Jingle all the way….

Thank you to those of you who have faithfully stopped by to read this little blog, be inspired, challenged and have some fun.  May you celebrate this Christmas knowing God’s Grace, Love and Hope. And may Jesus help you ………jingle all the way into 2013.

I think the coming summer break  is beckoning me to take a little blog sabbatical. I would love to know though what you like about 7mouths2feed, why you stop by to read, what things inspire and encourage you, what topics you would like to see. So please make my summer reading fun by leaving me a few comments and stay in touch.

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Scrabble

I am not a big games person. But I am drawn to the relaunch of old school games, re-packaged for the next generation of kids. Think Uno, Yahtzee, Snakes and Ladders, Connect Four, Old Maid, Go Fish and Bingo. The stores are full of new versions for the Christmas rush.

But I am rather more attracted to the set of scrabble letters that are popping up everywhere – from poster prints, DIY craft to interesting name labels. Fuzzimo has a range of great free fonts and visual candy for you to play with and download.

Being Three

Being three and a bit means life is pretty good, most of the time. You still have an afternoon nap, even when you protest. You get to have baby cinos with Mum at the cafe, walk in the park, make great constructions from the art and craft box, lick the beaters when a cake is being made, play dress ups all day, dance, sing and laugh. You can jump on the trampoline, play on the swing, visit all the family pets while the big kids are at school, water the vegetable garden (and everything nearby), watch PlaySchool, help out with the shopping, the ‘jobs’ and cleaning the house. You can help cut the carrot and cucumber when we make a salad, you can talk to everyone who calls by, you alert us all when a new text message comes in, the phone rings or an email pings. You can work and iPhone, an iPod and an iPad. You ask after everyone when they come home at the end of the day, you can say grace, thank God for this”happily family thank you for this lovely day”. You are only three and a bit but you know so much about this little world.

Melbourne

I love vintage posters. Art. Asian. Advertising. This morning I was greeted by a fabulous selection of vintage posters but you know I cannot decide on what I want to have on my wall…..so I have been procrastinating. I love vintage posters for food, beer and wine. Then there are a range of fabulous fashion and shoe posters as well.

But Andrew McUtchen from Australian Vintage Posters has some real treats. Thank you Deisgn Files for my daily hit of inspiration. This is Melbourne – not the vibrant, built up city I know but a part of history nonetheless. Fabulous.

Dive Right In

So often we hesitate. We have a good idea, good intentions but fail to deliver. We want to try something new, ask for a raise, change something significant about our personal, family or work life but we put it off. We are driven by a fear of failure. But sometimes it is the reality that we didn’t have a go that haunts us – regret, disappointment. Life is here today for you and I, but who knows what the future holds. For later this day, tomorrow and beyond. Cease the day.

So make this day a day when you “Dive Right In”. Say sorry and amend a relationship, reach out to someone in need, get your haircut really short, try a new recipe, buy that new dress, apply for that new job, take the course you have dreamt about, start your own business, start your own bog(!), tackle the household chores with joy, tell someone that you love them. But just do it…..