Sunday, 30 September 2012

Monday to Sunday {According to Instagram}

Wrapping up my week with a glass or two of wine on the lounge with Mr Hausfrau and a Blog Hop with the lovely Tina from Tina Gray {dot} Me! It's a public holiday here tomorrow and we have a big day planned at the beach!!

So, this week

We had solar panels installed on the roof
I shopped in my pyjamas
My facebook page reached 200 likers
I pondered the Kissing Equation
Spent some time with my Mum
Random Boy had another dentist visit
It hailed again!
Lit a candle in memory of Jill Meagher
Cooked a yummy Green Thai Chicken Curry
Exposed myself to you all ;)
Took the kids for a drive to Lake Leschenaultia
Monty had a feed
Wine was drunk
and I actually managed to finish a whole month of #FMSPhotoaday without missing a single day!













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Have We Met? Let Me Formally Introduce Myself!!


First of all. Thank you to everyone who has joined me in my first month of being a Blogger! I never excepted to get so far so quick! If you've been with me from the beginning or recently started following me but backtracked to read the older posts, you may have read that I wanted to stay anonymous as I wasn't sure how far I was willing to "put myself out there". Well, I've since decided, feck it! I really don't care who reads my blog or what they think! Take it or leave it, I do what I do and I am who I am! 

Please let me introduce myself

*pours wine* 

Ahem

*clears throat*


My name is Toni. I'm married to a spunky German man and I'm The Aussie Hausfrau.




I'm a stay at home mum who spends 10% of my time studying and 90% of my time telling people that I study.

I like good coffee and great wine.

I love 80’s music and I sing along in the car very loudly just to annoy my kids.

I love cooking. I spend hours researching yummy recipes to feed my family.

I love health and fitness. I cook healthy and live healthy (apart from the wine – that is absolutely necessary to get me through my week

I'm not very organised although I strive to be! I spend too much time making lists of the lists that I need to make! 

I'm also the Queen of Procrastination ;)



Meet The Rest Of The Family



 Mr Hausfrau



He’s German. He loves all things German. Beer, food, football (real football, you know, the type with a round ball), German cars and did I mention beer? He works hard. Real hard.

He likes lazy Sunday mornings in bed reading the paper and nanna naps on a Saturday arvo.

He is pretty funny for a German. He makes me laugh. We make each other laugh. That keeps us happy. Very happy.

He’s my rock.

Princess BF




She’s almost 13. She is an extremely sporty and energetic chick who talks non-stop and is a little spit fire! We clash big time eleventy eight times a week but I love her to death and wouldn't have her any other way!



Random Boy




He is the youngest, he is almost 10 but is still my little baby, although when I tell him that he tells me that “it’s inappropriate” to say that! I'm also not allowed to kiss him in public! He is wise beyond his years and is passionate about so many things. When he wants to do something or buy something he spends hours and hours researching. Of course these things generally phase in and out so quickly that I can’t keep up! He is, by his own admission, very random! He comes up with the most random comments and stories at the most random times! 

PrincessBF and Random Boy are from my first marriage. Their Dad lives here in Perth and they visit one night a week.



The Step Kids*




Mr Hausfrau has 2 daughters who live with their Mother but visit us once or twice a week.

N1 is almost 14 and loves writing stories and drawing.

N2 is 11 and likes to dance.

*Because the girls don’t live with us they won’t feature a lot in my blog. Not because I don’t want them to but because we don’t  have full custody we don’t really have final say of putting their names and photos out there for the  whole world to see, so it wouldn't be prudent of us to do so.


Maximilian




Max is our 4 year old Weimaraner. He loves barking to go outside so he can bark to come in again. He also loves chewing stuff up and digging holes.


Monty Python




Monty is our 5 year old South Western Carpet Python and is currently around 1.5m in length. He loves defrosted mousicles.  He lives in a huge vivarium that Mr Hausfrau built with his own 2 hands. I helped. I fetched the beer and handed out suggestions.



Kath and Kim*




These 2 ladies love to eat our scraps, scratch for bugs and chase the wild mice who like to steal their food. They occasionally lay an egg or two for us. *RIP Kim



So that’s us. One big blended family.
It’s not always fun fun fun but whose family is?








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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

{Wordless Wednesday} Meet Monty


WARNING!!!!

LOOK AWAY RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND IF YOU SUFFER FROM OPHIDIOPHOBIA.

IN OTHER WORDS - IF SNAKES SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF YOU DON'T READ ANY FURTHER.

I'll even make a little buffer of some funny snake photos before we get to the actual photos just in case.






























Oh, you're still here? Great!!

















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I'm linking up with My Little Drummer Boys and Twinkle in the Eye for Wordless Wednesday
My Little Drummer Boys









snake cartoon images are from here

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Kissing Equation

I had big plans for this blog post. A totally different way of telling it.

Something  about how movies lead us to believe that people wake in the morning and upon seeing that special person beside them they embrace and start kissing passionately, blah blah blah..

*bullshit*

*gag*


I even had a list and photos of movies this fake moment in time happened in.

I mean, what is THAT all about!? Who does that!? What sort of message are we teaching our kids!?

But then I started researching for this post.

Apparently I'M the weird one and everybody is kissing first thing in the morning.

According to a forum I found, the consensus is that if you both have morning breath they cancel each other out but if one person has already brushed their teeth it's a no go zone.

So the equation would go something like this;

morning breath + morning breath = good kissing

morning breath + fresh breath = bad kissing

Apparently.

There's not a chance in hell I'm testing the theory. Not a fecking chance.




Do YOU do the wake up, haven't brushed your teeth morning kiss? I'm not talking about the quick "mouth closed to keep in the nasty breath peck on the lips or cheek" type of kiss. I'm talking passion, I'm talking tongues.

AM I the strange one???









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I'm joining Jess for IBOT - Pop along and share the love



I'm also blog hopping it with Tara over at You Know It Happens At Your House Too. Hop by and check it out!





Monday, 24 September 2012

{Meal Plan Monday}




I had a bit of a busy week and had to sort of throw together my meal plan very quickly instead of taking my time to create it with love, so I went with a few old faithful recipes this week and some tried and tested ones from my awesome Taste.com app.

It's also a bit of a short meal plan as Mr Hausfrau and myself are off for a weekend getaway at the end of the second week!! Woohoo!!



Week 1

Monday - {Meatfree Monday} Roast Garlic & Potato Soup

Tuesday - Pork Fillet with Mash Potato and Vegetables

Wednesday - {Easy Night - Mami's Night Off} - Meat Pies with Chips & Gravy

Thursday - Sweet Chilli Beef Noodles

Friday - Green Thai Chicken Curry

Saturday - Self-Saucing Meatloaf with Salad

Sunday - Spaghetti Bolognese



Week 2

Monday - Roast Chicken with Roast Veg

Tuesday - Crispy Potato and Beef Pie

Wednesday - {Easy Night - Mami's Night Off} Left Overs ;)

Thursday - Garlic & Mint Chicken

Friday - Holidays!!

Saturday - Holidays!!

Sunday - Holidays!!


I'll post some of these recipes and link them back to here in the next few days so check back if you're interested in any of them. If there's one you'd like but I don't link it please let me know and I'll put it up.

How do you like to find new recipes? Books? Magazines? Internet?





 



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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Monday to Sunday {According to Instagram}


Geez I'm late with this tonight. Better late than never. Give me a sec while I pour another wine.....

Ok, I'm ready....

So just in case you've missed my week.

Still going strong with the Fat Mum Slim Photo Challenge

Took the red lipstick dare from Fox in Flats

Broke more wine glasses. Still looking for a wine glass sponsor ;) Anyone???

Cleaned my fridge out. Thank you Fat Mum Slim! I think it was for the first time this year! I found items with a use by date of 2010

Made gnocchi

Dealt with a confused dishwasher

Had a few doctor trips for the kidlets

Posted a yummy wordless Wednesday

Caught up with a friend for wine time

Wrote an open letter to my facebook friends

Had a busy friday driving between 2 schools for 2 different sports carnivals

Picked my Mum up from the airport

Had a home made pizza night

Finally managed to squeeze in a date day with my mister

Spent today pottering around the house doing Hausfrau duties and making jam after buying a whole tray full of strawberries at the local farmers markets while doing the weekly shop

Oh and the best news - I was nominated for the Circle of Moms Top 25 Australian Blogs! You can vote for me here!!

Enjoy the photos

 








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Friday, 21 September 2012

An Open Letter To My Facebook Friends






My name is The Aussie Hausfrau and I'm a facebookaholic

Well, I was.

Actually I probably still am but lately, quite frankly, there's something happening on facebook that's pissing me off!

I joined facebook on the 19th August 2007. Yeah I was a late starter. Embarrassed to admit it but I was a My Space lover and took a while to switch. Don't judge me!

I've seen so many changes, some good, some not so good.

But there is one major thing that I'm hating on at the moment.. I've even been avoiding my personal* account and just using facebook for my blogs page (and if you know me, you'd know just how big of a deal that is! Before starting my blog I facebooked EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE!)

But now every freaking time I view my personal home page I see things that my friends are doing that just makes my blood boil and it's time to vent...

Ahem *clearing throat*

Dear facebook friends....

STOP LIKING ALL THOSE STUPID FREAKING PHOTOS AND LINKS AND SHIT!

Nobody, especially facebook will donate $1 if you like the photo of that sick little child.
$5 will NOT be donated if you share the photo.
You are NOT going to hell if you ignore the photo.

Clicking like on a photo will NOT send a prayer to that person

These photos have all been posted without the permission of the owner with the soul purpose of getting likes and circulating photos that really shouldn't be circulated.

Unfortunately good hearted people like yourself are sucked into these scams by thinking that they are helping. You are not helping the poor child in the photo. You are helping the freaks who circulate them.

While we're on the subject;

Woolworths and Coles are NOT giving you $500 if you share the link and "thank them". That isn't really Woolies or Coles advertising those things.

Clicking on a link or photo will NOT win you a free iPod, iPhone, holiday, voucher or computer.

There is NO dislike button.

You can NOT see who is viewing your profile doesn't matter how many "click here to view who is viewing your profile" links you click on.

Lastly, that celebrity who you think died, again, for the 4th time this year, did NOT die. Jackie Chan, Morgan Freeman, Paul McCartney and Jeff Goldblum ARE alive.

I know that you are generally a smart, kind hearted person who thinks you are doing the right thing, but you're not. Please stop. Stop ruining my facebook experience. Just stop. 

or at least check for verification of a hoax first. Facecrooks is a good place to start.

I was able to turn off your silly game notifications but I can't turn this off unless I unfriend you.

Kind regards
Your disgruntled facebook friend.


Do you have facebook friends who annoy you with these type of things too? Does it annoy you too? Sure as hell annoys me!! Grrrrrrrrr

Thanks for listening. Big girl panties are back on nice and tight now.

*This is purely a bitch about my personal facebook friends - not my facebook page followers - you guys are awesome! xx









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I'm linking up with With Some Grace for Flog Yo Blog Friday




I'm also linking up with Twinkle in the Eye for a Flash Blog Friday





Be sure to pop over and check out all the amazing blogs!!


and then since I'm having that sort of day I'm joining in on the TGIF Blog Hop!