Thursday, May 10, 2012


I love to shop. 

I actually get a rush when shopping and spending money. I love spending money and when I do I spend ALOT!

I can go for months and months with out shopping. But, when I have a good excuse {change in seasons, losing weight etc etc} I go hard! It's like I make up for the all the months that I haven't shopped.  

Recently, I have had a GREAT excuse! With the recent change in weather and Bella moving out of size 2 clothing and into 3/4 she doesn't have any winter clothes. Perfect!!

Even though Charlotte gets all of Isabella's hand me downs I still buy her new things also.

I know some people who prefer to buy only certain brand name things, or only handmade things from SAHWM, or they never buy from here or there blah blah blah etc etc  I don't have any preference as to what I buy the girls. Pretty much I go with the philosophy if I like it, I buy it! 

On this occasion I headed to my local Westfields childless and went nuts!! 
Some of the items I bought weren't on the website so I have added what I could.

Pumpkin Patch had a GREAT bargain. Buy 1 get the next 50% off PLUS spend over $40 you get a $20 voucher!! If that isn't an incentive to spend lots of money I don't know what is??

Here is a picture board of most of the things I bought Isabella.

One of the things that I like about pumpkin patch is that they have a range of different collections. For example bohemian girl is the range I liked the most this Winter season. It Incorporates the same colour scheme but there is a range of different items available. Different styles of tops, long sleeve and short sleeve, jeans, skirts, dresses etc that all match and inter twine with each other. 

Mothercare does the same thing with the different collections.

I have also been buying some stuff online. I love buying some bargains from Ozsale and Brands Exclusive

I did manage to score some great dresses for the girls from Rock your baby
I bought these dresses for the girls to wear to Kindy! They are perfect. They can wear leggins with them, you can even put a long sleeve shirt under them! Perfect for winter wear as well as Summer wear.
I got 5 for Bella and 4 for Charlotte. Rock your baby was kind to add an extra dress in for Charlotte as a FREE GIFT!! 

Amongst all the spending of money, I usually buy for the girls and not much for Adam and I. The girls and Adam are dressed well but I feel like most of the time I am wearing my daggy Mummy clothes that are always way too big and falling off me. I need to relearn how to dress for my new figure post babies... I just can't seem to get it right!!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Still no baby??

I am such a tragic! I love my gossip websites, blogs and reading about what all the famous people of our world are up too. I have no idea as to why I am so interested but I am.

One person who I have on google alert at the moment is Jessica Simpson.

Remember these pics of her recently doing the rounds of media interviews pre baby??

Well, there is still no word if she has had the baby or not! Latest tweet 22nd of April confirmed she is still preggers.  Can you believe it? Now, I just like any other first time Mummy who puts on ALOT of weight {I gained 40kg +}  hates being told "you must be due any day now" but  you still not due for weeks!!! But... boy oh boy Jessica looked like she was ready to pop!!
It's been almost 2 months since she was doing the media rounds.

I have loved Jessica since watching her reality TV show Newlyweds. Jessica is renowned for saying some of the funniest, yet dumbest things around.

Here is some of the funny and bizzare things that she has been going around saying whilst pregnant.....

1) On Twitter she tweeted "oh my god, y'all. I just had a daydream that my vagina ate a bag of skittles" Omg that is hilarious!!

2) On the Jimmy Kimmel show she said this.... "I feel like I have a bowling ball sitting on my hookah. Apparently I have a lot of amniotic fluid, so whenever my water breaks, it will be like a fire hydrant!"  Don't we all panic and worry about this? I know I was worried about when and where my waters would break. As it turns out they didn't break and even when my Obs tried to break them she couldn't!

3) On Jay Leno she said "I just started calling myself Swamp Ass. Like, I have 'swamp ass' right now. I had major swamp ass because I was wearing these Spanx to hold in my gut. It's like the bayou up in that region."  What the?? At that pregnant, no way you would see me in suck in your tummy undies! 

4) She told the Fashion star this... "I swear, I will croak if she asks me for a pair of Nikes instead of Christian Louboutins!" hahahaha love it!!

Another thing I love about Jessica is the way she loves to do everything OTT {Over the top}! I am alot like that....or so my husband keeps telling me!

Here is a little clip that she posted on her website which has a snapshot of her baby shower.

Even though we know Jessica is having a girl and we know she is calling her Maxwell....I still want to see a some photos!!! Hurry up and have that baby Jess!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


My copy of Bloom by Kelle Hampton arrived yesterday and I am sooo excited to read it!!

If you don't know who Kelle Hampton here is her blog

I first stumbled across Kelle's blog when her birth story of Nella, her second daughter who was born with Down syndrome went viral.

I remember reading that first post; I was up in the middle of the night breastfeeding my youngest daughter Charlotte. I was so touched by Kelle’s words, the tears flowed. I held Charlotte in my arms for at least an hour after she had finished feeding. I just didn’t want to let her go.

Kelle’s writing is so real. Since reading that first post I have been a devoted fan and have fallen in love with her family and in fact her blog makes me feel like I am a part of her family!!  She writes so beautifully and her photos are AMA-ZING!

It had been some time since I had read her blog, due to work, study and family life being so busy.  One of my friends had posted on Facebook that she had bought this book.  When I saw that Kelle wrote a book I knew that it was a must have! I just had to get it.  My copy arrived yesterday and today being ANZAC day, I am hoping to find a quiet moment tonight and begin my journey with her and reading all about Nella’s first year.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Oh my gosh it's been so long since I blogged. I miss it, but life is just so busy and I tend to spend my free time reading blogs rather then writing.

But, I thought that I would start it back up again. Not sure what direction it will be heading it but I thought I would start a post and just go for it!!

I was just surfing around and I came across these photos of Tori Spellings Malibu   home that has been put on the market.

How cute is it??

You can see all the other pics here.  I am a HUGE fan of Tori Spelling. I have actually just bought a few of her books. I can't wait to get stuck into reading them. I have wanted to buy this book, Presenting Tallulah for the girls since I first saw it. And I have finally bought it. Just waiting for them all to arrive now!

Monday, June 6, 2011


Last week a friend of mine posted a link on her Facebook. It read.... 

Ban Live Export

I paused and thought... huh! They export stock when they are alive? That can't be right I thought. I clicked the Link.  I was not warned about what I was going to be viewing so I will warn you. As much as the footage is VERY distressing and upsetting, I think its good for people to open their eyes to this and see what is going on. 

I watched this footage on my own on Friday whilst my girls were napping. And I then watched it with my husband later Friday night. The tears streamed down our faces. How can this be allowed to happen? How can anyone do this to another living being? How can we stop this? We had some many questions.

Thankfully there is two wonderful people doing all that they can to make a difference to these poor animals lives, Animals Australia's Lyn White and RSPCA Australia's Bidda Jones. These two wonderful ladies are doing what they can to fight this and you too can help Take Action by taking only a few minutes to sign the petition here. Animals Australia have current updates on their Facebook page here. It honestly, only takes a short moment and it will make the world of difference to these poor animals. 

When I was a 12 year old girl, I was traumatised by a school excursion to the local abattoir.  I can still see the visions so clearly. They run through my mind like a movie. Each step these live stock took till their death. As a young girl these images not only scared me into becoming a vegetarian but they haunted me. I would constantly have nightmares of what I saw. It was too much for my little eyes to see at such a young age. 

I vowed to never eat meat again, and honestly, I am surprised that my class mates were able to continue on and eat meat let alone lunch time that exact day!!

I can't exactly remember what my parents take was on my becoming a vegetarian. I dare say they thought it was just a phase. I loved, Meat pies, Spaghetti bolognese, Tacos and of course a cheese burger from McDonald's!!

But as the days and weeks went by, I didn't succumb when my Mum cooked her yummy bolognese. Weeks turned into months and months turned into years. I am very proud to say that I have been a vegetarian for 20 years now. 

I will admit there have been times in my life where I didn't like to talk about my choices. I really didn't like to get into the huge debate about it all. I would often say its the taste, I don't like the taste that's why, just so I could go about my day and not have to put up with lectures that all meat eaters would make me endure. 

It is and has always been so uncomfortable when I go out to someones place for a meal. I always have to remind people that I am a vegetarian which I always hate to do.  Not only do I feel rude but I think the host felt like they had to cook me some fang dangle vego meal which really is never the case. I will just eat the vegie part of the meal they plan to serve. In the end I just really stopped going to dinner parties and more opted to dine out with my friends. Much less complicated.

But today I stand up proud to be a vego and who ever doesn't like it can go and jump!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

What I have left....

"A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn. One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness. One for every time you had the hiccups. One for every dream you dreamed within me.
It isn't very pretty anymore. Some may even think it ugly. That's OK. It was your home. It's where I first grew to love you, where I lay my hand as I dreamed about who you were and who you would be. It held you until my arms could, and for that, I will always find something beautiful in it."
I was "unlucky" I got stretch marks when I was pregnant. Strangely enough I didn't with Charlotte, and I figured it was because my skin had already stretched and had them. 
 I just love love love this. Even though I don't really hate my Stretch marks this really makes me love my shiny little stretchies. I guess its really one thing (aside from my girls ... obviously) I have left to remind me of the time my little princesses were in my Belly. That I... ME created such beautiful little people. I AM AMAZING!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Are you like me?

It seriously amazes me how my house can go from clean house to trashed house in less then 30 mins! When my girls are up that's it. I spend my entire day cleaning up after them both. From packing away toys that have been played with to paint on the table, hands and faces, to food splattered around the place. It really never ends.

Some days Most days I just ignore it and sing and dance with my girls, play hide and seek, craft, read books and just bum around with them. But then, once they are in bed, it's time to put my house back together again *sigh* I actually forget what its like to not have to clean the entire house everyday. Pre baby days it was a 1 hour job on a Saturday morning to clean the entire house. Now its hours and hours on end all day every day.

Bella great at packing her toys away. She definitely needs to be in a good mood when I ask her though. She is very proud of herself when its all done. She puts everything away in the right spots too, which I love! Books on the book case toys in their right toy barrel, bikes where the bikes live, Lego's in their boxes. Is this the making of a clean freak? I hope so, well maybe not a freak as such.

Now I just need to train the Husband!! HA!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Osama bin laden


My Dad was in the Army, he is now retired. Growing up with my Dad in the forces was hard. Not only personal challenges of travelling from school to school, house to house, but I always lived with the fear that one day he would have to go off to war. Thankfully, my Dad didn't have to go off to war as such, but that's another story.

I thought I would take a moment to weigh in on the discussion about Bin Ladens death and share my thoughts.

It was a public holiday here in Queensland. We had the TV on the kids channel whilst my Husband and I got on with the housework. Once the kids were in bed and it was time for us to put our feet up and have some lunch and watch TV, the news was all over the TV. Every single Channel {besides the kids channel}. We just looked at each other, dumbfounded. Wow Osama bin laden is really dead. They got him was the looks on our face. Then BAM! Just like that it hit me and I could see it hit Adam too. That sick feeling as we watched the footage of the Americans celebrating in the street.

Yes I believe its a good thing that this horrible man is now not alive and not in charge of Al-QaedaIt's left the world with one less evil person but there are hundreds if not thousands more like him.

For me I feel his death is a cause for concern.  I think we can all be 99% sure his death will be avenged only on a much larger scale. {We would be stupid to think that there wasn't a plan in place if he was ever killed}. More so now that pictures of the public in USA have been splashed all over the news celebrating a death like it's the greatest thing in the world. Why not just poke a bear with a pointy stick? A little bit of dignity goes a long way. The behaviour that's been on the news would be vilified if for example it was a bunch of "terrorists" celebrating the loss of lives after 9/11. Remember we often create our enemies by our behaviour.

Then there is the whole conspiracy theory about whether he really is dead. And the USA looking at releasing a photo as proof...

What's next for the world?

I do hope that this means the end of Al-Qaeda and we can all move past this and begin to all live in this world as harmonious as possible.


Hi Everyone...

just popping in to say Hello! I have been spending my nights being distracted by plans of my daughters Naming day and a few other things that have been going on. I am happy to say that now the Naming day is over I am free now to spend more time on my little blog.

I hope everyone has been well... I am off to catch up on what has been happening in blogland the last few months!!!

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