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It really is starting to feel a little bit like the silly season......there is a lot to do with the end of year school concert preparations and the year 6 formal. I'm also home schooling my youngest until the end of the year so that makes Chrissy shopping a little bit tricky......I have to be really organised and go at it like a crazy person.

Just to add to the craziness I thought I'd make some more Christmas decorations out of bits and pieces I found today......

Bargain;
Typo Christmas Bunting on sale for $2.00 per pack (5 flags per pack). Naturally I bought 5 packs ;O)

buy baby bunting

White tissue paper, twine, mushroom gift tags & red / white cupcake cases from Dollar King. Christmas bunting & white with red polka dot tissue paper from Typo. Retro style Christmas paper rolls on sale for $2.00 at Typo. 


Can you guess what I'm making?
It's about to get a whole lot Christmassy here at Scandi Coast Home......stay tuned!

super cool retro paper $2.00 per roll

And after all of that bargain shopping it was a really special treat to find my Inside Out Jan / Feb 2013 subscription in the letterbox when I got home. I might have a quick flick through because it looks so good but I won't get a really good chance to read it and savour it until later tonight......


The home schooling lessons for today are Bargain Shopping 101, Tea Party Catering and tomorrow is shaping up to be an Arts & Crafts Day......only nice feedback please......we've been through a lot! ;O)


I hope you enjoyed checking out the bargains.
You can spank me later......

Tania xx

32 comments:

  1. Oh are you home schooling today as well?? Love her set up! Ive taken mine to Bunnings this morning already. Now they are watching movies while I debate whether its too hot to paint. 40° too steamy?Looking forward to seeing what you do with your decorations, love a bargain. xx

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    1. 40 degrees is waaaaaaaaaaaaayyy too hot to be painting Rach ;O)
      We're homeschooling for the rest of the school year.
      I won't have a day to myself now until February next year......
      Tania xx

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  2. Oh I wish our Cotton on still had their typo range, too far to go to the real Typo 1.5 hrs from here on a whim.
    Love all your bargains!
    My kids have learnt a lot about painting furniture, loading and unloading furniture etc. from Mum's car, how to shop for bargains at the dump in the last few months! All important life lessons I'm sure!

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    1. Gosh I hope you're right Deanne ;O)
      There comes a time when it's the right thing to do......
      Tania xx

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  3. It must be interesting to home school, how do you find it? How many hours per day do you spend on the "schooling?" Was there bullying going on at school? Mxx

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    1. Hi, it's only been 3 weeks so far and because it's the end of the year we aren't pushing the school work terribly hard but she is learning a lot of useful life skills. They are only practising concerts and making things with paper at school anyway......
      We had the same trouble when my son had the same teacher and my daughter is suffering severe anxiety and has not been eating properly.
      I am taking care of her and building her back up physically and mentally.
      Tania xx

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    2. omg that sounds awful for your poor little girl and your son earlier too. It's awful when these things happen. Good on you for taking a stand and doing something really positive about it, I hope your little girl feels her old self and gets her spirit back as soon as possible. Our children are so precious, these things are just not acceptable in this day and age I think. Good luck to you with it all and I admire you. Mxx

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    3. Thanks so much......I really appreciate it.
      It's been a very tough year that's for sure.
      She is doing much better and it's such a huge relief.
      Have a lovely evening ;O)
      I'm off to read my mag......WooHoo!

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  4. Can't guess. Have to wait and see.
    Home schooled my son for six months while travelling once. Haven't been the same since! x

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    1. That cracks me up Penny ;O)
      I may not be the same ever again either......
      Tania xx

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  5. I know how you feel, I have to 'shop like a crazy women', usually Thursday night shopping as I hate taking my kids along. And I just had to ask, why would anyone be nasty? We all make our decisions for our kids and families with the best of intentions. The kids are just doing concert prep and watching videos anyway. Your loot looks great, can't wait to see what you do with it. Merry Christmas

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    1. I don't think anyone really would be nasty but a lot of people have different opinions and thinking on some things.
      I've been really lucky and only ever met lovely people through blogging ;O)
      It's also really confronting being the only one to remove your child from the school even though I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to......

      I'm planning a few paper garlands a la the latest Aussie Real Living mag.
      I hope I can work out how to do it ;O)
      Have a lovely evening!
      Tania xx

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  6. Ya for home schooling, this time of year is CRAZY at schools. I too have taken the step of withdrawing my daughter ( mid teen ) and have enrolled her into a barrista course ( we have a new coffee machine ;) )I am a teacher and applaud your step to make life not about formal education, LIFE SKILLS are essential. Well done you !!!Love the typo bunting !! :) Neen

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    1. Thanks so much Neen,
      I appreciate all the lovely comments so far including yours ;O)
      Sometimes you just need to walk alone and go against convention.
      Thanks again. I really appreciate the feedback from a teacher too.
      Good luck to your daughter. Mmmmmmmmmmm coFFee!!! ;O)
      Tania xx

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    2. Thanks for the reply, you have made my day ;) Neen

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  7. your decorations are going to look great! your daughter must enjoy being amongst it.
    love the typo paper.. will definitely get some of that.
    sorry to hear about your kid's teacher :( sounds like a miserable person.
    i'm a former primary school teacher too, at this time of year there is not a lot happening.
    The one on one time with you will be wonderful for her.
    x

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    1. Thanks Cheryl,
      I really appreciate the vote of confidence.
      It's worked out well because she's very creative and I could learn a lot from her ;O)
      Tania xx

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  8. When I saw the splashes of red on the feed, I didn't recognise you! Totes keeping me on my feet! Looking forward to the mum and daughter crafty escapades!
    This special time with mini scandi coast will set her up for the teen years, enjoy yourselves! I expect a blog post soon! And my son, four, knows too much about macramé for one person, you might end up with a rival on your hands! :o

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    1. Hi Pippa,
      It's the one time of year I embrace the red.
      I would love to have you for a Mum!!! ;O)
      Tania xx

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  9. Wish I had attended your school - last days of term always seem laid back anyway. Love all the goodies you bought! x

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    1. Thanks so much,
      I really appreciate it ;O)
      I wish I attended my school too!!!
      Have a lovely evening,
      Tania xx

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  10. Good on you for making a decision on what's best for your child. Sounds like a terrible situation, with a terrible impact on your girl, so I hope she's enjoying being home with you.

    Love the look of those decorations and can't wait to see what they become!

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    1. Thanks so much Catherine,
      She's a much happier girl, especially this week (week 3).
      And she's eating much better ;O)
      We have a busy week ahead but I really want to do some crafting and decorating......
      Tania xx

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  11. Oh your poor little one. I come from a teaching background and regularly toss up the idea of home schooling. I'd love to do it for a year at some point and go travelling. Thinking of you both. xx

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    1. That sounds awesome Emma,
      I am too much of a homebody to do that but I admire people who do it ;O)
      Tania xx

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  12. Hey buddy, glad you decided to give homeschooling a go. Your little girl is going to get a massive confidence boost out of it, I promise! Can't wait to see what you two get up to with all those Christmassy goodies ;))
    Cas x

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  13. That sounds like a great school to go to. Looking forward to checking out the end results of crafting 101.
    Sorry to hear there have been problems. As my 10 year old says to me, "different is good"
    Carolyn

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    1. Thanks so much Carolyn,
      We have had to change our view of what is expected.
      It's lucky I don't care what people think when it comes to my kids......
      Tania xx

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  14. Loving all the gorgeous Christmas inspiration - you have got me in the mood for making something. Thanks for the well wishes on our new house - we are so excited to have the final bid! I'm still pinching myself!!

    Melissah

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    1. Thanks Melissah,
      I just can't wait to see what you do with all that beachy potential ;O)
      Tania xx

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  15. Scandi coast school for girls!....are you taking enrolments??....i have a 2 1/2 yr old who is interested!....seriously...she must love u so much for being the brave mum!
    Allison x

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    1. Yes, I think she does think I'm the best Mum at the moment ;O)
      We are having a much better week......Phew!
      Tania xx

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It was so sweet of you to say HeLLo......ThanKs for stopping by.
Tania Maree xx