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Se7en’s Fabulous Friday Fun #87

September 18th, 2011 · 7 Comments

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  1. Someone of extreme interest in our house is thirty years old this week. And while we are looking at characters – this is what we are listening to… someone just can’t get enough of it:
  2. I never know what to do with old cd’s – Well the brilliant Krokatak has the answer… lots of answers!!!
  3. I am in love with Giddy giddy’s Yarn letters… aren’t they just brilliant!!!
  4. My absolute favorite photograph from around the web all week from my great friend Lifenut… You have to look at her kids visiting T-Rex at the Denver Museum.
  5. There is a new website in town, if you have four or more pop over and say hi: 4 Kids or More.
  6. I spotted this Dolly home/suitcase on Tip Junkie… the cutest thing I have seen forever…
  7. After reading this post from Playing By the Book you are so going to want to read a teeny tiny little library – so brilliant!!!
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  9. And just one extra thing… we are dying for Charley’s Bakery to go live on TV… it is one of our favorite spots. And I think our celebrity chef is losing his mind in anticipation…
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    And the eight+1th Thing: If you feel like organizing!!!
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  11. This week on Org Junkie’s 52 Weeks we are at Week 37: Bringing Together Like With Like…
  12. This weeks tip: Sort like things with like is the ultimate answer in organizing our stuff. At least while most of my kids are small it helps to have a shoe spot; a swimming spot; a library book spot… If everyone kept there own stuff in there own space it would be chaos because I may well be the only person with the “putting things back where they belong gene…” but at the end of the day when I say tidy up I can at least direct folk to put their stuff in the particular spot that it belongs in.

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    Meanwhile I did tackle a huge project this week… but I really don’t want to publish the “before” picture… it is a project that has been lurking and shuffled around my “52 week list” all year. It is a project that I have avoided for years… really. Not so much a decluttering job but a cleaning, scrubbing, must be done job… So here is the before a little disguised – I just couldn’t do it without make-up. Just have to ask: “How often do you clean your oven?” I know I don’t do ours often enough and forget about self-cleaning and all that… it is just simply a dreadful job… “I can’t like anything about it” job.
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    And let’s move on really quickly…
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    The kids and I got up to… A major garden clean-up… and a pile of stones was gathered in preparation for another Key Hole Garden…
    A tree that has been waiting for ages… was planted
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    And we have been working on creating a cool shady nook for the upcoming summer… this was completely overgrown and impossible to get into just a couple of weeks ago…
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    I love this little spot because, while an adult can squeeze into it, it really is perfect for kids – their own secret spot… to go and play and read a book… we are getting there, it is nearly done.
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    And finally the annual shoe sort got under way… And I think there is someone who helped the most with the sorting who is thinking it is time for his own pair of shoes!!! He could have a point!!!
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That’s us!!! Have a great weekend!!!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 April O. // Sep 18, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Oh my heart aches for you over that oven cleaning. Sigh. Nope, no fun at all.

    Bob the Builder used to be a big character in our house too; though (here’s our culture clash showing) I have never heard of Postman Pat. He sure does look adorable though!

    Looks like another fun-filled week in your neck of the woods. ;) Have a great week!

    P.S. I’ve also seen CDs made into mobiles with fishing line and branches/twigs.

  • 2 Love and Lollipops // Sep 18, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Hi!!

    I have lived in Cape Town surrounds my whole life and have never visited Charley’s bakery!! After seeing that great pic you took, I will be taking my family to check it out very soon!

    Thanks for all the sharing…
    Georgia :)
    Love and Lollipops´s last blog post ..ideas magazine

  • 3 Love and Lollipops // Sep 18, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Ha ha, just realised they have only been around for half my life time..but that’s still a pretty long time :)

    Have a lovely Sunday!
    Love and Lollipops´s last blog post ..ideas magazine

  • 4 se7en // Sep 18, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Hay Love and Lollipops… You guys will love Charley’s… REALLY… Hope you have a fun Sunday too… lots of love…

  • 5 se7en // Sep 18, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Never heard of Postman Pat!!! Amazing how wide and ocean is… and lets not talk about that oven!!! I hope you guys are having such a fun weekend!!! Lots of love!!!

  • 6 Zoe // Sep 18, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Thanks for linking to us. Hope you get to make your pocket libraries! Looks like you achieved a lot this week – well done!
    Zoe´s last blog post ..A book loving reading session at school

  • 7 se7en // Sep 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Hay Zoe I just loved your sweet pocket libraries… And you are right: we did a whole lot more than I thought we did!!! So lovely to have sunny weather – it is gone again – of course!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!!

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