However the Internet Archive Wayback Machine holds things of the past, thankfully and Kerrie and Helen both found Laines Letters and Shell told me about Wayback machine.
So I spent the night re reading some of Laine's letters. I am going to print them out now so this doesn't happen to me again.
Oh the memories! I remember Laine would get up in the morning and get all her Handmaidens working. She said that for us our appliances are our modern day handmaidens. This is so true! So she (then I) would get the washing machine going, bread or rolls/buns/pizza dough etc in the bread machine and the dish washer or whatever helpful appliances you have. Then set to work as between you and your handmaidens you can achieve a lot and fast.
Another one was Laine's baking centre. I set one up to so everything was out, on hand and ready to go. This made scones, cakes, anything minutes away at any time. So easy.
Laine made your budget into a joy, your work into fulfilment and your home into a haven. She taught you how to decorate for free, use what you have and be grateful for it.
The number one thing though was she helped me as a stay at home Mum and our happy and peaceful home was influenced by her. At her wedding Lucy thanked me for her "fairytale childhood" and I seriously say Laine helped me with that as she gave me the clear priorities.
Well, last night I made some more cards. Some of the easiest ones where really I am just using a magazine image.
I've used these up now so back to assembling things that go together tonight!
Gift bags are really handy but expensive. I save shopping ones, you can get people to save them for you...
This is a quick and simple one. There are so many ways to do it, just cover the logo and decorate!
Now filled with tissue paper I can use it, add one of my cards and a gift. A supply of these is so handy. And free. Later I'll post a fancier one. I have made some and noticed people re using them, decorating with them etc which means to me they liked them anyway.
You can also buy bundles of plain gift bags, Spotlight has them. I did that for the Hen's Party gift bags and decorated them in a bridal theme. I think they worked out about $1 each. If the kids are doing drawings have them draw on these and then you have personalised gift bags that Nana will think are lovely!
Yesterday I managed to get a big bag of Zucchini for $2.50. This is the best buy in a while. So I am making my first soup for the cooler weather as it is quite cool today. Otherwise I would have sat them in the freezer until the weather cooled down.
Also I got mince on special. It is ages since I bought it. Here it is cheaper usually to buy chicken or roast meats than mince (defeating the point!) But it was on a great special. So I am cooking it up and making several things as I go. I am very happy with this! I love shopping trips like this! I have a lot of meals right there for very little.
It is the coolest day so far. Time I got out warmer clothes it seems!
ohh and this is the link to the Laine's Letters Archive...