reannonhope I tried to shibori this fabric a little while ago & it didn't quit take so I bundled it up again & sat it in some bleach & water & WAALAH!!! Looks great! Now I want to dye & bleach ALL THE THINGS!!! 18h

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reannonhope Mad dash through the library, filling he trolley with any book that looks good on the shelf ( lots for me & a few for them) , while barefoot crazy toddlers giggle & roll on the floor & now filling their bellies with bakery sausage rolls at the park while the sun peaks through the grey clouds. 22h
  •   reannonhope Looks like I've chosen well then @gibbergunyah :) 14h
  •   reannonhope It'll be worth the 50 cents @itsjustandrea How's your recovery going? 14h
  •   carley_keir If you enjoy this one, try The Secret Keeper. 5 stars!! 14h
  •   itsjustandrea Haha, I'm sure I can afford that!!! Recovery is going to be long and slow but the drugs are making it bearable!! 14h

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reannonhope My daughter dishes herself a bowl of butter she is most definitely my kid! #butterisourfriend #iguessitkindalookslikecheese 2d

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reannonhope A few things from the pantry, a small bunch of coriander from the garden & a curry paste is born. So easy! 2d

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reannonhope On Friday night I got my 13 year old son to help me cut my hair & now Im totally channeling Jane Lane. Well, if Jane Lane had curly hair, was 37 & hadn't slept for 3 years this is TOTALLY what she'd look like #daria #janelane #stopcuttingyourownhairreannon 2d
  •   gentlefolk I cut my own curly hair for years. And then I got too lazy. So now I average one visit to the hairdresser every couple of years... 2d
  •   reannonhope I have not been happy with a hairdresser since moving to Perth @gentlefolk so now I just figure if I do it myself & it sucks well I'm just mad at myself :) 2d
  •   onething_atatime I have an amazing hairdresser for curly hair...but she's a bit pricy, and in North Perth, so maybe not helpful for you. 1d
  •   onething_atatime I think you did a great job though lady! 1d

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reannonhope Tonight's dinners of naan, Dahl & chicken tikka masala will be bought to us by @rivercottagehq book Veg Everyday @cookrepublic book Tasty Express & @jamieoliver Ministry of Food. Perfect food for this grey & wet day. #comfortfood #useyourcookbooksreannon #homecooking 2d

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reannonhope Dinner ready to go in the oven at 2.45pm. Some days I'm so on the ball & I wanna high five myself. Most days I'm face palming but not today! #organisationismyfriend #meatfreemonday #comfortfood 3d
  •   jessmfoster @reannonhope we've moved to having 5pm dinner with the tiny toddler dictator (it seems to be helping her with eating more of a range of foods) so I'm trying hard to be organised..some days it's HARD! 32 and a bit weeks, can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going I'm extremely grateful Immy still naps so I get a bit done during the day and I get a little rest too!! I'm tired and sore now, has hit me hard in the last few weeks. But feeling good otherwise. Not prepared at all for a baby to move into our house though 2d
  •   beetsandbirch @reannonhope thsnks!! Yea well the things I do for love! Not a fan because I dont know how something really taste. I just know spice combinations. Decided on a beef barley stew. Hoping for the best! 2d
  •   michellensteve I just want to come over to eat your yummy food and give you a hug xxx @reannonhope 2d
  •   reannonhope Smooches to you @michellensteve xx 2d

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reannonhope When your kid isn't mainstream & listens to music you don't understand & wears shirts with slogans that freak you out its pretty easy to jump to the conclusion that somethings wrong. But my hardcore metal kid assures me he's happy as, that the metal community is really supportive & full of great people & that I don't need to worry about him. Some days I still worry but we talk a lot about music & bands & I check in constantly with him to make sure it's just teenage hormones that are making him act like a dick & it's not something more. His moody, odd guy temperament is just who he is & that's ok. THANK GOD for the odd kids, the ones who don't want to conform, who walk their own paths with no fucks given to what others think of them, who freak their parents out with clothing choices & are confident being straight edge little emos ! #motherhood #mumlife 3d
  •   thelovelyjumble My man has a good friend who is into this sort of stuff and he is one of the nicest guys I've ever met. I don't really get the metal scene but I don't think all metal heads are angry weirdos or anything. But you sound like an awesome mumma checking in! Kids need that even if they act like they don't. 3d
  •   reannonhope Naw, thanks @thelovelyjumble xx 3d
  •   dr_sash We're a couple of hardcore fans and we turned out alright.... maybe. It's an awesome scene and as a chick in the scene I've only ever encountered nice, respectful guys. He's in good company! x 3d
  •   reannonhope One of the first hogs he went to @dr_sash his phone fell out of his pocket in the pit & someone handed it in so when I called they were holding it at the front desk for him. I was blown away because at a festival that never would have happened. It really proved everything he's told me about the metal scene was true :) 3d

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reannonhope Sometimes I feel guilty for walking out of the house & leaving the kitchen messy, the floors unswept & the washing unfolded but then I think screw it! The gym has become my therapy, it enables me to have an hour or two to myself, it enables me to cope with all two non sleeping brings into my day. On the mornings that are less than stellar walking out on this mess & into a class where I'll sweat & not think gives me a reset. I'll walk back in house in a few hours & I feel able to tackle everything that motherhood throws at me. The feeling might not last the whole day, & the long nights I always have laying ahead of me, but however long the feeling last I'll accept it gratefully because life is tough & finding a way to get through it is great. #motherhood #exerciseistherapy #itllallbeherelater 3d
  •   minimacmeals And something I saw today that resonates with me - can't fill a cup from an empty jug - got to take care of yourself first @reannonhope 3d
  •   reannonhope If it gets too much it bothers me @jessebt20 but as long as it's all done by the time I go to bed I'm all good :) 3d
  •   reannonhope I love you more each week @minimacmeals ! And yes, I've seen that before too & it's so right!!! 3d
  •   minimacmeals If only my husband felt the same way @reannonhope 3d

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reannonhope I've hit a giant energy sucking wall this afternoon. The list of things I wanted to get done is never ending but I'm the only one who cares or knows about this list so I've pushed it to the side, put my comfiest clothes on, whacked on KUWTK ( don't judge me! Actually go ahead & judge me, I do not care! I love those crazy people) & pulled out my basket filled with cotton yarn so I can mindlessly crochet dishcloths to send to woman I love but never see.
Let's all breathe deep, the weekend is almost here X
#herestothefreakinweekend
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  •   lydwillow Oh dear lord I must be brain dead...I'm like hmm this might be a new band..podcast maybe I should listen...oh fuck me it's my new lipstick girl I'm a dickhead. I have soooo many things to do too after a busy week but after driving 3 hrs for soccer training & then the dog throwing up on Zali's bed when we got home...I e decided 2 teas in a bucket, fuck it!! Nashville & the couch for me @reannonhope here's some universe hugs for sleep tonight for you ALL! Love you xx 6d
  •   janathome Happy weekend sweet cakes 😙 6d
  •   tasha_leebrown I never see your photos anymore in my feed which is completely dumb. Just saying HI, love ya, talk soon xxxxx @reannonhope 4d
  •   reannonhope The new Instagram is a jerk @tasha_leebrown hope you're peachy xx 2d

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reannonhope The joys of leftovers for lunch. 6d
  •   reannonhope You going to be making & selling tea towels any time soon @beetsandbirch 3d
  •   beetsandbirch Ohhhh I can! I NEED/WANT to get back to my sewing. *the shitshow adjustment period has pulled me away from my work. Gonna get that sorted this week. Any color scheme you have in mind? 3d
  •   reannonhope I'd say go bright but then I think muted greys & Blues so really I'd love anything D you do! Your two are my favourite & I feel terrible they are stained & grubby looking but that's cause I use them to death @beetsandbirch 3d

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reannonhope A basket of lemons pilfered from the biggest, oldest, gnarliest lemon tree I've ever seen. A wet & wild weekend ahead so I'm thinking curd & biscuits will be made. 6d

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reannonhope In the last 3 years our lives have changed a lot. We went from a two income FIFO family of four, to a family of 6 on one income & no more FIFO. It's been a bit of struggle for me to get my head around the fact I no longer financially contribute to our family so to make myself feel better I budget like a motherfucker, upped my homemade cooking game & now I've started a stockpiling- I'd totally be a coupon lunatic if we had those here is Australia!
The last few shops I've done I've bought a few things extra & store them in containers in the bottom of the pantry. There's baking essentials, canned tomatoes/pulses, pasta & noodles, snacks that my teenagers love & everyday essentials like tea, sugar, peanut butter. It stops me doing small stock ups & by having it in containers, & not on the pantry shelves, it's stops starving teenage boys from just hoovering the lot in a few days therefore stopping me from losing my mind because they are eating too much junk food ( I'm ok with them eating it just not all day erryday)
I get a kick out of sticking to a budget, wasting less, making do & being able to whip up a good meal. It might not seem like much & I'm sure as hell not changing the world but it makes me feel like I'm doing something for our family & that's good enough. #everydaystuff #sahmlife #budgetlikeaboss #mealplanning
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reannonhope I know I can't be the only one who does this- you buy something for one single recipe or because you want to try something new or have super good intention ( hello bloody quinoa!) but you use it just once, or not at all & push it to the back of your pantry never to be looked at again until you decide enough is enough & you can't stand wasting food! Sooooo take a look at what I've got here & tell me what to make with it! Got a great recipe for French lentils? Throw it my way! Know what the fuck to do with Freekeh? Tell me! If you know why the hell I bought semolina or chick pea flour remind me ok because I have no clue!
#stopwastingfood #cleaningoutthepantry #whatdoidowiththis #mealplanning
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reannonhope After watching a few stories this week & reading more online the husband & I decided all our dairy would be local. No more cheap milk for us, & that's saying something because we use around 18 litres a week, no more buying whatever cheese & yogurt is on special. Its a small thing we can all do that will support the Australia dairy industry that is currently being ripped off in such a bullshit way it's hard to believe it's even legal! #milkeddry #brownesdairy #supportyourlocaldairyfarmer 7d
  •   reannonhope Gotta love milk that comes in a glass bottle @teenalmiller ! I'll keep an eye out for it as a special treat for the mister :) 7d
  •   buslovingme Thanks @reannonhope @thefifowife doesn't a contract mean set prices? Seems non-contractable if they're not(?) complex isn't it. 7d
  •   healthy_hippie_mumma We don't actually drink or eat much dairy since I've had to go wheat/gluten and dairy free. But I do buy the grumpy farmer in glass bottles for Lee and the kids. It's not bloody cheap but at least it's quality fresh milk rather than processed crappy milk from Coles. I have been making my own Greek yoghurt for the kids and coconut yoghurt for me and drinking almond milk and am feeling amazing! I'm thinking about becoming a vegetarian also as I hate the way animals are treated. 6d
  •   lydwillow I know right me too! It's such a loss that we don't have these services anymore. Every time I have bought a non diary farmers milk it has made me feel guilty & I can't do it again for years I feel like I've put my bro/fam out of job/business back in the day @reannonhope 6d

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reannonhope Checking the coming weeks weather as I meal plan isn't nerdy at all is it? The temp is heading down & all I want to eat is comfort food- soups, stews & roasts.
Also, what's a good meal to use some polenta?
#mealplan
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  •   reannonhope Agree @kkk_katie68 :) 7d
  •   lakaso_art @reannonhope Maybe you could do the lamb shanks sometime when your hungry older 2 aren't home. I'm sure your little ones will leave enough for you & hubby :) 7d
  •   lakaso_art I have a really yummy greek lemon chicken recipe. You can make a big batch, enough for everyone. It's really easy & all done in one pot! 7d
  •   janathome I've never done the ricotta gnocchi..btw..I'm booked in for a pasta class at the end of this month, at the same place where I did the gnocchi class a couple of years ago! Excited 7d

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reannonhope @jamieoliver humble chicken stew with dumplings is the most perfect cold weather dinner. Currently being scoffed by young & old. #winnerwinnerchickendinner 1w

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reannonhope RAMBLE ALERT:: I've been thinking a lot lately about why I come to Instagram & share photos of things that are so common so everyday & why I feel the need to share my thoughts here. What is it I'm looking for by doing it & what do I give to other people, you, the ones who follow along & what do I get in return?
I love that I've " met" some awesome people online, I love it when people comment & compliment me & maybe I'm still the show off " look at me!" kid I was when I was younger. I know part of it is connection, your world becomes very small when you're a stay at home mum to little people, so being able to jump on here & not feel so isolated is something too. Plus, I'm a huge people person, I love seeing what everyone gets up to during the day, what you're cooking/making, what your houses look like, what you're doing. I sound like a dirty big creep don't I?!
I guess there's part of me that doesn't like that places like this just show the things we want people to see. Hell, I don't want to see my dirty floors or my kids losing their shit for the 100th time today & I know you don't want to see that either so OF COURSE I'm never going to take photos of that & put them on here. What I'm trying to say is please don't ever look at my feed & think my life is always a kitchen full of homemade food or that I spend my days crocheting or out in my garden. It is those things but at the same time my toddlers are probably fighting, dirty & have no pants on, my house is always messy & I'll always choose to cook over clean. And yeah, I can knock up a shitload of good food while my kids sleep or play outside or at my feet but we still eat frozen chips & 2 minute noodles. And Ive got four awesome kids who I love & are all pretty gorgeous but I yell daily & we fight & cry & makeup & somedays I want to run away from them all. My husband will rarely feature on my feed because he is not into social media ( or photos) so I keep him out of this funny little space as much as I can.
So just remember, these squares are part of my life, my real day to day life, but not all of it X
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reannonhope Happy kitchen vibes- custard tart ( my first ever one so I'm unsure how it'll taste or if it's too wobbly ), Mexican mince with lentils & rice, pizza dough rising & meringues ready to go in the oven. 1w
  •   reannonhope @thebeecreative here's what I do- fry an onion, add some beef mince, fry a little, add taco seasoning & mix. Add some uncooked rice, a tin of tomatoes, a tin of lentils & a few cups of water. Put the lid on & simmer until the rice is cooked. Stir through some cheese & you're good to go :) 1w
  •   thebeecreative Yum, I'll give it a go! Honestly you really need a cookbook I have made quite a few of your recipes and always love them xx 1w
  •   lydwillow Custard tart & meringues in my top 5... Homemade pizza top 5 & the Mexican mince sounds like it needs to be in my top 5..... xx 1w
  •   jess_nib Little blighters! The late bedtime thing was what led me to relinquish day sleeps altogether @reannonhope. The evening is MY time godammit!! Just had to put up with months on end of the most awful behaviour instead 1w

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reannonhope This is one of two " mama uniforms" I wear over winter- jeans, top, scarf. The other is stretchy flares, long shirt with short shirt over the top & bed socks. HOT!
I'm not sure you're supposed to still wear maternity tops that you wore the day before you had your now 2 year old daughter but I do not care. It's comfy & there's nothing wrong with it ( besides the satin I just noticed in this photo) so I'm gonna keep wearing it. Plus it hides the pouchy guts perfectly!And yes, that's my kid brushing my legs with a baby brush
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