Saturday, January 28, 2012

Delicious Mango Cooler by Beth

Good morning everyone!  Thank you all for your lovely comments on my giveaway post!  If you haven't entered my {HeART} Giveaway yet, then go Here!  My seven year old sister, Beth, made Mango Cooler to enter into Heidi's Fortnightly Baking Fun Challenge.  The theme is 'smoothies and cold drinks'. 

To make this yummy drink, combine 250ml peeled and chopped mango with 80ml natrual yoghurt in a food processor.  Add 5ml honey and blend again.  Serve with ice and mint to garnish.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Email Entry into Sensational Sewing Challenge

Hello friends! My seven year old sister, Beth, made a gorgeous little snowman out of felt to enter into my sewing challenge for ‘Christmas’. I decided to run the Christmas themed challenge throughout January to give people who were too busy to enter their Christmas makes over the festive season, a chance to join in! I would love to have you join this month, so maybe you could make a decoration to add to your Christmas tree this year? Maybe you made something small during December for your table or house that showed a bit of Christmas cheer? Enter all these things in Sensational Sewing Challenge – you may enter as many times as you like (each time with a new creation) and stand a chance to win the prize I am offering! Go HERE for more details!  But now onto Beth’s email entry...

It is very easy to make this little snowman.  Cut two body shapes out of white felt.  Cut out two arm shapes (twigs) out of brown felt and a carrot nose from orange felt.  Sew two funky buttons to the front body shape and sew the nose onto the face.  Attach the brad eyes and thread your needle.  Using straight stitch, sew all around your snowman and don’t forget to pin the arms inside so you can sew them into the body!  Leave a little gap open so you can stuff the snowman.  Finish off.  Make a little beanie out of jersey material and attach a pom-pom to the top.  Make a scarf out of jersey material too and attach to snowman.  You are done!  Use as a pretty little Christmas decoration for 2012’s tree!

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

The {HeART} Giveaway

Good afternoon, friends! I am back with the promised surprise:) I have decided to do a giveaway to celebrate Valentine’s Day coming up in February!

One of my sweet readers will win five beautifully handcrafted bookmarks, sponsored by Kelly G. Creations (yes, that's me). Each bookmark has a verse about love printed on it in stunning fonts and measures 6x16cm. Each item has been specially designed and created by me:)

{You could use these bookmarks as gifts!}

Kelly G. Creations is a very small business that I started this year. I create handmade products from paper such as miniature cards and bookmarks. I choose to give glory to my God by using scripture verses on my creations to share the Good News with others who may buy or receive my cards. I have lots of different styles and I adore using new techniques, so you will find one card very different from the other! The beauty of crafting is that I can change my styles whenever I wish and that each creation is a new one!!

So now all you have to do if you would like to win these bookmarks is the following:

Leave a comment on this particular post.
Gain another entry by posting about my giveaway on your blog. Be sure to tell me, though so I can pop another name in the hat!
Now a lot of you cannot seem to comment, so just email your entry to me! Email me at

Giveaway closes on the 7th of February, 2012 and is open to any person anywhere in the world, so spread the word!

Happy commenting,

In Need of Refreshment?

Hello friends!  I hope you are doing well and enjoying the long hot days of summer?  My sweet friend, Heidi-Mari, hosts a lovely baking and cooking challenge which occurs twice a month on her blog, Heidi’s Crafts. Her current theme is ‘Smoothies and Cold Drinks’ and she is offering SUCH a lovely prize to the winner!

I have decided to enter my refreshing Ginger Beer into her Fortnightly Fun Baking Challenge!

The recipe is as follows:


600ml Sugar
15ml Ground Ginger
1tsp Brewers Yeast

Bring 2-and-a-half litres water to the boil in a large saucepan. Add the sugar and stir until it has dissolved. Remove from the heat. Add 2 litres of cold water to the saucepan and stir in the ground ginger. Allow the mixture to cool down until it is lukewarm, then pour 125ml of the liquid into a bowl or jug. Add the yeast and stir until dissolved. Stir into the rest of the liquid. Stir well, then use a jug and a funnel to pour the liquid into cleaned and sterilised bottles. Add 2 raisins to each bottle. Close the bottles tightly with a lid, leave at room temperature for about 24 hours, then place in the fridge . The ginger beer is ready to drink, preferably ice cold, once the raisins have floated to the top of the bottle. Enjoy!

January is also nearly over, so be sure to enter your Christmas makes for December time (or maybe even make some new ones to put on your Christmas tree this year!) in my sewing challenge! I am offering a lovely prize to the winner:D I would love to have you join, but if you can’t, then please spread the word to other bloggers and sewers?!!

Have a lovely week further and be sure to come back later for a little surprise I know you will love!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mom and Dad’s 18th Anniversary Card and Some Photos

My mom and dad celebrated 18 years of marriage on Sunday the 8th.  I decided to make them a beautiful wedding anniversary card for their special day, along with a few other things which I hope to share with you very soon!  

I used a lovely wedding stamp which my sweet friend gave to me, along with lots of paper roses and pretty paper! I so enjoyed putting this card together and I would like to enter the following challenges with it:

Anything Goes Challenge for 'Anything Goes', Tip Top Tuesday for 'Anything Goes' and Bearly Mine Challenge, also for 'Anything Goes'

We got done very quickly on Sunday so we could go for a picnic at Jubilee Creek. Being in the middle of the very hot season, we went early to secure a shady spot near the water and Mom packed a delicious lunch the night before.

Beth and Gabrielle splashing in the creek.

Nancy baked yummy chocolate and vanilla  cookies for tea time.

This is beautiful Jubilee Creek where we enjoyed Mom and Dad’s special day.

Sofia who is three months today!!  Isn’t she so cute?


...And Rebekah.

I’m so proud of you, Mom and Dad!  Love you lots!

Friday, January 6, 2012


I celebrated my fifteenth birthday on Tuesday and spent the day with my lovely family who really me blessed with stunning gifts and a special day.

What a pity Sofia was asleep when this photograph was taken:(

My wonderful mother and I.

Dad and I.

My amazing parents who will be married eighteen years on Sunday!

Sweet Gabrielle (4) giving me a hug!

Beth (7) and I.

Nancy (who also has a blog) and I.

Little miss Rebekah (2) giving me a cuddle!

Thank you my dear family for being who you are:)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Waking up to the New Year - A Year of Love

This morning I woke up to a brand new year.  I really cannot believe 2012 is seems like the other day 2011 dawned!  I am not one to set targets for the year, but I am asking God to give me unconditional love for this year.  I am giving 2012 a name and that name is 'Love'.

I want to love my family more.  I want to show love to others and share the Good News with them through this love which I pray the Father will give me.  Without love I can do nothing and be nothing because all the Fruits of the Spirit depend upon it.  With love I will not show anger!  I can be gentle and kind!  I will posses self control and patience!  This is the year of learning to love with God's love.

The Path of Righteousness is very long and very narrow, but we are daughters of Christ and we need to start acting more out of love.  And this is not the overwhelming feeling you get inside when you really love someone, it is the love that Paul talks about in Chorinthians 13.  
"I may speak in languages of humans and angels.  But if I don't have love, I am a loud gong or a clashing cymbal.  I may have the gift to speak what God has revealed, and I may understand all the mysteries and have all the knowledge.  I may even have enough faith to move mountains.  But if I don't have love, I am nothing.  I may even give away all that I have and give up my body to be burned.  But if I don't have love, none of these things will help me.  Love is patient.  Love is kind.  Love isn't jealous.  It doesn't sing it's own praises.  It isn't arrogant.  It isn't rude.  It doesn't think about itself.  It isn't irritable.  It doesn't keep track of wrongs.  It isn't happy when injustice is done, but it is happy with the truth.  Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.  Love never comes to and end."
I am taking part in a very special challenge this year.  It's aim is to inspire young ladies to memorize God's Word and keep it in their hearts.  I am commiting to memorizing 52 verses this year, the first of which is the one above.  I know it is very long but if I can repeat it to myself when Rebekah gets into my cupboard or when Gabrielle and Beth are being loud and noisy, I might just be able to keep my cool and show them love!

I am not always going to get this right - 90% of the time I'm probably NOT going to get it right but I'm praying for the grace to love others unconditionaly!

"But the best one of these is love"
Chorinthians 13:13

I hope you have had a wonderful start to the new year!  I will be on a little break for the week to enjoy the rest of our holiday with my dad who goes back to work Next Monday.