Weekend Catch Up #9

Weekend Catch up

From the recent survey that so many of you kindly filled out (thank you), I learnt that quite of  few members of this community do not follow The Organised Housewife on Facebook and Instagram.  I ask a variety of questions on facebook and share a more personal side of me via photos on Instagram.  Because you are missing out on this I thought I would create a weekend catch up post each week so you can keep up to date.

I don’t want to be too repetitive and share the daily tasks and quotes as these are published in the daily newsletter and I share a monthly wrap of both these on the blog.

From Instagram

workout this morning – done! love my trainer’s new set up. I’m exhausted now. 


my favourite takeaway coffee at the moment Gloria Jeans’s Creme Brûlée Latte, no sugar needed.


trying to organise hubby’s office desk. got him a three tier desk shelf from howards storage world perfect to hold the longer manilla folders. these items are discontinued so get in quick if you need some.


Putting the final touches to Mr 11’s bedroom, just need to find him so funky artwork


big garage clean out today, stacked car full of items to donate tomorrow.


I realised recently that I am a candle hoarder, I gather them and don’t use them. That’s changed I have started burning them and have managed to burn through one after many many weeks and hours.


about to board a plane for a few days work in Sydney, have my munchies and reading all ready. I’m excited to share with you what I’m getting up to!!


spending my morning in Sydney, delicious hot breakfast and catching up on replying to blog comments. Soon off to The Morning Show studios to do a segment with Finish, I’ll let you know which day it will go live.


hair and make up done, all ready to start filming my first TV appearance!!! #finish #themorningshow


and that’s a wrap!! that was so much fun!!! still pinching myself. I’ll let you know when it goes live on #themorningshow #finsh


Blog Posts from the Archives

{RECIPE} Garlic Chicken Panko Strips

What have you been up to this week?


I take all the photos above on my iPhone, you can read all my tips for iPhoneography here.  

Some of my favourite apps to improve the photos are:

little moments app 2 facetune app a beautiful mess app

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Karen October 4, 2014 - 8:09 PM

Have you got any tips how to store balls in the garage? Soccer, rugby, etc (multiples!). Looking forward to some suggestions. Thanks.

Elizabeth October 4, 2014 - 10:49 PM

Karen, we keep all ours in one of those mini garbage bins in the garage. For some reason our youngest has collected every sort of sports ball available, despite not playing many ball sports. We also have a collection of bouncy balls he has picked up along the way! I find the mini-bins great as the lid keeps spiders etc out and they are cheap at most discount stores. Hope this helps.

Elsy Carolina Arguello October 5, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Hi there,im a big fun of yours and have been for sometime,i love your site and all the hardwork you do .thank you for sharing all those wonderful tips and ideas to keep our home beautiful…
I actually bought finish diswashig balls and to my surprised was really dissapointed,all of them were kind of melting as if it has been wet then dried i thought maybe if i buy them at a different woolworth? Did so and still not right,i bought 2 big boxes just to throwthem out$$$$$$ .I have send the company 3 emails and still no reply,it has been well over 3 months so….anyways i just wanted to share my experience with you.
Once again thank you for all your hardwork!!!

Ashleigh October 6, 2014 - 10:59 PM

I am having the same problem. I have bought the ones that are in the dissolvable packet, the packet does not dissolve and I find the whole mushy tablet just sitting the bottom of the dishwasher. Its very frustrating as I need to do the whole load again to rinse off any residue.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 7, 2014 - 2:33 PM

Ooh no, I’ve never heard of this happening, I use mine everyday and have had no problems, have you contacted the manufacturer?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 7, 2014 - 2:34 PM

Ooh Elsy that is awful and I can imagine your frustration. I can’t explain why they have not replied but that would have been my first advice was to contact them. Are you using them on a regular cycle? I use them daily for many many years and have had no problems.

Bree October 6, 2014 - 8:44 AM

Hi Katrina, Love your sons bed. Where did you purchase it from?

Kate - Kat's Assistant October 7, 2014 - 2:29 PM

Hi Bree, i got it from Forty Winks! It is a lovely bed.:)

Nat @ This Little Yellow House October 6, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Have fun being on TV!! How super exciting

Kate - Kat's Assistant October 8, 2014 - 12:10 PM

Thanks Nat! It was very exciting, really enjoyed it.:)

Ms_MotorbikeNut October 6, 2014 - 3:46 PM

G’day really pleased your doing a Weekend Catch up now as some people like myself don’t like Facebook so don’t use it, so for me the weekend catch up is great.

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

Kate - Kat's Assistant October 8, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Yay! Awesome.:)


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