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In this blog I will write about everything that has to do with being a mum and a woman. It will be about my personal experiences as well as about things that I find interesting and which I want to share. It will also be about my faith in God. Please let me know that you visited my blog, by posting a comment.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Social: Movies

I thought it would be fun to do a fun post and join in with the Sunday Social questions today.

So here it goes.

1 What is your favorite movie of all time?

A walk to remember.

I love how he changes because of her. And I love it how he shows his love for her by giving her the things that she wanted most.

I 'm  also a big fan of Nicholas Sparks.

2  What is your favorite movie quote?

Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame

 From Atonement. 

3. What is the best movie to watch for a girls night in?

I really love to watch chick flicks and I like a lot of them.
A good one would be a romantic one with a cute guy in it.

There are a lot to choose from but I’m going for ‘10 things I hate about you.’

4. What is the best breakup movie?

The Break Up. I love movies with happy endings and I love that they get back together after all.

But I  actually love the Wedding planner too. 

They break up before they're even really together and it seems to be impossible for them to ever get together but in the end they still do. Love it !

5. Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

Definitely Lauren London or Halle Berry, even though I don’t know if they look like me.

Or even Zoe Saldana

6. Which movie star’s closet would you want to raid?
Halle Berry.

I don’t follow a lot of fashion from celebs so I had to google a bit and I found out that I actually love the style of Halle Berry even though I wouldn’t wear everything she wears.
She seems to wear a lot of dark casual tops as well like I do and I love her leather jackets but some of her dresses are a bit too revealing for me. But then again I have less to reveal than her. LOL

Have a good and blessed Sunday !

 Love and blessings,

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Friday, June 28, 2013

In between time of fun

It's five minute Friday again.
We are writing about ' In Between'.


Today it’s the last school day and it is the last day that you will be attending the small playschool where you started last year. I put you on a special outfit with your favourite character Hello Kitty and last night I blow dried your hair for the first time so your hair looks a bit different today. I gave one of your teachers our camera to make a few shots of your last day in the playschool.
You no longer will be going to that big room with all the toys and the art work on the wall, the place you learned to love and are even asking to go to when it’s weekend.
Now you’re growing up. You will be going to big school. But not yet, first there is the in between time, the time of holiday, the time of fun, the time in which you will continue to learn on a daily basis but in a different way.

Have a happy holiday time Yovannah! I love you very much and am very proud of you.


Do you want to join in ?

Here is how.

 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2.  Link back to the blog post of Lisa-Jo Baker and invite others to join in.
3. Comment on the blog post of the person who linked up just before you.

 Linking to Lisa-Jo Baker now.


Yovannah's first hair blow out

A few months ago I blow dried my hair to flat iron it afterwards, because I went to an interview for college.
Yovannah liked the idea so much that she wanted to have her hair done as well.
I told her that she was too young and I would do it for her some day.
I think at some stage she found the hair dryer and tried it out a little by herself.

A few weeks back when I was in church I saw a little girl of Yovannahs age who’s hair seemed to be permanently relaxed. I kind of stared at her hair, even though I must say that those small pony tails looked quite cute, A colleague of mine also told me that she blowdried her two year olds hair with cold air.
So I decided to do it sooner since Yovannah is now 4 years old already.

Yovannahs hair is very curly but she has a loser curl than I and it looks really lovely when moisturised well and with some curl activator/gel.

Yovannah on her 4th birthday 

So I definately would never want to permanently straighten her hair.
But I was wondering how a blowout would be, also to see how long her hair really is without the shrinkage of the curls.

So since she had her last day at school today and they were having a special party, I decided to blow dry her hair for the first time last night.

I put a lot of things together and prepared her hair as much as I could.

These are the steps I followed

Yovannahs hair at the end of the day before blow drying

1 I put detangling spray in her hair

2 Detangled with wide tooth comb

3 Sprayed with water and oil mixture

4 Divided in parts and used other comb to de-tangle some more

5 Put hair cream on
6 Divided in more parts and sprayed heat protector spray over her whole hair.

I took these steps because I wanted to protect her hair but since I was using the lowest temperature, maybe it wasn’t really necessary to do so much but I think it was better anyway to have done it, because you can never be sure if she could hair damage from it. She also has hair that is very dry and gets dry very quickly as you can see in the first picture. So I think it was important to add some moisture first.

9 Blow drying part by part with a round brush.

I couldn't find my purple clips so I used some bobbins.

It took quite some time to blow dry her hair since it was wet and full of moisture. Also she had some very stubborn curls that wouldn’t go straight. LOL So I didn't get it fully straight. 

Almost finished, only front left to do.

I don’t have a lot of experience with blow drying anyway but it was nice to try.

The end result

She loved it. I put her hair in a bobbin before she went to bed and put one curler in and wondered how it would still be straight in the morning.

This is how it looked in the morning after I combed it and in a few bobbins in the front (I made curls in the pony tails and on the sides next to her ears)

Later her curls came back more and more, even though parts of her hair are still straighter than normal. I must say that the weather isn’t really ideal at the moment and she was playing with water at the sink when she was brushing her teeth before bed.

I’m still glad I could give her a different look for her school party and when she is older I might try to flat iron it on a special occasion.

Her hair is shorter at the front since she found a scissor once and cut a piece of her hair off some time ago so it is always in a seperate pony tail to manage better. On this picture you can see that her hair is a bit curly again.

Do you blow dry the hair of your little girl?


Through her eyes

This post is inspired by the topic View from the Five minute Friday series from Lisa Jo Baker.
 I wrote the post back then but never published it. When I join in with Five Minute Friday I never write a lot of words in those five minutes but this one is really short somehow.

She is playing with a toy house.

 She is holding it in her hands and then she lifts it up.

She is looking through one of the doors and says:

‘Mummy, I can see you….’ I reply : ‘I can see you too baby.’

She repeats it a few times and I answer back every time.

I love this moment in time. This moment that she chooses to interact with me.

Even though I’m on the laptop she draws me in and gets me to respond.

With her sunny personality she draws me into her little world and helps me to see things from her point of view. 

It’s like I can imagine being her, looking through that little door and looking to see me.


Come back later for another Five minute Friday post on todays topic 'In between'

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Worship Wednesday: From the Inside Out

Since I really love worship a lot I decided to start sharing worship video’s from youtube to encourage you.

God loves to be worshipped and as Christians we are created to worship Him.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, there is power in worship.
Worshipping God is a form of prayer. It releases the presence of the Lord in your life in situations. It leads to God being able to come in and bring a breakthrough in your life.  My personal experience is that it really brings me closer to God and it fills me with a lot of joy.

The bible says;

God inhabits the praises of His children.

He builds His throne on our praise and worship. It’s like He sits down on our praise and comes with all of His glory and we can feel it all around us.
And in His presence everything is possible. Deliverance, healing, salvation, breakthroughs.

I love to worship God but I actually could do it way more at home and it’s great to start your day with it.
So on here I will share video’s from worship songs that I love or that recently spoke to my heart.

This is the first edition of Worship Wednesday.

One of my most favourite worship songs, which touches my heart is

‘From the Inside out’ and for that reason this is the first worship video that I want to share.

Enjoy and worship God while you're watching.

Let His presence come near you and allow Him to take over all your worries, doubts, pain and fears.

Blessings and love,

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

An afternoon of playdough fun

-I originally wrote this post a few weeks ago-

Last year I had the privilege of doing a childcare course. It was an amazing and life changing experience.
The post of how I came to do the course is on my broken laptop but since I printed it out for one of my assignments I'll probably type it again and will post it one of these days.

I loved the module Child Development in which you learned about all the areas of child development and how to promote all the different areas through activities.
In the module Early Childhood Education we learned to plan and implement activities.
One of the favourites to do with children was play dough because it promotes intellectual, physical, emotional, social and language development at the same time.
I went into a pre-montessori and made play dough with the kids and then they played with it.

And at home I did the same with my kids. We made four different colours and added some glitters as well. Ixora and I ended up making really cool things like flowers, birds and turtles.  A while ago we made playdough again and used our imagination and creativity to make a lot of different things.
I’ve come to realise that play dough is really a lot of fun and it’s really for all ages.

I always wanted to have play dough shapes but I heard that they don’t sell them separately. So when I saw them in a pack with different colours of playdough last week I decided to buy the pack so the kids could have some play dough fun in their Easter break. We had a lot of fun together.

It was so interesting to see how each of us enjoyed the playing with play dough in a different way. I loved watching my two year old who hasn’t played with play dough much. She was using the roller and made the play dough really flat.
She also loved adding the colours together on a pile, something we weren’t too happy about but I wanted to give her some freedom to play with it.
I loved it when she made something and then yelled: ‘look a butterfly’.

That’s so great about play dough. The end product can be anything and this is so good for the imagination.

My teacher said that children in a childcare centre need to have play dough available every day. I need to do this way more often.
It’s also a great way to spend time with the kids.

I will write a post about making your own play dough on another day.

Below a few pics from our play dough afternoon.

Some of Ixora's creations

Club Penguin character

Yovannah is having fun with the shapes


Nevaeh is experimenting and enjoying the rolling

Exploring some more

A colourful pile made by Nevaeh

Using shapes and creating things

Cutting playdough with a cutter

My creations made with play dough shapes


Don't forget to enter my giveaway for kids here.

Playdough pack (pots with playdough and shapes) from ARGOS.

Monday, June 3, 2013

It's Summer time / Giveaway (closed)

It’s officially Summer here in Ireland, even though most of the time  it is hard to see it when you look outside. There are days when there have been some sunny spells but the sun has been hiding behind dark clouds on most of those days as well. This week it's supposed to be a good week weather wise. 
A few weeks ago the sun was shining since the morning and after dropping the two older girls at school, I decided to take Nevaeh for a walk to the park close by and to feed the ducks.
On the way to the park the sun was so much in my eyes that I decided to stop at the Dunnes Stores and get sun glasses. Since Nevaeh was so interested in mine I got her some too. Mini mouse ones. She loves them. The week after, it was the turn for the older girls to get sun glasses.
Hello Kitty ones for Yovannah. And pink, sparkly ones for Ixora.
They really love their sun glasses and wear them on sunny days.

Since this post is post nr. 60 of my blog I decided to do a little give away.

I still have a small AVON stock and since it’s Summer I’m giving away a summer pack for kids.
The contents are:

Arnie the adventurer sunglasses and hat for a boy

Barbie sunglasses and bag for a girl

Kids suncream

Barbie flipflops for a girl size UK 11/12.

There will be one winner and the giveaway is open for everyone over 18 years.

This is how you can join in.

1 Follow my blog through blog lovin’.
2 Comment on one of my latest blog posts (or more)
3 Share the give away with others by facebook, twitter or email.

Please use the rafflecopter below to join in the Giveaway.

The winner will have 72 hours to reply to me. If I don't hear anything before that time, a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck!   Thank you for participating.

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