Right place, right time

Mum & Dad have been foster parents for a few years now and over that time they accumulated a vast amount of kids clothing and toys…I mean an absolutely ridiculous amount. They have a large house with generous sized rooms and the clothing alone was taking over 1 and a half rooms!! Crazy!!
So on the weekend we had a garage sale and organised for a local charity to pick up the leftovers on Sunday.
While I was at my parents on Friday sorting, sorting, sorting, my Dad’a mate came to drop off some tables and two vintage sewing machines to sell. Before he had even unloaded I was asking how much he wanted for the two. He umm and ahhed and eventually came up with $100 for both. I was pretty happy with that but then his lovely wife decided that I could have both for $50!!!! An absolute bargain!!!

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The garage sale was a bit quite, we forgot it was school holidays and the beginning of the football season but the charity were a bit overwhelmed with the huge amount of donations they picked up today!! And I have these two lovelies for my future craft room! What do you think?

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Welcome back Hermi

My wonderful hubby gave me the choice of a thirtieth birthday party last year or a Thermomix. I immediately jumped up and down (as we were walking the kids to swimming) and said ‘Themomix!’ That was back in October.
Since then, our grocery bill has dropped by an average of $60 a week, we’re all eating real food and hardly any processed stuff, I lost 8 kilos (woohoo!) and I use it absolutely everyday for almost every meal.
But then the blades came loose somehow and I haven’t had it working for nearly two weeks. It is something that does happen over time but usually after a couple of years. So over the last couple if weeks I have been eating crap, put on 1.5-2kilos and just felt like rubbish. Really tells me that I made the right decision back in October and that processed foods aren’t good.
Today a set of shiny new tight replacement blades arrived in the mail and I am now thoroughly enjoying a banana, pineapple, passion fruit and pawpaw smoothie for lunch. Delicious
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