I had to laugh at your very last statement regarding your garage for I was just looking at MY garage and thinking "It's a good thing I don't need to sell my house because cleaning out this garage would kill me" You could literally die in my garage and not be found for several months.

Natasha Burns said...

Your princess is so beautiful! I hope she is feeling better soon.
Yay for you with the reorganising!

Looks like you didn't get my email? I sent it maybe a week ago, with the info about my Auckland stop - unfortunately it's just a stop for refuelling, I won't be allowed out of the airport, i have 2 hrs 15 mins on the way and 1 hr 50 mins on the way back : ( so sadly no coffee catch up boo hoo!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

An organized pantry sounds like a dream, a beautiful dream!!

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Ha, dont worry about the garage, the rest of looks fabulous. Also love that photo of Miss Princess, might try and do some nice black and white shots of my girls this weekend!
Alicia ~ time worn style

CIELO said...

It’s party time!... Party time!—come to The House in the Roses and see!

Hope you can participate, Australia's gardens are such beauty...

Hugs

Cielo

Fete et Fleur said...

I hope your lovely little one is feeling better today!

I'm so glad you liked my goodies! The doll shoes got an amazing response! I decided to make some in paper!

Hugs!
Nancy

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Rachel, I hope your little Princess is feeling a bit better. The green jelly looks delicious. Your pantry looks sensational too!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW Rachael! You have been so busy! I need some of your motivation! I am so sorry you and the princess have been sick :( I hope you are both all better very soon!

My normal depression and lack of motivation has been stopping me from crafting :( Plus, I just dont know what I want to make anymore. I am bored with the boxes and bored with the roses. I just dont feel confident in myself right now. Thank you so much for always being so caring of me.

I miss you here in blogland! But understand you needing a break.

I love you sweetie :)
Amy

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh I do hope the princess is feeling better soon!! She looks like a child model in that photo!!

Good for you organizing!! My life just became one GIGANTIC unorganized mess now that the kids are home all of the time! Your garage looks just like my basement!! Just don't look at it, that's my solution!!

xoxo,
Brittany

Gail McCormack said...

Rachael you've done well. I hope your little Princess is feeling a bit better
xo

Vanessa Greenway said...

Hi Rachael! The pantry looks great! I'm sure you can find lots of treasures in that garage! Hope you're little one gets better soon! Hugs, Vanessa

Linda said...

Hi Rachael,
I'm sorry to hear that both yourself and your Princess have not been feeling to well, but it doesn't look like you have let that slow you down.
Cheers Linda

celestina marie said...

Hi Rachael, I so hope your sweet daughter feels better. She is so cute in the picture. You sure have been busy and everything looks so nice a organized. I just did my pantry too and it feels great to have it all straight again!
Take care and have a nice day.
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Kerryanne English said...

Big round of applause for you Rachael.....no-one likes having to do those declutter jobs and you have really excelled. I wouldn't worry too much about the garage - after all, Rome wasn't built in a day.

Hope the Princess is feeling better soon.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Denise said...

your princess is beautiful! Hope she is feeling better! I myself have come down with a little something and feel miserable! Couldnt be because of this lovely heat wave we are having could it! UGH! Thanks for stopping by my new blog!
Hugs~

Muriel said...

Your princess is beautiful Rachael!! Hope she's better!

I love the bedspreads

Kari & Kijsa said...

Hope your princess is feeling peachy soon! Your pantry looks great, and you have been busy! Glad you are back and feeling well!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Joy said...

Hope Princess feels better very soon! Do you make house calls to organize pantries? Mine is in desperate need. :)

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

I hope your sweet little girl(and you)are feeling much better!!
love the chenille bed spread. :-) so cute!! xo Britt :-)

Gina said...

I just love what you are doing - you've got such lovely style. I hope the poor girl feels better soon, she's got to be one the most beautiful children I've ever seen, she's got real style too : )