#100{more}happydays

If we are Instagram pals {or Facebook or Twitter}, you’ll know that I’m doing the #100happydays photo challenge. Find one thing in each day for 100 days that makes you happy, take a photo of it and tag it.

Simples!

I’m up to day 77 and I’m loving it so much that I am going to continue on after the first 100 days, with the new hashtag #100morehappydays.

Not that I need an excuse to take photos of things that make me happy, but it does make me reflect on my day and really appreciate the little moments. The ones that it is so easy to be in at the time but move past, not fully appreciating their impact.

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So who’s with me?

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Wordless Wednesday {spot the difference}

Who are you trying to convince?
very good dog

What happened to mumma’s cushion?
what happened to mumma's cushion

Guilty much?
guilty much?

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Tasty Tuesday {pear apple spice muffins}

So we made muffins. There’s muffin new about that you say? Okay so you probably said nothing, but I’ve got my funny hat on today {or maybe it’s my bad dad joke hat}. Either way, you’re right, we have made muffins before. Hey, we’ve even made apple muffins.

I’ve had a hankering for a spicy warm muffin lately. Maybe it’s because the mornings and evenings are a tiny bit cooler and Autumn {Fall} makes me feel like things filled with spices that make the house smell warm and cozy while they’re baking.

So when I found this recipe {where else but Pinterest!} for apple muffins, I knew they were the next batch going into my belly. Grain free, gluten free, refined sugar free optional {ours only have sugar in the streusel, and our streusel ended up being more paste than crumb because I only used 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar, not 2 tablespoons}. I also used an egg replacer for the 3rd egg required in the recipe and next time I’ll replace all of them with egg replacer, so they’ll be egg free too!

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Ours are darker than those in the original recipe’s post. Probably because I used half hazelnut meal and half almond meal. I used half honey and half rice malt syrup {because we ran out of honey} and I was very heavy handed with the nutmeg {more like 1.5 teaspoons}. Our diced apples were actually mostly pear puree with a couple apples that I’d made a few days earlier.

I think the fact that they were already cooked made these muffins even denser {and tastier in my humble opinion}. They get the Love Bug stamp of approval, she keeps asking me if we can have the really special cakes.

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What are you waiting for? If you get your bake on poste haste, you could be having warm muffins with your morning {or afternoon if you’re on the other side of the world} cuppa.

You know you want to.

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Urban Princess

Early on Sunday morning my little Urban Princess could be found giving her new friend Squirrel {Nutkin} a ride around on her bike.

Wearing wings of course. And a t-shirt with drums on it.

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A couple of hours later she swapped wings for a tiara and tutu skirt to go to a party.

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Ah the life of an Urban Princess.

Of the two, she was happiest at home. She is such a shy little homebody my Love Bug. She goes to ballet and happily dances but doesn’t say boo. At the party yesterday she barely spoke a word to anyone except to say happy birthday, thank you and to will me to her side {I wasn’t even supposed to be there}. Even when I drop her to kindy she is still super shy and will often be found doing her own thing when the other kids are playing together.

I hope she grows out of her shyness, even just a little.

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Silent Sunday {Saturday}

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Tickle a little bit

Love Bug loves a tickle.

But she loves a tickle on her terms.

Can you tickle me. No, here.

Mumma, don’t tickle me.

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Actually mumma, can you just tickle a little bit?

Actually Bubba, there is no way to tickle a little bit.

There’s only a way to tickle a lot and I’m going to get you right now …

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Freaky Friday

Firstly, thank you all for your overwhelming response to yesterday’s post. It’s nice to know Love Bug has so many friends around the world who care for her {and an amazing fuzzy protection gang!}.

When Love Bug and I were getting ready this morning, I suggested to her that I go to kindy and she goes to work today. She looked at me like I was crazy. I would look at me like I was crazy too. Why on earth would you swap playing, story time, snacks, jumping in puddles, a cooked lunch, a nap, dancing, singing and more playing for an office?

Answer: you wouldn’t.

In all honesty, I would rather have stayed in bed this morning. Not because I had the bed all to myself.

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But because I didn’t.

 

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