Monday, July 28, 2014

My Biggest Fear in Life itself............




Today's prompt from mystery case is all about "what's your biggest fear" Well it's been a while I know but we know where this is heading right.

If you have read this blog from ages back you already know what my biggest fear is right?! For those that don't my fear or phobia is ...... odontophobia yes correct a fear of dental work or even visiting them.

Just to re fresh some posts for you have a read of them HERE and HERE and HERE

So you see it's just not a fear /anxiety or phobia but much more my life is on hold. I have trouble and always have with my teeth. Already I have had 5 teeth rot to the gum line and are black you just se black holes and with one of them I can feel the bone rub.


I have been to a sleep dentist before but that was short lived I was in there for about 10 seconds after Dion tried to explain to them about my fear. I went all white just about passed out. Not being able to breathe or talk when everything starts to close up. it's horrifying!


Not real sure what will happen I have had many emails  saying that I should just suck it up and get this all done etc...  It's not that easy from someone with extreme fear in them!


Whether I need to be totally knocked out and wake up with all the work I need done to my teeth ?...
Yes I still take my dose of codeine almost daily.

I have almost tried everything meditation , hypnosis (that's a joke) and a lady I found who helps well tries to get you over your fears etc...

When i'm out walking to my local shops etc... I actually walk away from the footpath as I have to pass a dentist  so I walk close to the road curb until I pass that place.

I wonder if I will ever be cured as this fear is actually ruining my life I wish to smile properly and have beautiful teeth. When I smile you can see the top rotting hole it aint pretty ....  *sigh*

If you have any idea on how to get rid of this awful fear I have had for well over 25 years (YES!) that long. I am open to listening to all advice.


                                              TELL ME  "WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR" ?

                                   






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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Warm Artichoke Cobb Loaf





Ingredients

  • 1 Round sourdough loaf
  • 1 cup. Whole-egg mayonnaise /or sour lite cream
  • 3/4 - 1 cups Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon YIAH Tuscan Style Capsicum Pesto Dip Mix
  • 1 Tin of artichoke hearts drained and finely chopped

Directions

Hollow out sourdough loaf and place on a baking tray.
 Keep the inside portion for later. Mix remaining ingredients and pour into hollowed out sourdough shell. Bake at 180° C (356° F) for 30 minutes.
 Meanwhile, cut the top and inside portion of the sourdough loaf into cubes and bake in oven for the final five minutes until just crisp on the outside. Arrange cubes around loaf and serve hot.






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Monday, July 21, 2014

Over the weekend...

You know when your teen nags and nags you to get something and you sort of um and arh over it thinking she just might forget about it. Well our teen thought we would forget so she gave us a little reminder.

It all started when she asked to get a nose pierced and we said that would hurt etc... Dion was not liking where this was heading and said NO! Chloe was getting angry. Why? Some of my friends already have their nose done...  *sigh* and she said I can cover it up at work with clear plastic strips it would only be very tiny hardly noticeable.

Dion said you will have a hole in your face your nose etc... (hubby is a lot stricter then me)
Anyway he suddenly said you are allowed to get your belly button pierced no one will really see it and that was that.

I was shocked after she walked back to her room smiling I turned to hubby and said OMG! Are you nuts ? You know she will nag for this now too. Dion said all will be forgotten in a week . Yes it was until after 3 months it was brought up again. Anyway Dion was joking about the belly being pierced but Chloe wasn't she is very much like me.

So all was booked late Friday I had to attend as she was under sixteen  etc..
So brave she was but I did not look until all was finished other wise I just may of passed out!

                                    (The purple marker will fade in a week or two we hope)


On Saturday I went off to work at The Melbourne High Tea and worked my butt off I love my job but you all new that right hehe The day was so jam packed a full house too.I didn't really get a chance at all to have a look at any stalls. I didn't even take a break either from 11am -5pm I was rather tired at the end and did grab a quick coffee and ate when I got home.

                                                    "YOUR INSPIRATION AT HOME "

My teen is a real lover of shoes flats and heels but is ever so mad on these bloody nike runners really!
To me they are just another runner /sneakers well that's what I call them but no they are god shoes?!
They are supposedly the shoe to own OK then? (scratched head) Ever loved a pair of shoes this bad?? Yes rather expensive but thank goodness she had her Birthday voucher to spend from her friends yay! So these shoes sorry Nike only cost me an easy $50 Original price (better sit down for this) yes over hundred mark and more...

 


So some weeks ago I was pretty sick but all ok now. My friend popped over to keep my company for a while yes she came in her Jim jams or Onsie I laughed as I really want a Onsie . The teen laughs and says really mum that is so last year! Me saying :Um I don't care I am me and I will get one for the warmth . Anyway my friend asked me can I crochet I said nope never learnt nor can I knit or sew (that is a another post ) After seven goes of trying to teach me the name of the stitch . My friend Peta is ever so patient with me .
She wrote it all down so I would not forget either

YO = Yarn Over
SS = Slip Stitch
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet

Put  hook through stitch YO = wrap yarn over hook pull wool through stitch. That will make two stitches on hook .Pull wool through the two stitches.
Any way I have tried to watch some  some clips on beginners crochet on you tube love that want to learn something I watch it on you tube .  Hopefully soon I will make a  small flower  then squares for a blanket and more...




                                                           HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND ?



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Friday, July 18, 2014

The new 4 Ingredients YIAH cookbook!!!


 
Your Inspiration at Home began in Australia and now has Consultants in the UK, with ground–floor opportunities now available in America, Canada and New Zealand too. We’re crossing cultural barriers to make the world a smaller place through the magic of food.

How exciting is this! As you know I sell   "Your Inspiration At Home"
Our range includes the Dip mixes, seasonings, rubs, infused extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, herb & spice blends and amazing salt & pepper dusts and a great range of Herbal teas and coffee's and more..

You love food. You like to try new things and experience different cultures. Now, with Your Inspiration at Home (YIAH), you can experience unique international flavours without leaving your kitchen. Enjoy the exact same meals as other families throughout the world, quickly and easily.

 We gather the globe around the same table with products you simply can’t find in a store or anywhere else.


 *Our Products have no naughty numbers with no added gluten, MSG or preservatives.
I Love it ! I cook with it just about every day and travel far and wide with all my fabulous dishes I create anything from America to Mexico even France.

I get asked almost all the time by the family "whee are travelling for dinner tonight" ?


SO EXCITED a 4 ingredients cookbook featuring our wonderful Your Inspiration At Home range!!
If you are interested in a copy please comment below to pre-order for a September 1st release! or connect with me via my contact page as well.


                         Why not contact me via Facebook  also and pre order your copy today!







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Monday, July 14, 2014

Sleeeping..

Which one are you?


Today I am joining in with My Home Truths about sleep.
I am a lucky one I think. I used to sleep very little most of my child hood.  I would sit in my room and read and read until I was told to turn my light off and sleep.
I can go with very little sleep it's just me

 Well with out my night cap of the caffeine  I would be tossing and so restless I would be walking up and down the hall way.

With my Coffee I have up to up to fifteen minutes right before I decide to turn in for the night I would fall asleep in about two mins yes true!

Now I am pretty much a night owl so I am up till wee hours like 1am maybe 2am . I still awake around 7am  and just get up . My body must know weekends I tend to sleep in another hour those days ha!

So for me I can live on less sleep and it seems to work ok.
Being ill the last five days my sleep clock was just so off I slept a few hours here and there and even for
nine hours wow!

My teen needs loads of sleep  like a good eight hours or so that's fine. The husband due to his condition has slept for very long hours  like twelve or more.





                                        WHAT ARE YOU SLEEPING PATTERNS LIKE?




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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Taking care of myself...

 
Never in a million years would I have though you can actually get Pluerisy as you have been smoking for so many years like 25 yrs ! True!

At first I really thought I had N1 strain of swine flu but no I was much worse that is stage 2 of Pluerisy where my lungs have a popping and crackle sound when I breath in and out.

Must be all that nicotine tar escaping from my lungs YUK!

So Only today I have manages to walk the dog around the block took a while I stopped for a rest.
I would say I am about 30% on the mend I still cough and wheeze pretty bad.

So for the last 5 days I have not eaten anything but kept all my fluids up well banana  smoothies  that the hubby made my tea' and cuppa soups. Today I manages some scrambled eggs.

My breathing today has become some what easier.  It was lovely getting looked after my hubby has done a fab job (usually I'm looking after him) and this time he did my job.

More rest more sleep so I can go out its not fun being stuck inside walls all day in the house . I have sleep this entire weekend.

Pretty soon I will be back to myself gee hurry up already. Well back for a my afternoon nap for a few hours it seems to help.

                                                     HAVE YOU HAD PLUERISY?







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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

On the camera roll ...



                               What pictures have you found on your camera roll?
Here are mine...

  • My puppy dog . Well she is not really a puppy any more but acts like sometimes. She jumps up on the beds and does this. It means time for me to be in the mood for some fun times and tickles.
  • Makes your day when you get your coffee and the lady behind the counter smiles and draws a smile on the take away cup.
  • Not a healthy lunch but wow! come on Who doesn't love Jam donuts...please..
  • Ok so we always clean out the fridge but how often do YOU go through the freezer and really do a clean up and check those dates if its past yet..!
  • Yes it is a cuppa chicken noodle soup. When you are tired and your throat feels like you actually swallowed a razer blade. OUCH!  Can hardly move.





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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Blogging MoJo



Blogging Mojo has gone walk about and I'm getting her back!

You know after so many years your brain does just say Um now what? Well I aint giving up that's not me and I am no where ready to go away yet.  This is my space ... my out let to say things my feelings or what ever i want to say. (even if loads of doesn't make sense)

I have always loved writing and trying to or hopefully get into it some more

So I thought I would go backwards and re look or re start reading the blogging way the "how to's  get that brain thinking quick etc...

Also these books were actually sitting on the shelf just gathering dust! So I grabbed just these four to start me get more creative I love writing whether it be on here or by pen and paper.

The books are:


BLOGGING WITH MOXIE

This book is like a sex and the city type of book and i love it .Blogging back to basics , re fresher insight also BlogSpot or word press. Still deciding on that one too. Templates , Tones of info and cool sites to go look at.


31 DAYS TO BUILD A BETTER BLOG

This book is so good if you are in a slump and your brain just won't work then for 31 days each day is a set task to do and so much information as well. It surely will get the brain back in top form yet again i promise.


NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU HAD FOR LUNCH

This one is also pretty good i think it gets your brain to think quick ideas on stories from your past too. Also it has certain scenarios ~ If you have a family story /funny etc... make it into a post and ask a question at the end!


642 THINGS TO WRITE JOURNAL

This book is more of getting a pen/pencil and either late at night when you are bored . No need to start at page one but you can if you like . I close my eyes and open up any page then read a prompt and go with it. If you want to practice your writing to be better (yes like me) It's finny . For the creative writer actually. Love it!

I know their are hundreds of blogging books out there i love reading them too.


                Tell me read any really good Blogging Books lately care to share..?






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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Little Moments app ~ (Reveiw)





Have I said how much I love to just muck around on my phone well I do! I love getting new apps to play with and my new app love that I play around with so much is from Chantelle from fat Mum Slim
Called Little moments ~ Love the name too.

I really enjoy when I do remember to play along the Photo a day challenge loads of fun gets you to try and think out side the box!
Great filters to make your photo POP well I am not a perfect photographer by any means and if you follow me in Instagram you will know that *sigh*

I am still playing around with it so learning still. But I can say don't use it while you try and make dinner for the family  oops I burnt the meat last night lol
 
So you can add photos and little captions or pretty cute designs . Never really seen an app quit like it!
Really easy prompts to follow too. The app is only $2.49 and worth it.

 
Here is how it all works watch the easy to use video. Don't forget to enjoy it and have loads of fun!
So what are you still sitting there for? Get out of the house take pictures of nature or what ever you like add a design etc... Come play and create that master piece picture on The Photo - a -Day challenge today....
 
 





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*This is my review on my own all opinions are mine . I was not asked to do a review but you know me when it's an app I really love I do.









Tuesday, July 01, 2014

I literally lost my shit!


This is my little desk space where I blog and do my YIAH business on a day to day basis.

It happened just a few days ago when my notebook decided that I must install bloody windows 8.1
So I pressed no  on it twice and went on doing what I was doing that was listening to youtube techno . I seem to concentrate a little better having loud thumping music for a while.

Then it started saying installing 8.1 so I waited went to do other things around the house.I came back it was blank everything froze! So I asked Dion he asked me what did I pess and I told him I was on youtube yadda yadda.

I shut down the machine re started it and nothing the screen was blue just rotating around was the little hp circle saying this...

Photo: R.I.P notebook 
Do I get a new notebook or a new phone ??

We left it on hoping it would fix itself all night! Woke up to it showing the same thing ....
First we thought it was the hard drive but it was fine. I have only had this hp notebook for 12 months too.

So anyway Dion called hp overseas apparently that's where you get support rom  *sigh*
(Thank goodness for my hubby who is a computer tech geek) and knows loads more about this then I ever will lol...

I had to chat to the ever so lovely lady who asked for my email and asked me other questions .
it was not a good line either but learnt how to answer in the Phonetic way. You know tango bravo etc... But had no idea on it (yes I am a complete dick I know)
Am I the only person who doesn't know it all?   Probably!

 
Learn something new today I did.  So after about half an hour on the phone and watching Dion type in some things and read to this lady. We shut it down again and re started it it took another hour and well now I have my life line back .

I was so lost with out it OMG! I watched telly walked around the house in a pissed off mood all day. Did some work on my phone but it's not the same really is it.

So we manually took of auto reboot thing so now it wont ask anything about windows 8.1 and stuff up my machine.

I know others love windows etc... for me haven't really worked it all out and don't think I will for a while don't want it stuffing up again.

So now back to being happy yay!

                        Anyone had any trouble shooting with windows 8.1 ?

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Monday, June 23, 2014

A Moroccan Marinade




  • Half cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
  • Half teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Quarter teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Vegetables used are :  Sliced Carrots , Potato's  Sliced onion ,
Add olives if desired.

combine all ingredients and mix well.  Cover and pop in fridge for either a few hours . But much better if left in fridge over night.  Lamb or Beef will work well .





 
Cook on stove for about half an hour or so wont take long at all. Stir it at least once half way through.




Served all on a fabulous bed of jasmine rice. Get some bread or even some Turkish bread .
A fantastic Winter dish for these cold nights ahead...






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Friday, June 20, 2014

The Meltdown ...Shopping and more...



While I was washing the dinner dishes the other night, my daughter ran to me and said Face book is gone not working. I actually looked a little pale took off my washing gloves went over to my phone and checked and yes sire it was gone!

I checked instagram and everyone was posting this picture of the Face book world went into complete meltdown for 30 minutes OMG!  The hash tag was #facebookisbroken  or #facebookhascompletelymelted and so on....

Mind you twitter scored well did you hear about the 30 minute twitter party ? By the time I did all the fun was over LOL

So what do you do but just sigh and rearrange your pantry that's what ! Still yet to finish the second pantry on the other side. This is just the small pantry.



Low and behold when I finished we had it back on .
 To me that was the longest half an hour I don't want to see again too soon .Ha.

How did you go with out it for a good half hour....???



I bought a new doona cover for the bed yes the king size bed .
 Love these colours and also bought a new set for the daughter as well.

 Took me ages to make the bed as the dog kept jumping on it thought it was a game Grr..
The painting was done by my very arty hubby in case you wanted to know.






Keep a look out for this fabulous recipe of marinated Lamb  i am making for the family it will be on the blog Monday!



As you know I love to cook anything but really love cooking with all sorts of chocolate too ...
see the hearts pretty awesome hey hehe.


I am loving this new winter top I bought from a favourite shop of mine .




I am not a huge make up gal but I do enjoy wearing it on occasions so I was trying some purples and glitter combo not too bad I think ...




What's been happening in your neck of the woods do tell!?

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Snap Ware for the fridge { A Review }





I usually do my shopping at the local green grocer every week to get my wonderful  fruit and vegetables delivered to y door. A weeks worth (depends on what I need for that week) will approximately  be around $45 sometimes more sometimes less..

Then I unpack I used to just chuck all of it in the fridge or even at the back . At times I could never find items or forgot I had them till the fridge gets cleaned out and then I see something smells or is dripping this awful brown stuff really pongs too.

So I needed some containers for the fridge that are not too hard to open as some are and easy enough to close with locks so even Dion can use them as his hands are sore with his MHE condition at times.

So I was sent these fabulous containers called snap ware from the wonderful World Kitchen range.

 

Really these are just perfect all stack neatly on top of each other and are in range from small to large.
With the small ones I use them for most of my YIAH dips or also for those topping on biscuits or muffins.


Really  great idea with the snap locks all the way around. and you can put anything in side them from fruits, cheese ,mushrooms, peppers and so on the list is endless.... They all fit rather neatly in the fridge .



 
As you can see I have cut up carrots ,cheese Cold Apples some peppers my favourite cucumbers and cut up lettuce. Fantastic for left overs like Tuna casserole so we had that for lunch today!




      So tell me do you use containers to pack your fruit and veg away?

       Or do you just throw it all in the fridge and shut that door...??






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