Saturday, April 16, 2011

1000 Facebook likers give away!

Well it has been a long time no see on the blogging front hasnt it!

Today i have a good reason to log in, Its time for a give away! As a big thank you to all my facebook followers, all 1000+ of you, i am giving away the item of your choice, plus once a winner has been drawn there going to be a Facebook sale for every one else to enjoy :D

Its a random draw so i am not going to make anyone be clever, creative or witty, just good ole plain lucky. So to be in it to win it all you have to do is leave a comment under this post between now and the 23rd April up till 5pm. I will use to generate a comment number and contact you via the email address used to post the comment.

The winner can choose any item found in any of the folders, other than the SOLD album, though please note some items available now may be sold before the give away is drawn.

Good Luck and thanks for supporting The Dodgy Housewife!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Half way there!

Well, maybe a little further than half way, the bugger is up! I am closer to having my own little room of paradise...
 The back and sides have been stained in a red, but the hardware store has run out of the colour we are using!! Electrician is due this arvo and then theres just the wall lining to go.. what a major effort!  lol  But, it will be worth it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

where oh where can my studio be??

Well it is 6 weeks today and no sign of my studio :(
Its been the longest 6 weeks of my life and i STILL dont have it!!  Not happy Jan!  Theres so much to be done when it gets here, and thats not including the fun stuff...

Well at least i know how I am going to do to some of the shelving.. Check this out...
 Isnt it C.U.T.E! I found it on Crazy Domestic .. The more I look at it the more I love it. And i just happen to have some blank shelves in the garage!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

mmmm chocolate Cake..... All in One bowl cake mix!

This is mine and my families faaavourite chocolate cake. It is so easy to put together as all ingredients go in the bowl all together, using only one bowl , little utensils  and makes a huge cake!

To change things up dont be afraid to throw in some orange zest or Frangelico.. extra yummo

185g butter -soft room temp
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 3/4 cups castor sugar
3 eggs
2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 cup of water

Grease a deep 23cm round cake tin and line with paper, grease paper. Combine soft butter, essence, sugar, eggs, sifted flour, sifted cocoa and water in a large bowl. Beat on low speed with a electric mixer until ingredients are combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for around 3 mins or until mixture is smooth and changed in colour. Bake in moderate oven for about 1 1/2 hours and let stand for 5 mins before turning onto a cooling rack...Ice when cold then watch it disappear!

Now the brood has seen me with the family cookbook they think i am making them cake.. bwwwhahahahahahahahahaa  suckers :P 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

School Holidays.. AGAIN!

HiHo HiHo Its off to mad i go......

Ok, dont get me wrong, i DO love my kids, its just that they have the ability to drive me INSANE during school holidays.. at 9 and 11 you would think they could entertain themselves.. but NO.  I spose the only grace is i dont live in one of the countries that have the whole summer off  : |

Thanks to retromummy i have a banana cake cooking in the oven and it smells DEVINE.. The Dodgy Husband was impressed with the house smelling so good at 9am when he got home from work too, such a win win ;) 

Now that Spring is here my world is coming alive again, with markets coming almost every weekend from 5th Oct onwards. That also brings alot of work to do! But as part of my world coming alive i have decided to add one more challenge to my to do list, and thats A BLOG ENTRY A DAY, at leeaasst for the 2 weeks of school holidays, i can disguise it as "shhhh, mums working" and maybe get some peace whilst im at it :D

Yup, Australia's worse blogger has set the impossible.. hey, no bets on how long it takes to fail :P

Inspired by the melt and mix banana bread recipe tried today, tomorrows post will include the BEST melt and mix chocolate cake EVER... stay tuned, have a great day, and enjoy the sunshine!!

I smell my cake ready... aaahhhhhhhh


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Australias worst blogger.....


no really i think everyday 'update your blog Jo!' and nada ever happens...   I mean its not like i only have a minute to be on the pc each day, to tell the truth i spend waaaayy to much time on the damn pc, so whats my excuse?? I guess i really dont have one... la la la la

Whilst i may be the worst blogger, i do believe i am the best shopper!  lol   And op shops are my favourite... The other day the local op was calling, so i answered, and was rewarded with this insanley adorable 50's sewing table!!

I know i know, the mess!! but, i am working in a space smaller than a broom closet at the moment ... but, dont look at the mess, look at my gorgeous table!  I am in love with it...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Dodgy Housewife ~ Formerly known as Lil SewnSew

Hi and welcome to the blog of JoJo, The Dodgy Housewife!

For a long time now it has been an inside joke that i am well basically a dodgy housewife. more decorative than functional, would much rather be doing ANYTHING than cleaning, i might look the part but thats the extent of it  lol

For the last 30 years (or as long as i can remember) i have been obsessed with the 50's era. I remember my grand mothers beautiful things and vowed they would one day be mine. While i can not pull off the look my self as so many others do fantasticly i enjoy all aspects of style and design form the era.

For the last year and a bit i have been obsessed with sewing.. so combine both of these and The Dodgy Housewife was born!