Weekend Catch Up #1

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 the community do not follow The Organised Housewife on Facebook and Instagram.  I share old posts 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

these typo cushions match perfectly with this crochet blanket my Nanna made, I’m slowly brightening up the house.

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{TIP} bagging up some linens to donate. great idea to write on the bag the size of the set, so then it’s easy to distinguish

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 have to thank the beautiful Helen from Clutter Rescue for the introduction to Peter Walsh! Love this photo of us!

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{HELP} this week we have been reducing the dairy in my husbands diet, wondering if he is intolerant. now my daughter has come home from school with a sore tummy, she’s been complaining for some time I’m wondering if she may be gluten intolerant. if you have a food intolerance where did you start?

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I’m not sure I thanked Sheridan for my robe, so lush! thank you!!

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there is something about these little birds at my brother in laws that make me smile, very cute arrangement.

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spending the evening with Jamie, then Bill and Eric while folding the washing

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ooh I’m loving the one and only veg/fruit from my Vegie patch… cherry tomatoes, saves us buying them each week now!! I have some zucchini, strawberries, capsicum and rhubarb growing.

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{INSTANT DOWNLOAD} help the kids to stop biting their nails, this worked for my daughter!! available in my shop, 4 variations for boys and girls. 

{The Organised Housewife} I've stopped biting my nails - boy - green

Tonight on quirky cooking Facebook I asked what everybody’s first quirky recipe was they cooked, I spied the coconut caramel custard amongst the list so I had to make a batch while I was washing the dishes, so so yummy!! #thermomix

{The Organised Housewife} Coconut Caramel Custard

Offspring felt too much like a series finale.  Really hope it comes back. But would love to see Lawrence in a spinoff show of his own, he can’t leave our screens just yet.

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I regrammed Boiled Eggs and Soldiers pic of our raw chocolate coffee bites that she made took to her book club


From Facebook

Homemade Chocolate Dessert

{The Organised Housewife} Homemade Chocolate Dessert

School Bag Nook

How to pack a Healthy Lunchbox


What have you been up to this week?

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Julie R August 9, 2014 - 7:46 AM

Kat, sometimes I could just hug you. Thank you, I don’t use instagram and seeing from the pics above I have been missing out on a whole different side of you, love that you are sharing these catch up posts and keeping us up to date. This week I cleaned out my daughters wardrobe, donated 3 bags of clothes!

Katrina August 9, 2014 - 8:03 AM

Can’t let you miss out!! Please that you enjoyed the post, I’ll keep them coming each week. 3 bags of clothes is an awesome effort, great work!

Thank you August 9, 2014 - 7:48 AM

That is a brilliant tip about the sheet sets, never really thought how they would work out what the size was. I don’t follow on instagram either, don’t really have the time, but looking at this pics and your beautiful smile I might just have to!

Katrina August 9, 2014 - 8:02 AM

Just something that makes it a little easier for them when sorting! Thank you, glad you enjoyed the catch up post x

CJ August 9, 2014 - 7:55 AM

I have just started using Zymil milk, a few months ago & it has made a huge difference to my stomach issues. I was tested for coeliacs but that came back negative, however my Dr suggested it could be a gluten & lactose combined issue. Have a look at the Fodmap diet…very interesting!

Katrina August 9, 2014 - 7:59 AM

CJ I took hubby and Miss 11 to the dr last week and he gave me the Fodmap diet, didn’t test them for coeliacs though he said to see how we go with this. He did think that Miss 11’s pains were muscular, strange, but I’ll see how we go. Great to hear your tummy has settled.

momstheword August 9, 2014 - 12:47 PM

Well, you usually start with one food at a time. Or you can eliminate both gluten and dairy until she starts to feel better and then try introducing a little dairy (or gluten) back in her diet and see how she does. That way you would know whether it was the dairy or the gluten.

I am gluten, soy and dairy free. Gluten is in soy sauce and so many other products that you wouldn’t even imagine had gluten. It’s even in soup.

But you can also buy (or make) gluten-free stuff. I buy gluten-free soy and gf chicken noodle soup. I also make my own dairy-free cream of chicken soup to use in casseroles and things. They even have dairy-free sour cream and a dairy-free ice cream substitute called Rice Dream. Udi’s makes a really yummy gf bread.

It’s just really nice have far stores have come in catering to those who are gluten-free.

Katrina August 11, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Momstheword, Fantastic idea with eliminating one food at a time! There is a great variety of gluten free food out there now.

Olivia August 11, 2014 - 9:20 PM

Hi Katrina, I would recommend going to see a dietitian if you think there is an issue with food intolerances. They can assist you with a low FODMAP diet, whilst still ensuring you are getting all the nutrients you need. It is advisable to have the Coeliac screens done prior to any wheat/gluten avoidance as you need to be consuming adequate amounts of gluten for the test to give you accurate results. Hope that helps.

Katrina August 13, 2014 - 9:52 AM

Thank you Olivia for this helpful information, very much appreciated.

Amanda D'Souza August 13, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Thanks for sharing here as I don’t have Instagram xx

Ingrid Gusdorf-Bollerman August 15, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Thanks for the ‘catch-up’

Ingrid Gusdorf-Bollerman August 15, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for the ‘catch-up’

Kylie August 15, 2014 - 11:32 AM

My husband is lactose intolerant, was worked out by doing a lactose challenge (cut all lactose for about 6 weeks at the end have a large amount of lactose, if symptoms return then lactose is probably the cause). My daughter is gluten intolerant which was picked up in a blood test, however blood test do have a high degree of false negative (although not as high in children), she is yet to be tested for actual coeliac, as that is a bowel biopsy and I’m not prepare to put my 7 year old though it, yet.

Tracey Hood August 17, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Managing varying food intolerances can be difficult at first – I found myself cooking separate meals etc and turning meal times into a disaster zone with so many extra dirty prep dishes. I have now settled into a routine and know at what stage to split a recipe to create GF and Lactose free versions. Most of what I cook is fine for the whole family, but the readily available GF products like pasta and flours make substitution easy and we use the iddells


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