Sunday, 26 September 2010

My Beaming Baby

What a fabulous parcel to arrive on a Friday morning :)

This was the result of entering a photo competition for sandcastles. I took a picture of Phoebe building sandcastles, and Eveline closely following her knocking them down, last time we were at the beach.

We have been using Beaming Baby wipes since day one with Eveline, but I'm really looking forward to using the other products as we've never tried them out before, mainly using Weleda as it's so gentle and chem-free.

Beaming Baby also supported our Boobs for Babes campaign, supplying us with their wonderful wipes for the calendar photo shoot. A little extra love their way is due :)

Their baby wipes are great, doing the necessary job, gently, without the added  vileness and various chemicals that are also found in anti-freeze, that one will find on the ingredients listing on wipe packets.

It still amazes me the products some people use on their baby's skin. People: if a certain well-publicized, high-street baby wipe brand removes red wine from a carpet, what in hell's name does it do to your child's backside??

Well here is my smallest beaming baby. Although, not so beaming, more covered in baked beans and ketchup, much to her amusement.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Kitchen Witchery

Foraging, gathering, hunting...all for nature's little secret gems, hidden away in woods and gardens, some not so hidden, but there for the taking. If you know what the chuff you're looking for, of course...

Some lovely red grapes from our next door neighbour's vine.

Simmery simmery, bubbly bubbly, add sackloads of sugar...

And voila. Two child-sized pots of jam. Yes, all that fannying in the kitchen for some miniature grape jelly jars. But good Goddess, it's awesome. Lickably, dip-your-fingers-in-and-scoop-it-out gorgeousness. Quality, not quantity then I guess...

And some elderberries and cinnamon sticks simmering away. Apparently they made the house smell of a dead goat. But you know, whatever. I couldn't smell anything.

Strain through a muslin and bottle. Our cold and flu mix is bottled and ready to see us through the winter.

If you've not read Susun Weed's Healing Wise book, do. It's like a magical enchantment of the most basic and often found plants.

Like the stinging nettle. Potently perfect for women.

This has fast become one of my favourite tipples - nettle tea. And it's remedied my painful periods. Now, just the inner bitch and PMT to tackle...back to the kitchen I think.

Monday, 13 September 2010

More jewels

Another bracelet I have located at the bottom of my stock box :)

More makes for the Misi shop if I get a spare ten minutes to shove them in.

Reclaimed wooden bead bracelets

Purple Haze, glass beads on a memory coil, with fish and purple bicone charms on .925 jump rings.

I love these - Halloween/Samhain ghostie earrings. Woooooooooooooooo!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Bracelet and beads

Crystal/gemstones to fit Pandora bracelets or look nice on a necklace. Snowflake Black Obsidian, Red Jasper, Natural Agate, and Unakite.

A sterling silver Pandora-style bracelet with 4 rose quartz beads and 3 sodalite beads.

Friday, 3 September 2010

Good Pud

More calorie-enhancing goodies from the kitchen of Green.

Today's Abel and Cole box bought some purely sexy looking apples and I just had to do something with them.

So in the style of my typical haphazard cookery methods, wang in a digestive biscuit crumbled by your fair hands.

Shove a dollop of créme fraîche on top (organic, of course)

Cook some chopped apples in a little orange juice and cinnamon until soft: chuck them on top and do a few layers with the créme fraîche and apple.

Finish with a sprinkly bit of any digestive biscuits that you haven't yet eaten. Serve to delighted children and husband and don't let on that you've actually eaten more than their collective portions together whilst preparing.

Leave dishes on side for husband to sort.