So Much Washing, So Much Pink.

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I swore that I would not have heaps of pink for Isla. I was wrong, she is adorable in pink and pastels – what was I thinking. Not sure that my motherly hormones have kicked in or that I have just accepted that I have a cute little girl who seems to have plenty of pink in her wardrobe.  Last week I had to buy a few extra outfits to get us to the ’00’ mark and yes I bought light pink long sleeved numbers. Am I going mad?

My hats go off to all the folk who live in rural Australia who have only tank water to do their washing. My goodness kids can make a right mess. With three of us now in the house it seems that we are washing every other day. The tank level is going down, though I hope that we get some steady rain this year to keep them from running dry.

Roy installed our brand new washing line the week she was born so we could handle the new washing load size. Its much better than using our fold out clothes dryer thing and our chairs on the verandah to dry everything. I love anything that helps to make our lives easier and a simple clothes line did the trick for me.

How often do you do the laundry? I am now doing a load every two days.

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Last week Roy and I were lucky enough to spot an echidna on our farm. The little fella was fleeing from our chooks and hid himself in a pile of rocks near our chookpen until the safety of night came so he could make his escape. We are one of the few properties who don’t have dogs so we get a lot of wildlife coming through.

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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at www.lizziemoult.com.
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6 Responses

  1. I was determined not to dress my daughter in pink as well, but she didn’t get hair for ages so when I would take her out people would comment on my lovely son. Also, as you said, there are so many cute things in pink that it is hard to resist. You know what happens though is they start to grow up and make their own choices, so when I was trying to buy her pink clothes as few years ago she refused to wear them. Now, at 12, only certain shades of pink can be worn. At the end of the day they become their own person and dress how they want, irrespective of what we initially put them in so don’t worry about fighting the pink 🙂
    As to the wyandottes, if you are looking for eggs bad choice. If you are looking to breed, excellent choice. The damn chickens go broody if you look at them sideways so lay very few eggs, but apparently make excellent mothers. Ours is purely for egg production so we are getting rid of it because it never lays.

  2. I was determined not to dress my daughter in pink as well, but she didn’t get hair for ages so when I would take her out people would comment on my lovely son. Also, as you said, there are so many cute things in pink that it is hard to resist. You know what happens though is they start to grow up and make their own choices, so when I was trying to buy her pink clothes as few years ago she refused to wear them. Now, at 12, only certain shades of pink can be worn. At the end of the day they become their own person and dress how they want, irrespective of what we initially put them in so don’t worry about fighting the pink 🙂

  3. I’m impressed that you’re on one load every two days! I’m lucky if I only do one load in a day. They’re totally worth it though aren’t they? I have washing and folding down to a fine art although I’m pretty lazy with hanging it out.

  4. I’m doing roughly 3 loads of washing a week, the nappies make us do it! I actually bought heaps of pink, because we were having a girl, even though I said I wouldn’t. I’ve since given it all away.

  5. Heck, there are only two of us and we probably do washing every other day! But we have very efficient appliances, so don’t use that much water. And we don’t wait until we have a full load. Still probably a bit wasteful, though. Anyway, pink is a great color, so enjoy it!

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