Thursday, 28 February 2013

So that was Summer...

This was the first summer in a long time where I've felt we took the best advantage of the weather.
I heard today that this was the hottest Australian summer we've had in a long time. SA had the second hottest ever I think.
Now to be honest, it hasn't felt that hot too me however I do spend the majority of my days in an air conditioned office so im probably not the best person to ask! I do know that WA and NSW have had massive heatwaves and I felt for you. I really did.

Summer for us consisted of:

 Lazy Sunday drives stopping for a bevvy or two

Running around in our cutsie widdle boardies

Picturesque beaches right on our doorstep

Playing at said beaches

Hanging with friends on their trampoline

Enjoying Christmas presents

Barbies down the beach

Keeping cool

Dipping rockmelon in beetroot dip....hmm..yep...

Playing with little mates, throwing rocks in the sea

First surfing lessons

and generally enjoying a sense of freedom

 I loved that we spent much more time at the beach this year.

I'm content with our Summer.

How was yours?

Monday, 25 February 2013

Folding towels

Here's a trick I thought of today whilst attempting to tidy up my linen closet...

Folding the hand towel and matching face washers into the larger towel therefore keeping the sets together.

I learnt recently to fold my towels into thirds, creating more space in the cupboard.

 Now all I have to do is grab the set I want and its all included. No more rummaging around trying to find the matching facewasher and hand towel. Its also created more room and smaller piles in those other departments.

Monday, 18 February 2013

2 years ago today....

I married my best friend.

We met at work and were just friends for awhile until he worked up the courage to tell me how he felt.
4.5 yrs later, married and with our little man in tow, I cant believe how blessed I am.
Oh yeah, I was 22 weeks pregnant with the little guy when we got hitched!

My 30th year was my biggest yet. Got engaged on our 2 year anniversary, fell pregnant and therefore planned a wedding in 12 weeks. I really wanted to be married before our son was born. 5 months later we brought Little Man into the world! Dont think you can really beat that!

We got married at beautiful Ayres House. 

It was such an awesome day. We had no hiccups, great weather but I was definitely glad when the planning was all over and I could concentrate on the baby stuff!

 Images by Simmone Edwards Photography.


First babycino experience....loves it

Joining in with Che and Fidel 52 project

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Imagination and Inspiration

I love my imagination. It allows my small, not very inspiring and with a complete lack of storage home become this magnificent, storage options galore, beautifully decorated home without spending a cent! I will get there.... one day. So many projects going on in my head but my budget does not allow it at this stage. So its little bits at a time and my imagination does the rest! Along with the help of some of my favourite blogs and Pinterest

Im loving Yellow and Greys at the moment. And the idea of a picture ledge above the bed
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Im desperately needing to do something with our 'office' / computer space.
Im liking this

and this idea from Jen over at I Heart Organizing using Ikea furniture.
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I like the idea of open and easy storage...but im worried about the dusting and keeping it clean..??
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One of my favourite inspirational rooms of the house is THE KITCHEN. I loooove Kitchens. Functional and full of storage space.
Heres one that might look familiar, from Jade at Super Organiser Mum (unable to link)
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Id love to have an appliance or breakfast nook...
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Oh and a butlers pantry!

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So as you can see, I dont want much! One day I might get one or two of these things for my home but for now its all in my head.

You can view other inspirational images via my pinterest found here.

Hope you also found some inspiration for your imagination!

Monday, 11 February 2013

19 month old you

19 month old you is similar to 18 month old you except you've picked up some new words or sounds and its amazing how much we can understand some of those sounds -come- beginnings of words.

I always thought how tough it was to understand what someone else's child is trying to tell you. You know its important and it definitely makes them but you end up just nodding your head and pretending you know by saying 'yes' , 'thats right' or 'uh hmmm'. But with you, I can sometimes make sense out of your babblings.

: : A new one is 'Me' which translates to Burnie (one of our cats). Not sure what word/name you have for Winnie yet (our other cat). Keeping an ear out for that one.

: : You like to point at things in order to tell us what you want. The other day I ended up spinning round in a circle to work out which way you were actually pointing! You are definitely the first to tell us when we're going the wrong way!

: : You suddenly like going in the car. If I tell you we're going outside to the car, you run to the car door. Its nice not having to struggle getting you in the seat when you thought you were going outside to play.

: :  Over the last month youre not a fan of sleeping at child care, ever since they put you on the mat in the toddler room. The other day you only had 15 minutes. 15 minutes!! And by golly you were a mess when we got home! Im not sure what we can do about it. Im hoping its an adjustment period and it will get better. Lucky you are only there 2 days a week. Please try and get at least an hour. For both our sanity.

: : You're will is getting stronger and I struggle to work out the best discipline for you. At the moment i'm trying to explain the wrong in a strong, firm voice and ignoring when it comes to the physical tantrums. I have to keep reminding myself that I am there to teach you right from wrong and the acting out is merely a sign of your frustration. Youre a smart kid, im sure we'll get there slowly but surely.

: : You love crayons. All of a sudden you like to draw or simply walk around with one in each hand. You like the pink crayon the best :)

: : We can see 2 more teeth coming through.  The one bottom right (next to the eye tooth) is almost through and same position on the left is just breaking through the gum. Ive also felt one coming through the top in the same position. Im amazed you have never been bothered with teething. 

: : You're new favourite book is the BODY book with pictures of all the babies and kids. I think you just like looking at the children and we learn about our body parts.

: : You love real kids too. In the shops, the playground, youre not shy in making new friends. Its so cute to watch and you almost feel jealous at how easy it is to make friends as a child.

19 months and we love you so much. You are just so happy, its infectious and you bring such joy into our lives.



being cheeky with his beloved Seahorse on his 19mth birthday

Linking up with Che and Fidel in the 52-Portrait a week project