milk_thistle My latest sewing efforts! A little stretchy top for Ruby. The main fabric is so sweet, with a little girl fishing in a boat here and there 8h

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milk_thistle Eating lunch with a washing basket on your head. As you do. 5d

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milk_thistle Finished! A little skirt I made with a white t-shirt I jazzed up to go with it. For a little friend of Ruby's who's about to turn 3 1w
  •   foxandhazel This is adorable Trina!! You always pick the cutest fabrics! 1w
  •   rainyg56 Awww! That's just so sweet. I'm sure Summer will just love it. As will Dani. Clever chicken you are. 1w
  •   milk_thistle @foxandhazel Thanks Torrie! If there was a job that was just coordinating fabrics, I would totally apply! So fun 1w
  •   milk_thistle @rainyg56 Thankyou Mama! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out 1w
  •   weebirdy This is gorgeous! Clever lady! X 10h
  •   milk_thistle @weebirdy Thanks lovely! X 8h

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milk_thistle It's Book Week (in Australia) next week! Just looking through some of Ruby's gigantic collection of books, and this one has to be one of my favourites. It's so beautifully illustrated (a must for this illustrator!) and the story is so whimsical and delightful. It's also by an Australian author from QLD, so all the more lovely! 1w
  •   milk_thistle @missrubyredshoes Just found you on IG Kate! My daughter is named Ruby, so we love reading this together! Can't wait for Ruby Red Shoes' next adventure 1w
  •   rainyg56 I want to go in this adventure with our very own little Miss Ruby Red Shoes! Boy, what an adventure would that be!!! 1w
  •   louelt1 That cover! 1w
  •   milk_thistle @louelt1 I could've posted umpteen pictures of the illustrations! You would love it- she basically eats her way around Paris, visiting all these beautiful places like farmer's markets and sculpture gardens. It's gorgeous! 1w
  •   milk_thistle @rainyg56 Indeed! Can you just imagine what she would be like??! 1w
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  •   missrubyredshoes Hello @milk_thistle ! And thank you for your lovely words!! So glad you're Ruby and you are enjoying my little Ruby. Just beginning her next journey to London .. lucky they've been cleaning Big Ben. xx 2d

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milk_thistle Don't you just love the crinkly imperfection of poppies? Looking over at them is guaranteed to lift my mood! 1w

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milk_thistle Tagged by the lovely @prdg
1- Umm... people tell me eyes?
2-Definately thighs. Lumpy bumpy from old injections. Cruelly looks just like cellulute.
3-Caring nature? Creative?
4-Too critical/moody
5-Mustardy-yellow and olive green
6-Don't really have one... though I do like all creatures with antlers.
7-Depends on my mood. Though I would like James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' played at my funeral.
8-Anywhere with trees, water, good view of the sky and my little monkey running around.
The End! I'll just pick a few to tag- @mellissad76 @bekahann84 @louelt1 @megangale
3w
  •   bekahann84 oh man, i need to think about this one hahaha @milk_thistle mt brain is currently in cake making mode lol 3w

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milk_thistle Can't tell you how much I am looking forward to eating this salad!! "Deconstructed Guacamole" with black beans and coriander, with a lime, chilli and agave dressing. Excuse me now, I must go inhale it!! 4w
  •   milk_thistle #mealforameal Just found out about this- for all photos of meals posted with this hashtag, Virgin Mobile will donate a meal to someone in need 4w
  •   rainyg56 Wow! That's great. Oh and your meal looks scrumptious ! Bon appetite ! 4w

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milk_thistle How darkly beautiful does this purple curly kale look?! Couldn't help sharing. It's rubbed with a bit of macadamia oil and black salt, ready to add artichokes and other salady bits 4w

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milk_thistle Well said, Drew. Something we all need to be reminded of sometimes!! 4w

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milk_thistle Sunny yellow on my kitchen window sill. Some bought some "foraged", but all happy-inducing! 4w

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milk_thistle Seriously. How much fun is play dough? I love how being a parent gives you a valid excuse to play with this stuff again! And lego, and blocks.... What kid stuff do other parents enjoy playing with again? 1mon

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milk_thistle Ta- dah! @rainyg56 Pork meatloaf with a redcurrant and blood orange glaze 1mon
  •   rainyg56 OMG!!!! Seems a shame to slice into it! Do it and show me what it's like on the inside...... 1mon
  •   louelt1 Yum! Love the sound of that glaze. 1mon
  •   milk_thistle @louelt1 Yes the glaze was yum! I may have "tested" the glaze once or ten times... 1mon
  •   milk_thistle @rainyg56 Haha it wasnt as pretty on the inside! Just mince looking. Not like a terrine or anything. Though now I want to make a terrine! Night night xx 1mon
  •   rainyg56 Nigh nigh darlin. Xx 1mon
  •   pomlovepdx I want it all... 1mon

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milk_thistle Later/regram from my Mama of Ruby helping me with the muffins earlier. The trick to limiting spillage while she "helps" stir? Put everything in a really big bowl! 1mon
  •   rainyg56 You've started something now! She's going to want to "help" all the time now darlin!!!! 1mon
  •   louelt1 Oh gosh! That face! 1mon
  •   milk_thistle @louelt1 I know, I'm quite the looker haha Yeah, getting her to smile "normally" is quite a challenge! 1mon
  •   bennybucko Too kyoote! 1mon

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milk_thistle Little mini- muffin, quiche-y type thingies I made for the small child's lunch. Managed to cram mushrooms, onions, basil and kale into them too. Dangerously moreish for me! 1mon
  •   rainyg56 I think because she was involved in the making of them she had some ownership of them!! 1mon
  •   milk_thistle @lozziemiller Yep! Tinned. I think I used SPC. Better sauce 1mon
  •   lozziemiller Right...just made a batch for kids (maybe I'll have one too) and I'm so excited to see how they turn out! They looked so sloppy and with no flour I'm a tad skeptical...hurry up 15mins. Haha 1mon
  •   milk_thistle @lozziemiller Yeah, they are a bit sloppy. Might take a little longer than 15 to brown up nicely though. How did they go? Just noticed your comment was an hour ago! 1mon
  •   lozziemiller I had them cooking for an hour...they were just too sloppy to take them out any earlier. We all like them except for Curtis. I'm going to try with baked beans on Sunday (only because they are healthier) so I can have one for morning tea every now and then. Thinking they will freeze ok too! 1mon
  •   milk_thistle @lozziemiller Too sloppy after an hour? Did u use mini muffin trays or normal size? Baked beans sounds GREAT! I'm going to try that next too! 1mon
  •   lozziemiller Once they cooled and i put them in the fridge they were fine. I went onto the4 ingredients website and followed the recipe which said a large tin with 3 eggs cheese and goodies thrown in. You said only half a can...maybe i should have followed your directions haha. I used medium sized silicon tray. Do you use mini? Pauly loved them and polished them all off this afternoon. 1mon
  •   milk_thistle @lozziemiller I usually use 2 mini muffin trays, just coz theyre more Ruby sized then Yes they are popular with grown-ups too! 4w

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milk_thistle Ruby helping her Daddy plant lettuce on this lovely sunny Winter's Day. So good to be outside, out of hospital, out of bed!!! 1mon
  •   mellissad76 I think Evan is channeling Pa in that beanie 1mon
  •   rainyg56 Ooh @mellissad76 I think you could be right! They are soo cute together. Daddy's little "helper". Hehe! 1mon
  •   pru_perkins this was kent and olivia doing the herbs! 1mon
  •   milk_thistle @mellissad76 Yeah! Pa's well represented around here- we're growing garlic and strawberries amongst other stuff atm! 1mon

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milk_thistle Back in my own bed! Out of hospital and feeling much better. Ended up having a procedure to clot leaking cerebro-spinal fluid (what was making me so sick- too complicated for details). Very weak legs, and a bit weak in general, but I'm on the mend! THANKYOU so much to everybody who has sent me prayers and wishes, it made such a horrible experience that little bit easier to bear.  1mon
  •   bekahann84 double faarrrrkkkk!!!!!!!!!!! glad ur on the mend lovey!! mite hav to do another visit with some more flowers 1mon
  •   rainyg56 Much better view from where you are now my sweet! 1mon
  •   jonickiely xx 1mon
  •   weebirdy Oh gosh, what an ordeal! Glad your home and cosy in your own bed. Hope you can get some rest and recuperate! 1mon

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Rise Trina
milk_thistle Well. I aint doing so well. Side affects from the lumbar puncture have truly kicked my ass. Two ambulance rides later and I am back in hospital getting pain and nausea relief. I haven't eaten in 3 days because I could not stop vomiting. Worst feeling ever. But recovery is most likely just around the corner. #everyonecrossyourfingers! 2mon
  •   naejeantrow Oh chicken that's just terrible! I hope you starting better ASAP!!!' 2mon
  •   katied84 Sending big hugs. Feel better soon xo 2mon
  •   markgladman Prayers for you, 2mon
  •   rachelranville Praying for you. 2mon
  •   majeakann Sending lights of divine healing 2mon
  •   mellissad76 Oh sweetie Thinking of you! And remembering your story about vomiting on a nurses shoes once... Hope you're up & about super fast! xxxx 2mon
  •   livsblingiton All the best Turtle for a speedy recovery 2mon
  •   mstedy You have an amazing attitude Trine! Thinking of you and all the best for speedy recovery Xx 1mon

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milk_thistle Well this is me in recovery after having, oh joy of joys, a lumbar puncture, also called spinal tap. Dosen't tickle that's for sure. Laying flat for 2 hours to minimise issues. But drinking tea out of a straw sucks kahunas! 2mon

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milk_thistle Ruby oranges from my local organic shop. Soooo yummy! Like an ordinary orange, but sweeter and with this extra delicious perfume which is just divine! 2mon

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milk_thistle Macaroni and cheese* for the littlie. Cheese* actually being 1 part cheese, 57 parts carrot, cauli, corn, garlic and onion. And a bit of ham thrown in. That puree is SO yummy, I could easily eat a bowl for my dinner! 2mon
  •   bravebotanics Me please! 2mon
  •   bekahann84 nice hidden veg BB!!! @milk_thistle that may be a good one for my little chippie fiend lol 2mon
  •   rainyg56 Mmmmm. I think I'd have to taste heaps if that if I started! 2mon
  •   lozziemiller Sounds amazing! Might try for the boys! 2mon

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