Monday, December 24, 2012

The Reindeer Food Shop 2012

 Each year the 3 boys set up
in front of our house.
This is our 5th year! Hard to believe it's been 5 years
 Everyone helps bag up Reindeer Food before the shop opens each year
 And, a big thankyou to Michelle and team at Petstock Horsham
who approached the boys this year,
and offered them a big bag of seed to use
 everyone takes it in turns, helping Mum
Even the husband helps, while he catches up on some viewing
But mostly it's me that does most of the bagging,
so no time for pretty photo styling in this house
(and thanks to the first born for taking the pics for me)

Today is the last day of trade,
if you are a local, you can find us in Natimuk Road,
just look for the red sign
 This year, they have traded for 8 days, sitting at their shop for hours after school.
They have even wanted to have their tea out there.
It's also been great to have  school friends pop around and man the shop.
They landed on the front page of the paper last Friday

They love doing The Reindeer Food Shop each year,
they learn a lot from it,
communication, maths, co-operation, patience,
they love meeting the people that stop by,
and most importantly they have fun.
And this is their first year, 5 years ago
The first born had just a prep,
this year the third born has just finished prep.
Hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas,
I better get out of my PJ's,
as the shop opens in 30 mins for the last day of trade



Friday, November 30, 2012

Orders Close Today

Just a quick reminder
Now, I better get back to Betty Bernina

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Today, It's All About The Colour

That's the one red pumpkin Mr Coles
(apologies if you have already seen this on FB or Instagram)
I saw this in the Spotlight catalogue,
I bought some today for a little project I have in mind...
See you tomorrow
Playing along with Blogtoberfest 2012

Remington Letter-Riter


I picked up this old treasure at the op shop last year for $5.
We get it out most school holidays
and everyone has a turn.
It's hours of entertainment for 3 boys,
they find it so fascinating, money well spent
See you tomorrow

Monday, October 22, 2012

December Departures 2011

As you can see, this is a catch-up post. I lost my blogging mojo this year.
I think it's back 
These were the last of the Santa sacks to head out of ZippyZippy HQ for 2011.
Santa sacks for Prue, Renne and Christie
3 Santa sacks for Marcelle

A Lemon Ava Bunting for Belinda
Buntings for Kassandra, Sonia, Tanya, Chantel and Donna
A name Garland for Sharee
 2 Santa Sacks for Debbie
Linen Chritmas Stockings for Christie and Heidi 
(I am not taking orders for these stocking at the moment)
And a denim Christmas Stocking for Heidi 
Hope your week started well,
see you tomorrow

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Peek Over The Fence Project

Today, a plan was drawn and tools assembled.

Saftey Goggles and Ear Muffs attached to the head
It was a team effort
This is what they were creating, a bench to stand on when the boy's
want to talk to the lovely kids that live next door.
(I dont expect they will see any of these over this fence)
They have been balancing on their toes on the pipe that is attached to the fence,
it used to be an old watering system.
Sometimes they unbalance themselves
and there is tears and small fingers trying to hang onto the top of the iron,
I think this is a much better option.
Just have to watch out for splinters now.

And this boy returned from a sleepover this morning.
15 mins home and he had fallen asleep.
6 1/2 hours he slept for!
Something tells me this was not much of a SLEEP over,
hopefully he has caught up and not too fragile tomorrow.
Do you dred the "after sleepover day"?
Hope you had a great weekend

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Boardwalk Empire

I am loving this show, its on Saturday nights, so I'm usually home

I love the characters
The sets are amazing, story is great and the acting is wonderful
If you are sick of all the crap on the teev - give it a go,
SBS on Saturday nights 9:30
Have you been watching it?
Whats you favourite program to watch at the moment?
As you can see, I now have computer access again,
so my Blogtoberfest campaign will continue

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Has this ever happened to you?

we've had a computer malfunction tonight,
so I have been pinning from my phone and suffering from pinebriation.
That is all
See you tomorrow
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


This is a note I encouraged The Second Born to write a while ago.
A thankyou note after going to a party.
Did'nt take long.

Then a quick run across the road to the mail box to post it.

The last letter I recieved, was probably a few years ago,
it was from my grandmothers brother and his wife.
We met them back in the late 90's, when visiting Noosa.
We started writting to each other, it was lovely to recieve hand written mail. 

Do you write letters?
I should prompt the boys to write more letters, even just notes.
It really is a thing of the past, but so nice to recieve.


See you tomorrow for Blogtoberfest

Monday, October 8, 2012

Gumboot Garden

I don't think I have ever thrown out a pair of the boys gum boots.
They get passed from big boy, to middle boy, down to small boy.
Even when they get a split in the bottom, or the lining comes loose,
for some reason, they just stay in the shoe box on the verandah.

We have been busy preparing for a garage sale,
but I did not want the little boots sold, op shopped or tossed out.

Instead, during the holidays, I let the first born drill some holes in the bottom.

Then he filled them with some soil and compost

And planted some herbs and a few flowers.
So now we have a Boot Garden.

They make cute little plant pots,
there's still quite a few boots to be done,
he'll get to those another day.

See you tomorrow for Blogtoberfest

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Santa Sack Orders Are Now Open

 Orders are now open for ZippyZippy Santa Sacks 

Available in Denim

All made by me - Jacqueline

Also available in Linen

ZippyZippy Santa Sacks can also be personalised

Orders for 2012 Santa Sacks will be closed Friday 30th Novermber

Santa Sacks can be ordered at
or email me direct at

See you tomorrow at Blogtoberfest


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