Cleaning: Some love it, some hate it. I wouldn’t say I love it, but I definitely don’t hate it, I’m somewhere in between. Working from home, I like to think I can achieve things around the house, but it’s not always the case. I’m starting to want to nest but there are some things that I just can’t do any more, like bending over to pick something up off the floor, reaching the taps at the kitchen sink (we have quite deep benches), lifting a basket of wet washing…you get the picture. This means that the majority of the housework falls to Alex, or at least when he’s home to help me, and that’s not always a pleasant experience as he’s usually tired after working all day/week. [Read more…]
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to think how to best celebrate your mum. Unfortunately this year I won’t get to see my mum as I’ll be working, so I’ll have to give her her gift (along with her birthday gift from mid April!) the next time we see each other. I’ll still certainly give her a call on the day, but it’s likely she’ll be working too! It’s also my mum’s first year as a granny now that Ruby (my brother’s little girl) is here, and by the time Mother’s Day rolls around, Ruby will be almost 3 months old. Time goes so quickly. Of course, along with first time grandmothers, and even great grandmothers, comes first time mums like my sister in law. I’ll be in those shoes next year, and Spot will almost be one year old! [Read more…]
Blogging and photography go hand in hand, and quite often it’s the photos that can make or break a blog. Let’s not ignore the fact that product photography can make or break a business, too. The prevalence of social media and blog/product photography means that if you’re lacking in just one area, you could be shooting yourself in the foot. I’m certainly no pro, in fact I’m at the opposite end of the scale, but there is one thing I have learned about photography since wanting to up my game, and that’s the brighter, crisper, and cleaner the image is, the more likely you are to succeed, or at least see increased success in social media reach and/or interaction. You don’t have to have expensive set ups or equipment to help you achieve this aesthetic either. [Read more…]
Following on from my Friday Finds series, I thought I’d share with you some hot party themes for kids straight from the mouths of Aussie mums in some of my networking groups.
Trending Now: Kids Party Themes
As fabulous as Pinterest and Instagram can be for inspiration, sometimes they can project unrealistic expectations to style the perfect party. And, while there are loads of popular party themes around licensed films, characters, and other assorted products, today I want to show you some amazing non-licensed party themes.
I put the call out to members of two of my networking groups for what they consider to be popular non-licensed party themes, and let me say one thing: They did not disappoint! These ladies came at me hard and fast with so many amazing themes that I’ve had to break them into several posts.
All images are published with the permission of the mums who supplied them. [Read more…]
Funnily enough, although this is a pregnancy update, I haven’t written a post about my pregnancy journey thus far. I have shared with you that we are expecting our first baby in July in a few posts (here, here, and here), and if you follow me on Instagram you’ll see my bumpdates (that’s a thing, right?) roughly every fortnight, but that’s all I’ve given you – possibly because our life hasn’t slowed down since finding out last October, rather it sped up. [Read more…]