Currently

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[Currently in September]

All was going along quite well until we all got sick. I pretty much spent a week in bed / sleeping. These questions are a combination of Prompts from VeggiMumma, Pip @Meet me at Mikes, Amy Tangerine, Kellie Winnell with a couple of my Own thrown in.

Achieved: Watching the complete series of Packed to the Rafters.

Admiring: All of the Kmart / Home inspired pages, wishing my house was that organised.

Anticipating: The excitement of Festival Month.

Blogging: Well it’s still a few days out, but i think i got all of the Blog-Tember posts done

Buying: Brought the new Jimmy Barnes Book, waiting for it to be delivered.

Being: So sick SUCKS

Bookmarking: Houses on realestate.com.au, yes thats how bored i have been

Cooking: Jack’s been going Indian Dishes & 28 Meals.

Considering: getting an Erin Condren Planner

Coveting: A good comfortable chair.

Craving: Some good coffee, being sick its the one thing that i have gone off of.

Creating: Nothing.

Current Kmart Unicorn: Lockers, Egg Chair.

Deciding: What planner to get for next year, i have tried so many this year and none of them worked for me. They all seemed to lack something. So i think i may just bite the bullet and go back to Erin Condren With a Family Kikki K.

Disliking: Being this unwell.

Disappointed: That i didn’t get what i wanted done this month.

Digging: The wrong girl, from what i have seen so far (i watched an advanced preview of it).

Drinking: Lots of Water.

Enjoyed / ing: Not being sick.

Eating: heaps of Indian food, need to kill this bug somehow.

Family Photo] (forgot to take it!): This is the longest that we have gone without taking the family photo.

Feeling: So sick, the flu is gone, but i still have a cough.

Finally: Lost some weight.. Yay Me. pity i had to get so sick to do it.

Following: All the dramas on the Kmart Pages over contact…

Habit: Drinking water.

Happy: That i will be getting out of the house again.

Happening right now. Watching 800 Words

Hoping: That i am well enough to do all of the things that i want to do in October.

Hearing: Forever Country.

Keeping: Up to date with all of the news today by watching the Project.

Location: Home. To sick to go anywhere.

Looking Forward to: Tunes in the Tulips.

Liking: That the only thing thats making me feel better is Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Loving: That there is so many choices on Fetch / Netflix / Presto & Stan of Australian TV Programs.

Listening To:  Forever Country.

Making: Nothing this month.

Main Goal This Week: Organise 28 for coming month.

Marvelling: At how many series i have watched so far this year.

Needing: to get a planner sorted out for the next few months.

Need to Start / Finish: Start a new TV Show, Finish sorting my room out.

Not Digging: Having the flu for so long.

Noticing: How little time i spent on Social media, updating my blog & taking photos whilst i was sick. I had no energy to do it.

Opening: The mail and finding my book early would be a nice thing.

Playing: With my Bellabeat, it doesn’t seem to by syncing properly at the moment.

Planning: All of the great things we are going to do in October

Pondering: Getting a new chair.

Reading:  Well i was hoping to have read Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes, what i have read online has been great, so really looking forward to reading the whole book.

Sorting: The house out slowly.

Sewing:  no…

Snacking: i have eaten so much JUNK this month.

Smelling: with the flu, not so much..

Thinking: That this blog post is a tad long.

TIME: 10:26pm

Waiting: For Kikki K to bring out the new Family Diary.

Watching: 800 Words / The Project.

Wanting: to go shopping.

Wasting: My days away.

Weather: Warm with some rain.

Wearing: Something comfortable.

Wishing: That i could hear properly, just another part of this flu.

What grind’s my Gears: Admin who think that they are gods gift to Facebook.

Wondering:  what exciting things i will get up to in October.

What shows i will watch next month. Looks like some interesting new shows coming. The Wrong Girl, The Secret Daughter, Brock.

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Humans of

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Friday, Sept. 30: // Picture this, you’ve been stopped on the street by the photographer of Humans of New York, and he asks, “What advice would you give to a large group of people?” Share a picture of yourself along with the advice.

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I have been blogging over 11 years now, and the one thing i have learnt and that i could pass onto others is just do it for you. Forget about readership and stats, and all of the other stuff that goes along with blogging. You won’t always have something to say, so don’t push yourself to do a blog post. Use your blog as a space for you to have your say, share your views, moments, memories and all of the fun stuff that life has to offer. But don’t forget you can always learn from the bad days too.  

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Thursday, Sept. 29:

Your Fab Five. Share your favorite bloggers/besties and tell us what you love about them! Share a link and give a shout out.

My favourite go to blogs in no particular order.

  • Constance Hall: Constance tells Motherhood like it is. Whilst i am a mother to a Teenage Daughter, her words are still relatable. Wish i had this sort of advice and knowledge 10 years ago.
  • Em Rusciano is the same, her posts / podcasts always leave me laughing, sometimes crying with laughter.
  • Celeste Barber is the same. her celeb take of photos are hilarious.

 

  • I have been following Chantelle // FMS for about three or 4 years now. I am a regular FMS Photo a Day participant. Have her apps downloaded onto my phone.
  • A beach Cottage. I have often referenced A beach cottage here. I love her style and simplicity.

Ali Edwards, Becky Higgings, Heidi Swapp are crafting blogs that i have been following for many many years, and have often spoken about projects of theirs that i am doing.

 

 

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Top 5 from this year

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Wednesday, Sept. 28: // The top five pictures that illustrate your year so far.

ok so way more than 5, and i could have found more.

img_2037January: This is how we started the year off.

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February: At the Burnie Foreshore. Not long after this our car died, and Jack went off work.

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March // My Birthday

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April // Penny Royal.

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May // Ed, being Ed…

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June // Winter flowers.

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July // Snow Days

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August // Botanical Gardens

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September // A clean house..

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A Memory

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Tuesday, Sept. 27:

Something that made you laugh or cry recently. It could be a video, a picture, a post, a memory. Anything that moved you.

 

This video came up on my Facebook when i was sick last week, i had saved it to watch later, when i did i couldn’t stop watching it. Since downloaded it to my iTunes as well. It is so well made. Pretty much 99% of the singers are favourites. I would love to see an Australian version made.

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Guest Post

day26guestpostMonday 26th September // Let a friend share our space for the day

I asked my daughter Angel Some questions that i found online.

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  • Who’s your best friend? My best friend is Natalie because we have a lot in common.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be an artist when I grow up because I am interested in art.
  • What football team do you support? The football team I support is Fremantle.
  • If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? If I could have one superpower it would be time travel so I could change any mistakes from the past and see my future.
  • What are the five best things about being you? The five best things about being me are that I am my own person I don’t copy and want to be like others I love my personalitys and my hobbies and I like that I am different.
  • What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen? The funniest thing I have ever seen is when I threw something to Ali she would hop run to it.
  • If you had three wishes, what would they be? If I had three wishes they would be to always have a clean bedroom and to also get better at school and to be loved by any animals.
  • What are the best and worst things about mum and dad? The best things about mum and dad are that they help me and listen when I get teased there isn’t any worst things about them
  • Can you name one thing that scares you? One thing that scares me is losing my family and friends
  • What do you do when you’re scared to make it less scary? I either listen to music or I draw or talk about it
  • What’s the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you? The nicest thing a friend has ever done for me is help me talk to teachers about me getting teased
  • Would you rather give up TV, chocolate or friends? Friends
  • Who are your three best role models? My three best role models are my parents and Taylor swift
  • Who’s the worst person in the world? The worst person in the world is Donald trump
  • What does heaven look like? Heaven is filled with angels and white clouds
  • How do you describe me to your friends? A nice caring mum who is there for me when I need it
  • What is the most disgusting thing you can think of? The most disgusting thing I can think of is roadkill because it’s a dead animal just left on the road
  • What is the first thing you can remember? I don’t remember anything from when I was little
  • If you could be anyone in the world for a day, who would it be and why? If I could be anyone in the world for a day it would have to be Taylor swift because she is famous and she’s nice
  • If you could change one law, what would it be? I wouldn’t change any laws they are made for a reason
  • What’s the hardest thing about being a child? The hardest thing about being a child is having to go to school and teachers not noticing you
  • If you could time-travel, where and when would you go? If I could time travel I would travel to the future to go to Paris and live there and own a pug and horses
  • Which five words describe you best – Beautiful kind loveable happy and crazy and which five words describe me best? Beautiful sweet kind awesome and caring
  • What’s the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard? The most amazing thing I have ever heard is hearing that my name has been read out in parliament multiple times
  • What are three things you’ve learnt today? Three things I have learnt today are to get out of my comfort zone to try my hardest and new dance moves.

Thanks Angel, loved you’re answers .

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Review

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Sunday 25th September // Review Something! A place, a book, a service, a product, anything at all.

I had planned to review the new Jimmy Barnes Book that i ordered but it looks like its not going to get here until October, which is a shame, So thats out. In a perfect world i would have the new iPhone 7, but nope not even a glimmer of hope for that one in the next century.  I haven’t been out anywhere due to being so sick all week, if you need a tip one what cold & flu remedies work that i can do LOL..

 

What i can share with you is how much we love going to our local cafe. It is 100% Gluten Free & Paleo inspired. Being that i am on the 28 Program i find this really helpful, and i can adapt the meal plan that i am on to suit.

 

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Recreate

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Saturday 24th September // Recreate an outfit or project from another blogger. be sure to link back to the source.

Capsule Wardrobe

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Whilst no particular person or blogger, this is something that i have been aiming to do for a number of months. It is still a work in progress.

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Family Recipe

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Friday 23rd September // A Family Recipe: (If grandma allows of course)

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This is my late Nan, one thing i remember about her is her cooking. She instilled that in me. There are a few really standout dishes that i will always remember.

Her Pastizzies (Maltese Pasties) Ricotta in Filo Pastry. Any chess or fillings can be added. The link is a similar recipie.

Stick jaws. Which from memory where Toffee’s that where under cooked, they had a translucent look, and a sticky texture.

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This is my Mum. She was a party queen. She was always the life of the party & the Queen of the kitchen. Her go to’s where Sausage Rolls, her secret ingredient was french onion soup, but she also made the most amazing Rum Balls. Growing up my dad was never one to cook, but he started making Egg & Bacon Pie. My brother Daniel now makes the sausage rolls, rum balls, & egg and bacon pie.

 

Me, well i love cooking i just rarely do it these days. I have all of the kitchen tools, and have done the courses, i have just lost interest.

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Spring Favourites

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Thursday 22nd September // Spring Favourites: Share your must haves for this season.

  • Fresh Flowers // If i could i would fit the whole house with fresh flowers and greenery. It just makes the house feel so much more homely.
  • Coffee Dates // One thing that Jack and I like to do is go out for coffee, and really there is no better time than a warm spring day.
  • Sitting outside // This is one of my favourite places to sit and blog, wonder, reflect, read, dream.
  • Going to the local festival & markets and other local events.