Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Rebekah!!!

Rebekah on her birthday!

On Sunday the 3rd of June it was my little sister Rebekah’s birthday! She turned 3!!!! She had a ‘Dress-UP’ party! Everyone had to ‘Dress-UP’.

Sofia really liked the idea of ‘dressing-up’!!

Beth really dressed the part!


Even Sofia dressed up in a pretty dress!!!

She invited Beth, Gabrielle and our neighbours. The invitations were handbags with an iced biscuit inside. We got the party theme from an IDEAS magazine.

My Mom and I made the handbags out of scrap-booking paper!

The inside of the handbags.

My Mom and I made the biscuits!

Rebekah and her presents!

Rebekah opening her present!

The party table! We got the paper dolls from the IDEAS magazine too.

The cake!!
I made the cake batter and my mom iced it. Inside the cake there was a big surprise! Rebekah was wondering the whole day what the surprise was, I mean, what can be in the cake other than cake?

And the big surprise was...


Rebekah was so surprised to see a colourful cake!!

But no matter what the colour the cake was she still enjoyed it!!!

Rebekah and her cake!

I hope you enjoyed your birthday ‘Madam Rebekah’!!

Love Nancy

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Gabrielle!

On the 17 of April it was Gabrielle, my little sister’s, birthday!!! She turned 5!!!

Gabrielle on her birthday!

I made her a bedside holdall and gave her a notebook and pen to go in it! Mom and Dad gave her a pink polar fleece blanket and my Granny and Oupa gave her a ‘Hello Kitty’ Lego set! Beth got her a pink foam princess craft kit to make a crown, wand and a hand mirror by yourself! Rebekah gave her a skipping rope and Sofia gave her a wooden doll’s house doll.   

Gabrielle and her cake!

We went to our friends for a braai later. It was such a lovely evening and Gabrielle had so much fun! She had to go on a treasure hunt to look for her present (from our friends), which was a pink bicycle!!! Gabrielle was soooo excited!!!

I hope you had a lovely day Gabrielle!

Love, Nancy

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sensational Sewing Challenge- Fantastic Felt!

This month at sensational sewing challenge the theme is Fantastic Felt! I made felt hearts!

My hearts!

Please try and enter, it is open until the 29th of February. You can enter here

Love Nancy

Happy Birthday Mommy And 41 Things We Love About You!!!

On the 14th of February (Valentine’s Day) it was my mom’s birthday! Kelly and I made my Mom a special birthday meal! Kelly did the cooking and I did the table setting!  

The menu was:

 Roast Chicken with Garlic, Rosemary and Lemon
Fresh Green Salad
Green Beans and carrots fried in butter
Roast Potatoes
Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce

The roast Chicken was Delicious!

One of my favourite salads is a fresh green salad!

This is a family favourite!

The Green Beans and carrot salad was very nice!

The food was almost finished cooking when the electricity went off! So none of the dishes looked quite like we wanted them to, and we could not play music during the meal as we had planned! The electricity did not go on until sometime late that night when we were all asleep! Luckily my dad was able to set up our small gas stove to finish the food, otherwise it would have been bye- bye to the birthday meal! 

I cut 8 hearts out of pretty scrapbooking paper and wrote everybody’s name on the front and a little message on the back as place setting cards! I got the gorgeous flowers from our neighbour as our flower garden is non-existent for now. Because the electricity went off we had to use candles so that we could see what we were eating!

We gave my mom her present and cards before supper. Kelly, my dad and I got mom a Pasta making machine for her birthday! Mom was soooo happy!

Mom’s present! I wrapped it and Kelly made the card!

41 Things We Love About You!

1. You are the BEST mom in the world!
2. We love the way you prepare exciting things for us for school!
3. We love the way you taught us to be neat and tidy!
4. We are so blessed to have a mom who gave up her life to home-educate us!
5. We love how you strive to live your life according to the Bible; training us in the ways of the Lord and loving your husband!
 6. We love the way you always smile!
7. I love the way helped me learn to sew!
8. I think you are the prettiest lady in the world!
9. We love the way you always do crafts with us!  
10. We all love you soooo much!
11. We love how you get excited about everything!  
12. We love how you are always interested in everything we do!
13. We love the way you always encourage us to be creative!
14. You are always so patient with us!
15. You are always helping us with our projects, and not getting to do yours!
16. We love the way you taught us to be ladies!
17. You are the most wonderful lady in the world!
18. We love the way you always help us even when you are busy!
19.  We love the way you are always so cheerful!
20. You are always there for me!
21. You always look beautiful!
22. You always make all of us feel happy and cheerful!
23. We love you being our mom; we do not want another mom!
24. You are the best teacher ever!
25. We love the delicious meals you make for us!
26. We love how you make the most out of every situation!
27. You are always so happy!
28. We love the way you taught us how to cook and bake!
29. You always think about others before yourself!
30. We love how you take care of your family!
31. We love the way you taught us to be Godly young ladies!
32. We love the way you inspire us!
33.  We love how you read the Bible to us and teach us about Jesus.
34.  We love the fact that you sing with us each day, praising the Lord!
35. You are so very creative!
 36. I love how you help me with my blog posts, correcting every one (except this one)!
37. We love how you established our love for learning by teaching us new things in fun and exciting ways!
38. We love the fact that you love Daddy so much.
39. I love how you encouraged me to read; now I love reading so much!
40. We love how you help us with our business making fudge to sell at the Outeniqua Farmer’s Market each Saturday!
41. We love you for just being who you are – our wonderful mother!

Love Nancy!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Our New House!

On Sunday, the 29th of January, we moved into our new house! We were all so excited! It is not too far from our old house, so the drive was not long! The kittens did not like driving in the car and meowed a lot! The little ones thought that moving was a great adventure and enjoyed it lots! Our new house is much bigger than our old house and it is also on a farm! It needs a lot of work, but, when we are done, it will be beautiful! We can have animals, a veggie garden and lots of flowers! I will be posting again soon about our lives on our new farm! Have a good weekend! 

Love Nancy

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Heidi's Baking Fun Challenge - Lemon Cordial

Sorry I haven't posted sooner, but we have been very busy packing to move! Even though this week has been rather busy, I still had time to make something to enter into ‘Heidi’s Baking Fun Challenge’ which is ‘Smoothies and Cold Drinks’ this fortnight and I made Lemon Cordial!

It is very easy and quick to make.
All you need is:

1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup of sugar

Put both ingredients into a small saucepan and stir over a medium heat on the stove until the sugar has dissolved.  Pour the syrup into a jug/bowl and leave to cool for about 5 minutes.  Then pour it into a glass bottle.  Cut a slice of lemon in half and pop it into the bottle of cordial.  Pour a little into a glass and top up with cold water and ice.

Love Nancy

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Wedding Anniversary Mom and Dad!

On the 8th of January my mom and dad celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary! We all went to Jubilee Creek and had a picnic. The littles played in the creek and Kelly and I found a deeper spot to swim in! It was soooo much fun!!!

Mommy and Daddy!

Beth at Jubilee Creek!

Gabrielle swimming in the ‘deep part’

Rebekah just resting in the water!

Kelly and I were very busy before the day making presents for our mom and dad!
We both made them a card and I made a felt heart that said Mom and Dad 18 Years!

My card!

 I made a wire heart and threaded it with beads!

The felt heart

The mosaic wall-hanging!

The other day when my mom was trying to clear the kitchen table she accidently bumped my mug over and it broke, so Kelly and I decided to make a mosaic wall-hanging with the pieces of the mug for their anniversary. We used 3 different wooden heart sizes, organza ribbon, paper roses and beads. I hope you both had a lovely day mom and dad!

Love Nancy