I’m participating in Vlog-nukkah this year! I’m pretty excited to bring a vlog to you for each day of Chanukah! Please have a watch below and see what life is like celebrating Chanukah here in Australia. 🙂
Hey hey! Daily vlog time (is there anything else lately? No, no there’s not. Because there’s no time for anything else when you’re making a video every day!).
Today is mostly about cracking open a coconut, which went on all day really while we did other bits in between. It was mostly Eli’s project as he is a keen life investigator, but we all had a go at different bits.
Something different again today (may or may not be due to not filming much of anything else in the day despite it being fairly busy!) – a book review!
I’m reviewing Mamaleh Knows Best by Marjorie Ingall which was given to me by PJ Libraries as part of their Summer Reading Program. Spoiler alert: I gave it like 4.5/5, so I definitely think you should grab a copy and read it, no matter if you’re a mum, dad, Jew, non-Jew, it doesn’t matter – this book is great for all parents!
Today’s vlog is a little different – I’m experimenting with just following one process of the day rather than the little snippets of the day I’ve done in the previous videos.
We made these kosher tacos, including the tacos from scratch which was lots of fun. Luke gave me a tortilla press as a gift for Sukkot, so I’m glad to try it out. We made these with corn, so they were gluten free, and we cooked with meat, so of course everything was dairy free as well.
Definitely going to add these to the menu again (hopefully it won’t take so long to make the tortillas next time if I don’t have so many helpers!).
Sunday! Such a full day. I skipped Saturday because it was Shabbat. 🙂
In our family we love to do “date days” to have one on one time with each of our kids. This morning my husband took the younger kids out, and I had some one on one time with our eldest son. We went to a coffee shop to do some drawing, and then came home to do some art journaling. My parents stopped by on the way to the airport (they’re travelling for work for a few days), and then we had a relaxed afternoon watching Paddington 2, eating popcorn, and and playing some VR.
In today’s video:
* Opening our Judaica package. New hand washing cup, kippot, and a necklace for Ahava (she gets a bit jealous that the boys get to wear kippot, so we bought her this as her own special Jewish thing!).
* Mama & Eli time while Ahava sleeps.
* Picking up some supplies for Shabbat from the bulk store.
* Shabbat prep!
Hi everyone! I’m having a go at doing some daily vlogs for the month fo November! They’re only going to be a few minutes long, and will hopefully help me to improve my video work, and by a fun little documentation of bits and pieces of our life right now.
This first video is for the 1st of November – the 23rd of Heshvan on the Hebrew calendar, and it includes a bit of a tour of our garden, Ahava’s wonderfully silly singing and dancing, and making some bone broth noodle soup for dinner! Enjoy!
You know, I put off doing this project for ages thinking it would just take too much time, but in reality it was easy enough! One evening is all it took (once the kids were in bed) to get it finished & exported.
I’m honestly so glad I took the time to make it and re-visit this style of creativity which is quite different to art journaling. I love it though. I love creating something that can be really emotive and powerful (at lest for our family), and I do love the archival nature of these videos as opposed to the more self expressive nature of art journaling.
Anyway, July was a good month, and I’m glad to have it documented now. The footage definitely makes me realise that I need to get back in to taking proper footage. Too much portrait style Instagram stories footage and not enough footage with my good camera!
Hey hey! I’ve got a vlog today sharing what’s in my bag! As a stay at home mum with three little kids (1 at school, 2 at home), I usually have a few random bits and pieces in my bag. Spare undies, a random toy, a lonely shoe, or even a few pens and a notepad. I took these totally random things out, and just showed you what I actually intentionally have in my bag. No one wants to awkward conversations about kids undies on youtube… Oh, and I put all the loose coins away too before my middle son confiscated them to add to this money box!
As we’re trying to be more sustainability focussed at home I have a few items in there to really help us with that journey! I’d love to know if there’s something you think I should have in my bag that I don’t have yet, or something I have in there that surprises you!
- 2x cloth bags
- container & hair tie
- reading glasses & case
- wet bag
- stop itch
- 2x microfibre cloth
- my son’s wallet
- my wallet!
- bullet journal & pen
- personal colour pallet
- extra phone battery
- crystals/gems and a hair clip
- lip balm (Doterra)
- Essential oils
Mums! Do you ever find yourself wishing you had more time for art? Or like it goes to the bottom of the priority list in your life? Well this vlog is for you. This is how I went from never having any time for my art, to making it a priority!
My story of going from being cranky and frustrated to making art a priority and being a happier, more attentive mother because of it.
Making art a priority – adding art journal pages to your to do list!
Consequences of not doing art, and consequences of not doing the washing.
Not doing any household duties in the evenings after the kids are in bed.
Blocking out time in your daily schedule for art.
Prioritising art is not self indulgent.
If you know you only have X hours during the day to do your chores because the evening is blocked out (for art!) then guess what?! You will get it done! (within reason!)
Lets continue the conversation – let me know in the comments what’s stopping you and we can try and find a fix!
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